When you’re playing a game of League of Legends, you may feel the desire to say something that will help your team or, maybe, you want to continue to talk to your friend during the match. During those times, you definitely need to know how to chat in League of Legends, and that’s what I’m going to explain today.
Fortunately, you can talk to other players or your friends, even when you’re in the middle of an active session of League. For players who are in the AIR client, this is a simple process that only involves opening a chat window through the buddy list. Continue reading, and I’ll tell you everything you need to know about chatting in LoL…
Talking to a Friend
By typing”/w,” you can change who you type to. Just type /w. If your friend replies to the initial message, all you have to do is type /r message. If you’d like to send another message because you haven’t received a response, you will have to use the /w method again.
For your information:
Here’s a heads up – the /r method, which is the reply method, will automatically fill in the username of the friend you have been having a conversation with. The system automatically fills it is based on the last user that messaged you.
If you want to speak with them, it’s crucial that they’re on your friend’s list and in the same region as you, or the chat feature isn’t going to work.
If you have a friend who thinks it’s fun to sit there and spam you while you’re in the middle of the match, Riot has a fix for that, so don’t worry.
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Muting Aggravating Friends – Say Hello to my Little Friend
I often see someone run away from League of Legends because they have a friend who wants to stop messaging them during the match. For those of you who play LoL, you know how hard it is to talk while playing it.
This game takes full concentration, and it’s hard to carry on a text conversation during it. Unfortunately, I know people who walk away from the game before I get to explain the mute option to them. When your friend is aggravating and won’t leave you alone, use the /mute *username* option. By doing this, it will prevent your friend from sending you a message. The mute feature is what I refer to as my little friend because it does come in handy.
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Using Voice Chat in League of Legends
For those of you who are looking for a Party System, kind of like the one on the Xbox and PS4, you’re in luck because League of Legends has added a Party System. This gives players on your friends list the opportunity to automatically join your group for flex, ranked, draft, or normal play, without you having to send out any invites.
Since patch 8.6 in LoL, members of your team have been able to voice chat directly inside the client, which is a first for League. Unfortunately, those voice comms only work on this mode, so you’re not able to flame that feeding ADC or tell your jungle they’re doing a good job (whichever you want to do).
How to Use LoL Parties
Getting into a League of Legends party is relatively simple. Pick a queue, whether it’s for normal or ranked, and a list of open spots will appear next to your name. Whenever you see this, your friends can see it on their friend’s list. If they were to press the button that is next to your name, they would be able to join your queue right away.
Unfortunately, if you don’t want a friend to join you for whatever reason, you will be forced to manually kick them from your lobby or tell them to go away. I know, both can seem rude, and I hate doing it too. I have many Yasuo mains on my list, and I get along well with them…some of them are my best friends, but unfortunately, they’re stuck Silver, and when I’m playing in ranked placements, I don’t want them playing on my team. (no offense, guys).
For those of you who are in my position and don’t want specific players joining your Party, the only option you have is to remove them from your friend’s list, which isn’t something I want to do, because as I said, they’re my best friends and any other time, I enjoy playing with them (just not when I’m playing a League match).
What I did was I explained my problem to them, and they understood …at least I think they understood. Just don’t start out sounding like this “you suck, I’m better at the game, and I don’t want you on my team because you always lose or look like you’re feeding the other team.” If you want to keep those friends, don’t say that.
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So, to recap, here’s the list of most important LoL chat commands for you:
/I = ignore
/mute = mute (of course)
Okay, so there you have it – you are now set up and ready to start chatting in the League client. Just remember, there are still apps like Skype, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger to talk in. If you have a friend who won’t be quiet in the match and keeps distracting you and seems as if they’re just playing League to carry on a conversation with you, point them towards one of those apps to talk to you.
Mind you, they’re still your friend (I think so anyway), so you shouldn’t use the /ignore username feature because what this will do is it’s going to remove them from your friend’s list. I’m not sure if you’re ready to remove your friend from your list …that would be making it official.
For Those Who Play in Windowed Mode
For those of you who play your game in windowed mode, chatting just got easier. During the dull old loading screen, you can chat by clicking on that red Riot icon that’s in the system tray to reopen the AIR client (yes, that’s what that’s for). Mind you, this has the unfortunate effect of the taskbar icon flashing whenever a message comes across, and for some, this can be distracting when you’re in the middle of a match, but I don’t mind it, and it can help let you know when a message has come through.
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