today between 11am and 2pm GMT we deployed the new IRC server.
The disruption was planned to last only a couple of minutes, but sadly we had some issues getting everything back together.
The IRC server should now be running as usual and, most importantly, the connection limit has been changed to allow up to 3000 simultaneous clients which should mean an end to the weekend congestion.
After we adapt the setup and configuration of the server based on the lessons learned today, there will be another update. Expect that to come in a couple weeks.
Thank you for your patience and enjoy the new IRC!
— Sheeo and OpressiveDuke