IRC In the Launcher
Internet Relay Chat in Odalaunch. Benefits for this include live tech support and a means of finding players without idling in a server for a long time. It can link to #odamex on quakenet.
As of r5110, the launcher includes a button to connect any irc client installed on the system using the irc:// protocol to #odaplayers on quakenet
The launcher will detect the situation of the user not having an irc client installed and will show a message dialog asking if they want to get one (HexChat currently)