MMORPG Terms Defined MMO Terminology

P

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

Pat

Short for patrol, a term used for mobs that have a set wandering path. In a dungeon, people will usually say “Wait for the pat” or “Watch the pat”.

PB

Point blank. Used to refer to a class of spells that originates in a radius around the caster. Typically, these spells are dangerous to the caster because they require proximity to the enemy. Specific spells are typically concatenated with the ability, i.e. pbae mez, pbae stun.

PBAOE

Point blank area of effect. These are a line of spells that effect an area around the caster. They can be either offensive or healing spells. Spells in this category are usually over powered like the Enchanter’s pbaoe in Dark Age of Camelot.

PC

Player Character.

PK

Player Killing.

PKer

Player Killer – a person who primarily plays to kill other players.

Port

Short for teleport. Used as a noun and a verb.

Power Level

When a higher level player tries to help a lower level player level faster. Most games have mechanisms that prevent power leveling.

Proc

Abbreviation of “programmed random occurence”, refers to the benefits of added damage or other buffing enhancement that occurs randomly when an item strikes or is used.

PuG

Pick up Group – a group assembled on the spot for a quest, a PvP battle, or an instance raid.

Pull

A standard hunting strategy where a player lures a single or a group of mobs to the group so that the group can hunt from a safe area instead of hunting in areas where new mobs may spawn.

PvE

Player vs. Environment. Environment stands for all monsters (mobs) in the game world.

PvP

Player vs. Player combat.

pwnz

same as ownz.