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In online gaming, the term '''ganking''' means an ambush on another player.
 
In online gaming, the term '''ganking''' means an ambush on another player.
  
The definition of a '''gank''' depends mostly on the game in which the act occurs.  For example, in battle-arena games such as [[Defense of the Ancients]], ganking means several teammates quickly killing one member of the enemy team while the rest of the enemy team is not nearby.  In MMORPGs, ganking usually means a high-level player killing a low-level player; oftentimes, there is no chance of the low-level player winning.
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The definition of a '''gank''' depends mostly on the game in which the act occurs.  For example, in battle-arena games such as [[Defense of the Ancients]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.dota2wiki.com/wiki/Ganking|title=Ganking in DotA}}</ref>, ganking means several teammates quickly killing one member of the enemy team while the rest of the enemy team is not nearby.  In MMORPGs such as [[World of Warcraft]]<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.wowpedia.org/Gank |title=Ganking in World of Warcraft}}</ref>, ganking usually means a high-level player killing a low-level player; oftentimes, there is no chance of the low-level player winning.
  
 
Opinions vary on the latter form of ganking; some see it as legitimate gameplay, others view it as cowardly.
 
Opinions vary on the latter form of ganking; some see it as legitimate gameplay, others view it as cowardly.
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Latest revision as of 06:54, 11 January 2013

In online gaming, the term ganking means an ambush on another player.

The definition of a gank depends mostly on the game in which the act occurs. For example, in battle-arena games such as Defense of the Ancients[1], ganking means several teammates quickly killing one member of the enemy team while the rest of the enemy team is not nearby. In MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft[2], ganking usually means a high-level player killing a low-level player; oftentimes, there is no chance of the low-level player winning.

Opinions vary on the latter form of ganking; some see it as legitimate gameplay, others view it as cowardly.