Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Breakfast Topic: What MMO lingo grates on your last nerve?

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Please don't tell me about your "toon." That word drives me to utter distraction. I despair at the idea of players callously shoving their characters out into the boss encounter like so many chess pieces. That's your dude we're talking about! Your avatar, the thing that represents you-ness and all your innovative, adventuresome, heroic purpose! I want to think I'm surrounded by players who are invested in the characters they're playing, rather than simply hopping into them for a quick joyride through LFR before screeching into a parking space and hopping into a new one.

"Toon" doesn't carry the same connotations for plenty of other players, and they couldn't care less about the term. Why should they, when there are so many other pet peeves to fret over -- like players who type "PST whisper" or "PST me." PST is an acronym for "please send tell"; it's not meant, as some players mistakenly believe, to represent the more onomatopoeiaic "psst" sound. There's no need to add anything else after saying PST. In fact, you shouldn't allow your "toon" to "PST anybody," ever. Ouch.

Is there a snippet of MMO lingo that grates on your last nerve? What about it drives you batty?


All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

The best consoles, games and accessories for students

View
'Dota 2' champions won more money than top Wimbledon players

'Dota 2' champions won more money than top Wimbledon players

View
Razer's largest store yet opens in Las Vegas on September 7th

Razer's largest store yet opens in Las Vegas on September 7th

View
Google search pays tribute to 'Wizard of Oz' with a dizzying Easter egg

Google search pays tribute to 'Wizard of Oz' with a dizzying Easter egg

View
FAA: Please don't weaponize your drone

FAA: Please don't weaponize your drone

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr