Term applied by PvP (player vs. player) participants in an online role-playing game to those players are disinterested in PvP conflict. Usually derogatory.
Antonyms: Ganker, griefer, PK scum.
Me and the boyz used to gank everybody at the crossroads, before the damned carebears got the rules changed.
In the MMORPG Eve-Online (www.eve-online.com) a Carebear is a character who stays in Concord (police) controlled space and never ventures into unsecured "0.0" space.
Unlike previous MMORPG related definitions, an Eve carebear doesn't necessarily eschew Player-vs-Player activity - a carebear may actually be a pirate or griefer who specifically stays in Concord controlled space to prey on new players (noobs).
Carebear pirates are commonly considered a cowardly form of pirate.
My character is in a carebear corporation; I never leave high security space.
He's a carebear pirate because he hangs out on the border of high-security space to gank noobs.
Back in the day, Carebear referred to a person or a game mechanic which eliminated or reduced all risk and challenge and realism from the game.
These days people throw the term carebear around to mean ANYTHING derotagory. Want to craft? You're a carebear! Don't want to play an mmorpg like a first person shooter? You're a carebear! Don't like to play the game like I play the game? You're a carebear!
The term carebear has become mangled and meaningless. But it used to mean something important to hardcore gamers.
Examples of the ORIGINAL term are:
No full loot was "carebear"
Safe zones were "carebear"
Limits on who you can attack and where you can attack them were "carebear."
Limits on freedom in general were "carebear."
Instances were "carebear."
Carebears were people who wanted devs to develop/change games to make their gaming experience easy, safe, and cozy. No risk, no challenge, no realism. Cozy like a carebear.
A derogatory label and self assurance, used by little boys, whose only baddassery, comes from making their cartoon characters jump around and hit other players real good. Their fragile egos exist only in the form of number of PVP kills earned in a video game and are thus, sadder than you.
Used as a form of counter whining, and childish ad homonym to express frustration at the fact that other players may not enjoy having a 14 year old with self esteem issues and an internet based upbringing, or some 40 year old virgin who dry humps his keyboard for 22 hours a day- killing them while they're trying to play a game.
Those who use this phrase are usually used to chat speak and are generally unable to form complete sentences and original thoughts due to the brain filled with hopes of honor points and other such virtual pride.
Talk about how much a pussy people who aren't into PVP are but offline are the biggest chickenshits around. They honestly think anyone with pubic hair actually considers them to be intimidating.
Used by people who have no life outside a video game.
You may call me a carebear because I'm "afraid of PVP" but if I unhinged your Dorito specked claws from the keyboard and put a woman in front you...well, you'd probably wet yourself.
1. A player who detests Player versus Player (PvP) gaming and whines about how it ruins their gaming enjoyment.
2. A player who is killed or has a loss through theft and then complains about player harassment.
3. A player who focuses their gameplay strictly on crafting or other non-competitve activity.
4. A player who is afraid of getting ganked by other gaming players.
5. Players more concerned with "coloring" their houses, clothing, names, etc... than with playing against other people in a competitve gaming environment.
6. A player who ruined the PvP MMORPG industry by complaining so much that PvP MMORPG development is rare.
"I think everyone can agree that nerfing does no one any good, Except for the carebear that was bitching about getting killed by that class while fighting a mob."
"Call me a carebear, I don't care cos I'll just kill you..."
"This game will pwn and I can't wait to be the quasi carebear! I'm a sucker for crafting!"
MMO video game term often used in EVE Online.
Definines someone whose playstyle involves very little or easily quantifiable risk. Often confused with players who PvE for ingame money.
Carebears are the players who are risk-averse and will only engage in PvP when the outcome is predictable (and ideally, profitable)
Did you see xyz players? They never fight without three to one odds! Huge carebears!
A word used by unemployed/unemployable males to describe anyone who they dislike in a game.
These nerds will often be in their 30s and 40s,and have no life outside of their online world.
In real life,they would be considered an 'outcast' type,and have low self esteem,enjoy reading comics and watching sci fi cartoons.There is a high possibility of a goatee beard.
They will think theyre badass because they play xbox 360 games on hard.
"dude,like these carebears like totally ruined <game name>. Ill pwn their carebear asses if they come back,drive them off the server! They dont know what a real mans MMO is all about!"