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An occasionally used term for a "dot" (what Blizzard calls it) on the mini-map representing something a player character is trying to track.

Types of blips:

Iconsmall-obj4.png for friendly players.
Iconsmall-obj3.png for neutral players (non-PvP flagged other faction too).
Iconsmall-obj2.png for hostile players.
Iconsmall-obj7.png for friendly NPCs.
Iconsmall-obj5.png for hostile NPCs.
Iconsmall-obj6.png for neutral NPCs.
Iconsmall-obj8.png for resource nodes.
Iconsmall-obj8b.png for nodes in separate from character area (above/below).

Patches and hotfixes