When you have some people in your VIP (Very Important People) list you can private message them by double clicking their name in the VIP list. If you have lots of saved VIPs it can be annoying to search through them every time to find the right one.
Also, if you are happily hunting and some VIP is private messaging you it is annoying to go with your hand to the mouse, scroll through the VIP list etc. There is a solution though! You can easily private message someone (without cluttering up your chat windows) by typing the following:
- $(player name)$ [message] (only once)
- *(player name)* [message] (continuously)
Now you don't have to lift your hands from your keyboard or scroll through your full VIP list.