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The MMORPG.com Buzzwords and Overused Phrases collection

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  • rissiesrissies aurora, COPosts: 161Member
    Progression
    Treadmill
  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,673Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    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.

    console gamer maybe? maybe it's what's being referred to with 'for the msses'

    Also see stylized thrown about quite a bit pre a games launch, to defend ctriticism of a games look.(see the swtor forums pre launch)

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,942Member Uncommon
    Timesink.

    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

  • rissiesrissies aurora, COPosts: 161Member
    Oh and carrots.
    Carrots are important.
  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,942Member Uncommon
    Traditional, old school.

    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

  • jeremyjodesjeremyjodes antioch, ORPosts: 679Member

    Biodrones

    Biofail

    FFA Full Loot

    RMAH

    Kung-Fu Panda

    Word of Pandacraft

    Its in the lore

    !!!!!111111111

    You win the internetz

     

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

     

    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.

     

    You seem to be confused and that is understandable, since developers/publishers use the buzzword F2P every chance they get. 

     

    P2W is not a buzzword, but technical jargon.   It accurately describes the payment model as a way for players to advance their characters.   It doesn't have anything to do with how much/what, but just the fact that advancement is possible with a microtransaction.

     

    Why is F2P a buzzword?  Simply because it hides the fact that money can be used as an option to advance your character.   Another simple way to test for buzzwords is to try and describe the payment model to a good friend.

     

    In good conscience, how would you describe LOTRO; " free to play " or " free to play, but with the option to purchase items from the cash shop " ?

     

    Same could be said about GW2.  Is it a game that is " buy and play for free ", or " buy and have the option to purchase items from a cash shop "

     

    +++++++++++++++++++

     

    I'm surprised " Go back to WOW " never made the list.

  • BladestromBladestrom edinburghPosts: 4,942Member Uncommon
    ' v sandbox' ,' I'm a sandboxer'

    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

  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,439Member Uncommon

    I'm surprised everyone missed the most obvious overused word. You know, the one that spawns these posts that say "FAIL game, SP co-op, not "true"...

    MMO

     

    Others... fully interactive, your own adventure,

    Oh and for those marketeers I know they love to include "visceral combat".

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,657Member Uncommon

    Only found two threads with 'sandboxer' and one with 'visceral combat'

    Visceral was recently in an article, btw, and was used exactly how you called it - A dev describing his game (AoC).

     

    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

  • Vaticider69Vaticider69 tuckerton, NJPosts: 21Member Uncommon
    Vaporware

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  • vonoddzvonoddz roebling, NJPosts: 18Member Uncommon
    McDonalds
  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    "sub numbers"

    "end game"

    "holy trinity"

    "time sink"

    "e-sport"

    "e-peen"

    "{insert title here} is not an mmo"

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • Afro-ThunderAfro-Thunder Knoxville, TNPosts: 74Member Uncommon

    "slap in the face"

    Love that one when nerfs happen, or anyting that is preceived to have been done injustly to a certain segment of players...

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  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

    Cater to the casuals

    wow kiddies

    drones

    leet

    Elitist

    lowest common denominator

    Dumbed down

    Community

    (not sure if some of these are repeats)

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

    Refreshing: it usually isn't.

    Miracle Patch / Jesus Patch: used by critics to blow a patch out of proportion

    "Too little, too late.": it's usually neither.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • PresbytierPresbytier Phoenix, AZPosts: 424Member

    I am to lazy to type all these, so here.

     

    http://www.oed.com/

    "Never pay more than 20 bucks for a computer game."-Guybrush Threepwood
    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."-Hunter S. Thompson

  • ZooceZooce B, FLPosts: 586Member
    • Lackluster - Useful when describing features or systems (ie. combat, graphics) of a game other than your current favorite.
  • F0rumLurkerF0rumLurker City of Heroes, CAPosts: 58Member

    Some of the cliches I've remembered:

    "Zerg/zergfest"
    "Instanced MMO"
    "ADHD" (kids)
    "White night/zealot"
    "Same old"/"nothing new"
    "Carpal tunnel"
    "Asian/anime/korean MMO"
    "Carrot on a stick"
    (Loot/item) "treadmill"
    "Polished"
    "Linear"/"Open World"
    "Tab-target MMO"
    "Disappointed"/"disappointment" (used with "hype")
    "Floaty"
    "Revolution"
    "Casual"
    "Dpsers"
    "Hybrid"

    edit- "Hivemind", "depth", "elves and orcs", "kool-aid".

    Also add "/hater" to "fanboi", and maybe add "up to high heaven" onto "hype".

    I think a more fun challenge is to find out how many of these cliches can be used in a sentence. Here's an example of most of my list used in a sentence:

    "These ADHD kids are just going to be disappointed when they find out that it's just the same old casual asian tab-target on rails instanced FOTM wow clone zergfest with floaty movement since you white knights like to hype it up to high heaven like it's the second coming of jesus."

    Underlined are the ones on my list, italicized are the ones already on OP's list.

     

    I'm sure there are more we all missed :P.

  • NaughtyPNaughtyP Edmonton, ABPosts: 793Member

    Any of these words used in marketing campaigns:

    • Heroic
    • Epic
    • Iconic
    If I see these words getting thrown around in interviews, it makes me think the game is headed towards an inevitable shutdown that can only be described by these other "ic" words:
    • Apocalyptic
    • Cataclysmic
    • Titanic

    Enter a whole new realm of challenge and adventure.

  • NaqajNaqaj Frankfurt am MainPosts: 1,673Member

    Spoonfeeding should be next in line to handholding and dumbed-down.

    Hotkey-based is the other side of the coin to action-based combat, and twitch is often used for the latter. 

    game-X-drone is pretty common these days too.

    Also the non-descriptive HUGE. Or, more precisely, HUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Sandbox & themepark

    And the ever-popular "it's not a REAL sandbox"...{insert ten or more pages about what that means and to whom}...

    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.

  • taulutussitaulutussi dPosts: 37Member

    - Hater

    - Doom & gloomers

  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Sandbox & themepark

    And the ever-popular "it's not a REAL sandbox"...{insert ten or more pages about what that means and to whom}...

    TRUE [insert word here]

    like MMO, sandbox etc.

    I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been -Wayne Gretzky

  • NovusodNovusod Lakewood, NJPosts: 892Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Sandbox & themepark

    These two are by far the most over used words here.

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