A chat death or a chat drought is an incident when all conversation in the chat lobby comes to a stop. It is the opposite of a chat flood.
The chat dies where there are so few messages in the chat during normally active hours; it is said that the cbox is dying of thirst. It is noted that chat deaths occur more frequently during autumn, winter, and spring, but less often in the summer.
People on Route 50 possess numerous ways to counter chat droughts. Among them:
- Drag the lurkers out into the open
- Use a Phoenix Down
- Give the chat CPR
- Kill the chat again via sword
- Splash Water on the chat
- Hit Chat with book
- Show chat affection