teleportitis

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

teleport +‎ -itis

NounEdit

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.
Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 22:04