LOTRO Abbreviations Here are some Abbreviations used in LOTRO for Instancing, PVMP, Class, and More!

Class Abbreviations These are some Abbreviations used for Classes in LOTRO.

Free People Classes

Abbreviation Term Meaning
Burg, BUR, BRG Burglar
Champ Champion
Cappy, Cappie, CAPT Captain
Guard, GRD Guardian
Hunt, HNT Hunter
LM, Lormie Lore-Master
Mini, Minnie, MNS Minstrel
RK Rune-Keeper
Ward Warden

Monster Player Classes

Abbreviation Term Meaning
BA Black Arrow
Defiler Defiler
Reaver Reaver
Warg Warg
WL War Leader
Spider Weaver

Instance & Raid Abbreviations These are some abbreviations for all the instances and raids in LOTRO.

Eriador

Barrow-Downs
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
GB-Maze, Maze  Great Barrow – The Maze 20-65 6-Man Fellowship Free for all players
GB-Thad  Great Barrow – Thadúr 20-65 6-Man Fellowship Free for all players
GB-Sam, Sambrog Great Barrow-Sambrog 20-65 6-Man Fellowship Free for all players
GB Great Barrows      
GB-Trio       All 3 instances run back to back.

Lone-Lands
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
GA-Arbor,
GA-Tree
 Garth Agarwen – Arboretum 32 3-Man Fellowship Free for all players
GA-Ivar  Garth Agarwen – Barrow 32 3-Man Fellowship Free for all players
GA-Fort,
GA-Redmaid
Garth Agarwen – Fortress 32 6-Man Fellowship Free for all players
GA Garth Agarwen      
IOF Lone-Lands- Inn of the Forsaken 20-65 3-Man Fellowship Free for VIP, Premium and FTP Must Buy from the store, it isn't part of a quest pack

North-Downs
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
Fornost  North-Downs- Fornost 39 6-Man Fellowship Requires North-Downs Quest Pack
STH  North-Downs- Stone Height 65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Enedwaith Quest Pack

Evendim
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
OE, Palace  Annuminas – Ost Elendil  40-65 6-Man Fellowship Requires Evendim Quest Pack
HV, Tombs Annuminas – Haudh Valandil  40-65 6-Man Fellowship Requires Evendim Quest Pack
Gardens Annuminas – Glinghant 40-65 6-Man Fellowship Requires Evendim Quest Pack
NCF Evendim – Northcotton Farms 65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Enedwaith Quest Pack

Misty Mountains
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
Hele-SW  Helegrod – Spider Wing  50-65 12-Man Raid Requires Misty Mountains Quest Pack
Hele-DW  Helegrod – Drake Wing 50-65 12-Man Raid Requires Misty Mountains Quest Pack
Hele-GW  Helegrod – Giant Wing 50-65 12-Man Raid Requires Misty Mountains Quest Pack
Hele- Thorog, Thorog  Helegrod – Dragon Wing 50-65 24-Man Raid Requires Misty Mountains Quest Pack
GT-TR  Goblin-Town – Throne Room 50 6-Man Fellowship Requires Misty Mountains Quest Pack

Trollshaws
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
LT  Trollshaws – Lost Temple 65 6-Man Fellowship Requires Enedwaith Quest Pack

Angmar
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
Uru  Angmar – Urugarth  50 6-Man Fellowship Requires Angmar Quest Pack
CD  Angmar –  Carn Dûm  50 6-Man Fellowship Requires Angmar Quest Pack
BG (old) Angmar – Barad Gúlaran 50 6-Man Fellowship Requires Angmar Quest Pack
Rift  Angmar – The Rift of Nûrz Ghásh 50 12-Man Raid Requires Angmar Quest Pack
HoN Angmar – Halls of Night 40-65 3-Man Fellowship Free for VIP, Premium and FTP Must Buy from the store, it isn't part of a quest pack

Forochel
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
SS  Forochel – Sari Surma (Glacial Fortress) 65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Enedwaith Quest Pack

Eregion
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
Library  School at Tham Mírdain 50-65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Eregion Quest Pack
School  Library at Tham Mírdai 50-65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Eregion Quest Pack

Enedwaith
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
OD  Enedwaith – Ost Dunhoth 65 12-Man Raid Requires Enedwaith Quest Pack

Rhovanion

Moria
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
FT Moria – The Forgotten Treasury 54 6-Man Fellowship Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
GS Quest Mode, GS Daily, GS HM  Moria – The Grand Stair  56 6-Man Fellowship Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion.          (GS Quest Mode means to do a full Clear and all quests GS Daily or Hm is a speed run to final boss.)
Forges  Moria – The Forges of Khazad-Dû 59 6-Man Fellowship Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
HoC Moria – Hall of Crafting 59 6-Man Fellowship Requires
Lothlorien Quest Pack
16th Moria – The Sixteenth Hall 60 6-Man Fellowship Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
Skum, Skum Left, Skum Right, Skum Spider Moria – Skûmfil 60 6-Man Fellowship Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
FG Moria – Fil Gashan 60 6-Man Fellowship Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
DD  Moria – Dark Delving 60 6-Man Fellowship Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
VM, Watcher Moria – The Vile Maw 60 12-Man Raid Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
Turtle, Turtle Soup Moria – Filikul 60 12-Man Raid Requires Moria Quest Pack or Expansion
HoM   Moria – Mirror-halls of Lumul-Nar 60 3-Man Fellowship Requires
Lothlorien Quest Pack
WW Moria – The Water Wheels 60 3-Man Fellowship Requires
Lothlorien Quest Pack
DN  Moria – Dár Narbugud 60 12-Man Raid Requires
Lothlorien Quest Pack

Mirkwood
Abbreviation Instance Name Level Group Size Details
WP Dol Guldur  – Warg-pens 65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Siege of Mirkwood quest Pack or Expansion
SH Dol Guldur – Sword Halls  65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Siege of Mirkwood Quest Pack or Expansion
Dungeons Dol Guldur – Dungeons 65 3-Man Fellowship Requires Siege of Mirkwood Quest Pack or Expansion
SG Dol Guldur – Sammath Gûl  65 6-Man Fellowship Requires Siege of Mirkwood Quest Pack or Expansion
BG Dol Guldur – Barad Guldur 65 12-Man Raid Requires Siege of Mirkwood Quest Pack or Expansion

Non-Instance Abbreviations Here are some abbreviations used for daily quests that require a fellowship, but aren't an instance

Enedwaith

Abbreviation Term Meaning
TC Dailies Thror's Coomb Daily Quests for Gold Token Barter items and IXP. Level 65.

In Group Abbreviations Here are some abbreviations used in groups, for instancing, raiding, skirmishing, etc.

Abbreviation Term Meaning
HM
Hard Mode
It generally means doing the instance in a manner that is more challenging to yield the potential for better rewards.
QM Quest Mode
Where groups will take their time and try to accomplish some/all of the quests available for that instance.
PUG Pick up Group
People who don't know each other getting in a group together.
Add A mob that joins or might join a fight in progress
Mob Monster or Beast (or a humanoid)
CC Crowd Control
A set of skills and abilities that can momentarily stun or paralyze mobs and players.
Mez, Mezz Mesmerize , Daze
Skills which prevent an enemy from moving, attacking, or using any skills, so long as the enemy does not take damage.
AoE Area of Effect
A skill or ability that hits more than one target.
HoT Healing Over Time
A skill that heals a fellow for x amount of healing over a cetain amount of time. Example: You heal Bob for 30 second over 300 seconds for example.
DoT Damage Over Time
Skills which deal an amount of damage discretely over time. Example: 4 damage every 1 second for 12 seconds.
DPS Damage Per Second
BPE Block, Parry, and Evade
DW Duel Wield
CJ or FM Conjuction Fellowship Maneouvre (same thing)
An attack type that allows all members of a fellowship to contribute one of four actions, as two restoratives for self and/or allies, and two attacks upon the target as DD or DoT, to form a coordinated attack with greater benefits and potency than normal individual attacks.
1H One-handed
A weapon wielded in one hand. Some classes can equip such a weapon in each hand, and DW.
2H  Two-handed
A weapon wielded in both hands. A 2H weapon can never be wielded with one hand, and thus the use of one is mutually exclusive with DW.
PST Please Send Tell
LFF Looking for Fellowship
LFM Looking for Members, Looking for More.
LFR Looking for Raid
Buff A Positive Effect
This is given to help strenthen your character. Some Epic Book instances give them to you, as well as, some classes can buff people in their fellowship to give them added morale, power, stats, and defences.
Debuff A Negative Effect
This is a buff that takes away some stats and defences, meaning to make weaker.
CD Cool Down
EM Elite Master
KB Killing Blow
LoS Line of Sight
MT Main Tank
OOP Out of Power

Other Abbreviations Used Here are some other important abbreviations used in LOTRO.

Abbreviation Term Meaning
Bind To acquire or equip an item such that it becomes irreversibly associated with a given character or account See also: BoA, BoE, BtA.
BoA Bind on Acquire
This refers to any item that, once it enters any given character’s inventory, can no longer be moved to any other character, not even on the same account.
BoE Bind on Equip
This refers to any item that, once equipped on any given character, can no longer be moved to any other character, not even on the same account.
BtA Bound to Account
This refers to any item that, once it enters any given character’s inventory, can no longer be moved to any other character other than those on the same account by using shared storage.
Book A collection of quests within the Epic Lines
The middle level of granularity specified as part of the metaphor used to tie them all together, as Volumes, Books, and Chapters, though Chapters may themselves be divided into several distinct smaller parts, all of which must be completed to finish the master quest. Players will often LFF for these with the notation X.Y.Z, where X is the Volume, Y is the Book, and Z is the Chapter. For example, "58 MNS LFF 2.4.7" means a level 58 Minstrel is Looking for Fellowship for Volume 2, Book 4, Chapter 7, The Drowned Treasury.
PST Please Send Tell
MT Miss Tell
PC Price Check
WTT Want to Trade
WTB Want to Buy
WTS Want to Sell
OOC Out of Character, Out of Context
RP Role Play
IC In-Character
BIO Break, BIO Biological  Break.
Toilet, getting a drink, getting food etc.
XP Experiance Points
IXP Item Experiance
LI Legendary Items
LW Legendary Weapons
BRB Be Right Back
AFK Away From Keyboard
ALT Alternate, Alternate Characters
Ding Leveled Up
Mats Materials
MoM Mines of Moria
Mule Character used only for storage
NPC Non-player Character
OMW On My way
BRT Be Right There
IMO In My Opinion
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IIRC If I Recall
PLZ Please
Thx Thanks
FTW For the Win
ASAP As Soon as Possible
ATM At the Moment
AWOL Away without Leaving; Absent without Leave
FPS Frames Per Second
GJ Good Job
GL Good Luck
Grats, Gratz Congradulations
GTG, G2G Good to Go, Got to Go
IRL In Real Life
JK Just Kidding
FTP Free to Play
DP Destiny Points
Only Avliable to VIP for in-hanced experiance and other buffs.
AH Auction House
Canada Forochel
Everswim Evendim
Daylight Lothlorien
Riv Rivendell

Monsterplay, The Ettenmoors Here are some abbreviations used in the Monster Play Zone, Known as the Ettenmoors.

Abbreviation Term Meaning
PVMP Player vs. Monster Player
PVP Player vs. Player
Freep Free People
This is referred to players that play Captains, Minstrels, Hunters etc.
Creep Monster Player
Players that play wargs, War Leaders, Defilers, etc.
Moors Ettenmoors
CP Controlled Point
HS Hot Spot
Gank When one attacks from a vastly superior position - defender(s) outnumbered and/or fighting NPCs
Zerg To out number, swarm, and rush the opposing team
CP Captain General
Goldie Old Goldhead
GR Grothum
Fraid Freep Raid
Craid Creep Raid
CF Coldfells
Crossroads, X-Roads Crossroads near Elf Camp
DG Dar Gazag
EC Elf Camp
ED Ettendeep
Grams Gramsfoot
GV Glan Vraig
HH Hoarhollow
ID, Isen Isendeep
LC Lumber Camp
Lug Lugazag
Ost Ost Ringdry
TA Tol Ascarnen
TR Tirith Rhaw