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Atrinik supports several chatting possibilities that allow you to communicate with other players while they are online. The following commands related to chatting exist: /tell, /reply, /say, /shout, /gsay, /guild, /me and /dmsay.
Chat messages will always appear in the chatting window on the left.
The /tell command allows you to privately communicate with another player. This means that no other player will be able to see your message, only the recipient can. The first argument given to this command is the name of the other player. For example, the command "/tell Joe Hi, how are you?" Will send the message "Hi, how are you?" to Joe.
It doesn't matter where in the game world you are, you can always use the /tell command. If you send a message to Joe from the church and he is 20 maps away from you, he can still hear it.
This command is basically the same as the /tell command. But it does automatically send the message to the player that last sent you a message with /tell or /reply. This is very useful in a conversation, because you won't have to type in the name of the other player all the time. For example, Joe could reply to above example with "/reply I'm fine, thanks."
One disadvantage of this command is that if you are typing in a long message and don't notice that someone other than the person who you are talking to has sent you a message, then the /reply will send the message to the wrong person. This can be confusing for both, you and the other person.
The /say command is used to simply say something in the game and your message can be heard by any other player, monster or non-player character that is near enough. The hearing distance is about as far as you can see, but it can also go around and through walls. This is useful when you want to talk with several people at once. Though, it can quickly get a bit annoying if you are in a crowded place and everybody is talking.
This command is used automatically if you just type something that is not a command and that doesn't start with a '/'. So, if you just type "Hi everyone, what's new?" then it will be the same as if you typed "/say Hi everyone, what's new?". This makes this command very quick and easy to use.
This command is currently the one used when you want to talk to NPCs, for example, priests, smiths, etc.
The /shout command is the most powerful of all: If you shout a message, then all other players will be able to read your message, no matter where they are. Shouts are usually used to chat with everyone else, and especially to sell, buy and trade items, to ask questions or do other talking.
However, you should not use shouts to ask trivial things, to beg for items or to send any other annoying messages.
The /gsay (alias of /party say) command can be used to send a message to all members of your current party.
The /guild command will send a message to all online members of your guild.
The /me command is similar to the emote commands, but it allows you to enter your own text. The text added to this command must be written in the third person. For example, if you type "/me is running frantically from a beholder", then the result will be "Tommy is running frantically from a beholder". Your name is automatically put in front of the line.
The /dmsay command can only be used by DMs, and provides a way for online DMs to communicate. Message sent by a DM will be sent to all online DMs in red, prefixed with "[DM Channel]".