What does BOE stand for in MMORPG games?

Bind on equip

When you’re deep in an MMORPG, you’ll often come across the term BOE. This is short for “bind on equip.” Basically, when you equip a BOE item, it gets tied to your character. This means you can’t sell or swap it with other players anymore.

BOE can refer to any kind of gear you can wear, whether it’s armor, weapons, or anything else. Most games will give you a heads up before you equip a BOE item. They want to make sure you’re okay with the item being stuck with you for good. Once you’ve put it on, you can’t sell or trade it with other players, even if you take it off later.

But don’t worry, you can still sell your BOE items to in-game vendors. So at least you’re not stuck with it forever if you don’t want it.

The term BOE isn’t universal though. In games like World of Warcraft, for example, a BOE item becomes Soulbound after you equip it. This just means it’s now tied to your character. Other games might use different terms, but the idea is the same.

Example for using ‘BOE’ in a conversation

Hey, I found this awesome sword in the game! It’s a BOE item. πŸ˜ƒ

That’s great! Just remember, once you equip it, the sword will bind to you and you won’t be able to sell or trade it. πŸ‘

Yeah, I know. I’ve got a lot of BOE items in my inventory already. Can’t wait to try this one out! βš”οΈ

Awesome! Have fun and good luck in your adventures with your new BOE sword! πŸŽ‰