Common Forum Abbreviations

edited December 2016 in MPQ Tips and Guides
I figure this might help newcomers out since it’s took me a while to figure out what some of the abbreviations mean. Feel free to post others and I’ll try to keep the first post updated.

General Terms
MPQ = Marvel Puzzle Quest
AP = ability points
PVP = Player vs Player
PVE = Player vs Environment
MMR = Match Maker Ranking
RNG = Random Number Generator
OP = Overpowered (could also refer to Original Poster)
nerf = reduce in effectiveness
buff = increase in effectiveness
tank = lose on purpose to lower your MMR. Could also mean a character whose purpose on your team is absorbing damage
squishy = low hit points
battery = character that is capable of producing AP quickly
AoE = Area of Effect
IGN = In Game Name
tinykitty = word filter created to replace curse words
Intergalactic Space Vessel = kitch-en (word filter created for random posts about buying Fitted Kitch-en sinks. The hyphen is so I could type the word)
Intergalactic Space Fleet = kitch-ens (word filter created for random posts about buying Fitted Kitch-en sinks. The hyphen is so I could type the word)
Lazy <insert character here> = term used to describe a 3* Gold character that is a direct copy of their lower * level version. Community say the devs were too lazy to build a proper character with different abilities, hence the term lazy.
bots/goons/mooks = Non-superhero PVE characters that do not match tiles (e.g. Hammer Soldier, Maggia Thug)
TU = Team Up
TUAP = Team Up Ability Point
CC = Cupcake
LT = Legendary Token
CP = Command Point
HP = Hero Points

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1 star.png Characters
Iron Man (Model 35) icon_ironman.png
IM35

Storm (Modern) icon_storm.png
mStorm
Modern Storm

Black Widow (Modern) icon_blackwidow.png
mWidow
Modern Widow
MBW

Hawkeye (Classic) icon_hawkeye.png
cHawkeye
Classic Hawkeye

Juggernaut icon_juggernaut.png
Juggs
Jug

Venom icon_venom.png
Venom

Yelena icon_yelena.png
Yelena

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2 star.png star.png Characters

Ms. Marvel (??) icon_ms_marvel.png
Ms Marvel
Carol Danvers

Human Torch (Johnny Storm) icon_humantorch.png
2* Torch
Torchling
Tiny Torch

Spider-man (Bag-Man) icon_spiderman.png
Bagman

Moonstone icon_moonstone.png
Moonstone
Moonie

Daken icon_daken.png
Daken
Tiny Daken

Magneto (Marvel NOW!) icon_magneto.png
MNMags
MagsMN
Gray Mags
Mags (context dependent)

Hawkeye (Modern) icon_hawkeye.png
mHawkeye
mHawk
Modern Hawkeye
Mawkeye

Ares icon_ares.png
Ares

Captain America (Modern) icon_captainamerica.png
2* Cap
2* Captain
mCap
mCaptain
Modern Cap
Modern Captain

Wolverine (Astonishing X-Men) icon_wolverine.png
2* Wolvie
Wolvie
Astonishing Wolverine
A.Wolvie
Wolvie**

Thor (Marvel NOW!) icon_thor.png
2* Thor
MNThor
ThorMN


Storm (Classic) icon_storm.png
cStorm
Classic Storm

Black Widow (Original) icon_blackwidow.png
OBW
Original Widow

Bullseye icon_bullseye.png
Bullseye
BE

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3 star.png star.png star.png Characters
Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius) icon_doctoroctopus.png
Doc Ock
Otto

Colossus (Classic) icon_colossus_new.png
Colossus

Beast (Classic) icon_beast.png
Beast
Hank

Deadpool (It's Me, Deadpool) icon_deadpool.png
DP
Wade Wilson
Merc with a Mouth

Captain Marvel (Modern) icon_caroldanvers.png
Captain Marvel
CM
Carol Danvers

She-Hulk (Modern) icon_shehulk.png
She-Hulk
SheHulk
Shulk

Storm (Mohawk) icon_storm.png
Mohawk Storm
Lazy Storm
3* Storm
MoStorm

The Sentry (Dark Avengers) icon_sentry.png
Sentry

Daken (Classic) icon_daken.png
Lazy Daken
LDaken
LD
Uber Daken
3* Daken

Falcon (Mighty Avengers) icon_falcon.png
Falcon

Human Torch (Classic) icon_humantorch.png
Torch
HT

Captain America (Steve Rogers) icon_captainamerica.png
3* Captain
3* Cap
Lazy Captain
Lazy Cap
LC
Steve Rogers

Thor (Modern) icon_thor.png
3* Thor
mThor
Modern Thor
Lazy Thor
LT
Fathor (Fat Thor)


Black Panther (Man Without Fear) icon_blackpanther.png
BP
Panther

Hulk (Indestructible) icon_hulk.png
Hulk

The Punisher icon_punisher.png
Punisher
Pun
Frank

Spider-man (Classic) icon_spiderman.png
Spidey

Daredevil (Classic) icon_daredevil.png
DD (could be confused with Dr. Doom or Devil Dino)

Doctor Doom icon_doctordoom.png
Doom
DD (could be confused with Daredevil or Devil Dino)

Loki icon_loki.png
Loki

The Hood icon_hood.png
Hood

Ragnarok icon_ragnarok.png
Rags
Rag

Wolverine (Patch) icon_wolverine.png
Patch
Wolvie ***

Magneto (Classic) icon_magneto.png
cMags
Classic Mags
Classic Magneto
Mags (context dependent)

Black Widow (Grey Suit) icon_blackwidow.png
GSBW
BWGS
GSW
Grey Suit
Grey Widow

Iron Man (Model 40) icon_ironman.png
IM40

Psylocke (Classic) icon_psylocke.png
Psylocke

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Thor (Goddess of Thunder) icon_thor.png (ETA: Season 7 reward)
Lady Thor
Thoress
4Thor

Devil Dino (Gigantic Reptile) icon_devildino.png
DD (could be confused with Daredevil or Dr. Doom)
Dino

Nick Fury (Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.) icon_nickfury.png
Nick
Fury

Wolverine (X-Force) icon_wolverine.png
Xforce
X Wolvie
XFW
S&V

Invisibile Woman (Classic) icon_invisiblewoman.png
Baglady
IW
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Comments

  • MMR = Match Making Ranking
    OP = Overpowered


    Others:

    nerf = reduce in effectiveness
    tank = lose on purpose to lower your MMR
  • Some refer to 4* Wolvie as S&V (sex and violence).
  • PvE is player vs. environment (i.e. bots)
    Tank can also be a character whose purpose on your team is absorbing damage. They may or may not serve other purposes, but their primary function is protecting the rest of your team.
    Squishy means low hit points.
  • Thanks for the contributions so far guys! Keep them coming!
  • thought that s&v meant spit and varnish because of his ineffectivness but sex and violence fits better
  • proc

    could someone explain what that means? ie attacks proc in a stack?

    Thanks much
  • Vinny J wrote:
    proc

    could someone explain what that means? ie attacks proc in a stack?

    Thanks much
    Proc means an action that results from another action, usually in the form <something> procs <something>.

    I'll use it in an example that might make more sense than a definition:
    Daken is a perfect example (assuming he has a purple cover). Whenever you match green tiles, it procs his purple passive of creating strike tiles.
  • Cousin SimpsonCousin Simpson Age Unconfirmed Posts: 1,086 Chairperson of the Boards
    Mondo wrote:
    Psylocke (Classic)
    Psy

    "Heyyyyyyyyyyyyeyyyy, sexy lay-DAY."

    Anyway, can someone explain DPS to me? Cursory googling suggests "damage per second," but I assume that when talking about MPQ, that refers to "damage per turn" or "damage per action"?
  • DamagePerSecond is just a common term used even if it does not fit really well in this game a more usefull term would be DamagePerActionPoint
  • Added Black Panther to the 3star list as:

    Black Panther
    BP
    Panther
  • Added Thor (Modern) to the 3star list and tweaked 2* Thor.
  • Pwuz_Pwuz_ Posts: 1,167 Chairperson of the Boards
    I've been wondering what "tinykitty" means on here for a while. It seems to be used in a lot of different contexts, & I sometimes wonder if there are more than a few commonly accepted uses for it.
  • Pwuz_ wrote:
    I've been wondering what "tinykitty" means on here for a while. It seems to be used in a lot of different contexts, & I sometimes wonder if there are more than a few commonly accepted uses for it.
    Oh I forgot that one. "tinykitty" I believe is the forum's way to handle curse words. If you were to try and type one, "tinykitty" would replace it automatically. As a test, "This game is full of tinykitty". If it works the way it should, the last word should not be the S word and should say "tinykitty" instead.
  • Pwuz_Pwuz_ Posts: 1,167 Chairperson of the Boards
    Mondo wrote:
    Oh I forgot that one. "tinykitty" I believe is the forum's way to handle curse words. If you were to try and type one, "tinykitty" would replace it automatically. As a test, "This game is full of tinykitty". If it works the way it should, the last word should not be the S word and should say "tinykitty" instead.

    That would explain why I've struggled to establish it's proper context. So it could be used as nearly every word in the sentence: tinykitty the tinykitty tinykitty.

    I love George Carlin. icon_e_biggrin.gif
  • Not an abbrev, but I have seen "Frank" used for Punisher.
  • I think another name for 3* thor is lazy thor.
  • Justdangit wrote:
    I think another name for 3* thor is lazy thor.

    and Volstagg icon_e_confused.gif
  • I was wondering about lazy Thor....anyone know how he earned that nickname?
  • I was wondering about lazy Thor....anyone know how he earned that nickname?
    Lazythor was coined by soenottelling, and refers to how a lot of the players think that adding modern thor to the game was considered "lazy" because it didn't take a lot of work to do so. The character also looks kinda fat/lazy, so a lot of players thought it referred to that as well.
  • Ah that makes sense. His powers do seem all the same...thanks for the info.
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