Common abbreviations and videogames's vocabulary

General Abbreviations
Abbreviation
Extended Word
Meaning
Example
c
see
this abbreviation is used instead of the word see
c you tomorrow (or: c u 2morrow)
u
you
this abbreviation is used instead of the word you
u've made it!
r
are
this abbreviation is used instead of the word are
r u mad?
lol
laughing out loud
this abbreviation is used when you want to express that something has made you laugh. But sometimes
it's not only used for that,and it's also used when you want to express surprise for something
(someone tells you a joke) LOOOOL hahahahahaha
-Look my new shoes, they're so pretty
-lol! They're just horrible
afk
away from keyboard
this expression is used when you have to go somewhere for some minutes and you can't chat, play, etc...
afk, see you in a bit!
omg
omfg
oh my god
oh my fucking god
this expression is used when you want to express that something has surprised you
OMG, are you kidding me? ohhh yeah
cya
c u
see you
this group of abbreviations is used when you want to say goodbye by an informal way
C u dude!
cul8r
see you later
this expression is also used for saying good bye

Sup!
wassup?
what’s up?
This expression is used when you want to open a conversation

gb
good bye
this abbreviation, as c u and cul8r, is used when you want to say good bye

nvm
never mind
this abbreviation is used when you want to say that something doesn't matters, that it isn't important

brb
be right back
this abbreviation is used when you want to say that you go away and you'll come back in a moment

gj
good job
this abbreviation is used when you want to tell to someone that he has done something well
- Look mate, I've finished my part of the homework.
- gj mate!
ty
thank you
it's used to say to someone “thank you”
- Well done dude
- ty
np
no problem
it's used when you want to say that something you've done don't need gratitude, or to say to one person
that he doesn't have to worry
- Oh man, sorry for the bad info
- np mate, I did arrive at time
hi
hello
used for saying hello, as a start of a conversation

rofl
rolling on the floor
laughing
this abbreviation is used when something has made you laugh a lot.

roflmao
rolling on the floor
laughing my ass off
this abbreviation is used when rofl is not enough for expressing how much you laughed

smth
something
used for abbreviating something

ffs
for f*cks sake
it means more or less the same as oh my god

wtf
wth
what the f*ck
what the hell
those expressions are used when something has impressed you normally by a bad way

stfu
shut the f*ck up
this expression is an agressive way to say to someone that he should stop talking

Noob/n00b
n44b/nooblike
newbie player
it's usually used to say that someone doesn't know how to play a game by a derogatory way
i'm sorry, my team mate is a f noob
plz
please
used when you want someone to do something

soz
sorry
this abbreviation is used when you want to apologize

gz
gratz
congratulations
used when someone finally does something that he wanted to do

orly?
oh really?
this is a question used by an ironic way, when someone treats you like a stupid

yarly!
yes, really
this is the affirmative answer to the orly? question

till
until
abbreviation of until

gonna
going to
a way of making this expression shorter

wanna
want to
a way of making this expression shorter



Abbreviations with numbers
Number
Use
Example
1
it's used instead of the fragment "one"
some1 (someone), no1 (no one), any1 (anyone)...
2
it's used instead of the preposition "to"
nice 2 c u...
4
it's used instead of the preposition "for"
4frags, b4...
8
it's used instead of the sound /ait/,/eit/
w8 (weight, wait), sk8 (skate)...



Apart from the abbreviations used in the global internet, there's a group of technical terms used in the world of videogames, where the abbreviations are also used.

Specific videogame’s abbreviations
Abbreviation
Extended Word
Meaning
pve
player versus environment
this abbreviation is used to say that a videogame is played versus bots, not versus other players. It's usually used in MMORPG like World of Warcraft,
Lineage I and II, etc, and those kinds of games which are usually played in group with more players in order to kill monsters
pve
player versus player
this abbreviation is used to say that a videogame or a part of it is played versus other players. The pvp is normally played in bg, that are the battle grounds,
and other games play them in arenas, a place where the players play games of 2vs2 3vs3 or 5vs5
dps
damage per second
this term is used to count the damage that a character does per 1 second, and it's also used to call the character that does the damage. So, a dps is the
character that does a lot of damage per second
dot
damage over time
in videogames, there are spells that deal damage over time, which means that they do continuous damage for a period of time on your target: those spells
are called dots, and can be stackable
hot
heal over time
as in the damage over time spells, there are heals over time that heal a character for a period of time, doing a continued heal, and also stacking on the
character.
OP
overpowered
this word is used to say that a character is in a better condition than the other characters. For example, if a character has got more damage than another
one, and always kill a lot, we will say that this character is OP
UP
underpowered
this word is used to say that a character is in a worse condition than the other characters. It's the opposite word of OP
ownd
pwnd
owned
powned
this word is used to say that someone has ridiculed another player. For example, when you kill a player by an incredible way, you can write to him: Pwnd!!
ks
kill steal
that abbreviation is used when an ally steals your frag/kill, and you want to regret it to him
lvl
level

hp
health points
hit points
in most of the games, the health of the characters is marked as hp.
mp
mana points
in most of the games, the mana of the character, which is a kind of energy needed to use skills, appears as mp
exp
xp
experience
the experience is a way to count the number of monsters you have to kill for levelling up. Each monster gives you a certain xp that, depending on the lvl you
are, will help you levelling up more or less.
wts
wtb
wtt
want to sell
want to buy
want to trade
this abbreviations are used to announce trades in a shorter way


Other videogame’s vocabulary (not abbreviated)
Word
Meaning
Buff
a buff is a spell that benefits an ally, giving more hp, mp, or other specific stats
Buffer
a buffer is the character that is specialized in the use of the buff
Build
a build is a combination of objects and skills that can be different for each character. Depending on the build of a character, this one will be a dps, a healer, a tank, an offtank,
a ranged dps, a magic dps, etc
Burst damage
the burst damage is a lot of damage in a quite few attacks. The dps was the damage per second, so now, the burst damage is the highest dps in the most short period of time
Cheater
a cheater is someone who uses cheats. The word cheater can also be used in a different way, for example, when you see that someone is so good playing, you can tell him that
he seems a cheater, saying him that he plays so well
Cheats

Debuff
a debuff is the opposite of a buff, and can decrease your stats
Focus
a focus happens when a group of players attack an only one player, who is usually the most dangerous player or dps
Guild
a guild is the same as a clan, a group of players that play for raiding. There are guilds that play by a professional way and that appear at rankings. There are guilds specialised in
pvp and others that are specialised in pve, but the best guilds of pve have got normally the best players of pvp
Harras
this word is a similar of continued damage. It's used to say that you have to harm the enemy by a constant way, thing that won't let the enemy advance in the game
Healer
a healer is the member of a raid that heals all their allies. Normally the main target of the healer (in healing) is the main tank of the raid, but the healer can also heal other players
of the raid
Lame
this word is used to make something seem derogative. A lame is a thing that a player does, which is not fair in the game. If a player kills you by a not fair way, you'll say that
that's a lame
Lamer
a lamer is someone that does a lot of lames, and normally it's used by a derogative way
Melee
a melee character is a character that has got a short range of attack, so it's a character that has to be near the target for hitting it
Offtank
an offtank is a tank that can act as a tank in a certain moment of the party, maybe if the tank dies, or maybe tanking other monsters that the raid makes appear
Raid
a raid can be different things. A raid can be a group of players that make a group (a raid) that goes to a boss, and it can be also called raid. A boss is a very strong mob (monster)
that needs a lot of players and a high coordination between these players for being killed
Ranged
a ranged character is the character that has got a large range of attack. It can be at a large distance from the target and deal damage to it
Skill

Tank
a tank is the character that takes the damage of the boss, and it's specialised in reducing the damage that the boss does to him
Target
a target is the monster or player that a group of persons has to attack
Whipe
a whipe happens when the whole raid dies while fighting a boss. So, you whipe when all the party dies