Hercules comes with an inbuilt channel system for global chat.
You need to join a channel to see messages in it; when logging in, you will automatically join certain channels, others you will have to join manually.
These settings can be changed via the Titan Guide, which will open an NPC dialogue where you can toggle autojoin for every channel in the Login Settings.
Joined by default:
#mainis for general global chat (Note: As per the rules, only English is allowed in this channel.)
#tradeis for all sell/buy/trade messages
#offtopicis for chat not related to RO
#partyis for party search
#mapenables chatting with other players on the same map
#deis for German chat
#esis for Spanish chat
#fris for French chat
#ptis for Portuguese chat
#tlis for Tagalog chat
Moderator users have a + before their messages in #main, and have the ability to temporarily mute other users. Their aim is to resolve issues by talking to players who are breaking the Social Rules of the server.
If issues escalate, they can /savechat conversations for staff to consider longer term solutions as needed, such as removal of privileges. Channel moderators do not have a Game Master (GM) character.
@channellists all channel-related commands
@channel listlists all public channels
@channel bindto <#channel_name>binds your global chat to a specific channel, making everything you type that would normally displayed to nearby characters be redirected to that channel instead
@channel unbindunbinds your global chat from the current bound channel
Joining and Leaving
@join <#channel_name>joins a public channel
@join <#channel_name> <password>joins a private channel
@channel leave <#channel_name>leaves a channel
Channel Creation and Administration
@channel create <#channel_name>creates a temporary channel, which disappears when the last member leaves
@channel create <#channel_name> <password>creates a temporary channel with a password
@channel setcolor <#channel_name>changes a channel's color
@channel list colorslists all available colors; available colors are:
@channel ban <#channel_name> <character name>bans a character from the channel
@channel unban <#channel_name> <character name>unbans a character from the channel
@channel banlist <#channel_name>lists all characters banned from the channel
@channel setopt <#channel_name> JoinAnnounce 1enables join messages for the channel; setting it to