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Words you wish MMO players would stop using

grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAMember Posts: 682 Common

What are the words that drive you crazy and why?

I guess my entry would be:

Hyperbole: Way too overused and usually incorrectly. It doesn't make you sound more intelligent.  Nothing says, "I'm in my first year at community college and I just learned a new word" like the term hyperbole.

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  • birdycephonbirdycephon Salt Lake City, UTMember Posts: 1,314
    Pay2win
  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNMember Posts: 1,331 Uncommon
    "MMO"

    The End
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    i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects

  • IsturiIsturi Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 1,509
    Brb , lol, biobrk, pwn, gank, rape , afk, op. and any other stupid abbrivation that I can care less to remember at this time.

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  • ObiClownobiObiClownobi CoruscantMember Posts: 186
    Fun

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  • dreamsofwardreamsofwar bangorMember Posts: 468
    Pro.
  • defector1968defector1968 Nar ShaddaaMember Posts: 410 Uncommon
    LOL
  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAMember Posts: 1,585 Uncommon
    plox
  • DrakynnDrakynn The Pas, MBMember Posts: 2,030
    rediculous
  • patsfan32patsfan32 Little egg harbor, NJMember Posts: 31
    immersion and realism...there is nothing wrong with those 2 things as I would love to have them in a game, however people overuse those 2 words to complain about EVERYTHING
  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAMember Posts: 682 Common
    Originally posted by defector1968
    LOL

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  • redcap036redcap036 AdelaideMember Posts: 1,225 Uncommon
    Hardcore, carebear, fanboi, noobie these four words have cuased so much trouble, hatred and strife for players.
  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKMember Posts: 1,788
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    What are the words that drive you crazy and why? I guess my entry would be: Hyperbole: Way too overused and usually incorrectly. It doesn't make you sound more intelligent.  Nothing says, "I'm in my first year at community college and I just learned a new word" like the term hyperbole.

    Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

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  • kjempffkjempff AarhusMember Posts: 1,102 Uncommon
    pro, gank, p0wn, dps, elite
  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAMember Posts: 682 Common
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    What are the words that drive you crazy and why? I guess my entry would be: Hyperbole: Way too overused and usually incorrectly. It doesn't make you sound more intelligent.  Nothing says, "I'm in my first year at community college and I just learned a new word" like the term hyperbole.

    Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

    Exaggerate.

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  • CecropiaCecropia Member Posts: 3,916 Uncommon
    Originally posted by ObiClownobi
    Fun

    Yes please! We're all on a website for video games for fuck's sake. It goes without saying that they are made to enjoy and have fun in.

    Epic: holy crap how this one hasn't run it's course is beyond me.

    Fail: here's one I see on the forums many, many times a day. Get some new material for the love of god.

    Rose tinted anything: there is nothing clever or interesting about being the half billionth person to use this term.

    One that I am thrilled to see almost extinct is the lovely cliche "at the end of the day...": just use "ummmmm". It has the exact same usage and it's much quicker to type.

     

     

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  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKMember Posts: 1,788
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    What are the words that drive you crazy and why? I guess my entry would be: Hyperbole: Way too overused and usually incorrectly. It doesn't make you sound more intelligent.  Nothing says, "I'm in my first year at community college and I just learned a new word" like the term hyperbole.

    Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

    Exaggerate.

    That word lacks the implied sarcasm or rhetoric that hyperbole conveys.  It would be like using the word fruit when you are talking about a banana.  Correct, but not accurate.

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  • sk8chalifsk8chalif Montreal, QCMember Posts: 623 Uncommon
    Derp

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  • tinoberserktinoberserk DordrechtMember Posts: 66 Uncommon

    Vet. Like they survived a tour of duty or something (or maybe i'm wrong and they're reffering to a healer class that takes care of sick animals)

    Also the phrases starting with 'i was an alpha tester for.......'  bother me for some reason. I was an alpha tester for chess but you don't see me bragging about it. 

  • soulmirrorsoulmirror Jax, FLMember Posts: 124 Uncommon
    " insert MMO here "  Killer.  Nothing for senseless that branding a game an XXX killer, you play a game because you want to play it or enjoy it, not because it crushes the competition.
  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 517
    chuck norris
  • KyleranKyleran Paradise City, FLMember Posts: 22,817 Epic
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    Originally posted by asmkm22
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    What are the words that drive you crazy and why? I guess my entry would be: Hyperbole: Way too overused and usually incorrectly. It doesn't make you sound more intelligent.  Nothing says, "I'm in my first year at community college and I just learned a new word" like the term hyperbole.

    Do you have an alternative to the word "hyperbole?"  The word is fine.  Hearing people try and pronounce it is kind of funny though.

    Exaggerate.

    Great, not enough that MMO's are dumbed down to the lowest possible level these days, now you want to take our language there too. image

    BTW, your use of hyperbole in your examples is quite good.  So is the irony of your OP.

     

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  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYMember Posts: 1,931 Uncommon

    People now jump on me for calling my character a "toon". But, that's what I learned to call them from my guildies in SWG.

    But...the term that I hate is "plox"

  • dreamsofwardreamsofwar bangorMember Posts: 468
    rouge
  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKMember Posts: 1,788
    Originally posted by bigsmiff
    People now jump on me for calling my character a "toon". But, that's what I learned to call them from my guildies in SWG. But...the term that I hate is "plox"

    I have always hated the term "toon."  Feels like I'm playing the game with a bunch of 11 year olds who just rode got back from the arcade to eat a balogne sandwich their mom made...

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  • FearumFearum Cinnaminson, NJMember Posts: 1,165 Uncommon
    Not only MMO players use it but its very annoying to hear from news anchors and on espn its got to be the most over used word today...EPIC
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