POTCO Friends and Chat
As you become more notorious, your Quests will become more dangerous. You'll need Friends to crew your ships, man the cannons, and fight by your side against the worst the Caribbean can throw at you.
Basic chat is done by selecting from a set of pre-made messages from the SpeedChat drop-downs. It's a dynamic point-and-click chat system that allows for personal expression, questions, answers, and game advice.
To use SpeedChat phrases, just click on the Skull to the left of the keyboard chat interface at the bottom left of your screen, then click on the message you want from the SpeedChat drop-down menus. Every player in the area will hear what you have to say. SpeedChat is available to Basic Access and Unlimited Access players alike.
This chat setting allows players to chat with each other by typing words that are in the game's SpeedChat Plus dictionary. If you type in a word that is not in the dictionary, it will flash in red and you'll have to change it before you can send your message.
If you're having trouble saying what you want to, you can suggest a new word to us using the Contact Us form.
To chat using Open Chat, hit the Enter key to activate the chat window on the bottom left of your screen. Type your message there, and hit Enter again to send it.
Open Chat allows you to chat with anyone else using this chat setting. It works without the help of the game's dictionary. Remember that some words are still considered inappropriate and are not allowed.
Game Tip: If you type a period in the chat window before typing anything else, the message will appear as a thought bubble instead of a speech bubble and will stay on screen longer
You can access them by typing / at the chat prompt. Here is the list of emotes you can use with the / command:
crazy, glare, help, thirsty, tired, dance, sigh, scared, 9000, sweep, bounce, blink, sleep, wave, laugh, ready, curious, bark, fear, chuckle, frown, shrug, jig, growl, sad, congrats, angry, roar, lol, kidding, arrr, hiss, no, smile, sorry, bored, clap, kneel, happy, flex, rofl, cackle, congratulate, nod, hello, drink, grats, confused, wait, wink, moo, hail, jk, yes, gasp, coin, flee, eat, celebrate, salute, vittles, giggle, search, bye, yawn, meow, cower, cry, hungry, greet, bow, impatient, tap, cheer, primp, goodbye, sry, grin, agree, amazed
A few are available from the speedchat menu.
Pirate Detail Panel
Click on any Pirate to view their Detail Panel. It shows their name and a list of possible interactions:
Friendship –– make or break a Friendship with that Pirate
Crew –– invite that Pirate to join your crew or split up your crew
Guild –– invite that Pirate to join your Guild or remove that Pirate from your Guild
Whisper –– send a private message to that Pirate
Go To –– teleport to that Pirate
Skirmish –– invite that Pirate to a PVP Skirmish
Ignore –– ignore that Pirate for the remainder of your session
Report –– report bad language, rude behavior, or an inappropriate name to a moderator
Pirates of the Caribbean Online supports two kinds of Friends:
To make Friends, click on the Pirate you would like to make Friends with. Their Pirate Detail Panel will open. Click Friendship.
You will get a pop-up that says "Asking (Pirate Name) to be your friend. "Sometime later you get a "You are now friends with (Pirate Name)!" or "(Pirate Name) said no, thank you."
Then to make player friends with them, you can click on them in your friend panel, and your friend page should give you options to do that, and also use friend codes.
Choose one of these and follow the instructions.
All your Friends appear on your Friends Panel, along with a note telling you if they are currently online or not. You can have up to 300 Friends.
Use your Friends Panel to add someone as a Friend or to stop being Friends with someone. To add a new Friend, click on the Pirate you want to make Friends with. Their Pirate Detail Panel will appear. Click Friends, and a pop-up window will ask whether you want to make Character Friends or Player Friends. Character Friends are other Pirates you meet online, but know nothing else about. Player Friends can be Players you know from the real world or by their D-Names from Disney's Toontown Online or Disney XD. Player True Friends are Players you know from real life and have traded Friend Codes with so you can communicate via True Chat as well as SpeedChat.
Click on the appropriate button, and the game will ask that Pirate if they would like to be your Friend. If that Pirate says "Yes," you will be notified. Their name will then appear on your Friends Panel and your name will appear on theirs. To stop being Friends with someone, click the Friends button on your Friends Panel and then click on their name. A new panel will tell you that you are currently Friends. Click the Stop button to stop being Friends.
Making True Friends
If your chat setting is Limited or Unlimited True Friends, only people you've exchanged a True Friends Code with can see your chat messages. True Friends can only be made between people that also know each other in the real world.
Creating a True Friend Code
To create a True Friends Code, open your Friends Panel and click on the True Friend Code button. If your chat setting is Limited True Friends, your family's administrator will be asked to log in at this point. If your chat setting is Unlimited True Friends, your family's administrator will not need to log in. Write down the True Friends Code given to you by the game and pass it along to the person in the real world you want to make True Friends with.
Using a True Friends Code
If you've been given a True Friend Code by someone you know in the real world, open your Friends Panel, click on Friends, then choose Use Friend Codes. If your chat setting is Limited True Friends, your family's administrator will be asked to log in at this point. If your chat setting is Unlimited True Friends, your family's administrator will not need to log in.
Next, enter the True Friend Code you've been given. The name of your new True Friend will appear on your Friends Panel, your name will appear on theirs, and you will now be able to chat with each other using your keyboard.
Game Tip: Keep in mind that Codes work only once and expire after 48 hours if unused. So, when you give one of your real world Friends a Code, make sure they use it as soon as they can.
Ending a Friendship
To stop being Friends, open your Friends Panel and click on the Pirate or the D-Name you no longer wish to be True Friends with. Then open the Friendship Panel and choose Break Friends.
Naturally, reporting a complaint against a Pirate Friend will automatically break the Friendship.
Whispering (Orange Text)
If you want to send a message to a single Pirate or DName, you can Whisper to them. To Whisper to another Pirate, click Whisper on their Detail Panel. If you are both set to Open Chat, type your message in the chat window and hit Enter to send. If you want to use a SpeedChat phrase, click on the Skull to the left of the keyboard chat interface, then click on the message you want from the SpeedChat drop-down menus. Whispers will show up in italics in the Chat Log. No other Pirates will be able to see these private messages. You can easily reply to another Pirate's Whisper by clicking on one of their Whisper messages.
Crew Chat (Purple Text)
A good captain never loses contact with a trusty mate. By opening your Friends Panel and clicking on Crew, you can see all the members of your Crew and view their Detail Panel. To send a message to everyone in your Crew wherever they happen to be, click on the Crew Tab on top of the chat interface, and then send your message. Crew messages will show up in purple in the Chat Log.
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Guild Chat (Blue Text)
Your Guild is the next best thing to family. They're your closest mateys, the ones who will always stand by your side through sun and storm. Joining a Guild will make it easier for you to assemble a crew, and when contests and special events come up, you can always count on your Guild for help.
Any time you need to communicate with your Guild members, open your and click on Guild. Every member of your Guild will be listed there. Click on any member to view their Detail Panel. To send a message to all of your Guild members at once, click on the Guild Tab on top of the chat interface, and then send your message. Guild messages will show up in blue in the Chat Log.
Game Tip: If you are using SpeedChat Plus settings, you may not be hearing all Crew and Guild conversations.
Privateering (Gold Text)
A good Privateer keeps in constant communication with his crewmates. By opening your Chat Panel and clicking on Privateer, you can send a message to everyone on your Privateer crew. Click on the Privateer Tab on the far right side of the chat interface, and then send your message. Privateer messages will show up in grey in the Chat Log.
Create or join a Pirate Guild – New Invitation Codes
Want to always have a band of Pirates to turn to for help? Different than a session-only Crew, you can create or join a persistent Pirate Guild and your fellow rogues will always just be a click away. To do so, follow the instructions below:
Join a Guild
A Guild Master or Officer can click on anyone in the game and invite him or her to join their Guild on the spot. (Hint: If you want to join, just ask an Guild Master or Officer in the game if they'd invite you. Hopefully, your persuasive ways will get them to give you an invitation.)
Once you join a Guild you can look at the membership list and interact with other members by exploring the Friends section of your Sea Chest. (Hint: To pull up your Friends Panel, just hit "F" on your keyboard while you're in the game.)
If you'd like to leave the Guild, just click on the Leave Guild button from the Guild tab of your Friends Panel
A Guild Master or Officer can create an invitation code that can be given to any player to join their Guild. The invitation code is useful for inviting people to join your Guild, even when they are not currently logged in. They merely have to redeem the invitation code by clicking the Redeem Invitation button on the Guild Page the next time they log in.
To generate a Guild Invitation code, players must first be a Guild Master or an existing Guild Officer. (Note: Only Unlimited Access members can create Guilds.) They would then need to open their Friends Panel and select Create Invitation. Once they create a code they can distribute it to any player they would like. (Note: Each code is only good for a single use by a single player, however you can distribute up to 20 invitation codes at a time.).
The codes will expire within 10 days, so make sure your friends redeem them quickly.
Create a Guild
To create an exclusive band of hearty Pirates, you must have Unlimited Access.
In order to create a Guild, follow the instructions below:
Click on the Friends icon in your Sea Chest to bring up the Friends Panel. (Hint: To pull up your Friends Panel, just hit "F" on your keyboard while you're in the game.)
Click on the Guild tab located on the bottom right of the Friends Panel. This will bring up Guild Options.
Click on Create Guild, follow the on-screen instructions and then click OK.
You have now created a Guild!