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Below is a list of the more common abbreviations and terms used in the game. Most of these refer to in-game terms.

Note that abbreviations may vary between servers; for example some servers may refer to Rank 9 Third Cast as R9R3, R999, or R9S3 depending on which server the player is on.

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1-1, 1-2, and 1-3

References to Twilight Temple, Chapter 1. Requiem of the Wraith, Chronol (TT1-1), Dimensic (TT1-2), and Substancia (TT1-3).

10char

Text added to a forum post to make sure it is over the 10 character minimum length for posting. (No longer necessary)

1K/1K Streams/1K City

City of a Thousand Streams, a city in the Northwest corner of the Midlands.

1Ked

Being killed in a Rebirth run, but instead of going back to the starting platform, you are kicked out and end up at Thousand Streams City. (No longer used; glitch was fixed)

1K Woods

Thousand Wood Ridge, an area in the Northern central part of the Midlands.

1x, 2x, 3x, ..., 10x

An abbreviated way of indicating a level range. A "4x" character is level 40-49, for example.

2-1, 2-2, and 2-3

References to Twilight Temple, Chapter 2. Symphony of Fate, Substancia (TT2-1), Naught (TT2-2), and Null (TT2-3).

20/20/20, 202020, and 20x3

A quest in Wraithgate and some higher level instances.The Wraithgate version requires you to kill 20 Taurox Captains, 20 Deadmarch Sori, and 20 Deadmarsh Adalwolves.

2nd Map

Old Unicorn Forest, the second map to be unlocked in the Chrono Quest chain.

3-1, 3-2, and 3-3

References to Twilight Temple, Chapter 3. Aria of Dawn, Null (TT3-1), Vacuity (TT3-2), and Doom (TT3-3).

3rd Map

Old Valley of the Scarred, the third map to be unlocked in the Chrono Quest chain.

4th Map

Old Moonshade Desert, the fourth and final map to be unlocked in the Chrono Quest chain.

#9 (i.e. 19, 29, 39, 51, 59, 69, 79, 89, 99)

The various FB dungeons. Note that the term 51 is more commonly used than 49. Also sometimes used to refer to cultivation levels (e.g. Oggo, Quillhog King is a boss for your 59 cultivation).

999, 999s

Icebound Underworld, so-called because the run lasts 999 seconds.

XXX YYY or XXX YYY (ZZ)

Map coordinates. For example, "585 665 (22)" are the X and Y map coordinates for the Faction Supervisor NPC, with the vertical position (height) shown in parentheses. The height is usually left off in the case of coordinates for things on the ground.

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AA

Arcane Armor, the armor type that primarily provides magic defense. AA requires many magic stat points and some strength stat points to wear.

ABBA or ABA

Abaddon, the FB99 dungeon for demons.

AC

Armor Class or Defense, usually 'PDef' in this game.

ADC

Ancient Dragon City, an PW-MY name for Archosaur, the capital city of the Midlands.

Add(s)

An additional monster that has spawned during a boss battle, or follows around a boss.

AE

Area Effect, see AoE.
or
Ancient Evil, a Twilight Temple boss.

AEU

Advanced Endless Universe.

AFAIK

As Far As I Know.

AFK

Away From Keyboard, meaning that the player is away from their computer.

Aggro

Short for "Aggression", the act of a monster being provoked to attack the player. This usually happens if the player moves too close to the monster. May also mean generating threat, or "gaining aggro".

Aggro Radius

The radius around the monster where they will be provoked to attack player.

Agi

Agility, an old name for the Dexterity stat.

AH

Auction House, where you can buy and sell items with other players, available through the Auctioneers in any major city.

Alt

An alternative character or secondary character that you own that you do not primarily play.

Amp

Amplify Damage, a venomancer skill that causes the target to take extra damage.

AoE

Area of Effect, a skill that can affect multiple targets in an area.

Apo

Apothecary item; a potion, powder, pill, or other consumable item that gives a temporary boost in stats.

APS

Attacks Per Second, the Attack Rate stat in your Character window.

Arch/Archo

Archosaur, the capital city of the Midlands. May very rarely mean Archer. Can also be a reference to old server Archosaur

ASAP

As Soon As Possible.

Atk

Attack.

ATM

At The Moment.

Avatar

Your character.
or
The picture that appears next to your forum posts by your name.

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B>

Buying. usually found in consignment shop names and in world chat messages.

Barb

Barbarian.

BB

Blue Bubble, the nickname of Regeneration Aura, the cleric AoE heal.

BBL

Be Back Later.

Bell

Aura of the Golden Bell, the blademaster's physical defense buff.

BG

Battleground
or
Background.

BH

Bounty Hunter, the daily quest you get starting at level 40 from the Head Hunter in the center of Archosaur. BHs often take place in FBs, so BH39 would be a Bounty Hunter quest that takes place in FB39 (Gate of Delirium).

BIDS

Black Ice Dragon Strike, a wizard skill.

BR

Big Rooms. Typically refers to the largest room in Frostcovered City, a popular place for leveling.

BK

Back; something you say right after you come back from being AFK.

BKI

Beast King's Inspiration, the barbarian max HP buff.

Blink

A nickname for the wizard spell Distance Shrink, which jumps the wizard forward very quickly.

BM

Blademaster.

BoA

Barrage of Arrows, an archer skill for doing continuous AoE damage.

BoI

Battle of the Immortals, a retired PWE game.

Boss

A monster that is tougher than regular monsters. Usually drops better loot.

BP

Bloodpaint, the assassin squad buff that affects assassins, barbarians, blademasters, duskblades, and seekers, giving them some HP for each physical combat attack.

BQ

Base Quests. A daily series of quests received from faction bases that allows players to level the base, and get points to spend on various items and some gear. You must be in a faction that owns a base to do these quests.

Bramble

Bramble Guard, a venomancer buff that reflects damage dealt from monsters or players.

BRB

Be Right Back.

BRT

Be Right There.

BS

Blacksmith, a crafting skill.

BTW

By The Way.

Buff

A positive effect on a monster or player, caused by a skill or apothecary item.

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C/O

Current Offer, the current price in a player "auction", normally done in World Chat. If nobody offers more, then the person who made that offer will get the item(s) at that price.

Camping

The act of waiting in an area to hunt a specific monster that tends to appear there.

Carebear

A term for a player that prefers PvE (Player versus Environment) gameplay over PvP (Player versus Player) gameplay.

Caster

A magic class, such as a wizard.

Catshop

A Consignment Shop, or a shop players can set up to sell to or buy from other players. So-called because the shop by default appears as a cat standing on its tail.

CD

Cooldown, when a skill or potion requires time to pass before you can use it again.

Channeling / Chan

The amount of time it takes to channel a skill in order to cast it. Not to be confused with casting, the act that occurs after channeling and cannot be interrupted.

Char

Character.

Chi

The yellow bar that's below your health and mana gauge, allowing you to use certain skills.

CN

China or Chinese, from the two letter country code.

Clr

Cleric.

Co-ords/Coords

Coordinates, your position on the current map that you are on. Can be found above the minimap in the top-left corner of the window.

CoA

City of Abominations, a weekly level 50+ event.

CoF

Cube of Fate, a level 40+ "game" of skill, wits, and chance. More commonly abbreviated to "Cube".

CON

Constitution, an old name for the Vitality stat.

CQ

Cultivation Quest(s), the Spiritual Cultivation quests you get every ten levels or so that give you the ability to learn new skills and the like.

Crit

Critical hit, a hit which deals your Rage Damage, normally 200% damage. It may also refer to your critical hit rate, the chance of performing a critical hit.

CS

Crazy Stone, a daily quest that begins at level 30.
or
Cash Shop, a.k.a. the Boutique
or
Customer Service, i.e. the tech support branch at PWE.

CTD

Call to Duty, the level 19, 29, 39, etc. FB quests. Also the Tabs for those quests. See Call to Duty for details.

Cube

The Cube of Fate, a level 40+ "game" of skill, wits, and chance.

Culti

Short for 'Spiritual Cultivation'; referring to both your characters cultivation level and the quest chains to get there.

CV

Crescent Valley, an old name for Lunar Glade.

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DB

The wizard skill The Dragon's Breath, a continuous AoE fire attack.
or
Duskblade.

DC, DC'd, or DCed

Disconnected, usually due to some glitch, lag spike, or bad connection.

DD

Direct Damage, a skill that does all of its damage in one hit rather than spreading its damage over time.
or
Damage Dealer, a squad role for players that primarily damage monsters and bosses.

Debuff or De-Buff

A negative effect on a monster or player that makes them less powerful, usually caused by skills.

Devs

The developers or programmers of Perfect World. The devs are based in China.

Dex

Dexterity, one of your four primary statistics.

Ding

An announcement to say you have reached a new level.

DMG

Damage.

DO

Dragon Order; at the end of the Dragon Quest you get a Copper, Silver, or Gold Dragon Order.

DoD

Dragon of the Depths, a mid-level cultivation boss.
or
Diamond of Dragon, a grade 14 shard that adds +1 to your defense level.

Doll

An old nickname for the Guardian Angel, now called a Guardian Scroll. So-called because the item looked like a Kewpie doll.
or
Shadow Doll, a World Boss.

DOT

Damage Over Time.
or
Diamond of Tiger, a grade 13 shard that adds +1 to your attack level.

DP

Dragon Quest Points, currency of the now-retired Dragon Quest Point System.

DPH

Damage Per Hit.

DPS

Damage Per Second.

Drops

The items dropped or potentially dropped by a monster or player when they are killed.

DQ

Dragon Quest or the items used for Dragon Quests.

DW/DWP

Dreamweaver Port, a city on the Southeast corner of the main landmass.
or
Dreamweaver, the name of an old server.

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EA

Elven Archer, a.k.a. archer.

EG

Earthguard.

Elite

When referring to a monster, one that is stronger than a regular monster but not particularly a boss.

EP

Elven Priest, a.k.a. cleric.

ESO

Ether Saga Odyssey, a retired PWE game.

Eso

Training Esoterica.

EU

Endless Universe, a level 95+ instance in the Morai area.

EXP

Experience Points.

EXPed or Exped

Experienced, i.e. "EXPed cleric looking for squad".

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F2P

Free to play, meaning that the game does not cost a subscription fee to play.

Fac or Fact

Faction.

FB

Fuben (副本, Chinese for "duplicate object" or "copy of", better translated here as "instance"), the instanced dungeon quests you usually receive at levels 19, 29, etc.

FCC

Frostcovered City.

FC

Frostcovered City.
or
Faction Chat.

FF

Frostcovered City. Previously the dungeon was named or referred to as Forgotten Frostland.

FH

Full Health.

FM

Full Mana/Magic.

Fox

Venomancer.

FQ

Friendship Quest.

FSJ

Flowsilver Palace Judgment mode.

FSP

Flowsilver Palace - an instance in the Primal World.

FTL

For The Loss or For The Lose, a sports or game term.

FTW

For The Win, a sports or game term.

FUBAR

Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition.

FW

Forsaken World, a different PWE game.

FYI

For Your Information.

FWS

Full Warsong City. Running the full length of Warsong City plus Vile bosses for Basic Badges and high-level molds.

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G#

Grade number. Gear, weapons, and shards have different grades, and the gear or weapon's grade determines the maximum grade shard that can be put in any sockets it has.

GA

Guardian Angel, the old name for Guardian Scrolls. So-called because they looked like Kewpie dolls.

Gamma

One instance of Rebirth.

Gank

The act of multiple players attacking a single player in PvP. May also be used as a term in PvE against monsters.

GF

Good Fight.

GG

Good Game.

G.I.R.L.

Guy In Real Life, usually used when referring to a female character that is played by a male.

GJ

Good Job.

GM

Game Master.

GoF

God of Frenzy, a weapon add-on that gives you a chance with each hit to temporarily get an increased crit rate at the cost of 5% of max HP.

Grats or Gratz

Congratulations.

Griefer

A person who purposely tries to annoy or anger other players.

Grinding

Staying in the same area fighting the same types of monsters for a very long time for the purposes of gaining Experience, Spirit, coins and/or items.

GS

Guardian Scroll, a Boutique item that prevents EXP loss (and item drops if PKed) upon death.

GTG

Got To Go.

Guild

Another name for faction.

GV

Godless Valley, the old name for Valley of Reciprocity in Rebirth.

GZ

Congratulations.

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HA

Heavy Armor, the armor type that primarily provides physical defense. HA requires many strength stat points and some dexterity to wear.

Heiro

An old name for the HP or MP charms, usually gotten from the Boutique.

Herb

Any material that can be used for production of potions at an apothecary.

Herc

Baby Hercules, a legendary battle pet, created using Boutique items.

HF

Heaven's Flame.
or
Have Fun.
or
Heavenfall Temple.

HFT

Heavenfall Temple.

HH

Holy Hall, an old name for Twilight Temple
or
Head Hunter, the NPC that hands out Bounty Hunter quests.

HOT

Heal Over Time. Ironheart Blessing, for example, heals over a short period.

HP

Hit Points or Health.

HT

Heaven's Tear, a centrally located city. May also refer to Heaven's Tear, one of the old servers.

Hybrid

A character build that is not focused entirely on one purpose but instead multiple purposes. A wizard that wears heavy armor would be an example.

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IBU, IU

Icebound Underworld.

ICR

I Can't Remember/Recall.

IDC

I Don't Care.

IDK

I Don't Know.

IDM

I Don't Mind.

IDTS

I Don't Think So.

IH

Ironheart Blessing.

IIRC

If I Recall/Remember Correctly.

IJS

I'm Just Saying.

IMO or IMHO

In My (Honest/Humble) Opinion.

Inc

A short warning of incoming danger.

Instance

A dungeon.

Int

Interval, the time between each of your melee attacks, shown as "Attack Rate" in the Character window. May also be seen as -Int, a reference to the Interval Between Attacks add-on for some gear.
or
Intelligence, an old name for the Magic stat.

Index

Link to a summary of your characters instance combat capability. Click the yellow arrow to right of chat box.

Inv

Short for invite.
or
Inventory.

IRL

In Real Life.

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JD

Jade Dynasty, a different PWE game.

JJ / JoJ or JJ orders

Jolly Old Jones. May refer to the daily bounty order quest chain received from Jolly old Jones.

JK or J/K

Just Kidding. Also short for "joke".

Jones

Jones' Blessing, a free 7-day blessing redeemable from Arc Codes. May also refer to Jolly old Jones.

JoSD

Jade of Steady Defense.

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K / k

Thousand. So an item that someone says is "100k" costs 100,000 coins.
or
Shortened term meaning 'Ok'

KK

Million.

Kiting

A style of combat in which a player continually stays out of combat range of an enemy, usually by running from it, while simultaneously causing ranged damage to it.

KoS

Kill on Sight, a PvP description used for a person or faction that you are supposed to attack when you see them and are able.

KS

Kill Steal. Stealing or trying to steal another person's kill, by finishing the monster off after they attacked it first.

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L8R

Later, Generally used in "cya l8r" or other such expressions.

LA

Light Armor, the armor type that provides a balanced mix of magical and physical defense. LA requires a moderate amount of both strength and dexterity stat points to wear.

LC

Lost City or City of the Lost, the capital city for the Untamed. May also refer to Lost City, one of the old servers.
or
Lucky Coins.

Leeroy or Leroy

To run into a group of monsters by yourself unprepared, usually resulting in getting yourself along with anyone who tries to help. A reference to the "Leeroy Jenkins" video circulating online.

LF

Looking For.

LFG

Looking For Group.

LFM

Looking For More.

LFP

Looking For Party.

LFS

Looking For Squad.

LG

Lunar Glade.

LMAO

Laughing My Ass Off.

Log

When you log off; disconnect from the game.

LOL

Laughing Out Loud or Lots of Laugh.

LoM

Low on Mana.

Loot

Items dropped from a monster that has been killed. Or items received from a diggable source, or the act of retrieving items from said source.

LoS

Line of Sight, as in "No LoS to target".

Lost

City of the Lost, or Lost City, the capital city for the Untamed. May also refer to Lost City, one of the old servers.

LP

Lucky Points, the accumulated total of the random 1-10 points a genie gets every 10 levels.

Lunar

Lunar Glade, a high level dungeon accessed from the castle flying above King's Feast. May also refer to gear acquired from Lunar Glade.

Lurer

Person who lures monsters for the squad. Usually a venomancer or a player with a Zeal genie with the Earthflame skill.

Luring

The act of attracting one or more monsters back to a group of players so that they can attack the monster(s) safely.

Lv or Lvl

Level.

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Mag

Magic, one of your four primary statistics.

Mag Pen

Magic Penetration, a stat primarily found on Star Charts.

Mage

May mean wizard or any magic user in general.

Mana

Magic Points.

MAtk

Magic or Magical Attack, a damage type and a stat. May also refer to a piece of equipment's stats or add-on.

Mats

Raw materials used for the crafting of other items.

MDef

Magic Defense. A group name for metal, fire, water, earth, and wood resistance stats, used to reduce damage from various types of magical attack.

MG

Magician or Human Mage, an old name for wizard.

MMO or MMOG or MMORPG

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game.

MOB

A monster. Short for "Mobile" or "Mobile Object".

MP

Magic Points or Mana Points, used for most skills.

MPen

Magic Penetration, a stat primarily found on Star Charts.

MQ

Marriage Quest, the daily quest that two married players can take together.

MT

Main Tank, the tank that keeps aggro in a squad with multiple tanks, or rarely Magic Tank, a tank that's good against magic damage.

Mys

Mystic.

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Nab

An alternate way of saying noob.

Necro(ed)

To bring an inactive, or dead, forum topic back to life by posting on it.

Nerf

To downgrade or make less effective. Usually referred to when a game patch has downgraded a feature.

Newbie

A term used to describe a player who is new to the game. Sometimes confused with "noob".

Newb

Short for "newbie".

Ninja'd

When someone posts some or all the same information before you managed to write it or finish writing it.

Nix

Baby Blazing Phoenix, a legendary battle pet, created using Boutique items.

Noob or N00b

An inexperienced player.

NP

No Problem.
or
Nuema Portal, a 6-card War Avatar Card S set.

NPC

Non-Player Character, a computer controlled character. Usually refers to non-player characters players can interact with such as a Banker.

Nub

An alternate way of saying noob.

Nuke

High damage in one hit, or the act of killing a monster of boss quickly before it has time to properly react.

NW

Nation Wars, a biweekly group PvP event.

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OBO

Or Best Offer.

OBP

Old Book Page.

OHT

Old Heaven's Tear.

OMW

On My Way.

One Shot Sin

An assassin with a high level of Soulforce, capable of killing certain bosses using Death Chain.

OoM

Out of Mana.

OP

Original Poster or Original Post in forums.
or
Overpowered when discussing a class, skill, or item.

Order

Divine order quests, a quest set you can take daily from Divine emissaries.
or
The factions found in Morai.

OT

Orchid Temple.

OVS

Old Valley of the Scarred, used to refer to the Chrono World version of the Valley of the Scarred.

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P2P

Pay to Play, usually refers to a game that requires a subscription fee to play.

Paint

Bloodpaint, the assassin squad buff that affects assassins, barbarians, and blademasters, giving them some HP for each physical combat attack.

Paper Clip or Paperclip

A nickname for World Quest.

Party

Another name for squad.

PAtk

Physical Attack, a damage type and a stat. May also refer to a piece of equipment's stats or add-on.

PC

Price Check
or
Personal Computer.

PDef

Physical Defense, a statistic granted mainly by armor (also by vit and level), used for resisting physical attacks.

Pet

A NPC companion such as a Wolf. Can be a battle pet or an all-class pet.

Phy Pen

Physical Penetration, a stat usually found on Star Charts.

PK

Player Kill, a type of PvP. May also mean Player Killer.

PKK

Player Killer Killer, a term commonly used on PvP servers for someone who usually only kills players who kill other players.

Plvl

Power level(ing), the act of rapidly gaining levels on lower level characters, such as being in a squad with high level characters while they kill lots of high level mobs.

Plz

Please.

PM

Private Message, to whisper a message directly to a single player.

PoF

Page of Fate.

Port

Teleport, using the teleport NPC, or Khatru pup, or Illusion stone, etc.

Pots

Potions, generally referring to any item that can be consumed to give you HP, MP, chi, or some sort of buff or protection.

P PEN

Physical Penetration, a stat usually found on Star Charts.

PQ

Public Quest. A special type of quest where multiple players can work together without being in a squad, however usually comes with a competition element. Usually refers to the quests found on Shattered Cloud Island.

Proc

The act of an effect being activated. Usually used to reference when an effect from an add-on on a weapon activates.

PST

Please Send Tell. Indicates that the person speaking wants to receive communication directly by whispers.

Psy

Psychic.

Pull

Luring a single monster out of a group of monsters.

Puller

Person who pulls monsters for the squad.

Pulling

One of the players in a party heads out and leads one or more of the monsters back to the squad so that the party can attack the monsters. The idea is to prevent too many monsters from attacking at once.

Pure

Usually referred to in stat builds. For instance, a character with a pure magic build would have the majority of their stat points put into Magic, with only enough points in their Strength stat to wear their equipment.

PV

Phoenix Valley, a daily quest for players 30+.

PvE

Player vs. Environment. Combat between players and monsters.

PvP

Player vs. Player. Combat between players.

PW

Perfect World.

PWCN

The Chinese version of Perfect World.

PWE

Perfect World Entertainment, the company that controls the "International" version of Perfect World.

PWI

Perfect World International, the American version of Perfect World.

PWMY

The Malaysian version of Perfect World.

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QFT

Quote(d) For Truth, a way of saying that you agree with something someone says.

QQ

An emoticon that looks like two crying eyes. May be used when complaining or to refer to someone who is complaining, or "QQing".

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R

Rank. Usually followed with a number to indicate what rank you are, such as R9 when saying you are Rank 9.

Raid

A large-scale attack on an area by a group of players.

RB

Red Bubble, the nickname of Heaven's Wrath, the cleric AoE attack buff
or
Rebirth or Valley of Reciprocity.
or
Rebirth, another term for Reawakening. May be used with a number to indicate how many times you have reawakened, such as RB2 when saying you have reawakened twice.

Rep

Reputation.

Res

Resurrect.

Respawn or Re-Spawn

A monster that has spawned (been created) again some time after being killed. A "respawn point" is the area where it will reappear. May also refer to the act of a player returning to town after death.

Req

Requirement or prerequisite.

Rez

Resurrect, to bring a dead player back to life using the cleric Revive skill.

RL

Real Life.

ROFL

Rolling On the Floor Laughing.

RPK(er)

Random Player Killer, someone who may kill another player without a specific reason for it.

RT

Raging Tides, the starting area for the Tideborn race. May also refer to Raging Tides, an old server.

RTG

Ready To Go. Usually used when seeking squad members as a way to say the squad is prepared to go once they get the squad member(s) they need.

Runner

Monsters that run away from melee attacks. Usually in reference to archer-type monsters. The term may also refer to "walkers", monsters that move around in a predetermined path by running instead of walking.

Rush

When the tank attracts the attention of all the mobs so that everyone else can run past.

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S>

Selling; usually found in catshop names.

SB

Stormbringer.

SC

Spiritual Cultivation.

Shard

Another name for a soulgem.

Sharding

To put shards into empty sockets on armor or weapons.

Sin

Assassin.

Socket

A feature of some armor and weapons that allows you to add soulgems (a.k.a. "shards") to the gear in order to improve its stats.

SoF

Source of Force.

SoT

Seat of Torment
or
Scroll of Tome, a pack item that can be traded for some of the highest level tomes available.

Soulgem

An item that can be added to an empty socket on armor or weapons to improve its stats.

Spirit

Refers to the current number of Spirit you have. Can be checked by pressing default C on keyboard or clicking the character icon on bottom right.

SQ

Squad.

Spawn

The location or process of monsters appearing when they are created in the world.

SP

Usually Spirit Points, used to learn new skills.
or
Secret Passage.

Spark

An additional 100 chi beyond what is shown in the chi bar, shown to the right of the bar. May also refer to the Spark Burst, Spark Burst+, or Celestial/Demonic Eruption skills, which use up one, two, or three sparks, respectively, and cause your attacks to do extra damage while providing brief invulnerability. May also refer to the venomancer Lending Hand skill.

Squishy

Characters that are easily killed or being in a state where you are easily killed. Usually those with low HP and low defense.

SS

Sacrificial Strike, a weapon add-on that gives you a additional chance with each hit to do x2 damage at the cost of 5% HP.
or
Screenshot.
or
Subsea Strike.
or
Soul Shatter.

Stack

To put several copies of something (usually a heal-over-time or damage-over-time) on at once, or a number of identical items placed in a single inventory slot, to conserve space.

Sticky

A "sticky" or "stickied" forum thread, a thread that stays at the top of the forum, even above other newer threads. Usually used for important forum threads.

Str

Strength, one of your four primary statistics.

Sub

Ultimate Substance.

Subber

The person who pays the Ultimate Substances used to enter some areas of Twilight Temple.

SZ

Safe Zone, an area where PKing isn't possible, such as a city or town.

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Tab

The "Call to Duty: X" tablet items you get for an FB run every 10 levels or so, starting at level 19, or level 29 for Tideborn (see Call to Duty for details), or the act of using them at the pillar (e.g. "Safe to Tab now?"). May also refer to the Tab ↹ key, which can be used to select targets.

Tank

A designated player in a squad intended to take (and is able to take) the bulk of enemy damage, typically bosses.

Taunt

Related to Aggro. An ability that allows a player to pull the attention of a monster off of another player and onto themselves.

TB

Tideborn.

Tele, TP, or Tport

Teleport.

Threat

Related to aggro. This is what a character "gives off" to generate or draw monster aggro.

Timer

When you leave a squad in an instanced dungeon you will normally get a 60 second countdown until you are automatically teleported out of the instance; this is the timer. Sometimes referred to as the act of helping another player leave their current dungeon to enter a new version of it, through inviting them to a squad, giving the player leadership of the squad, and then leaving the squad.

Thx/Thnx

Thanks.

TL;DR

Too Long; Didn't Read. Usually used to summarize a longer forum post, or to say that the post was too long.

TM

Trophy Medal or Trophy Mode, a medal you get for completing a trophy mode run of an instance within the required time.

TNF

Thursday Night Fights, a PvP tournament.

Toon

Another name for player characters in the game.

ToS

Terms of Service, the rules you and PWE agreed to abide by when you signed up for this service.

TT

Twilight Temple. May also refer to Twilight Temple, a server.

TTYL

Talk To You Later.

TTYS

Talk To You Soon.

TW

Territory Wars.

Twink

A low level character who has been made more powerful by higher level characters, usually by getting stronger armor and weapons than the character would normally have at such a low level.

TY

Thank You.

TYSM

Thank You So Much.

TYVM

Thank You Very Much.

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Uber

German slang for 'super', originally meaning 'over'; exceptionally powerful.

UCH

Undercurrent Hall, an instance in the Primal World

UI

User Interface, all of the information windows, text boxes, buttons, and other interactive stuff on the screen that let you see what's going on and control what you do in the game.

Ulti

Refers to the "ultimate skills" characters can get through Homestead daily quests.

UP

Uncharted Paradise, an instance in the Primal World.

UPD

Uncharted Paradise Deicide Mode.

US

Ultimate Substance.

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Vendor Trash

An item that only a vendor/merchant NPC would buy.

Veno

Venomancer.

Vent

Ventrilo, a commonly used voice-chat utility.

Vit

Vitality, one of your four primary statistics.

VotS or VS

Old Valley of the Scarred, the third map to be unlocked in the Chrono Quest chain.

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W/

With "something". For example, "sword w/str bonus" would mean a sword with a strength bonus.

W/E

Whatever.

W/O

Without.

Walker

A monster that wanders around, rather than staying still, or a warning that a wandering monster is approaching.

WB

Welcome Back
or
World Boss
or
Were Beast, an old name for barbarian.

WC

World Chat
Wrong Chat, what you say after you sent a message to the wrong chat group.

Weap

Weapon.

WF

Were Fox, an old name for venomancer.

Wine

Items that can be used to get rid of most of the non-boss monsters in some dungeons.

Wined

The instance has been mostly cleared of monsters by using a wine.

Wiz or Wizzy

Wizard.

WQ

World Quest.

WR

Warrior, an old name for blademaster.

WTB

Want(ing) to Buy.

WTH or WTF

What the Heck/What the F---.

WTS

Want(ing) to Sell.

WTT

Want(ing) to Trade.

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x2

Times two. Refers to the special occasions when the game gives everyone on the server(s) twice the EXP and twice the SP for mob kills. Such occasions may or may not also include "x2 drops", meaning that a monster that is killed will drop twice the normal amount of items.

XP

Experience Points.

Xfer

Transfer, usually of items or coin between characters.

xNW

Cross-server Nation Wars.

xTW

Cross-server Territory Wars. Refers to Dragons' Conquest which is a cross-server faction versus faction PvP event.

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Y

Short for both "why" and "yes".

YW

You're welcome.

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Zen

The pre-gold currency used in PWI.

Zerg

A combat strategy where a large group of players rush in at the target.

Zhen or Zhenn or Zhenning

A special type of grinding where people stand in place using an AoE and a "runner" pulls mobs into the effect.
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