I always wondered why there's no chat included in the forums instead of going to the IRC channel.
Embedded IRC? Is that a thing?
I've added an embedded client for now for testing, it is located at the bottom of the Chat page HERE.
All you have to do is choose a nickname, and click start. Can't be simpler than that.
If you need to change the server (due to country restrictions, or other problems), you can find a list of them HERE.