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The MMORPG.com Buzzwords and Overused Phrases collection

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  • MeliezaMelieza Member Posts: 269

    How could you all forget "its a breath of fresh air"!?

    I hate that phrase because of these forums.

  • solarinesolarine Member Posts: 1,203
    Originally posted by Vesavius

    I would put forward 'buzzword'.

    Seems as lazy and cliche as any of the others.

     

    Seriously though, this thread is stupid. It's just turned into a long list of any word anyone has ever used to talk about MMORPGs... You guys need to step back and think about what you're doing a bit here. To the best of my knowledge you don't get football fans making these kind of nonsense attempts to over analyse their community and the language used in it, and yet we see threads like this all the time here. It just comes across as a bit tragic and pedantic. No wonder people outside the hobby think most MMOers are dickheads. 

     

    I thought these forums were to talk about games, not each other.

     

    Hey, actually "buzzword" is not half bad. Neither is "lazy and cliche". I generally go with "hackneyed" for something a bit more compact, but I'll admit that's not even close to as popular. :)

    Also, I've always thought the language any community uses is hugely important and tells us a lot about it. Words are thoughts, after all. But maybe I'm a bit biased, being a fan of language and all.

    Plus, it's good fun. :)

     

  • VyntVynt Member UncommonPosts: 753

    The one I hate to see, mostly because the game could have been good, but sucks is:

    Potential.

    I cringe when I see that word for a game I am interested in. It is one thing to use the word when a game is in alpha or early beta, but when it has been released and people are talking about its potential, ugh, kiss of death there.

  • GrixxittGrixxitt Member UncommonPosts: 545
    Originally posted by Vesavius

    I would put forward 'buzzword'.

    Seems as lazy and cliche as any of the others.

     

    Seriously though, this thread is stupid. It's just turned into a long list of any word anyone has ever used to talk about MMORPGs... You guys need to step back and think about what you're doing a bit here. To the best of my knowledge you don't get football fans making these kind of nonsense attempts to over analyse their community and the language used in it, and yet we see threads like this all the time here. It just comes across as a bit tragic and pedantic. No wonder people outside the hobby think most MMOers are dickheads. 

     

    I thought these forums were to talk about games, not each other.

    I'm pretty sure this thread was started because of certain people's hatred of the use of the word "innovation".

     

    Originally posted by rdrakken
    Well since you are including "innovation" which is actually an overused misused phrase how about using F2P as well. Then throw in sandbox and themepark.
    ;)

     

     

    The above is my personal opinion. Anyone displaying a view contrary to my opinion is obviously WRONG and should STHU. (neener neener)

    -The MMO Forum Community

  • F0rumLurkerF0rumLurker Member Posts: 58
    "Armchair developer".
  • PsychowPsychow Member Posts: 1,784
    n00b
  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,635
    "this game is not for you"
  • ste2000ste2000 Member EpicPosts: 6,194

    - Win Button

    - Mediocre/Mediocrity (all MMOs since 2004)

    - Old School

    - Raiders

    - Casual

    - Solo/Soloers

    - Hater

    - SandPark or ThemeBox

  • LarsaLarsa Member Posts: 990

    Loktofeit, is it really true that there's no "sandpark" yet on the list? Just look at your own signature. :)

    And I demand a sorted list!

    I maintain this List of Sandbox MMORPGs. Please post or send PM for corrections and suggestions.

  • RohnRohn Member UncommonPosts: 3,730

    Beta (or alpha): when used simply to insult a game, not the real meaning of the term

    "F2P in six months."

    "Dead by Christmas."

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Member EpicPosts: 5,430


    Originally posted by Vynt
    Potential.
    I saw that on too many report cards while growing up :D

    - Al

    Personally the only modern MMORPG trend that annoys me is the idea that MMOs need to be designed in a way to attract people who don't actually like MMOs. Which to me makes about as much sense as someone trying to figure out a way to get vegetarians to eat at their steakhouse.
    - FARGIN_WAR


    (And now Burger King has MEATLESS burgers!)

  • TheBigDRCTheBigDRC Member Posts: 162

    I'm surprised "sandbox" or "themepark" isn't on that list. image

    You know what's fun about chaos? I do, but I won't tell.

  • sittingfacesittingface Member Posts: 1

    "wtb sow"

    "camp check"  

    for the old-timers...

     

    "wai" working as intended

    "QFT" quoted for truth

     

     

  • paroxysmparoxysm Member Posts: 437

    If it hasn't been mentioned...  Vocal Minority

    Every time I hear a Blizz employee use it as a dismissal, I want to chain punch them in the nards.  Such levels of egotism to think anyone who doesn't post must love everything they do.

    Also, Homogenize/Homogenization. 

  • ozmonoozmono Member UncommonPosts: 1,211
    With all the free to play MMOs these days "pay to win" is one more I can think of.
  • Afro-ThunderAfro-Thunder Member UncommonPosts: 86

    "Cash Cow"

    "Milk the playerbase"

    "The NGE"

    "Pre-CU"

     

  • Afro-ThunderAfro-Thunder Member UncommonPosts: 86

    I also propose that we make alternate words for these, so that eveytime a wall of text is made using 90% of these, we can edit the OP in the quote mad lib style.

     

  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 2,900
    Hell it's a pretty long list when you can say that MMORPG is an overused buzzword itself.

    "You CAN'T buy ships for RL money." - MaxBacon

    "classification of games into MMOs is not by rational reasoning" - nariusseldon

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  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    How did fanboi reach the list yet not hater? or did I miss it? :)

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson


  • CalerxesCalerxes Member UncommonPosts: 1,641

    Here's a new one for you.

     

    An ironic naval gazing thread. image

     

    Also this is one I've seen popping up lately.

     

    I prefer Sandboxes BUT..

     

    I feel the pretentions in this one.

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  • kinkyJalepenokinkyJalepeno Member UncommonPosts: 1,028

    Ok my personal favoutite.....  "Gimped"

     

     

  • PsychowPsychow Member Posts: 1,784
    Originally posted by Wolfhammer

    Ok my personal favoutite.....  "Gimped"

     

     

    That is a good one and we should all feel shame for not coming up with it until page 13 of this thread!

  • ictownictown Member Posts: 123

    Overused phrase

    I l[word of your choice]  this game because ______, but ________________.

  • itsTortitsTort Member UncommonPosts: 125

    "deeps" and "stronk" 

     

    overly used, most annoying terms evar.

  • KonfessKonfess Member RarePosts: 1,666
    faceroll

    Pardon any spelling errors
    Konfess your cyns and some maybe forgiven
    Boy: Why can't I talk to Him?
    Mom: We don't talk to Priests.
    As if it could exist, without being payed for.
    F2P means you get what you paid for. Pay nothing, get nothing.
    Even telemarketers wouldn't think that.
    It costs money to play.  Therefore P2W.

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