MMORPG Terms Defined MMO Terminology

G

Below is every MMO & MMORPG term beginning with the letter G:

Gank

Verb. To be ganked is a term referring to one player being overwhelmed and killed by a large group. Can be either by a group of other players doing player-kill or a group of NPC monsters. Used in a sentence, “I got ganked yesterday in Fel.” Typically has the connotation that the other people had an unfair advantage (in number or level).

GM

Game Master. GM’s are characters in an MMORPG who are used by employees of the game’s creator company. They monitor the actions of the game world and answer the questions and complaints of the players. They have absolute control and power within the game. If the crime (breaking a law of the game, not the real world) committed is serious enough, they could even expel players permanently from the game.

Griefer

Title for a player who enjoys inflicting pain upon other players needlessly. If you kill newbies in a PvP game when you are level 50, you will gain no experience or benefit from the victimization beyond the pure joy of knowing you have given the player “grief.” Though griefers are almost always PKers, PKers are not necessarily griefers.

Grind(ing)

The process of repetitively killing monsters in order to gain experience points. Each ‘level’ in some games can take hours and hours of mindless monster killing to achieve.

Guilds

Semi-permanent player groups. In typical games, players must use a substantial amount of capital to start the guild.

GTG

“good to go” and “got to go” – can be confusing when context is unclear