Mmo Dictionary Essay

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— # — 1337 A numerical translation for “elite” pronounced “leet,” 1337 is a slang developed by hackers in the ’80s used over the internet. Many words from the slang have leaked to popular culture today (“kidz” is an example; using a z instead of an s is an element of 1337). It is mostly prevalent in the gaming world online where people can interact textually. — A — AE Area Effect. Used to refer to area-effect spells or abilities. E.g. fireball, smoke grenade. AFK Away from keyboard Aggro As a verb, it refers to a hostile mob that has noticed a player and is actively trying to attack that player. As a noun, it refers to the amount of “hostility” the player has generated on the mob. In typical combat strategy, the fighter tries to take as much aggro as possible away from weaker players such as healers and mages. Alt Short for “alternate”. It refers to the alternate character a player has from their main character. This is not a stable category as sometimes alts can out level mains and sometimes mains become moth-balled. AO Abbreviation for Anarchy Online. An online game. AOE Same as AE. Area of Effect. Attribute e.g. Strength, Constitution, Dexterity, Intelligence, etc. — B — Bind In certain MMOs, characters are teleported back to a safe spot when they die. This spot is predetermined by the user. The act of determining the safe spot requires an explicit action by the user. That action is known as a bind. The spot is typically referred to as a bind spot. Bio Short for biological. Usually used to indicate bathroom break. BoE Short for “bind on equip” – a term popularized by World of Warcraft. This term refers to items that become soulbound to the player after they have been equipped. In other words, the item can be traded as long as no one equips it. BoP Short for “bind on pickup” – a term popularized by World of Warcraft. This term refers

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