I beseech you on behalf of IRC users anywhere.. don't do it.
You'll be introducing people onto IRC who will have no idea about how IRC works at all! If people have to figure out how to configure their client themselves at least they get SOME knowledge of something..
I dunno, I'm just getting tired of idiots. Especially RO players who join network staff channels and say "The server is down." (This makes everyone look around, wondering what server went down, and then we find out he's talking about some damn game. Arr.)