Post by [AuNv] Saltesers on Jan 5, 2017 7:29:09 GMT -5
Glossary of Terms used in War Robots and on the ForumsA
ADB: see (A)DB under Death Button.
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Ancilot, Lancile: Lancelot armed with an Ancile.
AOE: Area of effect, usually refers to splash damage.
Backpedal: to run backwards in a fast bot to outspeed (and thus evade) missiles.
Beacon capping: lit. Capturing beacons
Beacon runner: a fast robot in a team that has a goal of capturing and holding beacons, as opposed to dealing as much damage as possible.
Britbot: Gareth, Galahad, Lancelot.
Buff: an improvement to a particular item(s) in the game enacted by the developers.
Camping: standing ground in a position distant from potential close quarters combat to deal damage from afar, without advancing with the line.
Carrying: imitating [AuNv] Saltesers (jk) Leading a team to victory, usually indicated by scoring the highest damage, and often capturing the most beacons as well.
Clubbing: lit. Seal Clubbing; to configure one's hangar (in the old MM system) such that it would be matched against newer players, and defeating them with ease to gain faster rewards.
Cornering: lit. Corner shooting; to position a robot at a vertical edge of cover, such that weapons are able to fire upon target, whilst the body/hitbox of the robot is covered to all non-splash damage.
Crit, Critical Hit: an ammunition discharge that causes the target robot to lose one or more weapons.
-DB, -Death Button: a setup that deals significant damage by pressing the red Fire All button.
DB, Death Button: a bot configuration consisting of Orkans and Pinatas.
(A)DB, Aphid Death Button: a bot configuration consisting of Orkans and Aphids.
(H)DB, Hybrid Death Button: a bot configuration consisting of Orkans and Magnums.
(P)DB, Plasma Death Button: a bot configuration consisting of Tarans and Magnums.
(R)DB, Russian Death Button: a bot configuration consisting of Tulumbas' and Pins.
DPM: the maximum damage a weapon, combination or configuration can inflict in the space of 60 seconds, accounting for firing time, reload time and any related intervals.
DPS: the maximum damage a weapon, combination or configuration can inflict in one second, differentiated from DPM in that it only accounts for raw damage scored.
Effective range: the maximum distance at which a weapon deals damage; alternatively it may refer to range at which the weapon's damage is no longer significant in the case of bullet-spreading weapons.
Eject: to manually destroy one's robot in order to choose another robot.
Farming: continuously playing matches with the objective of accumulating rewards, usually Gold (Au).
Frankenstein: an unconventional setup that has the potential to inflict severe damage near equal or exceeding that of conventional setups.
Hail Hydra: a customary salute or greeting to or with the weapon SMS Hydra.
Hellfire: a bot configuration consisting of Orkans and Magnums.
Homing Missile: Spiral(s), Hydra(s); Aphid(s) may or may not be included in this family.
Hop-back: usually in the case of Griffin or Rogatka, jumping directly backwards to avoid missiles and dodge flank shots while dealing damage.
Hybrid Death Button: see (H)DB under Death Button
IH, In hangar: used to signal that a player is ready to be invited to a platoon.
Knifing, Knife Fighting: exchange of fire in which combatants are within 350m of each other.
Knife Fighter: a robot configured to deal damage inside 350m.
Lancile: see Ancilot
LQ, Leaver Queue: a separate matchmaking queue to quarantine habitual leavers
LRS, Long Range Support: see Sniping
Mech/Mech out/Bot out: to exhaust all bot slots such that the player is out of the game.
META: Most Effective Tactic Available
MRS, Mid Range Support: a robot configured to deal damage between 350m and 600m.
Missile: Orkan(s), Pinata(s); for Hydra etc. see Homing Missile.
MM: Matchmaking/matchmaker system
Nerf: a deliberate reduction in power of a particular item(s) of the game, enacted by the developers.
Noob: a new or bad player
Nudging: see Pushing
OP: original post; orkan & pinata, overpowered.
OCD: obsessive compulsive disorder; Ostrich Conga of Death (multiple Schutzes manoeuvring in single file to imitate the natural movement of flightless birds in a conga line, see Ostrich Death Conga).
Orkancilot: Lancelot with Ancile and Orkans.
Ostrich Death Conga: A party of at least four Thunder Schutzes in Bronze, known for wiping out entire teams in 3 minutes in Shenzhen and Dead City. Also known for looking silly while running in a line. A death ostrich (thunder schutze) has massive firepower for a light bot, great health for a light robot, and great speed if beacon capping or getting to the enemy spawn quickly is required. Now multiply that by four to six and you have the ostrich death conga.
PDB: see (P)DB under Death Button
Plasmahad: lit. PDB Galahad
Power Hour: 8-9am, 2-3pm, 8-9pm, 2-3am GMT; the time in which time zones converge to create significant traffic for POTH (pilot of the hour) and certain matchmaking issues.
Power Runner: a robot configured to deal damage whilst capturing beacons, combining the roles of Beacon Runner and Knife Fighter.
Prelo (lit. Pre-ELO) MM: the matchmaking system prior to the League system and Damage-Based MM; the hangar-based MM.
Pull up jumper: usually in the case of Cossack and Rogatka, jumping directly up (as opposed to directionally) to shoot from an aerial vantage point.
Pushing: the deliberate forceful contact to a robot with the objective of relocating them, usually in the context of relocating a camper from the top of a cliff to the bottom, where they should be.
Rate of Fire (ROF): the pace in which a weapon unloads a salvo, taking the form of shots per second.
RDB: see (R)DB under Death Button
(500m/600m) Rocket: Trident(s), Tulumbas(') and/or Pin(s)
(300m) Rocket: see Missile
Sandbagging: see Tanking
Seal Clubbing: see Clubbing
Smurfing: the act of intentionally lowering hangar level (in the old matchmaking system) to be matched up with less skilled opponents. The term is still used to describe fighting after tanking down to lower levels (see Tanking).
Sniping: dealing damage from further than 600m, not including the use of aerial artillery (noricums, zenits)
Spamming: serving processed meat to customers in place of real meat with the objective of providing an acceptable April Fools prank or just flat out disappointment; can also refer to rapid repetition of an action.
Spawn: can refer to the action of bringing a robot into play out of the hangar, or to the origin place of a team's robots.
Stuka Griffin: lit. ADB Griffin. Refers to the dive-bomb-like attack of the jumping ADB bot.
1. The intentional draw of fire to prevent more fragile allies from taking damage.
2. The intentional process of performing poorly to lower oneself on the matchmaking rankings.
Tarancilot: Lancelot with Ancile and Tarans.
Tea Party: the gathering of many players in their useful camping bots around a jovial spot on the map from which tea is distributed, as opposed to damage.
Tier (obso): a legacy MM term that referred to general buckets into which players were grouped by the matchmaking system.
Toast, Toaster, Toaster Syndrome: the habit of losing weapons easily or frustratingly, as in the case of the Gunslingers, Patton, Schutze and Boa.
TOP (Golem): Thunder-Orkan-Pinata.
TT: Thunder Taran; Triple Trident; Top Tier, depending on context.