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*AA: Anti-Aircraft. Usually refers to any unit whose primary purpose is to provide AA.
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== Multiple Techs ==
*ACU: Armored Command Unit. The player's main unit.
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*arty: Artillery. Can refer to either the T1/T3 mobile artillery unit, or less commonly, the T2/T3/T4 stationary structure variety.
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* arty = artillery
*ASF: Any T3 Air Superiority Fighter.
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* AA = anti air
*bc: The UEF T3 naval Battlecruiser unit.
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* PD = point defense
*bs: Any faction's T3 naval Battleship unit.
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* MAA = mobile AA
*cap: Usually refers to building a mass extractor; "capping", as in covering up the area on the map where you can build the mex.
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* engy = engineer
*chicken: Seraphim's T4 experimental assault bot, the Ythotha.
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* mex = Mass Extractor
*engy/engi: Engineer. Can refer to any faction and tech level.
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* pgen = Power Generator
*eye: The Aeon T3 vision structure, the Eye of Rhianne.
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* fac = factory (may have a prefix specifying the type of factory (lfac for land factory, air fac, naval fac)
*exp: Experimental. Can refer to any T4 unit.
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* Slave/Support Factory = Cheaper versions of t2 factories that are added by Engy mod (only for FAF)
*fab: Mass Fabricator; can refer to either the T2 or T3 variant, but usually the latter.
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* mass fabs = Mass Fabricators
*fac: Factory. Can refer to land, naval, or air factories.
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* 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.
*flak: Any T2 mobile or stationary AA unit.
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* com = ACU = Armored Command Unit
*fobo: The Seraphim T1 mobile artillery. Portmanteau of "Floating lOBO".
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* SCU = SACU = SAQ = Support Armored Command Unit
*fb: The T2 Fighter/Bomber aircraft.
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* sera = phim = Seraphim
*GC: Galactic Colossus. Aeon's T4 land experimental.
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* OC = Overcharge
*harb: The Aeon T3 land unit, Harbinger.
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* TacPack/tac = TML upgrade on ACU or SCU (seraphim or UEF)
*int: Any T1 Interceptor aircraft.
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* gun = ACU combat upgrade, adds range and damage
*ishie: Ilshavoh, the Seraphim T2 assault bot that no one can ever hope to properly spell or pronounce.
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* double gun = Aeon ACU weapon upgrades, sometimes used for Seraphim
*lab: T1 Light Assault Bot; can refer to the UEF T1 Mech Marine, the Cybran T1 Hunter, or the Aeon T1 Flare.
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* range gun = Aeon ACU upgrade that adds range to the main weapon
*lobo: The UEF T1 mobile artillery.
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* speed gun = Aeon ACU upgrade that adds speed to the main weapon
*mex: Mass extractor. Can refer to any tier.
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* 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"
*Maser/mazor: The Cybran ACU's chest laser upgrade.
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* HQ = HQ factory, added in engy mod update, required to build support factories
*ML: Monkeylord: Spiderbot. Cybran's T4 land experimental.
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* E = when typed in the game chat, the player need Energy
*OC: Overcharge. The ACU's special weapon, which must be fired manually.
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* Nano = health/regen upgrade
*omni: Any faction's T3 radar structure.
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* RAS = resource allocation system, ACU resource upgrade
*PD: Any faction's T1 or T2 Point Defense structure. Can also refer to the UEF's T3 PD, the Ravager.
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* ARAS = an upgrade of RAS
*RAS: The ACU's Resource Allocation System upgrade.
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* tele = teleport
*resto: The Aeon T3 AA gunship, Restorer.
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* telemazer= teleport mazer ACU snipe
*SAM: Surface to Air Missile launcher. Any faction's T3 SAM structure.
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* telecom = generic phrase for ACUs and SACUs with the teleporter upgrade
*SCU: Support Command Unit. Can only be built by building a T3 quantum gate and building the unit from there.
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* teledef = various forms of defense against teleporting units, usually implies T1 PD spam around crucial areas
*SMD: Strategic Missile Defense. T3 structure that automatically builds and launches missiles that shoot down incoming nukes.
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* billy = UEF ACU nuke upgrade
*SML: Strategic Missile Launcher; a nuke. Opposite of the SMD.
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* trans = transport
*strat: Any faction's T3 Strategic Bomber aircraft.
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* 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")
*sub: Submarine. Can refer to any submarine class naval unit.
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* lab or LAB = Light Assault Bot, an annoying unit built for early raiding and sometimes for the aforementioned ghetto gunships
*T1/T2/T3: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3. Refers to a specific tech level of a unit; "tech two tank" is shortened to "t2 tank", for example.
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* stasis = chrono = Chrono Dampener, Aeon ACU upgrade
*tele: Teleport. Refers to the ACU's personal teleporter upgrade.
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* sub = submarine
*telemaser: Teleport Maser. The Cybran-only tactic of upgrading the ACU with both a personal teleporter and a chest laser.
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* gs = gunship
*torp: Usually refers to T2 Torpedo Bomber aircraft. Can also refer to the Aeon's T3 variant, and less commonly, any unit that utilizes torpedoes in some way.
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* frontloaded = a unit whose main weapon shoots powerful shots but not so often. Aeon Obsidian, UEF Percival, Seraphim Yenzyne, sniper bots are all frontloaded
*trans: Transport. Any air transport unit.
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*TML: Tactical Missile Launcher. Can refer to the T2 TML structure, or less commonly, the ACU's TML upgrade.
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== [[File:Tech 1 Icon.png|30px]] Tech 1 (T1) ==
*TMD: The T2 Tactical Missile Defense structure. Used to counter TML.
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*Yolona: Yolona Oss, the Seraphim T4 nuclear missile launcher.
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* inties = Interceptors
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* lobos = UEF T1 Mobile Light Artillery
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* zooeys = fobos = zthuees (zthuee is the actual name, it's the Seraphim T1 arty)
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* frigs = Frigates
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* LAB = Light Assault Bot
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* MM = Mech Marine (UEF Light Assault Bot. Rarely used)
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== [[File:Tech 2 Icon.png|30px]] Tech 2 (T2) ==
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* chicken bots = ilshies = Ilshavohs (Seraphim T2 Assault Bot)
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* MML = Mobile Missile Launcher
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* destro = Destroyer
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* TML = Tactical Missile Launcher (may also refer to the missile itself)
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* TMD = Tactical Missile Defense
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* beetles = bombs = Fire-Beetles (Cybran T2 mobile bomb)
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* Piano = UEF T2 Ghetto gunship = UEF T2 transport loaded with mech marines (rarely used)
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* flak = static or mobile T2 anti-air that shoots fragmentation and highly explosive shells, lethal against clustered air units
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* arty = static T2 artillery
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PD and AA shortcuts still apply here albeit with a T2 prefix
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== [[File:Tech 3 Icon.png|30px]] Tech 3 (T3) ==
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* ASF = Air Superiority Fighters
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* strats = Strategic Bombers
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* nuke launcher = SML = Strategic Missile Launcher (nuke launcher used more often than sml)
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* nuke defense = anti nuke = SMD = Strategic Missile Defense (anti nuke used most often)
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* sam = T3 Stationary AA
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* percy = Percival (UEF T3 Armored Assault Bot)
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* harb = harby = Harbinger (AEON T3 Assault Bot)
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* resto = restorer (AEON T3 AA Gunship)
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* strat sub = nuke sub = Strategic Missile Submarine
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* loya = Loyalist, Cybran T3 Siege Assault Bot
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* BS = Battleship
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* BC = Battlecruiser (UEF T3 naval unit)
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* rav = UEF T3 Heavy Point Defense "Ravager"
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== [[File:Tech 4 Icon.png|30px]] Experimentals (exp or T4) ==
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* crab = Megalith
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* bug = SR = Soul Ripper
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* ML = monkey = spider = Monkeylord
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* fatty = Fatboy
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* GC = Galactic Colussus
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* donut = CZAR (aeon exp)
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* chicken = Ythotha (I know Ilashovohs are called chicken bots. Its confusing)
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* sat = satellite/Novax Center
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* asswasher = Ahwassah = t4 bomber
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== Misc ==
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* GG = good game
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* WP = well played
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* GL = good luck
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* HF = have fun
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* BG = bad game
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* DPS = damage per second
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* apm = actions per minute
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* cpm = clicks per minute
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* HP = hit points
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* BO = Build Order
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* mod = [[User Groups#FAF Moderators|chat moderator]]
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* TD = [[User Groups#Tournament Directors|Tournament Director]]
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* PM = personal message
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* TUT = [[Learning_SupCom|Tutorial]]
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* inc = incoming
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* stacked game = any game containing most high-rated people in the lobby, an unbalanced game
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* stack = a strong/decent team of players playing together
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* truestack = under-rated player playing together
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* 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
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* sim speed = the speed at which the game runs, which can slow down in cases of lag
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Latest revision as of 19:31, 29 June 2018

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
  • sim speed = the speed at which the game runs, which can slow down in cases of lag