To help players acclimate quickly, here's a list of words you might hear on the forums and newbie chat. If
you hear one that isn't in here, post a bug report and we'll add it for you.
- AR : The game, i.e. Abandoned Realms
- Serin : The realm of mortals.
- Winter : The prison plane, a different realm than Serin, where creatures with great loot are held.
- Limbo : The realm of Immortals.
- PK : Refers to Playerkilling. This is a MUD-specific term, other games usually call it PVP. Also refers to the PK RANGE a character has.
- PK'ed : Killed by a player
- Rage delete : PK'ed then attempted to delete, getting suspended from the game for the rest of the day. This is entirely self-inflicted.
- RDG : Refers to the sequence "Remove all, drop all, get all corpse" and is typically the looting style of an ill-equipped lucky shadow
- RNG : Refers to the random number generator. Players may blame their failures on RNG, which is sometimes a valid reason, since the game system is fundamentally based on a 20 sided dice roll. If two characters were identically equipped and did nothing at all in a fight with each other (or if both did nothing effectively), RNG would decide the victor in that case.
- Lag : This refers to two things (1) the time a character is unable to act, which can be self-inflicted by using skills, or caused to other players with bash/trip (2) Players internet connection being spotty
- Training: Refers to the act of using skills and spells repeatedly to get them to 100% proficiency.
- Gangbanging: Refers to groups of players assembling to dispatch other players with ease. This is usually perjorative although it is allowed.
- HGOD : This refers to "Holy Gangbang of Doom" which is a large sized group of players assembled to kill and full loot a player that has killed everyone repeatedly, in an attempt to curtail further beatings.
- UGOD : The unholy equivalent of a HGOD.
- Ave : Typically refers to the "Average Damage" per hit that a weapon is capable of.
- Con : This can mean two things. (1) The characters CONSTITUTION stat, which is reduced by 1 every 5 deaths and can be repaired with TRAINS. (2) The characters CONDITION, which is reduced permanently every 10 deaths and can only be replenished by a CON QUEST
- Lightwalker : A player character of Good alignment.
- Mages : Refers to squishy classes that primarily CAST spells, i.e. invokers, illusionists, necromancers
- Communers : Refers to classes that can commune, i.e. shamans and healers, includes paladins
- Clerics : Refers to shaman and healer only
- Casters : Refers to both mages and clerics (not everybody who uses spells is called a caster, and not everybody who communes is considered a cleric)
- Rogues: Thieves, primarily. Generic enough to mean shadows as well.
- Fighters: Warriors and berserkers
- Hybrids: Classes that can perform multiple functions very well, i.e. high damage/tank with good heal, or other spells (rangers, bards, paladins, and dark-knights are hybrids)
- IC : Refers to In-Character, meaning roleplayed actions. A player is the actor of the character he or she is playing, and he himself is not supposed to be met in the game. Not ever.
- OOC : Refers to Out-Of-Character, meaning actions which are not roleplayed. This is against the game rules.
- Layers: A bowdlerization some players use to refer to numbers in the game and it's stupid. Try saying 'it's slightly enchanted', 'it's heavily enchanted'.
- Rank: See the layers definition above. This refers to level and is no better.
- Stage 3: Refers to a player who believes they are better than everyone else, but really isn't. This is a stage most players seem to go through, earning a bad reputation along the way which causes them to spend a few years in purgatory for. See the seven stages article for further info.
- Trash: This refers to a player character whose owner doesn't care if it dies. Sometimes players misuse this term to label their player deaths as being the victim of "trash PK", but they have merely mutated its definition to serve their nefarious purposes. Its trash if you dont care if YOU DIE, not if THEY DIE.
- Purged: If a character plays too few hours in a given month, its rare items will be returned to circulation. The act of this is called "getting purged".