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# 1 Acronyms...
03-05-2010, 11:02 AM
So, this is the first MMO I've *ever* played, and I'm quite lost on acroynms and other shorthand. Things like Proc, Mob, QQ, CC, DoT, HoT, etc.

Would you users be so kind to list and define all the various terms that get tossed around? It'd be real helpful.
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# 3
03-05-2010, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by atatassault View Post
So, this is the first MMO I've *ever* played, and I'm quite lost on acroynms and other shorthand. Things like Proc, Mob, QQ, CC, DoT, HoT, etc.

Would you users be so kind to list and define all the various terms that get tossed around? It'd be real helpful.
No idea on Proc, but the others in order are

MOB = Bad Guys
QQ = Crying in forums or chat, basicallt whining
DoT = Damage over Time
HoT = Heal(ing) over time

If there are other specific ones you need to know feel free to ask
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# 4
03-05-2010, 11:15 AM
Proc - Chance for a special ability to happen. Example=Plasma DoT from plasma weapons.
Mob - Classically Monster or Beast, refers to any enemy controlled by the computer.
QQ - Looks like crying eyes, used to cry and/or complain.
CC - Crowd Control. Example=Viral Matrix
DoT - Damage over Time
HoT- Heal over Time

Here are some others you will probably see:
LFG/LFT - Looking for Group/Team
LFM - Looking for More, for a group
BoE - Bind on Equip, item will bind to you(untradeable, but can sell to vendor) when equipped
- Also, Badge of Exploration. Currency used in Sol to buy equipement, reward from explore missions
BoP - Bind on Pickup, item will bind to you when you pick it up
- Bird of Prey, Klingon warship
DSE - Deep Space Encounter, any random encounter on the sector map
AoE - Area of Effect, any ability which affects an area instead of a single target
PBAoE - Point Blank AoE, centered on the person using the ability

Hope that gets you started, and welcome to the world of MMOs
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# 5
03-05-2010, 11:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WLMF
Proc - Chance for a special ability to happen. Example=Plasma DoT from plasma weapons.
That's an OK definition, but it doesn't really explain why it's called a "proc". Same goes for mob.
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# 6
03-05-2010, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by BenderTheRobot
That's an OK definition, but it doesn't really explain why it's called a "proc". Same goes for mob.
I dunno where proc actually came from, but I thought Monster Or Beast was pretty clear, back from EQ/****.

Found proc, computer term for Programmed Random Occurance
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# 7
03-05-2010, 11:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BenderTheRobot
That's an OK definition, but it doesn't really explain why it's called a "proc". Same goes for mob.

Proc: Programmed Random Occurance, or sometime as an abbreviation of Procedure

MOB: Mobile Object
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# 8
03-05-2010, 11:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valdure
Proc: Programmed Random Occurance, or sometime as an abbreviation of Procedure

MOB: Mobile Object
Also sometimes: Monster OBject
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