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"QC" redirects here. This abbreviation may also refer to the Quest point cape.
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A player using the Quick Chat system to sell Yew logs(Note how the mouse pointer doesn't move until yew logs is selected), Keystrokes: <Enter>, T, T, S, 2, Yew Logs

Quick Chat is a method of talking using pre-set messages. It was released on 21 May 2008. Jagex has stated on 9 February 2009 that Quick Chat was introduced to comply with legal responsibilities, and was not because they wanted players to stop using free chat[1].

Quick Chat works by selecting from a database of messages. It also works using items, similar to the Grand Exchange item database - the user simply types an item name and it finds it from its list of items. This is the same with locations, food and monsters, as it has a database for each respectively.

Chat interface. Note the speech bubble next to the player's name.

Players can access Quick Chat in several ways:

  • Clicking the Speech icon (Quick chat) in the Chat Box
  • Clicking your Name in the Chat Box.
  • Pressing the Enter Key with no text previously typed.
  • Pressing the Enter Key with the '/' typed to bring up Clan Quick Chat.
  • Right-clicking on your name and selecting either Public or Clan Quick Chat.
  • Right-clicking on a name in your Friends list and selecting Quick Message for private Quick Chat.

Quick Chat is fast because it can be activated using keyboard shortcuts.

The current Quick Chat official worlds are Worlds 96, 160 and 161, as these are the only worlds where you can't chat freely. Many players use these worlds to get lots of raw items without competition.

Contents

Context-sensitive chat

This only works in certain places. Basically depending on where you are, there are preset messages just for you. Hit F10 to view these. The places in which context-sensitive chat works are:

Using the context-sensitive chat feature outside these areas will instead bring up the menu for the skill you last trained. Melee combat however used to always to bring up Attack, although this has now been fixed.

For example, if you last cut down a tree, pressing F10 will bring up the Woodcutting Quick Chat menu.

Keyboard Shortcuts

In addition to the Quick Chat update, the update also changed some of the previous keyboard shortcuts and introduced a new shortcut allowing the user to repeat the last Quick Chat message, along with other shortcuts.

  • Enter - opens up Quick Chat if you aren't currently typing anything.
  • F9 - opens the quick responses feature. From here, if someone said "How can I train up my Ranged level?", you could quickly reply with a monster name - e.g. "Try ranging: Chickens".
  • F10 - opens up the context-sensitive Quick Chat menu.
  • F11 - repeats the last phrase you said using Quick Chat.

Problems with Quick Chat

Given that Quick Chat is available to both muted and non-muted players, as opposed to normal chat (only accessible to non-muted players), some have expressed concern that it will become a tool for spamming. It remains to be seen whether this is the case.

The other concern is as to whether it will be a useful feature for most players. The main problem with the system is the sheer number of combinations, which makes it more difficult for players to learn specifics.

Unknown Items

Over its history, Quick Chat has referred to a number of unknown items. These items were found by searching the "I like your item..." option. The items are all actual items in the game engine, but have not been released for one reason or another. Some of the Skill guide icons are actual items which appeared on the list. A majority have been removed, however some are still present.

Current

  • More...
  • Back...
  • Paddle
  • Paintbrush
  • Hoop
  • No Eggs
  • Dwarf
  • Seaweed in a Box
  • Seaweed in a Box?
  • Apricot Cream Pie
  • Truffle

Removed

  • Pretty Girl
  • Sine Wave
  • Cape Fire
  • Sphinx Baby
  • Firestarter
  • Brass Monkey
  • 9mm Revolver
  • Double Helix
  • Mobile Phone
  • Null

Fixed

Trivia

  • On the first day of its release, players were disconnected from RuneScape whenever they talked via Quick Chat.
  • On the first day of its release, players could hold down the F11 key to spam a quickchat message indefinitely. This has since been fixed.
  • Quick Chat allows the user to type without the first letter being capitalized, whereas in normal text it is impossible to have the first letter not capitalized. For example, if someone were to say "w00t", then it would appear as "W00t", whereas the Quick Chat feature lets the user use the former.
  • It is possible to refer to the glitch items 'Null' and 'null'.
  • Searching Clue scroll produces "Too many results. Please refine your search." because the game engine treats each clue scroll as a different item. This has since been fixed.
  • Player Moderator quick chat disappears when public chat is turned to "hide," "friends," or "off," without adding them to your ignore list.
  • When talking to a person on FunOrb, the options seems limited. However, the enter shortcut still works, allowing you to send any phrase to a person playing FunOrb.
  • The Quick Chat system can be used to determine if a player is being honest when telling their levels, because a statement made using Quick Chat cannot be a lie and will have the Quick Chat bubble next to it.
  • It's possible to say "Another one bites the dust", which is a song by Queen
  • When you pick "I need ... experience to get to my next level" and choose a level 99 skill it will say: "I need 0 experience to get to my next level".
  • When you pick "I am going to craft rune...", there is the option to pick soul runes, even though the soul altar does not exist.
  • Due to a hidden update, the phrase "I need ... experience to get to my next level" for all skills has been changed to "The total amount of experience between levels ... and ... is ..."
  • As of 9 November 2009, the Teleblock spell name has been added to Quick Chat.
  • Some players use Quick Chat worlds to locate unpopulated areas, so that they can train their skills, such as Woodcutting, faster.
  • The items "More..." and "Back..." are so called 'item choices' in the costume room boxes and appear as items in Quick Chat but are not items in-game. They appear in Construction on the holiday item storage and are registered as items

References

  1. ^ Mod MMG. The Future of RuneScape. RuneScape News.

External links

  • RuneScape Game Guide
    • Controls - Chat - Quick-Chat

This article uses material from the "Quick Chat" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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