The Friends List can be used to send private messages to other players, including moderators, and to see which worlds they are currently on. If a player's private chat is set to 'off', then they will always appear as offline and it will not be possible to send them a private message. If their private chat is set to 'friends', then only people on their Friends List will be able to send them private messages.If you do attempt to send a message and as you press enter they log out, it will say this player has left the server
To add a player to the Friends List, click the 'add friend' button in the Friends List interface, type the player's name, and press enter or simply right-click their name in the chat box and selecting 'add friend'.
To delete a player from the Friends List, either right-click their name on the Friends List and click 'remove', or click the 'del friend' button, type their name and press enter. The friends list can hold up to 100 names for free players, and 200 for members.
If a player meets one of his/her friends in-game, the friend's character will be represented by a green dot on the minimap in the upper right corner of the screen, instead of a white dot like most other players.
Some players add "famous" players, such as top people on the high-scores to their friend lists. However, the player has a very little chance to see the top player, because the top player’s friend list is most likely full. Most "famous" players also have their own Private chat set to "Friends", so anyone not on their Friends List will not be able to send them private chat.
The Friends List is not always used for contacting or keeping track of friends. Some players might add another player's name to their Friends List to spy on them, or to locate them on the minimap for a trade opportunity, although this would only be possible if the other player had private chat set to 'on'.
Some players may spam via private chat, so it is useful if one turns their private chat to “friends” or "off".
An update on 8 July 2009 made it impossible to add friends to your friend list that don't exist. All bad names in the list at the time of the update got an asterisk.
An update on 12 November 2009, the divider between both usernames/friends and the status is movable. This is to view the username/friends full name. If the divider was over the usernames/friends, it would show somewhat like this "CutOffName..."
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