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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

H3/He: Helium-3

Ore: Mineral Ore

AM: Antimatter

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.

Event: Feature Event

Daily: Daily Mission

CW: Civil War

AM: Alien Mobilization

AD: Alien Decimation

PS: Planet Strike

SS: Sector Strike

NPCs/Factions

VEGA: VEGA Mining (or VEGA Cargo)

VSec: VEGA Security

ISC: Iron Star Company

DC/VDC: (VEGA) Demon Corps

Xeno: Xeno Division

AXIS: A.X.I.S.

BH: Barrage Hive / Barrage Harvester

RH: Reaper Harvester

AR: Ancient Reaper

AH: Ancient Hive

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/Guild: Different term for alliance

Jump: Player relocation / Warping a Javelin Flagship

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

Pun: Punisher Cruiser

Deci: Decimator Cutter

Anni: Annihilator Battleship

Exterm: Exterminator Destroyer

Supp: Suppressor

Pal: Paladin Carrier

Vindi: Vindicator Cutter

Equipment

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

Weapons

MD: Mass Driver

GD/Glad: Gladius Driver

Gat: Gatling Ray

WD: Wave Driver

ND: Neutron Driver

PB: Plasma Battery, old name of HEX Missile.

Mani/Many folds: Manifold Missile

XDC/Xeno Cannon: Xeno Disintegrator Cannon

I: Infernal Prefix (e.g: Iwave = Infernal Wave Driver)

H: Heavy Prefix (e.g: HCluster = Heavy Cluster Missile)

X: Xeno Prefix (e.g: XCluster = Xeno Cluster Missile)

V: Void Prefix (e.g: VPulse = Void Pulse Cannon)

Armors

Trit: Tritanium (Plates)

Irid: Iridium (Plates)

Zyn: Zynthium (Plates)

Cap: Capacitive Plates

HT: Heavy Talonite Armor / Heavy Talonite Plates

EX: EX Heavy Talonite Armor / EX Tungsten Armor

EXAL: EXAL Heavy Talonite Armor / EXAL Tungsten Armor

EN: EN Heavy Talonite Armor / EN Tungsten Armor

ENAL: ENAL Heavy Talonite Armor / ENAL Tungsten Armor

PR: PR Heavy Talonite Armor / PR Tungsten Armor

PRAL: PRAL Heavy Talonite Armor / PRAL Tungsten Armor

Shields

Spec: Spectral Shield / Spectral Field

Shock: Shockwave Shield / Shockwave Field

Def: Deflector Shield / Deflector Field

Meta: Metaphase Shield / Metaphase Field

Exo: Harmonic Exophase Shield

Specials

Cargo: Basic Cargo

AH: Armored Hold

XAH: Xeno Armored Hold

AM: AM Warheads / AM Detonators

Rot: Rotation Thrusters

AT: Armored Thrusters

XAT: Xeno Armored Thrusters

FO/Optics: Focused Optics / Focused Apertures

Mags: Iridium Magnets (Arrays)

Spec: Spectral Warheads/Spectral Shield

Shock: Shockwave Shield

Def: Deflector Shield

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 / Alien Mine

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

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 out 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/Stealer: 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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