NUG Gamer Dictionary: A-Z
AAA: Triple A games are games that have been declared as being amazing, top quality or better then the rest. (This however in our opinion is a label that is being thrown around the gaming world way to often these days, and given to games that don’t deserve it).
Abandonware: This is a term that was created in order to make it sound like it is okay to download games that are no longer being sold or that appear to have been “abandoned”. Unfortunately people seem to think that by giving something a name, it will make it legal, this however is not the case, unless the creators of the game have put the game up for free themselves, labeling a game abandonware will not make it legal to download for free.
Achievement: This term once upon a time implied that you had achieved something of merit, these days the term is used loosely and usually in reference to having completed something trivial eg. you receive an achievement for gathering/collecting 10x resources in game.
Action: This is a term used to describe the type of genre for a game, this type of game style “action”, is usually used in relation to games that involve explosions, fast movement and fighting.
AD: This term refers to Attack Damage, when you build your character with an AD build it will effect the damage you do when auto attacking/using some abilities.
Adventure: This is a term used to describe the type of genre for a game, this type of game style “adventure” is usually used in relation to games that involve multiple worlds/maps/locations that are “most” of the time quiet beautiful, they also involve a lot of pointing and clicking, often require sitting through lots of dialogue/story/lore telling.
AFK: This is a term used to inform people that you are about to be ‘Away From Keyboard’, this however does not indicate just how long you will be away, but it is generally expected that you will be gone just long enough for everyone in your team to complete that level, and thus leading to them all being salty with you. (*See Salty*)
Aggro/Add: This is a term used to describe that one or more creatures/players that are aggressive have just targeted you or your team-mate/s eg. ‘*insert players name* has just pulled all the aggro’, or ‘oh f**k! *insert creature* just aggro’ed on me”. You can also use this term to describe the behavior of a person in real-life eg. ‘GF/parent aggro’, this usually means you screwed up in some way and will usually result in you having to log off or AFK. (*See AFK*)
Aimbot: This is a term used to indicate that a player is cheating by using a mod/program to do the aiming for them in game. This is a term most commonly used in CS:GO (*See CS:GP*) and pretty much every other FPS (*See FPS*) game out, this term seems to be used in reference to people who are indeed using an aimbot or towards anyone who actually know how to play the game, especially use for people who are good at it.
Alias: This is a term used to refer to your in-game name, or is a different name that you use other then the one on your birth certificate, this can also be referred to as a nickname, username or handle. Unfortunately for some unknown reason some people like to give themselves alias’s that are extremely questionable/unthinkable, this is usually a good indication that they are a troll (*See Troll*).
Alpha: This term is used to describe an early/first test version of a computer software program or hardware device, this phase of testing is usually only done by the developers, well that is up until recently when it became very popular for pretty much all new games to be released to public (for a price I might add) under the label of alpha. This label of alpha pretty much gives developers free reign to release a broken/unfinished game to the public, make a lot of money off of it, while throwing out the “you need to remember its still an alpha” card every time someone happens to point out a flaw or error. Once the developers are finished testing the alpha stage, they then move it into the beta phase (unfortunately a large majority of the “alpha” games released recently will probably never reach beta)
AoD: This term mean Area of Damage, this refers to the area in which the spell/attack will damage. AoD is a form of AoE (*See AoE*).
AoE: This is a term used to describe a spell type usually found in RPG (*See RPG*) style games, it stands for ‘Area of Effect’, which believe it or not means the area in which the spell will effect! The term AoE can also be used to indicate that a player is/should direct their attack/heal on the multiple targets around them. This term has also been known to be used in relation to the ‘Age of Empires’ games, which is a series of RTS (*See RTS*) games.
AP: This term refers to Ability Power, when you build your character with an AP build it will effect the amount of damage your spells/abilities will do. AP also means Attack Points
ARAM: This is game mode for summoners rift in League of Legends where all players are given a random character to play to play, this usually will result in you being given a character that you don’t like or don’t know how to play.
AS: This term refers to Attack Speed, this will increase the speed in which you attack (bet you didn’t see that coming :p )
Autosave: This term means that your game will autosave, this means that your game will automatically save your progression right up till that point, this usually takes place after you have entered/left a particular area/location in the game, or you have completed a particular aspect of the game. Autosaving means that you can screw up as many times as you like and it wont mean a thing to your game play, unless/until you move on to the next autosave.
Avatar: This term refers to your in-game character, and also can be a way of referring to your profile pic which is usually a random/stupid meme you came across that you feel the need to share with everyone, eg. ‘OMG, are you serious Goonwizard! Change your freaken Teamspeak avatar now!’
B4N/BFN: This term means ‘bye 4/for now’, this is usually used in chat by people who don’t know how to write/are too lazy to write bye for now.
Ban/Banned: This is what happens when you are caught hacking/cheating/modding, or being offensive/abusive, or behaving like a troll (*See Troll*) within the NUG (*See NUG*) Community or on our servers. This means that you will be removed from the community, and that you are no longer welcome back.
Ban From Faze: Set ban hammers to Faze.
BBIAB: This term means ‘Be Back In A Bit’, this is usually used in chat by people who don’t know how to write/are to lazy to write using proper words.
BBIAF: This term means ‘Be Back In A Few’, this term like BBIAB is used in chat by lazy people.
BBIAM: The term means ‘Be Back In A Moment’, this is also used in chat by lazy people.
BBL: This term means ‘Be Back Later’, this is an even shorter and lazyier way to let people know in chat that you are leaving for a period of time.
Benchmark: This term refers to a test that measures the performance of hardware, software and computers. These tests can be used to help compare how well a product may do against other products. When comparing benchmarks, the higher the value of the results, the faster the component, software, or overall computer is.
Beta: This term is used to describe software that is still under development, beta tests are the second phase of the testing period (it comes after the alpha test phase), the developers may make it available to a select few (or everyone) to test, examine, and report problems they come across, so the developers can fix/replace/work these errors before releasing the software. There are two kinds of beta testing phases, open beta (*See Open Beta*) and closed beta (*See Closed Beta*).
Beta Tester: This is a term used to refer to someone who participates in the testing of beta software.
BF: This term stands for Boy Friend/Best Friend. It also is used in relation to the game Battlefield.
BG: This term is pretty versatile for those who have trouble writing words, it can stand for Bad Game, Background and also be used in relation to the game Battleground.
Bind: This term is used in relation to binding/key binding a key on your keyboard, this is where you assign and action or response to a particular key, this is done to give the user quick access, eg. you can bind your keyboard spacebar to be your attack key in game, however, another player may have their spacebar key bound to the jump function. Key bindings are usually found within a games options or controls. Binding is also a computer programming term to connect two or more programs together.
Bind Point: This term refers to a point in a game where your in-game character is sent after using/interacting with and item/game function.
Biofeedback: A biofeedback game is a video game that uses an electroencephalography (EEG) machine to read brainwaves. This mechanism can allow a player to control parts, or possibly all, of the game with their mind. In most cases, a game controller is still needed for some tasks and controls. Biofeedback games are not mainstream yet, primarily due to the higher cost of the EEG device and the time it takes for players to “teach” the device and game how to read their brainwaves.
Boosting: This term refers to the using of another in-game character to boost your character, the other character crouches down and then your character jumps on and then off of that character in order to make your character jump higher.
Boss: This term refers to an enemy/creature/monster in a game that is hard to kill, they only spawn into the game at a particular time or in a particular place, these boss characters usually need to be attacked in a group, or a certain way, or with a certain weapon/item.
Bots: This term is most commonly used in reference to an MMORPG (*See MMORPG*) game types, a bot generally refers to a third-party application that controls a player’s in-game character while they’re not at their keyboard, or AFK (*See AFK*). Their purpose is to gain experience or valuables through repetitive actions that are sometimes considered monotonous to a player. The same can be done with bots on the internet, bots can be used to spam/send data via email/message/forums and blogs etc.
BRB: This term is used in chat to let people know that you will Be Right Back.
Buff: This term is used in relation to a bonus that is given to an in-game character that increases or strengthens the characters abilities, health and defense. A buff is usually gained from an in-game item, another player’s ability, or a spell. Eg, an in game character uses a buff which increases the movement speed of the character or the character that had the buff place upon it.
Bug: This term refers to faults in the programming which cause unintended effects both good and bad – crashes, unintentionally high character advancement, etc.
Bullet hell: This term is used in relation to games and mechanics that involve filling the screen with dangerous projectiles.
Bunny Hop: This term is used to reference when you make your in-game character jump repeatedly, this can be done due to boredom, or as an interesting way of getting from one place to another, and believe it or not it is actually a quiet beneficial tactic to use to avoid being hit by attacks directed at you as it can make it quiet hard for the person to focus/lock onto your character.
Camper: This term refers to a player who finds and stays in the one spot in a game that guarantees them easy kills and in gives them advantages over other players. This is a tactic used mostly by C.O.D (*See C.O.D*) players, trolls, or in very rare occasions it is actually used as a tactic to defend a base or item as part of a team play/event objective.
Carebear: This is a derogative term that is used towards players who only want to take the easiest way possible, or who try to make the game as non-challenging as possible. For example, when referring to MMORPG game, players use carebear to describe a non-PvP server.
Casual Gaming: This is a term used to describe gamers who only play games occasionally, or who do not get overly invested into a game, or who avoid games that require an in game commitment. The term casual gamer can also be used to describe games like mobile/facebook games.
Chain Mail: This term is also know as a chain letter, chain mail is a forwarded e-mail/message that is sent unbeknown to e-mail/user accounts/text via your contact list containing false information, or a scam/virus, based on the myth that if you don’t follow the instructions something bad will happen to you/someone you know. Sending chain mail to the NUG Staff is very unwise, it is a fast way to end up on our shitlist.
Cheat: This refers to the improper use of something, or someone who knowingly and intentionally uses something in a way it was not intended to be used in order to give an unfair advantage, or someone who looks for and uses loop holes in order to win/get ahead. Cheating will result in you being banned for the NUG Community (also *See Exploit*)
Cheese: This is a term used to refer to any strategy or exploit that enables players to win in a manner unforeseen by the developers, these strategy/exploits don’t usually last long due to how quickly they are spread across the internet, developers are usually pretty fast acting at taking these goodies off the table.
Cheesy: This term is used to refer to something that is said or done that is considered to be trying to hard to impress, or trying to hard to get someones attention.
Cheesecake: This is a term coined and used by Soul to describe anything she deems to be really cheesy (*See Cheesy*) but yet at the same time sweet.
Checkpoint: This is a term used to refer to a point in a game that you need to reach in order to move on to the next area/mission/objective, please note that getting to a checkpoint usually involves your character dying at least a couple of hundred times first.
Class: This is a term used in relation to the different categories/jobs that give abilities and strengths for in-game characters, these are referred to as classes, eg. warrior, guardian, sorcerer, mage etc. Class can also be a term used in programming and coding.
C.O.D: This is a term used to refer to a delicious fish and also the #1 Twelvie past time which happens to be a game called Call of Duty, this is a FPS game that is usually played by plebs who think that gaming is all about camping. (Nazi Zombies is not count as C.O.D).
Cooldown: This refers to the point in time in which you are most likely to get rekt due to you being defenseless, this can also be referred to as the time between when you use your ability/attack/skill/spell and the time it takes for it to become available to be used again.
Combat Log: This term is used to indicate when a coward who is afraid they are about to be killed by another player and lose all their gear, so in stead of sticking around and defending themselves, they log out of the game (this usually involves finding somewhere for their game character to hide first) before the other player can find them and kill them. Combat loggers are looked down on in the gamer world, this is due to the fact that real gamers believe that if you cant handle getting killed every now and then, that maybe you should stick to games that are more to your liking, like “Candy Crush”, “Farmvile”, “My Little Pony Vile” or “Barbie”.
Console: This refers to something non-PC owners use in order to try and classify themselves as gamers, and also the #1 thing that kids beg Santa/parents for once their toys become outdated.
Console Gaming: This refers to “gamers” who like spending money on sub-par equipment.
Cover system: This term refers to a player who spends the entire battle hiding behind….. we mean guarding a large object (like a crate), occasionally popping up long enough to fire off some shots into the air, usually in the general direction of where they think their opponent may be.
Crouch jump: This term refers to when you are playing a game that requires you to have to first crouch in order to try and increase the height of which your character jumps.
Closed beta: This refers to a period of time where game/software developers move their game/software out of the alpha phase of testing and into the beta phase of testing. Closed beta is usually the first stage of beta testing, this is where the game/software is only available to be played/used/tested by a select few individuals or only by the companies employees. This phase of beta testing is designed to try and find, fix and repair any issues with the game/software.
CS:GO: This is the name of yet another #1 twelvie past time, this is a FPS game that is usually played by plebs who think that gaming is all about aimbots, trading weapon skins and finding new ways in which to abuse other players.
CTF: This term is the lazy way of saying Capture The Flag, CTF is a game mode in first person shooter (FPS) games where a user must get to an enemy’s base, grab their flag and bring it back to their base’s flag without dying. The team with the most flag captures or who can capture and hold the objective the longest, wins the game.
Cutscene: This refers to a short video/graphic display that usually has something to do with the games story plot/objectives/mission, or the game/character lore.
Cyber-Driving-That-Admin-A-Busa: This is a term the NUG Staff use in relation to people who think it is okay to abuse their power/position in order to advance their own needs rather then the needs of a community.
Debuff: This term refers to the removal of buff’s off of your character or off of another character that is targeted, this usually happens due to an ability or attack that has been cast/used or due to its time frame being up. Weapons/abilities/skills that cause debuffs are usually quite powerful and sort after.
Difficulty level: This is a good indicator of just how rekt your character is about to be, this also can help you predict just how often your character is going to die.
Ding: This sound is the #1 most likely noise to drive a person insane, the sound of the in game “ding” has been known to drive the most calmest person in the world into a wild fit of rage, especially while in a league of legends game. This term is also often seen in MMORPG games and is used to signify that your character has just leveled up.
Double-jump: This refers to developers who either don’t believe in physics or who just don’t care, and yet while we know it should not be possible, when playing a game where the double-jump does not exist, we find that we die a little on the inside.
DPS: This term refers to Damage Per Second, this basically is the rate at which you inflict damage with a weapon/other equipment to a player/group of players.
DLC: This refers to an after thought (which stands for Downloadable Content) that game developers came up with not long after having released the original game, or that they deliberately held off from release, due to they realized they could make money off of it.
DM: This term is the lazy way to say Deathmatch, a deathmatch is a free-for-all instance in a first person shooter game where all players try to defeat one another. These matches are usually timed, and the winner is whoever obtained the most frags (*See Frag*) during the allotted time.
Dmg: This is used by lazy people who are trying to indicate that they are taking or are dealing damage.
DOT: This is the way of saying Damage Over Time without actually taking the time to not be lazy and write Damage over Time.
Dungeon: This refers to a group event that often takes place in a tunnel/cave/underground/dark/scary place which involves some type of puzzle/objective, that always includes at least one boss (*See Boss*). The good part it that these usually end with a loot chest full of goodies that you can’t get anywhere else in the game.
Dupe: The term dupe or duping often refers to act in which a player tricks the game causing it to generate a duplicate of an item/s. For example, a player may use a duping technique to duplicate of a high level weapon, money, or other item in a game. Duplicating items in games is considered cheating, the duping of any item on any of the NUG servers will lead to you being banned from our community and our servers. Owning or having duped items on your character can cause your in-game account to be wiped, and an investigation as to why/how you came across the duped items.
E3: Short for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 is a trade fair for the video game industry that happens once each year. First held in 1995, E3 is one of the most recognized events in gaming.
Early Access: This is a glorified label that developers like to give to alpha (*See Alpha*) games in order to get people to pay for a broken/unfinished game.
Easter Eggs: This term is used to refer to undocumented objects or features hidden inside of video games, these are usually based on iconic or well known references/situation/media content etc. These can also sometimes take the form of built-in cheat codes.
Episodic: This is a term used to describe the type of genre for a game, this type of game style “episodic” is usually used in relation to games that are of a shorter length then the average conventional/play-through game, they are released as installments to a continuous and larger series. Episodic games differ from conventional video games in that they often contain less content but are developed on a more frequent basis.
E-sports: This can be defined as a form of sports where the primary aspects of the sport are facilitated by video games; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the eSports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces. Most commonly eSports take the form of organized multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players.The most common video game genres associated with esports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Tournaments such as The International, the League of Legends World Championship, the Battle.net World Championship Series, the Evolution Championship Series, and the Intel Extreme Masters, provide both live broadcasts of the competition, and prize money and salaries to competitors.
Engine: This term refers to the main portion of the code that controls how a game works. Many larger companies will license out their gaming engines to other companies to offset the costs involved in game development.
Endgame: This term is used to describe players who have reached their maximum progression and/or the most advanced content currently available.
Escort mission: This term refers to the game developers idea of a sense of humor by testing the patience of a player by making them escort a useless and annoying NPC (*See NPC*) from one area to another, through a warzone of things trying to kill both you and it, and all the while the NPC has decided that it wants to run aimlessly to hug all the things.
Exclusive: This is a label that game developers like to give games they charge lots of money for in order to sux plebs in and make them feel special for a total of 5 min before making it available to everyone for less then half the exclusive price.
Exploit: This term refers to a coding flaw that someone has happened to find in a game that is then exploited in order to give the person a unfair advantage that no one was meant to have in the game, this is also known as a cheat. (*See Cheat*) Exploiting in game will result in a ban from the NUG community.
Fail: This term is widely used these day and is most commonly applied to anything said or done by your average twelvie (*See Twelvie*), it is also refers to pretty much anything that can be deemed as a mistake, stupid/silly, or unsuccessful.
Fall damage: This term refers to the fact that secretly game developers hate your stupid legs.
Farming: This involves an older style character model, usually goes by the name of McDonald, and the variety of animals he looks after, E-I-E-I-O…… had you going for a second there didn’t we, seriously thou it pretty much involves standing around and gathering the same item, or killing the same monster repeatedly in order to gain levels while having the least amount of fun as possible.
FFA: This is the short/lazy way of announcing Free For All, this is also known as ‘everyone is Rekt’.
Field of view: This term has absolutely nothing to do with the range in which you can see in game, just kidding, that’s exactly what it is.
Finished game: This term is slowly becoming a gamer myth, once upon a time this term was used to refer to a game that is no longer in development due to it having been finished, now it is a something that unfortunately developers seem to promise yet very rarely deliver.
First Person: This term refers to the point of view in which your character can see what is happening in game, this is meant to replicate the possible view in which you would be able to see if you were the character or how it would look in real life.
FPS: This term is used to describe the type of genre for a game, this type of game style being “First Person Shooter”, this is usually used in relation to games that are only played/viewed in the first person (*See First Person*) view, they involve a lot of shooting and explosions, and are also commonly known to be full of twelvies and people who know how to camp. This term also refers to Frames Per Second, which is a measurement of speed or performance of a game/computer system that is mostly based off the speed of the video card, CPU, and memory in a computer.
Frag: This term is another way of saying killed in a FPS game, it also refers to the causing of death by hand grenade.
Free to play: This is a label for a type of game in which the developers are hoping to suck in as many gamers they can with the word FREE (but lets face it mostly the twelvies flock too them), knowing that the moment you start to play the game you are going to see all the really awesome things that require you to buy them using your parents credit card.
Frame-Rate: This a term that can be use to describes the smoothness of motion in a game or the lack of movement on your screen which usually means you are about to get rekt cause some pleb with the smoothest of motion knows you are vulnerable and wont see them till its to late. Higher frame-rates (like 60 fps) result in more attractive, fluid animation, these high frame rates are achievable for most non-twelvies who have better gaming rigs.
FTW: This term ‘For The Win’ is used to let other players know you are about to try something you have never done before or that may be far fetched, that you hope will help you win, or to indicate that you are aiming to win, or that you are a cocky pleb and have planned to win but not sure how to execute it.