One of the features added to the Ambrosia release of Ares was support for Scott Kevill's GameRanger. Simply launch GameRanger, create an account on your first visit, then use the information you receive to Login. You can chat with other gamers, see who is logged on, or play against players from across the globe. For more info on how to use GameRanger, go to http://www.GameRanger.com/help/
To join a game of Ares, scroll through the games listed in the Action/Arcade game room until you find one you want to join, then select Join Game from the Chat Menu. To start a game, select Gather Game...from the Chat Menu, then simply wait for someone to join your game.