Number of friends in the list
The maximum number of friends in the list is 25.
Levels of friendship
A user adds another user to their friend list. When a user lists their friends they will receive
information about all of their friends in digest form. This will allow at a glance to
see which of your friends are online. The digest information is similar to the current output
of the /whois command. For each user you will see which program they are using and
which channel/game they are in (so long as it's a public channel/game). For Diablo II
the name of the game is not revealed (even if it's public).
Mutual Friend (or Close Friend)
Since we want to provide more features to users who trust each other, if users add each other to
their friends list they will be considered mutual friends. When enumerating friends, mutual
friends will have their channel/game name revealed even if the user is in a private
channel/game so that they can always find each other. When mutual friends perform certain
actions they may be notified. The current notifications are;
Your friend [account] has entered Battle.net.
Your friend [account] has left Battle.net.
Your friend [account] created a [program] game called [game name]
Chat Protection /Options (alias: /o)
There are three separate flags, which a user can set to customize which incoming chat messages are ignored.
Whispers - when on, private messages from people who are not in your friends list will be ignored.
/options ignorewhispers (alias: /o igw)
Public - when on, messages in public channels from people who are not in your friends list will be ignored.
This command will ignore whispers from anyone who isn't in your friends list
/options unignorewhispers (alias: /o unigw)
This command will allow whispers from anyone who isn't in your friends list
/options ignorepublic (alias: /o igpub) - ignore messages in public chat channels from anyone who isn't
in your friends list
Private - when on, messages in private channels from people who are not in your friends list will
/options unignorepublic (alias: /o unigpub) - allow messages in public chat channels from anyone who isn't in you friends list
/options ignoreprivate (alias: /o igpriv) - ignore messages in private chat channels from anyone who isn't in your friends list
This allows users who are interested in playing games instead of reading spam to cut it off permanently
as well as providing protection for people who are being harassed by other users.
/options unignoreprivate (alias: /o unigpriv) - allow messages in private chat channels from anyone who isn't in you friends list
/friends (alias /f)
The base command for all friends operations, on its own it prints out help about the friends commands. Alias /f
/friends list (alias: /friends l or /f l)
Displays you current friends list and has a summary of what each friend is doing at the moment on
/friends add [accountname] (alias: /friends a)
Adds the specified account name to your friends list. You will receive an error if the account name is an
invalid account (contains naughty words etc) or if you have too many friends in your list.
/friends remove [accountname] (alias: /friends r)
Removes the specified account name from your friends list. You will receive an error message if the account isn't in the list.
/friends msg [message] (alias: /friends m)
Sends a message to all of your friends.
/friends promote [accountname] <position> (alias: /friends p)
Promotes the account name in your friends list. If no position is supplied (or is zero) then the friend will
be promoted up one place in the list. If the position is supplied then the friend will be moved to
that position from the top of the list with number 1 being the highest position.
/friends demote [accountname] <position> (alias: /friends d)
Demotes the account name in your friends list. If no position is supplied (or is zero) then the
friend will be demoted one place in the list. If the position is supplied then the friend will be
moved to that position from the bottom of the list with number 1 being the lowest position.
Just about anyplace in battle.net (including the friends command themselves) you can refer to your friends
via a short cut. To use a shortcut use %f[num] where num refers to your friend by their position in
you friends list. For example to whisper to your number one friend you would use
/msg %f1 hi there
When /dnd is activated you will not receive entry notifications from mutual friends.
If you attempt to add a person that is already on your friends list you will receive a notification that
the person you are attempting to add is already on your friends list.
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