The chat console is used to communicate with other players and execute certain commands.
To chat with other players, open the chat console and type your message, then press Enter to send it.
You can change the chat channel at any time by selecting from the drop down menu in the chat console or by appending your message with the appropriate tag character. Additionally there are some channels that can be quickly selected by pressing the correct key combination.
|Local||N/A||<chat key>||Chat with players within a town hub or an area instance.|
|Global||#||Shift + <chat key>||Communicate with a multitude of players within your league.|
|Party||%||Ctrl + Shift + <chat key>||Chat with all members in your party.|
|Whisper||%<character>||Ctrl + <chat key>||Chat with a specific character only. The keyboard shortcut can be used to reply to the last whisper received.|
|Trade||$||Communicate with players for the purpose of trading items.|
To avoid having your chat console fill up with unwanted messages, you can hide the global and trade channels by ticking the Hide Global Chat and Hide Trade Chat checkboxes respectively.
Various functions can be executed by entering commands in the chat console. A syntax of a command is a forward slash (/) followed by a string. Commands that require additional parameters are appended after the command string followed by a space.
|/help||Displays a list of most console commands.|
|/ladder||Displays the top ten characters on the current ladder.|
|/played||Displays the length of time you have played your current character.|
|/age||Displays how long ago your current character was created.|
|/deaths||Displays how many deaths your current character has incurred.|
|/destroy||Destroys the item on cursor. Use with caution!|
|/destroy_cosmetic_effects||Destroys the cosmetic effects applied to the item on cursor. Use with caution!|
|/itemlevel||Displays the level of the item on cursor.|
|/debug||Displays debug information.|
|/invite <character>||Sends a party invite to the character specified by <character>.|
|/friend <character>||Adds a character to your friends list.|
|/ignore <character>||Adds a character to your ignore list so that you do not receive messages from him.|
|/unignore <character>||Removes a character to your ignore list.|
|/whois <character>||Displays a character's level, class, league, and whether he is online.|