Gaming Abbreviations: Vocabulary for Gamers
Ever wandered into a videogame and wondered "WTH" people were talking about? Medi gives you a short list of invaluable gaming vocabulary.
All videogames, particularly MMORPGs, have specific shorthand codes that refer to game content. Here is a list of abbreviations that apply across most games. If you’re confused at anything people say, this should help you out a bit!
WTS = Want to sell. i.e. “WTS Gilded Blade”
WTB = Want to buy
WTT = Want to trade
–k = — thousand gold. i.e. 10k = 10,000 gold.
–m = — million gold. i.e. 10m = 10,000,000 gold.
c/o = Current Offer
b/o = Buyout price
obo = Or Best Offer
Playing with Others
LFG = Looking for group
LFP = Looking for party (group) or Looking for people
vent = Ventrilo, a VOIP program used by gamers to communicate whilst playing.
mumble = another VOIP program
ts3 = Teamspeak 3, another VOIP program
BRB = be right back
AFK = away from keyboard, not at computer
BRT = be right there
WB = Welcome back
WD = Well done
cg = congratulations
gz = congratulations
loot = Items dropped from monsters, or items obtained from chests
spawn = Items that appear on the ground. Can also refer to a group of monsters that appear
mob = Group of monsters