The Contacts and LFG panel (shortcut: by default) shows a list of friends and list of players one has blocked from communications.
- Friends: a list of all the player's contacts showing status, character name, location, and achievement points. Displays additional information for other players that also have you on their friends list.
- Looking for Group: used to join or create parties for various types of game content.
- Followers: a list of other players that have added your account to their contacts list and are not on yours.
- Blocked: a list of players who will have limited contact with your account, suppressing message through chat and mail.
Players can change their status displayed to other players' contacts lists with the drop down menu next to their account name.
- Invisible (sets account to appear off-line)
- Online (default)
- Guilds will still be able to see the last login time of an account even if an account had been set to Invisible.
- If representing a guild while appearing as invisible, other players from the guild can still see the invisible player's location on the world map as a yellow dot.
- Mutual friends can still see the location of an invisible account in their contacts list. Similarly, friends in the same guild are able to view the location in the guild roster.
- Blocking another player does not prevent that player from seeing your online status or your map location, though the blocked player will receive a "network error" when they try to send a message to the blocker.
- Prior to the September 17th 2013 update there was a tab called Group search which was replaced with the Looking for Group tab.
- You can still use the old Group search Status (without using the new Looking For Group Tool), by using the Chat command: /LFG
- This will add a LFG status that applies a blue search icon next to your name.
- Blocking a player does not prevent them from seeing your text in any chat channel.
- Blocking a player does not prevent them from joining your LFG listing.
- Player may set nickname to anyone on their list.