MMO Speak- Do You Know Your Lingo?

It’s an interesting topic… one we’ve actually mentioned here before but one that we sometimes forget about. Online games have their own lingo. We can break that down even more and say MMORPGs have their own speak and SWTOR has its own that is specific to it. Someone who is very new to the game or new to the work of online gaming would have a hard time knowing what the heck we’re talking about.

In fact, some have said that gamer jargon sounds like a foreign language to the untrained ear. Can you imagine it? All the talk about “trash” and “DPS” and doing “FPs”? People are likely to look at you like you’re crazy. But in the gamer world, we know just what these things mean (or at least most of them). Do you ever think back to when you first started playing a certain game or maybe when you first started online gaming altogether and try to remember what it was like when you didn’t know what all these acronyms and phrases meant? Can you even remember a time that you didn’t know?

And The Cat & the Coffee Drinker has a great comic that illustrates this very point:


Head on over to her site and check out some of her other SWTOR comics and cartoons. They’re actually quite good!

So tell us in the comments- what are some of the funniest phrases we use in MMO speak that you think non-gamers wouldn’t understand?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.