What does that mean?

Abbreviations list

Keep in mind this;

You will only use about 5% of these!

You will only encounter 5% of these during your ENTIRE playing lifetime!

Most of these entries are made up, while someone was making a list of such things!

Maybe one person in a thousand will have used each one!

Some of these entries pertain to other games or other online activities and has nada to do with EQoA!

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Nerf - To make something less effective, i.e. a Nerf bat as opposed to a real baseball bat.

Guber - Not uber.

Uber - Really nice, the best.

Dual-box - To play two toons at the same time using two

accounts and two PS2.

Zerge - To use a mass of toons to massively attack a mob to overwhelm it and kill it. Many will die in the process.

Mob - A monster, a NPC, controled by the game system.

NPC - Non-Player-Charactor

Twink - to use high level gear on a low level toon.

Ploob - is a power leveled toon.

Noob - a high level player playing like they never played before, like they bought the account.

ML - Main looter (Usually a melee); Loots all dead mobs (speeds up grinds = )

ATM - At the moment

Shank - Shaman Tank. Less popular than Clank, seen it used on PPO alot lately

MT - mistell

STFU - Shut The Fudge Up :)

OOD - Out Of Debt

ADSL - type of high-speed Internet connection.

AFK - "Away from keyboard." Used to announce that a player is leaving his or her console for an indefinite period of time, but whose character will remain online.

Agro - An abbreviation that refers to an aggressive monster.

Agro range - The range within which an aggressive monster will notice a player character and attack.

Avatar - A player's character in the game.

BAF - "Bringing a friend." This is often an announcement from the puller that the party's intended opponent has attracted another aggressive monster.

BF - "Boyfriend."

BBL - "Be back later."

Bind point - Refers to the location where a player character was last visited a Spirit Master.

BIO - An acronym used by a player when he or she needs to leave the console to visit the restroom.

BRB - "Be right back." Signals others that the player character will return to the group shortly, or that the player is leaving the console briefly, but keeping his or her character online.

Broadband - High-speed home Internet connection (e.g., DSL, cable).

BRT - "Be right there."

BTW - "By the way."

Buddy list - BL -A list of friends kept by a player in

EverQuest Online Adventures - Frontiers.

Bump or Bumping - In discussion forums, "bumping" is the action of gratuitously posting to a thread for the sole purpose of moving the thread to the top of the thread list.

Buff or Buffing - Refers to preparatory actions taken to combat, usually involving the casting of beneficial spells.

Camp or Camping - Refers to the repeated killing of a respawning monster by the same individual or party, often for experience or to gain items. Can alternately mean a player is leaving the game by using the Camp command.

Con - An abbreviation for the Consider command in EverQuest Online Adventures - Frontiers used to assess the strength of an opponent

CU and Cya - "See you later."

Dewd or Leet Speak - An abbreviated or encrypted chat code used by some gamers.

Ding - An announcement by a player to let others know they have just leveled.

DNS - "Domain Name System." A system that translates a domain name into an Internet Protocol address.

DoT - "Damage over time." Refers to an effect that, when placed on a target, cause continuous damage over a limited period of time.

Drop - Used to refer to the "giving up" of items or money by a defeated foe. "What did the gnoll guard drop?"

Emote - A convention used to express emotions through text in text-based games (sometimes referred to as "smilies") and physical animations on avatars in newer graphics-based games.

EP, Exp or XP - "Experience points."

EQ - An acronym for EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game for the PC, developed by Sony Online Entertainment.

EQOA - An acronym for the massively multiplayer online game EverQuest Online Adventures.

FAQ - "Frequently Asked Questions." This section of a website, for example, will have answers to the most common questions a visitor may have.

Farming - A term that refers to the act of gathering rewards (esp. equipment) repeatedly, usually for resale for personal gain.

Flame or Flaming - The act of harshly rebutting someone (usually on message boards), often disparagingly. Flaming is considered detrimental to constructive discussion, and is not permitted in the EverQuest Online Adventures -

Frontiers forums.

FPS - "First person shooter." A combat game, played from a first-person viewpoint, generally in a futuristic or science fiction genre. Examples - PlanetSide, Doom, Quake

FWIW - "For what it's worth."

FYI - "For your information."

Gate - This is a reference to the "Go Home" command that comes from the PC version in which players must cast a Gate spell to return home.

GF - "Girlfriend."

GM - Game Master. A customer service representative who helps to facilitate gameplay by resolving player issues.

Griefer - A player who purposefully seeks to ruin the enjoyment of others in a game.

GTG or G2G - "Good to go." or "Got to go"

Guild - A formal association of players formed in EQOA that grants those players additional features, such as the guild chat channel.

HDD - An acronym for Hard Disk Drive.

Hehe - An expression of mild amusement and laughter.

Host - A computer that has full two-way access to other computers on the Internet.

ICS - "Internet Connection Sharing."

IMO and IMHO - "In my (humble) opinion."

INC - "Incoming!" An announcement from a group member that an enemy is heading their way.

IP address - "Internet Protocol address." Internet Protocol is the methody by which information is sent from one computer to another on the Internet; the IP address is the address of a computer on the Internet that allows information to be sent to a specific location.

IRL - "In real life."

ISP - Stands for Internet Service Provoider.

J/K or JK - "Just kidding."

K - "Okay."

Kiting - Refers to a style of combat in which a player continually stays out of combat range of an enemy usually by running from it, while simultaneously causing damage to it.

KOS - "Kill on sight." Refers to a player character that is attacked on sight by a group of NPCs such as city guards, for example, usually because that player character is unpopular in that area through faction alignments.

KS - "Kill Stealing." Refers to the act of maliciously taking another person or party's prey.

Lag - Latency experienced during play resulting from any of several causes, including Internet traffic and breakdowns,

server-side problems and/or client-side problems.

LAN - "Local Area Network."

Latency - The time delay experienced as data moves across the Internet.

LD - "Link dead." Refers to the state of a PC when the player has lost his or her Internet connection to the character.

LFG - "Looking for a group to join."

LMAO - An acronym used to express a gut-busting laugh.

LOH - "Low on health." An acronym used by a player to announce that his or her health statistic is getting dangerously low. Also, can be used to refer to the paladin's "Lay on hands" ability.

LOL - "Laugh out loud," and "lots of laughs." An acronym used to express amusement.

LOM or LOP - "Low on mana" or "Low on power," respectively. An acronym used by players to alert others that they will soon need a rest.

LOP - "Low on power." An acronym used to alert others that the player character's Power statistic is nearing depletion.

Loot - Term used to refer to either items or money retrieved from a vanquished foe. It may also be used as a verb meaning to take items or money from a defeated foe (as in looting a MOB).

Lvl - Abbreviation for "level."

MAC address - "Media Access Control address." A MAC address is a unique number assigned to computer hardware on a network.

MMOG - "Massively multiplayer online game."

MMORPG - An acronym for a genre of games meaning Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game. EverQuest Online Adventures - Frontiers is an MMORPG.

MOB - Mobile or Mobile Object. A MUD term originally, used to describe creatures in a game, whether NPCs or enemies.

MOO - An acronym for an Internet game meaning MUD, Object Oriented.

MUD - An acronym for an Internet game that is generally text based. Stands for Multi-User Dungeon, Multi-User Dimension or Multi-User Dialogue.

MUSH - An acronym for an Internet game, commonly translated

as Multi-User Shared Hallucination.

NA - An acronym referring to a Network Adaptor.

NAT - "Network Address Translation."

Newbie (also, Noob, Newb, etc) - A young, inexperienced player. Sometimes derogatory.

Ninja loot - The quick looting of a fallen NPC's rewards. This is often a dishonest act.

No Drop - Describes the quality of certain objects that prevents characters from dropping or trading the item in question once it has been picked up.

NP - "No problem."

NPC - NonPlayer Character. Refers to any creature, or MOB, not controlled by a player.

NT - Acronym used on message boards meaning No Text and indicating that the body of the message is empty.

OIC - "Oh, I see."

OMG - "Oh my God!"

OMW - "On my way."

OOC - "Out of character." Usually used to qualify a message in a roleplay environment.

OOM or OOP - "Out of mana" and "Out of power," respectively. Used by players to signal the group that they must rest before they can use their abilities (cast spells, for example).

OOW - "On our way."

OT - "Off topic." Message board acronym to indicate that content of the post diverges from the current topic.

OTM - "On the move." An acronym often used by a group leader to announce his desire to move the group.

Pet - An NPC minion under the control of either another NPC or a player.

Ping - The measurement in milliseconds it takes a packet of data to travel from a console to a server and back over the Internet.

Plz - Abbreviation for "please."

PnP - An acronym for "pen and pad," which refers to traditional tabletop roleplaying games.

Port forwarding - Broadband router that provides a security buffer or firewall between a user's private network and public network.

Powerleveling - The act of helping a lower level player gain experience at an accelerated rate.

Pull - The act of engaging an NPC in combat by a player character who then flees back to his or her group with the angered NPC in tow.

Puller - The player character who performs a Pull.

PvE - Player versus Environment. A game environment in which players may attack and kill NPCs and MOBs only.

PvP - Player versus Player. A game environment in which players are permitted to attack and kill one another's characters.

PvPer - someone who kills other players' characters, generally consensually.

PKer - Player Killer. A player who kills other players' characters randomly. It often has a negative connotation, applied to someone who kills excessively or by dubious means.

Rdy - "Ready."

RL - An acronym for "real life," referring to a player's life outside of the game.

ROFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing. A strong expression of amusement and laughter.

ROFLMAO - Stronger expression of laughter and amusement than ROFL.

RUN - Run!

Spam or Spamming - Sending a message or messages repeatedly through a communication channel (tells, OOC, shouts, auctions, etc.) that annoys other players. Spamming is universally frowned upon in cyberspace, particularly in online games.

Spawn - The regeneration of a creature after it leaves the game world for a time. A rare spawn refers to an NPC that appears only occasionally in the game and is often hard to find.

SWG - Star Wars Galaxies. The MMORPG product line developed by Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts Entertainment.

Suxxors - A Dewd Speak expletive meaning, "It sucks!"

Tank - A player character that takes the brunt of attacks from an enemy for his or her party. It may also be used as a verb.

Taunt - A skill possessed by some of the melee classes that is used to attract the attention of an attacker usually away from the vulnerable spellcaster that angered it!

Tell - A form of direct global communication between two players only.

Train - A large group of aggressive enemies that is pursuing a fleeing player character.

Twinking - The act of giving powerful equipment to lower

level characters who could not have obtained the equipment at their current level of advancement, usually to aid in their level advancement.

Twitch - A style of gameplay that requires manual dexterity, quick reflexes, and strong familiarity with the user interface from the player.

Ty - "Thank you."

Uber - A term used to describe a player, association, item,

MOB, etc. as exceptionally powerful.

USB - "Universal Serial Bus." A plug-and-play interface between a computer and add-ons such as joysticks, keyboards, etc.

VI - Verant Interactive, game development company, now Sony Online Entertainment.

WAN - "Wide Area Network."

WB - "Welcome back."

WI/FI - "Wireless Fidelity." A high-frequency wireless local area network.

WTF - An expletive expressing astonishment and often consternation.

Zone - EverQuest gaming term. Refers to an area within a game or the act of moving between two areas within a game ("I'm zoning").

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