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General

These terms are often coined by players and used very frequently. As such, it should be something to acknowledge as a new player so you can catch on to the community, and not viewing these can cause newer players to commit actions that some players may disagree with.

Slang/Common Abbreviations

Resources

AM: Antimatter

H3/He: Helium-3

Ore: Mineral Ore

BA: Blood Amber

Places

Gate: Wormhole

Events

Many one-time events gain their own nicknames, which are used with decreasing frequency in the following months.

Daily: Daily Mission

AM: Alien Mobilization

AD: Alien Decimation

CW: Civil War

Event: Feature Event

NPCs

VSec: VEGA Security, in particular Vsec fleets

ISC: Iron Star Company

DC/VDC: (VEGA) Demon Corps

Game Features

Bubble: Defense Matrix. Used because the defense matrix looks like the top of a bubble covering the top of the base.

BM: (Black) Market

BP: Blueprint

Clan: Different term for alliance.

Jump: Relocation

Hulls

In general, players use the first word of the name to refer to a particular ship. The exceptions are listed below:

Frig: Frigate

BS/Bship: Battleship

Gen: Genesis Cruiser

Ranc: Rancor Battleship

Exo: Exodus Cruiser

Ven: Venom Battleship

Sword/BS/Board: Broadsword Destroyer

Mid: Midgard Carrier

Hawk/NH: Nighthawk Frigate

Rev: Revelation Cruiser

Val: Valhalla Carrier

Apoc: Apocrypha Cruiser

Rapt: Rapture Cruiser

Rag: Ragnarok Carrier

Jav/Taxi/Jumpship: Javelin Flagship

Corinth: Corinthian Cruiser

Valk: Valkyrie Carrier

Cane: Hurricane Frigate

Vig: Vigilante Battleship

Cov: Covenant Cruiser

HF/Hells: Hellfire Battleship

Damo: Damocles Destroyer

Dom: Dominion Carrier

Equipment

In general, players use the first word of the name to refer to a particular technology. The exceptions are listed below:

Weapons

GD/Glad: Gladius Driver

Gat: Gatling Ray

MD: Mass Driver

WD: Wave Driver

ND: Neutron Driver

PB: Plasma Battery, old name of HEX Missiles.

Mani/Many folds: Manifold Missile

Armor

Cap: Capacitive Plates

Irid: Iridium (Plates)

Zyn: Zynthium (Plates)

Shields

Def: Deflector Shield (Field)

Meta: Metaphase Shield (Field)

Shock: Shockwave Shield (Field)

Spec: Spectral Shield (Field)

Specials

AH: Armored Hold

AM: AM Warheads (Detonators)

AT: Armored Thrusters

Cargo: Basic Cargo

FO/Optics: Focused Optics (Apertures)

Mag: Iridium Magnets (Arrays)

Rot: Rotation Thrusters

Spec: Spectral Warheads

VF/Vol: Volatile Fuel

UR/ISIS Thruster/Allahu Akbar Thrusters: Unstable Reactor. The latter is used because the thruster explodes upon death, much like a suicide bomb. (Bomb is another, albeit less used term)

Base Modules

CM: Combat Module

Fact/Oven: Ship Factory

FB/Bay: Fleet Bay

Mine: Terminus Mine

Silo: Refers to resource storage buildings, i.e. Storage Module and Antimatter Silo.

PvP

Comm Warrior: A person who picks virtual fights using the chat system in order to annoy others. Some people do this to their enemies, while others do it to anyone they feel like. Comm Warrior bases are commonly found under Defense Matrixes in order to avoid being attacked by whoever he/she may annoy.

Carebear: A person who views insectors as bad, and usually police the sector trying to find insectors to attack. Much less common now, but used to be very common in the early stages after closed beta. Insecting is still used as a justification for PvP by bored players.

Coiner: A person who uses a disproportionate amount of their money to purchase coins, whereby they can repair their fleets/bases instantly or do just about anything else. Characterized by very high spending compared to other, more casual players.

Frubble: Moving your bridge so another member of your alliance can 3 star you without taking damage and give you a 24 hour bubble.

Insector: A person who attacks people residing in the same sector. Very common.

Parking tickets: A term that expresses when people randomly hit unmoving fleets for one reason or another.

Prep: Weakening the base in such a way that the Defense Matrix does not trigger, commonly achieved by reducing the base health to just above 75%.

Raid: A large planned attack on a sector, an alliance or a coalition by another sector, alliance or coalition.

(Res) thief: Short for resource thief, a person who constantly steals resources without the permission of others. Often hard targets by most players and viewed as bad.

Insta: refers to an instant repair ship or fleet, or simply a ship with comparatively low repair time. (Minute Vens)

Others

DAC: Short for "Damn Auto Correct", a common lament by mobile players whose devices often substitute incorrect words, often with hilarious results.

DC: Disconnection. This is often devastating when a player is in battle.

Misclick: More or less what it sounds like; when a player unintentionally attacks another.

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