While playing games or hanging out with friends, does your boyfriend speak weird words you wish you understood? Does your Grandmother get on your case because she doesn't understand this "funny" language you let slip out during dinner? Are you new to gaming and wish to know what the heck everyone is talking about? Why is everyone spamming "GG" at the end of every game? And what is "spamming"? Then bookmark this post and it will save your life!
Ok, ok, ok, so I may be exaggerating a little bit. Please excuse me for adding a sales-pitch-like dramatic flair for my introduction to my post.
When I first started dating Breaky, yeah, there were terms and acronyms I had no clue about. I'm not shy, and am confident in my vocabulary abilities to not be ashamed to admit naivety about what the heck they were talking about. So I just asked. Obviously, by consistent questioning didn't bother Breaky, because that was 4 years ago and we are still together. Married, even.
Now, if I were to have tried to write up my own definition of what these words mean, it may seem a little like:
So I asked a few people who are respectable in the gaming world and whom I have heard use these words before. AKA "experts". So if you have additions, please feel free to comment below.
Aggro: When something or someone is focusing on you OR you or someone is focusing very hard on something
BM: Bad Mannered, a label given to someone who is considered mean and unfriendly.
Buff: When changes are made to someone or something to increase its effectiveness
FTW: For the win!
GG: Good Game
GGWP: Good game, well played
GLHF: Good luck, have fun
Grind: Doing a very tedious task to get some reward in the end
GTG: Got to go
Lag; When something is causing someone to be slower than usual, late reactions
Meta; What the current state of said topic is. Similar to "trends" but more gaming related
Nerf: When changes are made to someone or something to reduce its effectiveness
Noob: Term used to refer to someone being bad or just generally new to something
OP: Original poster OR Overpowered, meaning something is considered too strong or powerful
Salty: Being very upset about a person or act with little logic behind it
Spam/Spamming: Typing over and over again in a very rapid manner, often times the same thing repeated
Troll/Trolling: An extreme form of being sarcastic or mean, usually with the intention to upset someone else
Hopefully this will help someone understand what people are talking about. I could have used this when I first started dating Breaky, but if it can help one person, or even is entertaining to a few seasoned professionals, then I guess it was worth it. :)