I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE

Postby Lord Demonica » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:37 pm

Alright, i want one of two things.

ONE- a already done "Dictionary" of WoW

TWO- start racking em up! think of as many as you can, then write out their full form, and if it still might be confusing, add what it means!

I already know the most simple stuff like PvP lol plz or whatever from other things
But those are the VERY basics

While i am at it, add any Emotes not already in the voice emote/emote list in game! :P
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Postby Slorg » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:06 am

Commonly used abbreviations for Instances and Raids:

DM - Could either mean Deadmines or Dire Maul. If it's followed by a direction (example: DM North) then it is definitely Dire Maul.

WC - Wailing Caverns

Gnomer - Gnomeregan

Stocks - Stockades

SM - Scarlet Monastery

BRD - BlackRock Depths

LBRS - Lower BlackRock Spire

UBRS - Upper BlackRock Spire

MC - Molten Core

Strat - Stratholme. Will be followed by either Dead or Live usually. Dead means you will kill undead, Live means you will kill Scarlet Crusade members. It's split because there's generally not enough time to do both.

Scholo - The Scholomance

RFD - Razorfen Downs

RFK - Razorfen Kraul

ST - Sunken Temple

STV - Stranglethorn Vale (Not an instance but abbreviated nonetheless)

BFD - Black Fathom Deeps

There you go.
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Postby jalapeno » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:39 am

sooo many, i dont even know where to start...every class has their own abbrevations for every spell.
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Postby Lep » Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:39 am

Holy frick... we have like 6 abriviations in SilkRoad.... stop being so damn lazy haha
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Postby KdL » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:40 am

stop

no.
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Postby Slorg » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:51 am

I forgot....

Ulda - Uldamon

Mara - Maraudon

ZF - Zul' Farrak

And any others I might've missed.
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Postby S-Bue » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:32 am

VC is deadmines
aka Master_Magus
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Postby CRaZy)-(ØR§]® » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:16 pm

1H
One-handed weapon. Carried by most classes, though carried purely for stats by mages, warlocks, priests and druids. All other classes rely on these for damage output. These classes who use weapons for damage output will generally carry 1H weapons in PvE where holding a shield in the other hand is important for damage Mitigation. Rogues, hunters and warriors will often Dual Wield two 1H weapons in each hand for primary DPS output though, and Shamans are not able to use two handed weapons unless they invest a talent point to learn them and therefore use one-handed weapons if they have not trained two-handed weapons. 1H weapons are subdivided into Main Hand, Off Hand, and One Hand. The first two as their name suggests can only be wielded in a certain hand, while those designated "One Hand" can be wielded in either hand.
1v1
A duel between two characters, the simplest form of PvP. Popular dueling sites are in front of Ironforge (the main Alliance capital) and Orgrimmar (the main Horde capital). 1v1 PvP also can occur randomly when opposing faction members encounter one another.
2H
Two-handed weapon. Commonly used by Paladins, Shaman, and Warriors to get in very heavy (but very slow) hits. Works well in PvP. Caster classes, such as Druids, Mages, Priests, and Warlocks, also use 2h weapons, but usually in the form of staves, and are generally not used for melee. An exception to this would be a Druid that invests in Feral tree talents.
3-Minute Mage
Refers to a mage who possesses one or all of the following: Arcane Power, Zandalarian Hero Charm, Talisman of Ephemeral Power. All of these skills/trinkets have a 3-minute cooldown or less, and allow for increased magical effectiveness for around 15 seconds. The trinkets are usually given to mages. When used in conjunction with one another, these skills/trinkets can nearly guarantee at least one kill in PvP. Mages with this combination are often accused of not knowing how to play, and are accused of only engaging in PvP every 3 minutes. Calling someone a 3-minute mage is considered an insult.
5-Man
Refers to a 5-man party, used to distinguish from larger raids; i.e. "LFG Scholo 5-man" (the player is looking for a 5-man group, not a raid party, to run through the Scholomance instance). Most quests cannot be finished when a player is part of a raid group, so those quests require that the instance be run by a single 5-man party, even if the instance is raidable.

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A

AB
Arathi Basin (PvP battleground instance).
AB
A mage spell called Arcane Brilliance that when used casts Arcane Intellect on an entire party.
Add
Short for additional target, used most often in refernece to mobs spawned by instance bosses.
AE
Most commonly refers to the mage spell, Arcane Explosion. Can also mean Area of Effect (AoE).
AFK Airlines
A nickname for the various flight paths throughout the game that refers to the common practice of players that leave their computers while their character flies across the continent to another destination.
Aggro Magnet (AgMag)
The term used for low-leveled players that pull much higher leveled monsters due to the extended aggro range. Can mean a player who mismanages their aggro level when fighting in a group. Can also refer to a 'tank'.
AH
Auction House. There is an auction house in every major city (i.e. Stormwind, Ironforge, Orgrimmar, Thunder Bluff, etc.). The AH allows you to auction collected loot for purchase by other players. The auction houses for each faction are linked, so the [Chipped Fang] you put up for auction at the AH in Stormwind can be seen and bought by someone at the AH in Darnassus. There are also netural auction houses in the Steamwheedle Cartel cities of Gadgetzan, Everlook and Booty Bay, where players can sell items to either faction. These neutral auction houses are also linked; however, these neutral auction houses also put a huge bonus on what you must pay for a deposite (something that may cost 1 gold to put up for 24 hours in the IronForge AH may cost 3 or 4 to put it up in the Booty Bay AH).
AI
Arcane Intellect, a magical buff mages can cast that increases the target's intellect by up to 31.
Alch
The alchemy skill, or a player who practices it.
Alt
A player's secondary, or alternative character, played less than their main.
AotC
A hunter class skill, Aspect of the Cheetah.
AotH
A hunter class skill, Aspect of the Hawk.
AotM
A hunter class skill, Aspect of the Monkey.
AotP
A hunter class skill, Aspect of the Pack.
AP
The final talent in a mage's arcane talent tree, Arcane Power. This skill increases damage and mana cost of offensive spells by 35% for 15 seconds. It has a cooldown of 3 minutes. Also see '3-Minute Mage'.
AQ
Ahn’Qiraj (instance). AQ20 is the 20 man Ahn'Qiraj instance. AQ40 is the 40 man Ahn'Qiraj instance.
AR
Arcane resistance.
AS
An armorsmith, which is a blacksmith that has specialized in the crafting of mail and plate armor.
ARR PEE
An insulting way of referring to Roleplay (RP). Considered derogatory and slightly insulting to the intelligence of those at which it's directed.
Atts
Weapon Attributes (Stamina, Strength, Agility, etc.).
AV
Alterac Valley (PvP battleground instance).

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B

Barrens Chat
Refers to the conversation that occurs in the chat channels of The Barrens, a zone in Kalimdor. Barrens Chat is notorious for off-topic (and often totally random) conversation, though why this has occurred in the Barrens specifically, and not in any of the other zones of the game, has yet to be determined. Supposition suggests that Barrens Chat may be a result of distance and isolation; the Barrens is said to be one of the largest zones in the game, in terms of geographical area, and players are often so distant from each other that 'face-to-face' conversation is impossible.
BB
Booty Bay, the southernmost city on the continent of Azeroth. Run by the Goblin Steamwheedle Cartel. Also, an abbreviated form of 'Bye-Bye'.
BF
Used on some servers to refer to the Rogue Tier 2 Armor 'Bloodfang'.
BFD
Blackfathom Deeps (instance).
BG/BGs
Battlegrounds, instances designated exclusively for PvP combat.
Blood Elf/BE/Belf
One of two player races scheduled to be included in the forthcoming expansion pack, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.
Blues
In the game, blues are items of rare quality, and are color-coded blue to identify their status. A player who has mostly blue items at level 60 is considered to be wearing slightly above average gear. In the World of Warcraft Forums, the name "Blue" refers to the thread/channel supervisor/administrator, as their posts are color coded blue. Attempting to get the attention of a 'Blue' on the official World of Warcraft forums by titling a thread 'Blue, read this' or similar will often cause the thread in question to be locked.
BoE
Bind on Equip. The item becomes soulbound to you when you equip it.
BoK
Paladin skill, Blessing of Kings.
BoP
Bind on Pickup. The item is soulbound to you as soon as you pick it up. Also Blessing of Protection, a Paladin skill.
BoS
Paladin skill, Blessing of Salvation.
BRD
Blackrock Depths (instance).
BRS
Blackrock Spire, a two-part, 10-man raid instance. Divided into UBRS (Upper) and LBRS (Lower).
BS
A player who practices the blacksmithing skill. An abbreviation for the Hunter Tier 0 armor, Beaststalker Armor.
Bubblehearth
A term referring to the tactic of somePaladin players that cast their Divine Shield (an invulnerabliility spell) and their hearth stone in an attempt to teleport to their home town without being harmed. Since the Hearth Stone has a rather lengthy casting time, it is possible for opposing players to attack and interfere with the hearthing process. This tactic is sometimes used when engaged in PvP, but is ridiculed and considered cowardly.
Buff
A beneficial spell or effect applied to a player or NPC. Also, 'to buff' (strengthen/enhance).
Burn
The act of using an ability that has a long 'recharge time'. When a Hearthstone has just been used, and is in cooldown, a player is said to have 'burned his Hearthstone', until the cooldown period completes. Believed to have originated with the massively-multiplayer game 'Guild Wars'.
BWL
Blackwing Lair (instance).

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C

C
Copper (coin, normally), ie. "I'll buy those Warped Leather Pants for 5c!" The smallest of the three coin values in the game.
Cap
To capture a flag in battlegrounds. Also refers to a 'level cap', after which point a player character can no longer gain levels or experience from completing quests.
Camp Taco/Camp T
A disparaging term for the hard-to-spell and formerly hard-to-reach Camp Taurajo.
CC
Crowd Control, any of various mechanisms used temporarily to control an enemy's movements or behavior, such as a mage casting polymorph (sheeping) or a priest casting shackle undead.
Chant
Short for Enchanting or Enchant, i.e. "Can anyone chant my bracers?" or "What level is your chanting at?"
Clothadin
Term that can be used to refer to a Paladin who wears cloth armor for better healing stats, or a Paladin who specializes in healing. Paladins who wear cloth are often seen as unskilled or "noobish" since most paladin players believe it best to wear the highest armor type available to your class.
CoA
A Warlock's Curse of Agony. Does damage over time.
CoD
A warlock spell, Curse of Doom, or a "Cash on Delivery" payment made through the in-game mail system.
CoE
A Warlock's Curse of the Elements. Increases fire and frost damage against the enemy. May also refer to Curse of Exhaustion, which reduces movement speed.
CoEx
A Warlock's Curse of Exhaustion. Reduces target's movement speed.
Cooldown
The amount of time needed for a spell or effect to reset so that it may be used again.
CoR
A Warlock's Curse of Recklessness. Increases enemy attack ability but decreases armor and prevents enemies from running in fear.
Corpse Camping
When a player deliberately stays near a player's corpse, waiting for them to resurrect in order to kill them again. This is not considered grief play according to in-game PvP polices, although most players consider it to be low-level harassment because for the first minute or two after your character resurrects, s/he will have very little health, allowing an unscrupulous player to easily kill them.
Corpse Jumping
Used by solo players, and sometimes small groups, to reach areas/NPCs that are blocked by numerous mobs/creeps of an equal or higher level than the player. The player will run as far as they can towards their destination before getting killed, corpse run back from the nearest graveyard, resurrect as far away from their body and as close to their goal as possible, and repeat as many times as is necessary until they reach their goal. Corpse jumping is not advisable as a general mode of travel; because of the lengthy walk back to the corpse. Also, the character's currently-equipped armor and weapons will suffer damage and repairs can be quite expensive, so it is best to unequip all armor and weapons before attempting.

Corpse Running
Also known as Corpse Walking. Involves running a character's 'ghost' or 'wisp' from the graveyard to the site of the fallen body.
CoS
A Warlock's Curse of Shadow. Increases shadow and arcane damage against the enemy.
CoW
A Warlock's Curse of Weakness. Reduces the damage dealt by target.
Creep
Same as Mob.
Critter
Low level creatures that do not give experience points when killed, and do not attack you unless you attack them first. Examples: cows, small cats and dogs, squirrels.
CS
Refers to the Mage's Counterspell ability. Used to prevent an NPC or other player from casting a spell. Can also refer to Cheap Shot (rogue ability).
CTF
Capture the flag, referring to the Warsong Gulch battlegrounds. (See WSG.)

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D

Debuff
The opposite of a 'buff' spell--a negative spell or effect, generally inflicted by a hostile player or NPC. Technically speaking, any effect that cannot be voluntarily dismissed by the character it affects.
DI
Divine Intervention. An ability used by Paladins in which they sacrifice their own life in order to remove another player from combat in hopes that the surviving player may be able to revive his fallen party. Renders the recipient unable to act and unable to take damage or be targeted.
DK/DHK
Dishonorable Kill. Gained after killing an NPC of the opposite faction that is a civilian, or a player of much lower level. A severe honor penalty is incurred and unlike Honorable Kills, the penalty is subtracted from your current honor and rank instantly. DKs are severely discouraged, and have led to the collapse of more than one raiding party.
Ding
Originated in the MMORPG 'Everquest'; in that game, when a player gained a level, a 'ding' would sound. No such sound appears in World of Warcraft, so in this context, it is usually typed or, should one be playing with friends in the same room, spoken aloud.
DM
Deadmines or Dire Maul (instances). On some servers this currently refers to the Dire Maul instance, while Deadmines is called VC, after Van Cleef, the major boss of that instance. On other servers DM still refers to Deadmines while DiM is used to refer to Dire Maul.
DMF
Darkmoon Faire, a monthly event that takes place in Azeroth (in the Alliance area of Elwynn Forest) and Kalimdor (in the Horde area of Mulgore.) Here, players can take on quests that reward them with Darkmoon Faire Tickets, special rewards that can be traded in with the fair owners for rare/epic items.
DnD
Do Not Disturb; typing /dnd will put you in this state, notifying all private message (whispers) senders, that you are DnD. Do not mistake it for Dungeons and Dragons.
DoT
Damage-Over-Time.
DPS
Damage per Second. Some characters, specifically rogues, will focus on boosting dps levels in order to inflict large amounts of damage over a short time period.
Draenei
One of two new races, this one for the Alliance, scheduled for the upcoming expansion pack, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Draenei are physically imposing creatures with large tails, originally from Outland. They left their homeworld in the wake of the Burning Legion, only to end up crashing on Azeroth in the northwestern islands of Kalimdor.
Drain Tanking
A common tactic Warlocks use while levelling, essentially using a high-damage pet and all their damage-over-time effects to drop a target whilst they're using 'Drain Life' to offset the damage being dealt to them.
DS
Darkshire, a town in Duskwood. Also an abbriviation for Hunters Tier 2 armor, Dragonstalker.
DW
Duskwood, an area of Elwynn Forest.

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E

Elite
Mobs with a golden dragon around their portraits are elite. Elite mobs are much stronger than regular ones; their relative strength varies, and typically they are extremely difficult to defeat alone even if they are three or four levels below the player. Instances contain mostly elites. Mobs with a proper name (such as "Akubar the Seer") and not a generic one (such as "Bloodsail Warlock") have a silver dragon around their portraits and are not elite, but rare (see rare mobs below).
EP/EPL
Eastern Plaguelands, a zone in the northeast of Azeroth.
Epics
Epic items are of very high quality, and are color-coded purple to identify their status. A player who has epic items in most or all of her/his item slots at level 60 is considered to be extremely well-geared. Also often spelled 'Epix'.

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F

Face Melting
This term is used when describing what Priests (Shadow Priests) do to other players in PvP, and to a lesser extent, PvE. The term originated from the observation that the icon for Mind Flay (priest spell) resembles a melting face, as well as a famous World of Warcraft forum thread, in which a player inquired as to the effectiveness of shadow priests in PvP. The poster received many replies of "You will melt faces".
FFA
Free for all. Name of a loot method used in the World of Warcraft's looting system.
Fiery
A short name for the Fiery Weapon enchant.
Fodder
This term refers to a method used to randomly distribute items that are of no particular interest to any of the players within a group. This method is oftentimes used after a BoP (Bind on Pick-up) item of rare (Blue) or higher quality has been passed on by every player in the group. To determine who wins the item, every player uses the /roll command which is typed in the chat window. This command produces a random number between 1 and 100. Higher roller wins the item. This term can also be used to describe the item being rolled on as well.
Fort
Common term used to describe or ask for the "Power Word: Fortitude" spell to be cast on a player, a highly-desired priest stamina buff, which increases a players health.
FP
Flight Point/Path.
FR
Fire Resistance, or Flag Room, as in either faction's flag room in the Battlegrounds Warsong Gulch.
FTL
For The Lose, Often used as a condeming of the tool, ie. I was Silenced FTL!!
FTW
For The Win, Often used as a praising of the tool used, ie. Silence FTW!!
Fury
One of the three Warrior talent trees, focused primarily on creating Rage.
Flagged
Also Flagged Player. To be 'Flagged' means you have engaged or are ready to engage in PvP play.

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G

G
Gold (coin), i.e., "I still need 20g before I can afford my mount." Gold is the largest single currency in the game. 100 copper = 1 silver. 100 silver = 1 gold. Copper and silver are both capped at 100, since they are auto-converted to the next higher denomination.
Gad/Gadget
Gadgetzan, a Goblin-controlled city in Tanaris.
Gank
To attack and kill a player on the opposite faction, often in a repeating and semi-relentless fashion. Some players consider ganking to be low-level harassment.
Glass Cannon
Of unknown origin; usually, a spell-casting class that can deal large amounts of damage at a distance, but are relatively weak in close quarters. Often used for mages and other spellcasters, who have great offensive capabilities at long distance, but with their cloth armor and very low hit points are the most fragile class in the game.
GM
Game Master The Blizzard team responsible for managing and upholding the rules in realms. GM can also refer to the "Grand Marshal" PvP ranking.
Gnomer
Gnomeregan (instance).
Gold Farmers
Characters (typically played by more than one person so they can be online 24/7) that do nothing but farm money and high-value loot in order to sell in-game gold to other players for real-world money, or sell rare and epic drops to other players for gold. The typical usage is "Chinese Gold Farmer", since many of these characters are run for-profit by companies in China and other parts of Asia.
GotW
Gift of The Wild, a druid buff. Like Mark of the Wild, but can be cast on up to 5 members of a party simultaneously and requires a reagent. Also jokingly refeered to as the 'Cow-buff' or 'Tree-buff'.
Grand Marshal
The highest Alliance PvP rank.
Greens
Greens are items of uncommon quality, and are color-coded green to identify their status. A player who has mostly green items at level 60 is considered to be undergeared, although a player at level 20 in all greens is considered well-equipped since most rare (blue) and epic (purple) items are not available before level 25 or so.
GS
Goldshire, a town in Elywnn Forest. Also an abbreviation for the Hunter Tier 1 armor, Giantstalkers.
GY
Graveyard : where your ghost/wisp appears after you have been killed. Also a section of the Scarlet Monastart instance.
Guild
An organized team of players that have banded together for a common cause. The formation of a guild can be loose, such as a group of friends that want to remain in contact, or a guild can be set according to a specific concept or ruleset, such as an all-spellcaster guild or a guild that wants to see how fast they can complete a certain mission or instance.

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H

Hearth
To use a hearthstone to return to one's home location. As in, "I'm going to hearth back to Goldshire."
Hillsbrad
An area in the Eastern Kingdoms that is most noted for its PvP activity upon the release of the honor system, and before the release of battlegrounds. It is also one of the first contested territories that a player will reach that has towns and quests for both factions. Alliance members reach this area later in the game than horde do (the Undead race starts near here), and tend to have a level advantage over the horde.
HK
Honorable Kill. Occurs when a player kills a member of the opposing faction. Honorable kills increase a player's honor ranking. Honor decays over time, so players that wish to maintain their status must continually refresh their HKs by engaging in PvP.
HS
Hearthstone (See 'Hearth'). Also refers to a Warlock's Healthstone ("Anyone need an HS?").
HW/HWL
High Warlord, the highest PvP rank for Horde players.

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I

IAE
Instant Arcane Explosion. Arcane Explosion is a mage AoE spell with no cast time if specced for it. The upcoming 1.11 patch makes Arcane Explosion instant cast without using talent points.
IF
Ironforge, the Dwarven and Gnomish capital city. Central hub of activity for Alliance players.
Iggy
Adding someone to the /ignore list.
Imba
Imbalance(d)/unfair. Commonly refers to twinked characters, character classes that have been weakened by a patch or through lack of development, or quests that are a much higher difficulty level than the quest level implies. Compare 'nerfed'.
Inc
Short for "incoming" which is a term used by someone to notify their fellow party members of an aggroed mob coming their way. Also used by party members who "pull" mobs to their group, thus saying "inc" to notify their party of the pull. Commonly used in WoW's Battlegrounds during capture the flag.
Ironlag
(Also, 'Lagforge'). A somewhat common, slightly derogatory method of referring to the Alliance city of Ironforge. The term originated due to Ironforge's vast, open chambers and the large number of players therein, which often cause severe latency (lag) to players with the bare minimum of system requirements.
Inv
Often used in chat as an abbreviation of invite. Most common at the beginning of a battleground. Should not be confused with the older shorthand term for 'inventory'.
IDK
"I dont know"

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K

KB
Killing Blow, the act of doing the last attack on a player so he/she dies. In a Battleground the player list is sorted according to the number of killing blows by default.
KDR
Refers to a player's Kill/Death Ratio. When playing in Battle Grounds the number of times you die or kill another player are tracked by the system and can be viewed at any time during or after the match. Although they have no impact on scoring or Honor, they are still used as bragging rights.
KK
Parody of OK. Made famous by Gold Farmers/Item Farmers that speak little to no English when attempting to sell items. ie. <item> 20g kk?

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L

LAZER
Reference to internet version of Laser gun (LAZER GUN PEW PEW PEW).
Lagrimmar/Lagforge
Nickname for Orgrimmar and Ironforge, respectivley, due to high latency and large player population.
LB
Used on some servers as an abbreviation for the Paladin Tier 1 Armor 'Lawbringer'.
LBRS
Lower Blackrock Spire (instance)
LEEROY
(Also Leeroy'ed, Leeroying.) The act of charging unprepared into combat and causing your party/raid group to be wiped out. This is a reference to the "Leeroy Jenkins" gameplay video circulating online. Common with players who are not native speakers of the language spoken by the server's playerbase, or by people playing irresponsibly for the purpose of causing unrest, like the original Leeroy Jenkins.
Legolas
Referring to Night Elf Hunters. Refers to their supposed resemblance to the famous elf from The Lord of the Rings.
LFG
Looking For Group.
LFM
Looking For More. Or, Looking for Member. Often accompanied by the member class/level needed.
Link
The act of placing the stats of an item in the trade/party/guild/say channel by shift-clicking the item while the chat bar is open. Commonly used in the trade channel in capital cities while selling, buying, trading, or crafting.
Lock
Abbreviated form of Warlock.
LoH
The Paladin's Lay on Hands spell, which recovers an amount equal to their total hit points; commonly called the "Pally's Extra Life."
LS
Lakeshire, an Alliance town in the Redridge Mountains.
LW
Leatherworking (or leatherworker).

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M

Mara
Maraudon (instance).
Mark
Usually applies to the hunter ability Hunter's Mark. Increases ranged damage on the target, and provides the additional benefit of marking the target out with a large red arrow. Also can be used to refer to MotW, the Druid buff Mark of the Wild.
Main
Refers to the character a player spends the most time on, see also alts.
Main Tank
Refers to the main tank in a party, the character whose job it is to hold aggro on and take hits from mobs engaged. Main tanks are generally warriors. Compare to off tanks, who will tank extra mobs or adds if necessary.
Mats
Abbreviation for "materials" needed in a trade recipe or pattern.
MC
Molten Core (raid instance), or Mind Control when referring to spells cast on another player or NPC.
MD
Master Demonologist. Talent in Warlock demonology tree
Medge
Functionally similar to such words as 'thingamabob' or 'doohickey'. For instance: Medge of the Wild. Also used for 'The Man, The Myth, The Medgend!' May be used to replace any suitable word in WoW. Popular with Horde players on the European server of Haomarush.
MH
Menethil Harbor, also called Men Harbor or Meneharb.
ML
Master Looter; A player designated at the time the "Master Looter" looting option is chosen by a group or raid leader. The ML is the only group/raid player able to see and loot green or higher items (depending on the party configuration). The ML has the sole power to distribute these items to individual members of the group/raid. Usually this is done by rolling a 100-sided die with the /roll command, based upon need (greatest priority) and greed (lesser priority, based on how many also click 'greed'). A dishonest or unscrupulous Master Looter can break a party, so a decision to use this system should involve the entire party.
MotW
Mark of The Wild, a druid buff. Also called "paw" or "mark" by some.
Mob
An enemy NPC, also called a creep.
Moo
Common (usually humorous) method of antagonizing the players of tauren characters by typing 'Moo!'. Also, an in-game emote, /moo, that allows players to 'Moo' at each other.
MOTD
Message Of The Day, used in guilds to let all players know what is going on that day.
MT
Most commonly used as Mis-Type, which means disregard message. Can also mean Main Tank when in Raids / Instances. See Main Tank

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N

Named
A mob with a specific name (i.e. 'Isha Awak', instead of simply 'Lost Sea Monster').
Nassus
Darnassus, the Night Elf capital city.
NE
Night Elf.
Nelf
A contraction of 'Night Elf'.
Nerf
To reduce an item or ability's quality or effectiveness, usually for gameplay or balance reasons.
Neutral Auction House (AH, GAH, NAH)
An auction house (see AH) which is open to both Horde and Alliance, as opposed to faction-specific auction-houses. Such auction houses exist in all three Goblin cities (hence the abbreviation GAH) and allow the players of one faction to auction items to the opposing faction, something that is normally not possible.
nn
'Nighty-night'. A word of goodbye after a long night of play. Occasionally used in guildchat.
NR
Nature resistance.
NS
Druid and Shaman's Nature's Swiftness. Can also mean Northshire, where Human players start, or Nightslayer (Rogue Tier 1 Epic Set).
NW
Netherwind armor (Mage Tier 2 Epic Set).

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O

Org/OG
Orgrimmar (Horde city, and the capital city of the Orc race).
OL/Ony
Onyxia's Lair (raid instance).

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P

Pally
Paladin. Sometimes referred to as Bubbledins, Lolladins or Tankadins, though these terms are more derogatory in nature. Those who specialize in holy talents are also known as a Healadins.
Pat/Pats
Short for Patrol. A 'patrol' is a group of NPCs that wander a set path in an instance.
Patt
An abbreviation of the word Pattern, which is a recipe for an item that can be crafted by players with the tailoring skill.
PL
Party leader. Has access to group-management controls, such as inviting additional members, removing members, loot rules, and converting the party to a raid group, which can hold additional members (up to 40).
PM
Private Message, refers to using the /tell command to communicate privately with the intended player.
PoM
Presence of Mind, a mage talent that requires 21 points in the arcane talent tree. Makes the next spell cast instant, with a 3 minute cooldown.
Port
Used for the Mages ability to Teleport to a capital City
PPR
Points Per Run. Alternative loot divying system to DKP.
PUG
"Pick-up group," referring to a party assembled from the available local players (rather than friends or guild-mates). PUGs are often used for leveling and questing, and even in some end-game instances (up to 15-man). However, PUGs tend to fail in instances that are upwards of 20+ players, due to the lack of coordination and player experience, or due to communication problems. A PUG to the capital city of an opposing faction is rarely successful, and those that manage this feat are the stuff of legend for several days afterward.
Purples
See "Epics."
Plate Rogue
Fury Speced warrior.
PST
Short for "please send tell", with "tell" meaning to whisper with the "/t" command, thus asking for someone to whisper back to you. Commonly used in the Trade channel when asking someone to whisper to you if they are interested in buying your item.
PvE
Player versus Environment. The character plays essentially against the computer unless he/she attacks a Flagged Player.
PvP
Player versus Player. Everyone is flagged all the time. Try not to get ganked.

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Q

QQ
Used as a symbol for crying, often derogatory in meaning ("Why don't you cry about it?"). Used in the World of Warcraft forums in response to posts that are seen as overly 'whiny' (ex. "QQ Learn2Play").

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R

Rag
Ragnaros - The end boss of Molten Core.
Rage
Warrior energy (similar to caster's Mana) which is generated when a warrior inflicts or receives damage and is used by a warrior's special abilities. Rage slowly dissipates over time when the warrior is out of combat.
Respec
The act of going to a class trainer to unlearn all your talent points. This allows you to reallocate them to change the focus of your character. Cost increases each time you unlearn your talents, starting with 1 gold and capping at 50 gold.
RFC
Ragefire Chasm (instance). Located in the Cleft of Shadows in Orgrimmar.
RFD
Razorfen Downs (instance). Located in the Southern Barrens across from RFK near the Great Lift.
RFK
Razorfen Kraul (instance). Located in the Southern Barrens across from RFD near the Great Lift.
RH
Razor Hill or Raven Hill (cemetery).
Robes, The
A nickname for the casting classes in WoW (Priest, Mage, Warlock)
Roll
Refers to rolling for chests or rare items while in a party. /roll generates a random number, between 1 and 100 by default (though this is modifiable with optional parameters to the command), and is used to determine who receives the item. Additionally, /roll is used in Master Looter settings. Also refers to creating a character ("I'm going to roll a tauren"), based on paper-and-dice roleplaying games.
RPPVP (server)
Role Playing Player vs Player server. Similar to a role-playing server, but with the additional caveat that a player can be attacked freely in contested zones or if they attack another player that is flagged for PvP combat.
RR
Redridge Mountains.

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S

S
Silver (coin). 100 copper = 1 silver. 100 silver = 1 gold.
SC
Stands for Shadowcraft, the tier 0 set for rogues. Can also be used for the "Scarlet Crusader" side of Stratholme, an instance in the Eastern Plaguelands.
Scholo
Scholomance, a 5-man instance (as of patch 1.10) in the Western Plaguelands.
Scaling
Scaling refers to the adjustment of abilities as a player gains experience levels. An example of this would be how a Mage's Blink spell costs more mana at level 60 then it does at level 20. Also applies to some game systems that raise or lower the difficulty of monster encounters according to the level of the player.
SFK
Shadowfang Keep (instance).
SH
Sentinel Hill, the populated area of Westfall.
Sheep
To cast the Mage's Polymorph spell on a mob (or an opposing player in PvP), thus turning it into a sheep temporarily (e.g., "sheep the add!"). A common strategy for any party with a mage, though it varies in effectiveness, as any damage done to the 'sheep', even by accident, will cancel the spell and return the mob or player to its normal form.
Shield
Short for Power Word: Shield, a priest ability.
SL
Sheep Left. A term used by a mage during combat to notify his fellow party members that they will be casting Polymoprh on the left target.
Sloppy seconds
When someone with a skinning profession follows another player who is killing creatures (and not skinning them) in order to skin them and gain their hides. (Also referred to as "S2nds"). Usually not used when there's only one skinner in a party or raid.
SNES
An acronym for "Slutty Night Elf Stripper." Refers to the act of a player with a female Night Elf character removing all of the character's clothes and typing /dance. So named because the female Night Elf's dance routine is very similar to a lapdance. Has reached epidemic levels on some servers. Usually seen to be immature and puerile. Not to be confused with "Super Nintendo Entertainment System."
SM
Scarlet Monastery, a group of level 35-40 instances for both Alliance and Horde. It is not one main instance, but four separate sub-instances, each one more difficult than the last, played in the order of Graveyard, Library, Armoury, Cathedral.
Solo
To complete a task individually, without help from others. (i.e. to solo a quest at level 40)
SoS
Swamp of Sorrows, a contested area in east-central Azeroth.
Spec
Short for specialization. This refers to the talent tree or talent tree type that a player chooses. To 're-spec' is to visit a skill-trainer NPC and 'unlearn' all of the character's current talents, usually to re-distribute the talent points in a different way.
Squishy
Semi-derogatory term for mages, warlocks, and priests, who must wear cloth armor only (and thus are easy, "squishy" targets for enemies). The 'squishy' classes may not consider this an offensive term, since many of them take pride in being 'squishy' and not having to 'hide behind a mound of armor'. Very rarely, this term is also used for the leather wearing classes as well.
SR
Shadow resistance. Also for Sheep Right, which is a term used by a mage character to notify his fellow party members that they will be casting Polymorph on the target standing to the right.
SS
Southshore, an Alliance town on Azeroth's northwestern coast which is frequently used as a staging area for Alliance raids on nearby Tarren Mill; it is frequently attacked by Horde raids staged at Tarren Mill. When in a group with a Warlock, 'SS' also refers to a Soulstone, a stone that allows its target to instantly resurrect when killed.
Strat (or Strath)
Stratholme (instance).
ST
The Sunken Temple (instance).
STV
Stranglethorn Vale, the southernmost zone on the continent of Azeroth.
SW
Stormwind, the Human capital city.
SWP
Shadow Word: Pain, a damage over time spell that deals X amount of Shadow Damage over Y seconds utilized by priests.
Sword and Board
Refers to the common weapon choice for tanking warriors of a one-handed weapon with a shield (any 1H + shield configuration may be referred to as "sword and board" or "SnB", regardless of whether the weapon in question is actually a sword).

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T

TB
Thunder Bluff (Tauren capital).
Tick
Constitutes a two second span of time. A player's health and mana regenerate an amount determined by the player's Spirit stat every tick, unless the player is in combat.
TM
Tarren Mill, a Horde town in Hillsbrad.
TP
"Teleport", or "Town Portal" (from the Blizzard game 'Diablo'). The process of using a magical means to return to a town. Sometimes used in WoW instead of the WoW-native "hearthstone," "hearthing," or "hearth" (see "hearth"). Also often refers to a mage's Teleport spell, which teleports the mage to the capital cities of his faction.
Twink
A term referring to a player using a low-to-mid level character with high level enchants on their weapons and armor and most likely using weapons and armor out of their possible price range. Most twink characters are usually alt characters from a higher level main character. As a result, someone with a level 60 character will have a lot of gold that they can mail to their lower level alt character to use for expensive and rare equipment and enchants. As an example, a level 26 Rogue can learn to use swords and then purchase The Butcher sword from the Auction House for 50 gold. Most players at that level could not afford such an expensive item. Taking it even further, this Rogue could pay to enchant both of their weapons with high level enchants like Fiery Weapon or Lifestealing to heavily unbalance any sort of PVP. Twinking is highly controversial in the WoW community. Those who are against twinking say that it ruins the overall economy of the server, while supporters say that the impact, if any, is minimal and that twinking is just another way of having fun in the game.

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U

UBRS
Upper Blackrock Spire (instance).
UC
Undercity, a Horde capital.
UD
short for Undead, a player-character race.
ULD/Ulda
Uldaman (instance).
UDS
Stratholme Refers to the Undead instance of Stratholme.

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V

V
Vendor, used in the 'vendor/need' loot system to mean that the rare item that was dropped wasn't needed by the player, but would be sold to a vendor if no one typed "n" for Need. Obsolete since Patch 1.7 implemented "Need before Greed."
VC
Van Cleef - End boss in the Deadmines. Often used as the abbreviation for the instance, since on some servers, DM is now more commonly used to indicate the Dire Maul instance.
VT
Vendor Trash, selling items that wouldn't sell on the AH and/or grey items.

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W

WC
Wailing Caverns (instance) or Warlord's Command (Onyxia Horde quest).
Wisp
The incorporeal form that the Night Elf (and, possibly, the Blood Elf of the forthcoming 'Burning Crusade' expansion pack) takes when s/he has been killed. Wisps can travel faster than any other class while dead, which makes corpse running (see above) or resurrecting slightly quicker than with any other race. Also, as an April Fool's joke in 2006, Blizzard posted a page declaring Wisps as the new Alliance race for the expansion pack, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. The joke was regarded by many WoW players to be in poor taste, since Blizzard released the joke on March 31, rather than April 1.
WoW
World of Warcraft.
WP/WPL
Western Plaguelands.
WSG/WG
Warsong Gulch, a 10-man capture the flag battleground, added in the 1.5 patch.
WTB
Want To Buy, used in Trade Channels to advertise items you would like to buy.
WTFAMW
On some servers, "Where the freak are my waffles?". Often used to show anger or confusion.
WTS
Want To Sell, used in Trade Channels to advertise items you would like to sell.
WTT
Want to Trade, used in the Trade Channels to advertise items you would like to trade for other items. Sometimes it is used for wanting to trade characters or accounts.

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X

XL
Refers to Goblin Jumper Cables, and is typically used by classes (especially rogues) that do not have any player resurrection abilities. These cables give the player a relatively small chance to resurrect a player.
XR
Crossroads, a Horde town in the middle of the Barrens. It is often a staging point for (and target of) PvP raids.

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Y

/yell
A chat command that goes one level higher than '/say'; analogous to a person shouting, as opposed to speaking in an 'indoor voice'. It appears in the chat window in red text, and many players consider it impolite, or at the very least, annoying. Proper use of /yell is extremely relative, and varies widely by individual. Players using /yell should be cautioned that excessive /yelling will often garner the same response in-game that it would in the real world—either retaliatory yelling or being added to an /ignore list.

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Z

Zerg
To overwhelm an enemy or attack a target in an attempt to win by sheer numbers, rather than skill. Originates in the Blizzard game 'Starcraft', where the 'Zerg' are an alien race that can rapidly mass-produce small, weak units. Also known as 'Weenie Madness', from a Magic: the Gathering strategy of the same name, and functionally identical.
Zerker
A term used to describe a warrior who causes large amounts of damage to their targets. They use either Berzerker Stance for increased damage at the cost of getting hit harder, or Battle Stance, which is the default stance. Zerkers tend to have high strength and agility scores to maximize critical strike rates and total damage per second. A zerker also tends to have less health and a lower armor class than other warriors. Players also refer to zerkers as "Rogues in plate," as rogues cannot wear plate but are relied upon for causing high damage. A zerker usually carries two one-handed weapons or a two-handed weapon instead of a one-handed weapon and shield. They do this to maximize total damage per second. The term "zerker" was taken from the game EverQuest, and is short for "Berserker." Many warriors can switch back and forth between 'zerker' and 'tank' positions by swapping out various armor and using different weapons, especially at higher levels, which prevents the warrior class from being 'typecast' into a particular method of play. (See also: Tank, MT, OT)
Zul/ZF
Zul'Farrak (instance).
ZG
Zul'Gurub (instance).

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Postby Anguis » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:43 pm

That is what crazyhorse does all day, writes dictionaries
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Postby CRaZy)-(ØR§]® » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:07 am

Anguis wrote:That is what crazyhorse does all day, writes dictionaries


:lol: WIKI.com FTW!!
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Postby Lord Demonica » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:40 am

Thanks to all that submitted, and you Crazy for finding a dictionary that i dont feel like reading right now at 11:40(probably would forget 90% of it as to how tired i am from getting little sleep last night <_< .
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Postby asian_daddy » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:07 pm

lol X.x craziie stuff
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Postby cheese » Mon Nov 20, 2006 10:56 pm

Completely abusrd of you to re-start this thread.
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Postby KdL » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:16 pm

we only allow my fatty and leik 2 other azn's on this board - the fuck is you?
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Postby Fenix » Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:38 pm

Don't forget gfag :D
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