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Below is the Full DOTC Terms Glossary. Don’t know what an DOTC Term means? Just look it up here! We have all common DOTC Phrases and lingo defined here. More might be added as they are spoken.

 

AFK

Away from keyboard.

Aggro

As a verb, it refers to a hostile mob that has noticed a player and is actively trying to attack that player. As a noun, it refers to the amount of “hostility” the player has generated on the mob. In typical combat strategy, the fighter tries to take as much aggro as possible away from weaker players such as healers and mages.

Alt

Short for “alternate”. It refers to the alternate character a player has from their main character. This is extremely stable category as Main Characters are always the highest level and sometimes mains become moth-balled.

AOE

Same as AE. Area of Effect.

BAM

An acronym for “Big Ass Monster”. Usually refers to world bosses or any other large monster in the game.

Bind

In certain characters are teleported back to a safe spot when they die. This spot is predetermined by the user. The act of determining the safe spot requires an explicit action by the user. That action is known as a bind. The spot is typically referred to as a bind spot.

Bio

Short for biological. Usually used to indicate bathroom break.

BRB

“be right back”

Boting

Generally illegal and discouraged form of gameplay, where actions of a character can be automated to perform actions repeatedly in order to gain experience and level without actual user intervention. This practice is continually monitored by GMs and will cause suspension of service if one is suspected of botting.

BRT

“be right there”

BTW

“by the way”

Buff

Temporary boost to character attribute or combat ability

Camp(ing)

The act of waiting in an area to hunt a specific mob or a specific spawn

Class

Professional archetypes. In DOTC these would be muse, soldier, hawker and dealer. The most typical class types are: close-range damage, ranged damage, healing, crowd control, support.

Contest

An event in which people fight for supremacy in competition to attain a position of power. These are battles that armies are forced to partake in maps, areas or zones.

Crafting

A general category of skills that allows players to manufacture objects from raw resources

Crit

“To crit” refers to landing a critical hit either with melee or spells. Effective damage is usually increased from a base of 150% to upwards of 250% with extra talents/skills/buffs.

Crowd Control

Refers to a set of skills / abilities that temporarily paralyze or stun other mobs or players. Crowd control is an important group support ability when fighting multiple mobs. Usually abbreviated as CC.

D

“Demons” or Demon. Used to refer to a group of SNPCs that focus on hurting or killing other players.

DD

Direct Damage. Used to refer to a class of spells and abilities that allow players to damage enemies from a distance. The firebolt is the archetypal DD.

Debuff

The opposite of a buff. An offensive spell cast on enemies that weakens an attribute or combat ability.

Dex

An important stat for rogues and archers. Dex usually relates to attack speed, dodge rate, and/or defense.

Dirt Nap

Slang for dead. Most corpses lie on the ground when killed or defeated.

DoT

Damage over time. Refers to a class of spells that deals damage over a period of time. These spells typically do more damage than DD spells overall.

Dotc

The Abbreviation of the Defenders of the Cross Game.

DPS

Damage per second. Used when figuring out weapon speed and damage.

Duel

When a Player challenges another player to a one on one battle. Sometimes it can be used to identify a Squad vs Party fight.

Eating Grass

Vernacular for defeated. Most players lie on the ground face down when K.O.

Entrance / Entry Point

Locations where the MOB System will start sending monsters to attack. In some cases this are also the locations where Players will enter to attack.

Epic(s) / Rare / Unique

A class of items or equipment that are very powerful and difficult to acquire. Usually found in the hardest dungeons and have the lowest probability to drop. Typically only surpassed in strength by Legendary loot in some games.

Experience / EXP /XP

A quantity gained when completing tasks/quests, killing mobs, or discovering new locations in games. Characters  level up when they gain enough experience points.

Farm(ing)

The act of accumulating currency or items by constantly killing a mob or repeatedly performing a series of actions.

FTL

Acronym meaning ‘for the lose’. Similar to FTW but refers to a failture. For example, ‘afk FTL : ( ‘ meaning the player’s afk status caused him or her to lose.

FTW

Acronym meaning ‘for the win’. Refers to the act, ability or event that’s responsible for a victory. For example, “Stun FTW!!” with stun being a skill or spell that temporarily immobilizes an opponent.

Gank

Verb. To be ganked is a term referring to one player being overwhelmed and defeated by a large group. Can be either by a group of other players doing player-kill or a group of NPC monsters. Used in a sentence, “I got ganked yesterday in Fel.” Typically has the connotation that the other people had an unfair advantage (in number or level).

Gate

This is the place you use to go from Zone to Zone (Map to Map).

GG

Good Game, mostly used after a duel or to signify that a player will admit defeat.

GM

Game Master. GM’s are characters that have mastered playing the game of Defenders of the Cross. They are packed with Knowledge and Abilities that many other players have yet to learn.

GM

Game Moderator. GM’s are characters that are used in DOTC by employees of the game’s creator company. They monitor the actions of the game world and answer the questions and complaints of the players. They have absolute control and power within the game. If the crime (breaking a law of the game, not the real world) committed is serious enough, they could even expel players permanently from the game.

Griefer

Title for a player who enjoys inflicting pain upon other players needlessly. If you defeat newbies in a PvP game when you are level 50, you will gain no experience or benefit from the victimization beyond the pure joy of knowing you have given the player “grief.” Though griefers are almost always PKers, PKers are not necessarily griefers.

GTG

“good to go” and “got to go” – can be confusing when context is unclear

Heal

A spell or skill that restores the health of the target. Could also be a call for help. If a player yells ‘heal me’ or even ‘heal!’ it means they are about to die unless another player restores their health.

Health

A common attribute, also called hit points or HP, that signifies the character’s life. Usually when health runs out, a player dies.

IMHO

Simply means ‘in my humble opinion.’

IAP

Abbreviation for “In-App Purchase”. Refers to micro-transactions in mobile games.

INC

Abbreviation for ‘incoming’. When a player pulls for a group, he will use this as warning that a mob is incoming.

INT

A common stat that stands for intelligence. Often the primary attribute for spell casters, it usually relates to spell damage and/or mana pool.

IRL

Stands for ‘in real life.’

JK, j/k

Short for ‘just kidding.’ Popular in most online chat environments.

Jump(ing)

Most games allow the player controlled character to jump abnormally high in a reptitive fashion.

K / KK / Kay

All variants have the same meaning: okay. Used to confirm a statement made by another player. Example: “Can I have this loot? K.”

Kite

To lure a mob or player around while attacking or allowing allies to attack. A player usually draws aggro by casting a mobility reduction spell on the target. The monster tries to follow the target but cannot catch up, leaving it open to attacks or the effects of DoT (damage over time) spells.

KO

Acronym for “Knocked Out”. Usually refers to when a character is defeated and must respawn.

KoS

Acronym for “Kill on Sight”. Usually refers to characters who are disliked by a particular faction. E.g., “I killed too many guards, now I’m KoS in town!”

KS

Kill Stealing. When one player attacks the same creature as another player and receives the reward for the kill instead of the person who originated combat. Newer games have mechanisms for discouraging this behavior.

LD

Link dead – when a player is disconnected from the game, usually caused by lag or a faulty internet connection.

Leech

A player who is in a party and getting experience even though he is not contributing.

Leet

Slang for “elite” Ex: ‘I’m leet’

LFG

“looking for group” Used in a sentence; “Lvl 60 Mage LFG!”

LFM

“looking for more”, i.e., after a group has been formed and more members are needed.

LFT

“looking for team”

LMAO

“laugh(ing) my ass off”

LOL

“laugh(ing) out loud”

LOM

‘Low on Mana or Energy.’ Usually said by casters to inform the rest of the group that they are running low on mana and should not expect heavy healing or offensive spells.

LoS

Line of sight. A requirement of most ranged abilities,  the view of the target must not be obstructed by any fixed obstacle such as a wall.

Loot

Currency or items that are dropped by a mob when it’s defeated.

Map

A Zone which has a minimap option for you to use

Med

Resting in order to gain back energy or Mana. Example “Don’t pull yet, I need to med.”

Medic

While K.O. a person needs a Muse, Cleric or Mage that can revive them to continue in combat.

Mega

These are Skills that can only be located in Raid and are the final skills in your Skill Tree.

Mez

Short for mesmerize. A short-hand for a collection of abilities that temporarily stun or immobilize enemies. Falls into the more general category known as crowd control.

Min-Maxing

When players attempt to create their characters as powerful as they can be by crunching statistics, planning their future routes, and any other methods in order to make their characters the statistically best character possible. Optimization.

Mining

When a player is destroying crystals in order to get rare gems, crystals and stones.

Mob

An AI controlled monster. ‘Mob’ originally comes from the word ‘mobile’, to differentiate monsters that would patrol a set of rooms as opposed to monsters which would stay in one place until killed. In DOTC however it’s also used to identify the M.O.B. System as it records and acts near a player.

Mob Buff

Abbreviation of modification. Used as both a verb and a noun. As a noun, refers to a Monster that has been added power by the M.O.B. As a verb it refers to the act of the M.O.B. increasing the power of a monster.

Mobbing

When a player is leveling up only by participating in the storyline or with the MOB System.

Mod

Abbreviation of modification. Used as both a verb and a noun. As a noun, refers to add-ons by 3rd party programmers designed to augment the game (e.g., the self-cast mod). As a verb, refers to the act of performing this modification (e.g., he’s modding the interface).

Mon

“Monster” – In Defenders of the Cross players call Mon to both Natives and creatures that are used to training and getting experience.

MT

“mistell”. Mistells occur frequently because of typing in the wrong name before sending a message. Also because of auto-reply features.

Mule

In many games, due to long travel times or inventory limits, it is helpful to create a character explicitly for the purpose of being able to check auction houses or store extra items. These characters are seldom actually played and are referred to as mules.

Nerf

To reduce the power of an ability, item, player, or action. Usually this is a term applied when a power or ability is reduced because it is perceived to be too powerful. Mostly used in the past tense, for example – “I can’t believe they nerfed rogues again, now I can’t kill anything!”

Newbie

A new player to a particular game. Newbie is usually the nicer version of noob or nub.

Noob

The pejorative form of newbie. It is usually used as an insult to degrade other more experience players.

NP

“no problem”

NPC

Non-player character ie. a character controlled by the A.I

Nuke

A skill type that deals the highest damage. Mages usually have the most nukes.

OMG

“oh my god” Used in exclamation or to convey surprise.

OMW

“on my way”

OOC

out-of-character – used to refer to OOC chat.

OOM

“out of mana” Said by casters who’s mana supply is depleted.

OST

Original Sound Track. Refers to the game’s music. “This game has great music, I want to buy the OST!”

Ownz

Derived from the original word “own,” both words have the same meaning: to defeat some other entity in battle or other form of competition. The “pwnz” origin is probably from the fact that the “o” and “p” keys are adjacent on the standard qwerty keyboard, and were used interchangeably by mistake in games and stuck around since then.

Pat

Short for patrol, a term used for mobs that have a set wandering path. In a dungeon, people will usually say “Wait for the pat” or “Watch the pat”.

PB

Point blank. Used to refer to a class of spells that originates in a radius around the caster. Typically, these spells are dangerous to the caster because they require proximity to the enemy. Specific spells are typically concatenated with the ability, i.e. pbae mez, pbae stun.

PC

Personal Computer.

PK

Player Killing. When a player comes up to another and defeats them.

PKer

Player Killer – a person who primarily plays to defeat other players.

Port

Short for teleport. Used as a noun and a verb. At times it has to do with using NPCs to teleport to other maps.

Power Level

When a higher level player tries to help a lower level player level faster. Most games have mechanisms that prevent power leveling.

Premmy

Players who pay to receive special premium commands and are allowed entry to Premium Maps. (Premmy Maps)

Proc

Abbreviation of “programmed random occurrence”, refers to the benefits of added damage or other buffing enhancement that occurs randomly when an item strikes or is used.

PT

Party – a group assembled on the spot for a training or doing missions.

PuG

Pick up Group – a group assembled on the spot for a quest, a PvP battle, or an instance raid.

Pull

A standard hunting strategy where a player lures a single or a group of mobs to the group so that the group can hunt from a safe area instead of hunting in areas where new mobs may spawn.

PvE

Player vs. Environment. Environment stands for all monsters (mobs) and players in the game world.

PvP

Player vs Player combat.

PvP War

Player vs Player War. This are events in which player organizations  fight against other player organizations in a war. Players use any resource to carry out their battles (mobs, snpcs, betrayal, strategy, tactic, knowledge and allies).

pwnz

same as ownz.

Quest

Tasks that players must complete for NPCs in games. May be referred to as missions in some games.

QQ

Represents a pair of tearing eyes. Often used as an insult towards a player who complains about a game feature or turn of events. Used in a sentence: “QQ more nub.”

 

Race

Refers to the native races in a game.

Raid

A more substantial engagement involving a large organized group of players typically set in a dungeon and involving difficult bosses. In DOTC they can only be lead by Clan Leaders or Squads.

Regen

Short for regeneration of health, mana, or other attributes. Also a common healing spell.

Rekt

Slang for “Wrecked” –  as in someone got completely destroyed. “You got REKT so hard, noob”

Respec

At certain high levels in some games, you are given the chance to “respec” your character. When you respec, you recreate your character from level 1 until the present level in terms of skills/powers/abilities/etc. Also known as Reborn.

Rez

Short for resurrection. Refers to abilities that revive players that have just died. Typically only available to healer classes.

ROFL

“rolling on floor laughing” Usually said in response to a joke or funny situation. “ROFL he got killed by a lowbie!”

RMT

Abbreviation for Real Money Trade – selling virtual currency or items for real currency. Could also mean Real Money Transfer.

Roll

To “roll” on an item means to type “/random 100″, where the server’s random number generator puts out a number between 1 and 100, the most generally accepted “fair” way to distribute loot and settle disputes.

RP

Reward Points that are sold in the Item Mall. You can use these Reward Points to buy from Daisy Shopper.

RNG

An acronym for “random number generator” or “random number generation”, it refers to the process by which computers generate apparently random numbers, essentially the computer equivalent of ‘chance’.

Rush

A combat strategy where a large group of players rush in at the target. Seen as a simple-minded strategy that requires no skill.

Server

Due to technical reasons, each server can only support a limited amount of players. This refers to the computer where the game is being accessed.

Skirmish

When SNPCs, Players or Natives start attacking the city or homes of other SNPCs, Natives or Players with a specific goal in mind. It can be to just gather resources or farming.

SNPC

Smart Non Player Character who moves via a BOT.

Solo

The act of playing alone, hunting mobs by yourself. It is also used when a single person takes down a boss.

Spawn

Mobs typically appear (spawn) on a given schedule. This is both a verb and noun.

Spawn Kill

This is when a player spawn and is quickly killed by other players or mobs.

Spec

Short for specification. When used in games, it usually refers to the build/specifications of your character in terms of skills/abilities/magic/powers/etc.

Stats

e.g. Strength, Constitution, Dexterity, Intelligence, etc.

Stun

A typical form of crowd control that immobilizes an enemy. Skills, spells, and other abilities may have the power to stun.

Tank

As a noun, refers to character classes that can take a lot of damage. As a verb, refers to the act of drawing aggro from mobs before other team members strike with their abilities.

tnl

“Until (’til) next Level”. It refers to the percentage (%) of experience you are missing to level up. Example if you are 90%, your tnl = 10.

Train(ing)

Duel meanings. 1) A large group of monsters stacked near each other all following one player. 2) Training can refer to the act of killing monsters to gain experience or increasing your skills.

Troll

As a noun, refers to character who tricks people or a trick/prank that has been pulled on the players.

Twink

As a verb, the act of giving currency or valuable items to a newbie. As a noun, refers to a character that is twinked. In many games, twinked characters are visually marked by their level-inappropriate gear.

Twitch

As a verb, the act of recording the actions that are occuring in the game and sharing it with other people who are interested in watching a person play.

 

Twisting

To rapidly change from one type of ability to another where the abilities overlap momentarily.

Uber

Slang form of super from the German word. Ex: “Dude this sword is UBER!”

Warp

It is used to say teleport. Used as a noun and a verb. At times it has to do with being ported to an unknown location or another maps.

WB

“welcome back”

Wipe

To “wipe” means for the entire group whether party or raid to all die. However, party or raid can only continue if there is a class that can resurrect oneself, thereby avoiding the time consumed from running back from the the graveyard and regrouping at the beginning of the instance.

WOOT

Synonymous with “hooray” or “way to go”.

WTB

“want to buy”

WTG

Abbreviation of ‘way to go.’ Meant to provide encouragement but often used in sarcasm. Example: “I just died again to this boss!” “WTG, nub!”

WTS

“want to sell”

Xp

Short for experience points. Often earned by killing monsters, completing quests, or other achievements. When enough xp is acquired, players often level up or become stronger.

xD

A face with the tongue sticking out. Usually used in informal conversations of comedic situations. Example: “We should mess around on our alts xD”

Zombie

The living dead. This is when you see yourself defeated, but everyone else can see you moving. Usually it happens because of server issues or lag.

Zone

In games where different areas of the world are parceled out for loading reasons, different areas are referred to.