FAF chat

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Chat tabs

  1. "Server" is not a chat tab, it's just to see your ping to the server and chat commands.
  2. #aeolus is the default channel that every player automatically joins when they start FAF. The main chat is English only, so please don't use other languages there. Also follow the chatrules.
  3. Chatrooms without a # are private, such as direct messages to other players.

You can open up a private chat with a player by double clicking his name in the name list.

Chat commands

Write chat commands directly in chat, starting with "!" or "/"

  1. !seen - followed by username. Shows when was user last time online, it is case sensitive.
  2. !streams - Shows all currently online streams of Forged Alliance. (Twitch, HitBox)
  3. !casts - Shows last five Youtube Supreme Commander videos. (In order to get your video on this list, type in name of the video either "Supreme Commander" or "Forged Alliance")
  4. /me - followed by text. Text will be written in italics.

Player list

In the top is the search window. It will try to find online players who are currently in the chat, and display how many players are online while you don't search.

Player colors:

  • White: Admin or moderator, they have the privileges to kick or ban players from chat when they don't behave. (AeonCommander and fafbot are chat bots, don't message them.)
  • Blue: Friends. You can add players to your friendlist by rightclicking them in the list. This is a one way command, it means they won't notice or have to accept it.
  • Gray: Players who use FAF.
  • Dark Gray: People who use another program to be in the chatroom. They can't play with this account.
  • There is an option to assign randomly colored names to each player, but this will only override gray and dark gray colors


  • Players that are a part of a clan have their clan tags in front of their names. (Example [e] for The Empire clan [BC] Bad Company, etc.)

User Name Change and Name History

If you would like to change your username, you can do it here: http://app.faforever.com/faf/userName.php

  • Can be also used for viewing user's name history.

This will not affect your friends list or your account in any way, as the nickname is linked to your unique user ID.

  • If someone from your friends list renames, you won't see him/her there until you restart FAF.

User names are visible to everyone, and therefore must be kept clean and age-appropriate. You can only rename once a week - if a moderator has to ask you to change your name, you'll be unable to chat until you can rename. Use common sense, and if you're having trouble coming up with a name on your own, try a service such as http://rinkworks.com/namegen/!

Rating, League, and Division

The rating shown in the lobby is always your Global Ranking. You can learn more here: Leagues and Divisions


Right now, there are only few ways to get avatars. Here a list:

  • Be a famous caster Shoutcaster Avatar.png
  • Be first, second or third in your league.
  • Be the first, second or third in your division, the easiest way to get an avatar. league and division avatars are only temporary
  • Personal avatar, usually reserved for admins and mods
  • For donating to the FAF server, you get The Cookie Cookie Avatar.png
  • For donating to the Galactic War project, you were able to get an avatar in the past but this is no longer the case
  • For winning a tournament, avatars are given. Usually temporary ones for Blitz Tournament, WWPC Tournaments, sometimes permanent ones for big tournaments (The IMBA Cup gave the IMBA Cup Champion.png 'IMBA Cup Champion', Rise of the Immortals Trophy gave the ACU Sniper.png 'ACU Sniper')
  • You also can get an avatar for making a featured mod Mod Autor.png or some maps Mapautor.png in the Map Vault, or making a theme for the FAF Lobby

Player Status

As you see in the picture, there can be one sword, crossed swords, or nothing next to each player's name.

  • Nothing: this player is just chatting.
  • One sword: this player is currently in a game lobby.
  • Crossed swords: this player is playing a game.

If you double click on a single sword, you will launch FA and join the player in the lobby that they are presently in.

If you double click on crossed swords, you will launch FA and start watching the livereplay from the beginning of their game.

Joining Chat via Browser

You can access it from any IRC client: Chat / IRC Server