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Common Game/Forum/IRC Abbreviations and Acronyms


By Azan
Previously by Vaseline28


Table of Contents
Having trouble finding the section you want? You can browse using CTRL+F or Command+F and then type what appears in brackets in this Table of Contents next to the section you need.

Haven't found the abbreviation or acronym you were searching for? Questions? Comments? Complaints? Corrections? Suggestions? Want to add abbreviations or acronyms to this guide? Please me at any time!

Please note that the owner (Azan) is not active on these forums anymore. Should you want to take over this guide, you are very welcome to do so by directly asking one of the DF Guides ArchKnights.


[UP] 0- Updates Log
[IN] 1- Introduction
[WE] 2- Weapons
[AC] 3- Accessories
[CL] 4- Classes
[ST] 5- Statistics (Stats)
[IGAC] 6- In-game Acronyms
[IGAB] 7- In-game Abbreviations
[SMGD] 8- Staff Members and Game Developers
[FAC] 9- Forum & Community Acronyms
[FAB] 10- Forum & Community Abbreviations
[FAR] 11- Forum Areas
[IRC] 12- IRC
[ACK] 13- Acknowledgements





0- Updates Log [UP]

17/07/15: Guide taken over from Vaseline28. Fully up to date and ready for submission!
05/08/15: Baltael's Aventail and Not-So-Tiny Bubbles added.
07/08/15: This guide now has a banner! Evolved ChickenCow Armor and "to be honest" added. Corrections to ChickenCow Armor, Ascended ChickenCow Armor and Sepulchure.
08/08/15: Chronomancer, Chronocorrupter, Clans, Factions, Guilds & Houses, RolePlay Board, RolePlay Academy and Elemental Championships added. Updates Log (the thing you're reading right now!) added in the Table of Contents.
10/08/15: Massive update! Equipment Comparison added. Introduction reworked. Descriptions and explanations for all the acronyms and abbreviations added. Text format reworked. Staff Members and Game Developers section added. *whew*
17/08/15: Correction to the Table of Contents.
23/08/15: Black Market Moglin, Zephyros, Immobility and Immobility Resistance added. Correction to Crit.
25/08/15: Alternative Character and Plane of Elemental Spirits added.
18/09/15: Weapon Damage per Turn and Talk Like a Pirate Day added.
18/10/15: One-Hit KO, OmniBlade and Ultra OmniKnight Blade added.
04/11/15: PM image adjusted.
20/12/15: Waves per Minute, Waves per Hour and Hourly Wave Count added. Correction to Ash and Acknowledgements.
24/12/15: Undead Assault added. Correction to OverSoul and Updates Log.
03/09/16: Rectifications to IRC and to Staff Members and Game Developers.




1- Introduction [IN]


Greetings and salutations, DragonFable player! By playing the game or browsing the DragonFable forums, you may have noted that a lot of acronyms and abbreviations are used in many places. If you have difficulties understanding one or more of them... you are in the right place! This guide lists all the acronyms and abbreviations, used both in-game, in the forums and in Internet Relay Chat (IRC), and explains their meaning. I hope you will find here the information you seek!

But wait! You do not know what abbreviations and/or acronyms are? Just keep reading, this is also explained!

What is an Acronym?
An acronym is a series of letters which do not make up part of a word or a different word.
An acronym can be said either as the seperate letters(e.g. C-C-A) or said all together (e.g. LUK). The letters are quite often taken from the word (e.g. ChickenCow Armour = CCA).
If they are not then they are key letters in the word/phrase.

What is an Abbreviation?
An abbreviation is a shortened version of the word. For instance, we may take a word and use the first few letters for our abbreviation. An example of this would be: Administrator = Admin. We have used the first 5 letters of Administrator to get Admin.

If you are still not convinced or are even more confused by these rough outlines of what acronyms and abbreviations are than you were before reading them, the dictionary and Wikipedia are your friends!




2- Weapons [WE]


The things you use to smack or stab monsters and to throw fireballs on them! There are hundreds (if not thousands) of weapons in DragonFable, and only the most legendary and well-known have their own acronym or abbreviation.

Scythes
Multi-elements
• TCE - Time Core Edge. Element-changing Rare weapon that was available for staff member Cronix's birthday.
• UDASoE - Ultimate Dragon Amulet Scythe of Elementals. Element-changing Rare weapon that was available for DragonFable's 7th birthday.
• UDSoE - Ultimate Dragon Scythe of Elementals. Element-changing Rare weapon that was available for DragonFable's 7th birthday.

Ice
• FC - Frozen Claymore. Rare weapon that was available after defeating the mighty dragon Akriloth.
• VIK - Vanilla Ice Katana. Weapon available after defeating Drakonnan during the Fire War.

Metal
• GB - Guardian Blade. Weapon available in the Willowshire Guardian Tower from Lord Alexander Valorous's Ghost.

Light
• BoD - Blade of Destiny. Weapon available for those who have completed the Archknight saga.

Darkness
• NSoD - Necrotic Sword of Doom. Part of the Doomknight Special Offer package.

Stone
• BoA - Blade of Awe. One of the Lore Replicas weapons available through Eyegor in the Rosewood.

Water
• OKB - OmniBlade (also called OmniKnight Blade). Reward for completing the Phantom Pixel event for Artix Entertainment's 12th anniversary in 2014.
• UOKB - Ultra OmniKnight Blade (future weapon!). Reward for completing the Rise of the Shadow Council event for Artix Entertainment's 13th anniversary in 2015.

Warrior Weapons
Darkness
• SRoD – ShadowReaper of Doom. One of the three Doom weapons sold by the Mysterious Stranger.

Light
• BLoD – Blinding Light of Destiny. One of the three Destiny weapons purified by Artix.

Mage Weapons
Darkness
• SSoD – SkullStaff of Doom. One of the three Doom weapons sold by the Mysterious Stranger.

Light
• DSoD – DragonStaff of Destiny. One of the three Destiny weapons purified by Artix.

Rogue Weapons
Darkness
• TBoD – Twin Blades of Doom. One of the three Doom weapons sold by the Mysterious Stranger. (note that this acronym is not frequently used)

Light
• TBoD – Twin Blades of Destiny. One of the three Destiny weapons purified by Artix. (note that this acronym is not frequently used)




3- Accessories [AC]


Capes, wings, helms, rings, necklaces, belts, trinkets, or non equippable items... all the gear you need before heading out of town towards adventure! Only the most well-known ones have their acronym or abbreviation.

Capes and Wings
• None known

Helms
• BA - Baltael's Aventail. Artifact for Soulweaver and Master Soulweaver classes.

Rings
• DDR – Defender's Dragon Ring. One of the Defender's Dragon items available in the Falconreach Town Hall in exchange for Defender's Medals.
• DR – Defender's Ring. One of the Defender's items available in the Falconreach Town Hall in exchange for Defender's Medals.

Necklaces
• DDN – Defender's Dragon Necklace. One of the Defender's Dragon items available in the Falconreach Town Hall in exchange for Defender's Medals.
• DN – Defender's Necklace. One of the Defender's items available in the Falconreach Town Hall in exchange for Defender's Medals.

Belts
• DDB - Defender's Dragon Belt. One of the Defender's Dragon items available in the Falconreach Town Hall in exchange for Defender's Medals.
• DB - Defender's Belt. One of the Defender's items available in the Falconreach Town Hall in exchange for Defender's Medals.

Trinkets
• NSTB - Not-So-Tiny Bubbles. Trinket with a Blind effect available from the Aria in Wanderland questchain.

Stackable/Non Equippable Items
• DM - Defender's Medal. Item dropped in wars that can be merged for top-tier gear.
• SBS - Shadow Bone Shard. Item dropped from quests in Braughlmurk Cape.
• UDE - Unlucky Doom Essence . Item dropped in various places used to upgrade Doom weapons.
• USB - Undead Slayer Badge. Item dropped in various places used to train Paladin, Necromancer and Deathknight and to upgrade Destiny weapons.




4- Classes [CL]


In DragonFable, most of the classes have their own abbreviation or acronym. They are very frequently used on the forums.

Tier 0
• CC, CCA or CCL – ChickenCow Armor, also called "ChickenCow" or "ChickenCow Lord". Joke class dropped in various places.
• SB – Snugglebear Armor. Joke class of Hero's Heart Day.

Tier 2
• DS – DragonSlayer. Class available from Galanoth in Dragesvard.
• ECC, ECCA or ECCL – Evolved ChickenCow Armor, also called "Evolved ChickenCow" or "Evolved ChickenCow Lord". Evolved version of ChickenCow Armor.
• FMA – Frost Moglin Armor. Seasonal class available during Frostval.
• GA - Guardian Armor. Class available to those who upgraded in the game AdventureQuest Classic.
• Necro – Necromancer. Class available from Zorbak in the Necropolis.
• Pally – Paladin. Class available from Artix in the Necropolis.
• PKL – Pumpkin Lord Armor. Seasonal class available during Mogloween.
• SH – Shadow Hunter. Class unlocked during Mogloween from Symone, available at Castle Valtrith.
• SW – SoulWeaver. Class available from Tomix in Ravenloss.
• Techno – Technomancer. Class available to players level 30 or above from Yix in Popsprocket.
• TS – Togslayer. Class unlocked during Frostval from Storm, available at Oaklore.

Tier 3
• ACC or ACCA – Ascended ChickenCow Armor, also called "Ascended ChickenCow". Ultimate version of ChickenCow Armor.
• AoT – Avatar of Time. Rare class available by purchasing the 2015 Artix Calendar.
• CC – Chronocorrupter. Rare class available by purchasing the 2012 Artix Calendar.
• CM – Chronomancer. Rare class available by purchasing the 2011 Artix Calendar.
• CW – ChaosWeaver (future armor!)
• DK – DeathKnight. Class available from Sir Malifact in the Necropolis.
• DL – DragonLord. Class available from Lady Celestia in Sunbreeze Grove.
• EDL – Evolved DragonLord. Aesthetically evolved version of DragonLord.
• EPKL – Evolved PumpkinLord Armor. Evolved version of Pumpkin Lord Armor.
• ET – enTropy. Class available for DragonCoins at Cysero's Superstore.
• FW – FleshWeaver (potential armor!)
• GPS – Gnomish Personal Steamtank (Vr 1.0, Mk II). Class available for DragonCoins in Popsprocket.
• KAA – Kathool Adept Armor. Class available for DragonCoins at Cysero's Superstore.
• IBR – Icebound Revenant. Class available for DragonCoins at Cysero's Superstore.
• MSW – Master SoulWeaver. Evolved version of SoulWeaver.
• Pyro – Pyromancer. Class available for DragonCoins at Cysero's Superstore.
• RW – RiftWalker. Evolved version of Warrior available in Atrea.
• TK – TimeKiller. Rare class available by purchasing the 2013 Artix Calendar.

Tier 4
• DmK – DoomKnight. Part of the Doomknight Special Offer package.

Others
• DR – DragonRider Armor. Temporary armor for Titan battles.




5- Statistics (Stats) [ST]


Your Stat points can be converted into Stats that will help you during battles and special rolls. There are seven stats and each of them has its own acronym.

• STR – Strength. Base damage modifier for Melee attacks.
• DEX – Dexterity. Base damage modifier for Pierce attacks.
• INT – Intelligence. Base damage modifier for Magic attacks.
• END – Endurance. Health points modifier.
• CHA – Charisma. Damage modifier for pets and guests.
• LUK – Luck. Critical Strike, Bonus to Hit, Evasion and Roll modifier in a small way.
• WIS – Wisdom. Mana points modifier.




6- In-game Acronyms [IGAC]


Directly in the game or amongst the community, you will find some acronyms to describe in-game concepts, whether they are related to gameplay or storyline.

Gameplay elements
• AI – Artificial Intelligence. The way the computer determines which skill is used by non player-controlled fighters in battles.
• B/D/P – Block/Dodge/Parry Defense. Three of your six defensive rolls.
• BtH - Bonus to Hit (also referred to as Bonus) . Additional chance to hitting the target.
• CC – Color Custom. Item, class or part of your character's body that you can customize to suit your taste.
• DC – Dragon Coins. In-game currency that costs real-life money. You can use Dragon Coins to buy unique items, classes or special advantages.
• DoT - Damage over Time . Fixed amount of damage that you or your target take each turn when an effect that triggers it is applied.
• DPT or WDPT – (Weapon) Damage per turn. The amount of damage dealt by a DoT determined by your weapon's damage.
• HoT: Heal over Time Fixed amount of healing that you or your target take each turn when an effect that triggers it is applied.
• HP – Health points. Points remaining before you die.
• ID# - Individual Identification number. Used to recognize a player in the Player versus Player system.
• Lvl – Level. Your level. The higher your level is, the stronger you are.
• MMO - Massively Multiplayer Online usually followed by 'RPG'. Type of online games.
• MP – Mana points. Points used for casting skills on classes.
• M/P/M – Melee/Pierce/Magic Defense. Three of your six defensive rolls.
• NPC – Non player controlled character. These are the characters you meet and interact with in the game.
• OHKO – One-Hit KO. Killing your foe in one turn.
• PvP – Player versus Player. System that allows players to battle against other characters controlled by the computer.
• RNG: Random Number Generator. Random number roll performed. The RNG determines misses, hits, special effects triggering, drop rates, etc.
• RPG – Role-Playing Game. Type of online games.
• SO - Special Offer. Package that costs real-life money and usually comes with unique items, classes or special advantages.
• WPH – Waves Per Hour. The amount of war waves defeated by a player or by the community in an hour.
• WPM – Waves Per Minute. The amount of war waves defeated by a player or by the community in a minute.
• XP or Exp – Experience points. The more of those you have, the higher your level will be!

Storyline elements
• BMM – Black Market Moglin. Found in Falconreach, this shady dealer will upgrade various items for you.
• DA – Dragon Amulet. Amulet your character receives when you upgrade your account. Its main use is to unlock special items, areas, classes or advantages, help you understand draconic language and grow your dragon into titan form.
• DE – Dragon Egg. Your dragon's egg.
• MS - Mysterious Stranger. Mysterious figure that sells you Doom weapons and becomes quite important in the Book 1 Finale.
• NBoD - Necrotic Blade of Doom. The DoomKnight Sepulchure's weapon.
• PoES – Plane of Elemental Spirits. Where Weavers go when they die and become Elemental Spirits.
• SMUDD - Super Mega Ultra Darkness Dracolich. Ultimate foe of Book 1.
• SS – ShadowScythe. Sepulchure's army of undead creatures.
• TLAPD – Talk Like A Pirate Day. Arr, th' best day fer th' pirates!
• TS - Tomix Saga. Tomix's storyline in Ravenloss, both in Book 1 and Book 3.




7- In-game Abbreviations [IGAB]


Directly in the game or amongst the community, you will find some abbreviations to describe in-game concepts, whether they are related to gameplay or storyline.

Gameplay elements
• Alt – Alternative Character. A character that is not your main character.
• Boost – PowerBoost. Damage increase.
• Crit – Critical Hit. Chance to score double the damage intended on a hit.
• Immo – Immobility. Element associated to Stunning effects.
• ImmoRes – Immobility Resistance. Elemental resistance that determines whether a Stun works or not.
• Stats – Statistics. Modifiers that help you during battles or special rolls.
• Temp – Temporary. Item that will disappear from your backpack when you log out.

Storyline elements
• Seppy - Sepulchure. DoomKnight, leader of the ShadowScythe, main antagonist from Book 1.




8- Staff Members and Game Developers [SMGD]


In various Artix Entertainment games, staff members and game developers are sometimes called by a nickname. Note that as not every game developer or staff member has a nickname, this is not a list of all game devs/staff, solely of those who have a frequently used nickname.

DragonFable Developers
• Ash - Ashendal. Former DF programmer and coder.
• Drace - Dracelix. DF artist.
• Elly or Gildarts - Elryn. DF Guest writer.
• Eukky - Eukara Vox. DF Guest writer.
• Geo - geopetal. Former DF lead and writer.
• M4B - Melissa4Bella. Forum administrator and game liaison.
• Rags - Ragsrun. DF artist.
• San - San Robin. DF writer.
• TM - True Mortal. DF artist - on hiatus.
• Tom - Tomix. DF lead, artist, animator and writer.
• Verly - Verlyrus. DF programmer and coder.

AdventureQuest Classic Developers
• Eukky - Eukara Vox. AQ Storyline Developer Co-Lead.
• Fal - Falerin. AQ Storyline Developer Co-Lead.
• IMR - In Media Res. AQ programmer and coder.
• LB - Lord Barrius. Former AQ writer.
• Zeph - Zephyros. Former AQ programmer, balancer and writer.

MechQuest Developers
• Ash - Ashendal. Former MQ programmer and coder.
• Mae - Maegwyn. Former MQ lead.

Other Developers
• Cy - Cysero. AQ3D lead.




9- Forum & Community Acronyms [FAC]


Lots of acronyms are used by the community to describe forum or community concepts.

Forum Acronyms
• AK – ArchKnight. Volunteer moderator for one or more forum boards.
• FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions. A post regrouping questions frequently asked.
• FI – Forum Issues. Issues... with the forums. Kinda self-explanatory, isn't it?
• MtAK – Meet The ArchKnights. When an ArchKnight gets a new forum board to take care of, they can post here a MtAK where people will ask them questions and get to know them more.
• MtM – Meet The Mods. When a Moderator gets a new forum board to take care of, they can post here a MtM where people will ask them questions and get to know them more.
• PM – Private Message. Message sent via the forums to a specific member.
• ToC - Table of Contents. A table... of contents. Kinda self-explanatory, isn't it?

Community Acronyms
• AE– Artix Entertainment. The company that produces all the Artix games.
• AQ or AQC - AdventureQuest Classic. Artix Entertainment's very first RPG.
• AQ3D - AdventureQuest 3D. Artix Entertainment's very first 3D game.
• AQD - AdventureQuest Dragons. Mobile game produced in association with Cookie Clicker.
• AQW - AdventureQuest Worlds. MMORPG and most popular game of Artix Entertainment.
• BG- BattleGems. Artix Entertainment's very first mobile game.
• DF – DragonFable. The game you are actively playing because you are awesome.
• DN – Design Notes. Posted by staff members on game websites announcing the game's progress.
• ED - EpicDuel. Player versus Player futuristic game.
• HS - HeroSmash. Super Hero style multiplayer game.
• HWC – Hourly Wave Count. Posted in war threads by players, they summarize the progress of an ongoing war for the last hour.
• LoL - Legends of Lore. First version of AQ3D. Shut down due to problems. (not Leagues of Legends. :P )
• MQ - MechQuest. Futuristic RPG.
• OS - OverSoul. Former staff member Nulgath's personal game.
• PvP - Pony versus Pony. Portal game where you play as a pony.
• SFM – Speed Farming Mode. Fastest as possible type of farming.
• UA - Undead Assault. Infinite runner mobile game where you play as Artix.
• WF - WarpForce. Futuristic extension of AQC. Abandoned.




10- Forum & Community Abbreviations [FAB]


Lots of abbreviations are used by the community to describe forum or community concepts.

• Acc – Accomplishment. Something you share on the forums because you're very proud of it!
• Admin – Administration or Administrator. Administrates the community and the forums.
• Avvy - Avatar . The image that appears with your name when you post on the AE forums.
• Dev - Game developer. Develops one of the AE games.
• Dis – Disaccomplishment. Something you share on the forums because it's a fail. Nobody's perfect!
• Mod – Forum Moderator. Moderates the community and the forums.
• Sig – Signature. Personalized signatures that you choose to display or not when you post.
• Wep - short for weapon. Pretty self-explanatory, isn't it?




11- Forum Areas [FAR]


The Artix Entertainment Forums have multiple areas, or boards, filling various tasks. Here is a list of those who have abbreviations or acronyms.

• BatStrat or BS - Battle Strategies. Having trouble with a quest or boss in one game? This is where you ask for help.
• CFG&H - Clans, Factions, Guilds & Houses. Official forum board for the clans, factions, guilds and houses in the AE games.
• EC - Equipment Comparison or Elemental Championships. You can post requests of equipment comparison in one game in the Equipment Comparison boards. The Elemental Championships are annual roleplay events.
• FS - Forum Support. Supporting board should you have an issue on the forums.
• GGD/GD – General Game Discussion/ General Discussion. Board where people can discuss of various topics.
• L&L - Legends and Lore. Forum board where people can post written and visual art.
• OOC (room) – Out of Character Room. Forum board where you can talk out of your character.
• Pedia – Encyclopedia. Detailed informations for everything found in the games.
• Q&A – Question and answer forum. Got a question? This is where you post it and wait 0.001 seconds before somebody answers.
• RPA - RolePlay Academy. This is where you practice your roleplay.
• RPB - RolePlay Board. Forum board for the roleplayers amongst us.




12- IRC [IRC]


Internet Relay Chat, known as IRC, is a chat frequently used by the AE community. Here are a few expressions you may expect to find on IRC.

• BS - Botserv
• CS - Chanserv
• IRCop - A Caelestia staff member operator
• Nick - Nickname, the name by which you are known
• NS - NickServ
• Op - A channel operator, they can set modes +v/+h/+o/+a etc.
• Oper - see 'Op' above
• PM - For when you query someone (/query <name> or /msg <name>)




13- Acknowledgements [ACK]


Thanks to:

-- The DragonFable Encyclopedia for the entry links.
-- crabpeople and Caststarter for corrections.
-- crabpeople, Caststarter, Deathsnake1 and Ultrapowerpie for suggestions.
-- Vaseline28, the previous owner.
-- Ashendal for being the awesome head moderator of the DragonFable Guides when this one was approved.
-- DragonFable for the great game!


quote:

Vaseline28's credits
Senomi15 - For creating the initial DragonFable post
Pae - For creating the idea with the AQ version
AtiwH - For suggesting about the Dragon Head Blade
Burn - (X2)For suggesting Guardian Blade, DragonLord and DragonMaster
Magic Number23 - Lots: FI, NH, Acc, Dis and Fire Cave
Alac - For giving the go-ahead to me to continue this guide
Lord Barrius - For De-spamming this and about another 50 posts from my other guides.
Some of the acronyms/abbreviations for this guide have been done by Senomi15 so my thanks to you. Also Senomi15 noted that Pae was the one who helped the guide so my thanks to Pae also.



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