Appear Offline Finally Here!
Today a great application has emerged and surprised many League of Legends players. We finally have an “appear offline” function. It was not released by Riot, but it should be working for everyone without any problems.
The requests for an “appear offline” option in the PVP.net chat have been rising, and especially pro players such as ‘Skumbag Krepo’ and ‘Siv HD’ have been requesting such a feature. Also, there have been a couple of requests on both Reddit and the official League of Legends forums. The app has now been created and it’s free to download. Furthermore, this app isn’t only capable of making you seem offline in the chat, it can also delete all pending friend invites (so you won’t have to run them through and click decline for each one).
But how does this app work? It’s actually quite simple!
The app creates a “second login screen”, where you have to log in with your usual username and password, (and you’ll have to choose a server as well). From here on, the app is making the summoner able to use an “invisible-status”, which Riot didn’t create for the PVP.net client yet. In other words, you’re able to be logged on onto the PVP.net client, but you can’t be seen. The results of this are:
- You can now appear as offline in PVP.net
- You can still initiate group chats and basic chat
- You can still invite people for games
- You cannot be invited by your friends
- Friends cannot invite you to chat, nor start a chat with you
This does sound like some scamming/phishing program and Boompje (the creators of the app) understand if you wish to not use this program, however it’s working as intended.
Let me show you how the login screen looks:
The text box in the upper left corner is where you type your username (as if you were logging into League of Legends) the right one is for your password. Next is the server you’ve currently chosen. Furthermore, under the login information, there is some information, which shortly explains how to log in into the app. Left of the login, there are two checkboxes:
- Debug mode
- Decline friend requests
The Debug Mode
The debug mode is simply just a way to show the “internal state” for the purpose of debugging. Debug menus are usually unpolished and not user friendly, and it is usually intended to be used by the software’s developers. At the right, there is a screenshot of the debug mode.
Decline friend requests
The second option is almost self-explanatory. It simply blocks incoming friend requests, so if you’re a professional player, look forward! Now you won’t be spammed with thousands and thousands of friend requests every other second!
The usual menu looks like this when you’ve logged in:
This app opens a lot of possibilities. As a pro player, you’ll be able to “play in peace”, and as a private person you simply get more private life, and you can decide whether or not you want to play for yourself, without “annoying” game invites all the time. Note though, that this program has been developed by a third party developer which means that nor Riot Games, Boompje.net nor Makahost can be held responsible for any suspensions or any other processes that negatively impact your gaming experience.
Sources: Official Website