Everyone wants to know the same thing, “What does DX do?”. DX, the latest power annouced some days ago on the Xat twitter feed, is Xat’s latest power.
All we know is that it has already been created and that it will be released shortly after the Stick power. What we don’t know is what exactly it does. We do however have a few guesses.
Xat power names typically fall into one of two categories:
– power names that flat out tell you what the power is or does:
purple, pink, red, halloween
– power names that are abbreviated
ttth (talk to the hand), hairf (hair female), mod8 (mod for up to eight hours), nopc (no private chat)
Looking at DX, we can rule out version one simply beacause DX isn’t a “word”. That leaves us with the second option; an abbreviation of some sort.
The very first thing that comes to mind is the medical form of Dx, meaning “diagnosis”. Of course having that make any sense in the context of Xat, especially as a paid power, makes it a tough sell, so we’ll discard it completely for now.
Direct (e)xchange was another possibility. Could DX have something to do with the exchanging of xats, days and powers? Pulling the two letters apart we have “d” and “x”. Maybe DX has something to do with “days” and “xats”. Some have suggested that DX may be a xat to days converter of sorts. Maybe DX is an ATM machine that would let users cash in xats for days or days for xats. Anyway, we’re leaning in that direction.
Here are a few other DX abbreviations and their meanings, in case anyone wants to draw their own conclusions.