Glossary

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Multiple Techs

  • arty = artillery
  • AA = anti air
  • PD = point defense
  • MAA = mobile AA
  • engy = engineer
  • mex = Mass Extractor
  • pgen = Power Generator
  • fac = factory (may have a prefix specifying the type of factory (lfac for land factory, air fac, naval fac)
  • Slave/Support Factory = Cheaper versions of t2 factories that are added by Engy mod (only for FAF)
  • mass fabs = Mass Fabricators
  • torp = usually followed by "bomber", "launcher", "defense", etc and refers to the appropriate unit category. If used in the phrase "torp com", refers to a Cybran ACU with the torpedo upgrade on it.
  • com = ACU = Armored Command Unit
  • SCU = SACU = SAQ = Support Armored Command Unit
  • sera = phim = Seraphim
  • OC = Overcharge
  • TacPack/tac = TML upgrade on ACU or SCU (seraphim or UEF)
  • gun = ACU combat upgrade, adds range and damage
  • double gun = Aeon ACU weapon upgrades, sometimes used for Seraphim
  • range gun = Aeon ACU upgrade that adds range to the main weapon
  • speed gun = Aeon ACU upgrade that adds speed to the main weapon
  • tech = Refers to the tech level, or teching to improve your tech level. Examples include "tech 1 land" (also t1 land) and "I'm teching mex"
  • HQ = HQ factory, added in engy mod update, required to build support factories
  • E = when typed in the game chat, the player need Energy
  • Nano = health/regen upgrade
  • RAS = resource allocation system, ACU resource upgrade
  • ARAS = an upgrade of RAS
  • tele = teleport
  • telemazer= teleport mazer ACU snipe
  • telecom = generic phrase for ACUs and SACUs with the teleporter upgrade
  • teledef = various forms of defense against teleporting units, usually implies T1 PD spam around crucial areas
  • billy = UEF ACU nuke upgrade
  • trans = transport
  • GG = Ghetto gunship = A transport loaded with T1 light assault bots which can shoot from it, allowing it to be used as a gunship (not to be confused with "good game")
  • lab or LAB = Light Assault Bot, an annoying unit built for early raiding and sometimes for the aforementioned ghetto gunships
  • stasis = chrono = Chrono Dampener, Aeon ACU upgrade
  • sub = submarine
  • gs = gunship
  • frontloaded = a unit whose main weapon shoots powerful shots but not so often. Aeon Obsidian, UEF Percival, Seraphim Yenzyne, sniper bots are all frontloaded

Tech 1 Icon.png Tech 1 (T1)

  • inties = Interceptors
  • lobos = UEF T1 Mobile Light Artillery
  • zooeys = fobos = zthuees (zthuee is the actual name, it's the Seraphim T1 arty)
  • frigs = Frigates
  • LAB = Light Assault Bot
  • MM = Mech Marine (UEF Light Assault Bot. Rarely used)

Tech 2 Icon.png Tech 2 (T2)

  • chicken bots = ilshies = Ilshavohs (Seraphim T2 Assault Bot)
  • MML = Mobile Missile Launcher
  • destro = Destroyer
  • TML = Tactical Missile Launcher (may also refer to the missile itself)
  • TMD = Tactical Missile Defense
  • beetles = bombs = Fire-Beetles (Cybran T2 mobile bomb)
  • Piano = UEF T2 Ghetto gunship = UEF T2 transport loaded with mech marines (rarely used)
  • flak = static or mobile T2 anti-air that shoots fragmentation and highly explosive shells, lethal against clustered air units
  • arty = static T2 artillery

PD and AA shortcuts still apply here albeit with a T2 prefix

Tech 3 Icon.png Tech 3 (T3)

  • ASF = Air Superiority Fighters
  • strats = Strategic Bombers
  • nuke launcher = SML = Strategic Missile Launcher (nuke launcher used more often than sml)
  • nuke defense = anti nuke = SMD = Strategic Missile Defense (anti nuke used most often)
  • sam = T3 Stationary AA
  • percy = Percival (UEF T3 Armored Assault Bot)
  • harb = harby = Harbinger (AEON T3 Assault Bot)
  • resto = restorer (AEON T3 AA Gunship)
  • strat sub = nuke sub = Strategic Missile Submarine
  • loya = Loyalist, Cybran T3 Siege Assault Bot
  • BS = Battleship
  • BC = Battlecruiser (UEF T3 naval unit)
  • rav = UEF T3 Heavy Point Defense "Ravager"

Tech 4 Icon.png Experimentals (exp or T4)

  • crab = Megalith
  • bug = SR = Soul Ripper
  • ML = monkey = spider = Monkeylord
  • fatty = Fatboy
  • GC = Galactic Colussus
  • donut = CZAR (aeon exp)
  • chicken = Ythotha (I know Ilashovohs are called chicken bots. Its confusing)
  • sat = satellite/Novax Center
  • asswasher = Ahwassah = t4 bomber

Misc

  • GG = good game
  • WP = well played
  • GL = good luck
  • HF = have fun
  • BG = bad game
  • DPS = damage per second
  • apm = actions per minute
  • cpm = clicks per minute
  • HP = hit points
  • BO = Build Order
  • mod = chat moderator
  • TD = Tournament Director
  • PM = personal message
  • TUT = Tutorial
  • inc = incoming
  • stacked game = any game containing most high-rated people in the lobby, an unbalanced game
  • stack = a strong/decent team of players playing together
  • truestack = under-rated player playing together
  • premade = a group of players that agreed to play together, usually do not like being split up. They are often from the same clan and also often sit in voice