IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a network protocol that allows people from all around the world to chat with each other in real time.
To connect to IRC you can download an IRC client, such as mIRC, or chat directly from a web browser by using a webchat site. The first thing you must do when connecting to IRC is to select which network you want to connect to. Currently all Elma related channels are on the network IRCNet. A webchat for IRCNet is XS4ALL.
The main Elma channels are:
- #across - Main channel, named from the first version of Elma, Action Supercross
- #ballelma - The official channel for Belma. Results from Belma battles were pasted here by the belma server irc bot. The channel is still available, but it's pretty dead now.
- #battle - The channel for Elma Online. Go here if you have any questions that aren't answered in this wiki. There is a bot here too, but so far it's only a provisionary one that only announces new battles.