Statement of Purpose[edit | edit source]
- This document is for new players to the game who need a quick guide to some of the SS lingo.
- This document does not cover general internet slang like LOL, CYA, G2G, IRC, ICQ etc.
Glossary[edit | edit source]
“Adonis”: Noun: First level of base gear to be considered serious.
“AI”: Noun: Any computer controlled object in the game, including ships, bases and drones.
"Argonaut": Noun: Next Step up of base gear from Adonis
“Aug”: Noun: Abbreviated form of Augmenter. Used as permanent enhancements to ships or bases.
“Base”: Noun: A space station used for trading or construction. Sometimes player owned. (AKA: “Station”)
“Cap” (1): Verb: To capture a ship or a base.
“Cap” (2): Adgitive: Short for capacity. For example: “Anyone selling a basic cap aug?”
“Drone”: Noun: Autonomous attack platform. Requires the Drone Deployment skill to use.
“DD” (1): Noun: Short for Death Debt. DD is achieved when your pod is destroyed, or when you die without having a pod equipped on your ship. Available at almost every shop.
“DD” (2): Noun: Short for Drone Deployment. Skill required to use drones.
“DM”: Noun: Short for Drone Master. A secondary skill providing bonuses in drone deployment.
“DWO” (1): Noun: Short for Death Warmed Over – Long range, non-tracking fire-based weapon.
“DWO” (2): Pronoun: Short for Death Warmed Over – Retired player. Lead the Capitalists to the Emperorship.- basekiller.
“DHO”: Acronym: Death Heated Over: Weapon similar to the DWO.
“Drag”: Verb: Using a tractor to pull a ship or base. Sometimes the maneuver is used to speed a ship up. “Drag me to the station so I can dock”
“DPS”: Noun: Damage Per Second. Used to describe the amount of damage a weapon or weapon/ship combo can pump out per second.
“DPE”: Noun: Damage Per Energy. Ratio describing how much damage a weapon does per unit of energy used. To some it is important in deciding what weapon to use.
“EPS”: Noun: Energy Per Second. Describes how much energy a weapon can use per second. Also can describe how much an energy source regenerates per second. (Also See: “Regen”)
“F1”, “F2”, “F3”, etc: Noun: Highly sought after "Faranji" alien energy source. The higher the number, the more powerful the energy is. The full name is Faranji Energy 1, Faranji Energy 2, etc.
“Gimmo”: Noun: Short ranged fire based weapon. Causes some damage to the user when fired. short for Great Immolation.
“GnT” or “G’nT”: Noun: Abbreviation of “Give ‘n Take”. A rare shield.
“Incin”: Noun: See “Gimmo”
“Immo”: Noun: See “Gimmo”
“Item Form”: Adjective: When a ship is built by a player, it starts it’s life as an item. Ships in “item form” can be converted to useable ships by the use of a trading bay.
“Jump”: Verb: Describes the process of going though a gate from one star-system to another. Example: “I’m 5 jumps away” or “When I jumped into Sol, everything fired on me!” (Also see: “Jump Gate” & “Warp”)
“Jump Gate”: Noun: Connection between two star-systems. Different color jump gates designate the “Warp” skill needed to use that gate. (Also See: “Jump”)
“LC” (1): Pronoun: Light Commerce: Long surviving team.
“LC” (2): Noun: love cylinder: Medium range, tracking surgical weapon. Shots are pair of small light blue bullets.
“MisD”: Noun: Short for “Misdirection.” A sought after shield with a high rate of regeneration.
“Noob”, “Newb”, “Choob”, etc: Adjective: A sometimes derogatory comment describing someone’s status in the game. Sometimes people use the different forms of the word to describe different qualities about the person. Typically, when used in a derogatory manner, it means that the person has acted in a childish or helpless manner.
“OHL”: Noun: Open Heart Laser: Medium range, beam-style surgical weapon. Beam is light blue.
“PC”: Noun Acronym: Prismatic Conversion. Used in conjunction with a radiation weapon to capture AI ships. Fire from a PC is a short-ranged, small, slow-moving red ball.
“Pill Box”: Noun: See “Drone”
“PM”: Noun/Verb: Private Message: The act of using the in game command ‘/w “name” message’. Alternatively, it can refer to the private conversation started by using the command. Example: Verb “PM me” & Noun “Lets take it to PM”
“Pod”: Noun: Short for escape pod. Prevents death debt and loss of money when dead. (See “DD (1)”)
“Podded”: Verb: Having your pod destroyed.
“Prom”: Noun: Short for promethium. Rare material used in many construction projects.
“Prom Sun”: Noun: A sun where promethium can be mined. Typically 10-20k from the nearest gate. (Also see: Prom)
“Rats”: Noun: Short for rations. Used on bases to feed colonies and workers. Produced from “Space Oats”
“Regen”: Noun: Short for regenerate. Describes how much a shield or energy can regenerate per unit of time, commonly a second. Sometimes a “regen” rate is described in an ‘amount/second’ format. Example: “My F7 regens 180/1.2”
“Slave”: Noun: A semi-autonomous ship controlled by a player. Requires the skill “Remote Control”. Adverb: “Slaved”
"SM" (1): Noun: Short for Station Management. Skill needed to make bases.
"SM" (2): Noun: Short for Slave Mastery. Secondary skill that increases the effectiveness of your slaves.
"SM" (3): Noun: Short for Station Mastery. Secondary skill that increases the effectiveness of your stations.
“SP”: Noun: Skill Points: Awarded 5 each time a person levels, SPs can be used to buy skills at AI station under the “Neuro Training Tab”
“Warp” (1): Noun: A skill that determines what level of star-system you can enter.
“Warp” (2): Verb: See “Jump”
“Warp Gate”: Noun: See “Jump Gate”