The Bridge

Changes within the Senior Navigator Team

26/10/2021 23:16 Written by TigerBear


Dear Chatters


We've made some changes to our Senior Navigating Team.


Kel-x is now a Chief Navigator and will work alongside Shadow_X to keep the ship sailing on a steady but exciting course.


dominic_2005 and Stevesterrrrr have been working hard behind the scenes on graphics, programming, and other admin tasks. In recognition of this, they have been promoted to members of the Chat Team. They'll still be around on Chat but won't be doing so much of the day-to-day navigating.


As always, if you need help, please look for a Navigator by pressing F2 (if you see dominic_2005 or Stevesterrrr on the list, just ignore them as they'll be busy drinking coffee and eating biscuits).


Happy chatting and thank you for sailing with Lycos Chat.



Is that that thing Halloweenie or are you just happy to see me?

11/10/2021 18:34 Written by Shadow_X

Help!, Grandma is a witch!

Happy Halloween! The events team have come up with a few tricks and treats this year, this bridge notice will have all the information contained within it, so read it carefully.

First of all, we've thrown together a nice spooky theme to cover the holiday. Special thanks to all involved, If you head to the Halloween Room on The Galley deck you will see that Grandma has turned into a witch and is flying around on her broomstick, If you manage to get her down you can win this years brand new throw emote.

Secondly, We're having a Quiz for all you fastest brainboxes on 31st October at 7:01pm in the Quiz Show room, a spooktastic Quiz will be held with some excellent prizes. After all that quizzing, we're holding a fancy dress party for everyone in the Monster Bash party room located on the Adult Deck.

Some of you might be thinking how can it be a fancy dress party on chat? well, a lot of you liked the having a scary/halloween themed photochat pictures last year. So we're bringing it back from today until the 7th of November, the photochat rules will be relaxed* to allow you to upload a halloween themed photochat picture submissions. So with this in mind you can upload a picture of someone scary etc, preferably you in fancy dress, but we will give you some leeway with this.

Lastly, we have a spooky anagram game, re-arrange the following 13 anagrams into halloweenie things and shipmail ChatGames with your answers, by Midnight 31st October,  both everyone who got all of them right & those that haven't will be put in two separate pots and drawn to win a treat or maybe a trick? Who knows?

1: Pink Sump
2: Rocker It Tart
3: Shovel Aw Allel
4: Marge Pir Re
5: verse Lew Ow
6: Cwtch rif at
7: Nuthouse Heads
8: Snobs Met To
9: Has Been
10: Pro Secs
11: Creme it see
12: Perm Visa
13: Knifes ant ern

So what are you waiting for? Get your spooooook on!

(*Halloween PhotoChat will still be subject to some rules, such as they must be scary/halloween related and must be removed by midnight on the 8th of November)




P.S For those that keep asking, the witch is called elmo and the broom is called Dave.  Happy Halloween

Don't be a /wimp, use your /think.

04/10/2021 12:25 Written by Shadow_X

 Extended until 10th October


Ahoy Passengers and Crew,


Do you wish there was more emote to choose from? Have you got an idea for an emote?, are you a diamond user that has too many custom emotes? If the answer to any of the above questions is "YES!" then your time has come.


We're looking for new and exciting emotes to add to the repertoire of existing base commands and this is your chance to add your mark on the chat, what we need is for you to submit your best ideas for new emotes and they maybe added to chat. What do you get in return? Well apart from some awesome new emotes to use, we're going to pick a few of them that are added and give the sender a prize.


So how do you submit ideas? I hear, all you need to do is send a shipmail to Kewtiepie with your idea(s) and four examples how they would be used.  So male to female, female to male, to all, and to yourself.


Example for: /penny

1.Shadow_X  cheers for elmo123, the penny has finally dropped 

2.Shadow_X looks for a pretty penny

3.Shadow_X sees a wishing well and throws a penny into it

4.Shadow_X cheers for dominic_2005, the penny has finally dropped 


Once you have sent your submission, they will be collated and the best ones will be added for everyone to use, be as creative as you like. Obviously overly offensive/rude ideas will not be considered but other than that the emotes are at your call. You have until the 30th of September to send your ideas to Kewtiepie  so get your thinking caps on!


Kind Regards,

The Emoteful Games Team

Let's get Quizzical

19/08/2021 15:17 Written by Shadow_X



Hello Passengers and Crew,

We hope that you're enjoying a wonderful summer, over the period we had the "Lockdown Cup" we learned a lot of things. Quizmaster and the team had a bit of a summer break and with our young adults returning back to school, some of you have asked the navigators when the next quiz will be and I have some great news.

The league style quizzes will return with some changes, the Quizzes will be held fortnightly every Sunday at 7:01pm. First place to Fifth place from each quiz will get points to a leaderboard, which will appear on the Quizmaster profile for a period of three month. At the end of the three months, the top five players of the leaderboard will receive a special prize.


Each quiz there will be a chance of spot prizes, so it's always a good reason to join in.

For special occasions, we will have a bigger quiz which will feature a theme. I.E. One of October's will be themed around Halloween, as with the regular quizzes any points will be put on the leaderboard.

The next few quizzes are as follows:
22nd August - 7:01pm - Regular Quiz
5th September - 7:01pm - Regular Quiz
19th September - 7:01pm - Regular Quiz
3rd October - 7:01pm - Regular Quiz
17th October - 7:01pm - Regular Quiz
31th October - 7:01pm - Special Quiz (Halloween)

The leaderboard will be available and updated usually on the Monday after the Quiz on the Quizmaster profile

Thank you,
Your Quizzical Games Team

Chat Packages / Feature Shop - Payment Options

08/08/2021 13:34 Written by Shadow_X


We are aware of a problem that means that Skrill is not currently available.




The good news is we have payment options, that let you pay via PayPal, and if you don't have PayPal you can pay using any major credit or debit card from around the world.


Select PayPal on the checkout page.


When you get to PayPal if you have an account, click Log In.



If you don't have an account, then just click on Pay with a card.  It's very simple.



 Any questions then speak to a Navigator.



And..... There goes the rolling drum!

18/07/2021 08:55 Written by Shadow_X


So lots of you took part in the last game, and to save you spamming the lovely Navigators with requests about what the answers are, here they are...


A - Background check
B - Big fish in a small pond
C - Cherry pie
D - Diamond in the rough
E - First aid
F - Half price
G - Jack in the box
H - See for yourself
I - Tip of the iceberg
J - To do list
K - Wide awake
L - Agree to disagree


The winners chosen at random of the phrase game are :-


The losers chosen at random of the phrase game are :-



The funniest answers came from xXMermaidXx.


Have fun in the sun, and look forward to a Quiz soon followed by another fun game.

Like fish in the sea, there's many a Phrase to Catch Sailors.

02/07/2021 11:06 Written by Shadow_X


Cabin fever has hit the crew hard and Captain is having a hard time working out what everyone is saying as they've taken to speaking in images and popular phrases. Below are some of those catchphrases, can you help the Captain decipher what these are?




Find out what the 12 phrases are and then shipmail ChatGames with your guesses by midnight 16th of July. Those who get all 12 correct will be put into a draw and may win a wonderful prize.

Good Luck,

Your Phrasey Cats Games Team


p.s even if you don't get them all right, you will be put into the losers draw and can possibly win emotes or effects.

What is a Navigator?

Navigators are chatters who volunteer to spend a lot of time helping out and keeping order on the chat.

The ideal Navigator knows every little secret on the Chat, he or she is extremely patient, both when helping out newbies and when dealing with occasional trouble.

Only very experienced chatters become Navigators, so if you feel like helping others and want to help make the chat a nice place for everyone, it could be just the challenge for you.

How to become a Navigator

Would you like to be a Chat Navigator?

Before answering this question there are some things you should know.

Being a Navigator is not an easy role to fulfil. It is demanding, takes hard work and dedication and a lot of online time. Despite this, it's also great fun. Many navigators much prefer it to being a chatter.

  1. As a navigator you're an ambassador for the Chat. This means that chatters watch everything you say and do. Behave inappropriately, and it gives all Navigators a bad name. Being helpful at all times when on and off watch, shows what a great team we are.
  2. Navigators are the first people new chatters meet and their most important task is to make sure that these newbies have a good experience the first time they are on board.
  3. Some chatters will see it as their job to try to wind you up. If they succeed, they win. If they don't, everyone wins :) Therefore you have to be helpful and patient when people ask you a question. As a Navigator your behaviour should be spotless on the chat at all times.

If you are the kind of person who gets emotional easily, then being a navigator may not be for you. You must be objective always; NEVER taking sides, even when your friends are involved, and always play devils advocate. Never make assumptions.
You must be able to keep confidences, both chatters and other Navigators may come to you with problems. And you will also be the first to find out about new things too – you must be able to keep these things close to your chest! Having the patience of a saint too is necessary! Some chatters take a while to help, and you need to ensure that your personality can cope with these demanding times.

You should also ask yourself, Am I a team player? This is a very important question as the Navigator system can only work with a team spirit. All ranks working together for a common goal.

All this said, being a navigator is very rewarding. Just ask any of our existing Navigators and they will tell you that nothing beats the feeling of when you help a chatter or solve a dispute and receive a huge Thank you.
So, still interested? Then you also need to meet the following criteria.
  1. You must have been a chatter for at least 6 months.
  2. You must have a minimum chat rank of Midshipman (although exceptions may be made by Chiefs).
  3. You must have a clear chat record, with no serious bans/behaviour issues in the last 6 months.
  4. You must also have completed the 5 standard chat quests. /sing, /shout, /whisper, /sleep, /love.

    If you are a former navigator ranked 3rd or above and wish to return to the team on any name, please contact a chief navigator to discuss your options.

If you meet the criteria above, you can apply to become a navigator. Depending on the recruitment needs, you may be approached directly, you may be able to contact a 1st or Chief Navigator and express interest, or you may have to take the exam, or any combination of these. We reserve the right to change the recruitment methods at any time, and this is at the discretion of Chief Navigators.

If you would like to be a navigator, and do not qualify yet, then take this time to get to know everything there is to know about the chat. The more you know, the more you'll be able to help others.

Keep an eye on the bridge for opportunities to join as a navigator!