I have just set up an IRC channel for general help and live discussions. I registered the channel under my nick, but I can transfer ownership if required.
On freenode.net, join #risingworld
I personally use X-Chat since it's opensource, thus not bloated with viruses and other bloatware, and very light. There's a bot in permanence in the channel, and I'll be there most of the time, but probably away. Be patient