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This thread is meant to help people understand terms that are commonly used in the Star Wars: The Old Republic! If there is something I have missed please let me know and I can add it to the list. If I have mistakenly put the wrong description on a term please let me know as well.


1337 - elite/leet




AC - armor class, number of points your player has in the armor stat

AFK - away from keyboard, the player is not at their computer

aggro - sometimes said "pulling aggro", means you are the one mobs are attacking, tanks are the one that want this, healers and dps don't

AH - auction house, will be called markets in TOR

alt(s) - a created character that isn't used as often, "main character" will be used more often

AoE - area of effect, an ability that affects a radius around the player instead of a single target

APB - all point bulletin, a video game

ATC - after the treaty of coruscant

atm - at the moment




BAF - bring a friend

bbs/brb/bbl - be back soon / be right back / be back later

BBY - before the battle of Yavin

BH - bounty hunter

BTC - before the treaty of curoscant

btw - by the way, some idiots may say "bt dubs..."

buff - an ability that increases the player's points, ex. health points




camping - staying in one area waiting for a player to respawn or arrive

cant - cantina

cantina - a hangout in the star wars world

cap - the maximum, usually refering to level

CC - crowd control, abilities that keep a target from moving or attacking

clicker - a person who clicks on buttons rather than using hotkeys

co-op - cooperative

con - consider, considering a target is comparing their skills and gear to yours to judge whether or not you could defeat them in a duel

CU - combat update




de-buff - to take off a "buff" or to have the negative of a "buff"

def - defend

Ding! - "I have just gotten another level!"

disarm - player can not use his weapons for a set amount of time

DND - do not disturb, don't bother me

DoT - Damage over Time, means that damage is inflicted to the player over a period of time

dps - damage per second, the group members who are meant to do the most damage to mobs and bosses. Can also be used as a measurement on how much damage per second is being done

DR - diminishing returns, When crowd control abilities are chained together, those that fall into the same category last shorter every time they are used on the same target. They usually stack up to 3 times going from 100% duration to 50% to 25% and from then on the target becomes immune. The time until the deminishing return fades depends on the game, it's usually 15 seconds.

DR - damage reduction, ability allowing player to take less damage from attacks

dungeons - closed off areas not part of a public space, exclusive to you and your party/raid






EotT - Eye of the Tiger

emote - a form of non-combat action that expresses an emotion

end-game - when a player reaches the level cap

exp - experience points, also said xp




FAQ - frequently asked questions

farming - usually used as a way of saying you are gathering stuff in order to make in-game money

ftw - for the win




gank - to kill an unsuspecting enemy player in a PVE area

gear - armor and weapons

GD - good duel

GF - good fight

GG - good game

GJ - good job

GL - Guild Leader

GL - good luck

GLHF - good luck have fun

GM - Game Master, developer of game. Sometimes used for Guild Master

gratz - congratulations

graveyard - where your character goes when they die

grind - to repeat an activity many times in order to achieve or gain something

GUI - graphic user interface, the overlay of the screen containing all the information




Healer - a class/player in a group who's job is to heal all the players in the party to prevent them from dying

healz! - this is a request to the healer for you to get healed

HoT - Heal over Time, the player will an amount of health over a short period of time

hotkeys - keyboard keys used to carry out in-game functions and actions

HP - health points, how much health a player has

HPS - Heals per second




IC - In-combat or In-character when used in role-playing

IMO - in my opinion

Inc - incoming

interrupt - stop an enemy's cast




JM2C - just my 2 cents, a person's opinion

jk - just kidding

jw - just wondering




kiting - to move a monster or player around while trying to take the least possible damage (think of the monster as a kite and you are the one with the string). Used to avoid melee attacks

KoS - kill on sight

KOTOR - Knights of the Old Republic

KS - kill stealing




LFG - looking for group, player's often post this if they want an invite to a group

LFM - Looking For More, this term is used by group leaders when they are looking for more people for their group

LFP - looking for players

LFR - looking for raid

Lol - laugh out loud, incase, chuck norris forbid, someone doesn't know

LoS - line of sight, what your character can see, ex. a target

lvl - character level




main - someone's primary or most advanced character

MDPS - melee damage

MMO - Massive Multiplayer Online Game (i know most of you know it but I thought I'd add it just in case C:UsersGallitinAppDataLocalTempmsohtmlclip11clip_image001.gif)

MMORPG - massive multiplayer online role-playing game

mob - usually used to refer to a hostile monster, can be used for friendlies if allied to you

MP - mana/magic points

MT - mistell, sent the wrong message. Also used to say Main-tank




NC - non-combat

NCE - new game enhancement

nerf - when a class's power is reduced

NJ - nice job

noob/newb - a new or bad player

NPC('s) - non-player character, a computer controlled character

nvm - nevermind




OC - original character

OGRA - opposite gender romance arch

OMG - oh my gosh/god

OMW - on my way

one-shot - used when player kills another character in one hit

OOC - out of character, role-playing

OOM - out of mana/magic

OOR - out of range

OP - over powered, when a class is a lot better then other classes

OT - off-tank, a tank who takes damage but only a bit of it




party - group of players who share experience and loot while doing tasks together

pat/patrol - refers to a mob that moves around around a larger area rather than staying in a smaller area

PBAE - point blank area effect

PK - player killing, also said PKing

post-CU - after combat update

pre-CU - before combat update

PM - private message

port - teleport

PST - please send tell, "message me"

PUG - pick up group

pull - forcing and enemy group to come towards your party, used to avoid other mobs and enemy groups

PvE - player versus environment, kind of means facing computer players, not actual people

PvP - player versus player




QQ - emote for crying

quest - a mission or objective given to players by NPCs for the player to complete




RA - romance arch

Rage Quit - when someone exits there game as a result of frustration

raid - a large group of people trying to perform a large task or dungeon

RDPS - ranged damage

re-buff - to put "buffs" on a character again

Re-up - putting on buffs/de-buffs/crowd control again to keep it from going away

rez - resurrect, bring player back to life

rofl-stomp - roll on the floor laughing stomp, when a player is laughing at how badly they defeated another player

rofl - roll on the floor laughing, used to say something is very funny

RP - role-playing, pretending to be your in-game character

RPG - role-playing game, means you are the character and you control him/her

RPPvP - a server that is both role-playing and player versus player

RvR - realm versus realm




SGRA - same gender romance arch

silence - prevents player from casting for a set amount of time

SMAT - send me a tell, "message me"

snare - prevents your characters movement for a set amount of time

SP - skill point

stack - having the maximum amount of 1 item that fits into one storage slot

stun - prevents your character from doing all or some actions for a set amount of time




tank - take damage for the rest of the group (they are the one you want the mobs to attack), often have the most health

toon - someones character

TOR - the old republic

TPS - threat per second

TSL - the sith lords








w/ - with, could also be used as "/w"

w/o - without

w8 - wait

WB - welcome back

woot - we own the other team, or just a form of cheering

WTB - want to buy

WTC - want to craft

WTS - want to sell

WTT - want to trade




xp - experience points




YAAD - yet another annoying death

YASD - yet another stupid death




zerge/zerg - charge into attack the enemy ignoring any form of enemy tactics

zomg - really just a variation of OMG


Star Wars abbreviations and terms

Interdicter - A type of heavy star cruiser, creates large gravity fields preventing ships from leaving the system it is in

KotOR - Knights of the Old Republic, a game made by Bioware 2003

OT - original trilogy of star wars


Games and Companies

AC - Asheron's Call

AO - Anarchy Online

AoC - Age of Canon

APB - All Points Bulletin

Bioware - the producer of KoTOR and TOR

Blizzard - Developer of WoW and Diablo

DAoC - Dark Age of Camelot

D&D - Dungeons and Dragons

EA - Electronic Arts

EQ - EverQuest

Funcom - Producers of AO and AoC

LotRO - Lord of the Rings Online

Mythic - Producers of DAoC and WAR

SOE - Sony Online Entertainment

SWG - Star Wars Galaxies

SWTOR - Star Wars: The Old Republic

WAR - Warhammer Online

WoW - World of Warcraft


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QQ is actually emote for crying. See how it looks like two eyes with tears? But ya, "QQ more" is taunting, meaning cry more ect.

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QQ is actually emote for crying. See how it looks like two eyes with tears? But ya, "QQ more" is taunting, meaning cry more ect.


Thanks, fixed.

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Kotor : Knights of the Old Republic. Refers to the 2003 game by Bioware. Anyways thankz for the info.

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One of the most important abbreviations for new players is: EotT - Eye of the Tiger. :D


Updated :) Thanks.

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