Im renting out a ventrilo server that you all can use for in-game chat... Its based out of Chicago and holds 25 people (I'll increase it if need be). Use it as you wish. Ventrilo is mainly used for voice chat, so you would need a mic/speakers. But there is a text chat function as well.
There is one rule, however, Do Not Be Annoying, follow that and your in the clear.
Download the ventrilo client software here:http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php
There is three arrows at the top (after youve downloaded the software), the first is your username, second is the information you need to enter (found below), you dont have to do anything with the third arrow if you do not want to.
Use this information to connect to the server...
Server name: muffin
Server Hostname: chicago.vent4rent.com
server port: 3089
there is no password...
If you have problems, post them up here, ill help you get it set up.