What Happened to the Chat Room?

It's been YEARS since I last logged in here, so undoubtedly I missed a lot, but can anyone tell me what happened to the Chat Room? I tried to access it, but it won't work without Adobe Flashplayer, which is no longer available for download Disappointed

Does this mean that the ASN Chat Room is (and has been, for however long) inaccessible?  Is there a  workaround to get into chat, or do we need a new Chat Room that doesn't depend on Flashplayer?