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|Shortcut||Command||Channel activated||Seen by...||Color|
|Represented Guild||Guild members||gold|
|Selected unrepresented Guild||Guild members||pale gold|
|Map||Throughout the current Zone||pale red|
|Party||Current party or Squad sub-group||blue|
|Squad||Current squad||pale green|
|Team||Current server/team (WvW & sPvP only)||bright red|
|Private||Sends private message
/r replies to last whisper name
|NPCs||Lime-green and gray||Dialogue from nearby NPCs.|
|Combat||White and gray||Incoming and outgoing damage, healing and interrupts.|
|Emotes||Gray||Displays emotes used by players or NPCs. Emotes used by an NPC on a player character usually appear only on that player's chat log.|
|Game messages||Yellow-green||Items obtained, friend list updates, story messages, etc.|
|System messages||Chartreuse||Looking For Group tool messages, screenshots saved.|
|Error messages||Red||Error messages such as "Inventory full", "skill recharging", "Cannot use waypoint while in combat", etc.|
|Server messages||Yellow||Messages provided by the server that cannot be hidden on any panel, such as warnings regarding game updates and map status messages such as those from meta events.|
At the top-left of the Chat panel is the Chat Options settings cog - clicking on it reveals the following settings:
- Text Size — Specifies the size of text.
- Drop-down options include "Small", "Medium", and "Large" (Similar to Interface Size in F11 Options however only adjusts the size of text within the chat panel.)
- Profanity Filter — Specifies the amount of profanity to filter in chat and other communications.
- Drop-down options include "None", "Normal", and "Maximum" (Can also be accessed from F11 Options.)
- Show Timestamps - Adds the time that each new line of text in the chat panel was added.
- The format of the timestamps is taken from your computer's system time settings
- Show Channel Tag - Adds a single letter prefix indicating which channel the text was from.
- Show In-world Bubbles - Toggles NPC chat dialogue bubbles appearing overhead.
- Show Only English - ??
- One chat line is limited to 199 characters.
- The chat panel can save up to 5 tabs.
- The range for say chat is 2000 units.
- If you send messages too frequently (unspecified), subsequent messages will be blocked for an undetermined (and possibly variable) length of time with "Your message was suppressed due to excessive messaging." displayed in your chat window. Using too many words recognized by the profanity filter in succession can lead to automatic suspension of the account.
- Whisper messages sent to a player that is on the character selection screen will not go through. Whispers sent during loading screens will, however.
- In WvW only players from your own world can view chat commands, except when using "/w".
- Free accounts have additional limitations:
- Cannot use /map chat.
- Unlock /squad chat for each character at level 30.
- Get the chat in PvP Lobby unlocked when the account reaches PvP rank 20 (Emotes, Map and Say chat unavailable during matches).
- Can only whisper players who have added the free account holder to their friend list and one new person every 30 seconds.