Glossary Of Terms

This is a glossary of frequently used terms you will find in EverQuest.

A

AAsearch for term

This is an abbreviation for Alternate Ability.

AE or AOEsearch for term

This stands for Area Effect or Area Of Effect and refers to a spell or effect that affects all players or creatures within a certain area.

AFKsearch for term

This stands for Away From Keyboard, and refers to a player that is not currently controlling their character. When grouped it is a good idea to let your fellow group members know when you are AFK.

agrosearch for term

This refers to getting the attention of an aggressive enemy which would cause them to attack you.

altsearch for term

This refers to a character which is not a player's main character.

augsearch for term

This is short for augment and refers to an item that can be inserted into special augment slots found in most gear.

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B

bind pointsearch for term

This refers to the place that a character will go when they use the Gate spell or when they die. One can use the Bind Affinity spell or speak to one of the Soulbinders found in various zones to change their bind point.

box or boxingsearch for term

It is pretty common these days to see someone playing more than one character at a time, usually referred to as 2-boxing, 3-boxing, etc., or just multi-boxing. Sometimes the term bot is used too although that has a negative connotation as a bot is really one that has some automated control which is not allowed.

buffsearch for term

This refers to a beneficial spell or other affect on a character. It can also be used to indicate the casting of beneficial spells on a character.

See also: debuff

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C

Csearch for term

Typically used to refer to the Clarity and related mana regeneration "buffs" cast by enchanters (which actually starts with the Breeze spell). These spells are especially useful on progression and classic servers which do not have the fast, out of combat mana regeneration.

campsearch for term

This refers to the concept or repetitively killing things in the same general area, or repeated killing the same creature. Killing something that someone else has camped is frowned upon, and will quickly earn the wrath of other players. While there are no hard and fast rules about what constitutes a camp, they generally are arrived at by an informal consensus among players, and may vary from server to server.

See also: CC

CAWUsearch for term

This means Can And Will Use, meaning someone will actually equip and use the item they loot.

CCsearch for term

This is short for Camp Check. When you see someone ask for CC it means they want to know what areas or creatures are camped.

See also: camp

chainingsearch for term

Pet chaining is an old technique in which you would summon a new pet to replacing one that is about to die. You start summoning when your pet is low on hit points, and just before the summon completes you dismiss your current pet (with "/pet leave") and then send the new pet in to attack. It was a way to compensate for our weak pet heal spells, and was typically more mana efficient than casting a lot of heal spells. Now that a solo magician can have a healer mercenary it doesn't get used much, but might still be useful in some circumstances, particularly if the healer dies.

clickiesearch for term

This refers to an item which has a "Castable" affect on it. These can be very handy items to have, and effects include damage spells, buffs, and various utility effects.

COH or COTHsearch for term

This refers to the magician spell or alternate ability Call Of the Hero which is used to summon a group member to the magician's side. It only works when both are in the same zone, and doesn't work in all zones.

consearch for term

This is short for consider, and refers to checking another person or creature to see how they would react to you. It can also refer to their level relative to yours. If someone refers to a creature as an "undercon" it means the creature is actually much tougher than you would normally expect for a creature of that "con."

CotF or COFsearch for term

This stands for the Call of the Forsaken expansion.

CRsearch for term

This is short for Corpse Run. In the old days we used to have to run back to our corpse when we died in order to recover our equipment. You don't need to do this anymore, but you may still hear someone refer to it.

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D

debuffsearch for term

This refers to the removing of a buff, or beneficial spell or other affect on a character or enemy.

See also: buff

DoDsearch for term

This refers to the Depths of Darkhollow expansion.

DoNsearch for term

This refers to the Dungeons of Norrath expansion.

DOTsearch for term

This stands for Damage Over Time and is a damage spell or other effect that does periodic damage, typically measured as damage per tick, for a short period of time.

DPSsearch for term

This stands for Damage Per Second.

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E

EMsearch for term

This is often used to mean Enhanced Minion. For example, EM15 or EMXV would stand for Enhanced Minion XV.

expsearch for term

This can be short for "expansion" or sometimes "experience."

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F

FDsearch for term

This stands for Feign Death, and is an ability that monks, necromancers and shadow knights get that allows them to pretend to be dead so enemies will stop attacking them (it doesn't always work). Magicians do not get FD.

FMsearch for term

This stands for Full Mana meaning you have a full mana bar.

ftp or f2psearch for term

This is short for Free To Play. Refers to an account that is not a paid subscription account.

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G

GHsearch for term

This stands for Guild Hall which is a special zone off the Guild Lobby. You must belong to a guild to be able to use one, and each guild has their own.

GLsearch for term

This stands for Guild Lobby which is a special zone connected to the Plane of Knowledge where you will find merchants, bankers, corpse summoners as well as the entrance to the housing zone and your guild hall (if you are in a guild).

GoDsearch for term

This refers to the Gates of Destruction expansion.

GTGsearch for term

This generally stands for Good To Go, which of typically said to one's fellow group members to let them know you are ready fight or do whatever action the group is planning to do next. You may sometimes find someone using it to mean Got To Go, although this use is much less common.

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H

HAsearch for term

This stands for the Heroic Adventures added in the Call of the Forsaken expansion. It also uses the "/taskadd" command. Completion of these adventures rewards Marks of Valor which are used to purchase Rank II spells and gear.

HOTsearch for term

The can stand for Heal Over Time or the the House Of Thule expansion. There is also a zone called House of Thule (in the HoT expansion).

HPsearch for term

This is short for Hit Points.

HSsearch for term

This stands for Head Shot and is a special ability that high level rangers get that do large amounts of damage to humanoid creatures.

HTsearch for term

This stands for Harm Touch and is an ability that shadowknights get that does a large amount of damage.

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I

IVUsearch for term

This stands for InVisibility to Undead and refers to spells that make most undead not notice you.

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J

jbootssearch for term

This refers to Journeyman Boots which is a wearable item that increases your run speed for a time. Originally a drop but now a quest in Rathe Mountains.

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K

KOSsearch for term

This stands for Kill On Sight and refers to an NPC that would attack (or agro) when you are close to them and they see you.

Kunarksearch for term

This refers to the Ruins of Kunark expansion, sometimes referred to as RoK.

Synonyms: RoK

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L

LDoNsearch for term

This refers to the Lost Dungeon of Norrath expansion which first introduced the concept of instanced dungeon zones.

LFGsearch for term

This stands for Looking For Group and means someone is looking for a group to join.

LFMsearch for term

This stands for Looking For More and indicates a group that is looking for more group members.

LOMsearch for term

This stands for Low On Mana, and is typically said to one's group members to let them know that you don't have a lot of mana to cast further spells.

See also: OOM

LOREsearch for term

When found as a tag on an item description it means you may only have one of those items in your possession at any given time.

LoYsearch for term

This refers to the Legends of Ykesha expansion.

Synonyms: Ykesha

Luclinsearch for term

This refers to the Shadows of Luclin expansion, sometimes referred to as SoL.

Synonyms: SoL

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M

manasearch for term

All spells consume mana, and you have a set amount of it. If you run out of mana then you won't be able to cast spells. Mana will recover at a rate determined by your gear. There are certain buffs which can increase your mana recovery rate, and recovers even faster when sitting or on a mount. See also meditate and C (clarity).

medsearch for term

This is short for the Meditate skill. This allows you to recover mana at a faster rate while you are sitting or on a mount.

memsearch for term

This is short for memorize. Refers to the "learning" of another spell by loading it into one of your available spell slots.

mercsearch for term

A mercenary or "merc" is a special henchman that you can hire to tank, heal, or do damage as though they were another member of your party. For more information see the FAQ on mercenaries.

mezsearch for term

This stands for mesmerize and refers to spells or songs that are used to temporarily stop an enemy from attacking. The effect will wear off after a time, and can also be "broken" by the casting of a damaging spell or attack.

MGBsearch for term

This stands for Mass Group Buff and refers the a special ability that when activated lets someone cast their next beneficial group spell as an area spell that will affect all nearby players, mercenaries, and pets.

MOBsearch for term

This stands for MOBile object, and refers to any person or creature in a game which can move on its own, though it is generally used to refer to a hostile creature.

modrodsearch for term

This is short for Modulation Rod. Generally refers to any of a number of items a magician can summon which lets the user convert a certain amount of their hit points into mana points.

molosearch for term

This refers to a single player, with their pet if they have one, and their mercenary. This is sometimes referred to as "solo" as well.

See also: solo

MQsearch for term

This stands for Multi-Quest and refers to some of the old quests where you turned in multiple items to an NPC to complete a quest or step in the quest. One person can turn in 1 or more of the items first, and the person who turns in the last of the required items gets the credit. The Magician Epic 1.0 quest is a good example of this type of quest.

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N

nerfsearch for term

This refers to removing a feature that players find desirable, such as an ability or removing an effect from an item. Players will often refer to the prior feature as "pre-nerf."

NO DROPsearch for term

This is an old tag that used to be on some items, now replaced by NO TRADE.

See also: NO TRADE

NO TRADEsearch for term

This is an item that cannot be traded to other players or pets, dropped on the ground, sold to vendors, or put on the shared bank. Some NO TRADE items are used in quests and can be given to the quest NPC(s) however.

See also: NO DROP

noobsearch for term

A sometimes derogatory term which is used to refer to a new or unskilled player.

NORENTsearch for term

This is an old tag that used to be on some items, now replaced by TEMPORARY, which indicates that they will disappear from your character after you have been logged out for a while. This is typically the case with many summoned items, and certain quest items. You might occasionally hear someone refer to norent items, or see it in some old item descriptions.

NPCsearch for term

This stands for Non-Player Character and refers to any character in the game that is not played by a real person (and is not a pet or mercenary).

See also: PC

nukesearch for term

This refers to casting a damage spell.

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O

OOCsearch for term

This stands for Out Of Combat, and refers to the time when you have been out of combat sufficiently long that you regenerate health and mana at an accelerated rate. It can also mean Out Of Character which refers to something that a player does that is not "in character" with what their character would say or do if they really were really living in the world of Norrath (as opposed to "role playing").

See also: roleplay or RP

OOMsearch for term

This stands for Out Of Mana, and is typically said to one's group members to let them know that you don't have mana to cast further spells.

See also: LOM

OoWsearch for term

This refers to the Omens of War expansion.

originsearch for term

This refers to your starting area when your character was first created, and to the Alternate Ability 'Origin' which you automatically learn at level 5. You can check your origin point with the command '/char'.

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P

parcelsearch for term

Parcels are a way to send and receive items from other players. Only items normally tradable (or money) can be sent via parcel. There is a parcel merchant in the Plane of Knowledge as well as other zones, and many guilds will have their own parcel merchant in their Neighborhood Guild Hall.

PCsearch for term

This stands for Player Character and is any character in the game which is played by a real person.

See also: NPC

pet chainingsearch for term

See 'chaining'.

PLsearch for term

This stands for Power Level and refers to using a higher level character to help a lower level character get experience (and therefore gain levels).

PoPsearch for term

The refers to the Planes of Power expansion. The term "pop" is also used sometime to refer to a new "mob" spawning.

procsearch for term

This refers to when an item or effect activates another effect. For example, there are weapons that will "proc" a damage or healing effect.

PSTsearch for term

This stands for Please Send Tell and is typically used when someone says something in one of the chat channels and wants people to respond to them via "/tell" instead of replying in the channel.

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R

rezsearch for term

This refers to a resurrection, which will bring a fallen player back to life. Higher level resurrections will also restore some of the lost experience.

RLsearch for term

This is short for 'Real Life.' You know, that stuff you do when you aren't playing EverQuest. :)

RoFsearch for term

This refers to the Rain of Fear expansion.

RoKsearch for term

This refers to the Ruins of Kunark expansion, often just referred to as Kunark.

Synonyms: Kunark

roleplay or RPsearch for term

This refers to the act of acting as your character would act if they were real and in the setting they are in. See also ooc.

See also: OOC

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S

SKsearch for term

This stands for ShadowKnight and is one of the character classes in EverQuest.

SoDsearch for term

This refers to the Seeds of Destruction expansion.

SoEsearch for term

This stands for Spirit of Eagle, an improved version of Spirit of Wolf which is faster and includes Levitation. Of course it also stands for Sony Online Entertainment, now Daybreak Game Company LLC.

SoFsearch for term

This refers to the Secrets of Faydwer expansion.

SoLsearch for term

This refers to the Shadows of Luclin expansion, sometimes referred to as just Luclin.

Synonyms: Luclin

solosearch for term

This refers to a single player character, including their pet if they have one. When the player also has a mercenary it is sometimes referred to as "molo."

See also: molo

SoVsearch for term

This refers to the Scars of Velious expansion, sometimes referred to as just Velious.

Synonyms: Velious

sowsearch for term

This stands for Spirit Of Wolf and similar spells and effects which increase a players run speed.

specializationsearch for term

Once a magician reaches level 20 they will be able to specialize in the schools of magic, which reduces the amount of mana they use to cast spells from those classes. The first specialization to go over 50 becomes their primary specialization, and generally magicians will choose evocation or conjuration. They are able to raise their primary specialization much higher than the other specializations, thus saving even more mana from the specialty. At higher levels the magician can learn the Alternate Abilty 'Secondary Forte' which allows you to raise a second class higher, though not as high as their primary.

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T

TAsearch for term

This stands for Task Add and refers to the adding of a player to a shared task (quest) with the "/taskadd" command.

TBSsearch for term

This refers to The Buried Sea expansion.

TDSsearch for term

This refers to The Darkened Sea expansion.

ticksearch for term

When referring to an amount of time, a tick is generally 6 seconds. Some spell and ability descriptions will refer to the duration as a number of ticks (so multiply by 6 to get the number of seconds).

toonsearch for term

This is a tern which is sometimes used to refer to a player's character.

TSSsearch for term

This refers to The Serpents Spine expansion.

twinksearch for term

A sometimes derogatory term which is used to refer to a player who has gear they bought or were given that they would not normally be able to obtain on their own.

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V

Velioussearch for term

This refers to the Scars of Velious expansion, sometimes referred to as SoV.

Synonyms: SoV

VoAsearch for term

This stands for the Veil Of Alaris expansion.

Synonyms: Alaris

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W

wizsearch for term

This is short for "wizard" which is one of the character classes in EverQuest.

wmpsearch for term

Stands for "when mana permits" and you will sometimes see someone ask another player for a "buff" to be cast on them when the caster has time and mana available to do so.

WTBsearch for term

This stands for Want To Buy.

WTSsearch for term

This stands for Want To Sell.

WTTsearch for term

This stands for Want To Trade, and indicates someone has a item they wish to trade with another player for something they want.

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X

xpsearch for term

This is a shortcut for Experience.

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Y

Ykeshasearch for term

This refers to the Legends of Ykesha expansion.

Synonyms: LoY

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Z

zerkersearch for term

This is sometimes used to refer to the Berserker class.

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