- noun Personae nowhere near
making wiz; non-highlife.
Occasionally the term may be used more specifically to mean
personae that are low level, but normally it refers to the vast
majority of players who have aspirations of
making wiz but do
not yet possess the necessary experience. Its original usage was as a
formal collective noun, 'a lowlife of mortals', but increasingly it became used as if it were a
class eg. "There's
always a lot of lowlife around late in a reset." This allowed
individuals to be attributed membership of the group: "Don't
bug me, you're just a lowlife", and thereafter the plural form
lowlifes (or occasionally lowlives) arose. Any of these
variations may be hyphenated, but normally only by people
learning the term; otherwise, doing so may serve as a means of
emphasis: "You haven't played for a year! You're low-life now!"
implies they've been away so long they're probably at the same
stage as people just starting up. See highlife, which has much
the same variety of use.