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The Glossary is a collection of terms and abbreviations used on this wiki project, as well as within the game Star Wars: The Old Republic. The following terms are significant enough to be defined and utilized within the scope of this project, but their definitions are considered too brief to deserve a full article.


Index

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

After the Treaty of Coruscant (ATC)

After the Treaty of Coruscant (ATC) is a chronological numbering system used to number the years following the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, an event that occurred in the year ATC/BTC 0. The system was first established by Jedi Master Gnost-Dural, a historian tasked with documenting the events that led to the Treaty's signing at the end of the Great War.


Artifact

Artifact refers to items of epic quality and rarity that are highlighted in purple, and are currently the highest quality items available.


Away from keyboard (AFK)

Away from keyboard (AFK) is a phrase used to inform others that a player is currently absent from the game or the computer. A player character that is AFK remains idle within the game environment until either the player returns, or until the character is automatically logged off due to inactivity.


Area of Effect

Area of Effect - The area in which a spell will be effective. The literal break down of AOE is Area of Effect, this is basically an ability that will hit multiple targets typically in a complete circle around the player, targeted location, or target however cone based attacks can be thought of as an AOE, but they only apply to a much smaller area.

B

Be right back (BRB)

Be right back (BRB) is a phrase used to inform others that a player is about to step away from the keyboard. BRB usually indicates that a player's absence will be short in duration, and that player can be expected to return to the game soon.


Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY)

Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) is a chronological numbering system used to number the years prior to the Battle of Yavin, an event that occurs outside the scope of this wiki project. The signing of the Treaty of Coruscant occurred in the year 3,653 BBY.


Before the Treaty of Coruscant (BTC)

Before the Treaty of Coruscant (BTC) is a chronological numbering system used to number the years prior to the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, an event that occurred in the year ATC/BTC 0. The system was first established by Jedi Master Gnost-Dural, a historian tasked with documenting the events that led to the Treaty's signing at the end of the Great War.


C

Cooldown (CD)

A cooldown (CD) is a timer that limits the frequency with which certain character abilities can be activated. Once such an ability is used the timer begin counting down, and the ability in rendered inaccessible until the cooldown timer is complete. Sometimes more than one ability share a common cooldown timer; when any of these abilities are activated, all of them are rendered inaccessible until the timer is finished. This type of shared timer is commonly known as a global or shared cooldown.


Credit (Galactic credit, Cred)

Credits are the basic monetary unit of the Galactic Credit Standard, the monetary system used in the galaxy during the time of the Old Republic. Credits can be found in both a physical form and electronically encoded credit chips. They are the primary currency used in the game Star Wars: The Old Republic.

FTP and Preferred Status players have a credit limit of 200,000 and 350,000 respectively.

Symbol representing the standard credit.


Crowd control (CC)

Crowd control (CC) is a term used to identify any action that limits one or more opponents' ability to act normally. Player abilities can include various forms of crowd control mechanics, including abilities that slow or prevent enemy movement, or even abilities that prevent an enemy from acting entirely. Crowd control mechanics can be limited to a single target, or they can be applied to multiple enemies at once. The intent of these abilities is to gain a tactical advantage by defining the conditions of combat.

The abbreviation CC can also be used to indicate companion characters.


E

Ecumenopolis

An ecumenopolis is a planet or moon that supports a single city that covers the entirety of its surface. Examples of ecumenopolises include Coruscant and Nar Shaddaa.


Experience points (XP, Exp, experience)

Experience points (experience, exp, xp) are a numerical representation of a character's progression through through a game; when a predetermined number of experience points are earned by a character, that character advances to his or her next class level. Experience Points are gained in Star Wars: The Old Republic by completing in-game objectives such as defeating enemy mobs and completing missions.


H

Hit Points (HP)

The amount of damage points that a character can sustain before they die.


I

Item prefix

An item prefix is a predesignated set of attribute bonuses for a base item.


K

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR)

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) is a role-playing video game developed by Bioware and published by LucasArts. The documentation of this game is a secondary objective of this wiki project.


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (KotOR2, KotORII)

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (KotOR2, KotORII) is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by LucasArts. The documentation of this game is a secondary objective of this wiki project.


L

Looking for group (LFG)

Looking for group (LFG) is a phrase used to notify others that an individual is seeking to join a party or group of other players. Such groups can be formed for specific purposes, such as overcoming difficult challenges, or simply to enjoy the game alongside other people. The phrase is sometimes followed by a statement of what type of content a player wishes to experience.


Looking for more (LFM)

Looking for more (LFM) is a phrase used to notify others that an established group is seeking one or more additional players. Such groups can be formed for specific purposes, such as overcoming difficult challenges, or simply to enjoy the game alongside other people. The phrase is sometimes followed by a statement of what type of content the group wishes to experience and/or to specify a particular role or class the group wishes to locate.


M

Massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG, MMOG, MMO)

Massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG, MMOG, MMO) are role-playing video games that incorporate a persistent, externally-hosted world in their design. This allows a large number of people to play with or against each other in a shared game environment. MMORPGs require players to make use of an internet connection in order to access the game's content, and access is usually offered as part of a payment-based service by the game's publisher; this service is normally required in addition to the initial purchase of the game software. These games often feature free periodic additions to their content, as well as larger game expansions that can be purchased separately from the basic game. An example of a massive multiplayer online role-playing games is Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Missions

Mission are game objectives that yield a reward, often in the form of player missions or Crew Skills missions. These may be referred to as "quests" in other games.


P

Premium

Premium refers to items of uncommon rarity that are highlighted in green.


R

Role-playing game (RPG)

Role-playing games (RPG) are a specific genre of games that allow players to take on the personality, or role, of one or more player characters. The player then attempts to complete missions and other goals within a predefined setting and set of rules. Variations of this genre include pen-and-paper-based tabletop games, miniature-based strategy games, and electronic role-playing video games; examples of role-playing video games include Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.


S

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR, TOR)

Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR, TOR) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Bioware and LucasArts, and published by EA International, LTD. The documentation of this game is the primary objective of this wiki project.

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