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#121 Bahtek

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

Very helpful, thanks.

Edited by Bahtek, 13 September 2012 - 06:12 PM.


#122 Erikir

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:10 AM

RNG = ? (something to do with loot maybe?)

I came to this thread to learn what it means, but it's not listed.

#123 phani_kaushik

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:14 AM

View PostErikir, on 23 November 2012 - 03:10 AM, said:

RNG = ? (something to do with loot maybe?)

I came to this thread to learn what it means, but it's not listed.
RNG = Rapid Number Generation = Mystic Forge, lol. Something where chances are random and based on luck than some predetermined condition/recipe.

Edited by phani_kaushik, 23 November 2012 - 03:15 AM.


#124 Wifflebottom

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:15 AM

View PostErikir, on 23 November 2012 - 03:10 AM, said:

RNG = ? (something to do with loot maybe?)

I came to this thread to learn what it means, but it's not listed.
Random number generator

#125 KaratePet

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

I acctully learned a lot from this thread. A lot of great info for a noob like me :P

#126 OwnUbyCake

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:46 AM

This is a great page and idea for someone like me who comes from other MMOs and doesnt understand some of the terminology in Guild Wars.

#127 jimmie51

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

At the risk of being completely flamed and called a noob I have a question.  I keep seeing a couple of terms used and I was hoping for some clarification as to what the base meaning is.

First is Meta I get the idea of it but can some one explain how and where we got the term from?


Next is bunker build.  There were some other terms thrown out in one of the state of the game posts.  If anyone can clarify these two and any others that might seem to apply I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks and sorry if this is a dumb question.

#128 Milennin

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

View Postjimmie51, on 13 December 2012 - 01:38 PM, said:

First is Meta I get the idea of it but can some one explain how and where we got the term from?

Next is bunker build.  There were some other terms thrown out in one of the state of the game posts.  If anyone can clarify these two and any others that might seem to apply I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks and sorry if this is a dumb question.

Metagame: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Metagaming

Bunker: Means playing defensive, hence the word bunker. A build to stall time, to keep yourself alive with high defensive stats and skills and focus on self-heals while dealing little damage back to your opponent.

#129 Doki20

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

View PostMilennin, on 13 December 2012 - 02:10 PM, said:


I think meta in some cases is meant to be as "meta event", which is a series of dynamic events ending with a champion boss (shadow behemoth, shatterer, teaquatl, Caledon wurm, Fire elemental of Metrica, etc..)and a big chest of loot.

#130 jimmie51

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

Perfect thanks guys.  I was pretty sure I understood Bunker but I have seen meta used in a number of different situations that I wasn't sure.

Thanks for the fast replies

#131 TAKBonez

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:22 AM

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#132 Uhhsam

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

SB: Shadow Behemoth
Teq: Tequatl, the Sunless
LFM/LF(#)M: Looking for (some number) more
Path: The optional routes in explorable mode dungeons.
F/F, F/U, U/U: The optional routes in Twilight Arbor, as rather than having a list at the beginning, you choose 'forward' or 'up' at various points.

I also see OOC used to refer to "out of combat", or a simple r for "ready"

Edited by Uhhsam, 16 March 2013 - 05:45 PM.


#133 Haze

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:24 AM

this list is rather outdated...
some more:

General:
mystic toilet/sewage: the Mystic Forge
JP: Jumping Puzzle
MF: Magic Find
AR: Agony Resistance
WP/Warp: Waypoint, often used as a command/reminder to respawn
Stomp: Finishing off an enemy player in any PvP format
Rez/rezzing/rezzed: Resurrection, often used as a request to be resurrected
Culling: (See a Dictionary) Refers to when players and/or enemies do not display to the player properly due to server limits on Arenanet's end.
Perma-stealth: Literally "Permanent Stealth". A term originating in WvW. While Permanent stealth is not actually possible in a combat situation due to Stealth's mechanics, the term was created due to the culling effects caused in World versus world allowing certain players to maintain a state of permanent stealth through normal Stealth and culling (this resulting effect is unintentional).
Los: Line of sight. The usage of physical obstructions to hinder the enemy's attacks/movement.
Dodgejump: The actual term for this phenomenon is still being debated. It references the ability to increase the distance gained by a dodge by jumping and dodging at the same time. This also allows the player to increase the normal jump distance.
cd: Cooldown. Implies the speaker has (a) key skill(s) on cooldown.

Dungeons:
Stack: In dungeons, used as a command to have all players of the party/in the vicinity move directly on the speaker's location.
adds: Additional enemies. Additional foes that are spawned or participate in a boss fight that is not the boss itself.
Exp: Explorable Mode (does NOT mean "experienced")
Spawn Rush: A term used often before the update in January 2013. It means that players, upon death, should instantly spawn at the closest Waypoint and run as fast as possible to the ongoing fight. While this is still applicable in other formats, the term has become seemingly obsolete.


Wvw:
BL: Borderland
EB: Eternal Battlegrounds
Water Gate: Any gate of a keep that requires swimming/water to access.
Golem Rush: The action/idea of when one builds Siege Golems and uses Mesmer Portals in order to quickly traverse a map and effectively take down enemy fortifications.
Reinforced/Fortified: Refers to the strength of a Keep/Tower. Reinforced means the fortification's gate has increased health. Fortified means both the gate and walls have increased health.
Buff: Refers to the invulnerability buff granted to the leading NPC of a Supply Camp/fortification upon it's capture.


Almost all landmarks in WvW are appropriately abbreviated to a degree, i.e. in any WvW Borderland, there is a west Keep known as "Bay", and an east Keep known as "Hills", despite both Keeps' actual names.

sPvP:
Bunker: A player that is built to hold capture points.
Roamer: A player that is built to take capture points.
Hybrid: A player that is built to do perform both the roles of Bunker and Roamer, but not as well as either a Bunker or Roamer.
Rez denial: Resurrection Denial, a term that means to prevent enemies from resurrecting their allies by various means, such as killing the target, poison, crowd control, etc.

#134 raspberry jam

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:42 AM

View PostKamatsu, on 20 August 2009 - 03:01 PM, said:

FFS - For fudge's sake
GTFO - Get the fudge out
STFU - Shut the fudge up
WTF - What the fudge
What do you have against candy

#135 Arador Peredhil

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:41 PM

What about OHKO ? In reference to a boss attack? Im stumped on this one.

#136 Kamatsu

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Posted 09 August 2013 - 11:39 PM

OHKO = One Hit Knock Out.

Basically refers to an attack/hit that will down/kill your character in 1 hit.

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#137 HELLruler

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:44 PM

Not sure if someone has already said this, but AR (Agony resist) is missing




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