TMW NOW USES A WEB BASED REGISTRATION PROCESS
Go here to register: http://themanaworld.org/registration.php
You CANNOT register in game/with the client, you must use the above link.
TMW has recently come under various attacks by individual(s) utilizing automated character creation tools to lag the server and flood individuals. Due to these attacks, in game character creation has been disabled, and all registration is now handled via the registration web page (see above). If you have any problems creating a character, please join the official freenode.net room #themanaworld and ask for help.
If you need help connecting to IRC, please look at the following links:http://java.freenode.net//index.php?channel=themanaworldhttp://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=747
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