teleportitis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

teleport +‎ -itis

Noun[edit]

teleportitis (uncountable)

  1. (video games, informal) In some roguelike games, an intrinsic ability that causes the player's character to teleport from place to place without warning.
    • 1990, "Aaron Sher", Teleportation (on newsgroup rec.games.hack)
      Teleportitis is gained by eating a leprechaun or quantum mechanic or nymph.
    • 2006, "Rorschach", YAVP: Argos the Merry Minotaur (on newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.misc)
      That ring stayed on his finger until resists became more an issue than damage output, and stayed off when I got teleportitis in the Slime pits and had to rely on teleport control.