Quick Chat

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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]. If a player uses a birthdate that is under the age of 13, that player is only allowed to use Quick Chat.

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.

Players can access Quick Chat in several ways:

  • Clicking the Speech icon (Quick chat) in the Chat Box
  • Pressing the Enter Key with no text previously typed.
  • Pressing the Enter Key twice consecutively if text has been previously typed.
  • Pressing the Enter Key with the '/' typed to bring up Friend 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 world is World 96, as this is the only world where you can't chat freely. Many players use this world to get lots of raw items without competition.

Context-sensitive chat[edit | edit source]

This only works in certain places. Depending on where you are, there are pre-set 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[edit | edit source]

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.
  • Enter (again) - opens the generic "search", where typing any word will search all possible combinations of the use of that word.
  • Page Up - scroll up the menu
  • Page Down - scroll down the menu, or select the first item in search results
  • Backspace - Move back to the previous menu level
  • Home - return to the top level of the menu
  • Esc - close the Quick Chat

The following shortcuts only work if the chatbox is active (Click on the space beside the username).

  • 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.
  • F12 - repeats the last phrase you said using Quick Chat.

Full list of keyboard shortcuts[edit | edit source]

Problems with Quick Chat[edit | edit source]

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. Quick Chat is reportable and there are no rules for it, because players with a permanent mute are limited to Quick Chat.

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.

Unobtainable items[edit | edit source]

Over its history, Quick Chat has referred to a number of unknown items. These items were found by searching the "I like your item...","I got item:..." and "I got an 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[edit | edit source]

  • Arianwyn
  • Blood tithe pouch
  • Bulging taxbag
  • Bolrie
  • Commander veldaban
  • Dwarf
  • Exploding vial
  • Golrana
  • Golrie
  • Guam-in-a-box?
  • Hartwin
  • Hoop
  • No eggs
  • Mcm expo xp boost dummy
  • Paddle
  • Paintbrush
  • Opn notebook inv
  • Raf xp boost dummy
  • Roddeck's pipe
  • Throwing Rope
  • Truffle
  • Veldaban
  • Junk
  • November 2012 gamecard unlock
  • November 2012 gamecard unlock hair only
  • Seaweed-in-a-box
  • Jal'yt-ga'al-kot
  • The Drop token
  • Modhead raven
  • Intel bundle refund
  • Summer 2018 promo 3 month
  • Summer 2018 promo 3 month unbuy
  • Summer 2018 promo 3 month upgrade
  • Summer 2018 promo 3 month upgrade unbuy
  • Summer 2018 promo 6 month
  • Summer 2018 promo 6 month unbuy
  • Twitch prime 2018 package

Unobtainable as actual items[edit | edit source]

These items are only obtainable virtually; i.e. you cannot physically own the item in your inventory. These include spins from watching an advertisement (which is automatically redeemed) and a number of cosmetic overrides:

Microtransaction items:

  • Squeal spin
  • Squeal sponsored spin
  • Treasure hunter key (sponsored)
  • Batch 16 premium hair f (1-3)
  • Batch 16 premium hair m 1
  • Batch 16 premium beard (1-2)
  • Mtx Pet
  • Premium hair m (1-11)
  • Premium hair f (1-13)
  • Preset slot (6-10) (rental)
  • Preset slot (6-10) (permanent unlock)
  • Do not translate
  • Do not translate-never seen

The Bird and the Beast buildings:

  • Booby trap (armadyl/bandos)
  • Carpenter's station (armadyl/bandos)
  • Divining lodestone (armadyl/bandos)
  • Divining siphon (armadyl/bandos)
  • Faction banner (bandos)
  • Faction banner (armadyl) 3
  • Spider hole (armadyl/bandos)
  • Teleport focus (armadyl/bandos)
  • Watchtower (armadyl/bandos)

Other:

  • Sacrifice - doesn't appear as an actual drop; auto unlocked when it happens
  • Devotion - same as above
  • Transfigure - same as above
  • Ring of kinship reset - Dungeoneering unlock reward
  • Dungeoneering experience - same as above
  • Wild card - same as above
  • Any other nihil part - used in the make-x interface for transfiguring parts
  • Nihil pouch - same as above
  • Nightstick - Court case item that exists only as a chathead
  • To Page (1-6) - Options from the Costume room
  • Skin colour choice - a doppelganger item from the Green skin promo period
  • Apricot cream pie - an item used in The Fremennik Isles jestering section
  • Ltep maggoty dough inv - Unknown use. Most likely used in Let Them Eat Pie.
  • Mtxbeach 2016 hookaduck rod - The rod used for the "Hook a duck" event in Summer Beach Party

Removed[edit | edit source]

Fixed[edit | edit source]

  • German Dungeoneering items

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 9 September 2019 (Update):
    • Quick chat xp for level 120 invention no longer shows 2.75m.
  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • The following Anachronia quick chat options have been added!
      • I have completed "laps" on the Anachronia Agility Course, my fastest lap was "time"
      • I have "num" "base camp resources"
      • I have built "tier" "base camp building"
      • I have "num" Hunter Tokens
      • I have successfully tracked and hunted "num" big game dinosaurs.
    • A quick chat option stating how many players in your friends chat are on your world now correctly references this.
  • patch 4 February 2019 (Update):
    • Updated the quick chat phrases for mining and smithing.
  • patch 21 January 2019 (Update):
    • You can now quick chat your current Telos killstreak and enrage as well as quickchat your highest killstreak.
  • patch 14 January 2019 (Update):
    • Quick-chatting your active Slayer task whilst on Morvan's special challenge will now state you're on a special challenge, rather than needing a new task.
  • ninja 28 August 2018 (Update):
    • Removed references to FunOrb in quick chat options and Stronghold of Security questions.
  • ninja 9 April 2018 (Update):
    • You can now Quick Chat Goebie reputation through the Other tab under Combat phrases.
  • ninja 26 March 2018 (Update):
    • Players can now quick chat (Public, Friends, Group, Clan and Guest Clan included) if they've obtained skilling pets.
  • patch 26 February 2018 (Update):
    • With the introduction of treasure trail points based on completed trails, Players can check their progress on completions for each tier of Treasure Trail via quick chat.
  • patch 20 November 2017 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue which prevented quick chat from working on quick chat worlds.
  • patch 25 September 2017 (Update):
    • Non-Ironman accounts can no longer search and use the 'I am an Ironman btw' and 'I am a Hardcore Ironman btw' quick chat messages.
  • patch 11 September 2017 (Update):
    • Four new Ironman/Hardcore Ironman quick chat messages have been added under Community -> Ironman.
  • ninja 14 August 2017 (Update):.
    • It is now possible to quick-respond to various Slayer-related quick chat messages.
  • ninja 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • The quick chat text for your deadliest Shattered World has been changed to state 'reached' instead of 'cleared'.
  • patch 8 May 2017 (Update):.
    • The following quick chat messages have been added for Shattered Worlds:
      • Total Shattered Anima earned
      • Current Shattered Anima
      • Max world reached
      • Max hit ever dealt
      • Max hit ever received
      • Total deaths
  • patch 10 April 2017 (Update):
    • A quick chat response has been added for the Raids Puzzle when another player mentions the same quick chat phrase.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • The quick chat message for the Nex: Angel of Death killcount now displays current prestige properly.
    • Added Nex: Angel of Death boss kills quick chat into the correct section.
    • Completing a reaper task now allows the player to say they have no task via quick chat.
  • ninja 22 February 2016 (Update):
    • Quick chat no longer appears in Public, Private, Friends chats and Clan chats if the speaker is on the ignore list.
  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • Pre-name titles no longer turn the player name blue while using the quick chat feature.
  • patch 24 August 2015 (Update):
    • Players who have started but not completed Big Chompy Bird Hunting will no longer state that they have killed a large number of chompy birds via quick chat.
    • Quick Chat options for Yakamaru and Beastmaster Durzag kills have now been added.
  • ninja 29 June 2015 (Update):
    • The following have been added to quick chat:
      • Barbarian Assault role levels.
      • White Knight ranking score earned for Black Knight kills.
      • Number of Castle Wars games played.
      • Number of chimp ice deliveries.
      • Number of Chompy bird kills.
      • Conquest rank.
      • Mage Training Arena pizazz points.
      • The missing 'My levels are: X Divination/Dungeoneering/Farming.'
      • Pest Control reward points.
      • Number of Dahmaroc replica rocks pairs added and Golden (Rhiannon) statues completed.
      • Number of Vyre corpses cremated.
  • ninja 15 June 2015 (Update):
    • Added a quick chat option for how many thalers a player currently owns.
  • patch 13 April 2015 (Update):
    • The correct boss will now be mentioned when replying to Chaos Elemental kills quick chat messages.
  • ninja 9 March 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now use quick chat to show their slayer kills and boss kills from a new combat category. (Runelabs)
  • patch 23 February 2015 (Update):
    • Using quick chat to display the current slayer assignment will now state lava strykewyrms instead of Wildywyrms, while on the relevant assignment.
  • ninja 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now quick chat how many Treasure Trails they have completed: Group Events > Fun stuff > Treasure Trails.
  • ninja 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now quick chat how many slayer assignments they have completed in a row.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • Updated the "Would you please help me fight...?" quick chat message to add new bosses, and to remove the Queen Black Dragon entry as it is a solo fight.
  • ninja 15 December 2014 (Update):
    • The quick chat options 'My Divination level is...' and 'I have gathered...' are now in the main Divination category.
  • patch 13 December 2011 (Update):
    • ’Dice bag’ has been removed from the list of items in quick chat.
  • patch 3 March 2010 (Update):
    • Added the new implings to quick chat.
  • patch 1 February 2010 (Update):
    • Quick chat has been updated to include the curses unlocked from the Temple of Senntisten[sic] quest.
  • patch 18 October 2010 (Update):
    • Added Wind Rush to the list of spells you can talk about in quick chat.
  • patch 13 October 2009 (Update):
    • Added worlds 170 and 171 to the world list for quick chat purposes.
  • patch 22 June 2009 (Update):
    • Removed a few redundant quick chat phrases.
  • patch 6 May 2009 (Update):
    • Quick chat has been added for the Evil Tree distraction and diversion.
  • patch 21 April 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed a problem with quick chat that would show the wrong Fist of Guthix rating while in the minigame.
  • patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
    • Quick chat options were missing silver bars and gold bars in the Smithing section, this has been rectified.
    • What looked like an extra space has been removed from the bartering section of Quick Chat.
    • A missing hyphen has been put back in one of the quick chat trade phrases.
    • The phrase ‘My Slayer level is: ...' no longer appears twice in a quick chat search.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Quick Chat icon can change colour over a period of time.
  • It's possible to say "Another one bites the dust", which is a song by Queen.
  • The Flash Powder Factory phrases don't come up on the Context Sensitive menu during the minigame; instead "Herblore" is displayed.

References[edit | edit source]

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