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afaik:as far as I know
afk:Away from keyboard. Some people joke around saying it stands for 'away from komputer.'
AI:Artificial intelligence, which is normally computer controlled characters.
AOE:1)Age of Empires game by Ensemble Studios
AOK:1)Age of Kings II game by Ensemble Studios2)Everything is A Okay
atm:At them moment. Most people would get confused and think you're talking about the bank teller.
Baba:A special someone. Sweety or Honey term that originated from the South African gamers but its part of my online lingo now after 4 years of using it with my IRC friends.
Babyshoes:Usually only said to the female gender. Another word that originated from SA.
Barrel Jump:A Quake 2 move, where you stand on top of a barrel, shoot it and jump at the same time.
bbiab:be back in a bit
bbl:be back later
bbs:1)bulletin board2)be back soon
BFG:Big Freaken Gun (PG version)
Blast Radius:(SeeSplash Damage)
Bootlegger:A defensive move which involves turning a corner while being chased, hugging the inside, waiting until your hunter turns the corner, and scooting off the way you came. It is said to work well.
Bots:(also can be known as AI): Computer controlled opponents.
Bounding Box:The area of each model that you can actually hit that is invisible. A good way to think of this is the area of damage.
brb:be right back
btw:By the way
C&C:Command and Conquer strategy game by Westwood Studios.
Cable:Cable modem. A fast enough net access, giving you pings of less than 100.
Camper:Many people call other gamers who are camping this name, which normally is a put down in general. It's a person who stays in one spot with a high damage weapon while waiting for people to come by.
Camping:To camp is to find a hiding place or to spot a particular item on the map that is important; such as armor, a weapon or some type of power-up. It's also called camping if you find a respawning zone and constantly shoot anyone that respawns from it. (See also Whore)
Cap:Normally used in Capture the flag games. This means as soon as you capture the flag, you must get to your base to cap the flag to earn your points.
Cesspool:A term used frequently with many Quake I old school gamers. This is a massive gib fest in a small quarter area. A way to describe it in a FFA game is crazy amounts of chaos, which was usually caused when everyone got in the same area with someone having Quad.
As for team matches, it starts being general chaos usually due to bad players in pick-up games. So if you ended up on a team server with 7 other people running around like maniacs, you'd be prone to say "this is cess or a cess pool".
Cheap Kill:Much like camping, this is normally something you are where you aren't playing fair with. A cheap kill can be anything from killing your own team mate or simply doing what campers do.
Cherry Picking:(see Cheap kill or Camping)
Circle Strafe:Running a circle around your opponent while keeping your gun pointed at him.
Circle Jump:A quake 2 physics exploit which involves the gradual movement of your mouse while strafe jumping, to get some insane airtime.
config:A gamer's configuration file
CS:A modification of Half-Life that became one of the most popular mods out there. So much that they made it into a retail game.
CTF:Capture the Flag. This is a type of mode of a game much like Deathmatch. Only there are two teams where the object of the game is to capture the flag.
CCTF:Classic Capture the Flag mod.
Clan:A regular team of players who come together to play against opposing teams.
cul8r:see you later
cya:See ya or See you later
DAOC:Dark Age of Camelot
Deathmatch:Most games that are action normally will consist of deathmatch. This is another game mode normally done in multiplayer. In some cases you can play 1 vs. 1, player against one other player.
EQ:EverQuest game (MMORPG)
eye-candy:The graphics when they're on with all the bells and whistles... like lightmap lighting, dynamic lights, hi-res textures and so forth. All eye-candy is usually turned off when playing something like Quake 3 competitively. Again for maximum fps or so see things better.
ffs:for fudge sakes. (PG-rated)
FOV:Field Of Vision, in degrees. Some players make their FOV larger, so they can see more things that are going on around them.
FPS:1)Frames per second.2)First Person Shooter
Frag:A kill. One Frag normally equals to one kill. This can be another player through multiplayer mode or a bot/AI opponent. Frag was actually a military term before the 3D gaming world borrowed it.
ffa:free for all
Flick Rail:When a player performs a very fast "flick" of the mouse and accurately hits another player with the railgun.
g2g:1)got to go2)good to go (in game)
Gib:To shoot someone so much that they explode into something that looks like dog food.
gl:1)Good Luck.2)short term for OpenGL
HPB:High Ping Bastard
Ice skating:If you are playing any game over the internet (multiplayer) and your connection ping keeps going up and over 300, you will be experiencing hand on ice skating. Also see lag. The typical feeling of this all is that you'll feel like your running forward in the game but you aren't moving at the same speed as everyone else, you're either frozen or just looking stupid to other gamers on the game server.
IMO:In my opinion.
IMHO:In my humble opinion
kak:An South African word meaning **** Often used on game servers to express disbelief at a shot or something when one is killed.
Keyboarder:Aplayer who doesn't use the mouse for any PC games.
1)to say how someone/something is elite as in *really* good.
2)to describe l33t-speak which is the substitution of certain letters of the alphabet with numbers usually. As in h4x0r for hacker and so on.
Lag:This is when the server and your machine can't communicate as well as you'd like it to. It results in a higher ping. Also known as HPB.
LAN:Local Area Network. This is where you connect computers together for a VERY fast, very smooth PC game. Whereas on the net with a modem you get about 200-400 ping, on a LAN you get 0-40, depending on the game's netcode.
Llama:Quake equivalent to idiot, stems from the terms "lame" "lemur" and "Llama", the latter two being curiously strange mammals.Normally this consists of a loser in general.
LMK:Let me know
lo:short for hello, another word stolen from South Africa gamers.
loe:low on endurance (EQ/DAOC terminology)
lol:laughing out loud
lom:low on mana (EQ/DAOC terminology)
lop:low on power (EQ/DAOC terminology)
LPB:Low Ping Bastard. Normally this person gets accused by HPB (high Pingers) that they are either cheating but in reality they just have a better/faster connection to the server.
ltns:long time no see
Lumberjack:One who uses a rocket launcher, BFG, or any other mass splash damage weapon to knock campers out of their places of hiding!
MA:This is a term is often used in Tribes 2 to describe a Mid-Air shot, which is usually difficult to achieve.
1)A modification to quake, due to the available source code and open license agreement, many individuals and teams of individuals modify areas of the Quake code and graphics (Textures and Skins) to create a different feel to the game or even a completely new game type. Some people can get this confused with Models, listed below.
2)Sometimes used for the term as moderator of a forum (ie. xtremeprejudice clan forum orquake3world.com forum).
MMORPG:Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
n1:Nice one, in some cases meaning great shot.
n2b:not too bad
Newbie:Also known as rookie, this is someone who is new to a game.
n/m or nm:nevermind
o/c:overclock. As in your processor/video card and so forth to get maximum fps as Quake players like to do.
omg:oh my gawd
oom:out of mana (EQ/DAOC terminology)
oop:out of power (EQ/DAOC terminology)
ooe:out of endurance (EQ/DAOC terminology)
Owned:When you are beaten by so much that your opponent "owns" you
Ping:The time in milliseconds between when you do something in the game and it actually happens. The lower the ping you have, the better. When you fire a gun on a net server, you click the mouse and the gun fires a short time later. This is lag in action, baby!
Peeps:A term that spread wild fire from my buddyPookie. This means people, friends or simply crowd in general.
pineapples:grenades... usually fired by a pineapple launcher. ;-)
Q3F:Quake 3 Fortress, a popular modification for Quake III Arena.
Q3W:Quake3world.com, id Software's official fansite for Quake III Arena.
Quad:Quad Damage. A power-up in every Quake game that normally multiplies your weapon's damage by four.
Quakeworld:This is a version of the original Quake game, with some tweaks to make the game run better through multiplayer.
RA:1) Red Armor 2) Rocket Arena, a popular modification for Quake III. 3) Red Alert (strategy game) by Westwood Studios.
Rape:In the real world this sounds really bad. In the gaming world, this just means you got owned at a match or game.
Respawn:This bring your player in the game back from the dead after you have been killed. FACT - The first time repining became a major part of the game was in Doom's nightmare mode, where the monsters respawned about a minute after they were killed, and came back at you.
RTS:Real-Time Strategy game
Rune:1)A power-up in some games2)There's also a game called Rune.
Skins:A texture that is wrapped around a 3D model, commonly refers to the texture around the actual character model, hence the term "Skin".
Sniping:This normally is like the movies, you find a safe area to snipe other players while they are walking or running by. In some cases, you can be called a camper if you only stay in one place to not defend your headquarters but to camp weapons or other items on a map.
1)Normally stated when you receive lots of junk mail through email.
2)Gamers use this context when continuously firing a weapon (usually plasma gun or machine gun for finishing off) at an area an opponent might stick his head out of, in the hope of getting a few 'free' hits.
Splash Damage:In many different games, there's certain areas in a map that can cause a type of blast radius, where if you are standing near a wall, the ground or other type of areas, a rocket launcher or other types of blasting type of weapons, you'll be hit with damage.
Strafe Jump:A technical jump which involves Strafing while jumping and turning to attain greater heights. This can also be a type of jump to very hard places such as a ledge or other angled areas on a map.
Strogg:The enemy race in Quake II
Stroggos:Home planet of the Strogg
T2UL:talk to you later
T2YS:Talk to you soon
1)Team Arena, expansion for Quake III Arena
2) Thanks Alot
TC:Total Conversion (see Mod)
TDM:Team Death Match
tele:(see Teleporter) , an item in Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament games.
Telefrag:If more than one player dies at the same time they are sometimes re-spawned in the same area, this causing in some cases both players being killed again. This is also caused when somebody teleports into the space where you are, they will burst out of your body, killing you instantly. To counter this, don't stop to look around. As soon as you appear, hotfoot it out of there.
Teleporter:An item in Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament games.
stfu:Shut the Funk Up (PG version)
w2g:way to go
Whore:Whore is used in a lot of id Software games. When you camp something like Quad or any other power-ups, most terms that are used are Quad-Whore, Mega-Whore and so forth.(see also camping)
w00t!:Excitement.Terms used by XP-Torak: "W00T HE DEFUSED!", or "w00t he killed them all!", or "w00t she's naked!"
Wtf:What the fudge (PG version)
Wth:What the hell (PG-13 version)
Here are my top ten things I've liked about Dishonored so far.
1) Navigation. The game does a good job at storytelling in a meaninful way that allows me navigate to objectives or points of interest without the hassle of having to figure out wher I need to be. While that doesn't sound very challenging to some who enjoy exploring, I think I'm the kind of person that doesn't want to have to pull up a map or constantly re-read the objective details.
2) Choices. I kind of like not having too many choices. Right now I've only encountered two choices, one to carry on with a mission and the other is to hang out at the location a bit longer.
3) Stealth. I'm not too much into games that require you to turn stealth for most of the game. This game has a good balance. For the most I've been able to choose to be reckless or to be cautious. It's been rather fun throwing glass bottles in certain areas to distract people too.
4) Graphics. I am playing on the PlayStation 3 (oh, don't pester me, I just happen to be borrowing the copy and it saves
me money right now), but I have to say the game is absolutely beautiful causing me to want to play for that alone. I mean, it is kind of silly to admit but there are some moments I felt like i was touring Alcatraz prison at a movie set. Even the gross prison I walked through had a purpose but also provided a beautiful setting. Yeah, I think I'm hooked!
5) Story. While it's definitely basic to some, I kind of like the story starts and I want to know more about the portaganist. Sure right now I'm on a rescue mission but Corvosome how makes it an unsolved mystery.
6) Dreaming. Well, I wont go into too many details about this but there's a moment where I'm in a type of dream state in the game that I really enjoyed. I'm sure other games have had the same setting but it's just neat to interact with this state. No more will be said here, you need to experience it.
7) Steampunk.The way the media was catching on to the pre-coverage of this game, I would have thought the steampunk inspiration would have distracted me. It hasn't stood out enough to make it the primary focus. Sure, there's a nice mask that looks badass but so far early on I'm not feeling disconnected or distracted. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that it doesn't make me feel ot of place or foreign.
8) Keyholes. This has been one good way to ease drop and listen to what people are saying about you!
9) NINJAS. Well, I wont share much here!
10) Weapons. I have to say the weapons I've used so far have been quite fun, kicking back my controller when I shoot a gun, and come to think of it some have to be steampunk inspired.
Anyways, you can tell I've been enjoying it and theres not too much I dont like about it, I think I'm about 2 and half hours in. My only dilemma lately is realizing that Walking Dead Ep4 came out. I've got to stop thinking about that so I can finish Dishonored.
REWARD: Dishonored Game Guide!
Challenge: Name some reasons why you're playing (or why you want to play) Dishonored. I'll put your name into a hat and select one of you to receive the game guide!
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