With a degree of sadness we must announce the discontinuation of three of our servers. Rainbowdash, Rarity, and Twilightsparkle. They were our original servers and the ones PonyIRC were founded on and which evolved into the PonyChat that you know today. Changes within staff have resulted in a strong reduction in budget for services. The three aforementioned servers are our most expensive and therefore must go.
As a result tonight around midnight there will be a net-split as these servers are removed from service. Those connected directly to one of these servers will need to choose a new server to connect to from now on.
Applejack, Fluttershy, and Pinkiepie will remain online and will be valid choices for direct connection should users wish. Users connecting via a more general address such as irc.ponychat.net will automatically be reconnected to a valid server after a brief disconnect.
PonyChat remains committed to bringing you the best pony and mlp themed IRC available anywhere, with the most professional and friendly staff. We see these events as needed to ensure this level of quality can continue. Do not worry as the remaining servers are more than enough to handle our users for the foreseeable future.
As a side issue these changes have resulted in the loss of our IRIS web-chat feature. We hope to have this resolved soon if possible.
From all of the staff we thank you for making PonyChat possible, for being awesome users, and for continuing to trust in us!