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Continental Nicknames Outfit Acronyms

PlanetSide, like all games, seems to have it's own language when referring to items or places in game. This is a listing of known acronyms. If there is a term you know that is not listed, feel free to add it into the proper category.

For general gaming slang or leetspeak (not PlanetSide-specific), see Microsoft's leetspeak primer or Wikipedia:Leet.

Continental Nicknames

Amerish 
Amer
Battle Islands 
BI, BI's
Ceryshen 
Cery
Cyssor 
Cys, CyssorSide
Desolation 
Deso
Esamir 
Esa
Forseral 
Fors, Forsy
Hossin 
Hos
Ishundar 
Ish
Oshur 
Osh
TR/VS/NC Sanctuary 
Sanc
Searhus 
Sear
Solsar 
Sol

0-9

4th Empire 
Derogatory term for (real or perceived) players who join the Empire with the current advantage.

A

AA 
Anti Aircraft (MAXes, BFRs, Wall Turrets, Cerberus Turrets, and Skyguards.)
Aircav 
Air Cavalry
ammo 
Short for ammunition.
AMS 
Advanced Mobile Station. Name for the mobile spawn point vehicle.
ANT 
Advanced Nanite Transport. The vehicle that carries NTUs to distribute to NTU Silos.
ANT drop 
The action of ejecting an Advanced Nanite Transport from a Galaxy or Lodestar near an NTU Silo. Also another name for ANT run.
ANT run 
A mission to refill depleted or critical NTU Silos, often utilizing a Galaxy or Lodestar to speed up the travel to and from Warpgates.
Assfire 
Refers to the Starfire MAX
AT 
Ancient-Tech. Having to do with Core Combat assets.
AV 
Anti-Vehicular certification, MAXes, or weapons.

B

BD 
short for Back Door, referring to the back door of a base.
Badge 
Refers to Merit Commendations, because one can wear shoulder patches denoting one's merits.
Bailure 
The act of fighting in a Mosquito and then dropping onto the target after your vehicle is destroyed. Then repeating this single tactic until you log.
or
One who bails from a plane before they would die, denying the attacker, usually anti-air, the kill.
Bait 
Grouping of enemy (or friendly) troops that are being susceptible to a particular attack. Flavors include OS Bait, Liberator Bait, and Thumper Bait.
Bang Buggy 
Slang term for the Terran Republic Marauder
Bang Bus 
Common term used when referring to a Sunderer variant troop transport. Also called Sundy, Funbus, Mack Truck, and Winnebego.
BEP 
Abbreviation for Battle Experience Points
BFR Hunter (Biffer Hunter) 
A solo Infantry whose sole intent is to hunt enemy BFRs and destroy them, either by dropping on them from above, or rushing them from a base. Sometimes work in pairs, but rarely in groups of 3 or more.
Biffer 
BFR (BattleFrame Robotics)
Big Bird 
A slang term for a New Conglomerate player at BR14 to BR24. Refers to the predominately yellow armor suit.
Bluebie 
Slang term for a (often new) New Conglomerate player, BR1 to BR6. It is a reference to the predominately blue armor suit.
Boomer 
Remotely detonated charge created from an ACE and planted by Combat Engineers.
BR 
Battle Rank. See CR.
Brick 
Slang for the Galaxy dropship.
BEP 
Battle Experience Points The experience points you collect from killing enemies, capturing bases and exploring the world of Planetside.

C

Caver, Ferret 
Soldiers who battle in the Caverns.
CC 
Control Console, the capture point for bases and towers. Also refers to Core Combat. Click-Click: a historical way radio operators would acknowledge receipt of a transmission by sending 2 short "clicks" of static ("Everyone understand?" reply: "cc").
CEP 
Command Experience Points The experience points you collect from being a squad leader.
CE 
Combat Engineering, common referrence in the field for Mines, Spitfire turrrets. ("Get some CE down at this base please!")
Cloaker 
Player who uses the Infiltration Suit
CoF 
System used to determine where shots are fired. See Cone of fire
Cerb / Cerbs 
Cerberus Turrets
Cert 
Certifications
Chair 
One-Manned Field Turret ("Deploy more Chairs!")
CN 
Chinese player
cont lock, contlock 
Continental lock or Continent lock.
CR/BR 
Command Rank and Battle Rank.
Crackhammer 
A common TR term for the NC Jackhammer.
Crash 
An assault from a large group of the exact same unit all in one large wave. Most common variety being a MAX Crash
CTD 
Crash to Desktop ("Sorry, I'm back after a CTD")
CY 
short for courtyard, referring to the area between the facility's structure and the surrounding base walls.
CyssorSide 
A derogatory term for fighting on Cyssor. Due to the size of the continent and base links, battles usually last a long time (sometimes multiple days) and are often a three way.
Chiggers 
Group of defenders that have dug-in and proven difficult to remove.

D

DC, DCMAX 
Dual-Cycler, TR Anti Infantry MAX.
DC'ed 
disconnected due to connection problems.
deci 
Decimator Anti-vehicle weapon.
deli 
Deliverer troop transport.
Deployables 
Name for items created with the ACE, such as Mines, Spitfires, Boomers, and Motion Sensors. Often interchanged with "CE."
Drain 
The process of damaging an enemy base causing the base to deplete all of it's NTUs for auto-repairing its structures. (JamQ Guide on how to drain a Base.)
Duck Walk  
A celebratory "dance" players sometimes do after a base capture (or if there are no enemies to kill while waiting for the timer). Usually done by forming a line with other players and crouch walking while doing an emote, usually the cabbagepatch or dunno emotes. Also called a Conga Line.

E

EAMS 
Enemy AMS. (Specify location if reporting one, e.g., EAMS @ BD.)
Es 
Esamir.
ESAV 
Empire Specific Anti-Vehicular weapons (Lancer, Phoenix, and Striker).
ESMA 
Empire Specific Medium Assault weapons (Pulsar, Gauss, and Cycler). Not to be confused with EAMS.
Eterm 
Equipment Terminal.
ENG/Engy 
Engineers, collectively.

F

Fagrider 
Another name for the Vanu Sovereignty Magrider.
Fagrocket 
Another name for the Phoenix rockets.
FD  
Front Door, refering to the entrance to the main lobby in the base's courtyard. ("Pick me up at FD")
FLB 
Facility Linked Benefits. Refers to base benefits that link through the lattice to other facilities.
FodderSide 
PlanetSide Reserves
Fodderling 
Sometimes derogatory term for a Reservist player.
ForumSide 
Refers to the "game" of posting alot on the PlanetSide Forums.
Fraggle 
Referring to a player who loves to play in the caverns. ("We need some Fraggles to protect that cavern lock in Byblos!")
Fragstab 
The act of throwing a Fragmentation grenade quickly followed by a Melee-Boosted knife attack to kill an enemy almost instantly.

G

Gal 
Abbreviation for the Galaxy
Gal Gunship / GG 
Abbreviation for the Galaxy Gunship
Gal Bomb 
Charging a (typically unloaded) Galaxy into a target
Gal drop 
A hotdrop of soldiers from a Galaxy class transport. MAXes and Rexos expected.
Gal Spam 
Multiple Galaxies being used a "Gal Bombs"
Gaybot 
Another name for BFRs (BattleFrame Robotics), used by people who are against BFR's
Gen 
Generator
Gen Drop / "Drop The Gens!" 
Common referrence to the tactic of destroying (Dropping) the Generator ("Drop their generator so we can break their defense!"). In context of defense, an enemy Galaxy dropping troops near the generator, especially at Bio Labs ("Gen drop incoming! Defend the generator!").
Gen Hold
Furthering the Gen Drop tactic of destroying the base's Generator (usually a Technology Plant) and holding the Generator Room to prevent the enemy from repairing it.
Ghostbuster 
A player with the expertise of hunting and killing cloakers.
Ghost Hack 
Hacking a continent with little to no resistance from the enemy.
Glue 
Armor Canisters for armor or vehicular repair. Also the act of repairing. ("I'm going to glue the gen.")
GlueGun 
Referring to the Nano Dispenser
Granny Hacking 
Hacking without the Hacking or Advanced Hacking abilities.
Grunt 
See: Infantry

H

HA 
Heavy Assault certification or weapon.
Hax0r , Haxxor , Haxx0r 
An Advanced Hacker or someone that uses illegal hacks.
HART 
Refers to the HART shuttle, its drop pods, its launch building, or that mode of transportation in general. "I'm going to HART in rather than use the warpgates."
Hotdrop 
The act of flying over a base, tower, or any other location where the "LZ" (landing zone, dropzone) is otherwise "hot" (under fire) and unavailable for landing and dropping the contents of a Galaxy or Lodestar
Har/Harry 
Harrasser vehicle.
HUD 
Heads-up Display
Hunter 
Short form of BFR Hunter

I

Imo 
"In My Opinion"
Infy, Infil 
Cloaked enemy, also refers to the Infiltration Suit.
Infil Suit 
Abbreviation for the Infiltration Suit
Instagib 
The process of being killing or being killed instantly. Most commonly used when the target was at full health and was killed in a single attack. "That Jackhammer just instagibbed me!"

J

Jihad 
The act of attacking a BFR as a solo Infantry. This assault promises the death of the Infantry, but it may also result in the target BFR being destroyed. Also used in reference to attacking a superior target, groups of targets, or an unattackable target (ie tree or wall) using means that guarantee the death of the attacker almost instantly.
JJ 
"Jump Jets". Term from BattleTech that can be applied to VS MAXes with their JumpJet systems, and the Flight-Variant BFRs with their JumpJets.
Juice 
"Armor Juice" refers to the Armor Canisters used by the Nano Dispenser, and "Medic Juice" refers to Health Canisters used by the Medical Applicator.

K

KAAOS Drop 
Named after the Emerald TR outfit KAAOS. Using Air Cavalry vehicles in large groups to drop on an objective, similar to a Galaxy drop, but twice the air speed of a Galaxy. This drop would then be followed by a surge run to a specific objective in the base.
Killwhore 
Player whose only purpose of the game is (or appears to be) the rapid increase of their kill count, whether highly skilled at it or not.
Kitchen (aka Barracks) 
Refers to the lounge that is behind the spawn room
KS 
Kill Steal, someone taking the kill after you did most of the work for it.
KSer 
Kill Stealer, someone who takes the last hit and is awarded the kill after you did all the damage to the target.
KK 
Ok.

L

laze 
to mark a location with the Laze Pointer.
LD 
Linkdead; lost connection to server.
LFS, LFSM, LFO, LFP 
Looking For Squad, Looking for Squad Members, Looking For Outfit, Looking for Platoon
Lib/Libby 
Liberator
Lith 
Monolith.
Litterbox/Sandbox 
Lodestar.
LLU 
Lattice Logic Unit. Capture the flag element of Planetside.
LoS 
Line of Sight. "I almost had the kill until a friendly stepped in my LoS, getting me grief."

M

MA 
Medium Assault certification or weapons.
Mag 
Magrider. Also called "Magmower"
Meat Shield 
Any player that likes to run directly into the hail of enemy bullets, there by providng you with instant cover, intentionally or not.
Mods
Short for the Core Combat Modules
Mono 
Short for Monolith

N

newb 
Newbie, a new player. Note that newb/newbies are usually willing to learn and improve - with guidance. ex; "Hey, look at that newb over there, he looks kinda lost, I'm gonna go give him some help."
NME 
Enemy
noob (insult) 
Someone, potentially a new player, that is unskilled and refuses to improve, or refuses help to improve (ie; training, advice). ex; "Wow, look at that total noob. He'll never get better if he keeps playing like that."
N00b Conglomerate 
A derogatory term for the New Conglomerate empire, or a Reservist playing on the New Conglomerate empire.
noobfire 
Refers to the Starfire MAX
noobhammer 
Insult form of the NC Jackhammer, commonly used by both players killed by it, and sometimes used by players using the weapon referring to how overpowered they think this weapon is.

O

omw 
On my way.
otw 
On the way.
OS 
Orbital Strike

P

pinvite 
Platoon Invite
PJ , PJ's , Pajamas 
Refers to the Standard Exo-Suit.
PK 
Player Kill. When one kills another player, but this more often used in par to "TK".
PKer 
Someone who makes a habit of killing others. This is often used in place of TKer.
pl 
Platoon Leader
poplock, pop lock 
Population lock
Potato 
The Spiker
present 
High Explosive Mine ("I left some presents by the BD.")
PS 
Personal Shield, PlanetSide

Q

R

raid 
A sudden attack on enemy territory, usually preceded by a buildup of forces in Sanctuary.
RCL 
Short for "recall," the act of sending a force back to the friendly sanctuary.
rdy 
Ready.
REK 
Remote Electronics Kit. Used to disable IFF locks, hack Control Consoles, hack terminals, and jack vehicles
Rexo (or ReXo) 
Reinforced Exo-Suit.
rez 
The act of being reconstructed (resurrected, revived) by an Advanced Medic.
rgr, Rog 
Roger, ok.
rolling coffin 
Sunderer.

S

SA 
Special Assault certification or weapons.
Sanc 
Refers to an empire's Sanctuary
ScatMax 
Refers to the New Conglomerate Scattercannon Anti-Infantry MAX
Scrub 
Refers to a player whose objectives are unclear, or you just don't know the guy, a stranger to you.
"What's this so-n-so scrub doing?"
SEP 
Support Experience Points, Experience points you gain from Support activities
SG 
Refers to either the Sturmgrenadier or Serious Gamers outfit, or the Skyguard Anti-Aircraft Buggy.
Skeets, Skeeter, Mossies 
Common referrences to the Mosquito aircraft.
Skillfire 
Refers to the Starfire MAX
Skillguard 
Refers to the Skyguard anti-air vehicle
Skycoffin 
A derogatory term for the Skyguard Anti-aircraft buggy
softy/softies/soft target 
Infantry players not currently manning a vehicle or using a MAX.
sl 
Squad Leader
slider 
Magrider.
SOI 
Sphere of Influence(SOI) around towers and bases.
SOL 
Solsar. Also a crude way of denoting bad luck.
Spam 
The act of firing constantly at a target, often to the point of emptying the clip, regardless of whether or not there are actual enemies in that area ("spamming a back door with Maelstroms", "rocket-spamming infantry")- Also used to describe chat flooding ("quit spamming global chat!")
spec ops 
Special Operations. Refers to surgical strike missions such as destroying generators, Galaxy drop operations on bases and towers, or intense small squad missions apart from the main force.
SplatMAX, SplatterMAX 
Common referrence to the NC Anti Infantry MAX, the Scattercannon .
Spit/Spitter 
Spitfire Turrets
Sqd 
Squad
Squids/ Squidies 
Pilot term for infantry on the ground. "Enemy squid with AA".
Squishy 
Common reference to a non-MAX soldier. Usage "One squishy spot left in Gal!"
Stone 
Another name for Monolith
Strafemonkey 
An insult often uttered by players frusturated by the excessive use of strafe tactics by a Heavy Assault weilding opponent.
Sundy 
Sunderer variants

T

Thun/Thundy 
Thunderer, the New Conglomerate-specific advanced Deliverer.
TK 
Teamkill - when one intentionally (or unintentionally) kills a teammate. Often happens with OSes. Also Total Kills
TKer 
Someone who makes a habit of killing teammates, or trying to. They may be attempting to sabotage, or incite other players to kill them and thusly earn grief points.
TS 
TeamSpeak, (Teamspeak RC2) free 3rd-party voice-over-ip communication software. Can also refer to (although rare) TeamSound, a similar voice communication software product.
TSO 
TeamSpeak Overlay, a tool that shows a semi-transparent overlay whilst playing a game. The overlay lights up whenever someone talks, showing their name so you know who's talking.
TOH 
Time on Hack, how much time is remaining for the facility's hack to complete.
TTK 
Time to Kill, time it takes for a given weapon to kill an opponent
tubes 
Respawn tubes.

U

UberWood 
Primary species of Auraxian Plantlife, aka the invincible, indestructible, inflammable, unstoppable, unbreakable and utterly unsmashable Auraxian Trees which just CANNOT be damaged. At all. 'Nerf the trees..'

V

VG, Van, Vang, Vanny 
Vanguard
Van00b 
Offensive term for the Vanu Sovereignty - used when one is being attacked by several Vanu Reservists - ie; "Help! I'm being swarmed by Van00bs!"
Vent 
Ventrilo, voice communication software.
VPad 
Vehicle Creation Pad. See also VT.
VT, Vterm 
Vehicle Terminal
V-V-H 
Sometimes typed as a way of greeting. It is a reference to the ingame voice macro system. Comonly seen on Forumside.

W

WG 
Warpgate
WP 
Waypoint. "Head to purple wp 1."
Walking Coffin 
MAX units.
woot/w00t 
Positive exclamation. ("Woot CR5!")
wootrasser 
Harasser
WTG 
Way to go!
Whale 
Slang term for the Galaxy dropship.

X

XP/BEP/CEP/SEP 
Experience Points, Command/Battle/Support Experience Points

Y

Z

zerg 
Adopted from StarCraft, referring to mass movements of troops with little or no tactical movement whatsoever, or an empire's primary assault. Once used to describe the Terran Republic towards the start of PlanetSide.
"Look at that foot zerg..it's like a sea of red.." "Send the zerg to Forseral, and have them beat on the VS at Ogma for a bit."

Outfit Acronyms

666th 
666th Spec. Ops "Devil Dogs" Outfit (NC)
88s 
Crazy 88s Outfit (NC)
AC 
Ahriman Corps Outfit (VS)
AT 
Azure Twilight Outfit (VS)
AO 
Adrenaline Ops Outfit (VS)
CS 
Central Spike Outfit (VS)
DD's 
666th Spec. Ops "Devil Dogs" Outfit (NC)
DS 
Dark Skyes (TR)
DT 
Delta Triad Outfit (VS)
FC 
Future Crew Outfit (VS)
HG 
Hired Guns Outfit (NC)
Ht 
Refers to the Hostile Takeover Outfit (NC)
KOJ
KEEPERS of JOHARI Outfit (VS)
KOTOR 
Knights of the Old Republic Outfit (TR)
OC 
outcasters Outfit (TR)
PCP 
Psychedelic Clown Posse Outfit (TR)
PH 
Purple Haze Outfit (VS)
SS 
Soul_Strike Outfit (VS)
RedX 
Better RED than DEAD Outfit (TR)
TRx 
Knights of the Old Republic Outfit (TR)
ULTRA 
United League of Terran Republic Alliances (TR)
VC 
Victor Company Oufit (NC) And Vanu Corporation (VS)
WNx 
Warrior Nation Outfit (VS)
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