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Here is a list of common acronyms and shortforms in the online multiplayer gaming world. This list may not be comprehensive.



A[edit]

AFK
Away From Keyboard; typically suggests that a player is currently inactive, but still logged on or in the game.
AI
Artificial Intelligence; refers to computer-controlled characters or teams in a game.
ATM
Short for "at the moment".

B[edit]

BA
Bad Ass
BB
Bye Bye
Bathroom Break
BF
Boyfriend
Bio
Biological (bathroom) break
BL
Buddy list
BBL
Be Back Later
BC
Because
BRB
Be Right Back
BTW
By The Way.
BF
Boyfriend

C[edit]

Char
A short version of character
CoC
Code of Conduct that players agree to; basically the standard set of in-game rules.
Critical/Crit
Critical hit or lucky hit meaning extra damage is done to a target.

D[edit]

DC
Disconnected (also written as D/C)
Ding
term meaning just went up a level
DM
Deathmatch — a mode in multiplayer games where every player is against every other player.
DW
Don't worry.

E[edit]

EXP
Experience (in RPGs)

F[edit]

Flank
the left and right sides of an army, or the verb for attacking from the sides; commonly misused for attacking from behind.
FTW
For The Win - Used when saying something is the best

G[edit]

GF
Girlfriend
GG
Good Game
GJ
Good Job
GL
Good Luck
GTFO
Short for 'get the f**k off'.
GTG/G2G
Got To Go (leave) or Good To Go (OK), depending on context

H[edit]

HP
Health/Hit Points
HS
Headshot

I[edit]

IDC
I don't care.
IDK
I don't know.
IDTS
I don't think so.
IGN
In-Game Name.
IIRC
If I recall correctly.
ILU/ILY
I love you
IMHO
In my humble opinion/In my honest opinion
IRL
In Real Life

J[edit]

JK
Just Kidding or "joke".

L[edit]

LMAO
Laugh/Laughing my a** off — used when someone says something really funny.
LMFAO
Laugh/Laughing my f**king a** off, or Laugh/Laughing my fat a** off — used when someone says something extremely funny.
LOL/Lawl
Laugh Out Loud
lvl
Level
lvled
Commonly used when a player levels up.

N[edit]

Newbie/Newb
A new player to the game.
Noob/N00b/Nub
Common insult used for describing experienced players who behave like newbies.
NPC
Non-Player Character.

O[edit]

OMFG
Oh my f**king god.
OMG
Oh My God/Gosh
Owned
Term used for describing a sound defeat.
ORLY?
Term commonly used to 'question' something fishy.
OMJ
Oh my Jesus

P[edit]

PC
Player Character — contrast with NPC
Ping
The amount of server latency a player experiences (typically in milliseconds; anything above 50 is not good).
PK
Player Killer
Pls/Plz/Pl0x
Please.
PM
Whisper/Private Message
PvP
Player vs. Player combat
PvM
Player vs. Monster combat
PW
Password
Pwned
Common, intentional misspelling of 'owned', with same meaning.

R[edit]

Rawr
An alternative spelling of "roar"
ROFL/ROFLMAO/ROFLMFAO
Rolling On the Floor Laughing at something really funny.

S[edit]

sp?
To question the spelling of a word, or indicate you're unsure of it.
Spamming
Entering text (in chat, for example) too fast and annoying people, or repeating an in-game action very fast.
STFU
Shut the fuck up
Sprayer
to normaly use a fully automatic weapon

T[edit]

TMI
Too much info, used when someone says too much info causing them to feel uncomfortable.
ToS
Terms of Service which players agree to; states various rules on legal issues.
TTYL
Talk To You Later

U[edit]

U
You.

W[edit]

WAD/WAT
What
WB
Welcome Back
WOMG
Whoa Oh My God — Another variant of OMG.
WTC
What The Crap (uncommon)
WTF
What The Fuck
WTH
What The Hell/Heck. Often used by people who are uncomfortable with the use of the word 'f**k.'
W00t
A yell of joy

Y[edit]

Y
Why/Yes
Yh
Yes

Z[edit]

ZOMG/ZOMFG
Another way of saying OMG, can also be used sarcastically.