MMORPG Terms Defined MMO Terminology

A

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

AE

Area Effect. Used to refer to area-effect spells or abilities. E.g. fireball, smoke grenade.

AFK

Away from keyboard

Aggro

As a verb, it refers to a hostile mob that has noticed a player and is actively trying to attack that player. As a noun, it refers to the amount of “hostility” the player has generated on the mob. In typical combat strategy, the fighter tries to take as much aggro as possible away from weaker players such as healers and mages.

Alt

Short for “alternate”. It refers to the alternate character a player has from their main character. This is not a stable category as sometimes alts can out level mains and sometimes mains become moth-balled.

AO

Abbreviation for Anarchy Online. An online game.

AOE

Same as AE. Area of Effect.

Attribute

e.g. Strength, Constitution, Dexterity, Intelligence, etc.