The old server is now down; if you connect to chat.nightscrawlers.com (port 6000 or port 6667 - default for IRC clients) or go to http://chat.nightscrawlers.com/
you should have no trouble connecting to the new server.
Some nice things about the new server:
- Much better technical infrastructure; not exactly making a service-level agreement here, but I anticipate no downtime going forward except in the theoretically impossible case of catastrophic hardware failure affecting the whole cloud.
- You can now log in to your registered nickname via the Web interface successfully.
- WIth any IRC client you can specify a password used connecting to the server and it will be passed to NickServ. No need to set up any commands to run on connect.
- If you wish to connect via SSL you can do so either using STARTTLS on port 6667 or by connecting to port 6697.
Let me now if you have any questions or experience any issues. I'm hoping to revamp the client guides sometime soon.