Ok, I’ll admit it: I use quite a bit of jargon in my reviews. Below is a list of most of the jargon I use and definitions for the terms. If you need something added to this page, e-mail at email@example.com
‘core: Short for hardcore. Normally this word is used to descibe webcomics/FreeMMOs that are only kinda good, and the only people who play them are hardcore about reading webcomics or playing FreeMMOs.
Empire-builder: Empire-builder is a type of FreeMMO in which the player creates a city (or group of cities).
FreeMMO: A free online game. See MMORPG for more info
joke-a-day: Joke-a-day is a type of webcomic. These comics usually have little to no plot line, except for the occasional story arc which lasts less than a dozen strips.
MMORPG or MMO: MMO is a shortening for MMORPG which stands for Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game. Some are free (these are ones I review) while others you have to pay a monthly subscription fee (such as Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, etc.)
Plot-driven: Plot-driven webcomics have large encompassing story arcs which take hundreds of pages to unfold. They may occasionally have a strip in them at is off-purpose from the stroy arc, but these are not in the majority.
Sprite comic: Sprite comics are webcomics that use pics of characters from the 8-bit gaming age, called sprites. Most of the time they will be adjusted in some way, but are still recognizable.
webcomic: The name kinda says it all, but a webcomic is a comic book that is posted page by page online.