Apr 19, 2016
  • On the Empire, we use a unique channel-based chat system, which allows us to keep the chat from becoming overwhelming. It may also give that well-known "adventure feel" when you are out exploring.

    Each message in the chat is prefixed with a single-colored letter, signifying the channel that some messages are coming from. For example, T means Town and L means Local.

    Clicking on a channel letter or typing /chat channel switches you to that channel, meaning your future messages will be sent to that channel. Note that you can send a single message to any channel without switching channels by "quick messaging" it by using /qm Channel Message, or simply @ChannelLetter Message. Example: @r Hello, people on this Residence!

    Town Channel - T(top)

    The Town chat is accessible to everyone in the Town world. It is used for general conversations among all of the online players. Supporters are able to access this channel from any world. If you are having a private conversation with someone, it is courteous to use the private chat, Residence, group, or local channels instead.
    • /chat town- Switches to Town chat.
      • Shortcut: /ch t or /c t.

    Local Channel - L(top)

    In the Wastelands, Frontier, and End worlds, public chat is limited to the local channel. This means that you can only chat with people that are within a certain amount of blocks from you (512 blocks in the Wilderness/The End and 128 blocks in the Town).
    • /chat local- Switches to local chat.
      • Shortcut: /ch l or /c l.

    Residence Channel - R(top)

    The Residence channel can be used to chat with players on the same Residence which you are on. This chat channel can only be used in the Town and inside of Residences.
    • /chat residence- Switches to Residence chat.
      • Shortcut: /ch r or /c r.
    • /resshout message - Allows supporters to "shout" a message on either a plot they own or have admin access to. The message will appear in a light blue color.

    Supporter Channel - S(top)

    Supporters have access to their own private channel. This channel can be accessed from any world and can be heard by any supporter and staff member on your current server. Note that supporter chat is still considered a public channel, and should be treated as such. Supporter Chat is available to all supporter levels.
    • /chat supporter- Switches to supporter chat.
      • Shortcut: /ch s or /c s.

    Economy Channel - E(top)

    The Economy Channel is used for discussing all things related to the economy, including shops, pricing, stock check, and selling items. Please keep all chat in this channel related to the market. Any marketplace or auction advertising should be done in this channel. More than one unsolicited advertisement in a three-hour time gap is considered spam. This channel can be used outside Town by supporters, just like the Town channel.
    • /chat economy- Switches to economy chat.
      • Shortcut: /ch e or /c e.

    Group Channel - G(top)

    The group channel is used as a private chat channel for more than two players. This channel can be accessed from any world. Only members in the same group as you can hear you in the Group Channel. In order to use the private group channel, you'll need to join a group.
    • /chat group- Switches to Group chat.
      • Shortcut: /ch g or /c g.
    Visit the Groups page for more information.

    Private Messages(top)

    If you're only going to be talking to a single person, it is considered polite to use the /tell command. This stops the chat from getting clogged up with lots of "private" conversations.
    Clicking on a player's name in a chat message will start a private conversation with that user.
    • /tell PlayerName - Starts a private conversation with PlayerName.
      • Shortcut: @PlayerName
    • /tell PlayerName Message - Sends a single private message to PlayerName.
      • Shortcut:@PlayerName Message
    • /reply Message - Replies to the last private message you received.
      • Shortcut: @@Message

    Ignoring Players(top)

    If someone is bothering you, you may use /ignore to ignore him/her. This will prevent you from seeing their messages and also block them from communicating with you. Note that you cannot ignore a staff member, if you do they'll still be able to send private messages and you'll still see their public messages. Ignoring staff members is not the best of ideas because you're still required to comply to any possible warnings they give you; failing to do so can have consequences.
    • /ignore PlayerName - Ignores PlayerName.
    • /unignore PlayerName - No longer ignores PlayerName.
    • /ignore list - Lists the players you have ignored.

    Chat Alerts(top)

    If you would like to be alerted whenever a certain word or phrase is said in chat, besides your username, you may do so using chat alerts.

    • /chat alert add Trigger - Adds a word or phrase that will trigger an alerting sound in the chat for you.
      • The maximum amount of alerts you can have varies based on your supporter rank.
        Free: 2
        Iron: 5
        Gold: 10
        Diamond: 50
    • /chat alert remove Trigger - Removes an alert you have previously set.
    • /chat alert list - Lists all of your current alerts.
    You may change the chat alert's sound, using /ps and clicking the "[Chat Alert Sound]" option. You may also disable alerts in the same /ps menu, by clicking the "[Chat Sound Alerts]" option.

    Other Chat Commands(top)

    /chat may be replaced by /ch or /c, as a shortcut.
    Example: /c who
    • /chat who - Displays who can see the messages you send in your active channel.
    • /chat off - Turns chat completely off.
    • /chat on - Turns chat back on.
    • /chat status off - Turns chat statuses off.
    • /chat status on - Turns chat statuses back on.
    • /chat tips off - Turns random chat tips off.
    • /chat tips on - Turns random chat tips back on.
    • /chat tip - Displays a random tip.
    • /chat hide Channel- Temporarily hides a specific channel from being shown to you.
      Example: /chat hide town
      • Shortcut: /hchat Channel
    • /chat show Channel - Shows a specific channel that was hidden by you.
      Example: /chat show town
      • Shortcut: /schat Channel
    • /chat toggle Channel - Toggles a specific channel between hidden and shown.
      Example: /chat toggle town
      • Shortcut: /tchat Channel
    • /chat clear - Clears the chat box.
    • /away, /afk, or /brb - Sets away mode to let players know you are stepping away for a short time.
    • /away Message - Sets an away message to let players know why you are stepping away for a short time (only accessible to supporters). Color codes may also be used.
      Example: /away having dinner
    • /dnd - Sets Do Not Disturb mode, blocking Private Messages only.
    • /dnd Message - Sets a Do Not Disturb message, to let players know why you have turned it on (Supporter only). Color codes may be used.
      Example: /dnd Running an event.

    EMC has many features to take advantage of that revolve around certain aspects of multiplayer Minecraft.

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