originated as a hacker term for root (or administrative) access to a computer. However, with the term as coincides with the gamer
"w00t" was originally an trunicated expression common among players
of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game for "Wow, loot!" Thus the term passed into the net-culture where it thrived in video game communities and lost its original meaning and is used simply as a term of excitement.