"Slash" Commands are useful for many things in World of Warcraft, from conveying emotions to doing actions you would otherwise need to open many menus for, these shortcuts help the player out and help speed up the process, allowing players to do more in less time.
We will go over several basic commands, ranging from game modifications and help to emotes used to show others how your character feels.
/?, /h, /help
Lists some in-game help on commands
Assists the current target, targetting what they are targetting
Logs you out after 20 seconds, returning you to character select
/cast, /spell (spell)
Casts the spell or ability
Toggles writing of the combat log
Dismounts you from your mount
Equips the item you specify
/f, /fol, /follow (player)
Automatically follows the target you have
/ins, /inspect (player)
Inspects your current target
Shows your total playtime
/rand, /random, /roll, /rnd (range)
Rolls a random number between the range specified, ie; 1-100, if no range is given, it is done 1-100
/tar, /target (target)
Targets what you have chosen to, if it's within range
Shows current ingame time
Brings up the trade dialog between players
Uses the specified item (including trinkets, etc)
Looks up players via name,zone, or guild, ie; /who DarkFact, /who Stranglethorn Vale, /who Tentonhammer Guild
/e, /em, /emote, /me (text)
Emotes an action for your character to do, ie; /em waves hello!
Sends your text to the whole battleground
/c, /csay (channel)(text)
Sends text to the specified channel
/g, /gc, /guild (text)
Sends text to your guild
/o, /osay (text)
Sends text to your officers (must have priviledge)
/p, /party (text)
Sends text to your party
/r, /reply (text)
Replies to the last player who whispered you
/ra, /raid, /rsay (text)
Sends text to your raid
/s, /say (text)
Sends text to anyone near you
/send, /t, /tell, /w, /whisper (player)(text)
Sends a private message to the player you choose
/sh, /shout, /y, /yell (text)
Yells a message, reaches larger areas than /say
Plays the sound that your voice macro (macro) has
Flags you Away from Keyboard, this will let you exit a battleground.
Flags you as "DND" (Do not disturb), you will not receive whispers when in DND mode.
/friend, /friends (player)
Adds the player to your friends list
Ignores all chat/whispers from that player
/remfriend, /removefriend (player)
Removes the player from your friends list
Removes the player from your ignore list.
Party and Raid Commands
/i, /inv, /invite (player)
Invites the player to your current group
/kick, /u, /uninvite (player)
Removes the player from your group
/pr, /promote (player)
Makes that player leader
Displays your raid timers and instance timers by showing instance IDs
Displays a raid warning text, only raid leaders may use it.
Makes it so everyone may loot all corpses (Free For All)
Makes that player the Master Looter for the group.
Sends a ready check to everyone, asking if they're ready and requiring them to click a Yes/No dialog; the leader receives this information. Timeout for it is 30 seconds.
Disbands the guild. You must be the leader to do so
Gives basic information about the guild
/ginvite, /guildinvite (player)
Invites the player into your guild. You must have invite priviledges.
/gleader, /guildleader (player)
Makes the player the guild leader
Leaves your guild
/gmotd, /guildmotd (text)
Changes the guild's message of the day to whatever text is.
/gpromote, /guildpromote (player)
Promotes player one rank in your guild. Must be officer to use
/gdemote, /guilddemote (player)
Demotes player one rank in your guild, must be officer to use
/gremove, /guildremove (player)
Removes the player from your guild. Must have officer to use
Stay tuned for part 2 of this section where we cover PvP and Arena Team commands, as well as many of the emotes available to you!
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