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  • 1337 - Numeric code for ?Leet,? which is short for ?elite.? Can apply to particularly difficult monster, or very talented player.
  • AC - Armor Class ? determines how much armor a particular character has, which in turn determines the damage they take.
  • Add - An additional monster that runs into a fight already in progress.
  • AFAIK - As far as I know.
  • AFK - Away from keyboard.
  • Aggro - The way in which a monster reacts to a player. If you have ?aggro,? you have done something to anger the monster.
  • Aggro Radius - The distance at which mobs will react to your player character.
  • AGI - Agility stat ? determines your ability to dodge attacks or land critical hits.
  • AI - Artificial Intelligence ? used to refer to enemy decisions and attacks.
  • Alt - Alternate character for players with several characters in the same game.
  • AO - Anarchy Online
  • AOE - Area of Effect ? a spell that hits more than one target in any given area.
  • AP - Attack Power ? determines your melee combat damage.
  • Avatar - Another word for player character.
  • BF - Boyfriend.
  • Bind - The term for what occurs when you use a binding item. Bound items cannot be traded or sold.
  • Bot - Automated player character, usually run by third-party software.
  • BRT - Be right there.
  • BTW - By the way.
  • Buff - A temporary spell that enhances certain aspects of your character or the characters of others.
  • Camping - Waiting for a player or monster to spawn by staying in one specific area.
  • Caster - A player character or monster that uses spells as their primary damage mechanism.
  • CC - Crowd Control ? used to incapacitate one foe while you deal with another.
  • Class - The specific type of character you play. For example, Mage, Hunter, Rogue or Shaman.
  • COH - City ofHeroes
  • Cooldown - The time between using an item or spell and it being available for use again.
  • Corpse Run - Running from a graveyard as a ghost to recover your dead body after being killed.
  • Crafting - Making items through an in-game profession.
  • Creep - Alternate word for monster.
  • Crit - Short for ?Critical Hit? ? a spell or attack that does extra damage.
  • Critters - Monsters that do not attack, such as deer or bunnies.
  • DD - Direct damage ? an ability that does damage instantly.
  • Debuff - A temporary spell that reduces stats or hinders your character?s abilities.
  • Ding - A celebratory exclamation shouted when a new level is reached.
  • DKP - Dragon Kill Points ? a system for determining who gets loot in large groups.
  • DMG - Damage
  • DnD - Do Not Disturb
  • DoT - Damage over time ? a spell that causes damage over a set period of time.
  • DPS - Damage per second ? how much damage a character causes per second.
  • Drop - A loot item that falls off slain monsters.
  • Duel - A casual fight between two players that does not result in death.
  • Dupe - Copies of items made through exploits or hacks.
  • Epic - High-quality items or materials.
  • EQ - EverQuest
  • Exploit - Breaking the rules of a game by taking advantage of a bug or glitch.
  • F2P - Free to play.
  • Faction - One side of a multi-side war in any given game.
  • Farming - Repeatedly killing the same group of monsters to earn specific materials.
  • FFA - Free for all ? usually used to describe loot rules in which anyone can loot anything.
  • Gank - Jumping and killing a player of significantly lower level.
  • GG - Good Game
  • Gimp - A character not played to its full potential due to user incompetence.
  • GM - Game Master ? game employees that enforce the rules.
  • Griefer - Player character causing problems for other players by killing important characters or blocking needed access points.
  • Grinding - Killing monsters for hours at a time to earn gold, materials or experience.
  • Guild/Clan - A group of players who hang out for socialization or game progression.
  • HoT - Heal over time ? a spell that repairs player damage over a certain period of time.
  • HP - Hit points ? how much health a player has. When HP runs out, the player dies.
  • Hybrid - A class that can perform several roles, such as DPS or tanking.
  • Incoming - A warning to other players that enemies are inbound.
  • INT - Intellect ? usually determines the mana pool of caster characters.
  • Kiting - Forcing a monster to follow you over a long distance to either avoid damage or grief other players.
  • KOS - Kill on Sight
  • L2 - Lineage II
  • Lag - The term for the delay between key presses and in-game action.
  • Leveling - Progressing from level 1 to the level cap with your character.
  • LFG - Looking for Group
  • Link - Linking a specific item in chat so other players may examine it.
  • Log - Logging out of the game.
  • Loot - Items dropped by monsters.
  • LOS - Line of Sight ? some player attacks and spells cannot be used without a clear line of sight.
  • MA - Main assist. The character responsible for helping the tank in big fights.
  • Macro - A small snippet of player-written code that performs specific tasks.
  • Mana - The resource consumed by spell casting.
  • Mats - Materials for crafted goods.
  • Min-Maxing - Pouring over stat sheets and item options to maximize a character?s abilities.
  • MMO - Massively Multiplayer Online Game
  • MMOFPS - Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter
  • MMOG - Massively Multiplayer Online Game
  • MMORPG - Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
  • MMORTS - Massively Multiplayer Online Real-time Strategy Game
  • Mob - Monster or critter.
  • MT - Mistell ? the phrase for accidentally sending private message to the wrong person.
  • Mule - A character used only to store materials or gold.
  • Named - A mob that is slightly more rare than normal, and has a name instead of creature designation.
  • Nerf - Lessening the effectiveness of a particular skill or ability.
  • Newbie - A new player.
  • Ninja - A person who steals loot that is not theirs.
  • NPC - Non-player character ? the term for friendly in-game characters.
  • Nuke - Damage-dealing spell.
  • NVM - Never mind
  • OOM - Out of Mana
  • OOR - Out of Range
  • Owned - Defeated embarrassingly.
  • Patch - A small or large update that fixes or changes the game.
  • PC - Player character.
  • Ping - The time it takes your game to communicate with the server.
  • PK - Player kill
  • Pop - Monsters spawning in a specific area
  • Port - Short for ?teleport.?
  • PST - Please send tell ? used to tell players to private message you.
  • Pull - Attacking a monster and bringing it back to your group.
  • PvE - Player vs. Environment ? players cannot attack one another.
  • PvP - Player vs. Player ? players can and will attack one another.
  • Quest - A mission from a non-player character to complete certain objectives.
  • Raid - A large-scale dungeon requiring ten or more players.
  • RDY - Ready
  • Rebuff - A request to re-apply all expired player buffs.
  • Release - Let your ghost out of your body and prepare for the corpse run.
  • Relog - Log out and back in to clear bugs or check mods.
  • Respawn - The time between killing a monster and that monster coming back to life.
  • Respec - Changing your character?s skill builds for more efficiency or new uses.
  • Rez - Resurrecting a character
  • Roll - Rolling a random number to determine who gets loot.
  • Rollback - Changing a server or character to how it was a few hours ago.
  • RP - Role-play ? in which players talk in character.
  • Skills - The various abilities and talents your character has.
  • Social - A mob that calls for help from other mobs.
  • SOE - Sony Online Entertainment
  • Solo - Killing a powerful monster by yourself; alternatively, playing alone.
  • SP - Skill Points ? the points you invest in building your character?s abilities.
  • Spawn - The area in which a monster is created, or the birth of a new monster on the server.
  • Tank - A character designed to absorb damage and protect other characters.
  • Taunt - Forcing a monster to attack you instead of someone else. Used primarily by tanks.
  • Threat - How much a given monster wants to attack you. Tanks usually have high threat, but damage and healing spells generate threat as well.
  • TK - Team Killer -a player that kills friendly players instead of the enemy.
  • Toon - Another word for player character or avatar.
  • Train - Bringing a mob or bunch of mobs to attack another player character.
  • Twink - A low-level character with impressively powerful items. Usually an alt.
  • UO - Ultima Online
  • WB - Welcome Back
  • WoW - World of Warcraft
  • WTB - Want to buy ? used when purchasing specific items.
  • WTS - Want to sell ? used when selling specific items.
  • XP - Experience points.
  • Zone - A specific area on the game?s world map.