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Hello friends,

I was thinking about making a short list of abbreviations for the beginners. So here it is:

( backup link here - https://frostshock.github.io/wabc/Terms.html )

Terminology you MUST know



BUFF - DEBUFF - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Status_effect#Buffs

Ninja = https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Loot_ninja

Noob = https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Newbie

Nerfed = something changed to be less effective - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Nerf

Twink - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Twink

Alt - alternate character

Bank Alt - Alternate character used for keeping items - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Mule_(game_term)

Power leveling - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Power_leveling

Multiboxing - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Multiboxing

Farming - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Farming

XP = Experience

PVP = Player versus Player

PVE = Player versus Environment

NPC = Non-Player Character

Mob = non-player entity whose primary purpose is to be killed for experience, quest objective, or loot - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Mob

Respawn - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Spawn

DC or D/C = Disconnect

WTB = Want to Buy

WTS = Want to Sell

AH = Auction House

LFG = Looking for Group

LFM = Looking for More

DPS = Damage per second = DD = Damage dealer role - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Damage_dealer

Role - Tank, Healer, DPS - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Class_role

Dungeon - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Dungeon

Raid - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Raid

Class - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Class

Tradeskill = Profession - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Profession

AFK = Away from keyboard

DND = Do Not Disturb

AoE = Area of Effect - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Area_of_Effect

DoT = Damage over Time - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Damage_over_Time

HoT = Heal over Time

Stats = the basic building blocks for a character's combat ability. The four primary attributes are strength, agility, stamina, and intellect - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Attribute

       for stats, also check this - https://wowwiki-archive.fandom.com/wiki/Item_suffix

BoP = Bind on Pickup - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Bind_on_Pickup

BoE = Bind on Equip - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Bind_on_Equip

DW = Dual wield - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Dual_wield

1h = One handed weapon

2h = Two handed weapon

OH = Off-hand weapon

Imba = Imbattable

Solo - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Solo_adventuring

PUG = Pickup group - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Pickup_group

Aggro = means the aggressive interests of a monster/NPC - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Aggro

Aggro reset - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Aggro_reset

Kite, Kiting - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Kiting

Corner pull - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Pull

Body pull - the player (usually the tank) moves close enough to aggro a mob - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Body_pull

Wipe = Wipeout = a situation where the entire party or raid is killed - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Wipe

Spirit Healer = angelic being usually encountered at a graveyard after death - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Spirit_Healer

Instance reset - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Instance_reset

OP = Overpower

Ganking = a player or group of players using overwhelming force to kill an opposing player in Player vs. Player combat - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Gank

Camping = when a player waits near an opposing player's body for them to resurrect, allowing them to kill the player easily and without warning

Stun lock = the act of using multiple stuns and immobilizing effects in succession to prevent an enemy from fighting back or escaping - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Stun_lock

Raidroll - A raid roll is where an item e.g a bag or orb is usefull to every player in the raid. Only the raid leader rolls /roll 1-40 

FFA (loot) = Free for all

Respec = reset talents and chose another talent tree - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Specialization

Reroll = The act of deleting a player character and creating a new one

Quest chain = a series of quests which must be completed in a particular order - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Quest_chain

PLS = please

FML = flux my life

Mats = materials = crafting reagent - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Crafting_reagent

Corpse running = means to run your character's ghost to the site of your fallen body to resurrect there

HS = Hearthstone

FP = Flight Path

SS = Soulstone

VW = Voidwalker (warlock pet)

BG = Battleground

AV = Alterac Valley

AB = Arathi Basin

WSG = Warsong Gulch

SW = Stormwind

IF = Ironforge

BB = Booty Bay

WPL = Western Plaguelands

EPL = Eastern Plaguelands

BS = Burning Steppes

BL = Blasted Lands

SoS = Swamp of Sorrows

XR = Crossroads

MC = Molten Core

BWL = BlackWing Lair

BRD = Blackrock Deeps

AD = Argent Dawn

CC = Cenarion Circle

TB = Thorium Brotherhood

LW = Leatherworking

BS = Blacksmithing

FA = First Aid

LP = Lockpicking (rogue)

Portrait = - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Portrait

Character Sheet = Character info = Paper doll = displays information about the player's character = https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Character_info

Dressing room - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Dressing_room

mb = mana break

oom = out of mana

ooc = out of combat

CD = cooldown

brb = be right back

brb bio = be right back, need toilet

Ding = level up, from the sound of leveling up

GZ = Grats = Congratulations

PM = DM = Private message = Direct message

Guild = An in-game association of player characters - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Guild

atm = at this moment

More abbreviations:

ofc = of course

tbh = to be honest

nvm = nevermind

asap = as soon as possible

idk = I don't know

itc = I don't care

wth = what the heck?

wtf = what the flux?

ta = thanks anyways

Ic = I see

m8 = mate

2 = to, too

4 = for

imo = in my oppinion

imho = in humble my oppinion

iirc = if I recall correctly

afaik = as far as I know

ftw = for the winner

LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing

omg = Oh my god!

zomg = stronger omg :)

omfg = Oh my freaking god!

stfu = Shut the flux up

ppl - people

hth = how the hell

bac = beer and cigarets

Item quality (or rarity): Poor (junk) - gray, Common - white, Uncommon - green, Rare - blue, Epic - purple, Legendary - orange, Artifact - light gold - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Quality


[Calico Pants] - 

[Scimitar] - [Sweet Nectar] - [Iron Ore]

[Darkwater Talwar] - [Jade]

[Zealot Blade] - [Pristine Black Diamond]

[Nightblade] - [Elementium Ore]

[Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker] - [Elementium Bar] 

Creature groups: Aberration, Beast, Critter, Demon, Dragonkin, Elemental, Giant, Humanoid, Mechanical, Undead, Uncategorized creature - https://wowpedia.fandom.com/wiki/Template:Creaturefooter

Edited by BlazeFury

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