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3-30-2012 @ 8:05AM
I don't particularly like it either. For the first year or so of my WoW-ing, I always referred to them as my "char/s" (shortening of "character" that was used in most of the other games I had played).I pretty much just gave up and started holding my nose and saying "toon" like everyone else after multiple instances of "wtf is a char?" or "char char charmander? lol"... *sigh*
3-30-2012 @ 8:36AM
3-30-2012 @ 8:56AM
In the same boat as you. Toon is just shorter and more people seem to understand it. Kind of like kk. Used to say OK. Never really understood how kk = OK but it seems faster to type when you are grouping with someone. I use it sometimes when I text now- but only with the two people I know who play WoW. Silly, right?
3-30-2012 @ 10:41AM
Is it really so much noticeably faster to type k twice than a letter twice instead of a letter that is one key to the right and one key above it?Really?
3-30-2012 @ 11:15AM
Yeah, I prefer "character" when referring to the folks I play. But if I'm talking about the models only, I do use the term "toon." Characters are the people I RP, toons are the pixellated object in the world representing those characters. And in some cases, especially with non-RPers who don't get the shortening of "Character" to "char," it does work better to use the term "toon."
3-30-2012 @ 11:28AM
I don't think 'kk' is short for 'ok' - it's short for 'okay, cool' (or 'kool' if you can stand it...). Ok just means, 'I hear what you're saying'. 'kk' means 'I hear what you're saying - and I like it!' I use both ok and kk, depending on how happy I am about what I'm hearing. :-)
3-30-2012 @ 11:52AM
From a typing standpoint, it's much faster to type "ok," assuming you're using more than one finger to type it.I was told, once upon a time, that "kk" was short for "Okay, cool."There's probably a whole long spiel we could get into regarding linguistics but the use of "kk," from my understanding is like a more congenial version of "ok."I.E. "ok" seems cold and impersonal, whereas "kk" seems warm and friendly.
3-30-2012 @ 12:17PM
Totally Agree!!! I remember back from D2 and having the hard transition to WOW. Char doesn't seem as childish as "toon".
3-30-2012 @ 12:18PM
I'm almost exactly the same as you. In games I played in the past, it was always "characters" and then shortened to "chars". (pronounced cares) Then when I started playing WoW, everyone is throwing the word "toon" around and I didn't understand why. I thought it was really stupid, so I resisted at first. Eventually I gave in and started using the term, but I actually still don't understand the term, and it's been years.
3-30-2012 @ 2:08PM
I thought I was the only person who hated that term! I don't use it either. I say "chars" or "guys".
3-30-2012 @ 8:09PM
Lawls @ "Chair"
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