WoW Abbreviations compedium

World of Warcraft

Tired of not understanding what "LFM preferred DPS 4 SM" means? Then this fantastic abbreviations compedium will be very handy:

  • Chat:
    • AFAIK: As far as I know
    • AFK: Away from keyboard
    • ATM: At the moment
    • Bio: Short for "biological," this refers to fulfilling biological needs (i.e. using the restroom); often used to explain AFKs in groups
    • BRT: Be right there
    • BTW: By the way
    • CBA: Can't be arsed
    • DIAF: Die in a fire
    • FFS: For f---'s sake
    • FTL: For the loss (means "is bad")
    • FTW: For the win (means "is good")
    • GTFO: Get the f--- out
    • IDC: I don't care
    • IDK: I don't know
    • IIRC: If I recall correctly
    • IMHO: In my humble opinion
    • IMO: In my opinion
    • Inc: Incoming
    • LF: Looking for ("LF tank," etc.)
    • LF1M/LF2M/etc.: Looking for one more, two more, etc.
    • LFG: Looking for group
    • LFM: Looking for more (for a group)
    • MT: Mistell (means "I sent this message to the wrong channel or person")
    • Ofc: Of course
    • OMW: On my way
    • STFU: Shut the f--- up
    • TBH: To be honest
    • WC: Wrong channel
    • WTB: want to buy
    • WTF: What the f---
    • WTH: What the hell
    • WTS: Want to sell
    • WTT: Want to trade
    • Forums:
      • GG: Good game (often sarcastic)
      • GJ: Good job (often sarcastic)
      • Imba: Imbalanced; usually means "overpowered"
      • IBTL: In before the lock
      • L2P: Learn to play
      • OP: Original post/original poster
      • OT: Off-topic
      • QFE: Quoted for excellence
      • QFT: Quoted for truth
      • QQ: Doesn't "stand for" anything per se; rather, it's an emoticon: it looks like two crying eyes. It basically means "you're complaining," although it can also be used as a verb ("stop QQing").
      • TL;DR: Too long; didn't read
  • Miscellaneous:
            • 1h: One-handed
            • 2h: Two-handed
            • 5SR: Five-second rule (the rule that mana regeneration from spirit only occurs if you haven't spent mana on a spell in the last five seconds)
            • Add: An "additional" mob that has been aggroed, usually unintentionally
            • Agg/Aggro: Probably short for "aggression" or some related word, it refers to who a mob is attacking -- that player is said to "have aggro" or have "pulled aggro"
            • AoE: Area of effect (a spell or effect that takes place over an area, as opposed to working only on a single target)
            • AP: Attack power
            • Alt: An "alternate" character -- not your main (character)
            • BE/Belf: Blood Elf
            • BG: Battleground
              • AB: Arathi Basin
              • AV: Alterac Valley
              • EotS: Eye of the Storm
              • WSG: Warsong Gulch
            • BoE: Bind on Equp
            • BoP: Bind on Pick-up
            • BoU: Bind on Use
            • BS: Blacksmith/Blacksmithing
            • Buff: A beneficial spell, or a change to the game that makes a given class/spec stronger
            • CC: Crowd control
            • DKP: Dragon Kill points, a cover term for a number of systems guilds use to distribute loot (see WoWWiki)
            • DND: Do not disturb
            • DPM: Damage per mana
            • DPS: Damage per second
            • DR: Damage reduction (due to armor)
            • DS1/DS2/DS3: Class-specific sets of gear that drop from 5-man dungeons. DS1 and DS2 were known as T0 and T0.5, respectively, but that analogy breaks down when it comes to DS3.
            • DW: Dual wield
            • DoT: Damage over time
            • Drae: Draenei
            • Eng/Engi/Engy: Engineering
            • FA: First Aid
            • FP: Flight point/flight path
            • FR: Fire resistance
            • GTAoE: Ground-targeted AoE (an AoE spell for which the caster can choose a target, like Flamestrike)
            • HPM: Healing per mana
            • HPS: Healing per second
            • HS/Hearth: Hearthstone
            • HoT: Heal over time
            • IRL: In real life
            • LOM: Low on mana
            • MA: Main assist
            • MAP: Melee attack power
            • Mats: Short for "materials;" refers to the ingredients in a crafted item
            • ML: Master loot/master looter
            • Mob: Short for "mobile" (derived from MUDs, where any NPC was either a stationary shopkeeper or mobile; see WoWWiki), this refers in WoW to NPCs, primarily NPCs that are meant to be killed.
            • MP5: Mana per five seconds
            • MT: Main tank
            • NE: Night Elf
            • NPC: Non-player character
            • NR: Nature resistance
            • NW: Netherweave
            • Nerf: A change to the game that makes a given class/spec weaker
            • OH: Off-hand
            • OOM: Out of mana
            • OP: Overpowered
            • Pat: Patrol
            • PBAoE: Point-blank AoE (an AoE spell that radiates out from the caster, like Arcane Explosion)
            • Pot: Potion
            • Proc: As best as I've been able to figure out, this is short for "Process" "Procedure" (see WoWWiki). What it refers to is things that have a chance to go off when some event happens. For instance, a Fiery enchant has a chance per hit to cause extra fire damage. This ability of the Fiery enchant is known as a "proc;" when it activates and causes the extra damage, one can say that it has "procced," and the activation itself, the extra damage, can also be called a "proc."
            • PUG: Pick-up group (a group formed "on the spot" by use of the LFG tool or a channel or something, as opposed to a guild group or some other group of friends)
            • RAP: Ranged attack power
            • Res/Rez: Resurrect/Resurrection
            • RL: Real life
            • SR: Shadow resistance
            • Spec: Specialization (in a profession or talents)
            • T1/T2/etc.: Class-specific sets of gear that drop from raids.
            • UD: Undead
            • Xmute: Transmute
          • Zones:
            • Eastern Kingdoms:
              • EPL: Eastern Plaguelands
              • IF: Ironforge
              • STV: Stranglethorn Vale
              • SW: Stormwind City
              • UC: Undercity
              • WPL: Western Plaguelands
                      • Kalimdor:
                        • Darn: Darnassus
                        • Exo: Exodar
                        • Gads/GZ: Gadgetzan
                        • Org: Orgrimmar
                        • STM: Stonetalon Mountain
                        • STP: Stonetalon Peak
                        • TB: Thunder Bluff
                                  • OL: Outlands:
                                    • BE: Blade's Edge
                                    • HFP: Hellfire Peninsula
                                    • HH: Honor Hold
                                    • NS: Netherstorm
                                    • SH/Shat: Shattrath City
                                    • SMV: Shadowmoon Valley
                                    • Tero: Terokkar
                                    • TM: Thrallmar
                                    • ZM: Zangarmarsh
                                              • Instances (5-man):
                                                • RFC: Ragefire Chasm
                                                • WC: Wailing Caverns
                                                • VC/DM: Deadmines
                                                • Stocks: Stockade
                                                • SFK: Shadowfang Keep
                                                • BFD: Blackfathom Depths
                                                • Gnomer: Gnomeregan
                                                • RFK: Razorfen Kraul
                                                • SM: Scarlet Monestary
                                                  • GY: Graveyard wing
                                                  • Arm: Armory wing
                                                  • Lib: Library wing
                                                  • Cath: Cathedral wing
                                                • RFD: Razorfen Downs
                                                • Ulda: Uldaman
                                                • ZF: Zul Farrak
                                                • Mara: Mauradon
                                                • ST: Temple of Atal'Hakkar (a.k.a. Sunken Temple)
                                                • BRD: Blackrock Depths
                                                • BRS: Blackrock Spire
                                                  • LBRS: Lower Blackrock Spire
                                                  • UBRS: Upper Bloackrock Spire (technically a 10-man, but doesn't feel like a raid, in my opinion)
                                                  • DM: Dire Maul
                                                  • Strat: Stratholme
                                                  • UD Strat: Undead side of Stratholme
                                                  • SC/Live Strat: Scarlet side of Stratholme
                                                  • Scholo: Scholomance
                                                  • HFR: Hellfire Ramparts
                                                  • BF: Blood Furnace
                                                  • UB: Underbog
                                                  • SP: Slave Pens
                                                  • SH: Shattered Halls
                                                  • SL: Shadow Labyrinth
                                                  • SV: Steamvaults
                                                  • BM: Black Morass
                                                • Instances (Raid):
                                                  • ZG: Zul'Gurub
                                                  • AQ20/RAQ: Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj
                                                  • AQ40/TAQ: Temple of Ahn'Qiraj
                                                  • MC: Molten Core
                                                  • Ony: Onyxia
                                                  • BWL: Blackwing Lair
                                                  • Naxx: Naxxramas
                                                  • Kara/KZ: Karazhan

                                                  Borrowed from WoW Insider


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                                                  Posted by Kartones on 2007-02-25