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This article is a glossary of different terms used in Dragon Nest. Take note that this article only provides basic information about a particular term, and is not designed to give extensive details regarding in-game terminologies.

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A

AFK
Acronym of "Away from keyboard". Used when a player is going to be away for long periods of time.
Aggro
Slang term for "Aggravation" or "Aggression". Mechanism that aids mobs into deciding which players to engage.
Alt
Alternate Character or Account.
AoE
Acronym of "Area of Effect". Term used to describe skills that affects multiple targets within a specified area[1].
AW
Abyss Walker; Expression of dismay or disappointment.

B

Barb
Barbarian.
Boost
Having other people assist you into achieving a task, particularly a higher-level character helping a low-level character reach a desired level. Those who help are called Boosters.
BO / LBO
"Best Offer" / "Leave Best Offer". Used whenever sellers want potential buyers with the "best" offers.
BRB
"Be right back". Used when a player is going to be away for a short amount of time.
BT
Beyond Time
BWP
Blue Wind Plains (Level 80 Dungeon)

C

Cap
Primarily defined as "level cap" (The maximum number of levels a player can achieve). May also refer to the limit to a rating (such as Critical).
CC
Cherry Credits, the former publisher of Dragon Nest SEA; Virtual credit used for acquiring EYET.
or
Change Character.
or
Change Channel / Current Channel.
CD
Cooldown; Signal used in party whenever a certain skill is on Cooldown.
Clean
Equipment with no enhance value. Only used by traders.
Colo
Colosseum
Comp
"Compensation", a mode where equipment stats are ignored and character stats are adjusted by the game automatically (Also known as Balance in other servers).
Crit
Critical damage
CT
Cocktail

D

DA
Divine Avatar; Dark Avenger.
DC
Disconnection / Disconnected.
DDL
Daidalos Nest (Level 90)
DDN
Desert Dragon Nest (Level 90)
Def
Defense stat.
DM
Direct Message. Commonly used by Discord users.
DNP
Dragon Nest Points. An alternate currency to EYET/EYEC and Gold that allows players to purchase Cash Items or trade on Trading House.
Drops
Term used to denote items dropped from monsters.
DTMI
Dark Tower Magic Institute (Level 16 Dungeon).
DZ
Distorted Zone (Merca's Heart - Distorted Zone (Level 90) / Rhadames - Distorted Zone (Level 93)).

E

ECJ
Elemental Conversion Dragon Jades. Dragon Jades which change the base element of the wearer's attacks and skills to the desired attribute.
EYET / ET
"EYE Total". Cash currency used in Cash Shop. Obtained via Cherry Credits.
EYEC / EC
"EYE Cash". Cash currency used in Cash Shop. Obtained via PayPal.

F

Farming
Activity in which Players grind to obtain large amounts of in-game currency or items; Secondary skill that involves cultivating crops that can be prepared to produce consumable items.
FD
Final Damage.
FDR
Flooded Downstream Ruins (Level 24 Dungeon)

G

G
Gold.
GDN
Green Dragon Nest (Level 95).
GGN
Grievous Guardian Nest (Level 95).
Glad
Gladiator.
GM
Game Master/Moderator. Part of the staff of a game, tasked with implementing in-game rules and regulations and the implementations of selected in-game events. (Not to be confused with Game Developers)
or
Gear Master.
or
Guild Master.
or
Golden Meadow (Level 60 Dungeon)
Grind
Engaging in repetitive tasks with the purpose to upgrade or advance the level of a character[2]. Those who engage in this action are said to be grinding.
Guild
A group of up to 200 players who are represented by a name and an emblem.

H

HBF
Hero's Battlefield.
HC
Hardcore, as in the difficulty used in Nests and Raids.
Hack / Hax
Illegal reverse engineering, enhancement, or augmentation through exposing and altering the code of a software.
Hell
Hell Mode, as in the difficulty used in Nests.

I

I-Frame / iframe
Invincibility/Invulnerability Frame (Period of time measured in animation frames during which a character becomes immune to attacks. Displayed by a white glow around the Character).
Inqui
Inquisitor.

J

Jade
Dragon Jades.
Jelly
Item Protection Magic Jelly.

K

Kang'd/Kanged[3]
A parody of TV show Punk'd, using the last name of of the Cherry Credits founder and previous CEO Addison Kang.
A combination of the words "Kang", from Addison Kang, and "trolled".
Key
Key of Dimensional Box (Used for unlocking Dimensional Chests in Abyss mode dungeons).
kg
Kilo gold, i.e. thousand of gold. 1 kg = 1,000 gold.
Kick
To remove a player from a party, a guild or a PvP match room, usually without the player's consent.
KoF
Kill or Fall (Colosseum game mode).

L

L / L-Grade
Legendary Grade Item/Equipment
Lag/Lagged
Expressed when experiencing latency issues. Can also be expressed to call out a "Loader" (see below).
Leaver
A player who leaves in the middle of a dungeon or nest run or in the middle of a PvP match.
LF
"Looking for". "LFP" (looking for party), "LFM" (looking for members) and "LFG" (looking for guild). Can also be used by itself i.e. LF> something.
or
Light Fury.
LBN
Primarily used for asking for a complete Limit Break Nest (Level 95) run. Can be used for incomplete Limit Break Nest (Level 95) runs.
Limit
Referred to as a player who has reached the maximum limit (or number of runs) for that particular nest or dungeon.
Loader
A derogatory term used for "lagged" players (see above) or players with long loading times.
or
A player who frequently purchases game credits (aka "load") and uses it to buy Cash Items.
Log
Misspelling of "Lag" (see above).
Loli
A usually affectionate term used to refer to Academics, derived from the term used to call young girls in Japanese anime/manga culture.
Lowbie
A low-level character, or a character which has a lower-than-average level in a party.

M

Magni
Magnifying Glass (Cash Item; allows players to see what is inside a reward chest (upon clearing a dungeon) when used)
Main
A character that a player spends the most time and resources on. See also "Alt".
Manti
Manticore Nest (Level 90).
Mat/s
Materials (Items that are required in the production of other items)
Merc
Mercenary.
Miniboss
Monsters which are considerably stronger than that of normal monsters in a dungeon, but are weaker than that dungeon's boss. They mostly appear on dungeons of Abyss diifculty.
Mino
Minotaur Nest (Level 24).
ML
Moonlord.
Mob
A group of NPCs that are aggressive towards the player. Is often used to describe all aggressive NPCs in general.
MN
Mist Nest (Level 95).
Mod
Provides cosmetic changes for characters, outfits, weapons, skills, pets and map areas as well as audio for voices, sound effects and background music.
(Note: Some mods are considered illegal. Use at your own discretion.)

N

Nerf
Term used to describe an item, a skill or a monster that underwent changes that made it less powerful or effective in combat.
Newbie
Slang term for beginners. Not to be confused with noob (see below).
NONR
"No Offer, No Reply"
Noob
Slang term for inexperienced players; Used as insult for lowly geared players.

O

OP
(in-game) Overpowered; (forums) Original Poster

P

Pally/Pala
Paladin.
Party
A group of up to four players (or up to eight players in a Raid Party) who enters a dungeon in a single instance.
PKN
Professor K Nest (Level 90).
PM
Private Message. A message that is directly sent by a player to another without being shown in public display.
or
Project Manager Tasha of Eyedentity Games.
Pot(s)
Potion(s).
Pro
A player that excels on a certain task.
Pub
Abbreviations of "Public". Often used to denote that a party is not made up of members of a single guild or friends.
PvE
Player versus Environment. A scenario that pits a player against the environment of the game itself, particularly entities summoned by the computer. Compare with PvP.
PvP
Player versus Player. Type of combat that involves a player fighting against other players.

R

Raid Party
A party composed of up to 8 members. Can only be organised in Dragon Raids (e.g. Ice Dragon Nest, Rune Dragon Nest).
RB
Re-Buff. Signals other players to re-apply buffs.
Reset
Refers to the process of reverting one's learned skills to reallocate them. Performed by using Skill Initialization Scrolls.
or
The resetting of Entry Limits to Nests and Raids, happens every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM UTC+8.
Not to be confused with FTG/Event Timer reset every 9:00 AM UTC+8.
Resu
Resurrection. Often typed when a character is fallen from battle in a party, requesting any surviving party members to use ones Resurrection Scrolls. Alternatively, also used to ask the party member who died to resurrect.
RH
Returned Hero.
Roll
Refers to rolling for items during a dungeon run.
RR
Riverwort Village Ruins (Level 40 Dungeon).
Run
A term to describe the action of entering and successfully beating a dungeon.
Runner
A derogatory term used for players who refuse to approach an enemy and employs hit-and-run tactics during a PvP match.
Rush
Pertains to the urgency of a player in doing something, for example in selling an item or recruiting party members. Is often typed in ALL CAPS for emphasis.
RW
Red Waste (Level 90 Dungeon).

S

SA
Super Armor. An additional layer of defense of a player that when depleted stuns the player.
SB
Spirit Boost.
or
May also be referred as Soft Ban.
or
Sting Breezer.
SDN
Sea Dragon Nest.
SEA
South East Asia.
SH
Saint Haven. One of the most populated towns in Lagendia as a zone for players from Levels 24 to 60. May also refer to the Paladin skill Sacred Hammering.
or
Silver Hunter.
Slayer
Slayer Mode.
Softban
An agreed-upon set of skills that would not be allowed to be used in a PvP match to allow fairer conditions for both players.
SS
Shooting Star.
or  
Screenshot. 
Stomp nest
Often used for Volcano Nest and Volcano Ordeal Nest, or any nest past Desert Dragon Nest which are notorious for having several non-iframe-able stomp mechanics. Can be used in general for any nest that appears difficult only because of excessive usage of nest mechanics.

T

TA
Tracking Arrows. A Bow Master skill that fires a volley of arrows that home in on nearby enemies.
TH
Trading House.
TH Limit / TH: (x Limit)
Displayed in Item Description. Indicates how many times an item can be traded via Trading House.
TKN
Typhoon Kim Nest (Level 90).
Tuhao
A derogatory term used for players who spend ludicrous amounts of money on virtual items. Originated from Chinese, and can be translated as "nouveau-riche" in English. (Also see "Whale")
TW
Trade Warranty. Cash Item. Consume to add 1 TH Limit to a Cash item. Does not apply to all Cash items.

U

U / U-Grade
Unique Grade Item/Equipment
Ult / Ulti
Ultimate. Refers to the ultimate skill of a particular class.

V

VN
Volcano Nest.

W

Whale
A derogatory term used for players who spend ludicrous amounts of money on virtual items. (Also see "Tuhao")
Wew/w3w
A corruption of "wew"[4]. Derogatory term used to name players with a negative behavior. It is also used as a placeholder for just any expression. Originally derived from the onomatopoeia of a person sighing (which in this sense is sighing in disappointment).

X

xsend
Abbreviation of "wrong send". Typed in response to a message sent to the wrong person.

Y

YOLO
Abbreviation of "you only live once". It denotes a sense of stubbornness despite high risks. It is often used by players who attempt to enhance equipment above +10, or as a term (a "YOLO run") for a run organized as a crash course on nest mechanics.

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_of_effect
  2. Article on "grinding" on Wikipedia.
  3. http://forum.cherrycredits.com/topic/214267-no-skill-initialization-scroll-in-the-reward-box-again/page__st__60#entry2201120
  4. http://wew.urbanup.com/4941769