The Buddy List is a feature that has been around since the start of the game. It allows players to maintain connections and ties with players they meet in-game. A user can have up to one-thousand (1,000) buddies on their list at any given time. With the list, players can send private messages to their friends if they are online, meet up in the same room as their friends, and visit their homes. Players may remove any users from their list whenever they want.
Many Special Events require group efforts from friends.
In order to send another player a buddy request, one simply clicks on their avatar and select the option from the drop-down menu, then waits till they either accept or reject the offer.
There are various statuses players can present themselves under, to let other users determine whether or not it's best to meet at the time. These statuses include "Online", "Away", "Do Not Disturb", and "Offline".