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Gamers have their own language and jargon. Regardless of your gaming skills, there are some words and abbreviations that one just got to know. In this thread, our community shared a concise guide on gaming lingo that will turn you from bot to pro in no time. No cap!

This Slogging thread by M贸nica Freitas, Abeer, Jack Boreham, Limarc Ambalina, Sara Pinto, Teri Eyenike, Jose Hernandez and Allyson Blinkhorn occurred in slogging's official #gaming channel, and has been edited for readability.

M贸nica FreitasNov 30, 2021, 3:16 PM

Hey, gamers! 馃幃 What are some gaming lingo and abbreviations everyone should know about?

M贸nica FreitasNov 30, 2021, 3:18 PM

Teach me your ways 馃檹

AbeerNov 30, 2021, 3:28 PM

M贸nica Freitas, Here鈥檚 a classic: GG = Good Game. It鈥檚 both used in an honorable way (like a handshake after a sports match) or as an insult (sarcasm if one side did really bad).

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Jack BorehamNov 30, 2021, 3:49 PM

Hahaha, great topic. AFK- Away from Keyboard. Used to let your pals know you are not playing.

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Jack BorehamNov 30, 2021, 3:51 PM

Nerf/buff- game developers have increased the power/usability of something (buff) or decreased it (nerf).

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Limarc AmbalinaNov 30, 2021, 4:21 PM

OP - overpowered;
Bot - you are so bad at the game you're like an NPC;
NPC - non-player character;
Cap - a lie. "that's a cap" means you're lying.

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Sara PintoNov 30, 2021, 6:54 PM

M贸nica Freitas, Oh, I'm gonna follow this thread carefully, I've some learning to do. But I do know one: Easter Egg. Basically, it's a hidden message that can be in any form and anywhere in the game. The ones that I've found usually hint the next game.

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Teri EyenikeNov 30, 2021, 10:35 PM

Camping - When a player hangs around a location;

PK (Player Kill) - Killing a player-controlled character.

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Jose HernandezDec 1, 2021, 2:21 AM

NT= Nice Try;
LG= Last Game;
GLHF= Good luck have fun.

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Allyson BlinkhornDec 1, 2021, 2:35 AM

Bot is also used in League of Legends and other MOBAs as "bottom lane".

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Allyson BlinkhornDec 1, 2021, 2:39 AM

"Carrying" is one I can think of -- someone is so good at the game that other teammates don't have to work as hard/aren't as noticeable (but it can also be an insult lol).

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Limarc AmbalinaDec 1, 2021, 3:33 AM

I really like "carrying" my favorite joke to tell my teammates is "Hey guys I gotta go to the chiropractor tomorrow because I've been carrying you all this entire game".

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M贸nica FreitasDec 1, 2021, 1:10 PM

Limarc Ambalina, I'll be using bot in my everyday conversations, ahaha!

M贸nica FreitasDec 1, 2021, 1:11 PM

Sara Pinto, Easter eggs, a classic. You can find them in movies and books as well.

M贸nica FreitasDec 1, 2021, 1:13 PM

Allyson Blinkhorn, "carrying" is too good! I'll be using it from now on 馃槀

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M贸nica FreitasDec 6, 2021, 2:38 PM

Can you explain what "MOB" and "KDR" are? Limarc Ambalina, Jack Boreham, Allyson Blinkhorn

Limarc AmbalinaDec 7, 2021, 6:15 AM

KDR I think is more commonly just "KD".

KDR stands for kill-to-death ratio. So normally we just say "What is your KD?" and it's assumed we mean the ratio.

So in a Call of Duty game if you get 10 kills/eliminations and die twice. Your KDR is 10/2 = 5.0

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Limarc AmbalinaDec 7, 2021, 6:15 AM

Not sure about MOB 馃槃

Jack BorehamDec 7, 2021, 1:33 PM

A mob refers to any living and moving entity in a game. Like an NPC or player-controlled character.

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M贸nica FreitasDec 9, 2021, 2:34 PM

Limarc Ambalina, got it.

M贸nica FreitasDec 9, 2021, 2:35 PM

Jack Boreham ahn, got it! Thank you!

M贸nica FreitasDec 9, 2021, 2:36 PM

Teri Eyenike shared two links that might be useful for terminology beginners like me: https://ehlion.com/magazine/gaming-terminology/

M贸nica FreitasDec 9, 2021, 2:36 PM

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/learn-the-lingo-common-gaming-terms-you-should-know/

M贸nica FreitasDec 9, 2021, 2:37 PM

Enjoy!

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