Infomation here is specific to the Enhanced Client and about things not explicitly explained in the Introduction to Ultima Online.
Ultima Online provides several mechanisms to communicate with other players.
Unfortunately the official wiki and the labels in the Enhanced Client use some terms
inconsistently, which may cause confusion, especially the term
We can differentiate between the following means of communication:
Global Chat: Across all shards, also called
Channel#1 (Mode of Speech)
There are two possible meanings of the word
Channel in the Enhanced Client.
Modes of speech and private chats are combined in the red button left to the chat area,
Left Click: Select Channel, when you hover over it. Clicking it brings up a
Channel#2 (Public Shard Chat)
To select a channel in the Shard wide, public chat, click the chat icon in the hot bar.
Two windows will pop up. The option
from the screenshot above refers to the
channel you select in
By default, your client is set to reject requests for being added to other player's friends lists.
To enable it, press
ESC and choose
User Settings and go to the tab
Uncheck the option
Ignore Channel Chat Players:
By default, your client is set to reject requests for being invited to a guild.
To enable it, click the guild button in the hot bar and uncheck the option
Ignore Guild Invites: