Are your messages not showing on World Chat? Here's a fix.

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Are your messages not showing on World Chat? Here's a fix.

#1 » Post by Regent » 09 May 2018 11:40

Are you trying to talk in World chat but see your messages showing up in WorldDefense channel instead?
Or worse, are your messages not showing at all?

Here's how to fix this (until staff fixes it permanently):
1. Open friends list.
2. Go to the chat tab.
3. Leave every channel you see in there.
4. Type /leave WorldDefense
5. Relog.
6. Type /join World

It also helps if you do this in-game:
1. Press Escape (ESC)
2. Click Interface
3. Click Social
4. Disable this: "Auto Join Guild Recruitment Channel"
5. Click Okay.
This removes 1 more unnecessary channel from the list of channels in the chat tab, in relation to the steps in the fix further above.

I personally use this macro to fix it for myself, since I like being able to monitor the WorldDefense channel too:

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/leave WorldDefense
/join WorldDefense
(you have to hit it twice)

Yes, it's already reported on the Bugtracker: https://truewow.org/bugs/view.php?id=7109

I've lost count of the number of people I've had to guide in whispers so they can join the rest of the players in the World Channel.
So, I'm posting this here as a general guide. A sticky would be appreciated so it's more visible.
An in-game broadcast that tells players to follow steps #4, 5 and 6 would also help.

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Re: Are your messages not showing on World Chat? Here's a fix.

#2 » Post by Eronox » 09 May 2018 12:09

This is a very common answer to frequent tickets aswell, thank you for this.
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Re: Are your messages not showing on World Chat? Here's a fix.

#3 » Post by Harabec23 » 10 May 2018 02:48

In addition, I have also seen times when you had to exit your client and delete your WOW cache folder and restart yourclient & log back in before you rejoin the channel(s). Good post for player direction Regent!!
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Re: Are your messages not showing on World Chat? Here's a fix.

#4 » Post by Brennus » 11 May 2018 00:55

Thank you for this post. :tick:
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Re: Are your messages not showing on World Chat? Here's a fix.

#5 » Post by Nyeriah » 22 Jul 2018 22:58

Hello,

We really appreciate your initiative and all the help you have provided assisting players with this issue and helping us identify it. However, now that the issue is solved and long past, I'll have to archive this thread so it doesn't end up being misleading.

Thank you once again!

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