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1.0 - Text Effects

Whilst playing RuneScape, you may notice people using special "chat effects" to attract attention to themselves. They can be used in a variety of situations, to express joy, sadness, or as thanks or congratulations. They are very useful to attract attention to what you're trying to say, in the marketplace, at drop parties, or at various other occasions.

Below is a list of the colours and effects available to you in game:

Basic Colours
  •    » cyan:text
  •    » green:text
  •    » purple:text
  •    » red:text
  •    » white:text
  •    » yellow:text

Outcome: The text following the colon will take on the colour you typed. This effect can also be used with Progressive Effects.

Transitional Effects
  •    » glow1:text
  •    » glow2:text
  •    » glow3:text
  •    » flash1:text
  •    » flash2:text
  •    » flash3:text

Outcome: The text will glow, or flash different colours, depending what number effect you used. Each numbered effect has three pre-set colours designated to them. They will glow or flash those colours through the duration. This effect can also be used with Progressive Effects.

Progressive Effects
  •    » scroll:text
  •    » shake:text
  •    » slide:text
  •    » wave:text
  •    » wave2:text

Outcome: Each of the above has a unique effect. To apply this with a colour, you must type the colour first, then this effect. A few examples are listed below.

Combinations
  •    » green:scroll:text
  •    » glow2:shake:text
  •    » flash3:slide:text
  •    » red:wave2:text

Outcome: These are just some combinations of some effects listed above. Always remember, the colour goes before the progressive effect and not the other way around or it would not work!

2.0 - Accented Characters

For anyone who can speak another language, you might know that there are accented characters that the regular English language doesn't use very often. Jagex has kindly allowed its users to use several of these accent markers so they can type in foreign languages with more emphasis. To be able to do this if you only have a regular keyboard, you will need to set it up to be able to use these accented characters. The following instructions are for Windows XP users, other operating systems may be a bit different to set it up.

  1. First of all, go into your control panel and select Regional and Language Options (Picture).
  2. Select the Languages tab and click the details button (Picture).
  3. Click the Add button (Picture).
  4. Change the Keyboard layout/IME to US-International (Picture).
  5. Click Ok, then click Apply.
  6. Highlight United States-International and click on Key Settings (Picture).
  7. Select 'Switch to English (United States) - United States - International' then click 'Change Key Sequence' (Picture).
  8. Select the "Enable Key Sequence" option and choose a hotkey combination to use for switching to the international keyboard (Picture).
  9. Click 'Okay' three times to finish setting it up.
  10. You may need to restart your computer to activate the international keyboard now.

Now once you have it properly set up and you have chosen to be on international, press the following to get the accented characters.

' then letter (é)
` then letter (è)
" then letter (ë)
ˆ then letter (ê)
˜ then letter (ñ)

3.0 - RuneScape Vernacular

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  •    » l337 - Leet; that is: "Elite". 1337speak is an online/SMS-type language, predominantly using numbers to create letters, and words.
  •    » 1v1 - One versus one.
  •    » 2h - Two handed sword.


A
  •    » Abby - "Abyssal demon"
  •    » Addy - Short for Adam[ant[ite]]
  •    » Acc - Short for Account
  •    » AFC - Away from Computer. This replaces AFK.
  •    » AFAIK - As Far As I Know
  •    » AFK - Acronym for 'Away From Keyboard'. It's often used when people are training on monsters that Auto-attack.
  •    » Ags - Armadyl Godsword.
  •    » AKA - Also Known As
  •    » Alch - Alchemy, normally level 55 High Level Alchemy.
  •    » Ammy - Amulet, as in 'Ruby Ammy.'
  •    » Andrew Gower - Creator of RuneScape.
  •    » An1 - Anyone
  •    » Ardy - Short for the city of Ardougne.
  •    » Asap - As soon as possible
  •    » Att/Atk/Atc - Attack, as in 'atk potion', 'I have 99 att',or 'go atk him'!
  •    » Atm - Short for 'At The Moment'
  •    » Auto-attack - Some NPC's automatically attack you, if your combat level isn't greater than twice theirs.
  •    » Auto-miner - Illegal cheating application that uses macro's to mine.
  •          These files often contain viruses anyways, and players caught using an auto-bot are banned.
  •    » Autoer - A player using a program which uses macros to do certain tasks in RuneScape. These are illegal.


B
  •    » B - "Be"
  •    » B-axe - Slang for "Battle Axe."
  •    » B Bone - Big Bone
  •    » B7 - Slang for "ban."
  •    » B4 - Before
  •    » Barb - Slang for "Barbarian Village."
  •    » Bf - Boyfriend Or Best Friend
  •    » Bgs - Bandos Godsword.
  •    » BH - Bounty Hunter (a now removed PvP minigame.)
  •    » Brb - Acronym for "be right back."
  •    » Bbl - Acronym for "be back later."
  •    » Bbs - Acronym for "be back soon."
  •    » Brt - Acronym for "be right there."
  •    » Bts - Acronym for "Be there soon"
  •    » Btw - Acronym for "By the way"
  •    » Bs - "Back-stab", "Bullsh**" or Slang for "Bow String(s)."
  •    » B-sale - "Bank sale"


C
  •    » Cammy - Camelot
  •    » Camo - Camouflage
  •    » Calc - Calculator or "To Calc", a verb
  •    » Cb/Cmb - Combat
  •    » Cba - "Can't be aroused"
  •    » Cbb - "Can't be bothered"
  •    » Choob - A name for a high-leveled player who asks a lot of questions. Also another form of 'noob'.
  •    » Chain - Chainmail, a kind of armour
  •    » Char - Character, usually means "Account"
  •    » Combat [level] - Referring to the stat located on top of the combat style menu, in red. This can be anywhere from 3 to 138.
  •    » Ctrl - Control
  •    » Cu - See you
  •    » Cs - Customer Support
  •    » Cw - Acronym for "Castle Wars" or Clan Wars
  •    » c - 'See'.
  •    » Cya - 'See you'.


D
  •    » D-- - Usually used to signify "dragon" items. Eg. D med.
  •    » Dd - Death Dot, a Wilderness term
  •    » D2h - Dragon Two-hander
  •    » Dag - Short for dagger or Dagannoth.
  •    » Drag - Short for Dragon- OR - to run East or West from an opponent, in an attempt to not be killed. This usually happens in Clan events.
  •    » Def - Short for defence.
  •    » DIY - Do it yourself
  •    » DFH - 'Dragon Full Helmet'.
  •    » DFS - 'Dragonfire Shield'.
  •    » DK - Dagannoth King.
  •    » DM - 'Deathmatch', 'Death March'.
  •    » Dts - Don't Think So
  •    » Dung - 'Dungeon \ Dungeoneering'.
  •    » Dunno - Don't Know
  •    » DW - 'Don't worry'.
  •    » D [] - 'Dragon sq shield'.


E
  •    » Ea - "Each", a marketing term.
  •    » Edg[y] - Edgeville.
  •    » Ele - Elegant : A type of clothing.
  •    » Ello - Dwarven slang for the word 'Hello'.
  •    » Emmy - Emerald.
  •    » Emote - Emotion or Emoticon.
  •    » Ess - Rune Essence, which is used to make runes.
  •    » Exp - Experience.


F
  •    » Fal[ly] - Falador.
  •    » FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions.
  •    » Farcasting - Ranging/maging from a distance.
  •    » FC - Fire Cape.
  •    » Ffs - For Fu** Sake
  •    » Fgs - Short for a Fire Giant (level-86).
  •    » FL - Friends List.
  •    » Fm - Firemaking.
  •    » Fmod - Forum Mod on the official RuneScape forums (green posts)
  •    » Fremmy - Fremennik.
  •    » Froob - A high level player who acts foolishly like a "noob".
  •    » Ftl - For The Lose.
  •    » Ftw - For The Win.
  •    » FYI - For Your Information.
  •    » Full .... - When used with a metal type, it means the Kiteshield, Full Helm, Platebody, and Platelegs.


G
  •    » G2g - "Got to go."
  •    » Gf - "Good fight."
  •    » Gj - "Good job."
  •    » Gl - "Good luck."
  •    » GE - "Grand Exchange"
  •    » GS - 'Godsword'.
  •    » Gtg - "Gotta go."
  •    » GP - Coins used to be called "gold pieces." The term GP carried over to RuneScape II.
  •    » Gratz - Congratulations.
  •    » Guth - Guthans; Barrows armour.
  •    » Guth - Guthix; a RuneScape God.
  •    » GX - Grand Exchange


H
  •    » Hal[ly] - Halberd.
  •    » Hax[xor[ed]] - Hack, Hacked, or Hacker. This is when all your items are stolen and sometimes your character as well.
  •    » Helm - Helmet.
  •    » Hob[gob] - Hobgoblin.
  •    » HP - "Hits" or "hit points."


I
  •    » Iban - A crazy guy who thinks he's Zamorak's son.
  •    » IOU - I owe you.
  •    » IMG - Image.
  •    » IMO - "In my opinion."
  •    » IMHO - "In my humble opinion."
  •    » IIRC - "If I remember correctly.
  •    » IRL - In real life.


J
  •    » Jagex - The creators of the game RuneScape.
  •    » J00 - Another word for "you."
  •    » J[-]Mod - A Jagex moderator. These have gold crowns by their name in the chat window.
  •    » Jk - Just Kidding/Joking.
  •    » Jp - Just Playing.
  •    » Jw - Just Wondering.


K
  •    » K - Substitutes 000 in numbers: 6,000 coins is 6k.
  •    » kk - Okay.
  •    » KBD - King black dragon.
  •    » Kl - Another word for "cool."
  •    » Kul - Another word for "cool."
  •    » Kool - Another word for "cool."


L
  •    » L or LL - Laugh.
  •    » L8r - Later.
  •    » Lmao - Laughing my a$$ off.
  •    » Lob[by] - Short for Lobster.
  •    » Lol - "Laugh[ing] out loud," "lots of laughs."
  •    » Ltb - "Looking to Buy"
  •    » L[a]rg - Large helmet; now called full helms.
  •    » Lum[my]b[y] - Short for Lumbridge.
  •    » Lvl - Short for Level.


M
  •    » M[il] - Million, in an item: 6,000,000 is 6M[il].
  •    » M8 - "Mate" (Friend).
  •    » Mage - One who practices the skill magic.
  •    » Mass - Short for massacre, or a large team of players killing a boss monster together.
  •    » MEP1 - Mourning's Ends Part 1
  •    » MEP2 - Mourning's Ends Part 2
  •    » Med - Medium Helmet
  •    » Mith - Mithril items.
  •    » MM - Monkey Madness.
  •    » J[-]Mod - Moderator from Jagex staff.
  •    » Mossy - Moss Giant.


N
  •    » Nfs - Not for sale.
  •    » Nm - Nothing/Not much.
  •    » Noob - Slightly offensive term for a new player.
  •    » Np - "No problem."
  •    » NPC - 'Non player character'. This refers to any monster, shopkeeper, etc.
  •    » Nrn - "Not right now"
  •    » Nty - "No thank you"
  •    » Nub - Another variation of the word 'noob.'
  •    » Nwm - "No way mate/man"
  •    » Nvm - Nevermind.


O
  •    » OM[F]G - "Oh my [Freaking/Fu**ing] God."
  •    » Omw - "On my way."


P
  •    » P-Mod - Hand-picked loyal RuneScape players to help people follow the rules (Player Moderator).
  •    » Paul Gower - Andrew's brother and co-creator of RuneScape.
  •    » Pb - One who has high Prayer, usually for Player-Killing.
  •    » Phat - Party Hat.
  •    » PJ - Pile Jump[er]. To attack somebody after they have killed somebody to take their loot.
  •    » PK - Person Kill[er].
  •    » Pl8 - Platebody.
  •    » Plz/Pls/Pl0x/Plx/Plox - Please.
  •    » PM - Private/Personal Message.
  •    » PM[F]G - "OH MY GOD!!" Like OM[F]G, but more enthusiastic.
  •    » Pot - Potion, as in Strength Potion.
  •    » PB - Prayer beast, a player with high prayer for his/her combat level.


Q
  •    » QP - Quest points, gained upon completion of quests.
  •    » QTF - PKer slang for WTF.


R
  •    » r - "are."
  •    » R -- - Used to signify "rune" items. Eg. R2h
  •    » Rc - Runecrafting.
  •    » Rdy - "Ready."
  •    » Rofl - "Rolling on floor laughing."
  •    » Roflmao - "Rolling on floor laughing my a$$ off."
  •    » RFD -Recipe for Disaster (quest).
  •    » Rl - Real life.
  •    » RS - Short for RuneScape.
  •    » RS-C - RuneScape Classic.
  •    » RV - RuneVillage; a RuneScape help site.


S
  •    » Safer - To eat a lot of food, which restores life points and reduces the chances of being "KO'ed".
  •    » Saph/Saff - Sapphire.
  •    » Sara - Saradomin, a RuneScape God.
  •    » Scimmy/Skimmy/Scim - Short for a Scimitar.
  •    » Seers - Seers' Village.
  •    » Sgs - Saradomin Godsword
  •    » Sp(?) - 'Special' or 'Spelling?'.
  •    » Spatk/Spec - 'Special attack' - some members weapons.
  •    » Sq - Square shield.
  •    » Sry - Sorry.
  •    » SS - Short for "Swift-Switch." A RuneScape client, hosted by RuneScape Help. Also short for Saradomin sword.
  •    » SSP - Short for super strength potion.
  •    » SAP - Short for super attack potion.
  •    » SDP - Short for super defence potion.
  •    » Stake - A duel in which both opponents offer an item.
  •    » Str - Short for strength.
  •    » Str Pot - Strength Potion.
  •    » Swordy - Short for Swordfish.


T
  •    » Tally - Talisman.
  •    » Tank - Tank mage, a person who has high magic and defence.
  •    » Tb - Teleblock
  •    » Tbh - To Be Honest. Often overused.
  •    » Tele - Teleport.
  •    » Tipper - A RuneScape help site
  •    » Tmr - Short for tomorrow.
  •    » Ttyl - "Talk to you later."
  •    » Ty - "Thank you."
  •    » Tyvm - "Thank you very much."


U
  •    » u - "You"
  •    » ur - You're/You are.


V
  •    » Vambs/Vamps - Short for Vambraces.
  •    » Varr - Varrock.
  •    » Vm - "Very much."


W
  •    » Wc - Woodcutting.
  •    » Wb - Welcome back.
  •    » Wtf - "What the fu**."
  •    » Wdf - Slang for wtf; "What da fu**."
  •    » Wild[y] - The Wilderness, north of the Misthalin and Asgarnia. Players can fight each other here.
  •    » Woot[age] - Expressing extreme joy/satisfaction
  •    » Wp - Wrong person.
  •    » wtb - 'Willing to Buy'
  •    » Wtfhax - Another slang for wtf.
  •    » Wtfbbq - Another slang for wtf.
  •    » Wuu2 - An acronym for What are you up to? (What u up 2).


X
  •    » XP - Short for experience
  •    » XD - Laughing very hard; a happy emote. In RuneScape, people might use "X.D" or "X[)" to make them both capital.


Y
  •    » `/ - "Y"
  •    » y - "Why?"
  •    » Yw - "You're welcome."
  •    » Yvw - "You're very welcome."


Z
  •    » Zammy - Zamorak; a RuneScape God.
  •    » Zaros - A mysterious god from ancient times.
  •    » Zgs - Zamorak Godsword.
  •    » ZMI - The Ourania Runecrafting altar.
  •    » Zs - Zamorakian Spear.
  •    » Zybez - This RuneScape Help site.
4.0 - 1337speak

1337speak is largely used online, but is also used when SMS'ing, and sometimes, recently, in titling new television series'. It utilizes numbers and keyboard symbols to create letter, and words. Below is a brief outline of what letters can be substituted by what form of 1337speak.

  •    » A = / or 4
  •    » B = l3
  •    » C = (
  •    » D = l)
  •    » E = 3
  •    » F = |=
  •    » G = 6 (g = 9)
  •    » H = l-l
  •    » I = 1
  •    » J = _|
  •    » K = l<
  •    » L = |_
  •    » M = |V|
  •    » N = |V
  •    » O = 0
  •    » P = |D
  •    » Q = 0_
  •    » R = |2
  •    » S = 5
  •    » T = ''|'' or 7
  •    » U = |_|
  •    » V = /
  •    » W = //
  •    » X = ><
  •    » Y = `/
  •    » Z = 2

Note: The letters marked Not Applicable can only be written normally. There is no 1337speak conversion for them.

Example:
1 (/ll 5|D3/l< |_33''|'' » I can speak leet.

5.0 - Quick Chat

The Quick Chat system was added to Runescape on the 21st of May 2008. It was added to allow Runescape players, in essence, to communicate faster with others as well as with muted players. The Quick Chat system is also quite an ingenious solution to a serious problem in Runescape; Muted Players. Quick Chat allows all players (Including Muted Players) to send predefined messages. As a consequence, this system grants Muted Players an opportunity to once again speak and get their points across.

Quick Chat is simple to use and very effective. There is a wide range of possible messages, divided up into categories for ease of use. It is possible to send greetings, arrange clan events and even offer to buy or sell items. The idea of the chat system was to allow muted, handicapped, or simply inconvenienced players to conduct normal chats with others, and it certainly achieves this aim. This system is obviously an alternative to regular chat and there's no obligation to use it, whatsoever. It's helpful in many situations as it's uninterrupted by most things such as monster attacks and other activities.

5.1 - How To Use Quick Chat
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The Quick Chat system is very simple to use, to open the Quick Chat menu simply press Enter or click on the speech bubble next to your name in the chat menu. It may seem confusing at first as there is such a wide variety of possible messages, it may be hard to find what you want to say under the many different headings. After a little bit of use, however, Quick Chat can become a very useful tool for those who are slow at typing as well as those who are Muted or Handicapped. Quick Chat behaves in the same way as normal chat, you can turn it off or Hide it using the chat filter.


Regular Messages

When you want to choose what to say, you can click on the option or press the number associated with that option to choose it. Below is an example of how to send a message using the Quick Chat system.

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As you can see, when you choose a category or chat option there are hot keys. You can press a letter to quickly chose a category and then press a number to indicate which response. This means that you don't even need to move the mouse away from what you are doing in order to send a Quick Chat.

Quick Responses

It is also possible to send quick response messages to those who have said a Quick Chat message, an example of this is provided below.

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This shows how simple it can be to use quick chat. In some cases it can even be quicker to use quick chat than normal chat. Most of the quick chat messages that people send have a quick response option.

Private Messages

Private messages can be sent to your friends using quick chat, to do this simply right click on the name of your friend and select 'Quick Message'.

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Again, sending a Quick Message over private chat is simple, its almost the same as sending one normally. You can't, however, send Quick Responses to private chat messages, you will have to manually choose a response.

5.2 - Hot Keys
Key Function
Enter Opens Quick Chat
/ then Enter Opens clan Quick Chat if in a clan chat
Esc Closes Quick Chat
Page up/page down Cycles through options, press enter to select option
F9 Opens Quick Responses to other Quick Chat messages
F10 Opens contextual menu relating to your current location
F11 Repeats last Quick Chat message

Besides the hot keys used in sending messages more quickly, there are also other commands that you can do with the simple press of a button, see the table to the right for more information.

Contextual Areas

F10 Opens a menu that is contextual to the area in which you are in. This is handy when you are playing mini-games or are in any other area where teamwork is important. F10 works in the following areas: Barbarian Assault, Blast Furnace, Castle Wars, Clan Wars, Duel Arena, Falador Mole Lair, Fishing Trawler, Fist of Guthix, Games Room, Gnome Ball, God Wars Dungeon, Kalphite Lair, Party Room, Pest Control, Player-owned houses, Shades of Mort'ton, Trouble Brewing, Tzhaar Fight Pit, Waterbirth Island Dungeon.

6.0 - Runescape Pronunciations

Have you ever wondered how to pronounce a city name in RuneScape, or an NPC name whose spelling is weird? Well, here is a list of pronunciations from Jagex queries to let the users know how to pronounce them.

Locations
NPCs and Gods
  • Guthix = Guh-thicks
  • Saradomin = Sa-ra-dome-in
  • Zamorak = Zam-oh-rack
  • Icthlarin = Ik-thla-rin
Items
7.0 - Clan Chat

Clan Chat is a powerful way of talking to many players at once spread across multiple worlds. It can be used during clan wars, while organizing an event, or just as a way for a few friends to talk while playing RuneScape. It doesn't require anything special to create a clan chat, just a little time to set it up. Anyone who plays RuneScape can have their own Clan Chat!

The Clan Chat Interface
The Clan Chat interface without a chat joined.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Image of The Clan Chat Interface
The Clan Chat interface with a chat joined.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Image of The Clan Chat Interface while joined to a chat
Joining a Chat
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To join a Clan Chat, simple press the "Join Chat" button, and type the name of the person who's chat you wish to join and press enter. Congratulations! You are now talking in a clan chat! To talk in the clan chat, simply press "/" and then type your message, it's that easy.

7.1 - Running a Clan Chat

You can still be reported and held liable for anything you say in a clan chat! Even if it's your own!

Running a Clan Chat is simple enough to use to chat with your friends, but powerful enough to let you run a popular Clan Chat with several hundred people. How you set up your clan chat will depend what you use it for. For instance, if you use your Clan Chat for the occasional discussion between friends you won't have a large need for moderators, but if you run a chat for your clan, you will need to give people different ranks. During wars you may also need to change settings letting different people share loot. The beauty of Clan Chat is that it can do both, and can be quickly and easily changed to fit your needs.


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The interface itself is pretty simple. To give someone a rank on the Clan Chat, you must have them added as a friend. Then click "Clan Setup", and edit their rank by right clicking on their name in the menu. To permenantly ban someone from the channel, add them to your ignore list. There is a limit of 200 people in the clan chat at once.

The Interface
Zybez Runescape Help's Image of the Clan Chat Name Option Click this to set the name of the chat. You might want to keep this short, because it appears at the beginning of each message. This is NOT the name people will type to join your chat.
Zybez Runescape Help's Image of the Who Can Enter? Clan Chat Option Right click this to change the rank required to enter the clan chat.
Zybez Runescape Help's Image of the Who Can Talk? Clan Chat Option Right click this to change the rank required to talk on the clan chat.
Zybez Runescape Help's Image of the Who Can Kick? Clan Chat Option Right click this to change the rank required to be able to kick people from the clan chat. Be careful who you give this ability to because they will retain this ability when you aren't there.
Zybez Runescape Help's Image of the Who Can Share Loot? Clan Chat Option Right click this to change the rank required to share loot via the clan chat.
Zybez Runescape Help's Image of the Coinshare Toggle? Clan Chat Option Right click this to toggle whether or not to use Coinshare to share loot on the Clan Chat.

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