The MWO non-battlefield interface has standard top and bottom menus.
Home - Takes you to the landing screen. See Mech Bay for more information.
MechLab - See the loadout of your current 'Mech. See Mech Lab for more information.
Store - Stock your 'Mech stable. See Store for more information.
Comp Play - Takes you to seasonal competitive play.
Faction Play - Fight for the Inner Sphere. See Faction Play for more information.
Solaris - Duel for your Patrons. See Solaris for more information.
Quick Play - Launch into 12v12 battle by yourself or with a group.
Hover over the Quick Play button to see game status information. Matchmaker Status shows you the percentage of 'Mech classes playing at that time. Below are the ping for each of the servers: North American, European and Oceanic. The above image was taken from the western coast of North America.
The small drop menu to the left of the Quick Play button tells MM which servers you are looking to play on. Only selecting the closest server may reduce your in-game latency, but may increase your wait time as MM creates matches.
Exit Game - Exits the game, or return to the MWO launcher.
Events - Launches the Events browser. View current, upcoming and past special events. Your status is updated after every match.
News - Re-launches the news and promotions window that displayed upon login.
Ticker - Scrolling news; used to remind of active events and server maintenance.
Chat - Opens the chat window.
LFG - Launches the Social window directly to the Looking For Group (LFG) tab
Social - Launches the Social window
Social Friends Tab
Lists the names of players that either have accepted your friend invitation or you accepted their's. Listed in alphabetical order, online first.
Social Unit Tab
Lists the names of players in your Unit. Listed in alphabetical order, online first.
Social Alerts Tab
Lists the social alerts you received, such as friend invitations, group invitations or lobby invitations.
Social LFG Tab
Join the Looking For Group queue, which allows group leaders to find you. A good way to join a group if you are not already the group leader's friend or in their Unit.
Social Blocked Tab
Lists the names of players who you have blocked from chat communication.
Social Name Menu
Select one of the names in the Social window opens a sub-menu - send them a message, invite them to your unit, block them from chat, remove them from your friends list, or view their Solaris card. If you are the group or lobby leader you will also see the option to send them a group or lobby invitation.