- verb/1 To attack a player or mobile. "She hacked my
mage a month ago!"
- verb/1 To get the better of a player or mobile in
combat, usually implying that the fight was one-sided. "I was
hacked to bits by the rats!"
- verb/0/1 To be in combat (with something). "Shut up,
I'm hacking dwarfs". See die.
- verb/1 The traditional computing meaning: to produce
something that works but which you'd have done better given
time. Optimised for write-time rather than run-time.
- verb/1 Another traditional computing meaning:
to explore and experiment with a system in a playful manner.
- verb/1 The traditional news media interpretation of
the previous sense: to break computer security with a view to starting World
- noun The victim, or intended victim, of an attack.
Note that all the above verbs can be made into nouns, but
it's more likely to happen with senses 1 ("She had a hack at my mage")
and 4 ("This routine is a complete hack"). In all cases, a
hacker is one who hacks.