Any spawning non-player characters NPC
that exist in massively multiplayer games MMORPG
for the human player to kill. Generally low ranking baddies who are quite easy to kill. Take off on the classic first enemy of so many role playing games RPG
, the (nearly) harmless sewer rat
The act of killing rats.
5 rats just spawned near me, help me waste them!
These rats drop some nice loot
"What you doing?" "Oh, just going to rat a while."