powergaming means: The goal of powergaming is to achieve the best possible game outcomes while ignoring all other aspects. You could also say that you take shortcuts within the game, but in a way that is counterintuitive. This is a common practice in MMORPGs. Example: A player playing in an MMO would join a high-ranking guild at the start level. They have access to all the advanced tutorials and can skip the storyline. (in Community Dictionary, added by Andreas Marsh)