A n00b is a player or member of an online game or forum who acts in a generally arrogant and rude manner. The term n00b is often confused with the term newb, which refers to someone new to an online game or forum. While one must lack skill and competence to be a n00b, lack of skill alone is not enough to define one as a n00b. N00b is more of a reference to the attitude or demeanor of a player than to their skill. As a rule, n00bs speak in 1337speek and occasionally all caps. To be a n00b, one must first convince themselves beyond all doubt that they are the best at their chosen game, and like to prove it by killing level 1s. Noobs often ask for free gear or money on online games, and will insult the player in question when they are decline their said free gear or money. Similarly, when n00bs are offered advice as to how to become better at the game, they will usually ignore the advice and will often berate the one attempting to help. N00bs will often themselves use the word n00b to insult friendlier or more exprienced players. N00bs are notoriously bad sports, and upon being defeated n00bs will often call the player who beat them a H4X0R (hacker) or accuse them of being cheap. In the event that a n00b actually wins (usually after defeating a level 1), the n00b will announce their superiority to everyone in the vicinity. On forums, n00bs will often revive dead posts, ask to be a staff member in their first post and flame people for no reason. It is a common misconception among non-gamers and newbs that the only person that would ever call someone a n00b is someone who spends 15+ hours a day in front of a keyboard. These misconceptions usually stem from being called a n00b. In most cases, the one who called the newb or non-gamer a n00b is a n00b themselves. N00bs usually lack proper spelling and grammar. N00bs use excessive amounts of exclamation marks, and will occasionally use 1s in the place of said exclamation marks. The reasoning behind this is unknown. If a n00b somehow manages to team up with other players, he will blame the other players for all of his mistakes. N00bs will often demand to be the group leader. N00bs can usually be identified by their username.
A few examples of n00b behavior:
n00b: Fr33 g34r plz.
Level 70 player: No.
n00b: OMFG STFU n0000000000000b I h8 u f4G!!1!!1!!!!111.
(N00b kills Level 1 player)
n00b: OMFG I OWNX0R3D j00 n00bles!!!!1!11! I R0X0R5! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!11!
Level 20 player: Dude, you killed a level 1. That's not something to be proud of.
n00b: STFU f@G!1!!!1! U R N000000000000000000000000000B!11!!!1!
(N00b gets killed by monster)
Level 40 player: Try healing when your health gets low next time.
n00b: STFU n00b I dnot n33D t0 T4K3 0drers Fr0M j00 f@G!!1!!!1!! ROFLMAO
(N00b attacks level 100 player and gets killed)
n00b: OMFG u H4x0r5 p3rm4b4n!!!111!!1!!11!
(N00b pulls a bunch of level 100 monsters and gets his group killed)
N00b: U sUX0rS thta w4s all yor folt!!111!!1! If j00 had helepd m3 j00 faGS then i wud hav PWNX0R3D!!!!111!!1! I H8 j001!!1! I shud b3 gr00p L34D3R!!!11!1!!1!
Computer: You have been uninvited.
(N00b makes his first post on a forum)
N00b: Y0y0y0 B1tches! Can u mk m3 st4ff plzplzplzplzplz?!?!?!?!?11?!
Admin: We usually don't make people staff after their first post.
N00bs: OMFG th1s F0RUM sUx0Rs!!!11!1!1! j00 r awl FAGS!!@@!11! I'm nevAr c0ming B4K h3r3!!!!1!!1!111!!
Admin: ...the f*** was all that about?
n00b: sdoigusdpr3 FSDafseTGdsdgfd sfdsfs453efe5@@!@Rsd
(We don't get it either)
Some examples of n00b usernames:
Their real name
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