If IRC is multiplayer Notepad, then Subspace/Continuum is multiplayer Asteroids. (Skip to about 3:00 for gameplay, best seen fullscreen or expanded view on the youtube site.) Anybody interested in playing? This video only shows the server I usually play on, it's a low-munitions one-shot-one-kill type of server (based around capture the flag). The others tend to give you access to all the weapons/upgrades and are faster-paced, those can get a little crazy and the amount of stuff you get is a little overwhelming at first so I recommend Trench Wars to get the basics down (and to hammer in energy conservation).