The team have moved into IRC (Internet Relay Chat) to chat there with the public about Pirates Online Rewritten. This is a tutorial on how to use Kiwi IRC.
Go to kiwiirc.com.
Click the "Try ME :)" button.
Type in a nickname in the box and change the channel to #piratesonlinerewritten.
Click on the Server and network button and type in the server as "irc.gamesurge.net" and the port as 6667. Leave SSL unchecked.
Click "start" and wait for IRC to connect.
Kiwi IRC should connect and you will automatically join the channel #piratesonlinerewritten.
You have joined the channel! Here is an image of someone who successfully joined.