Acronyms and Slang
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 Leet.
Derogatory term for (real or perceived) players who join the Empire with the current advantage.
Short for ammunition.
Advanced Mobile Station. Name for the mobile spawn point vehicle.
Refers to the Starfire MAX
Refers to Merit Commendations, because one can wear shoulder patches denoting one's merits.
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.
Grouping of enemy (or friendly) troops that are being susceptible to a particular attack. Flavors include OS Bait, Liberator Bait, and Thumper Bait.
Common term used when referring to a Sunderer variant troop transport. Also called Sundy, Funbus, Mack Truck, and Winnebego.
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.
BFR (BattleFrame Robotics)
A slang term for a New Conglomerate player at BR14 to BR24. Refers to the predominately yellow armor suit.
Slang term for a (often new) New Conglomerate player, BR1 to BR6. It is a reference to the predominately blue armor suit.
Battle Rank. See CR.
Slang for the Galaxy dropship.
Battle Experience Points The experience points you collect from killing enemies, capturing bases and exploring the world of Planetside.
Soldiers who battle in the Caverns.
A historical way radio operators would acknowledge receipt of a transmission by sending 2 short "clicks" of static ("Everyone understand?" reply: "cc").
Combat Engineering, common referrence in the field for Mines, Spitfire turrrets. ("Get some CE down at this base please!")
Player who uses the Infiltration Suit
System used to determine where shots are fired. See Cone of fire
Cerb / Cerbs
One-Manned Field Turret ("Deploy more Chairs!")
cont lock, contlock
Continental lock or Continent lock.
A common TR term for the NC Jackhammer.
An assault from a large group of the exact same unit all in one large wave. Most common variety being a MAX Crash
Crash to Desktop ("Sorry, I'm back after a CTD")
short for courtyard, referring to the area between the facility's structure and the surrounding base walls.
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.
Group of defenders that have dug-in and proven difficult to remove.
Dual-Cycler, TR Anti Infantry MAX.
disconnected due to connection problems.
Deliverer troop transport.
Name for items created with the ACE, such as Mines, Spitfires, Boomers, and Motion Sensors. Often interchanged with "CE."
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.
Enemy AMS. (Specify location if reporting one, e.g., EAMS @ BD.)
Another name for the Phoenix rockets.
Front Door, refering to the entrance to the main lobby in the base's courtyard. ("Pick me up at FD")
Facility Linked Benefits. Refers to base benefits that link through the lattice to other facilities.
Sometimes derogatory term for a Reservist player.
Refers to the "game" of posting alot on the PlanetSide Forums.
Referring to a player who loves to play in the caverns. ("We need some Fraggles to protect that cavern lock in Byblos!")
Abbreviation for the Galaxy
Gal Gunship / GG
Abbreviation for the Galaxy Gunship
Charging a (typically unloaded) Galaxy into a target
A hotdrop of soldiers from a Galaxy class transport. MAXes and Rexos expected.
Multiple Galaxies being used a "Gal Bombs"
Another name for BFRs (BattleFrame Robotics), used by people who are against BFR's
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!").
A player with the expertise of hunting and killing cloakers.
Hacking a continent with little to no resistance from the enemy.
Armor Canisters for armor or vehicular repair. Also the act of repairing. ("I'm going to glue the gen.")
Referring to the Nano Dispenser
Hax0r , Haxxor , Haxx0r
An Advanced Hacker or someone that uses illegal hacks.
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
Short form of BFR Hunter
"In My Opinion"
Cloaked enemy, also refers to the Infiltration Suit.
Abbreviation for the Infiltration Suit
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!"
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.
"Jump Jets". Term from BattleTech that can be applied to VS MAXes with their JumpJet systems, and the Flight-Variant BFRs with their JumpJets.
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.
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)
Kill Steal, someone taking the kill after you did most of the work for it.
Kill Stealer, someone who takes the last hit and is awarded the kill after you did all the damage to the target.
to mark a location with the Laze Pointer.
Linkdead; lost connection to server.
LFS, LFSM, LFO, LFP
Lattice Logic Unit. Capture the flag element of Planetside.
Line of Sight. "I almost had the kill until a friendly stepped in my LoS, getting me grief."
Magrider. Also called "Magmower"
Any player that likes to run directly into the hail of enemy bullets, there by providng you with instant cover, intentionally or not.
Short for Monolith
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."
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."
Refers to the Starfire MAX
On my way.
On the way.
PJ , PJ's , Pajamas
Refers to the Standard Exo-Suit.
Player Kill. When one kills another player, but this more often used in par to "TK".
Someone who makes a habit of killing others. This is often used in place of TKer.
poplock, pop lock
A sudden attack on enemy territory, usually preceded by a buildup of forces in Sanctuary.
Short for "recall," the act of sending a force back to the friendly sanctuary.
Rexo (or ReXo)
The act of being reconstructed (resurrected, revived) by an Advanced Medic.
Refers to an empire's Sanctuary
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?"
Support Experience Points, Experience points you gain from Support activities
Refers to either the Sturmgrenadier or Serious Gamers outfit, or the Skyguard Anti-Aircraft Buggy.
Skeets, Skeeter, Mossies
Common referrences to the Mosquito aircraft.
Refers to the Starfire MAX
Refers to the Skyguard anti-air vehicle
A derogatory term for the Skyguard Anti-aircraft buggy
Sphere of Influence(SOI) around towers and bases.
Solsar. Also a crude way of denoting bad luck.
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!")
Pilot term for infantry on the ground. "Enemy squid with AA".
Common reference to a non-MAX soldier. Usage "One squishy spot left in Gal!"
Another name for Monolith
An insult often uttered by players frusturated by the excessive use of strafe tactics by a Heavy Assault weilding opponent.
Teamkill - when one intentionally (or unintentionally) kills a teammate. Often happens with OSes. Also Total Kills
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.
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.
Time on Hack, how much time is remaining for the facility's hack to complete.
Time to Kill, time it takes for a given weapon to kill an opponent
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..'
VG, Van, Vang, Vanny
Offensive term for the Vanu Sovereignty - used when one is being attacked by several Vanu Reservists - ie
"Help! I'm being swarmed by Van00bs!"
Ventrilo, voice communication software.
Vehicle Creation Pad. See also VT.
Waypoint. "Head to purple wp 1."
Positive exclamation. ("Woot CR5!")
Way to go!
Slang term for the Galaxy dropship.
Experience Points, Command/Battle/Support Experience Points
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."
Crazy 88s Outfit (NC)
Ahriman Corps Outfit (VS)
Azure Twilight Outfit (VS)
Adrenaline Ops Outfit (VS)
Central Spike Outfit (VS)
666th Spec. Ops "Devil Dogs" Outfit (NC)
Dark Skyes (TR)
Delta Triad Outfit (VS)
Future Crew Outfit (VS)
Hired Guns Outfit (NC)
Refers to the Hostile Takeover Outfit (NC)
KEEPERS of JOHARI Outfit (VS)
outcasters Outfit (TR)
Psychedelic Clown Posse Outfit (TR)
Purple Haze Outfit (VS)
Soul_Strike Outfit (VS)
Better RED than DEAD Outfit (TR)
Knights of the Old Republic Outfit (TR)
United League of Terran Republic Alliances (TR)