We have a Discord server since few days and it will replace the old IRC channel for us. It should be a lot better way to communicate with other players, post trade offers or find a group to play with. And of course to get some help from game staff. I've announced it in game and some players joined it already (around 50 until now).
Here's a link to join it: https://discord.gg/qj4wVv7
You can use it in browser, but there are applications for PC, iOS, Android devices and they are quite good.
Discord also has voice channels if you need them.
Also, I replaced IRC link at the top of forum page to make it easier.