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There are several terms for a new player: n00b/noob/noobie, lowbie, or newb/newbie.

The difference between a newbie and a lowbie, is that a lowbie player is not actually new to the game; they are simply starting over. This is generally a term used in level-based games such as MMORPGs, where a player can go from a god to newborn by simply switching characters. The term lowbie is used like newbie to show that the player may not be capable of doing some things, but to clarify that it's because of game mechanics, not because the player doesn't know how.