Characters of Special Interest can be selected with the UI, allowing them to be followed more carefully. Characters selected as Special Interest will appear in a special outliner category allowing the player one click access to their character pane, and they have their own message settings category as well.
To mark a character as a Character of Special Interest, first, right click on the character’s portrait. Next, right click on the “Go To Character” flyout that will appear to the left of the portrait, then, left click on the star icon to Mark/Unmark as a character of special interest. Repeat the steps to unmark characters who you no longer find special or interesting.