Astral Diamonds AH -
Auction House AoE -
Area of Effect AP -
Action Points BiS - Best in Slot (Colloquially referring to Encounter powers, enchantments, artifacts, etc.)
Black Ice BoA - Binds on Account. You can't put it on the Auction House, but you can move it between your characters.
BoE - Binds on Equip. Trade-able. You can get it, pass it between your characters or resell it, up to when your character wears or uses some aspect of it.
BoP - Binds on Pickup - As soon as your character touches it, it's staying with them until you sell (not trade), use, salvage, or discard it.
Burn - refer to attack without a specific battle plan or without caring about the fight mechanic.
CTA - Call to Arms - a special version of existing skirmishes, typically with other special rewards attached to it
Dungeon Delves DOT - Damage Over Time
Damage per Second gg - good game - can be meant sincerely or to deride others, so be careful of the context it is used in
gj - good job
Gear Score - the rating of a character that includes things like stats, gear, enchantments, boons, etc - Replaced by Item Level (IL) gtg - good to go (ready for whatever is next) or got to go (have to leave)
Heroic Encounter, timed events where a group of 5+ players is suggested for completion. HOT - Heal Over Time
Heals Per Second ICD - Internal Cool Down (time)
Item Level, replacement for Gear Score LFG - Looking for Group
LFM/LF(n)M - Looking for more or looking for (n) more, where n is the number of players specifically sought after.
[ Lightfoot Thief] NPC - Non Player Character
Neverwinter (Game; Official Acronym) NW:O -
Neverwinter Online (Game; Community Devised) NWN -
Neverwinter Nights (Game) NWN1 -
Neverwinter Nights (Game) NWN2 -
Neverwinter Nights 2 (Game) NWO -
Neverwinter Online (Game; Community Devised) OP - Over-Powered or (related to forum posts) Original Poster. (Can also refer to the class
Oathbound Paladin) PE - Protector's Enclave
PVE - person versus environment -or- player versus environment
PVP - person versus person -or- player versus player
PUG - Pick up group, indicating groups created by random queue. Also used to indicate a team missing 1 or more components and accessing the queue to complete the team.
Perfect World Entertainment (Company) PWI -
Perfect World International (Game) RAD -
Rough Astral Diamonds RBI -
Raw Black Ice RP -
Refinement Points RNG - Random Number Generator
RTI - Return To Instance
Stronghold ToD -
Tyranny of Dragons WAI - Working as Intended
Zen AD Exchange Zerg - Force of large group of lower level players who use numbers rather then strategy to defeat the enemy
Healadin - Paladin healer
Tankadin - Paladin tank
Equipment, Gear, and Items [ edit source ]
BI - Black Ice
CN set - The weapon sets dropped from the Dracolich in Castle Never. Ancient Spymater(TR), Castle Champion(GWF), etc. A catch-all.
DL - Dread Legion weapons(Also armor, but less frequently)
FD - Fallen Dragon weapons
FF - Fabled Fomorian weapons
RBI - Raw Black Ice
Bark/BS - Barkshield
Bile/BT - Bilethorn
G - Greater
L - Lesser
P - Perfect
PF - Plague Fire
SF - Soulforged enchant
Vorp - Vorpal enchant
Example usages: GPF - Greater Plague Fire, highest level of PF; P.Vorp - Perfect Vorpal, LSF - Lesser Soulforged, P.Terror - Perfect Terror. I usually see the prefix-less versions of enchants referred to as 'normal', but I don't recall ever seeing an N used as abbreviation for this.
DF - Death Forge in Dread Ring
DS - Dreadspire lair in Dread Ring
PF - Phantasmal Fortress in Dread Ring
FC - Fardelver's Crypt
DK - Dwarf King Crypt
AB - Arcane Brotherhood
Biggrin's Tomb, (A weekly lair in Icewind Pass - gives 50 Konig coins and about 1200 black ice) BiB/Beho - Black Ice Beholder (Epic HE in Dwarven Valley)
HE - Heroic Encounter
HQ/Queen - Hammerstone Queen - weekly quest started from a hammer item that randomly drops off corrupted dwarves in Dwarven Valley
Kessel's Retreat (sometimes just called Kessel's) - the special skirmish for IWD Remo/Rem - Remorhaz (Epic HE in Icewind Pass)
TT - Ten Towners
Dwarven Valley IP/IwP - Icewind Pass
DF - Dragon Flight (Refering to
Greed of the Dragonflight) INF - Influence Run (Doing Heroic Encounters in the SH)
SHE - Stronghold Heroic Events
CP - Cult Prison, one of the 3 lairs in WoD
DP - Drake Pens, one of the 3 lairs in WoD
TMS - Thayan magical shelter, one of the 3 lairs in WoD
↑ 1.0 1.1 NOTE: This abbreviation (SW) is now more commonly referring to the new player class "Scourge Warlock".