Please help me with a list of "Gamer Lingo".
posted by reflecked to Society & Culture (55 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
IANAGamer. I've spent a bit of time with searches and asking people, but my list is not very satisfying so far.
I'm at the beginning stages of setting up a collaborative effort to make a Gamer's Alphabet book to sell as a fundraiser for a family with a special needs child. I want to have a few terms for each letter for the participants to choose from for illustration.
Here's what I've accumulated so far:
A: Arena, Aggro, Assault, Ammunition, Attack, Assassinate, Arena, Avatar
B: Buff, buffed, Battleground, Backup, Blaster, Bomb, BFG, Bots, Boosh
C: Class, Clicker, CC (Crowd Control), Control Point, CTF, Camping, Chaingun, Crosshairs, Clan, Carebear
D: DPS, DKP, Dungeon, Debuffs. Dominating, Destruction, Deathmatch, Dual Wield, Dex, Ding (new level)
E: Epix, Explosion, Enraged, Emote
F: Facemelt, Focus, Flagged. Flag, Frag, Flak Cannon, Free-for-all, Farm, fps (frames per second)
G: GM, Gear. Grenade, Godlike, Gravity, Godmode, Gank, Griefer
H: Healer, Hardcore, Headshot, Healthpack, HUD
I: Instance, Incendiary, Instagib
K: Keybinds, Killing spree, Killshot, kek
L: LFG (looking for group), LEEEROOOOY JEEENKINS, Loot, LoS (Line of Sight), Lava, Love tap, Last Man Standing, Lag, Lowbie
M: Melee, Mount, Merked/Merced, Multikill, Mutilate, M-M-M-M-M-Monsterkill, Mule
N: Noob, Nerfed, Nerfbat, Nerdrage, Ninja (looter / pull), Nailgun, NPC
O: Overpowered, Overkill, Owned, Opposition
P: Pull, Pet, PVP/PVE, PEWPEWPEW, pwn, Physics, Portal, Pistol, PEW PEW PEW LAZOR!
Q: Quad Damage, QQ ("stop crying" -this is coldhearted)
R: Raid, Ranged, Ragequit, Respawn, Railgun, Red Vs Blue, Rockets, Run & Gun
S: Spec, Steamrolled, Shotgun, Sniper, Sentry, Suicide, Shield, statswhore, Smurf
T: Tank, Tanking, Target, Team, Team Fortress, Teleport, Teamspeak, Turtle, Twink
U: Underpowered, Undergeared, Ultrakill, Upgrades
V: Viable, Victory
Z: Zone, Zap, Zerging
I'd really like more words that are "in" lingo like zerg, rather than general terms like victory. I had NOTHING for J until I stuck jargon in there. I know X is especially problematical, and will happily take words with X in them somewhere.
I promise to let real gamers define the terms, but if you want to include an explanation, that would be lovely.