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Topic Subject: ABBREVIATIONS! Plz help!
posted 11-24-98 04:12 PM ET (US)   
Hi to all!
This is meant as a topic for everyone who still doesnt know all the abbreviations used in chats and AoE.
I still remeber learning just the most essential abbreviations like TC (town centre) or dm (deathmatch) when I started playing in the net.
I guess a lot "foreigners" also have problems understanding the units abbreviations like sc or even their English expressions like juggernaught.
After some time I figured them out somehow but I annoyed a lot of people with my questions so why not make up some sort of abbreviations dictionary here.

Finally, the three abbreviations I dont understand:
3) RM ( i always thought this meant regular match but in a german translation of some strategy guide (it was so poor that i read the original on Shaitans page) it was said that this meant random map)

Thx a lot

posted 11-24-98 04:40 PM ET (US)     1 / 11  
1)IMHO (In My Humble Opinion)... you can see also IMO (where it's not as humble ).

2)ROFL (Rolling On Floor Laughing)... variants are LOL (Laughing Out Loud), ROFLMAO (Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off), ROFLMFAO and so on...

3) RM is the opposite of DM (Death Match). I think you can view it as Random Map and/or Regular Match.

Angel Omnivac

posted 11-25-98 09:16 AM ET (US)     2 / 11  
    one abreviation I still don't know what stands for is brb. Anyone has any idea what it means?


posted 11-25-98 09:29 AM ET (US)     3 / 11  
brb = Be Right Back
wb = Welcome back
gg = Good Game
wtf = What the Fu##
sp = pit = storage pit
sc = scythe chariot
ca = chariot archer
st = stone thrower
cat = catapult
comp = composite bowmen
peon = villager
ea = elephant archer

posted 11-25-98 10:26 AM ET (US)     4 / 11  
AE=armored eles
cav = duh!
brb = BathRoom Break?
Kitties, Garfields = catapults, esp heavy cats
Dumbos, Jumbos = war elephants
HA = horse archer
HHA = heavy horse archer
char = chariot
hoppers = hoplites
cents = centurions
phal = phalanx
WE = rarely used term for War Elephant
Heli, Hele, Machine Gun = Helepolis

Some of these are really obvious, but...

BTower = Balista Tower

-Nineveh, "Minister for Compy Equality"
ICQ 16407576

posted 11-26-98 08:31 PM ET (US)     5 / 11  
Well, since we're displaying our ignorance, or at least some of us are...
What's FFA stand for?
I see that a lot.

Dark Knight

posted 11-26-98 09:22 PM ET (US)     6 / 11  
FFA= Free For All

posted 11-27-98 11:09 PM ET (US)     7 / 11  
I've been wondering about some of those. Its nice to finally know what wtf means.

posted 11-27-98 11:18 PM ET (US)     8 / 11  
Yes you don't want to take that the wrong way

posted 11-27-98 11:35 PM ET (US)     9 / 11  
Oh yeah! I just remembered! What does btw mean?

posted 11-27-98 11:40 PM ET (US)     10 / 11  
btw - by the way

posted 12-05-98 11:49 PM ET (US)     11 / 11  
most of these are my code names for AoE things:
Charcher-- chariot archer(used only by moi)
startrekkers-- stone throwers(esp. when the enemy has a star wars handle), can be used for advanced cats as well
catrireme-- catapult trireme
Howitzer-- Heleopolis
metropolis-- Heleopolis
babies-in-the-lawn-- babylonians
'remer-- trireme
TNS-- total naval seige
seigers-- your favorite land blockade units.

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