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The MMORPG.com Buzzwords and Overused Phrases collection

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stragen001
    How could you miss wow-killer from your buzzord list?

    Doh!

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Drakxii

    4th pillar

    Other than 3 or 4 SWTOR posts I couldn't find that phrase anywhere else on MMORPG.com.

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • solarinesolarine IstanbulPosts: 1,203Member

    ....aaand some more:

     

    • elite
    • noob
    • cartoony
    • rushed
    • cash-grab
    • 1990 graphics
    • spamfest
    • carrot-on-a-stick
    • hamster wheel
    • skinner box
    • depth
    • hello kitty image

     

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon

    Uninstalled.

    Many of the challenged here believe this to be an incredibly hurtful thing to say.  The "ultimate" insult.  LOL

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Serelisk
    Originally posted by Ramanadjinn
    hardcore?

    This^

    Zerging/Zergfest?

    Also, what is Little Johnny's Mommy? lol

    A term of derison directed at people who buy items in game and where their money came from.

    See: https://www.google.com/search?q=mommy+buy+site%3AMMORPG.com

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisPosts: 2,027Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

     

    • P2W

     

     

     

    Buzzword?    When was the last time you saw a Cash Shop game with the term P2W in its ad?

     

    Now ask yourself when was the last time you saw a Cash Shop game with F2P in the ad.

     

    I think we now have an understanding what describes a business model and what is a buzzword.

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thinktank001
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

     

    • P2W

     

     

     

    Buzzword?    When was the last time you saw a Cash Shop game with the term P2W in its ad?

     

    Now ask yourself when was the last time you saw a Cash Shop game with F2P in the ad.

     

    I think we now have an understanding what describes a business model and what is a buzzword.

     

    You've just helped prove the point.  It's an MMORPG.com community buzzword.

    If a game has a cash shop, how often does someone from the MMORPG.com community call it Pay 2 Win, whether it is or not?  That's right, every fucking time.

    Thus, shitty buzzword commonly used by a horrendous community.  That's what's being idenfified here.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • MeowheadMeowhead New Carlisle, INPosts: 3,716Member
    How about 'console gaming' or any iteration thereof where it's suggested that an MMORPG is how it is because of console games and those who play them?
  • rissiesrissies aurora, COPosts: 161Member
    Too gamey
    Too arcade
    Too fantasy
    Too korean
    Catering to console players
    Next Gen
    MMO mesiah
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Meowhead
    How about 'console gaming' or any iteration thereof where it's suggested that an MMORPG is how it is because of console games and those who play them?

    I know what you're talking about but I can't for the life of me think of the phrases or was it's been used. I need some help here - "console crowd"?  I'm drawing an odd blank here for some reason.

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    I disagree with "dynamic" being classified as a buzzword.   Also "living/breathing".and "hype".

     

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,498Member Uncommon

    ^

    Oh yeah. Messiah and The Second Coming.

     

    Edit: Do you guys not consider Triple A to be a buzzword? 

  • 3-4thElf3-4thElf Elftown, MEPosts: 489Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    Thread idea came from an IceWhite post.

    Feel free to sprinkle any and all of these buzzwords through out your posts to validate your stance, support your position or just troll the crap out of the rest of us.

    • Immersion
    • Innovation
    • Meaningful  - it's the MMO gamer's version of marketing's "impactful"
    • Dynamic
    • Gankfest/Gank/Ganking
    • WOW clone
    • Fanboi
    • Grind
    • P2W
    • Little Johnny's Mommy and every other variation of the phrase)
    • Mass exodus
    • Fail
    • "true/real/pure" in reference to the "right" way something should be
    • Hardcore/Carebear
    • "skill"  - generates heated debates on the same magnitude of  "Are NASCAR drivers athletes?"
    • Basement Dweller - ahhh... the classics :)
    • Veteran
    • Hype
    • easy mode 
    • handholding
    • living, breathing world
    • single player with co-op
    • my own story
    • FOTM / flavor of the month
    • dumbed down
    • epic
    • wow-killer
    • balance
    • action combat

    ...in no particular order. Kudos to Stragen001, Serelisk, Solarine, ZekkCC, niceguy3978, Psychow, Quirhid, IceWhite, Ramanadjinn and Kyleran for their contributions!

    Add more! imageWill update with additional entries posted here.  If some ambitious and creative fellows would like to create definitions for them, I'll gladly update this post with those as well. This post is meant ENTIRELY as a source of amusement and entertainment, and any similarity between this post and serious discourse is purely coincidental.

     

     

    "10 pages back"

    a yo ho ho

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by colddog04

    ^

    Oh yeah. Messiah and The Second Coming.

    Edit: Do you guys not consider Triple A to be a buzzword? 

    Actually, I had missed your earlier post. Thanks for catching that!

    There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein
    "Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    "kiddies"--used as a pejorative, of course. "i.e. 'wow kiddies'."

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • RebelScum99RebelScum99 Mesa, AZPosts: 1,090Member

    Endgame

    "on rails"

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    phat lewts

    Of course, we should examine Game Propaganda for hype phrases too..."groundbreaking", "cutting-edge", "revolutionary", "trendsetting" etc.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,941Member Uncommon
    'Gamechanger', 'Paradigm shift', 'Dealbreaker'  and the most overused and incorrectly used word on this forum in recent times...Hyperbole.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • LeetheLeethe WarringtonPosts: 889Member Uncommon

    "...to stay competative."

     

    There is NO miracle patch.

    95% of what you see in beta won't change by launch.

    Hope is not a stategy.
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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Bladestrom
     the most overused and incorrectly used word on this forum in recent times...Hyperbole.

    Were you shooting for irony there?

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • 7star7star SeoulPosts: 405Member

    Not really buzzwords, but overused and annoying to me:

     

    • Heck  (or the somewhat spicier: Hell) to begin a sentence
    • That said  (The English language has so many other ways to handle this)
    • Meh
    • Going forward

     

     

  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,905Member Uncommon

    {insert characteristic here} is what players really want.


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now turned Amateur Game Developer.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  Realm Lords 2 on MMORPG.com
  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,941Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Originally posted by Bladestrom
     the most overused and incorrectly used word on this forum in recent times...Hyperbole.

    Were you shooting for irony there?

    cha-ching :)

     

    lobby, grind, 'not for me', 'wow-copy' 'no-end-game', evolution.

    rpg/mmorg history: Dun Darach>Bloodwych>Bards Tale 1-3>Eye of the beholder > Might and Magic 2,3,5 > FFVII> Baldur's Gate 1, 2 > Planescape Torment >Morrowind > WOW > oblivion > LOTR > Guild Wars (1900hrs elementalist) Vanguard. > GW2(1000 elementalist), Wildstar

    Now playing GW2, AOW 3, ESO, LOTR, Elite D

  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,905Member Uncommon
    "vocal minority" aka anyone who likes something you don't, or vice versa.

    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now turned Amateur Game Developer.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  Realm Lords 2 on MMORPG.com
  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member

    GW2

    blast

     

    cant count how many times ive seen "im having a blast"....i roll my eyes everytime i see it now

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