MMORPG Terms Defined MMO Terminology

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

Medding

Resting in order to gain back mana in EQ was called Meditating. This is the commonly used abbreviation, also shortened to Med, as in, “Don’t pull yet, I need to med.”

Mez

Short for mesmerize. A short-hand for a collection of abilities that temporarily stun or immobilize enemies. Falls into the more general category known as crowd control.

Min-Maxing

When players attempt to create their characters as powerful as they can be by crunching statistics, planning their future routes, and any other methods in order to make their characters the statistically best character possible. Optimization.

MMORPG

Massively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game

Mob

An AI controlled monster. ‘Mob’ originally comes from the MUD era, where it was short for ‘mobile’, to differentiate monsters that would patrol a set of rooms as opposed to monsters which would stay in one place until killed.

Mod

Abbreviation of modification. Used as both a verb and a noun. As a noun, refers to add-ons by 3rd party programmers designed to augment the game (e.g., the self-cast mod). As a verb, refers to the act of performing this modification (e.g., he’s modding the interface).

MOO

MUD Object Oriented. Users in MOOs are able to create their own content – both static and dynamic objects.

MT

“mistell”. Mistells occur frequently because of typing in the wrong name before sending a message. Also because of auto-reply features.

MUD

Multi-User Dungeon, although some prefer Multi-User Domain. These were the original textual online worlds.

Mule

In many games, due to long travel times or inventory limits, it is helpful to create a character explicitly for the purpose of being able to check auction houses or store extra items. These characters are seldom actually played and are referred to as mules.