I stopped playing regularly last year when that whole beta combat thing was out, and now that the EoC is out, the game is terrible. I don't like the system and probably will never get back into the game.
This is gonna sound nerdy, but I used to be big into Runescape F2P clanning. Not sure if you've heard of RS, but yeah, we used Vent and TS all the time and I still do. I talk to all my old friends from my clan on there. I also use IRC all the time, too.
I'm not, either, but I've been interested in trying it out lately. It seems so confusing, though. There's some online server you can do it on and you build your team and you have to strategize and stuff, and I'm just not good at that stuff. :\