Common Terms: MMOs and The Old Republic - !WORK IN PROGRESS!

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Common Terms: MMOs and The Old Republic - !WORK IN PROGRESS!

Post by ForceFed on Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:01 pm

AC - Advanced Class
AFK - Away from keyboard, distracted.
Aggro
AH - Auction House, or in TOR The Galactic Market
Alt - An alternate character, not a players primary character.
AoE - Area of Effect, an ability that effects any targets in a specified area.

bbs/brb/bbl - Be back soon/be right back/be back later
BH - Abbreviation for the "Bounty Hunter" class.
Btw - By the way
Buff(s) -

Camping -
Cap - The maximum, usually in reference to player level. Can also refer to player stats.
CC - Crowd Control. Any ability that gives a player a control modifier on their target.
Clicker - A player who mouse clicks all of their abilities as opposed to one who uses hotkeys.
Companion - Assistants to players in SW:ToR, they fulfill various group roles as well as crafting tasks.
Crew Skills - The professions available to players in-game.

Debuff
DING! - A slang term for leveling up. Origins come from the sound effect in other MMOs that occurs when a level is gained.
Disarm - An action that temporarily prohibits a target from using a weapon.
DnD - Do not disturb
DoT - Damage over time, an ability that does it's total damage in small increments over the duration of it's presence.
DPS - (1) Damage Per Second, a measure of damage done. (2) Referring to a damage dealing class.

Emote
End Game -
Exp - Experience, usually in reference to the leveling process.

Farming - The activity of gathering. Often in reference to raw crafting materials, anything that can be collected is "farmable".
FTW - For the win, an expression which has a positive connotation.

Gank - The act of a high level player attacking and killing a lower level character in a PVP area.
Gear - Equipment that can be used/worn by a player's character.
Gratz - Short for Congratulations
Graveyard
Grind
GUI - Graphic User Interface

Healer
HoT - Heal over Time, an ability that does it's total healing in small increments over the duration of it's presence.
Hotkey
HP - Health Points, or the amount of health.

IMO - In my opinion
Inc - Incoming, a warning of impending danger.
Interrupt - Stopping of an enemy cast.
IA - Abbreviation for the "Imperial Agent" class.
IRL - Abbreviation for "In Real Life", used to indicate a status outside of the in-game environment.
JC - Abbreviation for the "Jedi Consular" class.
JK - Abbreviation for the "Jedi Knight" class. Also "Just Kidding"

Kiting -

LFG - Looking for group
LFM - Looking for more
LoL - Laugh out loud
LoS - Line of Sight
lvl - Abbreviation for "Level"

Main - a players' primary game character.
Mob - any hostile target.
MT - Mis-tell, a private message sent to the wrong person.

Nerf -
Noob/Newb/Nub -
NPC - Non-player Character
nvm - Nevermind

OMG - Oh my god!
OMW - On my way
One Shot -
OOM - out of mana/magic
OP - overpowered

Party
Pat/Patrol
PM - Private Message
PST - Please Send Tell
PUG - Pick-up Group
Pull
PvE - Player vs Environment
PvP - Player vs Player

QQ
Quest

Rage Quit
Res/Rez
rofl
RP - Role Play

Silence
Snare
Slow
Stack
Stun
SI - Abbreviation for the "Sith Inquisitor" class.
SM- Abbreviation for the "Smuggler" class.
Skills - Short for "Crew Skills", the professions that are available in-game.
Spec - Short for "Specialization", refers to how a player allots their talent points.
Stats - Short for "Statistics" and refers to attribute bonuses from gear and other sources.
SW - Abbreviation for the "Sith Warrior" class. (Abbreviation of "Star Wars", although usage is "SW:")

Toon
Talent Tree - A progressive set of options that allow a player to specialize their abilities.
Talent Points - A limited currency that players spend on Talents.
Talents - Grant players improvements to their abilities through the spending of points.
Tank - The group role of holding the focus of a hostile target, reducing damage to weaker members.
ToR - "The Old Republic"
TR - Abbreviation for the "Trooper" class.

UI - User Interface

V

WB - Welcome Back
woot -
WTB - Want to Buy
WTS - Want to Sell
WTT - Want to Trade

XP - Experience

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Post by ForceFed on Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:05 pm

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Post by ForceFed on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:23 pm

Additional "for noobs" information can be found at:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=440247
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