Jargon

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This page hopes to clarify some common jargon, acronyms and slang used by many players in game. They can be useful to know, especially in team situations, as other players will assume that you know what they are talking about.

Many players use map "landmarks," like "mid tower" or "@ R jump," to signify places on the map, so it's a good idea to learn your maps as well as the jargon.

Acronyms

CTF=Capture the Flag

FFA=Free For All

OFFA=Open Free For All (Everyone may kill each other regardless of team color)

RH=Rabbit Hunt

HTF=Hold the Flag

KOTH=King of the Hill

R=(Team's) Right

L=(Team's) Left

RF=Red flag

GF=Green flag

BF=Blue flag

PF=Purple flag

HF=Have fun

GC=Good Cap. - Used when your team caps an opposing teams flag

GJ=Good Job. Often said to the team when a teammate has just captured the opposing team's flag

GL=Good Luck

GS=Good shot. Generally used when a particularly difficult shot kills you

GG=Good game

G1=Good One (shot)

NP=No Problem - mostly used as a response if you're teamkilled

NR=Not Responding - as seen on the scoreboard, indicating a problem with a player's connection to the server

NS=Nice Shot

N1=Nice One (shot)

SRY=Sorry

THX=Thank You

TK=Team Kill, to kill one's own team.

TY=Thank You

WTF?=Something's not quite right..... (Vulgar)

WTH?=Similar to WTF - cleaner version

PC=Pass Camp: Stand on the enemies base waiting for a teammate to capture the flag. Then, after the cap immediately grab the enemies flag and pass it to the center of the map or to its map specific save-point. Saying this could either mean, that your own team is getting "passcamped" or that there is a chance to passcamp for the own team's score.

Jargon

Base=Usually referring to your own base. (eg: ST base! "There's someone with stealth in/at/near our base")

Boom=Players of a team about to be capped will all explode. Thus a "boom" is appropriate.

Bots=Non-human-player tanks.

Camping=Staying in one place with the same flag for a long time. If you do this you are a camper.

Capping=Capturing the other teams flag, verb to cap.

Flag Running=Working against your own team, taking your team's flag towards the other team's base. If you do this you are a flag runner.

Flag Shopping=Rapidly picking up and dropping flags, in order to find a particularly powerful or useful one. Also known as flag farming.

Geno, G, or GGG =Genocide Flag, usually when seen it chat by itself it warns that an opposing team player has the flag so be careful.

In=Inside the base (if applicable)

J/Jump/Jumper/Launcher=Either a world object that launches a tank in the air, or a tank that has used said world object. "st j r" means stealth jumper right.

Lang=Language, Watch your language. (Please don't respond with the language you speak.)

Laser Spamming=Uselessly, blindly, rapidly shooting with the laser flag, often resulting in team kills.

N, S, E, W=North, South, East, West. Compass points relative to the map. (eg: "Where the rabbit?" "N inside hut" or "SE corner")

Out=Directly outside the base (if applicable)

Mid, or Ctr=Middle of the map

Pass=Send the flag to the middle, or to a safe zone. See this article.

Pyr/Pyra=Pyramid

Runner=Usually means "flag runner", above as in "we have a runner" but may also mean teammate carrying enemy flag as in "cover our runner."

Spamming=Filling the chat box with meaningless text.

Spawn camping=Sitting near a team's spawn site waiting to kill them when they respawn after their flag is captured.

Spawn killing=Killing someone as soon as they spawn.

Tele=Teleporter

Theirs=Attack the other team's flag, or used to signify the other team's base.

Twr=Tower, as in "ST on the right GM Twr"

Ours=Protect your team flag, or used to signify your team's base.

Watch!=Watch out! or Guard! (eg: Watch ours!)

Win=Kill everyone on the map. At the same time.

See Also