With a game this complex comes a lot of insider speak and jargon the lay-person doesn’t know or is afraid to ask since they seem like the only ones who aren’t in the club. It is with the purpose of schooling the lowly n00b that we have built a Glossary of World of Warcraft Common Terms. Kind of like a linguistic twink if you will. Thanks to everyone who helped compile the guide and if you see any errors or omissions that’s what the comments are for :-)

5 Comments so far

  1. Carbolic (unregistered) on April 17th, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

    Thank you! I just found out what a tank was last night after summoning my first voidwalker. For the last week I thought it was someone driving one of those big machines you see parked along the roadside near Ironforge.

    Now, can you clue us newbs on the Z in ZOMG? I expect it’s not Zarquon, oh my God.

  2. Jenn (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 2:33 pm

    It’s actually from trying to hit the Shift key to make OMG in caps and someone fat fingering and hitting the ZOMG instead. Kinda like PWNED instead of owned. Just a typo.

  3. nobody (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    I have also heard “pwned” as being “owned with a stick”

  4. Lex (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 3:39 pm



  5. Paul (unregistered) on April 18th, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

    I like this explaination.

    A social experiment started by Matthew Milan (Rick_Feynman) and James Curbo (hannibal)in January 2003 to explore methods of speading and popularizing internet memes. It was also a mocking jab at people who practiced “leet-speak”.

    Originally meant to be a more intense version of ‘OMG’ – who knows what it means now.

    Originally ‘launched’ in two places, the Toronto Raptors Usenet Group and the Raspberry Heaven Direct Connect hub. From there it spread into the anime fan-subbing community, the Something Awful forums and the 4-chan Image Boards.

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