LOTRO-Stratics IRC Channel
For those of you who wish to chat with your fellow players outside of the game, Stratics maintains an IRC channel for it’s Lord of the Rings Online portal.
The server info is as follows:
United States – Colorado
United States – Missouri
Europe – France
Once connected simply type /join #lotro and you are good to go.
If you want to use a web based java client Stratics has you covered as well. Simply go to http://chat.stratics.com/sponsoredchat.html and enter the information required and pick #Lotro from the list of channels.