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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.


CTF Capture the Flag
FFA Free For All
RH Rabbit Hunt
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
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
NS Nice Shot
N1 Nice One (shot)
OMG Oh My God
OMFG Similar to OMG, but vulgar
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


Bots Non-human-player tanks.
Capping Capturing the other teams flag, verb to cap.
Ours Protect your team flag, or used to signify your team's base.
Theirs Attack the other team's flag, or used to signify the other team's base.
Geno Genocide Flag, usually when seen it chat by itself it means an opposing team player has the flag so be careful
Pass Send the flag to the middle, or to a safe zone. See this article.
Pyr Pyramid
Tele Teleporter
Base Usually referring to your own base. (ex: st base!)
In Inside the base (if applicable)
Out Directly outside the base (if applicable)
Mid Middle of the map
Jump/Jumper/Launcher Either a world object that launches a tank in the air, or a tank that has used said world object.
Spamming Filling the chat box with meaningless text.
Laser Spamming Uselessly, blindly, rapidly shooting with the laser flag, often resulting in team kills.
Camping Staying in one place with the same flag for a long time. If you do this you are a camper.
Flag Running Working against your own team, and taking your 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.
Lang Language, Watch your language. (Please don't respond with the language you speak.)
Watch! Watch out! or Guard! (ex: Watch ours!)