What does "nerf" mean?

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    What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Micha369 on Wed May 15, 2013 10:24 am

    hello folks,

    since english is not my mother tongue I sometimes have to look up words in dictionaries. But I couldn't find the word "nerf". What does this mean here in DS context?

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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Serious_Much on Wed May 15, 2013 10:25 am

    It means when an update to the game is made- and item, spell, weapon etc is made less good

    It's usually applied to things that people feel are too good in the game and require a 'nerf'


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Micha369 on Wed May 15, 2013 10:28 am

    Serious_Much wrote:It means when an update to the game is made- and item, spell, weapon etc is made less good

    It's usually applied to things that people feel are too good in the game and require a 'nerf'

    A reduction in power? Does it mean this?

    BTW: Where does this word "nerf" come from?
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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by densetsushun on Wed May 15, 2013 10:32 am

    Micha369 wrote:
    Serious_Much wrote:It means when an update to the game is made- and item, spell, weapon etc is made less good

    It's usually applied to things that people feel are too good in the game and require a 'nerf'

    A reduction in power? Does it mean this?

    BTW: Where does this word "nerf" come from?
    Yeah, that's what it means. I think(correct me if I'm wrong here guys) that the term nerf comes from the toy guns called Nerf. They shoot those soft, styrofoam covered bullets.


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Wed May 15, 2013 10:33 am

    Comes from the latin word Nerflateum, "Pilum Dictum Opium, pleum Nerflateum", a common term used by Romes enemies. Basically it beseeched the Romans to weaken their pilum spears as they were too strong and unhonourable\scrubbish. the phrase was first written down\recorded by Noobus Casuleus.

    What serious said. Weapons so crap now, a nerf gun would be better.


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by densetsushun on Wed May 15, 2013 10:42 am

    AnCapaillMor wrote:Comes from the latin word Nerflateum, "Pilum Dictum Opium, pleum Nerflateum", a common term used by Romes enemies. Basically it beseeched the Romans to weaken their pilum spears as they were too strong and unhonourable\scrubbish.

    What serious said.
    Don't say that man, he might believe you lol!


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Wed May 15, 2013 10:49 am

    LolSmileum dictum opium, pleum Nerflateum.


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Serious_Much on Wed May 15, 2013 10:54 am

    AnCapaillMor wrote:Comes from the latin word Nerflateum, "Pilum Dictum Opium, pleum Nerflateum", a common term used by Romes enemies. Basically it beseeched the Romans to weaken their pilum spears as they were too strong and unhonourable\scrubbish.

    What serious said.

    Awesome post is awesome

    The reduction in power means it will be less useful or good. For instance pyromancy was reduced in damage after patch 1.05, and the Dark wood grain ring was made <25% equip load for it's flip instead of <50%


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed May 15, 2013 12:22 pm

    Nerf is a company that makes foam versions of everything that are "safer." So instead of a leather football which can hurt like hell if caught, you can throw a crappy foam one. They do also make guns which shoot foam darts and admittedly those are awesome.


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Animaaal on Wed May 15, 2013 3:57 pm

    AnCapaillMor wrote:LolSmileum dictum opium, pleum Nerflateum.

    I googled nerflateum and it led me straight back hear lol.

    Good play sir, good play indeed. Prostration

    Also, I have a nerf claymore...no really it's "N-Force". I have a shield and a scimitar too.
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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Wed May 15, 2013 4:04 pm

    Brilliant it's the only result on google.


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Animaaal on Wed May 15, 2013 4:06 pm

    You get both my votes for the day. Today U R king
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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Hue on Wed May 15, 2013 4:18 pm

    +1 for awesome post
    +1 for ******* with google


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Micha369 on Fri May 17, 2013 9:57 am

    Ok, ok, I know enough about that word!

    Now, can anybody tell me what "grief" or "griefers" in the context of DS means?
    Grief usually is a strong feeling of sadness. But in the context of the discussion about Mega Mule I don't understand this.
    Are griefers people who excessivly abuse mm? Or are this people who are angry about this mm and its usage?

    Please don't tell me too much funny things! I wouldn't ask If I were a native English speaker.

    Thanks!
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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Fri May 17, 2013 10:09 am

    Griefer comes from the latin Griefeus......joking(anybody requests i will go in depth).

    Griefer is basically somebody there to mess with you, no intention of fighting straight on. Mess up your game basically, runs off, tries to get you cursed, make you fall etc. I think you could class twinks as griefers as well, basically people who invade low level with end game weapons be it through a low level run or adding the items via gifts or bb glitching.


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Hue on Fri May 17, 2013 10:09 am

    Griefers are people who do everything they can to cause grief, like for example people who lure you into killing NPCs as you try to hit them
    Or people who destroy your buildings in minecraft.

    In general, it's a way of hurting people in real life.

    In Dark Souls, it can also mean low level invaders


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    Re: What does "nerf" mean?

    Post by Micha369 on Fri May 17, 2013 10:44 am

    Thank you guys! I already guessed this by reading the Mega Mule thread. I just wanted to know for sure!

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