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English citations of lowbie

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

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  • 2004 — R. V. Kelly, Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games: The People, The Addiction and the Playing Experience, McFarland & Company (2004), →ISBN, page 160:
    After a while in the game you rise to the level of a "lowbie."
  • 2007 — Mia Consalvo, Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Videogames, MIT Press (2007), →ISBN, page 172:
    That might be by rapidly leveling a character's tenth job through the "lowbie" areas to avoid that grind, []
  • 2008 — Caleb Chew, "Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning", GameAxis Unwired, November 2008:
    Chickening offers a much deeper prospect in grief management — no more raiding lowbie zones on a drunken Saturday morning just for kicks!
  • 2009Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron, Viking (2009), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
    Without thinking, I blurted out, "I'm at Alpha threshold. You know as well as I do that sending expendable lowbies on a jaunt like this is a waste of time. []
  • 2009 — Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen & Henry Been Lirn Duh, "Socializing in an Online Gaming Community: Social Interaction in World of Warcraft", in Virtual Community Practices and Social Interactive Media: Technology Licecycle and Workflow Analysis (ed. Demosthenes Akoumianakis), Information Science Reference (2009), →ISBN, page 196:
    At the same time other players in the general channel, Channel 1 (General Chat) are planning a naked lowbie raid []
  • 2009 — Eli Kosminsky, "Finding Adam Smith in Azeroth", in World of Warcraft and Philosophy: Wrath of the Philosopher King (eds. Luke Cuddy & John Nordlinger), Open Court Publishing (2009), →ISBN, page 24:
    Although it may be impossible to avoid getting ganked in Stranglethorn Vale as a lowbie, and harder still to keep up a meaningful conversation in Barrens chat, in at least one respect, WoW achieves perfection.
  • 2011 — Lauren McLaughlin, Scored, Random House Children's Books (2011), →ISBN, page 85:
    Imani had never understood lowbies. For all their noise and backstabbing, few of them rose significantly.
  • 2012 — Timothy Rowlands, Video Game Worlds: Working at Play in the Culture of EverQuest, Left Coast Press (2012), →ISBN, page 32:
    Still a lowbie by all accounts, I am already becoming increasingly frustrated with his inability to tackle monsters of his own level and have started forming ad hoc groups with other players who happen to be in the same area.
  • 2012 — Lizzie Stark, Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games, Chicago Review Press (2012), →ISBN, pages 111-112:
    During main mod, the town might fight a powerful boss with a bunch of minions, with the idea that the lowbies will take care of the minions while the higher-levels take care of the boss.