A Gaming Glossary: P
|pat||(MMOs, esp. WoW) see patroller|
|patroller||(MMOs) A mob that wanders around in a set pattern instead of staying at its spawn point.|
Patrollers are a common feature of MMO dungeons, and their patrolling behavior often fits the theme of that dungeon: wardens patrolling a prison, guards patrolling a castle, etc. Where patrollers are present in a dungeon, players usually need to keep an eye out to avoid pulling them accidentally.
|PB||see personal best|
|personal best||An individual speedrunner’s best time on a given game or category. Being on “PB pace” at a given point in a run means being on track to match or beat one’s previous personal best.|
|PMO||(trading) Please make offer.|
>> WTS [Nova Prime] set PMO = “I want to sell the Nova Prime set; please make an offer if interested.”
※ Usage Note
PMO is usually used by sellers who want buyers to submit their own offers. Less commonly, it is used by buyers who want sellers to name their price.
|pull||(v.) To start combat with a mob by attacking it, provoking it, or simply moving into its aggro radius. |
>> Please don’t pull the boss until we’ve done a ready check.
(n.) The act of pulling.
>> That was a really messy pull. You brought back like six mobs at once!
※ Historical Note
In modern MMOs, tanks usually have the job of pulling enemies (especially bosses); in older MMOs, it was often the job of a designated puller to kite mobs back to a campsite and hand them off to a tank.