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    Default A brief guide to the acronyms of DDO.

    If you don't have an idea for an acronym, read this.

    AA – Arcane Archer
    ADQ - Against the Demon Queen
    AoE - Area of Effect
    BIO – It means Bathroom... I don't know the correct terminology
    BoA – Bound on Acquire
    BoE – Bound on Equip
    BS – Bastard Sword
    BTA – Bound to Account
    BTC – Bount to Character
    BYOH - Bring your own Heals (As in potions)
    CE - Combat Expertise
    Co6 – Cult of the Six
    COK - Caverns of Korromar
    CP – Copper Pieces
    DA - Dungeon Alert
    DD – Dimension Door
    DD - Disable Device
    DD – Dreaming Dark
    DM – Dungeon Master
    DoD – Docent of Defiance
    DoS – Defender of Siberys
    DoT - Damage over Time
    DPS - Damage per Second
    DPS - Damage per Swing
    DQ1 - Demon Queen part 1
    DQ2 - Demon Queen part 2
    DT – Dragontouched
    DW - Deathward
    EtK – Enter the Kobold, a quest
    EU – Eberron Unlimited
    EU - Europe
    F2P - Free to play
    FB – Frenzied Berserker
    FoF – Feast or Famine
    FtS - Flesh to Stone
    FW - Firewall
    GCB – Greater Construct Bane
    GEOB – Greater Evil Outsider Bane
    GoP – Ghosts of Perdition
    GH – Greater Heroism
    GH – Gianthold
    GM – Gamemaster
    GM – Grey Moon
    GP – Gold Pieces
    GR- Greater Reincarnation
    GS – Greensteel
    GTHF - Greater Two Handed Fighting
    GTWF - Greater Two Weapon Fighting
    GUB – Greater Undead Bane
    GWF - Greater Weapon Focus
    GWS - Greater Weapon Specialization
    HE - Half Elf, can also be called Helf
    HIPS – Hidden in Plain Sight
    HO - Half-Orc, can also be called Horc
    HP - Hit Points
    HotD – Hunter of the Dead
    HoX – Hound of Xoriat
    IC - Improved Critical
    IP - In Progress
    IQ – Inspired Quarter
    ITHF - Improved Two Handed Fighting
    ITWF - Improved Two Weapon Fighting
    KotC – Knight of the Chalice
    LFM - Looking for More
    LIT2 - Lightning 2
    LR – Lesser Reincarnation
    MIN2 - Mineral 2
    ML – Minimum Level
    MM - Magic Missile
    MoBB – Maladroit of Bone Breaking
    MoM – Maze of Madness
    MotS – Monastery of the Scorpion
    MP – Misery's Peak
    N/H/E - Normal/Hard/Elite
    OL - Open Locks
    OTWF - Oversized Two Weapon Fighting
    P2P - Pay to Play
    PA - Power Attack
    PD – Permadeath
    PG – Pure Good
    PL – Past Life
    PM – Pale Master
    PITP – Proof is in the Poison
    PoP – Prison of the Planes
    PP – Platinum Pieces
    PrE – Prestige Enhancement
    PrC – Prestige Class
    PST – Please Tell
    PvE: Player v Environment (an instance the party takes on as opposed to pvp)
    PvM: Player vs Monster
    PvP: Player vs Player
    RAD2 - Radiance 2
    RR – Race Required
    RS - Radiant Servant
    SB - Stunning Blow
    SF - Skill Focus
    SF - Spell Focus
    SD – Stalwart Defender
    SoS – Stealer of Souls
    SoS – Sword of Shadows
    SP - Spell Points
    SP – Silver Pieces
    SR – Spell Resistance
    SS - Self-Sufficient
    SS - Spell Singer
    SS - Screenshot
    SS – Shortsword
    SWF - Superior Weapon Focus
    STK - Shan-To-Kor
    T1 – Tier 1
    T2 – Tier 2
    T3 – Tier 3
    TBC – Three Barrel Cove
    THF - Two Handed Fighting
    ToD – Touch of Death
    ToD – Tower of Despair
    ToT – Tomb of the Tormented
    TR – True Reincarnation
    TRG – Tangleroot Gorge
    TS – Tempest Spine
    TS – True Seeing
    TWF - Two Weapon Fighting
    UMD - Use Magic Device
    VIP - Elite opener and is p2p
    WC- Warchanter
    VoD – Vision of Destruction
    WoE – Weakening of Enfeebling
    WoP – Wounding of Puncturing
    VoN – Vault of Night
    WF - Warforged
    WF - Weapon Focus
    WS - Weapon Specialization
    WW - Waterworks


    My 'personal' additions
    “Whoo-Whoo” Stick – Dreamspitter. When you hit people with it, it goes whoo. (only when crit)
    Crux - Crucible

    If I'm missing any more abbreviations, tell me and I'll add them to this small list.
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    BYOH - bring your own healing
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    lit2- Lightning 2, a type of greensteel that does very high dps
    rad2- Radiance 2, a type of greensteel, mostly used by rogues
    min2- Mineral 2, a type of greensteel that bypasses nearly all damage reduction
    dps- damage per second


    Do you want feat acronyms, by the way?

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    what happen to the complete listing in the beginners area?
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    not as common any more

    but

    cok - caverns of koromar

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaldan View Post
    lit2- Lightning 2, a type of greensteel that does very high dps
    rad2- Radiance 2, a type of greensteel, mostly used by rogues
    min2- Mineral 2, a type of greensteel that bypasses nearly all damage reduction
    dps- damage per second


    Do you want feat acronyms, by the way?
    Added BYOH, lit2, rad2, min2, dps, dps(again), THF, TWF, ITHF, ITWF, GTHF, GTWF...

    Any more? =D
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroTakenaka View Post
    Added BYOH, lit2, rad2, min2, dps, dps(again), THF, TWF, ITHF, ITWF, GTHF, GTWF...

    Any more? =D
    IC-improved crit
    PA- power attack
    CE- combat expertise
    SB- stunning blow
    WF- weapon focus
    WS- weapon specialization
    GWF- greater weapon focus
    GWS- greater weapon specialization
    SWF- superior weapon focus
    IP- in progress

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    WF is most comonly used for Warforged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khaldan View Post
    IC-improved crit
    PA- power attack
    CE- combat expertise
    SB- stunning blow
    WF- weapon focus
    WS- weapon specialization
    GWF- greater weapon focus
    GWS- greater weapon specialization
    SWF- superior weapon focus
    IP- in progress
    Added them all.

    Also, added Warforged, Half-elf, and half-orc entries... for now I'm going to bed and I'll add more tomorrow... I can't think of any new ones right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memnir View Post
    WF is most comonly used for Warforged.
    WF:<insert letter here> then :P

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    +1. Some of these really confused me the first time I heard them, especially people yelling bio

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    The classics:

    BRB
    AFK

    And some newer ones:

    RS: Radiant Servant (Cleric PrE)
    PM: Pale master (Wizard PrE)
    SS: Spell Singer (Bard PrE)
    WC: WarChanter (Bard PrE)
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    i thought bio meant people were writing in their "bio" or character description or something along those lines, thought ddo had a lot of really obsessed people. then i figured out that it meant bathroom..

    bio stands for "biological need" i think
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    nice list but a good list could be found here

    http://ddowiki.com/page/Glossary
    If you want to know why...

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    You're missing tons o.O

    AoE : Area of Effect
    FtS: Flesh to Stone
    HP: Hit Points
    Sp: Spell Points
    PvE: Player v Environment (an instance the party takes on as opposed to pvp)
    PvP: Player vs Player
    Ofc: Of Course
    LFM: Looking for Members
    MM: magic missile
    fw: Firewall
    Dw: Deathward
    Ts: True Seeing
    bh: Beholder
    PG: Pure Good
    PoP: Prisoner of the Planes
    proc: Chance for an item to generate a specific effect
    PrE: Prestige enhancement
    Rez: Resurrection / Raise Dead
    RR: Race Required (items require race to use)
    ML: Minimum Level (minimum level a character needs to be to use)
    SoS: Stealer of souls quest / Sword of Shadows
    DoD: Docent of Defiance
    SS: Screenshot / Shorsword
    pesh: Khopesh
    SR: Spell Resistance
    WoP: Wounding of Puncturing
    WoE: Weakening of Enfeebling
    Mob: Monster
    Splash: Taking a couple or so levels of another class (multiclassing for some specific abilities)
    pp: Platinum Pieces
    PST: Please Send Tell
    pots: Potions
    lvl: Level



    and so many more
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    Also: This thread Is older, has better formatting and contains those terms as well.
    I appreciate the effort, but you might have saved yourself some time there.
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    Thanks I'll use the Glossary to update my smallish list
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroTakenaka View Post
    Thanks I'll use the Glossary to update my smallish list
    actually you should ask the mods to delete this thread so the newer players can be directed to the original ones. if you want to keep this open, reference the 2 resources we pointed to
    If you want to know why...

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