The Chat box at the lower left corner has multiple channels. By clicking on the Button at the top of the box, you can select which channel to join. The three default channels are "global", "help", and "trade". New players are started in help to aid their entry into the game. Most established players use global. There are other side channels and new ones can be created at any time.
Chat is intended to be a tool to let us work together and play together, not a place to attack. Since there is no PvP in game, we find we work together a lot. We try not to make chat PvP. Things like real world politics are best left off chat. Ascent is a place to play, not face real life.
The guidelines are pretty simple and can be summarized in two words. "Be Nice." We are asked to do our best to keep chat "G-Rated." This keeps the game inclusive to all.
Starting Chat Channels:
"global" - General chat and engagement of player base.
"help" - Place for questions and place to get assistance with any aspect of the game. Some general chat can go on, but we try to keep it minimal so help can be the focus.
"trade" - The place to advertise or ask for needed items.
"/join channelname" - This will create or join a channel you specify.
"/part channelname" (Do not type /part with no channel name. It breaks part and you will not be able to leave any channels.)
"/ignore playername" - This ignores all chat from the named player for the rest of your current game. The next time you log in, the player will not be ignored.
"/report playername" - This will report an offending chat with a snapshot of the active chat window.
If new text is entered in any of the other channels you have in your chat list, the channel name you are currently in will turn red. By clicking the dropdown, you will see the other channel name also red. This alerts you to new chat in that channel. You will only be notified of new chat on channels that you have in your channel list.
Chat will clear old posts each day. If you enter a channel and see no text, it is likely it was cleared. Feel free to ask or post. People in other channels that also have the channel you post in their chat list will be flagged that there is new chat and can come to assist or answer. If you get no answer, please jump to global and ask again. Often play or talk gets everyone distracted and we miss the little flag to alert us to a posting.
When parting, make sure to include the channel name. Without doing that, part quits functioning and you will not be able to leave any of the channels you are trying to part. ___________________________________________________________________ Ignore data below this line.