LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide
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LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

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dodo
Leader

LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide, from here (thanks to texx):


I guess new players can simply get lost in the game when seeing so much strange expressions around them so let's summarize them all:

General:

Adds - unexpected reinforcements on enemy side when during fight
AFK - away from keybord (player is currently away from his computer)
Aggro - amount of aggresion monster has against player. Also used for describing radius around monster which is provoking its attack. Dealing damage to monster or healing other players in fight increases its aggro towards you. Creature generally attacks the character with most aggro.
Alt - your alternate character on your account (usually lower level than you main)
AOE - area of effect (describes skills or spells that affects all monsters in designated area)
BRB - be right back
BOA - item that binds on acquire
BOE - item that binds on equip
Buff - positive effect on monster or player (buffer is someone who use these effects on his friends); also used as opposite of nerf
CC - crowd control (abilities and skills changing behavior of creatures - stun, root, mez, fear and other; CC class in this game is loremaster)
CJ - conjuction, refers to fellowship maneuvres
Craft/Crafting - term generally used for your secondary profession (apart from your class) which enables you to gather resources and make various things
Creeps - monsters (usually used in monster play; sometimes in PvE also)
Crit - Critical hit
Critter - non attacking creature
Debuff - negative effect on monster or player; Debuffer is someone who use these effects on his enemies
Devs - developers, creators of the game
Ding - to level up
DOT - damage over time (skills and effects hurting enemies constantly during its duration)
DP - destiny points (used for temporary buffs in PvE or for buying skills and other thing in PvMP)
DPS - damage per second (damage skills/weapons/effects does to enemy in one second; also refers to classes with highest DPS - hunter, champion)
Drop - treasure you get from dead monster; synonymous with loot
Freeps - free people (usually used in monster play)
FM - fellowship maneuvre, the same as CJ
GM - game master, game tech help you can call when you ran into some bug or other problem you can't solve other way; sometimes (in combination with a profession) it is used for describing grand-masters of craft specialization
Grinding - staying in the same area for very long time, harvesting resources or killing creatures to gain money, xp or items
GY - Grave Yard (spawn point where you appear after you get killed)
Healer - someone with ability to heal and resurrect other characters in battle (this is minstrel in LotRO)
HOT - healing over time (effect that heals target during its duration)
IC - in character, describes someone who is in roleplaying state, see RP
IIRC - if I remember correctly
Instance - unique copy of area created for you or for your group
IRL - in real life, see RL
Kite - to kill monster from safe distance using ranged attacks and running whenever the enemy comes near. Two players working together may kite an enemy without actually moving with alternating attacks and creature running in good distance between them
LFF - looking for fellowship, player needs fellowship for his quest; also a channel name
LFG - looking for group, the same as LFF
LFM - looking for more players to join existing fellowship
LOL - laughing out loud, acronym for something very funny (note that some immature players use this acronym way too much just to be cool)
Loot - treasure you get from dead monster
MA - main assist; character(s) assisting main tank with selected creature
Main - your main character on your account (usually the one with highest level)
Mez - a crowd control skill which temporary incapacitates target. Breaks upon the target taking damage; abbreviation of mesmerize
Mob - term used to describe computer controlled monster
MP - monster play/monster player, see PvMP
MPS - morale per second
MT - main tank; the character who should generate the most aggro and hold creatures
Mule - character created just to store things
Nerf - game change when devs lower effeciency of some skill (players often whine because of it)
Newb(ie)/Noob - newbie is someone new to the game; noob is, on the other hand, player with low skill (some immature players use this term while swearing; other players find it offensive)
NP - no problem
NPC - non-playing character; computer controlled characters
OMW - on my way, indicates that you are on the way to target location
OOC - out of character; sometimes used as "out of combat"
OOP - out of power; you write this when you are out of power and therefore can't use your skills
Off-tank, OT - usually just another tank in raids. His job is to run around and draw any mobs who escaped from main tank. He mainly chases mobs who escapes (or arrives) and are running after healer - he should take them back to main tank; OT si sometimes used as abbreviation for off-topic in chat (when you are talking about things from real life)
PC - player character; character you are playing
Pet - allied character creature/npc
Pot(s) - short for potions. These are consumables which give temporary buffs, like a hope bonus or fear removal
PPL - abbreviation for people
PPS - power per second
PST - please send tell, often used in expression "PST me", especially on Trade channel; player wants you to /tell [hisname] [text] him if you are interested
PUG - pick-up group; describes random group of people who doesn't know each other and got together to do some quest or raid
Pull - to draw monster from group; common strategy is pulling only one monster at time, so fellowship doesn't have to fight whole group
PvE - Player vs. Environment (type of play where players fight against computer controlled monsters or NPCs)
PvMP - Player vs. Monster Player (type of play where players fight monsters controlled by other players)
PvP - Player vs. Player (type of play where players fight against other players; in LotRO it equals PvMP)
Raid - group of players bigger then fellowship (up to 24 people) gathered to attack enemy. In raid, all player actions should be coordinated to win
Rep - Reputation
Res/Rez - abbreviation of ressurect/ressurection; often used in sentence "Rez me, please" (some players, especially on RP servers, find this abbreviation offensive)
RL - real life (outside the game)
ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing, stronger expression for LOL, see there
Root - a crowd controll skill which renders a target incapable of moving from the spot but all other skills are available
RP - roleplay (alt. roleplaying/roleplayer) - type of playing when you act, write and behave as if you actually were your character; also used to identify servers specialized in this type of playing
Stun - a crowd control skill which renders a target incapable of performing any action, even when being attacked
Tank - someone who gathers aggro of creatures to draw off the attention from other characters (guardian has this role in LotRO)
Taxi - funny name for hunters (mainly because of their travelling skills). Also used as verb. Some hunters finds this term offensive
Toon - alternative word used for player character
Train - a group of mobs fighting together; as a verb, train means "to flee ahead of monsters" usually due to misfortune but sometimes it is used as tactic to lead them away. Thus, the sentence "She is training the mobs" doesn't mean she's seeking to improve their skills but instead leading them for some sightseeing across the landscape.
Twink - character supported by higher-level character (by money, items etc.)
TY - thank you
Vocation - set of three crafting professions
Wipe/Wiped - sometimes, your whole group is killed in encounter - then you say you were wiped
WB - abbreviation for welcome back
WTB - want to buy
WTS - want to sell
XP - experience, refers to points you get for doing quests and fighting monsters
YW - you are welcome


Places:

AH - Auction house
BG - Barad Gularan
CD - Carn Dum
GB - Great Barrows (often referring to southmost instance)
LL - Lonelands
MM - Misty mountains
ND - North Downs
RD - Rivendell
TB - Trestlebridge
TH - Thorin's Hall
TS - Trollshaws
Uru - Urugarth


Monster play:

BA - Blackarrow
CF - Coldfells
CP - Control Point, refers to conquerable location
CG - Captain General, used to refer to a boss in keeps.
DG - Dar Gazag
DF - Desperate Flight (much debated hunter's ability to run away from battle)
EC - Elf camp (site little south of Tol Ascarnen)
ED - Ettendeep (Delving of Frór, site bellow Ettenmoors)
HH - Hoarhallow (hobbit village)
Gank - this term is used when attacker(s) are way too stronger than defender(s) so they overrun them; also used when attacker attacks target fighting with NPC(s)
Grams - Gramsfoot (creeps starter area)
GV - Glan Vraig (freeps starting location)
ID - Isendeep (northern mines)
LC - Lumber Camp (in Hithlad)
Lug - Lugazag
Moors - shorten for Ettenmoors
OR/Ost - Ost Ringdyr
TA/Tol - Tol Ascarnen (contested isle in the center of map)
TR - Tirith Rhaw
WL - War Leader


Remember that it is always better to write full sentence when you have a time. People will appreciate it when they read it

Hope this helps,
Dodo



thenoob
  • Judo - Burglar (Main)
  • Dodo - Hunter
  • Sudo - Guardian
  • Pinot - Minstrel
  • Waggle - Warden

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Mar 17, 2008
2:20PM

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Drust
Successor
RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

A few more, some are Hunter abbr
GA - Garth Agarwen - Instance in the Lone Lands
OG - Ost Guruth - Lone Lands
GF - Gath Forthnir - Angmar
IB - Imlad Balchorth - Angmar
MD - Michel Delving - The Shire


Best Champ Quote: "Ebbing Ire. It is used to punish lorebreakers. If I'm ever grouped with an RK an I think he's out DPSing me, I'll Ebbing Ire on to him. Take that lorebreaker! Behold the wrath of Tolkien!"

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Mar 17, 2008
4:01PM

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Muldwine
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RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

I'm fine with the lotro (ahem ) abbreviations, it's the text speak I struggle to understand.
But then, after all, I am a mere chimp.



Posted on:
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Mar 17, 2008
4:32PM

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dodo
Leader
RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

Hehe, yeah... just thought it looked a good roundup so grabbed it.



thenoob
  • Judo - Burglar (Main)
  • Dodo - Hunter
  • Sudo - Guardian
  • Pinot - Minstrel
  • Waggle - Warden

Posted on:
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Mar 17, 2008
9:15PM

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Undo
Officer
RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by dodo
Remember that it is always better to write full sentence when you have a time. People will appreciate it when they read it
Nice collection, but yeah... I rather read and use full sentences. If there's time.
If you wanna be lazy just don't bother getting out of the shire. Stick with your pie and wait for the storm to pass over

Nice avatar, Dodo. Very much like that one, just make sure you don't die out



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Posted on:
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Mar 18, 2008
11:41AM

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Drust
Successor
RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

Shire? Where is that? Didn't visit the Shire until lvl 35, for the horse quest


Best Champ Quote: "Ebbing Ire. It is used to punish lorebreakers. If I'm ever grouped with an RK an I think he's out DPSing me, I'll Ebbing Ire on to him. Take that lorebreaker! Behold the wrath of Tolkien!"

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Mar 18, 2008
2:49PM

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Muldwine
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RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drust
Shire? Where is that? Didn't visit the Shire until lvl 35, for the horse quest
hehe, me too



Posted on:
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Mar 18, 2008
4:08PM

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dodo
Leader
RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

Right, that's it!!

You two have to ship out! Freaky big folk!!



thenoob
  • Judo - Burglar (Main)
  • Dodo - Hunter
  • Sudo - Guardian
  • Pinot - Minstrel
  • Waggle - Warden

Posted on:
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Mar 18, 2008
8:51PM

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Undo
Officer
RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by Muldwine
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drust
Shire? Where is that? Didn't visit the Shire until lvl 35, for the horse quest
hehe, me too
Ah, so that's how you made lvl 50 so fast. You left out the big, cultural important stuff. Cretins! Just hack and slay for you, eh?
Can just advise you to try out using Shire as starting region for any new twink, hobbit or not. Must be the very best, and most fun and diverse, one in whole middle-earth



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Message edited by Undo on 18-Mar-08 06:52pm

Posted on:
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Mar 19, 2008
4:42PM

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Muldwine
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RE: LOTRO abbreviations and vocabulary guide

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undo
Just hack and slay for you, eh?
Hack and slay for me, just hack for Drust.



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