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So i'd like to know some acronyms i have never heard of while simultaniously naming some acronyms i am aware of:
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Update 15.11.2012 17:28 Edited OS Acronym. Thanks to jackpot548
Update 15.11.2012 17:31 Added more Acronyms. Thanks to ghostblade
Update 16.11.2012 10:02 Added even more Acronyms. Thanks to Shiz, ghostblade, Grim, mentok1982
Update 16.11.2012 10:19 Did some formatting
Update 13.12.2012 10:36 Added some more acronyms
Update: 29.01.2013 12:23 Added more acronyms
Update: 30.01.2013 17:09 Corrected one entry
Update: 20.03.2014 17:16 Added DD
Update: 26.03.2014 17:16 Added ZDPS
Update: 15.04.2014 17:54 Added CotA (thanks BloodArtist) and Split Farm/Bounty Farm (thanks Rem)
Edited by frisch#2609 on 4/15/2014 8:55 AM PDT
DW - double ww (ww+rltw ticks) a lot of people just say ww build but i've seen DW thrown around as well
RLTW - run like the wind (barb skill)
HoTa - hammer of the ancients (barb skill)
EQ - earthquake (barb skill)
SS - smokescreen (dh skill)/sharpshooter (SHSH sometimes used to differentiate between the two if both used in same sentence) else when they say xxx dps w/o ss implies sharpshooter
W/O - without
W/ - with
B/O - buyout
BIN - buy it now (same as B/O but i think BIN carried over from ebay)
C/O - current offer
ToC - trail of cinders (dh skill)
NT - nether tentacles (dh skill)
DPS - damage per sec
APS - attacks per sec (shown on the character menu)
IIRC - if i recall correctly
QFT - quoted for truth
L2P - learn to play
P2W - pay to win
F2P - free to play
P2P - pay to play (or peer to peer for use of torrents)
just wanted to add the chat ones because i had to google them myself when i first saw it
Edited by ghostblade#1122 on 11/15/2012 7:46 AM PST
So what's 'GG' now? It originated as "Good Game" during Quake deathmatching back in the 90s as a friendly gesture at the start/end of a match, but the way I see it used in these forums leads me to believe it has been changed by the D3 community to mean something else. What that is, I don't know.
GG is still good game, or great game same thing
GG item means it's the best of its' kind, like trifectas or perfectly rolled items (max x etc.), GFG i think is used to emphasize it (good fkin game)
ISO i don't know, never seen it.
just did a search and it came up as "In search of" kinda like WTB (want to buy) or LF (looking for)
also forgot about
BiS - best in slot
Edited by ghostblade#1122 on 11/15/2012 10:46 AM PST
Trading forum acronyms:
WTS = Want to Sell
WTT = Want to Trade
WTB = Want to Buy
GG = ??
BiS = Best in Server (or maybe best in slot I guess)
PC = Price Check
IK = Immortal King barb set
Edited by mentok1982#1212 on 11/15/2012 10:53 AM PST
OS was a D2 term to say it has sockets that aren't being used. This is totally irrelevant to D3 and people should just put s.
I'm reminded of "dragon kill points" coming from EQ into other games. You'd get DKP for killing things that aren't even dragons anymore. People eventually went up to "gold dragon kill points" which means you spent gold on DKP. DKP was used to buy items won in the raid.
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