Now now, I know what you'll say: "There's nothing wrong with IRC!" And you'd be correct!
But IRC is for old people. So, for all the youngsters that refuse to get off my goddamn lawn, I decided to create a Discord server. I won't be necessarily very active myself on it myself, but I will receive and look at my @mentions and check from time to time. All of the admin team (Team XENA) will be available on IRC, and most of us should be on Discord too.
Why did it take so long?
It took this long for Discord to get its shit together when it comes to notifications. It looks like I can finally get @mentions on there for what really matters without having to mute everything