Server-Wide Custom Chat Channels
Have you ever wanted to create a place to chat for your various social circles, allied guilds, or real world friends? Now you can! By creating a custom chat channel, you can communicate with other players across your server in your chat window.
What are chat channels?
Custom chat channels allow other players on your server to text-chat with you, even if you're not in the same guild, party, or zone.
- Channels are public and available to anyone who knows the name of the channel.
- When you join a channel, it will indicate how many other users are in the channel.
- Remember that if you do not type the name of an existing channel correctly, you could accidentally create a seperate chat room!
- You can participate in up to four custom chat channels per character.
How to create a channel
Create your chat channel using the command /joinchannel <name>
Example: /joinchannel Alliance
Remember that rooms are case sensitive, and be sure to spell your channel right! A typo will create a seperate room than the one you intended to join.
How to talk in a channel
To send your initial message to the channel, enter:
/userchat <channelname> <your message>
/uc <channelname> <msg>
Example: /userchat Alliance Hi everyone!
Example: /uc Alliance Hi everyone!
Once you are in a userchat channel, you can use the following shortcut to continue to talk in the channel: /uc1 <msg>
Example: /uc1 Does anyone want to help me with this quest?
Password protected channels
Having a private top secret officer's meeting? You can password protect your chatroom using the following command when the room is first created:
/joinchannel <channelname> <password>
Example: /joinchannel Alliance secretdoor would create a chat channel called "Alliance" with a password of "secretdoor".
How to view chat channels
To view the discussions in the chat channel, select a tab of your chat window, and set the incoming text to include the user channels you want to display in the tab. Remember that even though you've named your channel, in the filter list it will display as "userchat 1" "userchat 2" etc.
Leaving a channel
To leave a channel, type: /leavechannel <channelname>
Remember that logging out of the game will not disable the chat room. Until you use the /leavechannel command, your character will auto-join any channels that you participated in when you log back into the game.
Basic chat channel commands
/joinchannel <channel-name> <password>
- This will join the specified user chat-channel (creating it, if necessary) with an optional password.
- /leavechannel <channel-name>
- This will leave the specified user chat-channel.
- Sends a message to specified '#' user chat channel. (shortcuts of /uc# and also /#)
- This will list the user chat-channels you're currently enrolled in
- /userchat# <msg>
You can view a list of commands in-game by typing /help
If you join a channel that doesn't exist, you will create it. If you are intending to join an existing channel be aware that any typos may cause you to accidentally create a new channel that contains only you.
You may participate in up to four custom channels. The first one you join is #1, the next one is #2, etc. This supports a handy shortcut when typing in the channel: /1 <message> will publish your message in your first channel while /4 <message> will publish it in the fourth channel.
The number shortcut is dependent on the order you joined channels. It changes when you add or leave channels, and may be different for other users of the same channel.