sometimes spelt newbie, A newb is a player new to a game. Inexperienced and occassionally frustratingly so. However, due to them being a newb, they should be treated with patience because everyone was new once. Very different to a n00b, who desire to create problems for all other players
Player 1: "Hey, I'm a newb and I'm a bit lost can you show me how to change weapons?"
Player 2: "No problem, you do this...."
The correct treatment of a newb
A n00b is a game player with experience in whatever game they are playing, yet still conduct themselves with no respect for anyone else. Typically a n00b scams, irritates or in any other possible way makes life difficult for other plays. Different to a newb who is simply an inexperienced player.
Player 1: "Some n00b just scammed me!"
Player 2: "What is it with those new players anyway!? No respect!"
Player 1: "Not a newb, they're understandable, n00bs just have problems!"