In Game CommunicationReturn to: Communication
|In Game Communication|
|By Petra Fyde, May 2010|
|In Game Chat System | Communications Crystals | Party System|
There are a number of ways to communicate within the game. This page deals with ‘face to face’ communication and messages between guild and alliance members. Other forms of communication are covered in the pages linked above.
‘Face’ to ‘Face’ Communication
To speak to someone visible to you in game, simply type in the game screen. The words will appear as you type them along the bottom edge of the screen, and above your character’s head when you press the ‘enter’ key. This can be seen by anyone on the same screen. Additional keystrokes allow you to yell, whisper or emote.
Prefixing your words with an exclamation mark, followed by a space, allows you to yell. This can be ‘heard’ up to a screen and a half away (e.g.”!” “space” “GUARDS”).
Prefixing your words with a semi colon, followed by a space, allows you to whisper. This can be ‘heard’ only by someone standing within one tile of you. (e.g. “;” “space” “psst, look behind you”).
Since emotions can not be conveyed by facial expression or voice inflection an emote is used. Type a colon, followed by a space (e.g. “:” “space” “smiles”). This will appear above your head in a different color to that selected for speech and between asterisks: *smiles*.
The enhanced client has two settings, the following commands are for the setting ‘legacy chat on’. For ‘legacy chat off’ precede each command by pressing the ‘enter’ key.
Precede your message with slash+s followed by a space (e.g. “/s” “space” “Good morning”).
Precede your message with slash+y followed by a space(e.g. “/y” “space” “GUARDS”).
Precede your message with slash+w (e.g. “/w” “space” “look behind you”).
Precede your message with slash+e (e.g. “/e” “space” “smiles”).
- To speak to the members of your party through ‘party chat’ precede each message with a slash, followed by a space (e.g. “/” “space” “meet at the crossroads”).
- To speak to any online guild mates through ‘guild chat’ precede each message with a back slash, followed by a space (e.g. “\” “space” “return to the guild house”).
- To speak to a member of your alliance through ‘alliance chat’ (which will also include guildmates of course) precede each message with shift + backslash, followed by a space (e.g. “shift+\” “space” “who’s online?”).
As above, for ‘legacy chat off’ add ‘enter’ before each command.
- To speak to party members precede your message with slash+p, space (e.g. “/p” “space” “meet at the crossroads”).
- To speak to a guild mate precede your message with slash+g, space (e.g. “/g” “space” “meet at the guild house”).
- To speak to an alliance mate precede your message with slash+a, space (e.g. “/a” “space” “who’s online?”).
In both clients frequently used words and phrases can be set as a macro and mapped to keystrokes. An example of a phrase that might be set in this way is ‘I wish to lock this down’.
Last modified: November 3, 2011