IRC is an acronym for "Internet Relay Chat".

WoW has been described as an RPG wrapped around an IRC client because so many of its slash commands and chat concepts are lifted from IRC (including, some would say, the atmosphere). The syntax for emotes, joining and parting a channel and ignore are all familiar to IRC users.

For more information about IRC, go to

See also

UI channels

The WoWWiki channel is not the best place to ask UI questions - we suggest the following:

List of WoW-related channels by IRC server


  • #WoW - For World of Warcraft users only.
  • Try Now! - For Web Users

Freenode (


Data Vertex (

GameSurge (

Blitzed (

EnterTheGame (

Quakenet (

Stratics (


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