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SWTOR Abbreviations


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mikeyboii
12.13.2011 , 01:48 PM | #1
Abbreviation

These are some general abbreviations and terms used to simplify, these are not limited to SWTOR. If you want to add, change or fix, by all means please post below.


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Basic SWTOR Terminology
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Addon(s) – Third party programs that are added to the game to customize it in such a way
Aggro – Provoking a mob to attack you or someone else
Alt – Any character who is not the person’s main (Alternative)
AoE – Area of Effect, as opposed to a single-target spell or ability
Battleground – any PvP instance
BGs – Battlegrounds (Most are not frequently mentioned, so we won’t get into them here)
BoE – Binds on Equip. All “bound” gear is untradeable to players.
BoP – Binds on Pickup
BoU – Binds on Use
CD - Cooldown. It means the wait time between certain spells or abilities.
Dailies – Refers to daily repeatable quests players do for reputation or money
DoT(s) – Damage(s) over Time
DPS – Damage per Second (Often refers to a class whose role is damage)
Faceroll – Insinuates that something is easy.
FP – Flight Path
Ganking – Attacking a player who has no chance of surviving
GCD - Global Cooldown. The one-second refresh period on most abilities.
Gearscore/GS – An addon which is an outdated version of item level.
GM – Game Master, a person who works for Bioware
Griefer - A player who goes out of their way to anger other players
GTN – Global Trade Network
Heals/Healer – Keeps everyone alive during encounters
Heirloom – Another word for BoA gear.
HK - Honor Kill, you receive honor for killing another player.
HoT(s) – Heal(s) over Time
HP – Hitpoints, Health
HPS – Heals Per Second
Inc – Incoming (Often used in PvP)
iLvl – Item Level. Appears on gear as: “Item Level 15”. Needs no addon.
Kite/Kiting – Staying out of combat range by running while attacking at a distance
LF – Looking For (Usually followed up by someone with a certain profession)
LFG – Looking for Group
LFM – Looking for More (players)
LFW - Looking For Work, used by people with maxed professions
Main – Refers to the person’s main character
mDPS – Melee Damage per Second (Specifically advertises that your class does damage close up)
Mob(s) – Anything that is aggressive to your character
MT – Mistell (Used when a player sent a message to the wrong person or channel)
Nerf – Used to describe an ability which has had its damage, heals, etc reduced.
OS – OffSpec, the spec a person uses least (Opposite of Main or Primary Spec)
PKing - Player killing
Proc – Indicates an ability with a chance to occur, such as certain trinkets.
PST – Please send tell
Pulling – Aggroing.
QFE – Quoted for excellence (Used on forums)
QFT – Quoted for truth (Used on forums)
QQ – A term used to insult someone who is complaining, meant to look like teary eyes
rDPS – Ranged Damage per Second (Specifically advertises that your class does damage at range)
Scrub – community’s version of “noob”, used to describe inexperience
Spec – Specialization. Refers to player talent trees.
Stats – Statistics. Refers to how much agility, stamina, spirit, intellect, etc is on a given object.
Tag - Marking a mob as yours by hitting it, guaranteeing you the loot
Tank – The person who makes mobs attack them
Toon – Character
Twink – A player with the best gear in each slot for their level, usually with disabled XP
UI - User Interface, the place with all your settings
WTB – Want to Buy
WTS – Want to Sell
WTT – Want to Trade
XP – Experience. Also called Exp.
Zerg – Generally means having alot of players attack one object all at once and usually quite quickly

Class Abbreviations
Classes
JC – Jedi Consular
JK – Jedi Knight
TR – Trooper
SM – Smuggler
BH – Bounty Hunter
IA – Imperial Agent
SI – Sith Inquisitor
SW – Sith Warrior


AC Advanced Class
Shad – Shadow
Sage – Sage
Sent – Sentinel
Guad – Guardian
Comm – Commando
Van – Vanguard
Gun – Gunslinger
Sco Scoundrel
PowT – Powertech
Mer – Mercenary
Oper – Operative
Snipe – Sniper
Sorce – Sorceror
Assas – Assassin
Jug – Juggernaut
Mar – Marauder

Crew Skills Abbreviations
[Generally short terms but use your imagination]
Crafting

AM – Armormech
AT – Armstech
Art – Artifice
SyW – Synthweaving
Cyb – Cybertech
BC – Biochemist

Gathering
arch – Archaeology
BA – Bioanalysis
Scav – Scavanger
Slicer – Slicing

Mission Skills
Dip – Diplomacy
inv – Investigation
TH – Treasure Hunting
UT – Underworld Trading

SWTOR Flashpoints and Operation abbreviations/Terminology

8m/16m – Refers to 8 man and 13 man raids, usually preceded by the raid’s abbreviation: EV16
Add(s) – A term for additional mob(s) in aggro range of your primary target
Boss – A term for a mob needing more strategy to kill than any mob preceding it (Usually harder)
Buff – A spell which is beneficial when cast on self or others
CC – Crowd control (A spell used to bind, freeze, or otherwise render a mob incapable of attack)
Debuff – A spell which has a negative effect, usually cast by bosses
Flashpoint – An instance requiring 4-person coordination
Instance – An area of the game in which you can only see those in your party/raid group
LoS – Line of Sight; When a player cannot heal or attack because the target is out of LoS
OOF / OOM – Out of Focus/Mana (Usually said by healers & Casters)
Pat – Patrol (A mob or mobs that patrol in an instance)
PUG – Pick-up Group. People found on the spot rather than friends or guild mates
Raid – An instance with harder bosses, requiring more than the usual 5 players
Recount – An addon some people use to display damage output or heal output.
Rez – Resurrect, a spell used by DKs and any class with a healing tree.
Run – Indicates players want to “run”, or do, a certain instance.
Trash – Usually insignificant mobs between and before all raid/dungeon bosses

SWTOR Slash Commands
/nameplates – Show/Hide nameplates
/tell – Whisper
/yell – Yell at a larger radius then say
/y – same as /yell
/emote – to make your own emote
/me – Unkown
/setactionpointdisplay – Unkown
/e – Same as /emote
/hideui – hides the entire UI, for screenshots
/chat – Enable chat
/guild – Speak in Guild chat
/g – Used to talk in Guild chat
/gsetrank – Guest rank [Unkown]
/gquit – Leave your guild
/gabdicate – Unkown
/gdisband – Delete your entire guild
/dismiss – Disband group
/hewho – Search
/logout – Logout of charecter
/quit – Quit game
/who – opens Who search
/t – Unkown
/group – Group chat
/invite – invite people to group
/party – Speak in Group/Party chat
/p – Used for talking in Party chat
/stuck – Players who are stuck get teleported to a nearby safezone
/say – Speak in a small radius
/s - Same as say
/whisper – message a particular person
/r – Replies to a whisper. Cycle through previous whispers with Tab.
/dnd – Tells people you are busy and leaves a message
/inspect – Looks at a players gear
/grp – group chat
/promote – promote in ops to assistance
/officer – Officer chat in guild chat
/ginvite – Invite to guild
/gremove – Remove player from guild
/ops – For talking in Operation sized groups
/oa – Operation Announcement that all players can see
/t (PlayerName) – Target the player
/1 – Used to talk in the first channel, usually general chat.
/# – #= A specific number to select a particular channel
/who –Brings up the Who menu


Basic Abbreviations/Terms – Can be used on almost any site

AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK – Away From Keyboard
ATM – At the Moment
BRB – Be Right Back
BTW – By The Way
FYI – For Your Information
FTL - For the Loss/Lose (meaning you dislike something)
FTW - For the Win (meaning you think something is awesome)
GG – Good Game
GJ – Good Job
GL - Good Luck
H/O – Hold on
IDC – I don’t care (IDRC can also be used for “I don’t really care”).
IDK – I don’t know.
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IMHO/IMCO – In My Honest(Humble) Opinion/In My Considered Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
IRL – In Real Life
LMAO – Laughing My A__ Off
LMK – Let Me Know
LOL – Laughing Out Loud
MMORPG – Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game
NPC – Non-player character (a computer-run person in the game)
NTY – No, Thank You
OIC – Oh, I See
OMG - Oh my gosh
OMW – On My Way
OP – Original Post (forums), Overpowered (class, spell, etc)
Pls/Plz - Please
PvE – Player versus Environment
PvP – Player versus Player
ROFL – Rolling on Floor Laughing
RP – Role Play (Usually PvE)
RPPvP – Role Play Player versus Player
TL;DR – Too long; didn’t read
Troll(ing) – Insulting term for someone who intentionally provokes unfavorable reactions in others
TY – Thank You
WB – Welcome Back
WTH – What(Who) The Heck
XD – A smiley face. Think of the biggest grin you can make.
Newb – Newbie (A new person), not usually used to insult
Noob – A generally insulting term for someone who is disruptive/inattentive. (Some players think newb and noob mean the same thing, and refer to newbies as noobs.)
Str – Strength
Pre– Presence
Aim – Aim
End – Endurance
Wp – Willpower
Cun– Cunning
Exp – Expertise
XP – Experience Points
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mikeyboii
12.13.2011 , 02:08 PM | #2
Updated
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Crescentfire
12.13.2011 , 02:09 PM | #3
You should have posted "internet abbreviations" because pretty much none of these are from swtor.

EDIT: Also I think you completely made up all of your AC abbreviations.

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mikeyboii
12.13.2011 , 02:12 PM | #4
The amount of abbreviations are limited at this time, more will be added and updated soon.

Also, their just some abbreviation my theorycrafting team uses frequently, as I said, things change.
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TheGawdfather
12.13.2011 , 10:12 PM | #5
A Worthy bumpy post, sticky this badboy.
can you make sword in box light sword so sword come out when opened? then if sword is back after sword, use light saber on box, and saber will be boxed after sword is out.

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mikeyboii
12.17.2011 , 01:51 AM | #6
Would love to some opinions.
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darthfaded
12.17.2011 , 01:57 AM | #7
AFAIK zerg means to die repeatedly trying to kill something until you finally do it. Usually because you either lack the skill or gear to defeat it properly.

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deejrandom
12.17.2011 , 01:59 AM | #8
Opinion? It's a good idea for a post like this. Many coming in to SWTOR probably have never played MMOs before. Some of the verbage needs to be explained - having something like this handy is a good way to get it started.

I'd say just make sure you keep it updated as different types of slang start to appear in SWTOR. Good job! I'd give you a few credits but I'm all out right now.

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jediknightReece
12.17.2011 , 02:00 AM | #9
I have one I use when someone in my group is being rude. dbad= don't be a d.o.u.c.h.e


Great list for people who dont know the abbreviations!
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Lord_Rezo
12.17.2011 , 02:01 AM | #10
The term Zerg comes from Starcraft 2 and it means (here and everywere) a massive amount of people agaist something. Think about 100 people vs one boss or something like that.
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