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consists of 9 releases.
Released Nov 23, 2004
In game terms alchemy is typically an item creation system. Centuries ago it was the pursuit of changing normal metals into gold, unsuccessfully.
One of the two major factions in World of Warcraft the other being their enemy, the Horde.
Animals that follow you or help you on your journey.
When a game allows the player to pet animals encountered in the environment. Some games are all about this.
Astral projection (or astral travel) is an out-of-body experience, where the spirit of a being detaches itself from the physical plane and is able to circumvent some or all physical limitations.
An Auction House is a place where people can go to buy or sell items they have found or crafted.
The Black Market is a concept wherein players may buy or sell items through alternative means. This is often a way to make more money but can often land the player into trouble.
One of the most controversial aspects of video games are the amounts of virtual murders that can vary from over-the-top to uneasily realistic. These games become notorious when they are linked to a murder, usually a spree murder, by the person who plays them.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
A common concept in RPGs and MMOs, color-coded loot is a concept where the quality/rarity of loot items are defined by a series of colors.
Whether through microtransactions or loot drops, getting that special hat or extra-sparkly pair of pants allows players to put their personal stamp on a character, without giving them a gameplay advantage.
DPS stands for Damage per Second and represents the average damage a character can cause each second . This is often used in MMORPGs so people can determine how much damage they cause. DPS can also refer to a character or character type that specializes in high DPS
Decontamination is the process of removing hazardous materials from a person or object. In games, this is usually achieved by lasers, rather than water as in the real world.
The act of killing a god.
Dragons were originally messengers from heaven, according to early Buddhist texts. In games, they can be among the most fearsome of adversaries, but there are some exceptions.
Usually found in MMO games, but sometimes found elsewhere, emotes are a way of displaying your emotions on-screen either through a character animation or by the use of an icon.
Frequently seen in RPGs and Fighting games, The EHI helps players calculate the current health of opponents.
Missions during which players are tasked with protecting a non-playable character or object from harm until a certain goal is met.
To elude, escape, or get away from. Some games require players to escape from some people or things to perform some objective or avoid death.
In many games there lies an ominous pressurized gas tank within the levels to help or harm the players. These tanks are filled with many different types of combustible gases that either explode on impact or have physics applied to them and rocket propel themselves across the level.
Sometimes developers take real world holidays and work them into the lore of the game. In MMOs, there are often quests available only during or around these holidays.
A gaming genre of its own, but also frequently featured as a mini-game in other titles, especially RPGs.
It's not just for airplanes anymore: Game mascots and MMO players alike have taken to the skies. Players can use flight to quickly navigate large levels, find hidden items, or take opponents down.
Enemies that prefer to keep a distance to the ground, and swoop down occasionally to do some damage.
Women in Refrigerators (or "Fridging" for short) is an unfortunately popular plot device in storytelling where female characters are killed off or brutally harmed for the sole purpose of having an impact on a male character. The term was coined by comic book writer Gail Simone.
The fifth annual Game Developers Choice Awards celebrated the best games of 2004.
Games that have been used as the basis for motion pictures.
The main character is a goblin.
This tag is for all games and characters that deal in the concept of gods, demigods, half-gods and the like.
The practice of gathering a large amount of ingame currency mostly in an MMORPG, and then selling the currency to other players for real world cash. It has been forbidden outright in most MMOs.
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