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Words you wish MMO players would stop using

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  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Desirsar
    Originally posted by AlBQuirky

    Originally posted by Desirsar
    Seriously?  No one is going to say "mob"?  It's an abbreviation for mobile object, and no MMO has been object oriented design like MUDs where the term originates.  They can be "monster", "NPC", or whatever else you want, but they are not and have never been "mob".

    Aren't they objects in a game? Assets, as it were? Do they move? Sounds to me like they are, in fact, Mobile OBjects. Unlike other assets like buildings, vehicles, and the like that do not move.

    MMOs are a 3-D graphical front end for a database.  Poke at Wikipedia for "object oriented design" and "MUD" and the difference should be apparent.  :)

    I was fond of 'critturs'.  Mobs always sounded like they should be robots.  :shrug:

    "Exterminate!"  Early 8-bit game training, I guess.

    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.

  • a1csimsa1csims Mt. Pleasant, TNPosts: 24Member Uncommon

    QFT, ERP, and then people who make fun of stuff like 9/11 or mass school shootings, etc.

  • OmnifishOmnifish LondonPosts: 616Member

    I have a few:

    'WoW Clone' -used when said person  doesn't like a themepark style game but feels the need to enter a discussion without any knowledge of the the game their critising

    'Dynamic'- used to defend a static game event or feature, because said defender has bought into a developers marketing.

    'Content'- I hate this term alround, it doesn't mean anything in the abstract:

     'Oh this game has so much content!',

    'This game has so little content!'

    What does it mean exactly? It has lots of stuff/or not basically. Having lots of something doesn't make it really a confirmation of a fun game experience, or of how the systems within the game work. It just a definition of volume and doesn't justify being used so much to define a games worth.

    This looks like a job for....The Riviera Kid!

  • AlberelAlberel LondonPosts: 1,121Member
    Originally posted by thecapitaine
    "Entitled."  I don't know how or why this word has slithered into every single topic of discussion but it must self-immolate in the most excruciating and spectacular way possible.  It doesn't help that it's broadly misused both here and elsewhere, applied to anyone who has a complaint, request, or desire.  (Nevermind that innovation, discovery, freedom, and change of all kind most often results from wanting something beyond what one currently has).  It's just as provocative and dismissive as "fanboi" and "hater", a way for cranky gamers to wave away the other side's points without actually engaging in a discussion.  My grandparents' generation called my parents' generation selfish, my parents called my generation lazy and my generation calls my kids' generation entitled.  Wonder what the next generalized putdown will be.

    This.

    If you say anything negative about a game now you're either a 'hater' or feeling 'entitled'.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,739Member Uncommon

        In game the word that bothers me most is when other players call everyone "noob"

    On forums I think f2p, p2p, b2p, and p2w

  • nate1980nate1980 Evans, GAPosts: 1,829Member

    WoW-clone

    Sandbox

    Themepark

    L2P

    'Murica

    noob

  • Starlight14Starlight14 Conyers, GAPosts: 8Member

    "U Mad"

    "U Jelly"

    "Pl0x"

    "Toon"

    "Entitle(d/ment)"

    "Lag" when referring to framerate issues.

    "/thread"

    "MMO" to describe games where the only thing massive is the chat room and/or town hub before you enter instanced play areas.

    "Rouge" and "Solider", among other misspellings.

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,207Member Uncommon

    qq

    In fact the whole mmorpg-terminology is a ridiculous joke and established by people who take themselves and gaming way too serious.

     

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  • mad-hattermad-hatter Posts: 236Member Uncommon

    Plox.

     

    Everything else doesn't bother me, but this damn word just makes me want to smash my head into my keyboard everytime I see it used.  I get everything else, gank, noob, raped, u mad? and countless others.  They all at least make sense.  How plox even came to be popular boggles my mind.  That, and I find most the noobs who say it generally suck at the game anyways. I can handle pls or plz but man, plox just sounds stupid.

  • gothagotha weymouth, MAPosts: 1,040Member

    Gold 

    Quest

    NPC

    gameplay

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member

    Oh god:

    • Fanboy
    • hardcore
    • casual
    • carebear
    • "theme park" as if it is a derogatory term
    • dynamic
    • static
    • any of the fotm viral gaming terms: ie. jelly, real, hoy, umadbro?, pl0x
    • clone
    • innovative
    • "Meridian 59" when used imply that, having played this game, you are a vastly superior authority on MMO gaming.  
    • heh
    • "You people do realize...right?"
    • "most players" when they really mean "I"
    • Pay2win
  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 , CAPosts: 2,439Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mad-hatter

    Plox.

     

    Everything else doesn't bother me, but this damn word just makes me want to smash my head into my keyboard everytime I see it used.  I get everything else, gank, noob, raped, u mad? and countless others.  They all at least make sense.  How plox even came to be popular boggles my mind.  That, and I find most the noobs who say it generally suck at the game anyways. I can handle pls or plz but man, plox just sounds stupid.

    Haha, I think it came from BR speak. Like plz, blzzz, plxx, plox [huahuahuahuahua]

  • IgorchtIgorcht Fairport, NYPosts: 82Member

    Awful lot of butthurt in this thread.

     

    U mad, bros?

    "I am the weapon that strikes/In the hearts of men I thrive/Feeding their fear with lies/I will devour/I will divide/I am the god of hellfire/inside every man there lives a liar/before their gods they cower/I will divide/I will devour" - "Divide Devour" by Iced Earth

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member
    Originally posted by Igorcht

    Awful lot of butthurt in this thread.

     

    U mad, bros?

    Not at all.  I'm actually quite pleased you used direct address.  

  • SlampigSlampig Chantilly, VAPosts: 2,376Member Uncommon
    Bro, brah, anything with unecessary Z's, noob, fail, being so damn lazy that Y and O are left out of you, crap like that.

    That Guild Wars 2 login screen knocked up my wife. Must be the second coming!

  • DesirsarDesirsar Lincoln, NEPosts: 100Member
    Originally posted by Starlight14

    "Lag" when referring to framerate issues.

    I was reading some other threads and had the "oh my god, how the hell did I forget that?" realization that I didn't post that here.  Lag as a computer term references data transfer.  If your video card isn't sending the HDMI signal to your display at full speed (is that even possible?), you have "lag" in your video.  Otherwise, your card is rendering frames as fast as it can and displaying them equally fast.

    Honestly, I can't decide if "lag" or "mob" bothers me more.  Probably "lag", because incorrect use can confuse someone capable of helping you diagnose your performance issues because they likely know the correct meaning and usage of the term.

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  • neumneum OsakaPosts: 137Member Uncommon
    "Special Snowflake"  I do not know why but I hate that word.  Also entitled .

  • myrmxmyrmx ste-catherine, QCPosts: 93Member
    turrents
  • RidelynnRidelynn Fresno, CAPosts: 4,173Member Uncommon

    Fail

    followed closely by

    Epic

  • Vlhad77Vlhad77 Mountain Home, ARPosts: 139Member Uncommon
    im just gonna shorten the list to basically the "internet language" would cover it.
  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by dreamsofwar
    rouge

    this ^ ^

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • ScarfeScarfe londonPosts: 281Member
    Chuck Norris

    currently playing: DDO, AOC, WoT, P101

  • ArdnutArdnut LondonPosts: 188Member

    no one's mentioned the overused "WTF" yet

    dont know about wow clone, but the word WoW just gets people arguing, regardless if it's "this games better than wow" or this game is nothing compared to wow (world of wankers)

    i look this wrecked because i've got GIST.
    Whats your excuse?
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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,200Member Uncommon
  • xxpigxxxxpigxx Harlingen, TXPosts: 412Member
    Originally posted by grimgryphon
    Originally posted by charlizd
    WoW clone and U mad bro, both of these are old and way over used, 

    Oh, I forgot about 'U mad bro'

    That phrase should be an executable offense.

     

    This

     

    Originally posted by Rednecksith

    Plox: Oh dear sweet merciful... what hideous, deformed being first ripped this term out from the depths of his or her ignorance and unleashed it upon the swarming internet hordes? IT MAKES NO SENSE! PLS or PLZ at least make some kind of sense, and sound like the word they're trying to shorten, but PLOX?!? AAARRRGGHHH. People who use this word need to be enslaved by Daleks.

     

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    And I almost forgot . . .

     

     

    Originally posted by xxpigxx

    This

     

     

     

    All drive me nuts

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