Interacting with Other Players

The basics of how to interact with other players of Final Fantasy XIV, including chat window commands and more.

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Introduction

This page gives a basic overview of ways to interact with other players in Final Fantasy XIV. You might also want to read the official Communication Guide on The Lodestone.

The Chat Log Window

The chat log window for Final Fantasy XIV is in the bottom-left corner by default. (If the chat window is not there, you can press Enter on keyboard, or the Back button on gamepad, to make it reappear.) You can switch to different chat channels by clicking the speech bubble and selecting the desired channel. You can also use different chat channels without needing to manually switch to them by starting your message with a slash command, such as /say . See the Chat Commands table at the bottom of the page for more information.

Emotes

Emotes provide another way to interact with players. Emotes include facial expressions, gestures, dances, etc. More emotes can be unlocked with certain quests, and some can be purchased from the FFXIV Online Store. For a full list of the emotes that are currently available to you in game, choose Social from the Main Menu, then choose Emotes.

Please note the checkbox in the bottom of the Emote menu that says "display log message". If this is checked, a description of your emote will be displayed to all nearby players. Please do not emote repeatedly in short succession if this checkbox is checked. This will flood local chat with your emotes. If you do this, you may be disciplined by a moderator (a.k.a. Game Master or GM) in-game.

Joining Parties

If you are a Free Trial player, you can't invite other players to a party, but players not on the free trial can invite you. To invite players to a party, you can select the player or select their name in the chat log, open their context menu (right-click with mouse, or X button on gamepad) and choose Invite to Party.

Joining Free Companies

A Free Company, similar to a guild, is a community of up to 512 players. Free Trial players cannot join Free Companies. To join one, you can open a player's context menu and choose View Company Profile, then click Submit Application. Be aware that some Free Companies may be closed and not accepting applications. Another way to find a Free Company is to use the official Community Finder.

Chat Commands

You can use the following chat commands to send different types of messages via the chat log windows. For more information, see Chat Commands in the Eorzea Database for reference.

Chat ChannelChannel DescriptionSlash Commands
SayDisplays a message to players in a small radius around you./say
/s
YellNot available for Free Trial players. Displays a message to players in a large radius around you./yell
/y
ShoutNot available for Free Trial players. Displays a message to all players in your current map/zone./shout
/sh
Tell Not available for Free Trial players. Sends a private message (a.k.a. tell) to a specific player. You can select a player or player name and open their context menu and choose Send Tell to send a tell to that player. You can send yourself a tell by typing /tell /tell (playername)@(worldname)
/t (playername)@(worldname)
Reply Sends a private message (a.k.a. tell) to the last player that sent a private message to you. You can see the name of this player by typing /echo
You can set yourself to by typing /tell
/reply
/r
Clear Tell History Clears all /tell messages from your chat log without removing other types of messages. /cleartellhistory
/cth
Party Displays a message to all players in your current party. /party
/p
Alliance Displays a message to all players in your current alliance. /alliance
/a
Free Company Displays a message to all players in your Free Company who are currently online. /freecompany
/fc
PVP Team Displays a message to all players in your PVP team. /pvpteam
/pt
Cross-World Linkshell Displays a message to all online players in your currently active cross-world linkshell. /cwlinkshell
/cwl
Cross-World Linkshell 1 through 8 Displays a message to all online players in a specific cross-world linkshell. /cwlinkshell1
/cwl1
/cwlinkshell2
/cwl2
etc.
Linkshell Displays a message to all online players in your currently active linkshell. /linkshell
/l
Linkshell 1 through 8 Displays a message to all online players in a specific linkshell. /linkshell1
/l1
/linkshell2
/l2

etc.
Novice Network Displays a message to all online players in the Novice Network. /novice
/n
Echo Displays a message only to you. /echo
/e
Clear Log Deletes all messages in your chat log. They can't be recovered once deleted. /clearlog
/cl
Quick Chat Sends a quick chat message. Only available while participating in Crystalline Conflict (a PVP mode). /quickchat
/qchat