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    Archeage Tutorials: Words and What They Mean

    Hey guys, when I'm hanging out around the Reddit discord or just keeping an eye on the faction chat, I notice there's always a lot of newer players that have a lot of trouble learning simply what things mean, what things are etc so I figured I'd make just a little "dictionary" if you will to explain what those words you see in faction chat mean or what they are.

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    ***** - Means you should probably turn off the chat filter in settings and then functionality.


    ++/xx - "Invite please" basically.


    2C - Stands for Two Crowns which is an area in the Nuian Continent, mostly an area to hand in Trade Packs.


    Abyssal

    Abyssal Attack - An event held in the "Sea of Graves" where the goal is to kill a Kraken that is attacking the "Ezi Light." Once killed, a player from any of the factions must finish a channel to repair the light and allow for Trade Packs to be made that are worth gold.

    Abyssal Skills - Skills that are acquirable once you reach level 55 and above. You complete a series of quests through Diamond Shores, Karkasse Ridgelands and the Burnt Castle Armory to gain new skills for a skillset.


    Ad/Add - Refers to the smaller monsters that bosses and larger monsters spawn.


    Aegis - Usually referring to the rift event that takes place during war in Aegis Island.


    Ancestral

    Ancestral Levels - Levels above 55 that require exp and Ancestral Warrior Medals to reach. Goes from Ancestral 1 to Ancestral 7. Sometimes referred to as Successor.

    Ancestral Skills - Skills that take the place of normal skills, there is 3 for each class and allow different abilities to occur when using a certain skill. (For example, normal Protective Wings will protect versus Magic Damage, whereas "Flame Protective Wings will reflect 70% magic damage back etc)


    Anthalon

    Anthalon Armor/Skill - Anthalon Armor is a set that can be acquired from the world boss in Sungold Fields "Anthalon." A set of 4 pieces of the armor allows the use of the "Anthalon's Necromantic Flame" skill, which pulls enemy players towards the caster. Often referred to in raids as just "Anthalon."

    Anthalon Boss - A world boss that spawns in the Sungold Fields at 18:00 in game time.


    AOE - Area of Effect, attacks/skills that affect a large area.


    Austera - The main hub of activity for Haranya players, located in the Solis Headlands. Generally considered the capital of Haranya.


    BC - Burnt Castle usually. A dungeon in Cinderstone Moor.


    BR - Either Battlerage or sometimes means Brazilians (referring to the people from Brazil.)


    Buff - Positive changes to a players skills, stats or otherwise.


    Bundles - Most often referred to as the multiples of singles, for example a Rice Bundle will yield more upon harvest of one than a single Rice plant.


    Bunker - Usually referred to as the Alemine Bunker's located in Diamond Shores, when destroyed create a monument that is hostile to the opposite faction when they come close.


    Comm Center - Short for Community Center, there is one in every area and it's usually a hub for pack making and specialty benches.


    CR/GR - See rift, stands for Crimson Rift and Grimghast Rift respectively.


    CRR - Corner Reading Room, a dungeon located on each landing place in the Ayanad Library.


    CC - Crowd control. Player or item skills that apply debuffs to players or npcs limiting their movement capabilities.


    Debuff - Negative changes to a players skills, stats or otherwise.


    Defence/Defense - Usually refers to the even that happens for both Haranya and Nuia players every so often where the players must defend against an attack on their base in Diamond Shores.


    DGS - Delphinad Ghost Ship, a world boss in the Arcadian Sea.


    DR - Darkrunner. A class made up of Shadowplay, Battlerage and Auramancy. Sometimes also referres to the Dream Ring item/quest line.


    DS - Means Diamond Shores.


    Enoan - The medium warship, Enoan Galleon. Has two modes and costs 5000 Enoan Fragments to make the design OR the design is obtained from killing the Leviathan.


    Ezi Light - A huge statue in the port of Two Crowns, Austera, either base in Diamond Shores or in Growlgate or refers to the statue in the Abyssal Attack that looks the same. Provides the "Ezi Light" buff onto ships that improves repair, speed etc.


    Fort/Fortress - Refers to an event in Diamond Shores for either faction where players must destroy a huge fortress in either the east or the west of Diamond Shores.


    GHA/HA - Greater Howling Abyss (or Howling Abyss) referring to the dungeon in Hellswamp.


    Hanure

    Hanure Boss - Refers to the world boss in Hasla that spawns every 8 (?) hours upon death.

    Hanure Mount - The mount that gets dropped by Hanure. Called Earthern Roar and can be upgraded using the essence that drops from Hanure. Has a temporary immunity skill and is considered one of the better mounts.


    Haranya - The Eastern Continent, also refers to the Eastern People.


    HOA - Stands for Heart of Ayanad. A dungeon on the third floor of the Ayanad Library.


    Gilda Star - The currency earned from quests, used in Mirage Isle.


    GS

    Gearscore - The score on your character screen which is a total of all of your gear, gems etc. Usually gives insight onto how complete/good your gear is.

    Gilda Star - The currency earned from quests, used in Mirage Isle.


    LC - Lord's Coin. A currency gained from working on a castle or owning one.


    LFM/LFP/LFG - Looking for men, people and group/guild respectively. Usually used when trying to forum a raid or do a dungeon.


    Luscas

    Luscas Event - The "Lusca's Awakening" event takes place in the Sea of Graves. The event revolves around Luscas (mini kraken's basically) spawning on a rotation. The related quest requires you to kill 5 of them, they only take siege damage from ships.

    Luscas Monsters - Essentually mini pink krakens. They only take siege damage via ships. Usually shortened to just "luscas."


    Mage Ball - Generally a term used to describe the use of mages and AOE attacks (attacks that affect a large area) onto multiple targets. Also used to describe general AOE attacks onto multiple targets.


    Mana Tower - The towers located in the zones of Auroria that have castles such as Marcala, Exeloch etc


    Merch/Merchant - A ship used mainly for transporting pack overseas.


    Mirage - Mirage Isle, to get there you must go through a Mirage Portal located all around the world, usually at housing areas. It's where players can buy cars, homes and other cool items for Gilda Stars.


    MM - Mistmerrow, the area in northern Auroria where the Mistmerrow event takes place. Factions capture towers to gain points, as well as pvp there. MM usually refers to the event.


    Mob - Generally refers to general monsters around the overworld.


    MS - Usually means Mistsong, referring to the dungeon in Mistmerrow. Can also mean Merchant Schooner but the term is less used.


    Nuia - The Western Continent. Also refers to the Nuian people/race.


    Nui - Usually describes the Nui Statue found around all maps. Also referred to as "safe zones" sometimes. They're the respawn points dotted around every map.


    OC - Often refers to the Ocleera rift in Diamond Shores, where players are required to kill mobs, a mini boss then the large Ocleera world boss.


    PC/GPC - Palace Cellar dungeon in Mahadevi. GBC is the Greater version, for level 55 and above players.


    [B]Player Nation[/B}] - A player nation is a type of "nation" made by players only that all races can join. It is headed by a guild who owned at least 1 castle and is hostile to all other nations except if they want to ally with others.


    PN - Player Nation.


    Port - Short for teleport.


    Prime - Stands for Primeval, the Archery class made up of Archery, Shadowplay and Auramancy.


    Prof - Proficiency, relating to the varies proficiency's that you can master in game such as Carpentry, Larceny etc.


    Purple - Used to describe characters/players bloodlusting/pking on a member of their faction.


    Red - A player who is a member of an emeny nation/faction. They appear red.


    Regrade - Not to be confused with upgrade. Regrade is the act of attempting to change a weapon's grade (for example from Rare to Arcane) via the use of a regrade scroll. On and after the Celestial Grade, items have a chance to break and above Celestial, only to break or "go up."


    RD - Refers to the Red Dragon World Boss in Karkasse Ridgelands that spawns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


    Rift - See GR/CR. Refers to the rift event that takes place in Ynystere, Cinderstone Moor or Sungold Fields. Also can refer to the event that takes place in either Aegis Island or Whalesong Harbor during the war time.


    Siege - An event that happens every 3 weeks between ruling guilds and attackers. Refers to the sieging of a ruling guild's castle. The winner keeps their castle or acquires the losers castle depending on who won.


    Single Planting - The act of placing 1 crop at a time in farming.


    SK - Skullknight, a class mostly used as a frontline.


    Solz - Solzreed Peninsula, the starting zone for Nuians.


    Trade Pack/Pack - Items that take the place of a glider that can be turned into certain areas for gold or for charcoal.


    Trade Run - Taking a Trade Pack from one area to another.


    Upgrade - Not to be confused with regrade. Upgrading is crafting a weapon or piece or armor etc to the next level up, for example making an Obsidian Bow (tier 1) into an Ominous Obsidian Bow (tier 2)


    Village of Nui's Way
    - Shorted to Nui's Way sometimes. The area south of Ynystere, usually where Grimghast occurs.


    Villa - Short for Villanelle. An area in eastern Haranya.


    WB - Means World Boss.


    WTS/WTB/WTT- Means "Want to Sell. "Want to Buy" and "Want to Trade."


    WS - Usually means the Whalesong rift event. Can also mean Windscour, but lately it's uncommon.


    Yny - Short for Ynystere, an area in Northern Haranya where the rifts take place.
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    WS can also be used to mean Windscour Savannah, though Whalesong is now more common. And it means the Whalesong raid event, not the zone itself.

    Likewise, MM refers to the Mistmerrow event rather than the Mistmerrow zone.

    I've seen people say OC to indicate the Ocleera Rift in Diamond Shores.

    PN is a common abbreviation for player nation.

    Sometimes people will say MS or MSS to indicate the Mistsong Summit dungeon.

    BC (or rarely, BCA) means the Burnt Castle Armory dungeon in Cinderstone Moor.

    HA and GHA mean the regular and greater Howling Abyss dungeons in Hellswamp, respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romonster View Post
    WS can also be used to mean Windscour Savannah, though Whalesong is now more common. And it means the Whalesong raid event, not the zone itself.

    Likewise, MM refers to the Mistmerrow event rather than the Mistmerrow zone.

    I've seen people say OC to indicate the Ocleera Rift in Diamond Shores.

    PN is a common abbreviation for player nation.
    Added them, and clarified WS a little more, thanks for the input
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    Quote Originally Posted by SparxIsGrounded View Post
    Added them, and clarified WS a little more, thanks for the input
    Sorry, I was editing while you were doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romonster View Post
    Sorry, I was editing while you were doing that.
    Added them too :P
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    MS can also stands for Merchant Schooner, a ship used mainly for transporting pack overseas.

    PC means Palace Cellar. GPC stands for its greater version, respectively.

    Yny stands for Ynystere, an area in Haranya Continent.

    Luscas Monster can also be shortened to Luscas.

    Nui's Way is a designated teleport point in Ynystere.

    Com Center means Community Center.
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    GS : Gear score
    GS : Gilda star
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    WTT -> Want to Trade

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    The lack of guides is a hurdle for new players.

    Doing a google or forum search yields primarily guides from 2014. Could really use a revitalization of guides and such, too bad we couldn't see this during DDoS.

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