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Chat is the means of communication between players and NPCs. Chat can be displayed in different colours using text effects. It is important not to give out personal information when chatting. Players are not able to chat to other players until they complete the Tutorial Island.

Trying to chat on Tutorial Island

Chat comes in 3 different forms:

  • Public chat
  • Private chat
  • NPC chat
Chat Interface.png

To view chat only said by those around you, by NPCs, or private chat, respectively click: Chat history, Quest history, or Private history buttons.

Public chat[edit | edit source]

Chat Interface Chat.png
Public chat is done by simply typing in a message and then pressing enter. This is then visible to all players in the vicinity in their chat log, and also as text above your character's head. Players are able to change the text colours by using an @ sign before and after three letters of a word. Multiple colours can be used in a single line of text. Coloured text is available in private chat.

Colour Code Colour Sample English Name HTML Hex Colour In Game Appearance
@[email protected] Red #FF0000 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Orange #FF9040 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Yellow #FFFF00 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Green #00FF00 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Blue #0000FF RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Cyan #00FFFF RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Magenta #FF00FF RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] White #FFFFFF RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Black #000000 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Dark Red #C00000 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Light Red #FF9040 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Orange #FFB000 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Orange #FF7000 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Nearly Red #FF3000 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Green #C0FF00 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Green #80FF00 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] Green #40FF00 RuneScape Classic
@[email protected] See below Random See below See below

Note that @[email protected] and @[email protected] are the same exact colour. @[email protected] selects a new random colour out of all possible 24 bit colours, up to 50 times a second.

Glow and flash colours are not available. Text movement is also not available.

You are also able to change how much spacing you can add to your text, which is done by typing ~XXX~ (XXX can be replaced with any number between 000-999). 

NPC chat[edit | edit source]

Chat Interface NPC.png
NPC chat is chat said to the player from interacting with an NPC. Such as, during a quest or when you access your bank.

Private chat[edit | edit source]

Chat Interface Private.png
Private chat are messages sent directly to a single player. Only that player (and you) can view the message sent.

Reporting abuse[edit | edit source]


Chat Interface Report.png
If another player is breaking the game rules, they can be reported by:

  • Clicking the 'Report abuse' button and then manually typing their name.
  • Right-click the player and click 'Report abuse'
  • If the player has spoken in chat then you can right-click their chat to report them.

Player moderators have the additional option to mute players for 48 hours.

Chat Interface Report Mute.png

Report abuse was added on 11 September 2002 and was the beginning of legitimate players to flag those who broke the rules.

Message mode (Historical)[edit | edit source]

Chat Message Mode.png
Message mode was the precursor to public and private messaging. For public messages the player would just type the message (just like in All messages). For private messages, they would type 'tell (player name)' followed by the message. If the player name had spaces, like A Player, to say hello they would need to type "tell A_Player hello". This mode was removed in 6 April 2001, with the addition of the Friends interface.

See also[edit | edit source]