Where you find people, you find communication. Where there is communication, there is confusion. Demise has begun the long trek of creating a unique universe, and along with that, it's own particular terminology. To alleviate as much discomfort as possible when first entering this realm, we have compiled a list of terms specific to the Demise culture. Although this list is by no means perfect, it will continue to grow for as long as there are people playing.
B&C - (n.) Ball and Chain. A cursed item.
backstab - (v.) This is a special attack that does higher than usual damage. Generally, only Villains, Ninjas, Barbarians and Thieves get backstab.
behead - (v.) some weapons can behead an opponent. Normally instantly fatal, it is rumoured that certain very tough monsters can survive beheading.
critical hit - (v.) This is a special attack that does higher than usual damage. Generally, only Warriors, Paladins, Ninjas, Villains and Explorers get critical hit.
DA - (P.n.) David Allen. CEO of Artifact Entertainment, L.L.C. Big High Muckity Muck of Demise.
greenie - (n.) Crystal of Mysticism.
legacy character - (n.) (sometimes just "legacy") A player character who is "retired" and then turns all of his or her equipment over to a new character to give that character an advantage.
M2 - (n.) See Mordor.
Mordor - (n.) [Also, M2 or Mordor 2]. The predecessor to Demise.
mushpot - (n.) A player character who is a member of multiple guilds.
pinned - (v.) Unable to gain any more experience until you level. Characters who cannot advance due to a difficult quest are said to be "quest pinned," while characters who are merely awaiting enough money to do so are "coin pinned" or "gold pinned."
pot - (n.) Potion.
server hop - (v.) To go from server to server in multiplayer, looking for a specific monster to kill or a particular item.
sever - (v.) to perform a simultaneous backstab and critical hit. The combination does an additional amount of damage on top of the backstab and critical hit damage.
SoW - (n.) Sword of the Winds. Nice weapon usually available in the store.
tome hoarder - (n.) A player character created for the express purpose of gathering tomes and potions, to assist in another character's development.
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Thanks to David Allen for letting me rag on his game, even though it's pretty cool.
And special thanks to Dot Com, Outer Circle, Dark Schneider, tony, Titanmaster, Nobody and all the other cool guys on the Demise Message Boards and on the servers for putting up with all my silly questions and tough reviews.