For the character, see Noob Sailbot

Noob is a slang term for a newcomer or a player who has an unfair advantage over everyone else. It can also be used to indicate an individual inexperienced and unexperienced in any other activity. It can have derogatory connotations, but is also often used for descriptive purposes only, without a value judgment. They are often seen in Nevah Nevah Land as martyrs.


The word noob may derive from "newie", which is attested in U.S. and Australian sources of the 1850s and means a neophyte in a place or situation. In the 1960s–1970s the term "newbie" had a limited usage among U.S. troops in the Outworld War as a slang term for a new man in a unit. Its earliest known usage on the Internet may have been on the Usenet newsgroup talk.bizarre. The term is believed to have entered computer usage by 1981.


Noob at his computer

A noob behind his computer.

Noobs are basically ignorant bastards, they are also very self confident as if they were the absolute best at what they do when in fact they are the worst at it. Also, they are quite agressive and self-centered, and tend to laugh a lot using many L's and O's in rapid sucession. It is their instinct to assemble in packs for defense, and they often attempt to organise packs that they call teams. Unfortunately for them, teams usually result in a total loss of communication and they can often begin to fight amongst each other.

They have an all-out disregard for rules, basic or not. A good way to identify a noob (bad) vs. a newb (good) is to tell them (or have an authority tell them) which rule they are unknowingly breaking. If they respond with an apology and fix it, they are probably not a noob. If they react by insulting everything around them in rapid noobish and causing general mayhem, it is because they are a noob and have had a small seizure due to their inability to understand what is happening.