afterlifex -> AQ Abbreviations and Acronyms (10/23/2011 7:08:32)
Common AQ Abbreviations and Acronyms
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Introduction this guide will be focusing on more common AQ related abbreviations, acronyms & terms as not all items need to be explained here. If you see an abbreviation, acronyms or terms during a conversation and can't figure it out given the subject or can't find it here the people at the AQ Questions/Answers will likely be more then happy to help. After that if you feel it should be added feel free to post here with reason(s) and link(s) if appropriate.
General non-AQ related abbreviations can also be found at Common Forum/IRC abbreviations though some crossover on my part may occur.
Table of Contents
Content Specific 
General AQ Forum 
Notes/Special Notes 
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Content Specific [.111]
AMR I/II/III: ArchMage Research I, II , III
BoA: Blade of Awe
BURP/B.U.R.P.: Big Ugly Rat Pests
CIT: Chieftain's Ironthorn
DB: Dragon Blade
DAoA: Deft Armor of Awe
DoA: Dagger of Awe
D.R.O.U.S.: Dark Rodent of Unusual Size
DUG(P): Deft UltraGuardian Plate
EoN: Eye of Naab
FFU: Fyre Force Ultimate
FGM: Fairy Godmother
GA: Guardian Angel
GB: Guardian Blade or Gift Box.
GD: Guardian Dragon ( Monster/ weapon special)
GGB: Golden Giftbox
GHA: Golden Holy Armor
GPP: Great Pumpkin Patch
GSS: Glacial Short Staff
HoD: Helm of Drakonnan or Helm of Drakonnas
HoRD: Head of Raydius Dragon
IAoA: Insightful Armor of Awe
IUG(P): Insightful UltraGuardian Plate
LR: Lightning Rod
MAoA: Mighty Armor of Awe
MS: Morningstar Plate or Mysterious Stranger
MUG(P): Mighty UltraGuardian Plate
PWD: Powerword Die
PWDU: Powerword Die Ultra
PWW: Powerword Whoops
RA: Random Adventure ('Battle Monsters' in the opening town scene)
RUB: Raynar's Ultimate Blade
SoA: Spear of Awe / Staff of Awe
SS: Sila's Staff
SO: Svadilfari's Oath
UAD: Ultra Akriloth, Dragon
UG: Ultra Guardian; Refers to the Ultra variants of the guardian no drops
UMAD: Ultra Magma Akriloth, Dragon
UX: Undead Xyphos
General AQ Forum [.222]
AMD: Adjusted Monster Defense (same as MOB) (see notes)
BRS or B/R/S: Base, Random and Stats (as in 500/500/300 BRS)
BtH: Bonus to Hit
FD: Fully Defensive
FO: Fully Offensive
FSB: Full Set Bonus
Limbo: Similar to TBA, used in reference to a quest or other content that has gone temporarily rare and is awaiting placement in a new location.
MC: MasterCraft (For more information see this link.)
MD: Mid Defensive
MO: Mid Offensive
M/R/M: Melee/Ranged/Magic (combat defense)
Perm: Permanent (refers to something being in shops permanently or remaining in the inventory even after logging out)
Proc: procedure (as in "proc rate") / Programmed Random Occurrence (see notes)
Rare: Unavailable in game at this time.
Temp: Temporary (refers to an item that'll disappear after logging out or upon getting another temp item, also something temporarily in shops)
BM: Beast Master
BSoD: Blue Scroll of Doom
CEB: Champion Elite Boss (For more information see this link.)
DOT: Damage Over Time
DPT: Damage Per Turn
HPK: Health Perfect Kill
KoO: Knights of Order (game staff)
MOB: Monster Overall Blocking (outdated version of AMD) (see notes)
MPK: Mana Perfect Kill
NPC: non-player character
PC: player character
PK: Perfect Kill
RNG: Random Number Generator
RPG: Role Playing Game
TBA: To Be Announced (see Limbo)
All previous owners and contributors.
Z for letting me do this & suggestions.
Relentless Chaos typo corrections.
Dreiko Shadrack for a good definition of "proc".
Some older items have been left as they do pop up from time to time for one reason or another.
Any help with suggestions of removing or adding abbreviations and acronyms is appreciated. As is policing of my spelling and grammar especially
The final additive total of monster combat defense and block from stats(DEX/8 + LUK/40 ).
Proc is a term inherited from MUDs, multi-user dungeons -- a precursor to the MMOGs of today. When an item in a MUD would have a special effect attached to it, the MUD's programming would use "SPEC_PROC", short for "special procedure", to attach the effect to the item by linking it to a procedure programmed elsewhere in the MUD's code. Because of this internal naming, "Spec Procs", and later just "Procs", refer to any unusual effect on an item.
"Proc" is short for spec_proc (SPECial PROCedure). In a MUD*, a spec_proc is a function** that occurs in response to something else. Weapon specials are a form of spec_procs.
"To proc" means "to have a spec_proc occur", and a "proc rate" means "the rate of a spec_proc occurring".
*Multi-User Dungeon. It's kinda like the 80s/90s version of MMOs.
**If you don't know what a function is, then just call it the more technical term, "thingamajig".
In AQ normally referring to the rate of a special.