What does "Proc" mean?

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48 Tauren Paladin
380
I was always confused on what this meant.
85 Dwarf Shaman
3650
Process. it dates back to the very old text-only Multi-User-Dungeons (MUDs). It's any event that happens in the process of something else; ex, a fiery weapon enchant has a chance to hit the bad guy with fire while you are attacking. It's commonly mis-labeled as "percent rate of chance." This is a lie. Don't believe it.
90 Goblin Rogue
6820
That is odd i thought it meant "Programmed Random Occurrence"
100 Troll Druid
12835
Paladins Rely On Chance.

Oh wait, that's mostly fixed now. My bad :)

I was under the impression that the actual origin of "proc" was short for "procedure" not "process." Ie, a weapon has a chance to perform a "special procedure" which was eventually shortened down to "proc".
90 Orc Warrior
9600
03/13/2011 4:51 PMPosted by Nazarn
That is odd i thought it meant "Programmed Random Occurrence"


It does in WoW terms.
85 Dwarf Shaman
3650
03/13/2011 4:51 PMPosted by Nazarn
That is odd i thought it meant "Programmed Random Occurrence"
Another misconception. You can actually track it's first usage back and see that it was originally process. A lot of the old MUDs are still running after all, since it takes so few resources to host one.
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