So the unexpected happened, I'm deprecating the custom Flashii chat in favour of a Discord server. You can find the invite link here (if you're logged in, that is).
My reasoning behind switching to Discord is that I won't have to focus on chat development anymore and can do other stuff instead while still having a fully complete chat service. Also the fact that it's a more global service rather than a subdomain on a niche community which helps people stay in touch in the long term. I also set up a few webhooks that trigger on site events which is pretty cool!
If you have any questions or suggested don't hesitate to fire them at me!