r we jst as lazy???

| Saturday, April 3, 2010
You know those idiots who use PST as a verb, a synonym for whisper, if they knew what synonym meant? I can't stand them. They are clearly thoughtless and lazy. And stupid, since I like to be redundant. Just to top it off, half the time they're typing ne1 and using y instead of yes. But sometimes they use y instead of why and aren't consistent with question marks.

Then there's DPS.

Damage Per Second.

Low DPS makes sense. DPS meters make sense.

DPS as a role doesn't make sense. "Am I damage per second on this fight?" What? WTF does that even mean? Rogues are a pure DPS class: "Rogues are a pure damage per second class." What? WHAT!? It's completely fucking retarded. It's a clear indication that the person saying this barely even recognizes that DPS is an acronym, that it's not a word all on its own. They're just mindlessly parroting what those around them say.

I use DPS as a synonym for damage.

The shame.


Daxlim said...

I suggest giving the acronym a second definition. How about: Damage Providing Somebody.

I'm not creative enough to come up with something a bit better right now, though I like how it makes the role sound insignificant ;)

Kyky said...

DPS isn't an acronym. It is an alphabetical abbreviation. If it was an acronym, it has the ability to change the word class, and could feasibly be used in that context.

Daxlim said...


It's just three letters. No rule on the planet can prevent me from using them in any way I want.

Besides, even if it did matter: you're wrong. It is an acronym. Those old rules you're thinking of don't apply anymore. Not that it would matter either way: whether you label it acronym, or a.a., it has no effect on what they (can) stand for.

Anyway, less serious please..

Klepsacovic said...

@Daxlim: But DPS are nobodies! :P

@Kyky: All we need to do is say that DPS is a pronounceable word and then it will be an acronym. DPS is clearly pronounced "dips".

@Daxlim: Beware the temptation of language anarchy.

Stabs said...

y r u Y-ning?

Anonymous said...

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?

If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

Klepsacovic said...

@Stabs: ur gey

@Anonymous: On an irrelevant note: Children get confused trying to learn English. They start out saying mouse and mice in imitation of adults. They they learn plural rules, partially, and start to side mouses. Then they learn even more arbitrary rules and say mice again.

Worst language ever.

Anonymous said...

If I was D I would be defense not damage.
Would MD ( meelee damage) would be mistakne for misdirect
RD ( range damage) would be raid damage.

I imagine if I responded to a LF1M dps with a " Kind sir, I believe that I may be of assistance in fulfilling the supposed dps role which you require. I am certain that as a range Damage class I shall meet your needs.
I would get laughed at.

Klepsacovic said...

@pugnaciouspriest: I tend to stick with "want a shadow priest?"

Edawan said...

I think in the days of old, we used DD, for "Damage Dealer".
At least I remember seeing it used in boss guides for MC.

Sadly, that acronym got lost some years ago.

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