A.D.O.S. – n. a not-so-serious disorder that affects MMORPG players. Attention Deficit… Ooh! Shiny! Mostly happens when questers are taken off their game path by a tracking device that indicates where they can find crafting materials close by, thus distracting them from their orginal goal.
A.D.O.S. is pretty common among gaming communities, especially in ones where materials can be found to make items to enhance the protections of other players, such as armours, weapons, scrolls and potions that can boost healing and power, or other items that can give anyone some kind of advantage over the enemies. Those players who really enjoy the crafting aspects of some MMOs can be affected by A.D.O.S at any time, and tend to run solo, or with others that have A.D.O.S, so they truly understand what their party member is going through. A.D.O.S in gaming is not to be confused with the A.D.O.S that affects dogs. That was Attention Deficit… Oh! Squirrel! which was depicted a few years ago in the movie, Up!. Read more...(263 words, 1 image, estimated 1:03 mins reading time)
Glomortunist – a persistant gamer who tries to glom on to your party in an MMO, no matter how hard you try to shake him or her off.
Lots of great MMOs out there these days, and many seem to be variations on the theme of certain ones. If you are lucky enough not to be a person who insists on running through one solo, and have a permanant party member with you, who just also happens to be the person you are married to, or or maybe the whole of your little nuclear family that games together, you might end up running into a glomortunist. This is a person who sees that you have a tight your party is and wants to get in on your organisation to gain some quick and easy XP without doing any real work. Mind you, these are only games, and purely for entertainment, but the industry has gotten so big, that many players tend to become stressed over these RPGs and forget what their real purpose is. The glomortunist uses this to his or her advantage, and if not shaken off, can breeze right through some levels, while the family group of players takes all the damage and loses the energy. The glomortunist is really pushy about getting in on your group. If you are part of one of those tight gaming groups of family, friends, or students who plays these games together from the same house or living unit, don’t let the glomortunist break your stride. Most likely, somewhere along the way, in your MMO, the storytellers and devs will use some kind of borked marketing strategy to alienate this kind of play anyway.