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(06-Jul-2009 at 02:43)


WoW Acronym List

Feel free to update this with anything I've missed. If there are two seperate acronyms for something, I intended to only include what I considered more common (e.g. SS for Soulstone instead of Steady Shot).

General:
1H: One Handed
2H: Two Handed
AH: Auction House
AoE: Area of Effect
AP: Attack Power
BC: Burning Crusade
BoE: Bind on Equip
BoP: Bind on Pick-up
CC: Crowd Control
CD: Cool Down
DK: Death Knight
DOT: Damage Over Time
DPS: Damage Per Second (also refers to anyone who is not a tank or healer)
DW: Dual Wield
FFA: Free For All
FP: Flight Path
g2g: Good to go
GM: Game Master / Guild Master
HK: Honourable Kill
HOT: Heal Over Time
L2P: Learn to Play
LF: Looking For
LFG: Looking For Group
LFM: Looking For More
LFW: Looking For Work
LoS: Line of Sight
MC: Mind Control
ML: Master Looter
MT: Main Tank
mt: mistell
NPC: Non Playable Character
OMW: On My Way
OOM: Out of Mana
OP: Overpowered
OT: Off Tank
PoM: Prayer of Mending
PST: Please Send Tell (/t PlayerName)
PUG: Pick Up Group
PVE: Player Vs. Environment
PVP: Player Vs. Player
QQ: Crying (not actually an acronym, but will help people who are curious)
RP: Roleplay
RPPVP: Roleplay Player vs. Player
SP: Spell Power
WTB: Want To Buy
WTS: Want To Sell
WTT: Want To Trade
XP: Experience

Races:
BE: Blood Elf
UD: Undead

Cities:
IF: Ironforge
SW: Stormwind
TB: Thunder Bluff
UC: Undercity

Dungeons:
H / Roic (An H or 'Roic' before any dungeon means Heroic Mode)
AN: Azjol-Nerub
BF: Blood Furnace
BFD: Blackfathom Deeps
BRD: Blackrock Depths
BRS: Blackrock Spire (LBRS = Lower ; UBRS = Upper)
CoS: Caverns of Time: The Culling of Stratholme
DM: Dire Maul
DTK: Drak'Tharon Keep
HoL: Ulduar: Halls of Lightning (HHoL - Heroic)
HoS: Ulduar: Halls of Stone
OK: Ahn'Kahet: The Old Kingdom
RFD: Razorfen Downs
RFK: Razorfen Kraul
SFK: Shadowfang Keep
SM: Scarlet Monostary
ST: Sunken Temple
UB: Underbog
UK: Utgarde Keep
UP: Utgarde Pinnacle
VC: Van Cleef (Deadmines boss)
VH: Violet Hold
WC: Wailing Caverns
ZF: Zul'Farrak

Raids:
BT: Black Temple
BWL: Blackwing Layer
EoE: Eye of Eternity
MC: Molten Core
OS: Obsidian Sanctum
TK: Tempest Keep
VoA: Vault of Archavon

Battlegrounds:
AB: Arathi Basin
AV: Alterac Valley
EoTS: Eye of the Storm
WG: Wintergrasp
WSG: Warsong Gulch

Death Knight:
CoI: Chains of Ice
DG: Death Grip
DnD: Death & Decay

Druid:
GOTW: Gift Of The Wild
HOTW: Heart Of The Wild
LOTP: Leader Of The Pack
MOTW: Mark Of The Wild
ToL: Tree of Life

Hunter:
AotH: Aspect of the Hawk
AotP: Aspect of the Pack
AotV: Aspect of the Viper
AotW: Aspect of the Wild
BM: Beast Mastery
MM: Marksmanship

Mage:
AI: Arcane Intellect
AB: Arcane Brilliance
CoC: Cone of Cold

Paladin:
HoJ: Hammer of Justice
HoS: Hand of Salvation
LoH: Lay on Hands
SoB: Seal of Blood
SoC: Seal of Command
SoL: Seal of Light
SoR: Seal of righteousness
SotC: Seal of the Crusader
SoV: Seal of Vengeance
SoW: Seal of Wisdom

Priest:
CoH: Circle of Healing
FH: Flash Heal
FW: Fear Ward
PoH: Prayer of Healing

Rogue:
CloS: Cloak of Shadows
FoK: Fan of Knives

Shaman:
BL: Bloodlust (Horde)
CL: Chain Lightning
GW: Ghost Wolf
ToW: Totem of Wrath

Warlock:
CoA: Curse of Agony
CoD: Curse of Doom
CoE: Curse of the Elements
CoR: Curse of Recklessness
CoT: Curse of Tongues
CoX: Curse of Exhaustion
DC: Death Coil
FD: Fel Domination
SF: Soul Fire
SoC: Seed of Corruption
SS: Soulstone
UA: Unstable Affliction
VW: Voidwalker

Warrior:
TC: Thunder Clap
WW: Whirlwind

Profession Based:
BS: Blacksmither
DE: Disenchanter
JC: Jewelcrafter
LW: Leatherworker

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Last edited by Saint Sinner, 24-Jul-2009 at 21:25.
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(06-Jul-2009 at 02:55)


Greeney did you come up with that on your own?
IE the idea to post it?

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(06-Jul-2009 at 05:02)


Yup.

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(06-Jul-2009 at 08:43)
Another one for your list:

PoM - Prayer of Mending (Priest)
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(06-Jul-2009 at 13:01)


Ive also head the druid buff called a Paw cause it looks like a paw

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(06-Jul-2009 at 16:01)


On my server we said HC, i.e ''AN HC' for heroic mode.
And DM is very likely to mean Deadmines if you're ally

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(06-Jul-2009 at 22:45)


Re: WoW Acronym List

Originally Posted by DeRnhelm: View Post
On my server we said HC, i.e ''AN HC' for heroic mode.
And DM is very likely to mean Deadmines if you're ally
But DM for Dire Maul is more common, I think, and I'm trying just to use the more common acronym when there are multiple ones.

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(06-Jul-2009 at 23:14)


Re: WoW Acronym List

Originally Posted by Greeney: View Post
But DM for Dire Maul is more common, I think, and I'm trying just to use the more common acronym when there are multiple ones.
Well DM does pretty much exclusively mean Deadmines on alliance.

What with it being the first instance and all, and people always wanting boosts in it.

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Re: WoW Acronym List

Originally Posted by Swifty: View Post
Well DM does pretty much exclusively mean Deadmines on alliance.

What with it being the first instance and all, and people always wanting boosts in it.
And no one ever doing Dire Maul anymore (unless that changed somewhere after I quit).

Another acronym used for the Deadmines, back when I played anyway, was 'VC'. This was short for 'Van Cleef', the final boss in the Deadmines.
This to alleviate confusion between Dire Maul and Deadmines. Most people used DM anyway, but I saw VC quite a bit as well.

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(07-Jul-2009 at 01:20)


I heard it's called VC too, but Dire Maul still had stuff for the warlocks who don't have hundreds or thousands of gold on other chars. :P

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To me it's always been dm for Deadmines and DM for Dire Maul


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I used to call Deadmines DM until a guildie corrected me (this was about when I first started in October of '06). Since then I've used VC for Deadmines and DM for Dire Maul.

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If you need to update the list please let a mod know

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(24-Jul-2009 at 03:31)


LoS - Line of Sight can be added under General section.
PoM - Prayer of Mending can be added under Priest section.
VC - Van Cleef (Deadmines boss) can be added under Dungeons section.

Would appreciate if you could keep in alphabetical order per section. Thanks.

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