New to PlanetSide 2? Below are a few terms which will bring you up to speed and able to communicate with fellow soldiers in an efficient manner. AA, Anti-Air: Weapons designed to counter aircraft. ADS, Aim Down Sights: As opposed to hipfiring, bringing up your gun and aiming with the sight. AI, Anti-Infantry: Weapons designed to counter infantry. AMS, Advanced Mobile Station: Vehicles known as AMS serve as mobile, forward respawn locations. AV, Anti-Vehicle: Weapons designed to counter vehicles. BR or Battle Rank: Rank Reflecting a soldiers experience. Cap, Capture Point: The areas of a base that must be held to capture the base. Certification Points, Certs: Used to sidegrade into additional skills, vehicles, and weapons. Earned with experience. Clegged: To bungle something. CQC, Close Quarters Combat: Fighting that occurs up close and personal. CoF, Cone of Fire: The spread or area your weapon may discharge into. Drop Pod: Used in hotdrops to deliver troops to the ground safely. ESF, Empire Specific Fighter: Referring to each Empire’s unique air fighter. Engineer, Engi: An infantry class devoted to support of all things mechanical. Probably the class most often run over. Experience, Exp: Points gained in battle, accumulating into Certification Points and Rank. Galaxy, Gal: A 12 seat air transport crucial for hotdrops. Hack, Hacking: Infiltrators are able to hack enemy terminals and turrets, allowing their use for allies. Heavy Assault, HA: An infantry class devoted to distance suppression and anti-vehicle counters. Hipfiring: The act of firing your weapon without aiming down the sight. Hotdrop: Airborne deployment from a Galaxy to drop onto contested territory or behind enemy lines. Infiltrator: An infantry class known as a cloaker and sniper. Instant Action: Hotdropping via a drop pod directly from the in-game map. Jump Jets: Pack that allows a Light Assault soldier to fly or hover for short periods. Liberator, Lib: A three seat fighter useful primarily for ground strafing. Light Assault, LA: An infantry class noted for its mobility and use of Jump Jets. Lightning: A single seat tank available to all Empires. Magrider: A Vanu Sovereignty two seat tank known for its ability to hover. MAX, Mechanized Assault Exo-Suit: A suit infantry classes can utilize for superior ground combat. MBT, Main Battle Tank: Referring to each Empire’s unique two seat tank. Medic: An infantry class known for healing and reviving allies. Mosquito, Mossie, Mossy: The Terran Republic’s single seat fighter aircraft. NC, New Conglomerate: A loosely connected group of rebel factions and idealistic freedom fighters, the New Conglomerate fights against the hegemony of the Terran. The New Conglomerate is a separatist faction determined to remain free of the controlling and domineering Republic. OL, Outfit Leader: The leader of an Outfit. PL, Platoon Leader: The leader of a Platoon (multiple Squads). Prowler: A Terran Republic two seat tank known for its ability to rapid fire. RoF, Rate of Fire: How fast a weapon fires. Reaver: The New Conglomerate’s single seat fighter aircraft. Resupply Terminal: Terminal where soldiers can change their class or spawn ground and air vehicles. Scythe: The Vanu Sovereignty’s single seat fighter aircraft. SL, Squad Leader: The leader of a Squad. Sunderer, Sundy: A 12 seat ground transport. Also often used as an AMS (Advanced Mobile Station). TR, Terran Republic: With a militaristic government, the Terran Republic uses its Imperial and authoritarian might to impel humanity in peaceful coexistence through any means necessary. VS, Vanu Sovereignty: A technocratic faction that believes humanity can only evolve by rediscovering and tapping the lost technology of the Vanu. The Vanu Sovereignty are a transhumanist cult of academics, intellectuals, and technology worshippers who believe that human destiny lies in the further development and exploitation of the alien technology. Vanguard: A New Conglomerate two seat tank known for its shield. Warpgate, WG: The home base of any Empire on each continent. Did we miss any? Let us know!