There are various ways to communicate in the game itself. Not everyone knows all commands. Allow me to explain. When you wish to communicate in the game and press the speech bubble on the left, you see several ways to type in your message.
Common chat can be read by people near you. It shows up white and is briefly seen over your head as well. The radius is not very wide.
To make your words carry further use the command " /yelling
The text will appear very bright red in your text box and to those nearby.
There is an option to map wide chat called area chat.
This can be started by the "~
your message" in common chat and can be read by everyone in that map. Text will show up blue.
To send private messages or 'whisps' you need to know the exact name of the one your trying to reach.
An example is: ! RedRose14
your message follows here.
Party chat can't be read by people not in your party.
To use this type in: @
Your message follows here.
If yourtype /alert
) message contains quotes, only the quoted portion will be displayed
Watch out for "someone"
To use Trade Chat you need to be at least level 10 on any mode.
Trade has this this command: #
your message to the world chat.
You may use this for social chats but mainly will be used for trade.
You will see:
- WTB (Want to buy)
- WTS (Want to Sell)
- LFP (Looking for Party)
To make your text better readable for yourself you can change the background called Alpha. Or change it to transparent if it has your preference.