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    Post by Delvanoc Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:51 pm

    I am fairly new to Dark Souls. I would love to request that some of the shorthand that goes on in the forums be explained to help is noobs. Some of the references i just dont get because I have never seen the weapon or I am just not experienced with the game as mich as others. It comes with time and I know it can often be forgotten that not everybody knows what an msgs is, or what wog standa for. Thanks happy

    This post is for me and all th new people to follow.
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    Post by Emergence Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:00 am

    Hi, welcome to the game and to the forums! Try this link as a starting point, you'll find it has some common acronyms listed:

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/New+Player+Help

    It's not exhaustive, so this thread will be a good resource for anything not on that list.

    Acronyms on that page:
    AOE - Area of Effect
    BKGA- Black Knight Great Axe
    BKGS- Black Knight Greatsword
    BKH- Black Knight Halberd
    BKS- Black Knight Sword
    BS- Back Stab
    BP- Black Phantom
    CHSM- Crystal Homing Soul Mass
    CMW- Crystal Magic Weapon
    CSS- Crystal Soul Spear
    DMB- Dark Moon Blade
    DSS- Dragon Slayer Spear
    DWGR- Dark Wood Grain Ring
    Flipper/flipping - A human player wearing the DWGR, which turns their roll animation into a faster and more effective ninja-esque flip
    Griefer - A low level PvP invader with very good equipment and/or skill that focuses on invading lower level areas such as the Undead Burg or Parish
    GSoA- Great Sword of Artorias
    HSM- Homing Soul Mass
    NPC- Non-Player Character (i.e., a computer controlled entity)
    OHKO - One Hit Knock Out
    PvE- Player versus Engine/Environment
    PvP- Player versus Player
    RoFP (or "ring of fap") - Ring of Favor and Protection
    SL- Soul Level
    Sunbro- A Warrior of Sunlight covenant member
    TWoP- Tranquil Walk of Peace
    WoG- Wrath of the Gods
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    Post by Serious_Much Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:02 am

    Emergence gets a cookie that's well deserved big grin

    also was about to post, but your ninja far outclassed my own. Completely forgot about ErrJon's new player page
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    Post by Emergence Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:06 am

    Yep Serious, we have this thing called a "Wiki" (wik-ee) that is attached to this forum. It's the latest craze I hear...

    EDIT: And thanks for the cookie!
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    Post by ErrJon6661 Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:20 am

    If anyone adds acronyms to this thread please add them to the New Play Help page.

    Also @Emergence I'm unable to edit the NPH page anymore. Not sure why hahaha.
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    Post by Serious_Much Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:21 am

    You need permission apparently.

    It's been abducted by the Hive, you should feel special Errjon silly
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    Post by ErrJon6661 Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:23 am

    Hahahaha.

    Makes sense. I don't mind it hahaha.
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    Post by Emergence Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:23 am

    Got locked somehow, should be good to go now for you!
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    Post by ErrJon6661 Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:23 am

    Thanks Emergence big grin
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    Post by Tolvo Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:52 am

    I do believe a griefer is merely anyone who plays in a style which is intended to cause grief to others, PvP farmers who gang bang, low level invaders with lighting weps. It is a very broad term really, even hackers can fall under the term.
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    Post by Reaperfan Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:49 am

    Tolvo wrote:I do believe a griefer is merely anyone who plays in a style which is intended to cause grief to others, PvP farmers who gang bang, low level invaders with lighting weps. It is a very broad term really, even hackers can fall under the term.

    I have to agree with this, honestly. Griefing is the process by which a player is playing the game in a way with the specific intent of causing another player a negative experience. It's true that invading in the Burg/Parish with a twinked-out toon is indeed one form of griefing in this game, it is not the only one with things like the aforementioned invader farming and 360 hackers as well as things like lag-switching factoring in. Thank goodness this game doesn't have a Scraping Spear, or we'd have another one to deal with :|

    While we don't have a widely-accepted term for low-level invading, I believe the MMO term "twink" applies nicely because it describes an almost identical situation in which a player by some means acquires gear that they should not have until a much later time as a way to gain an unfair advantage over any other player at that level in a PvP setting.
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    Post by ErrJon6661 Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:50 am

    You guys are both free to update the definition on the page happy
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    Post by BLA1NE Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:56 am

    That's a pretty good list. A few missing ones, off the top of my head:

    MSGS - Manserpent Greatsword
    MLGS - Moonlight Greatsword
    GLGS - Greatlord Greatsword (greatswords are popular for acronyms!)
    DGH - Demon's Great Hammer
    DGA - Demon Great Axe
    O&S - Ornstein and Smough

    That's all I can think of right now...

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    DW - Darkwraith
    DM - Darkmoon

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    TCC - Tin Crystallization Catalyst
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    Post by ErrJon6661 Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:03 am

    Added Blaine
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    Post by BLA1NE Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:08 am

    Oh, also:

    GL - Gravelord
    ToG - Tomb of Giants
    LI - Lost Izalith
    PW or PWoA - Painted World of Ariamis
    DoC - Daughter of Chaos
    BoC - Bed of Chaos

    There's a lot of these! Would probably be best if we arranged them by category: location, covenant, weapon, spell, etc.
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    Post by ErrJon6661 Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:12 am

    They're currently done alphabetically. But that is a great idea. I'm not in the state of mind to do so hahaha, but I can do it tomorrow I believe.

    Those were also added.
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    Post by Reaperfan Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:21 am

    I added in that bit about griefing. Hopefully it doesn't break the flow of the acronym list too much :|
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    Post by BLA1NE Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:31 am

    I went through the wiki pages to find any remaining acronyms we use and haven't listed yet.

    CRS - Crystal Ring Shield (rarely ever mentioned anymore, post-nerf!)
    GCS - Grass Crest Shield

    BSS - Balder Side Sword (not: Broken Straight Sword, Barbed Straight Sword)
    *** - Astora's Straight Sword (lol nobody uses this one, but I couldn't resist)
    DGM - Demon Great Machete

    SMS - Strong Magic Shield (rarely used since it's not broken anymore)
    WDB - White Dragon Breath
    PW - Power Within
    GMB - Great Magic Barrier

    RoF - Ring of Fog (rarely used anymore, post-patch; not to be confused with RoFaP, RoFP, Ring of FaP)

    BB - Bottomless Box
    WSS/ RSS - White sign/ Red Sign


    I went through the shields, weapons, spells, rings, items, locations (none we missed), and bosses (none we missed). If I missed any, it's because I didn't deem them popular enough! silly


    Edit: foiled by the language-check! Astora's Straight Sword will never have an acronym on this site.
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    Post by djgq42 Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:13 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:I went through the wiki pages to find any remaining acronyms we use and haven't listed yet.

    CRS - Crystal Ring Shield (rarely ever mentioned anymore, post-nerf!)
    GCS - Grass Crest Shield

    BSS - Balder Side Sword (not: Broken Straight Sword, Barbed Straight Sword)
    *** - Astora's Straight Sword (lol nobody uses this one, but I couldn't resist)
    DGM - Demon Great Machete

    SMS - Strong Magic Shield (rarely used since it's not broken anymore)
    WDB - White Dragon Breath
    PW - Power Within
    GMB - Great Magic Barrier

    RoF - Ring of Fog (rarely used anymore, post-patch; not to be confused with RoFaP, RoFP, Ring of FaP)

    BB - Bottomless Box
    WSS/ RSS - White sign/ Red Sign


    I went through the shields, weapons, spells, rings, items, locations (none we missed), and bosses (none we missed). If I missed any, it's because I didn't deem them popular enough! silly


    Edit: foiled by the language-check! Astora's Straight Sword will never have an acronym on this site.

    sorry if i missed it, but what does afk mean?
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    Post by BLA1NE Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:02 pm

    Away From Keyboard--this is an expression people use in all online games, to mean that they stepped away from the game for a moment.
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    Post by ErrJon6661 Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:04 pm

    AFK won't be added. Its meant to be abbreviations unique to this forum.

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