Citations:highbie

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Noun: "(gaming) a high-level character in an MMORPG"[edit]

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  • 1996 November 16, Chuck Foster, “Weekly rec.arts.drwho stats (16 Nov)”[1], rec.arts.drwho, Usenet:
    He's back! And its about SAD! Suddenly everything changes as the highbies of last week disappear rapidly downward. In fact, last week's number one does not feature at all!
  • 1997 June 23, Jay Moretz, “Re: Retromud”[2], rec.games.mud.lp, Usenet:
    We all believe, however, that in order to enjoy the MUD, new players should advance on their own, and not just dragged around behind a highbie and handed Exp.
  • 1998 June 9, Arlie Stephens, “Re: Botting and Autoplaying”[3], rec.games.mud.admin, Usenet:
    highbie and since everyone knows what they did, the players give them all the respect *they* believe a 'botter deserves. (I.e. they aren't a "real" highbie in the eyes of their peers.)
  • 1998 October 6, Osku Salerma, “Two weapon combat, gamma 8 was FUN, and more”[4], rec.games.roguelike.adom, Usenet:
    Lets calculate how this would affect highbies.
  • 1998 December 12, Gourry31 [username], “Re: Ick”[5], dejanews.comm.retromud, Usenet:
    highbie but not every caster is a tele and sometimes you are just stuck without one (happens to everyone..including highbies :))
  • 1999 March 31, EATpikachu [username], “Re: Pokémon Simming Game”[6], alt.games.nintendo.pokemon, Usenet:
    All the "highbies" (AOL phrase, sorry) would gang up on all the people they didn't know-- the newbies.
  • 1999 July 6, trescami [username], “Re: http://retromud.org - Critical Mass?”[7], alt.mud, Usenet:
    Highbies may be in the middle of something and thus not able to help even though they are newbie helpers.
  • 2001 May 1, Richard Burge, “Re: Money making with tailoring”[8], alt.games.everquest, Usenet:
    Backpacks go to high levels who want to replace their crappy 6 and 8 slot containers - if you are too low level to auction where they hunt, try somewhere like EC tunnel where many highbies stop by to off load their wares.
  • 2001 September 5, Silverlock [username], “Re: Why trivial loot code sucks mister Harmon.”[9], alt.games.everquest, Usenet:
    A lowbie always has access to highbie stuff simply by leveling up, but highbies are purposely restricted from this content.
  • 2004 November 3, Marcel Beaudoin, “Re: For me, City of Heroes is more fun.”[10], alt.games.everquest, Usenet:
    I can't count the number of times that I have been in a fight, and some anonymous highbie runs by, throws a bubble/heal/buff on the group and keeps on going.
  • 2006 January 24, Lehl [username], “Re: Have your guilds 'branched out'?”[11], alt.games.warcraft, Usenet:
    Apparently, their lowbies are now in one of the guilds, and the highbies all migrated to the other guild.
  • 2011 — Lauren McLaughlin, Scored, Random House Children's Books (2011), ISBN 9780375968204, page 3:
    The score was "the great equalizer," and Imani knew that as a "highbie" she was poised to benefit at the highest level.