The chat window is in the lower left corner by default. This is where a player talks (types) in local, kingdom, village (when a citizen on a deed), and private messages (PM). To close a private conversation or kingdom chat, click the small X in the upper right corner of the window. Local chat cannot be closed.
- The chat window's shortcut key is t.
- Some of the ichat windows may be disabled via the profile window.
- The purple start-up messages displayed when connecting to the game may be disabled via the profile window.
Local is a channel for players within about 320 meters (80 tiles) radius from your position. The local channel is close to free speech, but you may not use offensive language, such as racist, sexist, and homophobic comments, or talk about illegal drugs or substances. Both Blacklighters and Whitelighters can talk here. It is possible for players to be within the 80 tile radius and not appear in the list of names if they are stealthed or inside a mine, upon walking into the mine of where a player is located the local distance is then lowered to 20 tiles. Note that if you do not want to receive messages from a certain player, use (/ignore <name>) to stop their comments from being seen.
Whether a member of Jenn-Kellon, Horde of the Summoned, Freedom, or Mol-Rehan, kingdom chat is a way for a player to speak to all online members of the same kindom on the same server. To talk in kingdom when the window isn't open, use /shout: "/shout Look out for the truck!" It is toggled by managing the setting in your profile.
Global chat is used to talk across the several maps on a cluster to people belonging to your kingdom. If located on Freedom it will be listed as GL-Freedom and as MR on Epic GL-Mol Rehan. It is toggled by managing the setting in your profile. To send a message, use /gshout <message>.
The Community Assistant Help chat is available on all servers except for Chaos on the Freedom cluster and Elevation on the epic cluster. You may ask questions in this channel, or answer questions asked by other players. If a Community Assistant is currently online on your server, their name will appear in the list on the right-side of the panel. An empty list should not discourage asking questions as a CA may be online on a different server, as well as helpful players that may also know the answer to your question.
On the epic cluster, each home server has its own CA Help. On the Freedom cluster, CA Help is grouped as follows:
- Independence (Ind), Deliverance (Del), Exodus (Exo), and Celebration (Cel) are grouped together.
- Xanadu (Xan), Pristine (Pri), and Release (Rel) are grouped together.
You may toggle CA Help by managing the setting in your profile.
The Trade chat tab is a global chat used for advertising your intent to sell (WTS), buy (WTB), trade (WTT), or desire to price check something (PC). Only messages that begin with the abbreviations WTS, WTB, WTT, or PC are displayed in the chat window. When replying, you may use @<Playername> which will send a message to the tab that can only be seen by that player. You may also use a private message to reply. You can toggle this tab on and off in your profile settings.
- Blue text colour indicates that a player is on the same server as yourself.
- A darker blue text colour indicates that a player has mentioned your name.
If a member of a village, the village chat can be opened using /village, followed by the message. All members of a village who are currently logged in will get the messages sent here.
Alliance chat is seen by all villagers that live in a city belonging to an alliance. Upon server login it automatically comes up with your local chat.
Right-click someone and select Team-up. This will open a seperate chat channel. See team for details.
To talk to only one player, use /tell or /t. For example:
/tell [Player Name] Hello, can you help me? /t [Player Name] Hello, can you help me?
To ignore somebody, use /ignore, followed by their name. Unignoring is accomplished the same way: /ignore (without a name) shows a list of ignored players (if any).
Private message alert sounds may be controlled via the settings, under the sounds tab, where you can enable a sound alert when you receive a message. It is disabled by default. This sound will play at the moment a tab starts flashing red. If a tab is already flashing red and you receive another PM on that tab, it will not play the sound again.
You may manage private message settings in your profile.