Ventrilo is a program which provides both text and voice chat. Ventrilo can be downloaded here for both Windows and Mac. You must have at least 25 posts before requesting a username/password to Ventrilo, and may be granted one at the moderators' discretion.
Server Hostname or IP: vent49.gamespeak.com
PM Oaky or Ingrid in grids or Hive to request a Ventrilo login/password.
(Note: It could take up to a day to get your password. Patience is a virtue.)
Who is on Vent? Take a look here.
What are the rules of Ventrilo?
One should try to abide by the same general rules as the forum, however because we can not guarantee that a mod is present at all times we can't promise the same regulation. Typically, if one abides by common sense social courtesy, you'll never have a problem.
Some areas of note are:
-Racism, anti-antisemitism, and general hate speech toward minorities will not be tolerated. Even if a moderator isn't present, it is something that is heavily frowned upon by the vent community and does get reported.
-Consider that some users may browse from work, so don't link anything that could get them in trouble.
-DO NOT abuse Vent features: Do not "Page User" over and over. Do not log in and out over and over. Do not repeatedly hop in and out of channels in quick succession. These actions generate both audible noise spam, and sometimes chat spam.
What does "Server is not responding" mean when I try to log in?
That either means 1) The server is down or 2) your IP/Hostname was entered incorrectly. If this is your first time logging into ventrilo, please check all of your IP and Port numbers very closely for errors. Ventrilo is rarely down, so this should be an error with the IP address most of the time.