PlanetSide 2 Glossary

Discussion in 'Official News and Announcements' started by RadarX, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. RadarX Community Relations

    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!
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  2. BrianJ2

    bringing a old topic up but hey everyone does it -_-
    but to be not a troll the Vanu Desc is awesome :3
  3. Dnuts175

    I think you might have Clegged the end of that first sentence there.
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  4. Shuguard

    Flash, ATV
    Harasser, buggy
    just naming a few.
  5. Godsmangamer

    just the latest post directly above this one
    sad that you missed it...
    oh well some people didn't realize it existed first season
  6. VSDerp

    you forgot some
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  7. DeadliestMoon Those are player made terms, and frankly, you don't actually hear them that often anyway; so they aren't worth mentioning.
  8. VSDerp

    well i mentioned i guess deal with it
  9. DeadliestMoon

    Nice signature btw, did you ask Mustarde where he got his and got one made for yourself?
  10. VSDerp

    got it from goddard:D she's in bwc
  11. DeadliestMoon

    BWC - Black Widow Company? Isn't that the outfit Zoran is in?
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  12. eatcow0

    surprised to not see bacon on the list
  13. AdmiralArcher

    i didnt know this existed, well heres some
    • FLAK MAX: dual burster MAX
    • SCRUB: noob/terrible player/player who exploits cheesy parts of the game (machine gun turrets in front of spawn rooms
    • ZOE MAX the most powerful MAX ability for several months, Zealot overdrive module
    • IWINSHIELD: the vanguard shield, if equipped they will win
    • LD MAX lockdown MAX
    • BLUEBERRYS NC soldiers
    • VANS sundys
    • ICE CREAM TRUCKS also sundys, paired with ice cream van music
    • SWAGRIDER the magrider
    • HACK MAX dual hacksaw MAX
    • SCAT MAX dual Scattercannon MAX
    • FRAC MAX: dual Fracture MAX
    • POUNDING MAX dual pounder MAX
    • BACK-CAP: capping a base that the enemy is coming from to stop them from capping your base
  14. z1967

    -C4 pooping shotgun fairy: Light Assault that uses C4 and shotguns in combat situations
  15. DevDevBooday

    Clegged..........Clegged..... wtf is clegged?
    Who has ever said clegged?

  16. DevDevBooday

    Forgot ghost capping

    Ghost capping: a scumbag 'tactic' that involves capturing bases that no one is in because you suck at fighting.
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  17. EMP1RE

    AB: Afterburner
    OP: Overpowered
    UP: Underpowered
    Dolphin: Mosquito ESF
    Pancake: Scythe ESF
    Flying Brick/Cow: Reaver ESF
    Skywhale: Galaxy
    ESRL: Empire specific rocket launcher
    Gank: Gang up and kill
    EZ Mode: VS and TR factions
    Term: Terminal
    Dorito: The HUD indicator icon above a spotted enemy infantry/vehicle
    PA: Pump action shotgun (see QQ)
    QQ: Tears, lacrimonious crying over something alleged to be OP (see OP)
    SOE: ...see "Clegged"
    Bricks: C4
    Smed bucks: Station cash, commonly abbreviated to SC
    Fairy: Light assault class
    Win shield: HA class ability shield or Vanguard shield
    Lock on: The dumbest thing ever added to PS2...
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  18. JorgeSarcos

    AOE (The medics ability)
    DPS (as in Weapons DPS)
    Nade (grenade)
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  19. XhYde

    AI / AV / AA Phalanx: how about call these stuff as AIP AVP AAP?

    AI / AV Turret:also, AIT AVT?
  20. K2k4

    OHK - One Hit Kill
    OHSK - One Head-Shot Kill
    BASR - Bolt Action Sniper Rifle
    SASR - Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
    ESBASR -Empire Specific Bolt Action Sniper Rifle
    Randyzook (spelling?) - the maneuver that you use to roll your esf, jump out, do something (usually fire a rocket or repair), and then jump back in before it hits the ground.

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