Definitions

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  • n. A player who is not a griefer; one who dislikes, or tries to prevent, trouble in the game world.

Etymologies

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care +‎ bear, referring to the Care Bears, a brand of cheerful bear figures on greeting cards.

Examples

  • A careful reader will have noted terms such as "carebear" having surfaced in comment in our previous discussions.

    My friend's keeper

  • Just about every player engages in the "carebear" activities to some extent.

    My friend's keeper

  • In Eve-Online a "carebear" is mildly derogatory term used to describe a player who is seen as forsaking in-game PvP (combat) for the more sedentary arts - such as PvE (Player-verus-Environment, see fn2.), mining, manufacturing, research, station logistics, or the trade-craft.

    My friend's keeper

  • The cowmen may recuperate in "low-security" hired out as mercenaries, and the farmers may concentrate in "carebear" activities in the safety of Empire Space.

    October 2007

  • In a standard competitive board game such as Monopoly, a computer game such as Starcraft - or something like your choice of Candyland which I had to look up mind you but I didn't miss the implied insult that if I am not a lootwhore I am a "carebear", thank you for your immature comment - you are pitted against each other and the object is for one person to win over the other.

    Endgame: Bandwidth

  • I didn't miss the implied insult that if I am not a lootwhore I am a "carebear", thank you for your immature comment...

    Endgame: Bandwidth

  • Abused after being killed verbally for being "carebear" although that term came into vogue later, when choices began to appear in the market and said "carebears" opted out and not part of the hard core elite.

    December 2004

  • It's hard to be a "carebear" pacifist when your very existence depends on killing to survive.

    Kill Ten Rats

  • Who do you prefer; Scooby doo, or the giant caterpillar eating carebear from terminator 3?

    Giant Terminator | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • June 10, 2010 at 11:11 am cute picture. is that a 1980 vintage carebear? love them

    Sometimes, - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

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