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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Basic IMC information | What is IMC?

A quick introduction to IMC's mission parameters.

IMC is a chat site by and for chatters. It is a free, not-for-profit system that is maintained by the donations of people like you. No advertising money is used to support the site, and we want to keep it that way.

Where did IMC come from?
IMC was created in the wake of the death of WBS.net, a highly-regarded ad-driven chat system that had a thriving gamer population. In 1999, WBS.net was shut down by its parent operation, the Go Network (now also defunct!). With very little time or resources, we created IMC to fill what we felt was a gap in the on-line chat universe.

Who uses IMC?

The main focus of IMC is people who are interested in role-playing games. The structure of the chat rooms is set up to reflect this: each room is a different world or settings.

What is IMC not?

IMC is not a general "meet-and-greet" chat site; its focus is role-playing games. It is also not a "hot tub" or sex-chat site. Even though some of the environments in IMC are labeled "M" for mature players, that does not imply that any explicit activities are taking place.

IMC is also not an MMORPG like World of Warcraft or City of Heroes. There are no 3D graphics or automated gameplay; the environment uses mainly text (and occasional static graphics) to drive the imaginations of its users.

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