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#1 Kamatsu

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 03:01 PM

Not sure what an acronym means? Then this is the thread for you! Note that this thread is dedicated to collecting the common Internet and online gaming terms and GW2 terms. All that's in close relation to GW1 doesn't belong here.

Please feel free to discuss and add to this growing list of terms. One of the moderators will update it when we get the chance.


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1 - The number one is commonly used as a sign that you are "ready" while in a group.

1337 - Leet is an alternative alphabet for the English language, using numbers and symbols to represent words.

1H - One-handed; denotes a weapon held by one hand.

2H - Two-handed; denotes a two handed weapon.


A


AC - Ascalonian Catacombs (dungeon)


Admin - Administrator

AFAIK - As far as I know

AFK - Away from keyboard

Aggro - Aggravate, AI threat level for each player controlled character

AH - Auction House

AI - Artificial intelligence, general term for computer controlled monsters or allies, also refers to the behavior of those creatures.

AKA - Also known as

AL - Armor Level


Alt - secondary character (not your main)


Anet/ANet - ArenaNet

AoE -  Area of Effect

ATM -  At the moment


B

Ban - To prohibit or deny access.

BBL - Be back later

BBIAB - Be back in a bit

Beta - Trial release meant to test the game and sort out bugs, etc. before the actual release.

Bio - Bathroom break (biological waste)

b/o - Buyout (Purchase immediately)

Bot - Software program designed to do a specific task.

BRB - Be right back

BRT - Be right there

BTW - By the way


C


CBA/B - Can't be arsed/bothered

CC - Crowd control. Any ability that impedes movement/alters AI behavior.


CD - Cooldown (skills)


CM - Caudecus Manor (dungeon)

c/o - Current offer.


CoE - Crucible of Eternity (dungeon)


CoF - Citadel of Flame (dungeon)

Core - Fundamental members of a team.

D

DD - Direct Damage / Damage Dealer

DE - Dynamic Event

Dev - Game developer

DM - Death Match

DND - Do not disturb

DoT - Damage over Time

DP - Death penalty

DPS - Damage per second


E


E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo


Ele/elem - Elementalist


Eng/engie/engy - Engineer


ESRB - Entertainment Software Rating Board


exp - Experience or explorable mode (dungeon)


F

FFS - For fudge's sake

FTL - For the loss

FTW - For the win

FYI - For your information

G

G - gold

GG - Good game

GH - Guild Hall


GJ - Good job

GL - Good luck

GLF - Group looking for

GM - Good morning or Game master


GTFO - Get the fudge out

GTG (G2G) - Got to go


guard/guar/gua - Guardian

GvG - Guild versus Guild

GW - Guild Wars

GWAMM - God Walking Amongst Mere Mortals (rank 6 of the Kind of a big deal title)

GZ or gratz - Congratulations

H

HoM - Hall of Monuments


HotW - Honor of the Waves (dungeon)

HP - Hit points; health

HUD - Heads up display

I

IAS - Increased attack speed

IC - I see

IDC - I don't care

IDK - I don't know

IIRC - If I remember/recall correctly

IK - I know

IMBA - Imbalanced

IMHO - In my honest/humble opinion

IMS - Increased movement speed

IRC - Internet Relay Chat

IRL - In real life


J


J/K - Just kidding

K

k / kk - Okay

KoaBD - Kind of a Big Deal

KS - Kill steal

L

LA - Lion's Arch

L2P - Learn to play

LFG - Looking for group

LFP - Looking for party

LFR - Looking for runner

LMAO - Laughing my ass off

LOL - Laughing out loud

LVL - Level


M

mes - Mesmer


mf - Magic find


mIRC - IRC client (http://www.mirc.com)


MM - Minion Master (necromance with minionskills)

MMORPG - Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game

Mod - Moderator/Modification to a game or program

Mule - Character designed for storage

N

N1 - Nice one


necro/nec - Necromancer

NP - No problem

NPC - Non-player character

NTY - No thank you

O

OH - Off-handed; denotes a weapon held in the off-hand.

OMG - Oh my gosh

OMW - On my way

OBO - Or best offer

OIC - Oh I see

OOC - Out-of-character (usually used in role-playing)

OP - Original Post/Opening Poster OR overpowered

ORLY - Oh really

P

PBAoE - Point Blank Area of Effect

PC - Price Check or Personal Computer or Player Character

PEGI - Pan European Game Information

PK - Player kill

PM - Private Message


PoI - Point of Interest


PoS - Parent(s) over shoulder.


pub: public game in pvp (hot-join)


PUG - Pick-up group

Pull or Lure - Aggroing (drawing attention) a controlled amount of mobs.

PvE - Player versus Environment

PvP - Player versus Player

PvX - Player versus Anything


Q


QFT - Quoted for truth

QQ - Crying


R

r/b - Reserve bid


rang/ran - Ranger


rdy - Ready


Re - return or reset


res/rez - Resurrect


RNG - Random number generator (outcome based on luck)

ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing


Roll - To create a new character

RP - Role-play

S

s/b - Starting bid


S/D - sword/dagger


SE - Sorrow's Embrace (dungeon)

sec - Give me a second. Often in response to 'rdy?'


SM - Stonemist (WvW)

Smod - Super moderator


sPvP - Structured PvP

SS - Screenshot

STFU - Shut the fudge up

T

TA - Twilight Arbor (dungeon)


TBH - To be honest

thf - Thief


THX - Thanks

TL;DR - Too long; didn't read

Toon - A character


tPvP - Tournament Structured PvP

TS - Teamspeak, a voice chat program (http://www.teamspeak.com)

TTYL - Talk to you later

TY - Thank you

TYT - Take your time

TYVM - Thank you very much

U

UI - User interface

V

Vent - Ventrilo, a voice chat program (http://www.ventrilo.com)


W

war/warr - Warrior


WASD - The directional movement keyboard keys

-way - A suffix used to denote a team build, and usually follows the primary skills or professions in that build.

WB - Welcome back

WC - Wrong chat/conversation


WP - waypoint

WRU/WHORU - Where are you? or  Who are you?

WTB - Want to buy

WTF - What the fudge

WTS - Want to sell

WTT - Want to trade

WvW - World versus World (versus World)

X

XP or EXP - Experience

Y

YT - You there?

YW - You're welcome

Z

Zerg - Refers to any game tactic that involves taking a lot of characters or playable units and overwhelming the apposing player before he or she is ready. A pop reference to the RTS game StarCraft.


Edited by Arduin, 28 November 2012 - 12:23 PM.


#2 Yang Whirlwind

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:05 PM

Admin - Administror
Beta - Trial release meant to test the game and sort out bugs, etc. before the actual release
Dev - Game Developer
GW - Guildwars
GW2 - Guildwars2
HoM - Hall of Monuments. Feature from Guildwars for transferring accomplishments to Guildwars2
Mod - moderator
Smod - Super Moderator (not sure if we will have those here)

Just a few off the top of my head

#3 Neo Nugget

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:11 PM

Yang Whirlwind said:

Admin - Administror
Beta - Trial release meant to test the game and sort out bugs, etc. before the actual release
Dev - Game Developer
GW - Guildwars
GW2 - Guildwars2
HoM - Hall of Monuments. Feature from Guildwars for transferring accomplishments to Guildwars2
Mod - moderator
Smod - Super Moderator (not sure if we will have those here)

Just a few off the top of my head

Thank you Yang, just added :)

Anyone else is welcome to brainstorm ideas.:D

#4 jammerpa

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:28 AM

cba   = cant be arsed

learned that from my guildies across the pond

#5 Domani

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:33 AM

This is a great idea.

#6 glacialphoenix

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:59 AM

I see "IDK" - I don't know - fairly frequently myself.
Also, I don't know if this is commonly in use, but PBAoE as in point-blank area of effect.

...and I'm very surprised that ty for thank you didn't make it onto the list. Oh dear.

Edited by glacialphoenix, 22 August 2009 - 05:09 AM.


#7 MrVrod

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:04 AM

I've had a couple people go "oops w/c" when they've pm'ed me by mistake. I'm assuming they meant wrong conversation, or wrong character?

#8 Neo Nugget

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:06 AM

MrVrod said:

I've had a couple people go "oops w/c" when they've pm'ed me by mistake. I'm assuming they meant wrong conversation, or wrong character?

Yep, I've usually associated w/c with "Wrong Chat, but wrong character definitely works for mistake PM's.

#9 Reler

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 07:24 AM

rdy?     - Are you ready to start mission/enter an area
1         - In response to rdy: Yes I'm ready. If the person is not ready a reason is given
sec      - Give me a second, need to do someting before we go. Often in reponse to rdy?
nty      - No thank you
ty       - Thank you
np       - No problem
(O)BO    - or best offer

Edited by Reler, 22 August 2009 - 07:35 AM.


#10 the Puppeteer

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:53 AM

think "-way" should be here too - it's a very popular suffix in GW
from the wiki:

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a suffix used to denote a team build, and usually follows the primary skills or professions in that build.


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Posted 22 August 2009 - 12:24 PM

ROFLMAO - rolling on floor laughing my ass off

TYVM - thank you very much

GF - girlfriend
BF - boyfriend

GH - guild hall
AH - auction house
LFM - looking for more
MMORPG - massive multiplayer online role playing game
XP - experience points
MULE - character made to carry your extra loots
AGGRO - getting too much attention from mob
CYA - see you
K or KK - okay
ORLY - oh really
OWN or PWND - to overpower someone (i think)
PULL - to avoid AGGRO
RP - role playing
WIPE - everyone dies in  a mission.
Woot - wow! loots!  (term of excitement)

Edited by pumpkin pie, 23 August 2009 - 05:23 AM.


#12 Zapra

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:00 PM

csb = changing skill bar    (sec csb)
tsb = tweeking skill bar    (sec tsb)
mld = meet last district    (everyone mld)
mut = meet you there      (k mut)
psbp = ping skill bar please

lol some still pm me with:    huh?

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:39 PM

If I recall correctly, iirc means "if I recall correctly"

Zapra said:

csb = changing skill bar    (sec csb)
tsb = tweeking skill bar    (sec tsb)
mld = meet last district    (everyone mld)
mut = meet you there      (k mut)
psbp = ping skill bar please

lol some still pm me with:    huh?
I'm not surprised, those are pretty vague and uncommon. Tsb could just as easily be "taking sandwich break", for example.

Edited by Kattar, 31 August 2009 - 11:33 AM.
Double post


#14 Jecoma

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:49 AM

Froob= High level noob.
Naab= Offensive name given to new players or people who act like one.

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:18 PM

msg= message me
gtfo= get the f*** out

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 10:03 PM

afair = as far as i remember
fyi = for your information

#17 HawkofStorms

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:01 PM

Neo Nugget said:

Yep, I've usually associated w/c with "Wrong Chat, but wrong character definitely works for mistake PM's.

It means "wrong channel."  Ie, somebody sent something in guild chat they meant to send in alliance chat channel, etc.

#18 Kthleen

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:48 PM

What about numbers? It took me a little bit to figure out that 1 = "ready." Is there a 2? Someone once said 5, but when I asked about it, they just lol'd. :/

Also:
gz = Congratulations (from "gratz")
w8 = wait

#19 Teebs

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 01:45 AM

SS(skill)=spiteful spirit
55= a build for a monk which makes you nearly invincible
600 monk= same thing as a 55 different build though
although I guess those are GW1 specific so it doesn't really help if I post them...I tried

Edited by Teebs, 08 September 2009 - 01:48 AM.


#20 Neo Nugget

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 04:03 AM

Teebs said:

SS(skill)=spiteful spirit
55= a build for a monk which makes you nearly invincible
600 monk= same thing as a 55 different build though
although I guess those are GW1 specific so it doesn't really help if I post them...I tried

Yeah, we are mainly looking for general guild wars 2 and internet terms in this thread. We do have a thread on the first gwg, so you could post any you don't see on there in that thread. ;)

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#21 HawkofStorms

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:40 PM

Kthleen said:

What about numbers? It took me a little bit to figure out that 1 = "ready." Is there a 2? Someone once said 5, but when I asked about it, they just lol'd. :/

Also:
gz = Congratulations (from "gratz")
w8 = wait

The reason to type "1" for yes is because some old game (I think Diablo or something similar) had voice commands that were automatically binded to keys.  1 was yes.  2 was no.

Another method developed where people would type a number coresponding to what party member they were.  So the 5th person in the party would hit 5, the 6th 6, etc.  That way, it would be easier for the party leader to spot which guy hadn't said he was ready yet.

#22 Kthleen

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:07 AM

HawkofStorms said:

The reason to type "1" for yes is because some old game (I think Diablo or something similar) had voice commands that were automatically binded to keys.  1 was yes.  2 was no.

Another method developed where people would type a number coresponding to what party member they were.  So the 5th person in the party would hit 5, the 6th 6, etc.  That way, it would be easier for the party leader to spot which guy hadn't said he was ready yet.
I saw this a little late Posted Image, but thank you. That's interesting. (Sorry if this is considered spam.)

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:36 AM

Kthleen said:

I saw this a little late Posted Image, but thank you. That's interesting. (Sorry if this is considered spam.)

Nope, you're fine. We want people to be able to discuss these terms. :cool:

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Please feel free to discuss and add to this growing list of terms.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:03 AM

Let's see, there is :

OGW :Old Guild Wars
wb : welcome back

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:08 AM

It's been a very short while, but already there is a growing hatred for the term OGW.

Don't know why, but usage of that term is likely to start up trollfests of epic proportions.

#26 HawkofStorms

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:34 PM

Yeah... GW1 seems to be acceptable, but OGW is still circulating.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:24 AM

At long last, the meaning of 'QFT' comes clear to me!
Thank you :)
..Anyone know what "re" means? I think it's short for "return" but I'm not sure.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:39 AM

Panda said:

At long last, the meaning of 'QFT' comes clear to me!
Thank you :)
..Anyone know what "re" means? I think it's short for "return" but I'm not sure.

Can you use it in a sentence? :) It could be different depending on how it's used. Maybe requirement or reply or something along those lines.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:54 AM

@Topic:

CSWPNTBISTBDMWRTPOG - Chuckled Slightly While Pretending Not To Because I'm Supposed To Be Doing My Work Rather Than Playing Online Games

Kthleen said:

What about numbers? It took me a little bit to figure out that 1 = "ready." Is there a 2? Someone once said 5, but when I asked about it, they just lol'd. :/

Once upon a time in a gaming community far far away, people used to count through to see if everyone is ready, starting by the first team member and counting up:
1
2
3
4
5
.
.
.
x
Where x is the number of team members, if reach x you are ready to go.

Though in modern times, the arts of roleplaying and counting seem to be lost forever. :(

Edited by Lihinel, 16 September 2009 - 04:05 AM.


#30 Kendil

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:52 PM

OP=Original Post?
WASD=the keys on the keyboard (used to move your character)

Edited by Neo Nugget, 21 September 2009 - 09:28 PM.
Added. Thank you.





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