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GSF Forums Shorthand/Abbreviation Guide

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Drakkolich
04.28.2015 , 06:53 PM | #1
I know some of the new players have mentioned they struggle with all the terms and shorthand some players on these forums use so I thought I'd write a quick guide on some of the more popular ones. If people find this useful we can add to it as we go along.

Primary Weapons

BLC = Burst Laser Cannon

RFL or Rapids = Rapid Fire Laser

LLC or Lights = Light Laser Cannon

LC or Medium Lasers = Laser Cannon

Quads = Quad Laser Cannon

HLC or Heavys = Heavy Laser Cannon


Secondaries

Clusters = Cluster Missile

Pods or Rockets = Rocket Pods

Sabo or Troll Probe = Sabotage Probe

Conc = Concussion Missile

Protorp or Proton = Proton Torpedo

Thermite or Termites = Thermite Torpedo

Slug = Slug Railgun

Plasma = Plasma Railgun

Ion = Ion Railgun (This is often the case however as there are other Ion weapons it isn't always so this is just the most common one)

Seis or Seismic = Seismic Mine

Seekers = Seeker Mine


Systems

TT = Targeting Telemetry

BO = Blaster Overcharge

Booster = Booster Recharge

EMP = EMP Field

Tensor = Tensor Field

CC = Combat Command

Repairs or Probes or Heals (when talking about an Imperium or Clarion) = Repair Probes


Shields

Disto or DF = Distortion Field

QC = Quick Charge Shields

Directionals = Directional Shields

Feedback = Feedback Shields

Fortress = Fortress Shields

Overcharges = Overcharge Shields

R drone = Repair Drone

CP = Charged Plating

S2E = Engine Power Converter

Engines

BR or Barrel = Barrel Roll

Retros = Retro Thrusters

K-Turn or Koio = Koiogran Turn

PD or Power Die = Power Dive

Beacon or Bacon or Hyper Beacon or Hyper Bacon = Hyperspace Beacon

InterDrive or Interdiction = Interdiction Drive


Minors

Lightweight = Lightweight Armor

Deflection = Deflection Armor

DmgCap or Damage Cap = Damage Capacitor

RngCap or Range Cap = Range Capacitor

Frequency Cap = Frequency Capacitor

Regen Thrusters = Regeneration Thrusters

Regen Extender = Regeneration Extender


Crew

Extra Ammo = Spare Ammo Passive

Extra Arc = Improved Kill Zone Passive

Extra Accuracy = Pinpointing Passive

Extra Shields = Power to Shields Passive

Evasion Passive = Response Turning Passive

Engine Efficiency Passive = Efficient Maneuvers Passive

Blaster Efficiency Passive = Efficient Fire Passive

Engine Pool Passive = Power to Engines Passive

Weapon Pool Passive = Powet to Weapons Passive


Copilot Actives

WM = Wingman

RI or Running = Running Interference

Hydro = Hydrospanner

CF or Conc Fire = Concentrated Fire


Common Upgrades mentioned

Armor Pen = Ignore Armor, an upgrade found on Burst Laser Cannon, Heavy Laser Cannon, Rocket Pods and Slug Railgun

Disto break or Disto Missile break = Disable Enemy Missile Lock, and upgrade found on Distortion Field

Ion AOE = Hits do Area Damage, an upgrade found on Ion Railgun

Ion Snare = Engine Disruption, an upgrade found on Ion Railgun

Ion no regen = Reactor Disruption, an upgrade found on Ion Railgun

Sabotage Probe's snare talent breaks it = Speed Reduced, an upgrade found on Sabotage Probe. Currently this talent is bugged and when chosen makes Sabotage Probe stop working properly.


Team Deathmatch Powerups


DO or Red = Damage Overcharge

EO or Purple = Engine Overcharge

Ammo Refill or Yellow = Weapon Overcharge

Blue or "aww why isn't it one of the other ones" = Shield Overcharge


Ships by Type
Using ships by Type has been a quick way identifying what ship you are talking about without having to type every variation of that model for both factions.

T1 or Type 1 Scout = S-12 Blackbolt and Novadive

T2 or Type 2 Scout = S-13 Sting, IL-5 Ocula, Flashfire and IL-5 Skybolt

T3 or Type 3 Scout = S-SC4 Bloodmark and Spearpoint

T1 or Type 1 Strikefighter = F=T6 Rycer, TZ-24 Gladiator, F-T8 Starguard and TZ-24 Enforcer

T2 or Type 2 Strikefighter = F-T2 Quell and F-T6 Pike

T3 or Type 3 Strikefighter = FT-3C Imperium and FT-7B Clarion

T1 or Type 1 Gunship = GSS-3 Mangler, VX-9 Mailoc, SGS-45 Quarrel and VX-9 Redeemer

T2 or Type 2 Gunship = GSS-5C Dustmaker, K-52 Demolisher, SGS-41B Comet Breaker, K-52 Strongarm

T3 or Type 3 Gunship = GSS-4Y Jurgoran and SGS-S1 Condor

T1 or Type 1 Bomber = M-7 Razorwire and Rampart Mark Four

T2 or Type 2 Bomber = B-4D Legion, G-X1 Onslaught, Warcarrier and G-X1 Firehauler

T3 or Type 3 Bomber = B-5 Decimus and Sledgehammer


General Forum Slang or Expressions

Food Ship = A player so new or awful that is really only in the game to be shot out of the sky.

2 Shipper = A new player or character to GSF because they haven't bought any ships other then the starter ones yet.

35ing = Someone using the Hydrospanner copilot active. The name came about because when you use this small heal, it heals you for 35 health every second for a total of 7 ticks.

Beacon hopping = One or more players choose to not spawn at the start of a match, another player a Razorwire/Rampart with Hyperspace Beacon selected boosts out and drops a beacon for them. Once the Beacon is down they choose it as their spawn point and come in closer to the opposition with a full Engine bar.

Beacon Cycling = When 2 or More Razorwire/Ramparts all with Hyperspace Beacon wait until one of the others die to drop their Beacons. Once one does die he tells them when to drop the Beacon so he gets a perfect window to respawn back on the Satellite.

Peeling = The act of putting pressure on a player that is threatening a teammate.

Boy Bomber = T1 Bomber (Razorwire or Rampart)

Girl Bomber = T2 Bomber (Legion or Warcarrier)

BattleScout or CattleScout= T2 Scout (Sting, Flashfire, Occula or Skybolt)

Gunsheep = Gunship

MobilityScout = Usually a Shield power Converter T1 Scout (Blackbolt or Novadive)

Clown Car = The Sledgehammer

Tensor Crash or Tensor Suicide = The of using the Tensor Field system to give your team a huge speed boost at the start of match and then crashing intentionally to swap to another ship.

BomberBall or Bomber Stacking = Having many players play Bomber in a tight formation as to have many drones and/or mines all covering each other making it very difficult for any enemy to approach.

Gunship/Bomber Ball = Having many plays play Bombers and Gunships in a tight formation giving the Gunships a lot of cover via drones and/or mines making it very difficult for any enemy to approach.
Premade = A group of 2 or more players playing together.

LoS or Losing = Breaking Line of Sight with another player, usually to avoid them locking a missile or shooting at you.

Point or Node = A satellite in a Domination game.

TIcking or Tick Bomber = A Bomber that tucks himself into the smallest corner possible under a satellite and uses his mines as a shield.


Ace or GSF Ace = No one really knows what these mean.


I'm sure I missed a ton more and you guys will let me know. I hope this helps anyone just starting to read the forums understand a little more whats being said.
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tunewalker
04.28.2015 , 07:24 PM | #2
This is really good to have Drak.

Also does any one else think we should compile another list of "broken" GSF talents, and what have you to just go ahead and put that in the Bug Reports section again.

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Mintas
04.28.2015 , 09:17 PM | #3
So much truth on the Ace one.
Nice guide Drak
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Verain
04.29.2015 , 04:24 AM | #4
DO = Drakolich Overcharge


I'm going to update one of my early posts in the Stasiepedia with known broken stuff. But no time right now.
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Sylvidre
04.29.2015 , 05:10 AM | #5
Thanks a lot for this guide, really helpful for people who play swtor in French version and read the guide on this forum

*putting this page right away in my bookmarks*
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Verain
04.29.2015 , 10:04 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Sylvidre View Post
Thanks a lot for this guide, really helpful for people who play swtor in French version and read the guide on this forum

*putting this page right away in my bookmarks*
So, this is a lot to ask, but would you mind posting each of Drako's lines, and then add (in italics or bold) the French version of each of those things, as it is in-game? That would probably help French readers relying more on google translate, with less second language skills.
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Ardaneb
04.29.2015 , 10:27 AM | #7
This is a great guide. May I suggest adding:
Troll probe
Battle scout, Mobility scout
Tensor crash, Tensor suicide
Bomber ball, Gunship/Bomber ball
Bomber stacking

Just a suggestion. The guide is very good and even the few things I could come up with are minor additions.
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Drakkolich
04.29.2015 , 03:33 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Ardaneb View Post
This is a great guide. May I suggest adding:
Troll probe
Battle scout, Mobility scout
Tensor crash, Tensor suicide
Bomber ball, Gunship/Bomber ball
Bomber stacking

Just a suggestion. The guide is very good and even the few things I could come up with are minor additions.
Added those thanks for the suggestions.

If you guys see anything wrong with the descriptions please let me know as well, I typed this all up pretty fast and might have miss read or identified something.
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lwiggles
04.30.2015 , 01:31 AM | #9
I think this very valuable post and sb sticky in order to make it available to the people who need it
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lwiggles
04.30.2015 , 01:51 AM | #10
I think this very valuable post and sb sticky in order to make it available to the people who need it
Purple-font <Porkins Revenge> The Harbinger
Slash-No <Gone Sithing> The Harbinger

"That's how we say hi in GSF"