When you start playing vanilla WoW you will immediately experience abbreviations. Do you know what LFG, OOM and HS mean? Here you have a list of the most common abbreviations and their meaning.

Chat

  • LF - Looking for, usually followed up by tank, healer or DPS. E.g LF tank
  • LFG - Looking for group
  • LFM - Looking for more players
  • WTS - Want to sell
  • WTT - Want to trade
  • WTB - Want to buy

Misc WoW Terms

  • Aggro - Means the player a mob is attacking
  • OOM - Out of mana
  • HS - Hearthstone
  • HoT - Heal over time
  • DoT - Damage over time
  • RL - Raid leader

Instances

  • DM/VC - The Deadmines. As DM can be mistaken for Dire Maul, some people like to use VC instead. VC stands for VanCleef which is the last boss in The Deadmines.
  • RFC - Ragefire Chasm
  • WC - Wailing Caverns
  • SFK - Shadowfang Keep
  • SS/Stocks - Stormwind Stockade
  • BFD - Blackfathom Deeps
  • Gnomer - Gnomeregan
  • SM - Scarlet Monastry  SM:GY - Scarlet Monastry: The Graveyard SM:Lib - Scarlet Monastry: The Library SM:Arm - Scarlet Monastry: The Armory SM:Cath - Scarlet Monastry: The Cathedral  
  • RFK - Razorfen Kraul
  • Mara - Maraudon
  • Uld - Uldaman
  • DM - Dire Maul  DM:East - Dire Maul: Warpwood Quarter DM:West - Dire Maul: Capital Gardens DM:North - Dire Maul: Gordok Commons  
  • Scholo - Scholomance
  • RFD - Razorfen Downs
  • Strat - Stratholme
  • ZF - Zul'Farrak
  • BRD - Blackrock Depths
  • Sunken Temple/ST - Temple of Atal'Hakkar
  • BRS - Blackrock Spire  LBRS - Lower Blackrock Spire UBRS - Upper Blackrock Spire (10-man raid)  

Raids

  • MC - Molten Core
  • Ony - Onyxia
  • BWL - Blackwing Lair
  • ZG - Zul'Gurub
  • AQ20 - Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj
  • AQ40 - Temple of Ahn'Qiraj
  • Naxx - Naxxramas