Some people think that they are being in-character if they use a euphemism to discuss an OOC concept in-game. (For example, someone who wants to complain about severe lag may speak of a "thick fog.") However, the use of such euphemisms is still OOC. Many players object to this behavior, especially when these euphemisms are used on the gweth channels.
Here is a list of commonly used euphemisms and what they mean.
Web Sites and Services
|feline in Haven||Smelly Cat forum|
|pigeon, bird||1. AIM account (obsolete); 2. instant message 3. Discord #|
|birdkeeper||someone who has an AIM account (obsolete) someone who has a Discord #|
|scroll(s)||Web site or forum|
|town message board||Play.net|
|New World||Test instance|
|gods, higher powers, powers that be, timeless, great mages, higher-ups||Simutronics or GameMasters (GMs)|
|outlook on the world||PvP stance (for example, "He has a guarded outlook on the world.")|
*Discussions of ranks and TDPs are OOC, because characters are not aware of the numerical nature of their attributes and abilities.
Connection Quality and Attentiveness
|awake/asleep||1. whether the character is logged in; 2. whether the player is AFK|
|in one's thoughts/head||AFK (usually for a brief period of time)|
|lifeline, portal||connection to DragonRealms|
|sleep/nap||an extended break from DragonRealms (e.g., "wow..the world sure has changed during my sleep")|
|sleepwalker*, zombie||AFK scripter|
|wake [person]||to log into an alternate character|
*An argument can be made that from the character's perspective, it is logical to be confused by a person who is doing something that would seem to indicate awareness and yet who is completely unresponsive to his environment.
|another body||alternate character (often on the same account)|
|mule||an alternate character that is primarily used to support another character played by the same person. Common uses of mules include extra vault storage space, healing, raising, and Moongate transportation.|
|new soul||a character that is now played by a different person|
|old soul||a person who has played before and has experience with the game, but is returning on a new character. Also may refer to a previous owner of a character that is now played by another person.|
|past life||1. a character that has been rerolled; 2. one's former character|
|soul||player/account (usually used to discuss alternate characters; for example, "one soul, different bodies")|
*The use of brother/sister (or any other relative) may or may not be OOC, depending on how it is used. Some players legitimately role-play their characters as a family. On the other hand, if someone uses the term "brother" solely to convey that two characters are played by the same person, it's OOC.
|Eastern clock, Elven time,
bells/strikes on the Eastern/Elven tower, bells from the east
|Eastern lands||the real world|
|old calendar||Earth time|
|winter celebration*||Christmas (especially when it is not winter in Elanthia)|
*Unfortunately, Simutronics has muddied the waters by having thinly veiled versions of real-life holidays, such as Chris's Mass.