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3-13-2012 @ 7:20AM
The best explanation I've seen for "proc" is that it came into use due to the dual meanings of "procedure" as well as "programmed random occurrence." This is a quote from the article cephas linked:'“Proc” is almost entirely EQ slang… Even in the muds, it wasn’t that widely used because only some codebases used the term. It took EQ publicizing the inherited term to make it common knowledge.'The reason I choose to use the "programmed random occurrence" origin is because that's exactly how the term "proc" is used today. Your get a trinket "proc." You get a hot streak "proc." You get an arcane missiles "proc." Programmed random occurrence fits better than just procedure. Consider:Your trinket activates by a programmed random occurrence.Your trinket activates by a procedure.Also, since programmed random occurrence came into use around EQ, and that's also the time the term "proc" started being popularized, it just makes sense to me that we are using it as that term, as opposed to the more coding based term for "procedure."
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