How do you connect to the IRC channel anyway? Can someone please provide detailed instructions (Maybe even with pictures if you are that awesome) on how to connect and join??? I keep looking around threads and they skip so many steps? How do you do all this command stuff, I am totally confused!
You click this link.
@obscurehero made it the simplest you ever could. I use HexChat (configured with a bouncer) for mine.
@Ivan has a nice tutorial on quickly setting up your IRC client: