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*BD - Revenant, comes from old name Black Dawn - Heavy Raider/Assault gunship
 
*BD - Revenant, comes from old name Black Dawn - Heavy Raider/Assault gunship
 
*behe - Cerberus, from old name Behemoth
 
*behe - Cerberus, from old name Behemoth
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*BP - buildpower - the speed at which constructors/factories convert resources to units
 
*BW - <b>B</b>last<b>W</b>ing - flying bomb unit
 
*BW - <b>B</b>last<b>W</b>ing - flying bomb unit
  
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*det - (also detri) - Detriment (the largest strider)
 
*det - (also detri) - Detriment (the largest strider)
 
*DDM - Desolator, formerly known as the <b>D</b>ooms<b>d</b>ay <b>M</b>achine - heavy defensive structure
 
*DDM - Desolator, formerly known as the <b>D</b>ooms<b>d</b>ay <b>M</b>achine - heavy defensive structure
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*DF - DeinFreund - one of the developers
 
*dgun - <b>D</b>isintegrator <b>Gun</b> - class of special weapons that need manual activation using "D" key - for example Dante's missile volley or special commander weapons
 
*dgun - <b>D</b>isintegrator <b>Gun</b> - class of special weapons that need manual activation using "D" key - for example Dante's missile volley or special commander weapons
 
*domi - [[Dominatrix]] (capture vehicle)
 
*domi - [[Dominatrix]] (capture vehicle)
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*E - <b>E</b>nergy - the resource
 
*E - <b>E</b>nergy - the resource
 
*eco - <b>Eco</b>nomy - all resource-producing units and buildings
 
*eco - <b>Eco</b>nomy - all resource-producing units and buildings
*elo - a rating system used for balancing games basing on estimated players skill
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*Elo - a rating system used for balancing games basing on estimated players skill (on which ZK's ladder ratings used to be based on)
 
*EMP - <b>E</b>lectro<b>M</b>agnetic <b>P</b>ulse - paralyzer weapons, can also be used to mean an air player using thunderbird.
 
*EMP - <b>E</b>lectro<b>M</b>agnetic <b>P</b>ulse - paralyzer weapons, can also be used to mean an air player using thunderbird.
  
 
===F===
 
===F===
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*FFA - free for all - a match with 3+ teams
 
*fac- <b>Fac</b>tory - building that produces mobile units
 
*fac- <b>Fac</b>tory - building that produces mobile units
 
*FW - Firewalker (artillery bot)
 
*FW - Firewalker (artillery bot)
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===G===
 
===G===
 
*geo - <b>Geo</b>thermal Powerplant or the spot where it can be built (also ''geospot'')
 
*geo - <b>Geo</b>thermal Powerplant or the spot where it can be built (also ''geospot'')
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*GF - GoogleFrog - one of the lead developers
 
*GS - Gunships
 
*GS - Gunships
 
*golly or Goli - [[Cyclops]], formerly known as Goliath (heavy tank)
 
*golly or Goli - [[Cyclops]], formerly known as Goliath (heavy tank)
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*HLT - <b>H</b>eavy <b>L</b>aser <b>T</b>ower ([[Stinger]])
 
*HLT - <b>H</b>eavy <b>L</b>aser <b>T</b>ower ([[Stinger]])
  
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==I==
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*icy - Icy Run v2, a popular map for (very) high density casual teamgames
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*IoG - Isle of Grief, a map
  
 
===J===
 
===J===
 
*JJ - JumpJet factory
 
*JJ - JumpJet factory
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==K==
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*KR - KingRaptor - one of the core developers (currently known as Histidine)
  
 
===L===
 
===L===
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*nano - Caretaker nanolathe tower (static constructor)
 
*nano - Caretaker nanolathe tower (static constructor)
 
*nap - to kidnap - usually "comnap" - capture enemy commander with air transport
 
*nap - to kidnap - usually "comnap" - capture enemy commander with air transport
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*NullAI - a "sandbox" skirmish opponent which does nothing, sometimes used as an insult
  
 
===O===
 
===O===
 
*OD - <b>O</b>ver<b>D</b>rive - overdrive pumps spare energy to metal extractors to improve their output, see [http://zero-k.info/wiki/Overdrive economic section of the manual]
 
*OD - <b>O</b>ver<b>D</b>rive - overdrive pumps spare energy to metal extractors to improve their output, see [http://zero-k.info/wiki/Overdrive economic section of the manual]
 
*OP - <b>O</b>ver<b>P</b>owered - something is considered too good for its cost (eg a unit/module/ability)
 
*OP - <b>O</b>ver<b>P</b>owered - something is considered too good for its cost (eg a unit/module/ability)
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*OTA - (Original) Total Annihilation - a 1997 RTS game which ZK started out as a mod of (where "original" is to refer to the retail game as opposed to the collection of the various other mods it spawned)
 
*owled - weak enough it might as well not be in the game
 
*owled - weak enough it might as well not be in the game
  
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*Starlulz - [[Starlight]]
 
*Starlulz - [[Starlight]]
 
*stiletto - old name for Thunderbird (disarming plane)
 
*stiletto - old name for Thunderbird (disarming plane)
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*SSB - Small Supreme Battlefield - a remake of Seton's Clutch, the iconic map from Supreme Commander
 
*selfd - <b>Self D</b>estruct - usually meant as an encouragement to self destruct all your things using CTRL+A, CTRL+D keys to end the game; sometimes to self destruct a single unit for its powerful death explosion
 
*selfd - <b>Self D</b>estruct - usually meant as an encouragement to self destruct all your things using CTRL+A, CTRL+D keys to end the game; sometimes to self destruct a single unit for its powerful death explosion
 
*shield-ball - A group of units that have shields, usually containing thugs, felons, and possibly an aspis(mobile area shield)
 
*shield-ball - A group of units that have shields, usually containing thugs, felons, and possibly an aspis(mobile area shield)
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*TB - <b>T</b>hunder<b>b</b>ird - area disable bomber plane.
 
*TB - <b>T</b>hunder<b>b</b>ird - area disable bomber plane.
 
*terra - <b>Terra</b>form - a way to modify map's landscape
 
*terra - <b>Terra</b>form - a way to modify map's landscape
*Trollcom - Typically a disintegrator gun command with high movement speed.
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*tit d - Titan Duel, a popular map
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*Trollcom - a frontline commander with a lot of investment, typically a disintegrator gun commander with high movement speed.
  
 
===U===
 
===U===
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===W===
 
===W===
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* WHR - Whole History Rating - the rating system used for the ZK ladder. See also 'Elo'.
 
* Wubbernaut - A new player. Comes from wub (similar to nub) + naut (to explore).
 
* Wubbernaut - A new player. Comes from wub (similar to nub) + naut (to explore).
  

Revision as of 18:04, 5 March 2019

Maybe ideal for new player (under construction). So please add something useful here. Also expand into ZK slang in general, not just abbreviations.

A

  • AA - Anti Air
  • anni - Lucifer (anni is from Annihilator, the old name) (heavy tachyon tower)
  • AoE - Area of Effect (splash damage)
  • avenger - old name for Swift (multirole fighter)
  • Amph - Amphibious bots
  • Air - Typically plane factory; rarely gunships.

B

  • Bantha - Old name for Paladin
  • BB - Big Bertha - the long range cannon
  • BD - Revenant, comes from old name Black Dawn - Heavy Raider/Assault gunship
  • behe - Cerberus, from old name Behemoth
  • BP - buildpower - the speed at which constructors/factories convert resources to units
  • BW - BlastWing - flying bomb unit

C

  • cata - Merlin. From the old name, Catapult. - artillery strider
  • CCR - Comet Catcher Redux - the flat vehicle map
  • com(m) - Commander - the starting unit
  • con - Constructor - any mobile unit with ability to build stuff
  • CS - ChainSaw - Long Range Anti Air

D

  • det - (also detri) - Detriment (the largest strider)
  • DDM - Desolator, formerly known as the Doomsday Machine - heavy defensive structure
  • DF - DeinFreund - one of the developers
  • dgun - Disintegrator Gun - class of special weapons that need manual activation using "D" key - for example Dante's missile volley or special commander weapons
  • domi - Dominatrix (capture vehicle)
  • DPS - Damage Per Second
  • DRP - Disco Rave Party - the superweapon
  • Drop - A "drop" happens when units are loaded into transports and then "dropped" somewhere, like the enemy base
  • DSD - Delta Siege Dry - a popular teams map

E

  • E - Energy - the resource
  • eco - Economy - all resource-producing units and buildings
  • Elo - a rating system used for balancing games basing on estimated players skill (on which ZK's ladder ratings used to be based on)
  • EMP - ElectroMagnetic Pulse - paralyzer weapons, can also be used to mean an air player using thunderbird.

F

  • FFA - free for all - a match with 3+ teams
  • fac- Factory - building that produces mobile units
  • FW - Firewalker (artillery bot)
  • fus - Fusion Reactor
  • Firepluk award - Named after the player Firepluk; When a player resigns very early into the game but ends up winning anyways.

G

  • geo - Geothermal Powerplant or the spot where it can be built (also geospot)
  • GF - GoogleFrog - one of the lead developers
  • GS - Gunships
  • golly or Goli - Cyclops, formerly known as Goliath (heavy tank)
  • grid - energy grid - system of connected energy sources, part of overdrive. Structures are in the same grid if their "circles" touch.

H

I

  • icy - Icy Run v2, a popular map for (very) high density casual teamgames
  • IoG - Isle of Grief, a map

J

  • JJ - JumpJet factory

K

  • KR - KingRaptor - one of the core developers (currently known as Histidine)

L

  • Licho - old name for Likho (heavy bomber plane)
  • link - to link disconnected parts of energy grid together OR to link shields together
  • LLT - Light Laser Tower (the Lotus turret)
  • lobster - a taunt for a player who haven't performed well in ongoing or previous battle(s).
  • LoS - line of sight
  • LV - Light Vehicles (Factory) - LV got renamed to Rover factory

M

  • M - Metal - the resource
  • mex - Metal Extractor, to mex the action of constructing extractors on untapped metal spots
  • morph - to upgrade a commander or a geothermal generator
  • moho - old name for Advanced Geothermal
  • MT - Missile Tower (the Picket turret)

N

  • nano - Caretaker nanolathe tower (static constructor)
  • nap - to kidnap - usually "comnap" - capture enemy commander with air transport
  • NullAI - a "sandbox" skirmish opponent which does nothing, sometimes used as an insult

O

  • OD - OverDrive - overdrive pumps spare energy to metal extractors to improve their output, see economic section of the manual
  • OP - OverPowered - something is considered too good for its cost (eg a unit/module/ability)
  • OTA - (Original) Total Annihilation - a 1997 RTS game which ZK started out as a mod of (where "original" is to refer to the retail game as opposed to the collection of the various other mods it spawned)
  • owled - weak enough it might as well not be in the game

P

  • pene - Lance. From old name penetrator. (hovercraft artillery)
  • porc - (from porcupine) - heavy defenses, usually useless
  • porcing - playing too defensively, not taking enough land
  • PW - PlanetWars - the online multiplayer campaign
  • plop (fac) - deploying your first factory, which is free and builds instantly

R

  • rec - Reclaim - command to recycle units, wreckages and map features
  • ress/rez - Ressurection (common misspelled version of resurrection) - ability to recreate a unit from its wreckage

S

  • SD - Stardust
  • singu - Singularity Reactor - most powerful, and most dangerous energy-producing structure
  • Shadow - old name for Raven (bomber plane)
  • shiny - huge explosion caused either by nuke, advanced geothermal or destruction of Singularity Reactor. Can also be used when a lot of bombs chain explode.
  • skydust - Stardust on a terraformed spire
  • Starlulz - Starlight
  • stiletto - old name for Thunderbird (disarming plane)
  • SSB - Small Supreme Battlefield - a remake of Seton's Clutch, the iconic map from Supreme Commander
  • selfd - Self Destruct - usually meant as an encouragement to self destruct all your things using CTRL+A, CTRL+D keys to end the game; sometimes to self destruct a single unit for its powerful death explosion
  • shield-ball - A group of units that have shields, usually containing thugs, felons, and possibly an aspis(mobile area shield)

T

  • TB - Thunderbird - area disable bomber plane.
  • terra - Terraform - a way to modify map's landscape
  • tit d - Titan Duel, a popular map
  • Trollcom - a frontline commander with a lot of investment, typically a disintegrator gun commander with high movement speed.

U

  • ubermex - a metal extractor spot with much more yield than usual (4+ while typical mex is 2)
  • UP - UnderPowered - something is considered too weak for its cost (eg a unit/module/ability)
  • Ulti - Ultimatum - cloaked anti-heavy strider

W

  • WHR - Whole History Rating - the rating system used for the ZK ladder. See also 'Elo'.
  • Wubbernaut - A new player. Comes from wub (similar to nub) + naut (to explore).

Z

  • ZK - Zero Kelvin - the name of this game