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
    WDS
    sad that you missed it...
    oh well some people didn't realize it existed first season
  6. VSDerp

    you forgot some
    NC=SMURFS or BLUEBERRIES
    TR= ELMOS
    VS= BARNEYS
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  7. DeadliestMoon

    ....no. 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 it.....so 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

    Add
    -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?

    WE WILL NOW THOUGH!
  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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