Tips :: Using Busy and Away on ICCSometimes, you step away from ICC for a while, and want to inform players that send you messages what you are doing. There are two main methods of doing this--the away command and the busy variable.
The Away Command
By using the away command, you can set a message that will be seen by anyone who sends you a personal tell. The syntax is away action. The server will prepend your handle and "is" to the string. For example, if you get a phone call, and need to step away from the computer, you might use away on the phone. Then, players sending you a tell will receive the message (told Junk, who is on the phone) (replacing Junk with your own handle, of course). Normally, as soon as you send anything to ICC (a command, a move, or even just hitting ENTER), your away string will be cleared.
The Busy Variable
The busy variable can be used to show other people that you are doing something else, and do not wish to be bothered by personal tells. There are three settings for it: