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'''Ding''' is a common exclamation used by players to announce to their friends and [[guild]] members when they reach a new level. Because of this, ding has taken on several auxiliary meanings, such as the act of leveling up, the graphic associated with leveling up, etc. Originally, the sound effect when a character leveled in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everquest Everquest] was a ding.
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'''Ding''' is a common exclamation used by players to announce to their friends and [[guild]] members when they reach a new level. Because of this, ding has taken on several auxiliary meanings, such as the act of a player or pet leveling up, the graphic associated with leveling up, etc. Originally, the sound effect when a character leveled in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everquest Everquest] was a ding.
   
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The introduction of an [[achievement]] for reaching a level that is a multiple of 10 has reduced the need to announce new levels. 'Ding' is still used when someone is excited about reaching a level that does not prompt an achievement announcement.
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The appropriate response to 'ding' is [[grats]].
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== Usage and Word Forms ==
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Dinged - The past tense of ding
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''I dinged 80 last week''
 
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Latest revision as of 21:01, January 8, 2010

Ding is a common exclamation used by players to announce to their friends and guild members when they reach a new level. Because of this, ding has taken on several auxiliary meanings, such as the act of a player or pet leveling up, the graphic associated with leveling up, etc. Originally, the sound effect when a character leveled in Everquest was a ding.

The introduction of an achievement for reaching a level that is a multiple of 10 has reduced the need to announce new levels. 'Ding' is still used when someone is excited about reaching a level that does not prompt an achievement announcement.

The appropriate response to 'ding' is grats.

Usage and Word Forms Edit

Dinged - The past tense of ding I dinged 80 last week

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