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    Post by FinPeku Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:50 pm

    Hi guys! I’ve been thinking about this for a while now and I need your help. Understandably, since the majority of our most active members are DkS veterans, the amount of abbreviations and nicknames used about various things is prominent. This might cause some confusion among newer members or forum lurkers who are not that familiar with dark souls yet. So, I decided to make this collection of the most common abbreviations and nicknames to help new players out. I think I’ve seen a topic similar to this somewhere but I couldn’t find it so i made a new one.

    Keep in mind that some of these are more regularly used than others.

    I’m sure I have forgotten about something, so let’s try to make this as complete as possible together. There is a short list in the “new player help” wiki page but in my opinion, a dedicated topic could be easier to find.

    Here it is:


    A:

    AGS: Abyss Greatsword
    AR: Attack Rating
    Arty: Artorias

    B:

    BB: Bottomless Box
    BBoP: Black Bow of Pharis
    BKGA: Black Knight Great Axe
    BKGS: Black Knight Greatsword
    BKH: Black Knight Halberd
    BKS: Black Knight Sword/Shield
    BMC: Bloodred Moss Clump
    BoC: Bed of Chaos
    BP: Black Phantom.
    BPMC: Blooming Purple Moss Clump. Often just "moss"
    BS: Backstab
    BSS: Balder Side Sword

    C:

    Cat: Catalyst
    CB: Chaos Blade
    CFW: Chaos Fire Whip
    CMW: Crystal Magic Weapon
    CoD: Crown of Dusk
    Comp bow: Composite bow
    CS: The chaos servant covenant - it refers to either the covenant or its members.
    CS: Chaos Storm
    CSS: Crystal Soul Spear

    D:

    DB: Divine Blessing
    DBF: Dragon Bone Fist
    DGA: Demon Great Axe
    DGH: Demon's Great Hammer
    DGM: Demon Great Machete
    DGS: Dragon Great Sword
    DKGA: Dragon King Great Axe
    DM: Darkmoon Blade. Usually a member of the covenant, but could also mean the buff.
    DMB: Darkmoon blade. Usually the weapon buff but can also mean a member of the darkmoon blade covenant.
    DS : Demon Spear
    DSB: Dragonslayer Greatbow
    DSS: Dragonslayer Spear
    DST: Dark Silver Tracer
    DW: Darkwraith
    DWGR: Dark Wood Grain Ring

    E:

    EoD: Eye of Death

    F:

    Family Mask: One of the masks dropped by pinwheel. Check MoC, MoF and MoM.
    FH: Forest Hunter. The covenant or a member of it
    FS/surge: Fire Surge
    FS: Firestorm
    FT: Fire Tempest
    FW: Fire Whip

    G:

    Ganker: A player who is waiting with one or two phantoms to kill invaders. Generally frowned upon, but still very common.
    Gaxe: Regular greataxe.
    GB: Green Blossom
    GC: Great Combustion or Great Club
    GCFB: Great Chaos Fireball
    GCS: Grass Crest Shield
    GFB: Great Fireball
    GGSD: Gravelord Greatsword Dance.
    G. halberd: Gargoyle's Halberd
    GLS: Gravelord Sword
    GLGS: Great Lord Greatsword
    GMB: Great Magic Barrier
    GMW: Great magic weapon
    Griefer: In dark souls, griefer usually means a player who uses overpowered gear to invade low level players for easy kills. Griefing is often frowned upon, but very common at Burg, Parish and Depths.
    GS: Great Sword or Great Scythe
    GSD: Gravelord Sword Dance
    GSoA: Either Greatshield of Artorias, or Greatsword of Artorias

    H:

    HCSM: Homing Crystal Soul Mass
    HR: Hornet Ring
    HSM: Homing Soul Mass
    HW: Hidden Weapon

    K:

    Kat: Katana
    KJ: Karmic justice.

    L:

    LC: Large club

    M:

    MLBH: Moonlight Butterfly Horn
    MLGS: Moonlight Greatsword
    MoC: Mask of the Child
    MoF: Mask of the Father
    MoM: Mask of the Mother
    MSGS: Man-Serpent Greatsword
    Mura: Murakumo

    N:

    NG: New Game
    NG+: New Game Plus
    Nocs: Binoculars

    O:

    OGS: Obsidian Greatsword
    O&S: Ornstein and Smough

    P:

    PG: Princess Guard
    PGS: Painting Guardian Sword
    Plow: Four-Pronged Plow
    PMC: Purple Moss Clump, often just "moss"
    PvE: Player versus Engine/Environment
    PvP: Player versus Player
    PW: Power within (1) or The Painted World Of Ariamis (2).
    1. Pyromancy found from Blighttown.
    2. Hidden location found in Anor Londo.

    Q:

    QFS: Quelaag's furysword

    R:

    Ring of FaP: Ring of Favor and Protection
    RSS: Red Sign Soapstone
    RTSR: Red tearstone Ring

    S:

    SGA: Stone Greataxe
    SLB: Sunlight Blade
    SL: Soul Level
    SKS: Silver Knight Spear/Shield
    SoV: Spirit of Vengeance
    SS: Soul Spear
    Sunbro: A member of the Warrior of sunlight covenant or Solaire of Astora

    T:

    TCC: Tin Crystallization Catalyst
    TotG or ToG: Tomb of the Giants
    Turtle: A player who fights extremely defensively using a long spear or rapier and shield.
    TWoP: Tranquil Walk of Peace

    U:

    UGW: Ultra great weapon

    V:

    VoS: Vow of Silence

    W:

    WDB: White Dragon Breath
    WotG or WoG: Wrath of the Gods
    WP: Washing Pole
    WSS: White sign soapstone


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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:59 pm

    You really deserve rep for this. So I started it up for you.

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    Post by Uparkaam Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:48 pm

    +1

    This deserves to be stickied.
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    Post by Carphil Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:48 pm

    Great job! I must admit I didn't knew some of them happy
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    Post by FinPeku Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:55 pm

    Thanks guys!

    By the way. How would you define a griefer? That's an often used term which has a special meaning in dark souls.

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    Post by RANT Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:16 pm

    SLB is sunlight blade. nice post btw.
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    Post by FinPeku Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:52 pm

    True, fixed. If you find anything else to be corrected, please let me know happy
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    Post by DoughGuy Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:17 pm

    Griefer: Someone who uses glitches to gain overpowered equipment and then invade lowre level players who cannot counter such equipment.
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    Post by RANT Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:19 pm

    DoughGuy wrote:Griefer: Someone who uses glitches to gain overpowered equipment and then invade lowre level players who cannot counter such equipment.

    not all of them use glitches, some of them do low level runs to get all the stuff but the bb glitch made it A LOT worse and low level invasions got ruined because of it.
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    Post by DoughGuy Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:24 pm

    Griefer: Someone who uses glitches to gain overpowered equipment, or does a low level run with the express purpose of acquiring higher poewred gear, and then invade lower level players who cannot counter such equipment.
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    Post by FinPeku Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:26 am

    Hmm... Or: Someone who uses overpowered gear, and invades low level players who cannot counter such equipment. Griefing is usually frowned upon, but it's very common at Burg, Parish and Depths.
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    Post by FinPeku Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:39 pm

    I added "Griefer" and you may suggest a better definition if you think that's not good.


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    Post by Tolvo Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:55 pm

    Generally a griefer is someone who intends to cause grief in other players, simple as that. Not in the same way that an invader may cause problems though, they are merely looking for Player Versus Player combat, however a Griefer's complete intention is to ruin the experience of others. There are people who do it unintentionally, but the definition gets a bit blurry at that point. Gankers can be griefers, low level and high level invaders can be, and even solo hosts. The use of glitches, exploits, and unfair advantages are a common staple of a griefer.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:01 pm

    lol, wondered when someone would finally bother to do this.. Imminent sticky and rep farm ahead!

    However you missed out Min/maxer happy
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    Post by FinPeku Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:07 pm

    @Tolvo. Hmm... So i should probably divide griefer to a few different definitions. I'll see what i can do later. Too much difficult english for me at 3am big grin

    @Serious_much. True. I'll add min maxer later too.

    Edit. Oh, and i think 6 reputation points is plenty from this big grin Thanks everyone! We should start uprepping those who add something to this from now on.
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    Post by Serious_Much Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:15 pm

    haha, tolvo also started getting 6 rep from his threads, now look at him!
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    Post by swordiris Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:21 pm

    PG is princess guard.

    Great work +1
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    Post by Tolvo Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:26 pm

    I am the heavy weight champion of reputation, stay away from my title! silly

    GB, Green Blossom.

    BMC, Bloodred Moss Clump.

    PMC, Purple Moss Clump. Or, war, war never changes.

    BPMC, Blooming Purple Moss Clump.

    Nocs, Binoculars.

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    Post by Maneater_Mildred Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:50 pm

    WTF = Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. (why so many people are fascinated by these 3 days of the week I'm not sure)

    GG = good game.


    Great thread is great. cheers
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    Post by Tolvo Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:52 pm

    I only wish I had done it sooner...So my mound of reputation would blot out the sun...But I'm glad someone else made it. If I think of more I'll post them here, I should probably put this in the Resources Thread soon too. Which you guys should go and rep up...Because more reputation gives me a bigger ego, which I use to pick up chicks.

    "Excuse me, obviously you haven't heard of me. I'm Tolvo, I have a very high reputation and post count on the niche game forum for the wiki, the Dark Souls Wikispaces forum. So, wanna go back to your place?"

    One of these days, it'll work. Mark my words.
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    Post by FinPeku Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:53 pm

    Added. But what's that ***? If you actually mean three asterisks, i've never seen that used big grin

    And Tolvo, reputation race with a bearded man in tights would be just hopeless. Your safe... For now at least.
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    Post by DoughGuy Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:51 am

    Whats a UGW?
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    Post by SlakeMoth Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:16 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. At last I can look up what those darn acronyms are. They've been a thorn in my side for ages and although I've been playing Dark Souls forever I can never remember what they stand for.

    Oh, and Tolvo, if you want to get the gal, take my advice, bragging wont work. In fact from my experience, it's a turn off. Janis Joplin had the right idea when she sang 'Wont somebody buy me a Mercedes Benz.' Get the picture? That'd work big time. (Only joking). If you can make 'em laugh, you're halfway there and with a Lemon Cupcake-you're home free.
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    Post by DoughGuy Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:20 am

    For future reference Slake this is in the resources thread. Its how I pulled off such an epic necrobump silly
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    Post by Spurgun Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:23 am

    DoughGuy wrote:Whats a UGW?

    Ultra Great Weapon. IE, a UGS, a GA or a GH.

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