Below is the Full DOTC Terms Glossary. Don’t know what an DOTC Term means? Just look it up here! We have all common DOTC Phrases and lingo defined here. More might be added as they are spoken.
Away from keyboard.
As a verb, it refers to a hostile mob that has noticed a player and is actively trying to attack that player. As a noun, it refers to the amount of “hostility” the player has generated on the mob. In typical combat strategy, the fighter tries to take as much aggro as possible away from weaker players such as healers and mages.
Short for “alternate”. It refers to the alternate character a player has from their main character. This is extremely stable category as Main Characters are always the highest level and sometimes mains become moth-balled.
Same as AE. Area of Effect.
An acronym for “Big Ass Monster”. Usually refers to world bosses or any other large monster in the game.
In certain characters are teleported back to a safe spot when they die. This spot is predetermined by the user. The act of determining the safe spot requires an explicit action by the user. That action is known as a bind. The spot is typically referred to as a bind spot.
Short for biological. Usually used to indicate bathroom break.
“be right back”
Generally illegal and discouraged form of gameplay, where actions of a character can be automated to perform actions repeatedly in order to gain experience and level without actual user intervention. This practice is continually monitored by GMs and will cause suspension of service if one is suspected of botting.
“be right there”
“by the way”
Temporary boost to character attribute or combat ability
The act of waiting in an area to hunt a specific mob or a specific spawn
Professional archetypes. In DOTC these would be muse, soldier, hawker and dealer. The most typical class types are: close-range damage, ranged damage, healing, crowd control, support.
A general category of skills that allows players to manufacture objects from raw resources
“To crit” refers to landing a critical hit either with melee or spells. Effective damage is usually increased from a base of 150% to upwards of 250% with extra talents/skills/buffs.
Refers to a set of skills / abilities that temporarily paralyze or stun other mobs or players. Crowd control is an important group support ability when fighting multiple mobs. Usually abbreviated as CC.
"Demons" or Demon. Used to refer to a group of SNPCs that focus on hurting or killing other players.
Direct Damage. Used to refer to a class of spells and abilities that allow players to damage enemies from a distance. The firebolt is the archetypal DD.
The opposite of a buff. An offensive spell cast on enemies that weakens an attribute or combat ability.
An important stat for rogues and archers. Dex usually relates to attack speed, dodge rate, and/or defense.
Slang for dead. Most corpses lie on the ground when killed or defeated.
Damage over time. Refers to a class of spells that deals damage over a period of time. These spells typically do more damage than DD spells overall.
The Abbreviation of the Defenders of the Cross Game.
Damage per second. Used when figuring out weapon speed and damage.
When a Player challenges another player to a one on one battle. Sometimes it can be used to identify a Squad vs Party fight.
Vernacular for defeated. Most players lie on the ground face down when K.O.
Entrance / Entry Point
Locations where the MOB System will start sending monsters to attack. In some cases this are also the locations where Players will enter to attack.
Epic(s) / Rare / Unique
A class of items or equipment that are very powerful and difficult to acquire. Usually found in the hardest dungeons and have the lowest probability to drop. Typically only surpassed in strength by Legendary loot in some games.
Experience / EXP /XP
A quantity gained when completing tasks/quests, killing mobs, or discovering new locations in games. Characters level up when they gain enough experience points.
The act of accumulating currency or items by constantly killing a mob or repeatedly performing a series of actions.
Acronym meaning ‘for the lose’. Similar to FTW but refers to a failture. For example, ‘afk FTL : ( ‘ meaning the player’s afk status caused him or her to lose.
Acronym meaning ‘for the win’. Refers to the act, ability or event that’s responsible for a victory. For example, “Stun FTW!!” with stun being a skill or spell that temporarily immobilizes an opponent.
Verb. To be ganked is a term referring to one player being overwhelmed and defeated by a large group. Can be either by a group of other players doing player-kill or a group of NPC monsters. Used in a sentence, “I got ganked yesterday in Fel.” Typically has the connotation that the other people had an unfair advantage (in number or level).
This is the place you use to go from Zone to Zone (Map to Map).
Good Game, mostly used after a duel or to signify that a player will admit defeat.
Game Master. GM’s are characters that have mastered playing the game of Defenders of the Cross. They are packed with Knowledge and Abilities that many other players have yet to learn.
Game Moderator. GM’s are characters that are used in DOTC by employees of the game’s creator company. They monitor the actions of the game world and answer the questions and complaints of the players. They have absolute control and power within the game. If the crime (breaking a law of the game, not the real world) committed is serious enough, they could even expel players permanently from the game.
Title for a player who enjoys inflicting pain upon other players needlessly. If you defeat newbies in a PvP game when you are level 50, you will gain no experience or benefit from the victimization beyond the pure joy of knowing you have given the player “grief.” Though griefers are almost always PKers, PKers are not necessarily griefers.
“good to go” and “got to go” – can be confusing when context is unclear
A spell or skill that restores the health of the target. Could also be a call for help. If a player yells ‘heal me’ or even ‘heal!’ it means they are about to die unless another player restores their health.
A common attribute, also called hit points or HP, that signifies the character’s life. Usually when health runs out, a player dies.
Simply means ‘in my humble opinion.’
Abbreviation for “In-App Purchase”. Refers to micro-transactions in mobile games.
Abbreviation for ‘incoming’. When a player pulls for a group, he will use this as warning that a mob is incoming.
A common stat that stands for intelligence. Often the primary attribute for spell casters, it usually relates to spell damage and/or mana pool.
Stands for ‘in real life.’
Short for ‘just kidding.’ Popular in most online chat environments.
Most games allow the player controlled character to jump abnormally high in a reptitive fashion.
K / KK / Kay
All variants have the same meaning: okay. Used to confirm a statement made by another player. Example: “Can I have this loot? K.”
To lure a mob or player around while attacking or allowing allies to attack. A player usually draws aggro by casting a mobility reduction spell on the target. The monster tries to follow the target but cannot catch up, leaving it open to attacks or the effects of DoT (damage over time) spells.
Acronym for “Knocked Out”. Usually refers to when a character is defeated and must respawn.
Acronym for “Kill on Sight”. Usually refers to characters who are disliked by a particular faction. E.g., “I killed too many guards, now I’m KoS in town!”
Kill Stealing. When one player attacks the same creature as another player and receives the reward for the kill instead of the person who originated combat. Newer games have mechanisms for discouraging this behavior.
Link dead – when a player is disconnected from the game, usually caused by lag or a faulty internet connection.
A player who is in a party and getting experience even though he is not contributing.
Slang for “elite” Ex: ‘I’m leet’
“looking for group” Used in a sentence; “Lvl 60 Mage LFG!”
“looking for more”, i.e., after a group has been formed and more members are needed.
“looking for team”
“laugh(ing) my ass off”
“laugh(ing) out loud”
‘Low on Mana or Energy.’ Usually said by casters to inform the rest of the group that they are running low on mana and should not expect heavy healing or offensive spells.
Line of sight. A requirement of most ranged abilities, the view of the target must not be obstructed by any fixed obstacle such as a wall.
Currency or items that are dropped by a mob when it’s defeated.
A Zone which has a minimap option for you to use
Resting in order to gain back energy or Mana. Example “Don’t pull yet, I need to med.”
While K.O. a person needs a Muse, Cleric or Mage that can revive them to continue in combat.
These are Skills that can only be located in Raid and are the final skills in your Skill Tree.
Short for mesmerize. A short-hand for a collection of abilities that temporarily stun or immobilize enemies. Falls into the more general category known as crowd control.
When players attempt to create their characters as powerful as they can be by crunching statistics, planning their future routes, and any other methods in order to make their characters the statistically best character possible. Optimization.
When a player is destroying crystals in order to get rare gems, crystals and stones.
An AI controlled monster. ‘Mob’ originally comes from the word ‘mobile’, to differentiate monsters that would patrol a set of rooms as opposed to monsters which would stay in one place until killed. In DOTC however it's also used to identify the M.O.B. System as it records and acts near a player.
Abbreviation of modification. Used as both a verb and a noun. As a noun, refers to a Monster that has been added power by the M.O.B. As a verb it refers to the act of the M.O.B. increasing the power of a monster.
When a player is leveling up only by participating in the storyline or with the MOB System.
Abbreviation of modification. Used as both a verb and a noun. As a noun, refers to add-ons by 3rd party programmers designed to augment the game (e.g., the self-cast mod). As a verb, refers to the act of performing this modification (e.g., he’s modding the interface).
"Monster" - In Defenders of the Cross players call Mon to both Natives and creatures that are used to training and getting experience.
“mistell”. Mistells occur frequently because of typing in the wrong name before sending a message. Also because of auto-reply features.
In many games, due to long travel times or inventory limits, it is helpful to create a character explicitly for the purpose of being able to check auction houses or store extra items. These characters are seldom actually played and are referred to as mules.
To reduce the power of an ability, item, player, or action. Usually this is a term applied when a power or ability is reduced because it is perceived to be too powerful. Mostly used in the past tense, for example – “I can’t believe they nerfed rogues again, now I can’t kill anything!”
A new player to a particular game. Newbie is usually the nicer version of noob or nub.
The pejorative form of newbie. It is usually used as an insult to degrade other more experience players.
Non-player character ie. a character controlled by the A.I
A skill type that deals the highest damage. Mages usually have the most nukes.
“oh my god” Used in exclamation or to convey surprise.
“on my way”
out-of-character – used to refer to OOC chat.
“out of mana” Said by casters who’s mana supply is depleted.
Original Sound Track. Refers to the game’s music. “This game has great music, I want to buy the OST!”
Derived from the original word “own,” both words have the same meaning: to defeat some other entity in battle or other form of competition. The “pwnz” origin is probably from the fact that the “o” and “p” keys are adjacent on the standard qwerty keyboard, and were used interchangeably by mistake in games and stuck around since then.
Short for patrol, a term used for mobs that have a set wandering path. In a dungeon, people will usually say “Wait for the pat” or “Watch the pat”.
Point blank. Used to refer to a class of spells that originates in a radius around the caster. Typically, these spells are dangerous to the caster because they require proximity to the enemy. Specific spells are typically concatenated with the ability, i.e. pbae mez, pbae stun.
Player Killing. When a player comes up to another and defeats them.
Player Killer – a person who primarily plays to defeat other players.
Short for teleport. Used as a noun and a verb. At times it has to do with using NPCs to teleport to other maps.
When a higher level player tries to help a lower level player level faster. Most games have mechanisms that prevent power leveling.
Players who pay to receive special premium commands and are allowed entry to Premium Maps. (Premmy Maps)
Abbreviation of “programmed random occurrence”, refers to the benefits of added damage or other buffing enhancement that occurs randomly when an item strikes or is used.
Party – a group assembled on the spot for a training or doing missions.
Pick up Group – a group assembled on the spot for a quest, a PvP battle, or an instance raid.
A standard hunting strategy where a player lures a single or a group of mobs to the group so that the group can hunt from a safe area instead of hunting in areas where new mobs may spawn.
Player vs. Environment. Environment stands for all monsters (mobs) in the game world.
Player vs. Player combat.
same as ownz.
Tasks that players must complete for NPCs in games. May be referred to as missions in some games.
Represents a pair of tearing eyes. Often used as an insult towards a player who complains about a game feature or turn of events. Used in a sentence: “QQ more nub.”
Refers to the native races in a game.
A more substantial engagement involving a large organized group of players typically set in a dungeon and involving difficult bosses. In DOTC they can only be lead by Clan Leaders or Squads.
Short for regeneration of health, mana, or other attributes. Also a common healing spell.
Slang for “Wrecked” – as in someone got completely destroyed. “You got REKT so hard, noob”
At certain high levels in some games, you are given the chance to “respec” your character. When you respec, you recreate your character from level 1 until the present level in terms of skills/powers/abilities/etc. Also known as Reborn.
Short for resurrection. Refers to abilities that revive players that have just died. Typically only available to healer classes.
“rolling on floor laughing” Usually said in response to a joke or funny situation. “ROFL he got killed by a lowbie!”
Abbreviation for Real Money Trade – selling virtual currency or items for real currency. Could also mean Real Money Transfer.
To “roll” on an item means to type “/random 100″, where the server’s random number generator puts out a number between 1 and 100, the most generally accepted “fair” way to distribute loot and settle disputes.
Reward Points that are sold in the Item Mall. You can use these Reward Points to buy from Daisy Shopper.
A combat strategy where a large group of players rush in at the target. Seen as a simple-minded strategy that requires no skill.
Due to technical reasons, each server can only support a limited amount of players. This refers to the computer where the game is being accessed.
When SNPCs, Players or Natives start attacking the city or homes of other SNPCs, Natives or Players with a specific goal in mind. It can be to just gather resources or farming.
Smart Non Player Character who moves via a BOT.
The act of playing alone, hunting mobs by yourself. It is also used when a single person takes down a boss.
Mobs typically appear (spawn) on a given schedule. This is both a verb and noun.
This is when a player spawn and is quickly killed by other players or mobs.
Short for specification. When used in games, it usually refers to the build/specifications of your character in terms of skills/abilities/magic/powers/etc.
e.g. Strength, Constitution, Dexterity, Intelligence, etc.
A typical form of crowd control that immobilizes an enemy. Skills, spells, and other abilities may have the power to stun.
As a noun, refers to character classes that can take a lot of damage. As a verb, refers to the act of drawing aggro from mobs before other team members strike with their abilities.
"Until ('til) next Level". It refers to the percentage (%) of experience you are missing to level up. Example if you are 90%, your tnl = 10.
Duel meanings. 1) A large group of monsters stacked near each other all following one player. 2) Training can refer to the act of killing monsters to gain experience or increasing your skills.
As a noun, refers to character who tricks people or a trick/prank that has been pulled on the players.
As a verb, the act of giving currency or valuable items to a newbie. As a noun, refers to a character that is twinked. In many games, twinked characters are visually marked by their level-inappropriate gear.
As a verb, the act of recording the actions that are occuring in the game and sharing it with other people who are interested in watching a person play.
To rapidly change from one type of ability to another where the abilities overlap momentarily.
Slang form of super from the German word. Ex: “Dude this sword is UBER!”
It is used to say teleport. Used as a noun and a verb. At times it has to do with being ported to an unknown location or another maps.
To “wipe” means for the entire group whether party or raid to all die. However, party or raid can only continue if there is a class that can resurrect oneself, thereby avoiding the time consumed from running back from the the graveyard and regrouping at the beginning of the instance.
Synonymous with “hooray” or “way to go”.
“want to buy”
Abbreviation of ‘way to go.’ Meant to provide encouragement but often used in sarcasm. Example: “I just died again to this boss!” “WTG, nub!”
“want to sell”
Short for experience points. Often earned by killing monsters, completing quests, or other achievements. When enough xp is acquired, players often level up or become stronger.
A face with the tongue sticking out. Usually used in informal conversations of comedic situations. Example: “We should mess around on our alts xD”
The living dead. This is when you see yourself defeated, but everyone else can see you moving. Usually it happens because of server issues or lag.
In games where different areas of the world are parceled out for loading reasons, different areas are referred to.