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  • Heroes of Dragon Age Acronym List

    So after joining the forum a couple of days ago I noticed there were a lot of acronyms thrown around and no acronym list to help newbies figure out what people were talking about. So I decided to help out future newbies and create one. Hopefully it will get stickied to help out anyone new to the forum. Just a key to the following, if the acronym is a character, they are color coded to their rarity.

    Common = Brown
    Uncommon = Silver
    Rare =Gold
    Epic = Red
    Legendary = Green
    All other = White (or possibly Black depending if you are viewing this in a regular or mobile browser)

    So without further ado and in alphabetical order:

    AoE - Area of Effect (spells that hit everyone)
    AH - Arcane Horror
    AV - Aveline Vallen
    CG - Capital Games (the maker of HoDA)
    Cory - Corypheus
    CS - Charred Sylvan
    DAW - Dalish Arcane Warrior
    DD - Desire Demon
    DW - Dalish Warrior
    EA - The publisher of the Dragon Age games
    FAW - Fereldan Ash Warrior
    FEO - First Enchanter Orsino
    FK - Fereldan Knight
    GCA - Guard Captain Aveline
    GEF - Grand Enchanter Fiona
    GG - Gate Guardian
    GWA - Grey Warden Alistar
    GWB - Grey Warden Bethany
    GWC - Grey Warden Carver
    GWM - Grey Warden Mage
    GWO - Grey Warden Oghren
    GWR - Grey Warden Rogue
    GWW - Grey Warden Warrior
    HD - High Dragon
    HO - Harvester Orsino
    HoDA - Heroes of Dragon Age
    LC - Large Creature (the big solo creature ex. Bear, Ogre, Sylvan or High Dragon)
    LotF - Lady of the Forrest
    LSL - Lay Sister Leliana
    Node - Any place to click on in a quest to fight PvE, including Challenges
    OC - Ogre Commander
    PD - Pride Demon
    PVE - Player vs. Environment (fights that use Energy)
    PVP - Player vs. Player (battles that use Stamina)
    QotBM - Queen of the Black Marsh
    RNG - Random Number Generator (how they determine what drops)
    SotB - Sten of the Beresaad
    TAM - Tevinter Arcane Mage
    TC - Templar Carver
    TLM - Tevinter Laetan Mage
    TOO - The Old One
    Toon - A generic name for any of your characters
    UC - Undead Challenge
    VA - Vengence Anders
    VT - Varric Tetheras

    If anything is incorrect, or anything should be added please let me know. I am new to the site and any help from those more experienced than me would be appreciated.
    Last edited by Wesley Mantooth; 03-29-2014, 03:22 PM. Reason: updated with new acronyms

  • #2
    Nice! This sticky gets missed out often. Refer to it for anything missing characterwise

    AOE - Area of effect (i.e. hits all)
    IGN: |OG| Top Quark


    • #3
      I believe most devices show epics as red instead of.orange.


      • #4
        I like the list. I was staring at the "PvE event stats" thread and couldn't figure out what "OC" meant even though I had seen it a million times before, have one myself, and just spent 2 or 3 days playing the event. It is nice to have a list to refer to when I can't remember which unit the acronym is referring to. Hopefully we can use a list like this to fix broken acronyms like the Wintersend Dragon. I am sure it will help new players if we use standarized formats.


        • #5
          I'll change orange to red when I get home. Also, seeing TopQuark's avatar made me think to add SotB.


          • #6
            Don't forget:

            TAM (Tevinter Arcane Mage)
            TLM (Tevinter Laetan Mage)
            SN (Sister Nightingale)
            LSL (Lay Sister Leliana)
            TC (Templar Carver)
            GWR: (Grey Warden Rogue)
            GWM (Grey Warden Mage)
            GWW (Grey Warden Warrior)

            Also, some people use HD to refer to the Hunger Demon, so I always have to check the context to be sure which unit they're talking about.


            • #7
              RNG is Random Number Generator

              PVP is Player Versus Player

              PVE is Player Versus Environment
              Last edited by Jaye13; 03-28-2014, 08:32 PM.
              IGN: |OG| Parmenion One (Two and Three)


              • #8
                omfg thank you for this
                GotU and Risen Ogre elude me yet


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jiodi View Post
                  omfg thank you for this

                  omfg is Oh My F'n....wait, you knew that one, didn't you?
                  IGN: |OG| Parmenion One (Two and Three)


                  • #10
                    I will add them all tonight or this weekend. Also, I think we should standardize HD to be High Dragon, as it's the Legendary and Hunger Demon as Hung D because well...


                    • #11
                      AoE should be changed from "AoE - Area of Effect (spells that hit everyone)" to "AoE - Area of Effect (attacks that hit multiple units)". AoE refers to anything that damages and area versus damaging a target. Column and row are both AoEs.


                      • #12
                        What is archie? LMT?


                        • #13
                          This thread hasn't been updated for months, and it confused me too.

                          Archie - Architect
                          LMT - Loghain Mac Tir

                          A few others from post-post that I can remember off the top of my head:

                          RLM - Red Lyrium Meredith
                          CG - Chasind General
                          KM / mare - Keeper Marethari
                          KA - King Alistair
                          DS - Diamond Shale
                          RS - Ruby Shale
                          SW - Shah Wyrd
                          Morri / Moori / Mori - Morrigan
                          Saar - Saarebas
                          DP - Duke Prosper
                          Isa - Isabela
                          ARW - Ancient Rock Wraith
                          IG - Inferno Golem
                          KE / KEA - King Endrin Aeducan
                          AD - Ancient Darkspawn
                          Bark - Barkspawn
                          Schmoo - Schmooples
                          AG - Arlathan General
                          |OG| |GOT| Azor Ahai

                          Darkness lay over the world and Azor Ahai was chosen to fight it. Twice, he forged legendary swords. Twice, they broke when he tempered them.

                          The third time, with a heavy heart, for he knew what he must do, he worked for a hundred days and nights. This time, he called for his wife, Nissa Nissa, and asked her to bare her breast. He drove his sword into her living heart, her soul combining with the steel of the sword, creating Lightbringer.


                          • #14
                            What does ATC stand for? I know its the challenge node on map 12 but I dont know what the acronym means.

                            Reports of my assimilation are greatly exaggerated.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pim Leenders View Post
                              What does ATC stand for? I know its the challenge node on map 12 but I dont know what the acronym means.
                              same thing i wanted to know for weeks and reason i came in here
                              My entitlement is abysmal




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