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05 July 2007 @ 10:08 pm
In Which GWG Presented: (Advanced) Guild Wars Jargon  

If you thought I was going to introduce you to terms every casual Guild Wars player and their mother knows, you are sorely mistaken. I really don't need to bother with a post about '55(ing)', 'vanquish', 'gank', or notorious terms like 'Galrath', 'Ashes', 'ThK' or even 'DoA'...

We all know. Well, most of us do, and there's the Wiki for those of us who don't- new or casual players who don't keep track of things as much as... well, me, among a good many others. xD

What I'd like to document in this entry are modified Guild Wars terms- random 'slang' from inside your guild or alliance that got more popular and became part of the jargon- crazy terms that fit perfectly into the Guild Wars universe, and if we're really honest... pet terms we really just love to use for the sake of using them.

I'll start with a few from my own alliance, and hopefully more people will post and add their own suggestions, stories and experiences. I won't promise I'll add every term you throw at me, but I'm pretty sure I'll be updating this. ;)

Oh yeah... shouldn't have to say this, but the terms should fit the PG-13 label. :P

Ganquish verb, noun - Coined by yours truly, accidentally. A friend and I were vanquishing, and I commented on how amazingly well we were doing. In fact, we were kicking butt in a way that left many a monster backside black, blue and rather dead in a very short time frame. The typo was so appropriate that I now use it for every vanquish like it.

Abductape verb - Also coined by yours truly. Abducting a friend or guildie through party leader abuse, and ductape. Particularly useful for the tougher HM missions. ;)

Wurmbush verb, noun - Coined by... Shan, if I'm not mistaken. Taking blatant advantage of Junundu Wurms to kill mobs that are otherwise a royal pain in the behind- more specifically, making one de-Wurmed player pull the mob of enemies back to the range of the Wurmed players so that they can proceed to gank aforementioned mob.

Just three so far, I know. They're just my personal favourites and good examples of what I mean. I hope they've inspired you to post yours, along with their stories. Should be good fun. ^^
Whereabouts: Tihark Orchard
Mindset: hyperhyperrrrrrrrrr
Sound: Sunqua Serenity - Jeremy Soule
Annarti: [ZOMG] loveannarti on July 6th, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
Hi! Wandered here from the GW comm, cos I love language and all that geekery too X3 *waves* I've got a couple from my guild:

Ribbons noun - Female ele in (Elite) Sunspear armour. Because seriously, that's allllll they're wearing <3

Squishin noun - A crappy assassin. Like me =D A guildie friend and I go out with both our assassins at once, cos it's less embarassing when we both kill ourselves before the henchies and heroes do. We suck. Hence, we are the best of the squishins <3

Ruriknooo noun - With varying quantities of the letter O at the end. Fiery Dragon Sword, clearly, or someone wielding a Fiery Dragon Sword. We can't be the only guild that says this, srsly XD

Mango noun - Mahgo Hydra from the Fire Isles. Their name looks like mango =D

And various nicknames for the heroes, which people may also have come up with but I dunno:
Drunk Roo, Dunkaroo - Dunkoro
Talcum Powder - Tahlkora
Melon - Melonni. Yeah, we got creative with her >>
Elvelvea_aure on July 6th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)
Great ones. :D

In the category of Rurik-terminology, we have a nice one in the alliance as well, relating to monks:

Rurik Test, the - A test to see if you're worthy of continuing the game as a monk. Fresh out of Pre, Rurik can be quite the challenge to keep alive for a beginning monk in the Ascalon missions. (Rurik Jenkins, much?) He therefore makes the perfect test to see if you've got it in you to become a real monk or not. Failing the Rurik test means you're probably better off freeing the slot for another profession. ;)

No idea who coined that term, sadly, but I saw my guild leader Lau use it first.

If you've any credits to add to the terms you posted, feel free to let me know and I'll add their nicks or IGN depending on preference. Credit where it is due after all.

Have a laugh at Zhedburger, a pretty useless term but oh-so-appropriate whenever he (inevitably) dies.
Annarti: =Dannarti on July 6th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Oh I forgot, Socksy - Acolyte Sousuke *pats him*

I have no idea who they all specifically came from, unfortunately. General [ZOMG]-ness X3 Ribbons and the squishin were definitely ladylight tho.
Wouter: Gonzo Salvato AaO comic spritewestland_ska on July 6th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
Gonzo verb - to Gonzo is to agro the world to wake up any sleeping monks, spice up a dull ride or just for the fun of it. Basicly done only in [DotB] groups.
Kevhi__there on July 6th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
Gonzo verb - to Gonzo is to agro the world to wake up any sleeping monks, spice up a dull ride or just for the fun of it. Basicly done only in [DotB] groups.
Also known as "Leroy-ing" :-)

Wouterwestland_ska on July 6th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
nah, Leroy-ing isn't on purpose :)
ρrho on July 6th, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC)
Some of these may not be unique to our guild/alliance, so apologies if I'm repeating ubiquitous things.

'king Ironhammer (noun) - the letters the apostrophe replaces are left as an exercise to the reader.

Tiki Temple (noun) - because honestly, who can spell Tahnnakai?

hrad moed (noun) - lief hrad :(

nub island (noun) - Shing Jea/Istan

battle nightie (noun) - female mesmer enchanter armor

I'm sure there are a bunch more thatI'm forgetting as well.
Talaziatalazia on July 6th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Tiki Temple :) I'm gonna use that one ... I can never spell Tahnnakaii right either :)
Elv: fading colourselvea_aure on July 7th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Tiki Temple (noun) - because honestly, who can spell Tahnnakai?

Quoted for truth. xD

I think I'll start using 'battle nightie' for the Enchanter's sets- it was honestly my first thought when seeing it anyway. 'HOMG she's wearing my nightie! :o'
Nathan: guild warsdragoncookie on July 6th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
A few ones I've used:

Corpseport - Using a skill like Consume Corpse, usually to get to a less accessible part of an area.
Lagport - Appearing at a new location during heavy lag. This was actual helpful once when running through Frozen Forest, got me past a patrol.
Onion - Nickname for the henchman Orion, especially when he's suffering from heavy DP (first heard it used by my bro, not sure on its origin).
Elv: pyroelvea_aure on July 7th, 2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
I like corpseport, it sounds funky. :D
FireDreamerchilayse on July 6th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
....I need to use those!! ^_^
Elv: fire withinelvea_aure on July 7th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
This is what they're there for. ^^
The Drunken Logiciandrunklogic on July 8th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Meatbag noun - A term for the NPC henchmen (not heroes)...since after a while all they're good for is sucking up damage for shorter periods of time. I'm sure there's synonyms for this but this is the one that has stuck with my group.

Bonewhore noun - I'd be surprised if this was an original term, but it's original to my friend who came up with it...for (usually allied) Bone Horrors as they make any battle a targeting nightmare.
Cyberninja: No Facecube_166 on July 13th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
[b]Fairweather Friend of the Luxons/Kurzicks[/b] - A term to describe the sudden number of people with the Luxon/Kurzick titles ever since the skills were added.
Elv: fire withinelvea_aure on July 16th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
Or suddenly being rank 4 instead of rank 2. Weird, that.
Ragabashpooka_pest on July 13th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
Vansquishing - misspelling of "vanquishing," and has entered the common lingo among alliance- and guild-mates. Sometimes hyphenated as "van-squish." Ex. "You want to come van-squish with me?"

LOLRUSH - describes shrine capping during alliance battles, or anyone running way the hell ahead of the rest of the party. Ex. "Monks, don't forget to ping your energy when it's low and we are lolrush."
Elv: cold passionelvea_aure on July 16th, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
Vansquish sounds good. Is that vansquishing as in squishing enemies or getting squished, though? ;)
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Elv: heroineelvea_aure on July 16th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
Painfully true. I like it! xD
Eldalossë Súrilenda, the Snow Elf Sphynx: Rianwel Starwolfsnowelf on August 17th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
Heh, more people making words like that are needed.
Elv: fading colourselvea_aure on August 17th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Heck yeah. I need to update it and spread it around a few community forums. :)