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Game terms are terms used by the Minecraft community, but are not officially in the game. Some of these game terms are used as shortenings, while others are terms exclusive to Minecraft, and may not be familiar to people who are new to Minecraft. While knowing them is indeed useful, it is advised to be aware that even the most experienced Minecraft players might not know all of them.
Underlined words represent terms that are further described on this list.
List of terms
|Admin/Operator||Player who is listed on the OP (operator) list, having access to most or even all of the commands on a server.|
|Adminium||Bedrock. Back in the days of Classic Creative, the community called it Adminium because the admins were the only ones who could use it.|
|AFK||Away From Keyboard: when a player is away from their computer.|
|AFK farm||A farm that requires a player to function by making the player perform tasks automatically, exploiting interacting mechanics in a way that the player doesn't have to be actively involved due to the fact it only requires one, more or even no keys to be held indefinitely, which can be done by a weight placed on the keyboard/mouse or by exploiting an alt-tabbing glitch.|
|AFK farming||When an AFK player runs an AFK farm.|
|Beef||Shortening of |
raw beef. (Cooked) Beef might be a miscalling for
steak as well (however,
|Block verb||To obstruct something; To block with the |
sword (pre 1.9) /
|Buff noun||A special ability, granted by modded servers (modified attributes, eg. flying in survival mode, or higher speed than usual, not to be confused with the potion effect here), or granted in vanilla, like status effects. Debuff refers to a negative effect.|
|Butter||Jargon or joke term for gold. It is called like that because of the appearance of |
gold ingots in-game.
|Cheater/Hacker||The toxic part of the community; Sometimes typed differently to avoid chat censoring (eg. Haxor), it describes someone using modified clients to gain unfair advantages. Most servers forbid the use of those clients, and their use is not moral as well. However, some servers also forbid accusing players of being hackers on chat and whisper, but do provide an alternative method of reporting to staff like forums or dedicated in-game commands.|
|Cobble||A shortening for cobblestone.|
|Defend||Sometimes a miscalling for blocking rather than defending something.|
|Dia||A shortening for |
|Emer||A shortening for |
|EZ||"Easy", depending on context(at the end of a game, and/or like in GG EZ), some servers (completely) forbid the use of this word because it might be "not respectful for the players".|
Flint and Steel.
|Fully automatic farm||A farm that works without any player intervention.|
|Full Diamond/Iron/Chain/Gold/Leather||Full set of armor made of one material.|
Golden Apple; May refer to the enchanted one too, however, a term for those is also Notch Apple (official, as seen on achievements) or God Apple.
|Gear||Armor; May refer to the removed feature: |
Cog (originally Gear), however chances to see a player talk about it is close to none. Geared means "having armor equipped".
|GG||Good Game. Goes with EZ too, as GG EZ (Good game, it was easy).|
|Griefing||Destroying other's build without their permission with the use of mods or no mods.|
|Modded||Client/server with mods. A modded server might still be able to host vanilla clients, otherwise they are supposed to host clients that have the same mods applied.|
|Obi||A shortening for obsidian.|
|OP||Depending on context: operator(admin) most of the time, over-powered:too powerful (equipment only, term used mostly on modded servers and in other games), original poster (forums and sites, not necessary Minecraft related) or end-game equipment and gear.|
|Pick noun||A shortening for pickaxe.|
|Pillar jumping||When a player repeatedly jumps followed by quickly placing a block beneath. This is very helpful when getting high off the ground in a short amount of time, and it can be done by just looking down and holding jump and use with a proper block selected.|
|Pumpkin vision||The effect of wearing a |
Carved Pumpkin on your head.
|Semi-automatic farm||A farm that requires active player intervention in order to produce but has an enhancing mechanism to help the player plant/harvest crops or spawn/kill mobs (depending on type) and/or they feature an enhancement for collecting items.|
Slime Block based flying technologies.
Splash Potion; Rarely Splash Text (also known as Splash Screen).
|Sprint-jumping||Sprinting and (continuously) jumping. It is the fastest way a player can run. One can run faster by manually spamming the jump key, but this is effective only in spaces not taller than 2 blocks or stairways.|
|Staff||Players that were granted additional commands to use compared to regular players, in order to help administrating the server. Staff members aren't necessary Admins as they might not have even nearly full access to all of the commands, just like the real life meaning of the term, where a staff member might not be on top of the hierarchy.|
|Quad (jump)||When a player has to sprint-jump over a 4-block gap horizontally, which is the furthest a player can jump while sprinting without any (de)buffs. This term is often used when playing on parkour maps.|
|Raiding||Similar to Griefing. Usually refers to attacking a base from an external source such as TNT Cannons. This term is mostly used on Factions servers.|
|Vanilla||Minecraft without mods (including hacks). This term can be used for any piece of software.|