The handbook for new journeyman of the Dark Brotherhood... Contents
Chat/IRC Guide using mIRC
The handbook for new journeyman of the Dark Brotherhood...
mIRC is a chatting program that the Dark Brotherhood uses to communicate with all of its members. Everyone from the very leaders of the Dark Council to the everyday members like you and me use mIRC. mIRC is very much like MSN, AIM, or Yahoo, except you can chat with many different people all at once.
The Dark Brotherhood encourages new members to use mIRC for a wide variety of reasons:
- It’s a great way to get to know your clanmates and leaders and make friends.
- It’s one of the best ways to get the latest news and information about your House or Clan.
- It’s an excellent way to find opportunities for getting promotions, awards, and getting recognized by your peers.
- It’s the best way to organize multiplayer games like Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, Battlefront, X-Wing Alliance, SW Galaxies, SW Galactic Battlegrounds, etc. with other members of your house and clan.
When I first learned about the Brotherhood, mIRC was the key to my success very early on as a member of my clan. I made many friendships, some of which still exist today, many years later. This is the case for many members of the Dark Brotherhood. One's success in the Brotherhood is generally measured by whether or not that person uses mIRC. If you begin to learn how to use mIRC and hang out in our chatting areas on a regular basis, you will be well on your way toward sharing the same success as a new member of your clan.
This manual is designed to show you how to get mIRC and how to start using it as soon as possible.
To download mIRC, go to http://www.mirc.com/get.html (opens new window)
You should see a page that looks like this:
There are several download sites that you can choose from. Choose any of the links that say, for example: “mIRC 6.16 in Illinois” They are all the same file. You may want to choose the location nearest you for a faster download speed.
Once you click on a link, if you’re using Internet explorer on Windows XP, you may get a window that looks like this:
Click “Save” and then choose a location where you want to save your file. I generally like to save things to my Desktop:
Now, click save again.
By now, you have finished downloading mIRC. The next step is to install it. From your desktop (or wherever you saved the file), run the program. You might get a window that looks like this:
You may or may not go this window, depending on your operating system. You can trust mIRC! Click Run. If you don’t get this window, go to the next step. Now you will get a window that looks like this:
Click next to begin the installation process. You will see a window that looks like this:
Read the agreement if you want. You can continue to evaluate mIRC long after the trial period has expired! Click Yes. You will then see a window like this:
You don’t need to change any of these options. I generally just click “install.” Once you click install, this window appears. Just wait until mIRC has finished installing...
Yay! When you're done installing, you should see this:
Now, all you need to do is check the box “Launch mIRC” and then click “Finish” Now, mIRC will load.
You do not need to put in your actual name or e-mail address. Just type something random here. You do need to choose a “Nickname” though. You can use your DB name if you want. Next, I have boxed in purple something called “Servers.” Click on this, and you see the window will change to what I’ve displayed below:
From the drop down list called “IRC Network” choose “Undernet.” You may need to scroll a long way. It’s near the bottom.
Then, from “IRC Server,” Choose “Undernet: Random EU server” from the dropbox if you are in Europe, or choose “Undernet: Random US server” if you are in the United States. Once you have made your selections, click the “Connect To Server” button which I have boxed in purple.. Now, the window you were just at disappears and you see the main IRC status window (I've displayed this below):
You will connect very shortly. If you can't connect, try a different undernet server - just type: /server us.undernet.org in the status window and it will connect you.. Once you are connected, you’ll see a window that looks like this:
If you want, you can add, delete and join channels (chat rooms) from this window. Go ahead and type #DB in the textbox at the top and click the "Join" button which I have boxed in purple. Once you click "Join," you will see a window that looks like the one below - you might have a different list of people on the right, but some of the names might be the same! :):
#DB is the Dark Brotherhood's main channel. Members of all of the clans can hang out here. However, you might be interested in joining the clan channel where you hold membership (or will soon hold membership).
Here is a list of clan channels of the Dark Brotherhood:
|Clan Naga Sadow||#Naga_Sadow|
|Clan Scholae Palatinae||#Scholae|
You might also find these channels useful if you like multiplayer gaming:
|Antei Combat Chamber||#ACC|
|Dark Brotherhood Player's Association||#DBPA|
|Dark Brotherhood Gaming||#DBGaming|
The following channels belong to each of the orders of the Brotherhood. When you join the Brotherhood, you become a member of one of these orders:
|The Krath Order||<no room currently available>|
|The Obelisk Order||#Obelisk|
|The Sith Order||#Sith|
If I wanted to join the channel called #Obelisk, all I need to do is type is:
/join #Obelisk in any of my active IRC windows.
Every week, the DB holds a trivia event in #ShadowAcademy. There, you can compete with other members to answer questions that range from general knowledge about Star Wars, the Dark Brotherhood, or just about any other topic the creator of trivia wants to quiz. Earning first or second place in a trivia event can earn you a Legion of the Scholar (LS). You can read about that and other Dark Brotherhood medals here: http://codex.darkjedibrotherhood.com/awards.html
When conducted on IRC, the answers are sent in the public channel. The first person to answer the question correctly gets the point(s). From time to time, it is necessary for trivia to be hosted off the message board. If that is the case, review the post for specific details on submitting your answers.
There are 15 questions each week, usually broken down into 3 groups of 5 (though other combinations may occur). Each group gets harder, and the point values go up for each group, starting with 1 point questions, and going up to 3 points.
This event is held on Saturdays at 1 PM EST on the Undernet in channel #ShadowAcademy. Time zone conversations below:
|USA Times||European Times|
The Dark Brotherhood also has a java-based web IRC applet available at http://www.darkjedibrotherhood.com/dbjedi/irc
Now you can join any of the major channels of the Dark Brotherhood. Just type text and press enter to chat with people. If you have any questions for anyone, just go ahead and ask. Most are very willing to help out! This is a great time to talk to others and introduce yourself to other members of the Brotherhood or your clan. Stick around as long as you’d like.
Using IRC often is the best way to get noticed and meet other members of your clan. You can get plenty of information from people in your clan channel, and hanging out there or in the Order or Gaming channels is a great way to stay active and participate in the Brotherhood!
Now that you've come this far, I strongly suggests you take a course at the Shadow Academy called "IRC Basics." You can access it by doing the following:
- Go to the Shadow Academy website:
- Click on "General Studies" on the left toolbar.
- The center window changes. Scroll down and click on "IRC Basics Notes"
- It's only 6 pages, but it gives you a good overview of the basics of mIRC. You can choose to take the exam if you want. If you do take the exam, you can also use the notes as a reference while taking it.
Good luck! And I hope to see you on IRC!
Lord Aristan Dantes, Dark Lord of the Sith
Grand Master of the Dark Brotherhood
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