Complete list of species/class abbreviations


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Post Wednesday, 16th May 2012, 18:35

Complete list of species/class abbreviations

After having seen a few too many people saying things like "OcWi" and "MeTr," I decided that it might be useful to have a central location listing every species/class abbreviation. Most of them are straightforward, but there are a few that people consistently use incorrectly. Incorrect abbreviations aren't a huge deal, but when people use the correct ones adds clarity and frustrates me less.

Commonly incorrect races:
  Code:
Merfolk - Mf
Demonspawn - Ds
Demigod - Dg
Vampire - Vp
Octopode - Op

Commonly incorrect classes:
  Code:
Wanderer - Wn
Transmuter - Tm
Warper - Wr
Wizard - Wz
Conjurer - Cj

Races:
  Code:
Human - Hu
High elf - HE
Deep elf - DE
Sludge elf - SE
Deep Dwarf - DD
Hill Orc - HO
Merfolk - Mf
Halfling - Ha
Kobold - Ko
Spriggan - Sp
Naga - Na
Centaur - Ce
Ogre - Og
Troll - Tr
Minotaur - Mi
Tengu - Te
Draconian - Dr
Demonspawn - Ds
Demigod - Dg
Mummy - Mu
Ghoul - Gh
Vampire - Vp
Felid - Fe
Octopode - Op

Classes:
  Code:
Fighter - Fi
Gladiator - Gl
Monk - Mo
Hunter - Hu
Assassin - As
Artificer - Ar
Wanderer - Wn
Berserker - Be
Abyssal Knight - AK
Chaos Knight - CK
Death Knight - DK
Priest - Pr
Healer - He
Skald - Sk
Transmuter - Tm
Warper - Wr
Arcane Marksman - AM
Enchanter - En
Stalker - St
Wizard - Wz
Conjurer - Cj
Summoner - Su
Necromancer - Ne
Fire Elementalist - FE
Ice Elementalist - IE
Air Elementalist - AE
Earth Elementalist - EE
Venom Mage - VM

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Post Thursday, 17th May 2012, 13:21

Re: Complete list of species/class abbreviations

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Post Thursday, 17th May 2012, 15:05

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What are the rules that makes an abbreviation correct or incorrect, because they seem to be arbitrary?

Obviously it's the first letter of each word if it's two or more words, but otherwise is it the first two letters or the first letter of the first two syllables?

For example, Octopode is Op because those are on the syllables.
Spriggan is Sp because those are the first two letters, presumably because it has 3 syllables.

The rule has nothing to do with vowels because Centaur is Ce even though if you went by syllable, it'd be Ct, so why wouldn't Wanderer be Wa and not Wn?
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Post Thursday, 17th May 2012, 15:33

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Post Thursday, 17th May 2012, 15:46

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Post Thursday, 17th May 2012, 15:58

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The rules are "whatever the devs choose." Presumably it's usually what sounds best or what's most logical; in the example you gave with wanderer, it is probably wn and not wa because warper also starts with wa and because wa sounds dumb.

(also, spriggan has two syllables)

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Post Thursday, 17th May 2012, 18:10

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Usually I think of how I might abbreviate it if it were on a license plate, and I tend to be right. But yeah, if you're not sure, make one, lose, and see what the score screen lists it as. that's correct, even if it makes no sense. That's why we can have FeFE, HOMo, DECK, and a few other funny named combos.
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Post Thursday, 17th May 2012, 19:42

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IronJelly wrote:That's why we can have FeFE, HOMo, DECK, and a few other funny named combos.

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Post Friday, 1st June 2012, 02:45

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Thank You!

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Post Monday, 11th June 2012, 15:09

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IronJelly wrote:That's why we can have FeFE, HOMo, DECK, and a few other funny named combos.


That would have to be a DECK of Nemelex, right?
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Post Monday, 11th June 2012, 16:05

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Igxfl wrote:
IronJelly wrote:That's why we can have FeFE, HOMo, DECK, and a few other funny named combos.


That would have to be a DECK of Nemelex, right?


It kinda defeats the purpose of being a CK, right?
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Post Friday, 15th June 2012, 19:08

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Not if you only Drew One each time.

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Post Friday, 28th December 2012, 15:04

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XuaXua wrote:
Igxfl wrote:
IronJelly wrote:That's why we can have FeFE, HOMo, DECK, and a few other funny named combos.


That would have to be a DECK of Nemelex, right?


It kinda defeats the purpose of being a CK, right?


Being a CK isn't about _purpose_ really.

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Post Friday, 11th January 2013, 05:15

Re: Complete list of species/class abbreviations

This should definitely go on the Wiki once we can edit it again.
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Post Sunday, 17th March 2013, 09:46

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little known fact: the abbreviations are chosen first by using the first letter, then the second letter is defined after one properly calculated round of `eenie meenie miney moe.` During the rhyme, the first letter is omitted; in other words, the Ogre acronym's second letter is determined by the letters "gre" as dictated by the children's scientific method of choice. This is why, if Sarah Palin ever became a race, she would be called a "Sr" instead or "SP" or "SA" if she became a class
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Post Monday, 1st April 2013, 01:03

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Jesters are 'Jr'

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Post Wednesday, 11th September 2013, 20:43

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What is a Grotesk?

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Post Friday, 13th September 2013, 09:43

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Earlier name of the gargoyle.

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