The Friends List can be used to send private messages to other players, and to see which worlds they are currently on. If a player's private chat is set to 'off', then they will always appear as offline and it will not be possible to send them a private message. If their private chat is set to 'friends', then only people on their friends list will be able to send them private messages.
To add a player to the friend list, click the 'add friend' button in the friends list interface, type the player's name, and press enter or simply right-click their name in the chat box and selecting 'add friend'. To delete a friend from the friend list, either right-click their name on the friend list and click 'remove', or click the 'del friend' button, type their name and press enter. The friends list can hold up to 100 names for free players and 200 for members.
If a player meets one of his/her friends ingame, the friend's character will be represented by a green dot on the minimap in the upper right corner of the screen, instead of a white dot like most other players.
The Friends list for Old School RuneScape is the same Friends list as on the main RuneScape game. Therefore, if a player adds a player to their friends list on the main game, this player will also be on their friends list on the Old School game.
Friends lists aren't always used for contacting or keeping track of friends, some players might add another player's name to their friend list to spy on them, although this would only be possible if the other player had private chat set to 'on'.
Colours of the names
- Green: The player is online, and in the same world as you are.
- Yellow: The player is online, but in a different world.
- Red: The player is offline, or has their private chat set to 'friends' (if you are not on their friends list), or 'off'.
- As the friends list in Oldschool RuneScape can only handle the word 'world', any player on a lobby server on the main game will be shown on worlds 1100 to 1200.