I kid, I kid! ...sorta.
Look I am going to get this out of the way. I at one time ran one of the best leveling guilds on a highly populated if not full server. This leveling stuff my specialty. I am not an End Game Raider or Rated PvP Hero. I might try it out every now and then but I love the idea of helping people get the gear and some of the skills they will need to get there.
THIS IS MOSTLY UP TO DATE BUT I AM ALSO WORKING ON IT! IT IS NOT FOR LEGION, OR ITS ALPHA/BETA!
If you were already 90, and not just a boosted one then go to these threads and skip this one. Go ahead and read the following for what it's worth:
Our Macro Thread:
Another spot you should hit:
Glossary or as I like to call it, What the Heck are They Saying:
AoE: Area of Effect
AFK: Away From Keyboard /afk for the staus
AH: Auction House
Alt: Alternate character, what most Hunters are
AotB: Aspect of the Beast
AotC/Cheetah: Aspect of the Cheetah
AotF/Fox: Aspect of the Fox, allows all raid/groups spells to be cast on the move for 6 seconds on 3 minute CD, you get this at level 84, No Longer in the Game
AotH/Hawk: Aspect of the Hawk, Passive No longer in the game
AotIH/Iron Hawk: Aspect of the Iron Hawk
AotP/Pack: Aspect of the Pack, Gone in 7.0
AP: Attack Power
AiS/AS: Aimed Shot, replaces ArS and used as a Focus Dump MM only, you get this at level 10
ArS/AS: Arcane Shot, used as a Focus Dump, on SV it spreads Serpent Sting, BM/SV
BA: Black Arrow, SV only, MM only in 7.0
BE/Belf: Blood Elf, the playable Horde elf Race.
BL: Beast Lore, tells you information on beasts and possible tames, you get this at level 10
BG: Battle Ground
Blue: Blizzard Employees, their posts are always in blue and they avoid the class forums with reason, Hunters tend not to like Blue, that is all I will go into it.
Blues: Rare items and battle pets. Often gear is found in dungeons but can be manufactured or dropped. Rare mobs often drop Blues.
BM: Beast Mastery Specialty, you get this at level 10
BoA: Bind on Account, can be transferred between and used by characters capable of using it on a any server, despite faction
BoE: Bind on Equip, can be sold, traded or mailed until used
BoP: Bind on Pickup, can only be used by or vendored after you recieve it
BW/Big Red: Bestial Wrath/The Beast Within, both you and your pet will grow and turn red, BM only, you get this at level 10
Call Pet: Allows you to summon your pet, 1st at level, 2nd at level 10, 3rd at level 42, 4th at level 62, 5th and final one at level 82
Camo: Camouflage, you get this at level 85
Caster: Spell Casting class, Tamable Beasts with Mana Bars
Caster Pet: An old term for pets with Mana Bars, part of a type of NPC that tended to be less desirable for taming.
CC: Corwd Control, something that stops PCs and most NPCs for a certain amount of time
CD: Cool Down, the time it takes for a spell to reset
CM: Community Moderator, these are rarely if even on this forum, they are Blues who communicate with the players
CntS: Counter Shot, BM and SV's interrupt.
Crit: Crit Rating, the chance to have a Critical Hit
CS: Chimera Shot
CrS: Cobra Shot, BM/SV, you get this at level 81
Cus/CnS: Concussive Shot, Might be removed from game, you get this at level 8
Dismiss: Dismiss Pet, you get this at level 10
Disengage: Fly backwards to escape your enemy, 20 Second CD, you get this at level 14
DND: Do Not Disturb/Busy, sometimes called Do Not Duel /dnd for the status
DOT: Damage Over Time
DPS: Damage Per Second
DS: Distracting Shot, you get this at level 52
Dtr: Deterrence, double charged 30% damage reduction, 3 minute CD each charge you get this at level 78
DW: Duel Wield
EMfH: Every Man for Himself, Human racial that acts as a PvP Trinket
ES: Explosive Shot, SV only, you get this at level 10
ET: Explosive Trap, AoE Fire Damage, you get this at level 38
Exp: Expertise, No Longer in Game
FF: Focus Fire, increases pet Frenzy BM only, you get this at level 32
Flare: Increases stealth detection in a targeted area, you get this at level 38
Focus: Your primary energy Source
Focus Dump: Either AS to fill in the gaps of the rotation and to get rid of Focus
GCD: Global Cool Down, the time between shots
Freeze: Freezing Trap, freezes most in place for 30 second (PvE) or 8 seconds (PvP),shares a CD with Ice Trap, you get this at level 28
GM: Game Masters Blizzard Employees who fix things in game/Guild Masters
Grays: Poor items and Battle Pets. Beats having nothing.
Greens: Uncommon, items and battle pets, better than common. Usually manufactured or from quests. World Drops often have better stats.
Heals: Healer or Healing given/Recieved
Heirloom: BoAs that scale and aid in leveling. These items have a gold color tooltip.
Hit: Hit Rating: the chance to hit or miss, No Longer in Game
HM: Hunter's Mark, Passive, No longer in game.
HP: Health Points, often a green bar on your avatar in game.
Ice/Frost: Ice Trap, an AoE slow, used to be named Frost Trap, used for Kiting and slowing something down, shares a CD with Freezing Trap, you get this at level 46/Renamed Ice Trap in 6.0
IG: In Game
IL: Intstance Leader
IRL: In Real Life
JP: Justice Points, No longer in game.
KC: Kill Command, BM only, you get this at level 10
KS: Kill Shot, shoots targets under 20% damage, MM/BM, you get this at level 35
LFD: Looking for Dungeon
LFR: Looking for Raid
LoS: Line of Sight
Main: Main Character
Mats: Materials used for crafting items in game
MC: Master's Call or Mind Controlled, you get this at level 78
MD: Misdirection, MDing is casting MD onto someone or your pet.
Melee: Either classes that have to be up close or 0-5 yards from your character.
MP/Mend: Mend Pet, Heals your pet, you get this at level 1
Mob: NPCs you can attack
MM: Marksman Specialty, you get this at level 10
MS: Reduces Healing received by 50%, Mortal Strike for Warriors,Multistrike, the chance for an ability to hit more than one target
NE/Nelf: Night Elf, the playable Alliance elf race.
Ninja: Someone who takes loot they do not need, steal loot out from under you, also used as a verb, tend to be viewed as periahs
NPC: Non-Player Character
OOM: Out Of Mana watch for healers to say this
Pat: Patrolling mobs in instances/raids
Petopia: https//:wow-petopia.com the Hunter Pet resource website.
Physical: The type of damage you mainly do
Proc: Comes up, or becomes available
Prof: Profession i.e. Skinning or Mining
PST: Please Send Tell, to Whisper done by /w *player's name-server name*
Purples: Epic items and battle pets. Usually found in Raids.
PvE: Player versus Environment
PvP: Player versus Player
Ranged: Casters that can attack further than melee range and 5-40 yards, Hunters are Ranged.
Rare/s: Blue colored items and Battle Pets, and Mobs with a Silver Dragon Found on their avatar, Rare Beasts ofen have unique skins or ones found at later levels.
RBG: Rated Battle Ground
RF: Raidfinder or Rapid Fire MM only
RL: Raid Leader, both an instance rank and a typical guild rank/Real Life
SB: Scare Beast, No Longer in the Game
ScS: Scatter Shot, No Longer in the Game
SF: Stone Form, Dwarf racial clears poisons and bleeds and reduces damage taken
Skin: Usually means the looks of pets as well as pertaining to the profession Skinning
Snake Trap: This Trap replaces Ice Trap via a Glyph. It releases Snakes that disperse random poisons.
SP: Spell Power
SS: Steady Shot, After level level 81 it becomes MM only, you get this at level 3
SlS: Silencing Shot, No Longer in the Game
SrS: Serpent Sting, passive with Multi-Shot and ArS, Survival only, you get this at level 68
SV: Survival Specialty, you get this at level 10
Tank: The one in the group who is supposed to take the beating.
TotH: Thrill of the Hunt, reduces the cost of ArS, AiS and Multi Shot by 20 Focus
TL/Launcher: Trap Launcher, lets you throw your traps anywhere within LoS, you get this at level 48
Tranq: Tranquilizing Shot, removes an enrage/magic buff, you get this at level 35
Trap: Non-targetable spells that require one to walk on or be own to activate, each does seperate things, the names are mostly descriptive
Trinket: Items that either passively proc or have to be activated to get a buff. Often used for the PvP Trinket which removes all impairment and loss of control effects. Humans get this as a baseline racial, they do not need the PvP Trinket. Sometimes MC is and BW was referred to by this.
VP: Valor Points
Whites: Common items and battle pets. Better than Poor but not by much.
WotF: Will of the Forsaken, a Forsaken/Undead racial that removes sleep and fear effects and adds to the PvP Trinket's CD.
WS: Wyvern Sting, you get this at level 30/Wind Serpent
NOTE: Some these are choices, you may not have them at the same time.
So Little Timmy got his Lil Timmy's Peashooter and his faithful companion Lassie and decided to explore the world of Azeroth. What will they do next? Well, there is wells for him to fall in but not that kind of well, he needs to do great deeds and get better loot. He needs to learn how to be a Hunter.