Perfect World Commonly Used Abbreviations
Perfect World Commonly Used Abbreviations by Aran
AC – Armor Class or Defense.
Add – An extra monster has joined an existing battle.
Alt – A character on your account other than your main character.
AoE – Area of Effect Damage. This is a spell that hurts a group of monsters in an area.
AE – Area Effect
AFK – Away from Keyboard. This means the player is away from his computer.
Aggro – This means the monsters are mad at you and you’ve “activated” them to attack you. They are now in the motion of trying to reach and attack you.
Aggro Radius – The radius around the monsters where they will “wake up” and attack you.
AGI – Agility
AH – Auction House
Avatar – Your character
BG – Battleground
Buff – A beneficial spell cast on a monster or player. An example of a “buff” is the Priest’s Physical PDef buff.
Carebear – Player that prefers to help other players attack monsters rather than attack other players in player vs. player combat.
Caster – A character that stays on the back row to heal or cast spells on the enemy, such as a Mage.
Char – Your character.
Cheese – To exploit an imbalance in the game.
Creep – Monster
Creep Jacking – A term from ******** 3 where players attack other players while they are already engaged in combat with neutral monsters.
Critters – Monsters that don’t attack back.
DD – Direct Damage. This is a spell that does all of its damage in one hit rather than spreading its damage over time.
DMG – Damage
DOT – Damage over time
DPS – Damage per second
De-Buff – A negative spell cast on a unit that makes it less powerful. An example of a “de-buff” is the Werefox skill “Soul Degeneration”.
FB – Fuben (= Chinese for dungeon), the dungeon quests you have to do at higher level but which you receive at level 19, 29, …
FH – Full Health
FM – Full Mana
FTL – For The Loss, a sports or game term.
FTW – For The Win, a sports or game term.
Gank – Player vs. Player: To attack another player while they’re trying to fight a monster. Or…when a party attacks a lonely player, usually to PK (Player Kill) him.
Griefer – A person who purposely tries to annoy or anger other players.
Grinding – Staying in the same area fighting the same types of monsters for a very long time.
HP – Hit points or Health
INT – Intelligence
Kiting – A style of combat in which a player continually stays out of combat range of an enemy usually by running from it, while simultaneously causing damage to it.
KS – Kill Steal. Try to steal another person’s kill.
LFG – Looking for a group.
LFM – Looking for more.
Log – When you log off; disconnect from the game.
LOL – Lots of Laugh or Laughing Out Loud. This abbreviation indicates something is really funny. It’s pretty cliche nowadays though.
LOM – Low on Mana.
LOOT – To take the treasure from a monster that has been killed or from a chest.
Lurer – Person who lures monsters for the party.
Luring – One of the players in a party heads out and leads one or more of the monsters back to the party so that the party can attack the monsters. The idea is to prevent too many monsters from attacking at once.
LVL – Level
Mats – (raw) materials used for the crafting skills
MO – Massively Multiplayer Online.
MMOG – Massively Multiplayer Online Game
MMORPG – Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
MOB – MOB” is an old programming acronym of Mobile Object Block. Mobs are all computer controlled characters in the game. You should likely use some other term such as monster, creep, or bad guy.
MT – Main Tank
Named – A special monster that is usually stronger than surrounding monsters with possible special abilities and item drops.
Nerf – To downgrade, to be made softer, or make less effective. “X has been nerfed.”
Newbie – A term that sometimes means new player. Newbie is also used to suggest that a player is not very good.
Newb – Short for Newbie. See above.
N00b – An incredibly uncool way to say newb. Don’t use it.
NPC – This is a non player-controlled character. The characters are controlled by the server or realm. A “computer” character.
Nuke – high damage in one hit, usually magic attack
OOM – Out of Mana. People say this to let their party know they are out of mana and can’t cast any spells, especially healing.
Pat – Patrolling monster
PC – Player controlled character
Pet – A NPC controlled by a player such as a Wolf.
PK – Player Kill or Player Killer.
POP – Contraction of “Repopulation”, often used as a shortened term for the re-spawn of monsters.
Proc – Activate. Example: A weapon with a special effect will “proc” every so often.
PST – Please Send Tell. Indicates that the person speaking wants to receive communication via a /t(ell) or /w(hisper) command.
Puller – Person who pulls monsters for the party.
Pulling – One of the players in a party heads out and leads one or more of the monsters back to the party so that the party can attack the monsters. The idea is to prevent too many monsters from attacking at once.
PvE – Player vs. Environment. Combat between players and computer controlled opponents.
PvP – Player vs. Player. This means for one player to attack another player.
Raid – A raid is a large-scale attack on an area by a group of players.
Res – Short for resurrect
Re-Spawn – A monster that has been killed has spawned (been created) again.
Rest (state) – An indicator of how tired a character is.
Rez – Resurrect
RM – Raw Materials used for the crafting skills.
S>….. B>…. which mean Sell and Buy. Usually find this in Personal Shop. Note: The dots stand for any item name.
Small Pets – An animal following the player around. While this does not directly influence the player or monsters, it is cool to have around, especially the rare ones.
Spawns – The location or process of monsters appearing when they are created in the world.
Stack – A number of identical items placed in a single inventory slot, to conserve space. Only certain items can be stacked.
STR – Strength
Tank – A melee character that can take a lot of damage.
Taunt – Related to Aggro. An ability that allows a player to pull the attention of a monster off of another player and onto him- or herself.
Threat – Related to Aggro. This is what a character “gives off” to generate or draw monster aggro.
Train – To lead monsters into another player. This is not a desired behavior.
Twink – A low level character who has been made more powerful by higher level characters, usually by getting stronger armour and weapons than the character would normally have at such a low level.
Uber – German slang for ‘super’, originally meaning ‘over’; exceptionally powerful
Vendor Trash – An item that only a vendor/merchant would buy
WTB – Wanting to buy
WTS – Wanting to sell
XP or Exp – Experience Points