The previous terms in A Gamer's Lexicon series can be found here:
Entry 1: RNG, RNG Gods, mob, loot, wipe
Entry 2: Newb/Newbie, Noob, Aggro, Train, KoS
Welcome to the special Everquest Edition of A Gamer's Lexicon! Everquest recently released its 19th expansion (crazy, isn't it?), so I thought it was a good time to focus solely on some Everquest-only terms.
EQ - Everquest.
Evercrack - This one might be self-explanatory. ;) Many people refer to Everquest as Evercrack, as it can be quite the addiction!
Lesson of the Devoted - Also simply called Lesson or LotD, this is a veteran reward that allows players 30 minutes of double experience gain every 20 hours. Veteran rewards are for long standing players, a different award given for every year (cumulatively) you have played/paid for Everquest. Lesson is the 1-year reward. When people activate the ability, they may say something like: "Popping Lesson" or "Burning Lesson".
DOOM - Yes, all caps. Could mean anything, right? Well, for Everquest players it's related to Lesson. When people pop lessons while killing mobs, they may call it DOOM because some consider it unlucky! For some reason, there tends to be a higher chance of death when you are burning your Lesson (this is likely simple coincidence). The RNG Gods seem to think that wipes are more amusing when Lessons are popped. =P
Rat Killer - This was a nickname for Everquest when it was first released! I didn't start playing until several expansions later, but I heard when EQ first came out, it was mostly people chasing after rats!
And the coup de grâce of this post--the list of expansion abbreviations! Hang tight, 19 expansions makes this list a long one!
RoK or Kunark - The Ruins of Kunark
SoV or Velious - The Scars of Velious
SoL or Luclin - The Shadows of Luclin
PoP or POP - The Planes of Power
LoY or Ykesha - The Legacy of Ykesha
LDoN - Lost Dungeons of Norrath
GoD or GOD or Gates - Gates of Discord
OoW or Omens - Omens of War
DoN - Dragons of Norrath
DoD - Depths of Darkhollow
PoR - Prophecy of Ro
TSS - The Serpent's Spine
TBS - The Buried Sea
SoF - Secrets of Faydwer
SoD - Seeds of Destruction
UF - Underfoot
HoT - House of Thule
VoA - Veil of Alaris
RoF - Rain of Fear
And word is that they will be releasing content differently in the future. Is it the end of the expansion acronyms? We'll see! But I think Everquest still has quite a few years left in it.
Speaking of EQ, time to log in and nuke some mobs!
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