Back in September, it was announced that we opened up an IRC channel. For those who don't know, IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat.
The reason for our move is because IRC is more reliable than wikia chat and the only connection issues with IRC would be your own connection issues, not the server. With IRC, anyone can join the chat so an account is not required, though it'd be smart to register your nick.
For more information on IRC, See: MakeShift's blog
You can also download any IRC app on your mobile device, just be sure to join the freenode server.