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lilwheels #21 Posted Mar 27 2013 - 07:11

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View PostShatara422, on Mar 27 2013 - 06:37, said:

It stands for what your face does when it hits you.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/derp

View PostShatara422, on Mar 27 2013 - 06:37, said:

It stands for what your face does when it hits you.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/derp


Maj_Mal_Funkchun #22 Posted Mar 27 2013 - 07:11

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View PostShatara422, on Mar 27 2013 - 06:37, said:

It stands for what your face does when it hits you.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/derp

SO, you are saying - <according to the link that you posted> - DERP = STUPID

lilwheels #23 Posted Mar 27 2013 - 07:15

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i know what the definition for derp means. It means stupid. I wanted to know what the in GAMEacronym stands for please? i know the word means stupid. While in the game does not mean the same thing

Shatara422 #24 Posted Mar 27 2013 - 07:29

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You're looking for something that does not exist. I don't know how the term came to be associated with large-bore short-barreled direct fire howitzers, but it stuck. Maybe because the low accuracy and velocity makes them 'derp' off in random directions. Or maybe it refers to what your face does when you get hit. It's not an acronym, and the only time I've seen it written as such is by people asking what it 'means' (though maybe we can bacronym it...'Destroyed Every Reload Pwnstick'?).

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View PostShatara422, on Mar 27 2013 - 07:29, said:

You're looking for something that does not exist. I don't know how the term came to be associated with large-bore short-barreled direct fire howitzers, but it stuck. Maybe because the low accuracy and velocity makes them 'derp' off in random directions. Or maybe it refers to what your face does when you get hit. It's not an acronym, and the only time I've seen it written as such is by people asking what it 'means' (though maybe we can bacronym it...'Destroyed Every Reload Pwnstick'?).

That's what I been saying. Someone called a tank a DERP (stupid [politely]{WIKI Dictionary}) and someone else didn't know the correct definition.
SO, they made one up.

Edited by Maj_Mal_Funkchun, Mar 28 2013 - 06:04.


lilwheels #26 Posted Mar 28 2013 - 05:53

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View PostShatara422, on Mar 27 2013 - 07:29, said:

You're looking for something that does not exist. I don't know how the term came to be associated with large-bore short-barreled direct fire howitzers, but it stuck. Maybe because the low accuracy and velocity makes them 'derp' off in random directions. Or maybe it refers to what your face does when you get hit. It's not an acronym, and the only time I've seen it written as such is by people asking what it 'means' (though maybe we can bacronym it...'Destroyed Every Reload Pwnstick'?).

View PostShatara422, on Mar 27 2013 - 07:29, said:

You're looking for something that does not exist. I don't know how the term came to be associated with large-bore short-barreled direct fire howitzers, but it stuck. Maybe because the low accuracy and velocity makes them 'derp' off in random directions. Or maybe it refers to what your face does when you get hit. It's not an acronym, and the only time I've seen it written as such is by people asking what it 'means' (though maybe we can bacronym it...'Destroyed Every Reload Pwnstick'?).
well thank you for the explanation its just nobody playing wot can explain that all they say is good gun woth good damage and low pen. So thanks for this explanation. I'ts the best answer that i have gotten

alex08060 #27 Posted Mar 28 2013 - 08:21

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Players use derp guns with gold shells like this tank.

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This is a classic example of a "derp" gun. Stats for the gold shells is in the middle.

Maj_Mal_Funkchun #28 Posted Mar 28 2013 - 14:14

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View Postgoff, on Mar 28 2013 - 08:21, said:

Players use derp guns with gold shells like this tank.

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This is a classic example of a "derp" gun. Stats for the gold shells is in the middle.

AND YET ANOTHER "DERP" (by WIKI definition) player that cant answer a question as asked.
D=???? E=???? R=???? P=????
I still agree with Shatara about how this term came to be.
The first time I heard DERP Gun it refered to the guns/tanks that fired more than one at a time.
This was on a map with nothing above a tier 4 by the way.

Edited by Maj_Mal_Funkchun, Mar 28 2013 - 14:20.


sonza68 #29 Posted Mar 28 2013 - 14:22

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Derp is not an acronym. There is no Dxxx Exxx Rxxx Pxxx definition of it.

Deusmortis #30 Posted Mar 28 2013 - 14:38

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View Postlilwheels, on Mar 27 2013 - 07:15, said:

i know what the definition for derp means. It means stupid. I wanted to know what the in GAME acronym stands for please? i know the word means stupid. While in the game does not mean the same thing

Derp is not an acronym.  As has been explained above, it is an expression related to stupidity.

It came to be used in this game way back in beta, when it was used exclusively for the KV's 152mm gun.  It grew from "evolving" terms for certain weapons in FPS games.  Usually weapons like rocket launchers.  These weapons were favored by newer players, since they didn't require much skill, but had the potential to kill anyone in a shot.  They were called "idiot guns" or "noob cannons."  Even today, gun mounted grenade launchers are commonly referred to as a "noob tube."

The KV's 152 was this game's version of the idiot gun (not to be confused with the Russian D10-T gun, which was occasionally called the idiot, or iD10t gun.)  It was very inaccurate, so hitting someone with it was less a matter of skill, and more a matter of luck.  If a player were particularly lucky, they could get a penetrating hit, allowing them to do massive damage to tanks many tiers higher.  Also, since HE did damage any time it hit (no bounces), bad players who didn't know how to target weak spots flocked to this tank and gun.  It allowed a lucky bad player to have occasional great games.

Terms change over time, and idiot gun/noob cannon was replaced with derp gun.  Same weapon, different name.  Some people didn't understand the history, and assumed it stood for something.  As a result, they started to capitalize DERP.

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View PostMaj_Mal_Funkchun, on Mar 28 2013 - 14:14, said:

AND YET ANOTHER "DERP" (by WIKI definition) player that cant answer a question as asked.
D=???? E=???? R=???? P=????
I still agree with Shatara about how this term came to be.
The first time I heard DERP Gun it refered to the guns/tanks that fired more than one at a time.
This was on a map with nothing above a tier 4 by the way.

Currently 'derp' guns refers to guns that can deal with hideous amount of damage with one shot which will be over powered with high penetration gold shells. I'm not so sure the 152mm BL 10 is refer to as a derp gun as the AP shells for it is also high pen.

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Generally, it is a howitzer mounted on an armored vehicle. This is a WoT in-game term, with little or
no prevalence outside of the game.

It's a slow-shooting, high-damage, low-accuracy gun, most properly one firing HE.

Sometimes people call any big, hard-hitting gun a DERP (such as the long 122 on the KV-1S), but I dislike
this definition drift. That 122 is and ATG, not a re-purposed artillery weapon.

Here is the definition from the wiki:
Derp Gun - A gun that causes a lot of damage with one shot, usually having a very long reload time and low
penetration. Usually associated with short, High-caliber guns that load HE. Arty's guns are not considered
derps (e.g. the 'derp gun' on the USSR tank KV-2).

And a link:
http://wiki.worldoftanks.com/Glossary
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Oh, and the capitalization is usually (IMO) intended to indicate loudness/emphasis.
-Kle.

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View PostVonholtz, on Mar 17 2013 - 18:10, said:

Everone is right about the Derp gun it started I think with the HE fireing 152mm gun on the KV(before the KV-1). I know there has been a lot of My little pony stuff used in this game(god knows why). So just watch this i am sure it tell you all LoL.


dude stop being such a ponyfag

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A deep gun is a weapon that is frequently loaded with heat and used by m4 Sherman's to bruatlly attack my t-34

luv4free #36 Posted Apr 17 2013 - 05:24

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View PostAbject_McDeath, on Mar 17 2013 - 18:11, said:

bronies
is a village located in poland




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