Best gamer dictionary

Sometimes it’s quite difficult to understand the conversation between two gamers, since the slang contains a huge amount of incomprehensible words.

On this page you can find the most common gaming words and their brief definitions. To quickly navigate the dictionary and search for the desired word, you can use the general search on the site.

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Agro (short for English aggression – hostility) – a characteristic of enemies in games, which determines who they will attack. In MMOs, for example, when a player hits a monster, a lot of players increase their aggro. Which player generates the most aggro, the monster beats.

Agronub is a player who craves reprisals against other players in PvP, but at the same time has little to do due to the intransigence of the project mechanics. Agronub is born when an ordinary noob begins to think that it is GM (not to be confused with cancers: every agronub is cancer, but not every cancer is agronub).

Hell – 1) English. add – an enemy joining a battle. When a lone boss calls out helpers from nowhere, they are called hells; 2) directly hell (hell) – a place where sinners are boiled in cauldrons. In the gaming industry, it is often used as the name of a difficulty level.

Addon, add-on, add-on (English add-on) – additional material for a particular game. Usually, the addon includes new levels, modes, weapons, skills, skins for heroes, a continuation of the plot, etc. In most cases, installing the add-on requires an original game, although sometimes developers release add-ons in the form of stand-alone products. For some time after the release of the game, developers have maintained interest in the gaming community by issuing add-ons. Usually an addon costs significantly less than the game itself.

Account, account (English account) – a special record in the database that correlates a real person with his virtual property – characters, equipment, subscriptions for additional services, etc.

Alpha tester (English alpha tester) – a user who takes part in alpha testing of the game.

Alpha testing, alpha testing (Eng. Alpha testing) – one of the first stages of the game’s samples, which catches a large number of errors. At this stage, a relatively small number of people are involved, and in most cases these are special employees, any developers themselves. After completing the alpha test, the developers work on eliminating all the errors found by the participants in the alpha test. After making changes, the project goes to the beta testing stage or a second alpha test.

Anon is an unnamed member of the gaming community.

Antag (eng. Untag – not marked) – in MMO a character without a clan mark.

The antagonist is usually one of the main plot characters in the game, who is actively fighting the main character – the protagonist. Often the main villain of the game acts as an antagonist, although this is not always the case.

Up, Up, AP – 1) Up (up) – the transition of the character to a new level. To apologize – to survive to survive a level increase; 2) AP (abbr. From English attribute points) – points that are spent on improving the characteristics of the character; 3) AP (abbr. From English. Action points) – action points in turn-based games; 4) AP (abbr. From English. Arena point) – points issued for victory in the arena (in IMO); 5) AP (abbr. From English attack / ability power) – attack / skill.

Art (Eng. Art – art) – an image created by artists in the early stages of the game project developers. Usually this is a conceptual look at the game world and the characters inhabiting it, which can significantly change for the final version of the game. Art also includes artwork created on the basis of an already finished game (most often this is fan art).

AFC (born Away From Keyboard, AFK) is an abbreviation often used in chat. Literally translated as “moved away from the keyboard” and means that the user is absent from the computer for some time.

Achievement (born achievement) is a reward for fulfilling a certain condition in a game. In most projects, achievements are given both for passing certain stages of the storyline and for performing special actions, for example, finding all hidden treasures, or killing several opponents with one shot. Achievements are used to compare the skill of players and increase interest in the game – all modern gaming services provide an opportunity to compare your achievements with friends’ achievements.

Bug, glitch (English bug – bug) – an error in the game or any other program. A bug can be either completely harmless and not interfering with the game process, or completely making the passage of the game impossible. Glitches can occur both because of an error in writing the code, and when the hardware or installed software is incompatible with the program or game used.

Ban (Eng. Ban – prohibit) is one of the methods of punishing users for violating established rules. Usually a ban is issued by the game administrator for rough communication with other users, bot-keeping, intentional use of bugs or hacks, unauthorized purchase of game goods or currency for real money, as well as other serious violations. A ban can be permanent and temporary, and a ban does not always completely block an account – sometimes restrictions are simply imposed on the use of certain services.

Buffing, buff (English buffing) – the imposition of characteristics on the game character, which can be both positive and negative.
Positive buffs are often resorted to before significant battles to increase the group’s combat abilities. Sometimes in MMO projects buff other users to express their sympathy.
During organized hostilities in MMO projects, one or more members of a squad are usually responsible for buffering a group. This allows the group to fight more efficiently even during long battles. A person who can apply buffs is called a buffer.

BB (abbr. Eng. Bye Bye – bye [farewell]) – farewell to the interlocutor in any network game.

Beta tester (English beta tester) – a user who takes part in beta testing of the game.

Beta testing, beta testing (Eng. Beta testing) – the stage of development of the game, where the project is almost ready, but additional catching bugs is required before the start of sales or commercial launch. During the beta test, developers are trying to attract a large number of users who can recreate as many possible game situations as possible.
Beta testing is carried out by the developers themselves, or regular gamers are involved who are ready to report bugs found during the testing process. A beta test can take place in several stages, after the completion of which the game is allowed for sale or commercial launch.

Bizha – abbr. from “jewelry”. Bracelets, rings, earrings, etc.

Build (English build – style) – setting the character’s characteristics for a certain style of play, or to achieve a goal. Because the characteristics of the character are often influenced by the things put on him, then a certain set of things that serves certain purposes is also called a build.

Bind . “Bind” – assign a key to a group, skill or ability, subject, etc .; 2) The choice of location to which the character is attached, having the ability to quickly return to it; 3) Binding a thing to a player, after which it cannot be sold for money or given to another user.

A homeless person is a player who does not belong to any alliance or clan. It is usually used in multiplayer games where there is the ability to conduct clan wars.

The boss (Eng. Boss) is a very strong opponent, usually encountered by the hero after completing a level or at the very end of the storyline. Usually, to defeat the boss, you need to make a lot of efforts and find its weaknesses, although recently the latter is not found so often in modern, more produal projects. Often, defeating the boss requires one or more QTE sequences. If as you progress through the game there are several bosses, then each next, as a rule, becomes stronger than the previous one.

Bot – a special program that controls the actions of the character of the game. Bots can be divided into two types: 1) a bot that acts as an opponent in a multiplayer game where you can train without real opponents; 2) a program that simulates the actions of a real player, used to automate the processes of pumping and farming. Such bots are prohibited in almost all multiplayer games.

Boost (English boost – increase) – a phenomenon in which any characteristics increase. Using race acceleration, a damage boost buff, or using a potion of power are all examples of boosts. Something that can produce this kind of effect is called a booster.

A wagon is a low-level character who unites in a group with a high-level one and gains experience in killing without doing anything. Used for leveling.

Wipe (English wipe – destroy) – 1) a fatal combination of circumstances in IMO, in which the whole group goes to the cemetery in the status of the dead; 2) spam chat in order to hide an objectionable message outside its scope (each new message pushes the wipe target one line, and when repeated, it completely disappears from view).

One shot (English one shot – one shot) – death from one blow / shot / skill.

Var, Holivar (eng. War – war, holy – saint) – the term has widespread use: the battle of the clan against the clan, the battle of teams in the MOBA or opponents in multiplayer, the main condition is duration. Whether it’s a long game, or its reflection in real life: the eternal opposition of two players or other parties. Most often, the lesson is more than useless.

Warlock (born warlock – warlock) – in RPG games a character specializing in dark witchcraft.

Wartag (eng. War tag – label of war) – a member of the opposing guild. In IMO there is a place to be directly tagged: guild members mark hated rivals.

Video review (English video review) – a review of the game, made in the form of a small video. In it, the author talks about the main features of the project, and the video sequence at this time demonstrates the gameplay. In high-quality video reviews, the displayed gameplay in most of the time demonstrates what the announcer is talking about.

Virtual reality, VR (Engl. Virtual reality, VR) – a fictional world created by technical and software systems. The perception of this world by a person occurs through various sensations of a person: sight, hearing, smell, touch and others. Virtual reality simulates both exposure and response to exposure. To create a convincing complex of sensations of reality, a computer synthesis of the properties and reactions of virtual reality is performed in real time.
To achieve greater realism, when creating virtual reality, the goal, often, is to recreate as many laws of material reality as possible. At the same time, in games for entertainment purposes, users of virtual worlds are allowed more than is possible in real life (for example: flying, creating any objects, etc.).
At the same time, one should not confuse virtual reality with augmented reality, because the purpose of virtual reality is to create a new world, and augmented reality is only to bring new objects into an existing one.

Age rating – legislative restriction on the age of various works of mass culture and games, including. This restriction is intended to limit the impact on the not yet fully formed consciousness of a minor. Different regions have their own content rating systems.

Take out, take out, pick up – eliminate something. You can take out the team of an opponent, an enemy hero, etc.

Cutting (engl. Cutting) – knocking out a player from some location or level zone. Very often working in a team, players are engaged in sawing out campers. In other words, cutting can be described as knocking out an opponent from a specific location on the map, depriving him of a tactical advantage.

Guide, guide (English guide) – a guide to the game, which contains tips to help better master the gameplay. Often, a guide includes a step-by-step walkthrough of the game.

Gamut (Eng. Game – play) – play any computer or video game.

Gang, Gank (Eng. Gang kill – killing by a mob) – killing an opponent by a mob. The term is widely used in MOVA and IMO.

Garena (Eng. Garena) – a network service designed for multiplayer games. The service allows you to create a virtual local network between players connected to the global Internet, in just a few clicks and does not require additional settings to start using. Since this service allows you to play online many pirated versions of games, it is very common among a younger audience of gamers.

GG, GG (abbr. Eng. Good game – a good game) – 1) a statement of fact in a collective game: the game [party], as the writer believes, is good. Nowadays, the reduction has almost lost its original meaning, and is used as a synonym for the end of the game [party]; 2) abbr. from g Lavna g eroy, the protagonist.

Game over, gamover (English game over – game over) – the end of the game. In modern games, such a phrase usually ends with a loss in the game, but earlier this ending meant the general end of the game, regardless of whether the gamer won or not.

Gamer (Eng. Gamer – player) – a person playing games. Despite the fact that the term includes people who do not consider themselves full-fledged players, they are often called those who spend a lot of time playing games or are interested in them.

Gameplay (eng. Gameplay) – the gameplay of a computer game from the point of view of the player. The concept of gameplay is very generalized and usually expresses the sensations received from the gameplay, which is influenced by various factors, such as plot, sound and graphics. Thus, one and the same set of gameplay factors can lead to different, sometimes even completely opposite, its assessment by two different people.

Gimp (Eng. Gimp – cripple) is a useless character in PvP. Gymps can be victims of improper buildup or procurement.

GM – 1) abbr. English game master – the venerable title of a regular, the master of a game. In domestic realities, players call themselves GMs; 2) abbr. English guild master – the owner [founder or manager] of the guild.

Gosu, Goser – a synonym for GM or the Pope. A very experienced player.

Grena, croutons (English grenade – pomegranate) – the often used name for grenades in shooters. This term refers to both conventional grenades, and any other explosive devices.

Grind (Eng. Grind – grind) is a game process consisting in a boring, one-type action. Killing an infinite number of weak mobs for experience or loot is a classic example of a grind.Griffer (born griefer – making you suffer) is a player who enjoys spoiling the game for other people.

GFSH, FSH, Frischard, Frishka, Friha, Chard – abbr. from “shit freeshard.” Free pirate game server. Good examples do not exist.

Damage (English damage – damage) – damage, or damage caused by the hero to other game characters and vice versa. This value has a numerical representation, which is subtracted from the current amount of health of the character who was damaged. Often the size of the damage is affected by the weapons used, the skill and other characteristics of the character’s characters, as well as the armor used.

Dangen (Eng. Dungeon – dungeon) – limited by the border (material, for example, in the form of mountains, or logical in the form of invisible walls) location – a cave, dungeon, ruins, etc. Usually the hero goes to dungeons to perform a specific task – to find something either, or kill someone.
In multiplayer games, group dungeons are common, designed for passing in a company with friends. At the same time, mobs in such locations are much stronger than usual, and at the end a group needs to fight with one or even several bosses.

The engine (Eng. Engine – motor, engine) is a complex set of programs designed to create computer and video games. Modern engines include a lot of modules – rendering, physics, sound, scripts, animation, artificial intelligence, networking, multi-threaded computing, memory management, etc. All this can significantly reduce the time and resource costs of creating and porting games. On one engine, games of completely different genres and settings can be created.

Debuff (English debuff) – any negative impact on a player or mob that does not cause direct damage. Usually for each parameter that can be improved by the buff, there is a debuff that lowers the value of this parameter. Typical examples of a debuff include reducing basic characteristics, slowing down or stopping a character, blindness, silence, and also reducing resistance to a certain type of damage.

Device (eng. Device) – device, device, mechanism. The word has both an in-game display (a gravity gun is a device) and an in-game display: mice, gamepads, etc. are called devices.

Grandfather is an old-timer and a regular in the game. Extremely experienced user.

Demo, demo, demo – the demo version of the game, which is distributed for free (although there are several exceptions when the demo version of the game was sold). Demos are released so that a potential user can make sure in advance that he is buying an interesting quality game for him.
Demos are usually limited to a few entry-level levels that take no more than a couple of hours to complete.

Ding (English ding) – onomatopoeia of the moment of transition to a new level, which began to mean this phenomenon.

Disconnect (Eng. Disconnect) – disconnect from the server.

DLC, DLS (English downloadable content, DLC) – additional downloadable content for games distributed online through various digital distribution services. DLC can be both paid and distributed absolutely free. To install the DLC, you must have the original game.

Donate (eng. Donate – to donate) is one of the ways for developers to get money from players. Usually present in “free” projects where there is the opportunity to play without paying for the game itself. At the same time, it is possible to get some advantages for a relatively small amount of money. Usually for donat you can pump your character faster or get unique items and abilities.
Recently, developers are trying to maintain a balance between paying and playing for free users – the donation system is designed to reduce the time it takes the user to achieve certain results. At the same time, a user playing absolutely free can achieve the same results, having spent a significant amount of playing time on this.

Addition (English expansion pack – expansion pack) – additional content for any game. Unlike DLC, it can be distributed not only through digital distribution services, but also on separate disks.
Typically, the additions include new levels, weapons, characters, a continuation of the plot and more. Most often, to install the add-on, you must have the original game, but there are also independent add-ons, released in the form of full-fledged games.

Augmented reality (augmented reality, AR) is a term that describes all projects that seek to complement the real world with any kind of virtual elements.
Augmented reality in games is achieved using the camera and other additional sensors. The received information is processed and on the screen a person can see the image taken by the camera, supplemented by virtual objects.

DOT (abbr. Eng. Damage Over Time – damage in time) – damage that is applied over a period of time. There can be several DoTs on one enemy.

DPS (abbr. Eng. Damage Per Second – damage per second) – the amount of damage that a character can inflict in one second.

Drop (born drop – drop, drop) – items that fall from the enemy when defeating him.Drul is a druid. Character class in MMO and MOV games.Dup – creating a duplicate of an item, or the amount of money in the game through the use of mistakes made by developers.

PTA (Close Beta Testing, CBT) – closed beta testing of the game. In the beta test, separately selected players from all who apply for participation are accepted. Typically, the selection criteria are both social parameters and the characteristics of the computer of the potential candidate. This method allows you to gain the widest range of audiences and test the stability of the game on a large number of different configurations.
You can also get to participate in closed beta testing by receiving a special code, often called an invite. You can often get invites through various game portals, with which game developers have agreed to hold special promotions.

Zerg (English zerg) – 1) a large concentration of people or units. The common form of the word comes from 2) the name of the race in Starcraft.

Zerg rush (English zerg rush) – a blitzkrieg of the game world: fast attack with a huge number of units.

Event, event, event (Eng. Event – event) – is not a standard event for the game process, expressed in the form of a special contest, a fair of special goods or the appearance of special mobs in places where they did not exist before. Usually, events are arranged by the project administration for holidays or other significant dates, although they can be played by the players themselves, for example, an unofficial tournament or an organized mass attack on enemy positions.

Game studio – a group of people involved in the development and creation of games. Sometimes several studios can be combined to work on a large project. After the release of the game, the studio continues to work on the project for a while, releasing patches and additions.
Game studios can create projects both under the guidance of a game publisher, and completely independently. In the second case, the studios are called independent.

Game world (Eng. Game world) – a world that is embodied in the game, thanks to the plot implementation and gameplay. Speaking about the game world, they mean immersing the user in the plot of the project with a presentation of the history of the game world, a description of its laws and events. The game world tells about heroes and antiheroes that produce any significant event that develops an action in front of the player’s eyes.

A gamer is a person who is addicted to computer and video games. At the moment, there are clinics specializing in the treatment of gambling addiction.

Gambling is an addiction, as a result of which a person cannot lead a normal lifestyle, since the gamer seeks to spend all his time playing games.

Game publisher (eng. Publisher) – a company engaged in the publication of the game, not directly involved in the development process. The publisher finances the project, which is created by the developer company, controlling every step of the process. The publisher is also engaged in advertising the project, sales, working with the press, community, etc.

AI, AI (Eng. Artificial intelligence, AI) is a special part of the game program code that is responsible for the actions of game characters under computer control.

Imba, imba (English imbalance – imbalance) – the definition refers to something very cool in the project, which does not fit into the game balance. It can be some class, Persian, incredibly cool skill or item.

Instance, insta (Eng. Instance – case) – in the IMO location, which is loaded personally for the group.

Instant kill (eng. Instant kill) – instant kill. Any one shot is an instant kill, but not every instant kill is a one-shot – death can occur as a result of a gang.

Kite (Engl kite -. [Air, paper] snakes) – process enemy attack when the enemy is not hit back (this can happen as when using the remote attacks, impenetrable armor or 100% evasion attacks). With a kite, the aggro of the enemy should be on the attacker (kiter), while the rest of the group can calmly destroy him without receiving damage. Kite can also be used as a means of steam locomotive.

Cartridge, Karik (English cartridge – cartridge) – an electronic device based on ROM chips, on which there is a game for the corresponding game console. In addition to a number of advantages (good copy protection, expanding console capabilities, quick console access to game content), cartridges have several big disadvantages – production costs and quick mechanical wear of both the cartridge with frequent replacement of the game and the console connector for the cartridges itself. In this regard, console manufacturers refused this format back in the late 80s.

Caster (Eng. Cast – cast [spell]) – a character that can conjure, cast spells.

Quest (English quest – search) – 1) the genre of the game, the main task of the player in which is to solve logical problems and puzzles, often associated with the need to initially find objects in accessible locations, and then come up with their application; 2) the task given to the player.

Quick Time Events (QTE) is one of the elements of gameplay in games. The meaning is that buttons appear on the screen, and the player must have time to press them in time. Sometimes you need a quick multiple presses of one button, or even simultaneously holding several buttons, which sometimes turns the QTE into a “twister” for the fingers.

Camper (English to camp – camp) is a player in the online shooter mode, sitting in hard-to-reach and poorly detectable places with a good overview of the map location. From this position, the player conducts surprise attacks. Such players are often perceived as professionals or cheaters, who are called by inept and unaware players who lose the match.

KK – 1) abbr. English ok, ok – okay, okay. An affirmative answer to the replica of the interlocutor, which excludes further discussion of the issue; 2) paired abbr. from English kilo is a thousand. That is a thousand thousand, a million.

Clan war, clan war, KV (eng. Clan War, CW – Clan War) – a competition between two clans or alliances in a multiplayer game, which are often expressed in armed confrontation. Typically, clan wars are conducted by prior arrangement or as part of a tournament hosted by a game project administration.

Console (English console) – 1) a game console connected to a TV. Consoles are also called portable gaming devices that have their own display; 2) an interpreter of commands, through the line of which you can directly enter commands for execution by the system. In games, the console is most often used to enter special cheat codes or directly interact with the engine to make changes to the game process.

Controller, manipulator – information input device with which the player interacts with the virtual world. There are many types of controllers – keyboard and mouse (standard for PC users), gamepad (used by most consoles), motion sensors (for example, PS Move and Kinect), touch screen (common on mobile devices), etc. The variety of controllers is increasing every year, providing players with increasingly simple and intuitive ways to interact with games.

Control point, check point (English Check Point, CP – control point) – a special point (often not indicated visually) on the map, set during the development of the game. When this point is reached, automatic saving usually occurs, although checkpoints are sometimes used for other purposes (for example, a mark on the successful passage of a section of a route in races). Usually, when the hero dies and there are control points in the game, the game is automatically loaded at the time of the last checkpoint. In some games where full preservation of the gameplay is not provided, the control point may be the place of the hero’s respawn.

Config (abbr. English configuration) – 1) personal user settings; 2) PC technical parameters.

Crack, tablet, crack (English crack) – a special file or program that allows you to run an unlicensed version of the game. Using such programs is illegal in most countries.

Ku (English Q) – 1) A short form of greeting online; 2) abbr. English quest – quest.

Cooldown (English cooldown – cooling) – the cooldown of an ability, item or spell. There are also cooldowns for game events.

Lag (Eng. Lag – delay, delay) – a delay in the game, manifested in the form of a temporary suspension of the game process. Often lags occur either due to insufficient computer performance, or due to communication problems with the server. Permanent lags in online games can be associated with a low data exchange rate between the user’s computer or the north, or the regional distance of the player from the server, which increases the ping value.

Laker (from the English. Luck – luck) – a player who achieves success purely due to a coincidence.

Lamer (English lame – lame) – a novice user. Unlike noobs, lamers tend to claim to be a good player / user.

Level Cap (English level cap) – the limit of character development, the maximum level.Level, lvl (English level, lvl) – level of leveling of a character or account. Level is a numerical characteristic that increases with the time spent in the game, or with an increase in skill. Often, to get the next level, you need to score a certain number of experience points (or a similar parameter), and most leveling systems are made so that to achieve each next level, significantly more experience is required.

Liv, Liver (eng. Leave – leave) – the user leaves the server during the game. This care is usually voluntary. At the same time, they say about the player that he “poured”, and the player himself is called “Liver”. As a rule, users then become liveries when the game develops not in their favor.

Leach (eng. Leech – leech) – a player who enters into a partnership solely for their own benefit, while not helping the team. When such cooperation occurs by mutual agreement (locomotive leveling), a more courteous definition of “Wagon” is adopted.Location – part of the game world, geographically separated from its other parts.

Loot (English loot – to rob) is a common name for items remaining after killing a mob or character that a hero can pick up. In addition, items found in chests and similar containers, as well as items simply lying on the floor in any game location, also belong to loot. In other words, loot is items that can be picked up, then used or sold / exchanged.

Leith, Leith (English late – late) – the late stage of the game. The term is used mainly in MOVA arenas, where the importance of the heroes either increases or decreases with the time of the game, thereby changing the parity of the parties on the lite.

Mana, MP (Eng. Mana) – one of the characteristics of the character, often used in RPG projects with a fantasy setting. The mana supply determines how many spells a hero can cast, or how many times he can use special skills. Typically, mana is displayed as another strip next to the strip of life.

Mount (Eng. To mount – get on (in) a vehicle) – an object on which you can ride, increasing your speed of movement. A car, a horse, a lizard, an ostrich, a flying head of a boss – mounts can be very diverse.

Machinima (Eng. Machinima, from machine – machine and cinema – cinema) is a film created on a game engine. In this case, game heroes, models, textures, locations and other resources are used. Often the creation of machinima is done by fans, so most of the resulting work is of a very mediocre level. Machinima is inherently a subspecies of cinema art that takes inspiration from the gaming subculture.

Media franchise is an intellectual property that includes the characters, setting and trademark of the original media product. Typically, franchises occur when a project appears in a different form — for example, a movie is made on a game, or a game is created on the basis of a television series.

Mob (Eng. Mob, short for Eng. Mobile object, moving object) – a type of NPC that is characterized by a certain property – to be destroyed by a player to gain experience, money or various items. To make the process more interesting, mobs often try to kill the player at this time. Sometimes mobs act as a complicating factor in completing quests – in this case, killing him may not bring anything to the player.

Mod, mod (eng. Modification – modification) – modification of the game, introducing small changes to the gameplay, or complementing it. Most often, users make mods, although sometimes developers provide post-release support for their projects, releasing official mods. Often, project creators themselves produce tools for modding, but sometimes there is the creation of mods through hacking game resources.

MT (abbr. Eng. Main tank) – the main tank of the group.

Mule – a character on the account of an MMO or other network game, which is created exclusively for storing things.

Trash, trash – the slang term for weak mobs, hells or loot.

The mutator is an analogue of the mod, but introducing only minor changes to the gameplay. Unlike large-scale mods, which can not always work in parallel, mutators can be used simultaneously in large numbers. In this case, the order in which they are activated is very important. For example, if a mutator “turn all weapons into sniper rifles” is used behind the mutator “without a sniper rifle”, the sniper rifles disappear and the rest of the weapon turns into rifles. If you use the mutators in the reverse order, all weapons disappear.

Nerf (zharg. Eng. Nerf – weaken) – the deterioration of any characteristics in the new version of the game. Reducing tank damage, boss health, or armor stats are all nerfs.

Nickname, nickname (English nickname – nickname) – a pseudonym that is used by users on the Internet and games. A nickname can reflect a real name, or it can denote an object, an animal, some phenomenon, can be written in different characters and combine letters. It is used as a name for game characters, or when creating accounts in various services.

Ninja – a player who in the thick of the battle collects loot, opens chests, picks up quest items, etc. Also, ninjas are called those users who, when distributing loot to a team, claim to all things, not even their class.

NP, NP (abbr. Eng. No problem) – the abbreviation of the replica, meaning “no problem.”

NPC, NPC (Eng. Non-Player Character, NPC) – non-game character, which is controlled by a special program – AI. Typically, the NPC can communicate with the hero and is one of the main opportunities for user interaction with the virtual world. NPCs are often asked to complete tasks or provide a trading / exchange service.

Nubhant (English noob hunt) – hunting for noobs.

Noob (English newbie – beginner) – a beginner, inexperienced player. Most often, noobs pretend to be an inept game, or asking stupid and simple questions. Sometimes the term “noob” is used to insult someone after the latter made some ridiculous mistake.

Nubbyatya, Nubland, Nubzona – the location of the characters is much weaker than the level of the player.

Nuke (Eng. Nuke – the use of nuclear weapons) – the use of all combat abilities in a short period of time. Used when finishing bosses, gangs or tricks to get rid of the enemy as soon as possible.

Area of ​​Effect (AoE) – A phenomenon in which the effect of a spell or ability extends to the area. The hero waves his sword, whether he throws a grenade, pours water on the lawn with a hail of ice – all these are examples of AoE.

OBT (Eng. Open Beta Testing, OBT) – open beta testing of the game. Any interested player can take part in this testing stage without any restrictions.

Overbuff (English overbuff) – a situation in which one buff is replaced by another.

Oldheimer (English old gamer) – a gamer who prefers to play old games. Usually, old gamers use additional programs and emulators to run old games on modern PCs.

OOM (abbr. Eng. Out of mana) – an expression with exhausted mana – “no mana.” Actual for healers in MMO and MOV.

Rollback – loading the last working server configuration. Everything that was earned by the players after the moment of saving disappears. Rollback occurs when the server crashes.

Offtopic (off topic – “off topic”) is a network message that goes beyond a predefined communication topic. For example, a message, comment or post that does not correspond to the topic of the news / topic within which a post is left. In other words, in a topic or news about Battlefield, discussion of new pets in Sims will be offtopic.

Dad, father is a very experienced player. Synonyms are GM or Goser.

Steam locomotive or Train (English train – train) – 1) type of kite, in which several opponents are collected for their further elimination by means of AoE attacks; 2) the process of joint passing the game of a team of low- and high-level characters, in which the latter kills all opponents, while the first (it is called the Wagon) gets experience.

Easter eggs, easter eggs (English easter eggs) – secrets left by the developers of the game that do not fit into the general concept of the game. Usually, activation of Easter eggs in games requires completely unobvious actions. Easter eggs play the role of peculiar jokes for attentive players or spectators.

Party (English party – squad) – a group of players united by a common goal.

Patch, update (English patch – patch) – a file that makes updates to the game. The update most often includes corrections of errors found after the release of the game. In addition, the patch often contains small changes to the balance and interface, and sometimes even new gameplay elements and additional content.

PvE (abbr. English player vs environment – player against the environment) – game content based on the confrontation between users and virtual enemies.

PvP (abbr. English player vs player – player versus player) – unlike PvE, such game content on the contrary is based on the confrontation of players: guilds, factions or groups.

Rechipping – replacing a chip in a device. As a result of this, the operability of the device can be improved, or the functionality expanded. In gaming, it usually refers to the re-piping of consoles, after which it becomes possible to play pirated content, or use content calculated for another region.

Perk (English perk) – the ability of the character, acquired as the hero develops. Usually perks are present in RPG projects and the player has the opportunity to choose the perk he wants to receive when moving to a new level. Perks help to achieve the individuality of each hero, allowing you to pump the character to the style of passage used.

Permanent death (English permadeath) – or death forever, an extremely popular feature in roguelike games and various RPGs. Its essence lies in the fact that after the death of the character the game breaks off, and its passage must be started all over again.

Pers (English personage) – game character. Gamers use this reduction, regardless of the genre of the project.

Pet is a player’s animal that travels with him.

Pickup (English pickup – casual acquaintance) – in MMO games gathering a group of strangers.

Ping (English ping) – server response time to the sent command. Ping is very important in multiplayer games and characterizes the speed with which the transmitted information to the server affects the game world. Measured in milliseconds. The lower the value, the more enjoyable the gameplay will be. If the ping values ​​are too large, it is almost impossible to enjoy the gameplay. Ping affects both the quality of the channel and its congestion, as well as the speed of the server with the current number of active players.

PC – 1) abbr. from Personal Computer; 2) abbr. English player killer – the killer of players. In IMO, a member of the opposing faction, who hunts for enemies who are much weaker than him.

Platform (English platformer) – a game whose gameplay consists in the frequent need to move a hero or heroes from one platform to another. Often, unsuccessful jumps between platforms lead to a fall into the abyss and an instant loss of the hero’s life.

Power leveling (Engl. Power leveling) – a quick leveling of the character, in which this same leveling is the only goal. For paverveling special game techniques are used, such as a steam locomotive or grind.

Prime is the best time to play. Some guilds in MMOs assign their prime, and entering them, the user agrees to be present in the game at a given time.

Prequel (Eng. Prequel) – a new part in a series of games that talks about events that precede the time of the previously released part. Thus, developers can talk in more detail about the virtual world and answer the plot questions that have arisen for players after passing through the previously released game in the series.

Game console – a special device designed for video games. Typically, a game console does not have its own information output device and it must be connected to a TV or a special monitor – it was from this need that the name “console” appeared. On modern game consoles, it is also possible to play a variety of media content, including the ability to access the Internet using an integrated browser software.

Leveling, quality, leveling – the process of increasing the level or any character skills. For pumping, special techniques are usually used, and sometimes special programs (bots). It is also possible in some game projects to upgrade your account for donation. The most legitimate and free method of pumping an account in any game is to complete available quests and other actions for which experience is issued.

Protagonist, protagonist – the protagonist of a computer or video game. Usually, the main character, the protagonist, is opposed throughout the game by the main villain – the antagonist.

Profa – can be a synonym for a class in some MMO projects (warlock, paladin, sith, etc.), or the name of a specialization (herbalist, blacksmith, seamstress, etc.).

Firmware (eng. Firmware – firmware, firmware) – in the gaming sense, firmware is console software. Firmware updates are both official and pirated. The official update allows you to use new features, and without it it is sometimes impossible to launch newer games. If a game requires a newer version of the firmware, it usually comes with the game.
Using pirated firmware violates the license agreement, but allows you to run pirated versions of games and additional software on the game console that have not been certified by the console developers. Warranty repair of consoles on which pirated firmware has ever been installed is not carried out.

Game developer (eng. Developer) – a studio, a group of people, or, more rarely, one person. The developer is engaged in the creation of computer and video games. The developer’s task is to create a virtual world of the game that exists according to the established laws. After the game is released, the developer has been releasing patches for bug fixes, as well as add-ons, for some time.Cancer – in network communication, and in particular in the gaming environment, a person who is clearly not a guest of this topic. Unlike nuba, the crawfish is very shameful, because crayfish do not consider themselves new to the area, trying to get used to the game environment, often ineptly using its terminology and functionality.

Rush, rush (English rush – to rush) – fast passage of the mission, without any stops. In strategies, rush is very common when an attack on the enemy is carried out at the very beginning of the match by a group of cheap units available for construction almost immediately.

Reir (English rare – rare) – an extremely rare item that falls out of enemies. Reir drops out, as a rule, from bosses.

Reconekt (English reconnect) – restoration of connection with the server after its loss. Reconnecting to the server.

Remake (English remake – remake) – an updated version of the game, created on the basis of an older project. Typically, the remake has more modern graphics, and the gameplay and plot itself remains virtually untouched.

Repop (abbr. Eng. Repopulation) – restoration of already killed opponents. Ordinary monsters will repop in a few minutes, bosses in many games will not repop at all.

Res – 1) abbr. English resource – resource; 2) abbr. English resurrection – resurrection. Recovery of a player from a state of death through the help of another player.

Respawn, respawn, resp (eng. Respawn – rebirth) – the process of restoring the character of the game after death. Depending on the settings of the game, after respawning, the character recovers health, mana, ammo, etc. Also in RPG projects, a respawn in the form of a fine can take part of the previously earned experience or in-game currency. Usually, respawn occurs at certain points on the cut, previously designated by the location designer.

Rest (English rest – rest) – restoration of health and mana, requiring interruption of the game process.

Reuse is reuse.

Roll (eng. Roll – roll of a die) is a well-known DnD system in which in-game events occur according to the randomness of a roll of a die: what damage will be caused, what loot is received, etc.

Rotat, Rotation (English rotation – sequence) – a certain alternation when using skills or spells. The correct use of this or that rotat is a very controversial issue, as often characterizes only the user’s playing style. But there are also quite obvious rotates, for example, the use of a water spell before burning, and not vice versa.

RPG, RPG (abbr. Eng. Role-Playing Game) – a genre of computer games based on board games. It offers leveling, skills, experience gained and quests, as well as other elements of classic board games.

Raid (born raid – raid, raid) – in the MMO, passing the instance by a group of players. A raid can also be called a combination of several combined instances.

Salo, Silence, Silence (English silence – silence) – a debuff that does not allow the player or the enemy to cast spells.

Summon (English summon – cause) – the ability of a character to summon a creature or other object to his aid or for company (pet). You can also summon live players by teleporting them to yourself from another location / zone / level. A character who can cast such spells is called a summoner.

Support (English support – support) – 1) a legal entity or an individual providing customer support; 2) a character whose role is to help in the conduct of the battle. Healers, buffers – these are classic sapports.

Set (eng. Set – set) – a set of things that gives any effect. In the case of collecting all the items in the set, its overall effect is usually stronger than the sum of the effects of all things individually.

Setting (from the English setting – setting, setting, setting, setting) – a certain environment within which the action of a game or any other work of art takes place. Typically, a setting describes the time and place of action, the laws of the world, the creatures that inhabit it, etc.

The sequel (English sequel – continuation) – continuation of any project. A sequel means a continuation of the storyline, and the events of a new game develop immediately or after a certain time from the moment where the events of the previous game ended.

Simulator – a virtual simulator of real-life algorithms and processes. The simulator can act in the framework of the genre of computer and video games, for example, a car racing simulator, pilot, farmer or police officer.

Single (eng. Single – single) – a game without collective support, whether it is a single -player raid in MMOs or a storyline campaign in offline games. Modern projects often provide both single and multiplayer.

System requirements (English system requirements) – requirements for hardware and software for the normal functioning of the game. If the PC specifications are below the minimum required, the game may not start at all, or may not work correctly. System requirements are often divided into minimum and recommended. The former indicate the minimum necessary parameters for launching the game, and the latter describe the parameters necessary for playing at high quality settings.

Skill, ability, ability (English skill, ability) – the ability of the hero of the game to do something. Healing, collecting herbs, repairing plumbing – all this is abilities. Such skills can be both passive and active. They can develop with the hero or be unchanged in strength.

Screenshot, screenshot (English screenshot) – a screenshot from a game or some other application. Screenshots can be created both with external applications (for example, FRAPS), and in some cases with the tools of the game itself.

Slacker (English slacker – bummer) – a player who goes about his business during an important gaming event. Slackers can be MOVA users who are purchased at the base during an important battle, or MMO players who forge armor or boil medicine directly during the siege of the castle.

Spawnkill (English spawnkill – killing appeared) – the killing of a character who has just appeared at the point of rebirth. In most cases, this action is not welcomed in the gaming community, since the killer has a significant advantage due to better equipment and a willingness to launch a surprise attack. In most modern projects, there is protection against such actions, making the appearing character invulnerable for a short period of time after respawn.

SS (abbr. Eng. Miss [mi ss ] – lose) – the absence of an enemy hero on the line in DotA and other MOBA games.

Stack (English stack – pack) – several items of the same type in the inventory, which take the place of one item. If this happens, it is customary to say that such an object is stacked. The same type of buffs on a character can also stack, while having a cumulative effect.Stamina (English stamina) – endurance. One of the main attributes of the hero in RPG games.

Stat (abbr. Eng. Statistics – statistics) – character data, including his own characteristics and the characteristics of items worn on him.

Stealth, Stealth-action is a genre of computer and video games that requires a player to be secretive, performing all their actions as inconspicuously as possible.

Steele (English steal – to steal) – the theft of frags from one of the team members through lasthit. A styler is a player who has the habit of making the final blow to the enemy, thereby his style.

Steelbook (English steelbook) – an exclusive packaging for games, films or music, which consists of a metal outer part and an inner plastic. The size corresponds to a regular DVD box. It usually comes out in a limited edition as part of special publications.

Save, save (eng. Save – save) – save game progress recorded in a file or several files that are stored on the player’s computer or on the game server. Some games make it possible to save the gameplay at any time, some make it possible to save progress in checkpoints, and some games even work without saving, recording only the current parameters of the hero and some other important data when they are changed directly. In addition to manual saving, there is also an automatic one – in this case, the game automatically saves with a certain time interval, or when the checkpoint is reached.

Typekill, Chatkill (typekill, chatkill) – killing a player who is distracted from the game process by typing a message in the game chat. Such killings are not welcome in the gaming community. Some games make a special designation over the player typing in the chat to show other users that he is distracted from the game. If the game does not provide such a function, users unfold the character facing the wall to show that they do not currently control the hero.

Tank (English tank) – a class of character that distracts enemy attention to itself. Especially for this, the characters of this class have skills that allow them to make enemies choose them as their target. Due to the large amount of health and thick armor, it is able to withstand many enemy attacks. Usually in a group with a tank there is always a doctor who makes him practically indestructible.

Tank – keep the attention of monsters on yourself. Sometimes combined with a kite.

Twink – 1) in an MMO, a character who has more powerful weapons than his peers in level. Equipment at the same time received from a hero of a higher level, both his own and his acquaintance; 2) the network takes a user account.

A sharpener is an object that constantly changes the properties of other objects. As a rule, changes take place for the better, but you can’t sharpen an item not in your own class, as a result of which the sharpener is no use.

Tractor driver is a user who uses only the keyboard to control the gameplay. This term began to be called users who refused to switch to mouse control in games when it began to spread. Now this term is applicable to old gamers.

Trainer, trainer (English trainer) – a small program that changes the behavior of the game by intercepting and changing the value of certain values ​​in memory. Trainers add or increase certain parameters of both characters and objects of the game world. The “+” sign with a number in the name of the trainer indicates the number of parameters that this trainer can change.

Trit, trat, tert (English threat – threat) – a parameter that determines who the mob agrees with. The more damage a character does, the more he will generate trit.

Fighting (from the English fight – fight) is a genre of computer and video games in which a player is required to engage in close combat with an opponent using various attacks and techniques. Often in fighting games to win, you need to build different attacks in a row, thereby creating a “combo”.

Farming, farm (English farming – agriculture) – the process of purposefully collecting loot or in-game currency by killing mobs. You can also farm resources without the need for battles.

FB (abbr. Eng. First blood – first blood) – the first frag on the MOBA or shooter arenas.

Flask, Hilka – a potion that restores health.

Flood – a series of meaningless messages somewhere: to chat, thread, etc.Flash, Flash, Flash – 1) light grenade in shooters; 2) Flash game.

Focus (Eng. Focus – center) – a general attack of a specific target by all players. The focus may be the boss surrounded by hells or another player surrounded by his team, the main thing with the focus is to focus only on the target.

Frag (English frag – point) – a point given for killing an enemy in a game. The concept of frag comes from the name of the fragmatch mode, in which the user who kills the most enemies in the allotted time wins.

Fast run (eng. Fast run – fast run) – fleeting sweep level or dungeon. Either the path is straightforward, or without fighting off enemies, the main goal of a fast wound is not to stay in level for a long time.

Hylevel (English hight level – high level) – a character of a high level. If the entire game location consists of monsters that are older than the player in level, it is customary to call it high level zones.

Headshot, headshot (English head shot) – a shot in the head.

Hiller (English healer – healer) – a character who can cast healing spells. Often a healer is a buffer.

Hotbar (eng. Hot bar – hot panel) – quick access panel on which skills or objects are located. The term is widely used in MOVA and IMO.

HP, HP, XP – 1) abbr. English hit points [hit points] – health points; 2) abbr. English exprience points (xp) – experience points.

Cheat code (English cheat code, cheat – cheating) – a special code that is entered during the game, changing some elements of the gameplay. Often the use of cheats gives immortality to the hero, a lot of in-game currency, etc. Most often, codes are entered through the game console.

Cheater (English cheater – a scammer) – a player who uses cheat codes and vulnerabilities in the game process, giving him an advantage.

Sharovar, Shara (English shareware) – shareware. It can be unlimited in functionality (with a request to pay), or have private functions that are unlocked upon purchase.

A gear is any clothing, even armor or armor.

Spike (German spielen – play) – devote your time to the gameplay.

Shooter, FPS (Eng. First Person Shooter), TPS (Eng. Third Person Shooter) – a genre of computer and video games that flows from the first or third person. The main feature is the constant need to shoot at enemies with existing weapons.

Expa, exp (English experience, exp – experience) – the numerical value of the experience gained by the game character. Usually an exp is given for killing mobs, completing quests, as well as other actions. Usually, after gaining a certain amount of experience, the character goes to the next level.

Action, Action is a dynamic genre of computer and video games that requires a quick reaction from the user. As a rule, the player is provided with a weapon, and the action takes place with a third-person view.

Emulator (eng. Emulator) – special software. In gaming topics, this term usually refers to programs that allow you to run console games on a PC, as well as old computer games on modern hardware.

Enchant (English enchant – enchant) – the process of improving things through witchcraft or other technologies.

Epic (English epic – grandiose) – epic. Anything can be epic: defeat (Epic Feil), victory (Epic Win), a thing (usually purple), etc.

Use (English use) – use.

ASAP (abbr. Eng. As Soon As Possible) – the message “as soon as possible.”CCU (abbr. Eng. See you) – the message “see you.”

DPM, DPM (short for English damage per minute – damage per minute) – a characteristic of a weapon that expresses the average damage it deals per minute. A very important indicator when compiling a raid group in any game.

DPS, DPS (short for damage per second – damage per second) – a characteristic of a weapon that expresses the average damage it deals per second. A very important indicator when compiling a raid group in any game.

FU (abbr. Eng. Fuck You) – the message “go you.”

GJ (abbr. Eng. Good Job) – the message “excellent job.”

GL (abbr. Eng. Good Luck) – the message “good luck.”

GTG (abbr. Eng. Good To Go) – the message “everything is in order.”

Hack & Slash (. English Cut and cuts) – a genre of computer games, a subgenre of RPG gameplay which is to destroy the enemies. Obtaining quests and levels is only a help for reprisals against new crowds of enemies. Typically, a battle is fought in close combat on an isometric map.HF (abbr. Eng. Have Fun) – the message “have fun.”

jRPG (abbr. Eng. Japanese Role-Playing Game) – a subgenre of RPG, which originates in Japan. It is intended mainly for game consoles and is very different from western RPGs. The main difference is a detailed transfer of the emotions and feelings of the characters in the dialogs and small, often secondary, scenes.

LMAO (abbr. Eng. Laughing My Ass Off) – the message “ridiculed my ass”, “I laugh so that my ass comes off.”

LOL (abbr. English Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs) – the message “laugh in full voice” or “sea of ​​laughter.” Domestic counterpart – “rzhunimaga”.

MMO (abbr. Eng. Massively Multiplayer Online) – a multiplayer network game. There are different genres: RPGs, Shooters, Strategies, etc. It functions exclusively when connected to the Internet.

MOBA (abbr. Eng. Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) – a multiplayer network battle arena. Basically, games of this genre offer the opposition of two or more parties with different characters on each. Unlike MMO, where the action takes place in a large open world, battles in the MOBA genre develop in relatively limited arenas. MOVA is characterized by a relatively short battle, which ends with the victory of one of the parties and has no connection with further similar battles.

N1 (abbr. Eng. Nice One) – the message “cool”, “handsome.”

NS, GS (short for Nice Shot or Good Shot) – the message “excellent shot.”

NT (short for Nice Try) is a “good try” message.

OMFG, OMG (abbr. Eng. Oh My (F***g) God) – the message “I am very discouraged”, “I am very surprised.”

ROLF (abbr. Eng. Rolling On Laughing Floor) – the message “I roll on the floor laughing.”

RTS (Eng. Real-time strategy) – real -time strategy . Strategies in which there is no sequence of moves, and each of the players (or a computer opponent) makes all their decisions in parallel. The collection of resources, command and control of the troops, the construction and strengthening of the base are all done by all participants at a time.

RUP (abbr. Eng. Ready Up) – the message “readiness”.

STFU (short for Shut The Fucking Up) – the message “shut up.”

TBS (English turn based strategy) is a turn-based strategy. Unlike a real-time strategy, in TBS, a player is required to make moves on a common or combat map (in the latter case, the game is called a tactical turn-based strategy). The flagships of the genre are Heroes of Might and Magic , Civilization , Disciples , etc.

WP (abbr. Eng. Well Played) – the message “well played.”

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