what does buff/debuff mean?

#1nounderstanditPosted 4/23/2010 1:48:17 PM
Sorry I keep seeing this around and I dont know what it means.
#2dafriggaPosted 4/23/2010 1:55:32 PM
buff is the beneficial spell that a synergist casts, they also can be on a boss or monster. a debuff is an enfeebling spell cast by a saboteur on an enemy, can also be cast on players
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#3PhilRupPosted 4/23/2010 2:56:56 PM
i hope this is a troll topic....
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#4silverhomer17Posted 4/23/2010 3:02:01 PM
Not everyone plays WoW phillip
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#5JE19426Posted 4/23/2010 3:39:53 PM
"Not everyone plays WoW phillip"

And WoW is the only time you use buff/debuff?
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#6ggrissomPosted 4/23/2010 3:41:44 PM
buff = playing in the nude
debuff= french person playing in the nude
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#7DannyPeruPosted 4/23/2010 7:12:52 PM
Wow, he just asked a simple question people. No pun intended.
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#8superdiddy34Posted 4/24/2010 4:13:50 AM
not everyone play rpgs like 24/7
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#9Man_from_UnclePosted 4/24/2010 6:52:27 AM
Does anyone know what the etymology of buff/debuff is? Something to do with shiny naked muscles?

I imagine it's probably just an Americanism that evolved from someone making a mistake in definition or grammar, but where everyone knew what he meant, so there was a sub-collective agreement to just stick with his simplified gibberish for the sake of annoying the English.

As for what they mean in this game and others, to Buff (presumably a verb) is to enhance someone; to debuff is both, to strip someone of 'buffs' (now for some reason a noun), and to cast negative status effects.
#10DarkX85Posted 4/24/2010 7:03:18 AM

From: ggrissom | #006
buff = playing in the nude
debuff= french person playing in the nude

I like this explanation.