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Question: I don’t understand what these guys are saying to me in my game! Can you explain common gamer terminology?? *
*the question was a bit more long-winded than that … but I decided to summarize it for you. 

 

-General-

Easter Eggs: these are hidden features like new characters or secret levels. (i.e. the cow level in Diablo II or the whimsyshire in Diablo III)  
Grinding: This is basically performing a certain element of the game. “Grinding levels” means that they are just working at leveling their character up through quests, fighting monsters, etc.
Clan/Guild: It’s a group of players that form a team in the game. You play with them and if you don’t like that group, you find another one.
Camper:  This is used in online shooters to refer to people who  stay in one spot rather than moving around the map. It’s highly frowned upon.
K/D: Kill/Death ratio. You’re ranked on how many kills versus how many deaths. You want a high kill number and a low death number.
Ping: This is the time in milliseconds it takes for information to travel to the server and back. The lower the number the better.
Lag: If your ping is too high then you may experience lag. This is when your real-life actions take too long to translate to the actions on screen, making a game virtually unplayable. It is also a term used when you suck and you just don’t want to admit that you suck.  
Nerf: to reduce abilities and/or effectiveness in battle.
Toon: Cartoon or character.
Twink: A low-level character wearing gear far superior to what they could afford on their own. Usually this is an alt character.
Buffs: Spells that enhance strength, power, etc.
Main: Your highest level, most played, or first character. 
Alt: Alternate character. 
Farm:  Staying in one area, killing the same mob over and over and over again for xp and/or loots.
-Common Chat-
AFK: Away from keyboard
BIO: you’re taking a potty break
BRB: Be right back
Ding!: Basically you’re telling everyone that you’ve leveled up! Good job.
DC: Disconnected from server
FTW!: For the win!
Gratz: Congratulations.
IAMF: It’s all my fault
LC: Lost Connection
Noob: A newbie. A player who is new or a player that really sucks. 
PUG: Pick-up group
Pwned: Owned
RL: real life
STFU: Shut the f*%k up.
WTB: Want to buy
WTG: Way to go!
WTS: Want to sell
WTT: Want to trade
Woot!:  Hooray! It’s used to express joy.
ZOMG:  it means the same thing as OMG but with more excitement

 

-Game Play-
Adds: additional monster … kill it.
Agro: The agro is the monsters attention.
AOE: Area of effect  
DLC: Downloadable Content (maps, characters, costumes, etc)
DoT: Damage over time.
DPS: Damage per second. 
FPS: First Person Shooter
HoT: Heal over time
MMORPG: Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.
Mob: A dangerous monster. Kill it.
Nerf: to reduce abilities and/or effectiveness in battle.
NPC: Non-Player Character
PvP: Player versus Player
Toon: Cartoon or character
-Roles-
Tank: Heavily armored fighting class such as warriors and paladins. They hold the agro.
DPS: Melee, ranged, caster classes that do damage.
Melee:  (pronounced may-lay) Combat involving non-projectile battle, particularly with fists, club, etc.
Ranged: They have the ability to stand back and do damage on the mob.
Caster: Magical spell-casting classes such as mages, wizards, shamans, etc.
Healers:  The class that heals the other classes. Keep the monsters off the healer. If the healer is dead, you’re dead.
Rezzers: Classes that can rez (resurrect) the dead.

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