Forsaken World Abbreviations List
Forsaken World Abbreviations List by Falchoir
AC: Ancestral Catacombs, level 65 gear instance
ACV: Advanced Creekbank Valley, a version of CV open to 50+
AH: Auction House. Can also refer to Angelic Harmony, a powerful, rare, and much sought-after priest skill.
ANC: Advanced Nightmare Carnival. A version of NC open to 40+. Awards Game Coins, which can be traded for skill scrolls.
AoS: Arena of Souls, level 40 gear instance
AS: Aeon Spire, level 75 gear instance
ASHM: Aeon Spire Hard Mode. Special version of AS in which you skip to the final boss (on steroids).
Azures: Azureclouds, mana gems
Bloods: Bloodstones, HP gems
CF: Campfire. Guild base event that’s like condensed afk training- sit in an area for 30 minutes and get great exp. Any level can attend, I think.
CoW: Chamber of Wind, level 65-69 fissure
CV: Creekbank Valley, a level 30+ instance for pet catching.
CV:IP: Creekbank Valley, Immortal Pool. Version of CV open to 70+
DO: Dragon Orders, a type of bounty/kill quest that awards Soul Power points and exp. Open to 60+. May also be used with the name of a type of monster: Bloodpact (levels 60-69?), ARMs (70-74), Dervishes (75-79), Goblins (80).
Dusk Town: Defend Dusk Town, an instance open to 60+. (Awards?)
EC: Emperor’s Canyon, level 20 gear instance
EE: Eagle-Eye. Accuracy gem
Exo: Exorcism. Guild base event that gives massive exp. Levels 30+ can attend. There should be a guide somewhere on the forums…
FH: Freedom Harbor
F K: Fort Khoaway. Special instance every Monday that gives skill scrolls, skill items, etc for higher-levels.
FP: Forgotten Prison, level 70 gear instance aka hell for squishies
FR: Fort Rotulor, level 10 gear instance
GBQ: Guild base quest
GFC: Ghostfang Castle, a 70+ (?) instance that awards runes. Must have 80 Dedication to enter (for lead or all?)
GL: Glistening Lowlands. A once-a-day instance open to levels 40+ that awards one gembox to levels 40-59, two gemboxes to 60+. Best done within a certain level range, as mobs and boss scale to level.
GoS: Gauntlet of Storms. aka that place where everyone dies. 75+ gear instance that drops purple (epic) gear.
GT: God’s Trial. Instance that gives huge exp, open only at certain times of day.
GS: Goldsparks, crit chance gems
HoA: Hall of Aspen, level 70-74 fissure
LCS: LCS Daybreaker, a fissure-like instance open to 55+ (I think). It is timed in that you must defeat all mobs and bosses before the ship is destroyed. Like GL, it is advisable to go with a party within your level range.
LH: Lost Lighthouse, level 30 gear instance
mFR, mEC, mLH, mAoS, etc: Mentored instances, in which high-levels assist lower-levels with low-level instances in exchange for mentor points and glory points, which can be exchanged for rewards.
MGT: God’s Trial, mentor mode. Not to be confused with the other mentor instances, which need recruit scrolls, MGT is a version of GT that matches some lower-levels (50-) with higher levels. In this version, lower-levels have the opportunity to collect Divined Glory gems for extra exp, gain more experience from killing mobs, and regen health throughout.
NC: Nightmare Carnival, an instance composed entirely of minigames that awards Game Tokens, which can be traded for gold coins or weapons.
NFC: Nightfall Citadel, level 60+ area
NMQ or NQ: Nightmare Queen Alanna. A 60+ guild event that involves summoning and defeating a boss.
OAC: Outer Ancestral Catacombs, level 60 gear instance
R7, R3, etc: Designates a realm.
Rages: Ragefires, attack gems
Rift or IR: The Immortal Rift. Guild vs. guild event that takes place every Saturday night. (Now referred to as Territory Wars)
SI: Self-invite. Basically, a way to join someone’s party without them having to directly invite you- to SI, right-click a person’s name in chat and select the “Join Party” or “Invite” option.
Shatters: Shattershards, crit damage gems
SoL: Shrine of Light, level 75+ fissure
Solars: Solarflares, defense gems
SoO: Sea of Oblivion, level 20+ area
ToG: Tomb of Glory, level 30-39 fissure
ToK: Tomb of Kings, level 75+ gear instance
TR: Trade run. Sometimes called GTR, guild trade run, when done for a guild.
TW: Territory Wars (see Rift)
Wades: Wade’s Fishing Hole, a 60+ (?) instance. (Rewards?)
WC: Wraith Castle. There are two floors. First floor is the 40-49 fissure, second is the 50-59 fissure. May also be abbreviated WC1 or WC2. Some people may also use this for Welkins, so double-check with them.
Welkins: Welkins Castle, level 50 gear instance
WP: Water Prison, level 60-64 fissure
WW: Waterwheel Emergency. Event every Saturday that gives big exp- can be soloed, but best done in groups.
3v3 or 6v6: Refers to the different modes of Arena, which is player vs player and available in level brackets to levels 45+.
For those new to MMOS,
-General MMO abbreviations:
AoE: Area of effect- either a spell that heals multiple friendlies or damages multiple enemies. Also refers to classes that specialize in AoE damage, like mages and burst marksmen.
BOGO: Buy one, get one (free). Refers to various timed offers in the Boutique, where a player will receive an extra reward for purchasing a given item.
BRB: Be right back
BRT: Be right there
C/O: Current offer (for an auction)
CSer, CSing, etc: Cashshopper/cashshopping- using real world money to gain something in the game. Can range from buying fashion/advanced mounts in the Boutique, to buying Star Crystals/gems en masse to refine gear, to buying Mercury Statuettes and other Boutique items and selling them for in-game gold.
DoT: Damage over time
DPS: Damage per second- also refers to any class whose main purpose is dealing damage.
G2G: Good to go/Got to go
HoT: Heal over time
LFG/LFP: Looking for group/party
LFM: Looking for more- sometimes with the specific number needed, i.e. LF1M, LF2M, etc
Mobs: Random monsters
PK: Player kill- when a player kills another player, often without permission
PvE: Player vs. Environment. Refers to game activities that don’t involve fighting other players- e.g. killing monsters, running instances, general questing, etc. A PvE server is one in which you cannot be attacked by other players without giving permission to be attacked, such as if someone challenges you to a duel and you accept. (Servers: Lionheart, Storm, Illyfue)
PvP: Player vs. Player. Refers to activities which involve fighting other players- e.g. arena, duels, guild wars, etc. A PvP server is one in which you can be attacked at any time by other players once you are outside a designated “safe zone.” (Servers: Eyrda, Nyos)
PUG: Pick-up group- refers to random groups from que/world chat
RPK: Random player killing- when a player goes around killing other players for the hell of it.
SMH: Shake my head/So much hate
Tank: The party member who absorbs the attacks of enemies, leaving other, squishier members free to attack without harm. Often a protector or warrior, sometimes a blood vampire.
WC: Wrong chat or world chat, depending on context
WTB: Want to buy- also can be phrased as B>
WTS: Want to sell- also can be phrased as S>
WTT: Want to trade