I see IRC.
Flying Lab announced their official IRC channel for Pirates of the Burning Sea today. You can log in and chat with the rest of the community, as well as developers.
We have an official community IRC channel for fans of Pirates of the Burning Sea. The channel is home to a lively community, and always welcomes new people. Chatters include members of the development team as well as community members.
For more info and access instructions, head to the Burning Sea website.