What Does Oce Mean In Wow – The Compleat Wow Abbreviations

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I”ve had this post on my mind for a while. What really inspired me to put it together was an email from reader Wamphyri as follows:Although I”ve been playing WoW for a little while now, there”s still a few things that puzzle me within the game. My main problem is the abbreviations everyone uses in chat. I was recently in IF (yeah, I know that one now!) and someone in trade chat wanted to buy (wtb) an enchant for DPS. The guy asking was a level 50-something mage, so I thought I”d send him a whisper (apologising for my noob-ness, of course) to ask what DPS meant. He replied quite quickly and told me it meant Damage Per Second. He found it quite amusing that I didn”t know, saying that he has the same trouble himself regarding this issue. This reader is certainly not the only person I”ve run into who has trouble with WoW”s lingo, so I thought it might be helpful to write up a list of all the common abbreviations I could find. I did stumble a little bit in the Shaman section, since I”m just not that familiar with Shaman, so if y”all could help me out in the comments, with Shammy or any other abbreviations you think I should add, that would be wonderful. I”d like to keep this updated and make it as comprehensive as possible. Since the list is so big, I”ve split it up into several sections.

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I also made alphabetical lists in case you want to look something up.Chat, forums, zones, instances, raids, and miscellaneous are after the cut Chat: AFAIK: As far as I know AFK: Away from keyboard ATM: At the moment Bio: Short for “biological,” this refers to fulfilling biological needs (i.e. using the restroom); often used to explain AFKs in groups BRT: Be right there BTW: By the way CBA: Can”t be arsed DIAF: Die in a fire FFS: For f—“s sake FTL: For the loss (means “is bad”) FTW: For the win (means “is good”) GTFO: Get the f— out IDC: I don”t care IDK: I don”t know IIRC: If I recall correctly IMHO: In my humble opinion IMO: In my opinion Inc: Incoming LF: Looking for (“LF tank,” etc.) LF1M/LF2M/etc.: Looking for one more, two more, etc. LFG: Looking for group LFM: Looking for more (for a group) MT: Mistell (means “I sent this message to the wrong channel or person”) Ofc: Of course OMW: On my way STFU: Shut the f— up TBH: To be honest WC: Wrong channel WTB: want to buy WTF: What the f— WTH: What the hell WTS: Want to sell WTT: Want to trade Forums: GG: Good game (often sarcastic) GJ: Good job (often sarcastic) Imba: Imbalanced; usually means “overpowered” IBTL: In before the lock L2P: Learn to play OP: Original post/original poster OT: Off-topic QFE: Quoted for excellence QFT: Quoted for truth QQ: Doesn”t “stand for” anything per se; rather, it”s an emoticon: it looks like two crying eyes. It basically means “you”re complaining,” although it can also be used as a verb (“stop QQing”). TL;DR: Too long; didn”t read Miscellaneous: 1h: One-handed 2h: Two-handed 5SR: Five-second rule (the rule that mana regeneration from spirit only occurs if you haven”t spent mana on a spell in the last five seconds) Add: An “additional” mob that has been aggroed, usually unintentionally Agg/Aggro: Probably short for “aggression” or some related word, it refers to who a mob is attacking — that player is said to “have aggro” or have “pulled aggro” AoE: Area of effect (a spell or effect that takes place over an area, as opposed to working only on a single target) AP: Attack power Alt: An “alternate” character — not your main (character) BE/Belf: Blood Elf BG: Battleground AB: Arathi Basin AV: Alterac Valley EotS: Eye of the Storm WSG: Warsong Gulch BoE: Bind on Equp BoP: Bind on Pick-up BoU: Bind on Use BS: Blacksmith/Blacksmithing Buff: A beneficial spell, or a change to the game that makes a given class/spec stronger CC: Crowd control DND: Do not disturb DPM: Damage per mana DPS: Damage per second DR: Damage reduction (due to armor) DR: Diminishing returns DS1/DS2/DS3: Class-specific sets of gear that drop from 5-man dungeons. DS1 and DS2 were known as T0 and T0.5, respectively, but that analogy breaks down when it comes to DS3. DW: Dual wield DoT: Damage over time Drae: Draenei Eng/Engi/Engy: Engineering FA: First Aid FP: Flight point/flight path FR: Fire resistance GTAoE: Ground-targeted AoE (an AoE spell for which the caster can choose a target, like Flamestrike) HPM: Healing per mana HPS: Healing per second HS/Hearth: Hearthstone HoT: Heal over time IRL: In real life LOM: Low on mana LW: Leatherworking MA: Main assist MAP: Melee attack power Mats: Short for “materials;” refers to the ingredients in a crafted item ML: Master loot/master looter MP5: Mana per five seconds MT: Main tank NE: Night Elf NPC: Non-player character NR: Nature resistance NW: Netherweave Nerf: A change to the game that makes a given class/spec weaker OH: Off-hand OOM: Out of mana OP: Overpowered Pat: Patrol PBAoE: Point-blank AoE (an AoE spell that radiates out from the caster, like Arcane Explosion) Pot: Potion PUG: Pick-up group (a group formed “on the spot” by use of the LFG tool or a channel or something, as opposed to a guild group or some other group of friends) PvE: Player vs. Environment PvP: Player vs. Player RAP: Ranged attack power Res/Rez: Resurrect/Resurrection RL: Real life RP: Role-play SR: Shadow resistance Spec: Specialization (in a profession or talents) T1/T2/etc.: Class-specific sets of gear that drop from raids. UD: Undead UI: User interface Xmute: Transmute Zones: Eastern Kingdoms: BB: Booty Bay EPL: Eastern Plaguelands IF: Ironforge SMC: Silvermoon City SoS: Swamp of Sorrows STV: Stranglethorn Vale SW: Stormwind City TM: Tarren Mill UC: Undercity WPL: Western Plaguelands Kalimdor: Darn: Darnassus Exo: Exodar Gads/GZ: Gadgetzan Org: Orgrimmar STM: Stonetalon Mountain STP: Stonetalon Peak TB: Thunder Bluff XR: Crossroads OL: Outlands: BE: Blade”s Edge HFP: Hellfire Peninsula HH: Honor Hold NS: Netherstorm SH/Shat: Shattrath City SMV: Shadowmoon Valley Tero: Terokkar TM: Thrallmar ZM: Zangarmarsh Instances (5-man): RFC: Ragefire Chasm WC: Wailing Caverns VC/DM: Deadmines Stocks: Stockade SFK: Shadowfang Keep BFD: Blackfathom Depths Gnomer: Gnomeregan RFK: Razorfen Kraul SM: Scarlet Monestary GY: Graveyard wing Arm: Armory wing Lib: Library wing Cath: Cathedral wing RFD: Razorfen Downs Ulda: Uldaman ZF: Zul Farrak Mara: Mauradon ST: Temple of Atal”Hakkar (a.k.a. Sunken Temple) BRD: Blackrock Depths BRS: Blackrock Spire LBRS: Lower Blackrock Spire UBRS: Upper Bloackrock Spire (technically a 10-man, but doesn”t feel like a raid, in my opinion) DM: Dire Maul DM Trib: Dire Maul tribute run Strat: Stratholme UD Strat: Undead side of Stratholme SC/Live Strat: Scarlet side of Stratholme Scholo: Scholomance HFR: Hellfire Ramparts BF: Blood Furnace UB: Underbog SP: Slave Pens SH: Shattered Halls SL: Shadow Labyrinth SV: Steamvaults BM: Black Morass Instances (Raid): ZG: Zul”Gurub AQ20/RAQ: Ruins of Ahn”Qiraj AQ40/TAQ: Temple of Ahn”Qiraj MC: Molten Core Ony: Onyxia BWL: Blackwing Lair Naxx: Naxxramas Kara/KZ: Karazhan For class-specific abbreviations, click on.

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