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McDondo #41 Posted Nov 17 2011 - 21:08

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How about

G.J. = Good/Great Job

I usually post that for scouts that managed to light up most of the enemy team and live to do it again several times during the game

Also, when the team is actually working together, with every tank performing their intended role!

Anyway, I've noticed that I tend to use it often and it didn't come to my mind that perhaps I was not being understood or worse, that I was trying to insult them :o

If that was the case, consider this my official and sincere apology :D

Treads_of_Fate #42 Posted Nov 20 2011 - 00:54

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I have a few suggestions which aren't abbreviations per se, but are parts of the lingo that some new players may not be able to easily figure out:

Easy8 = M4A3E8 Sherman... you have no idea how long it took me to figure out what the hell people were referring to with "easy8"

Jumbo (or sometimes Jumbo Sherman) = M4A3E2 Sherman

Scout = Generally any small, fast, easily hidden tank which takes up a forward position on the map to locate enemy targets for teammates

Flank = The act of maneuvering around the sides of an attacking force to get a better shot at their thinner armored sides and back

Light up = spotting an enemy tank so that he shows up, or "lights up" on the minimap for your teammates, this does NOT refer to the more traditional meaning of the term, which is to start shooting someone

That's all I got for now.  Good list, though you may want to check the whole thing again, there's a few repeats that could get removed/consolidated.

General534 #43 Posted Nov 26 2011 - 21:41

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R2D2: A small machinegun turret on some tanks, especially the M3 Lee and KV-5. Refers to the looks of Star Wars character droid R2D2 clinging on to the spacecraft or in this case, tank.

M_1A_1Riley #44 Posted Nov 27 2011 - 04:23

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View Postiamablocker, on Oct 16 2011 - 04:52, said:

some of my own:

Pz2/3A/3/4/NA : Panzer 2 / 3A / 3 / 4 / 38NA

P1/2 : Panther / Panther 2

JPz/P/gT : Jagdpanzer 4 / Jagdpanther / Jagdtiger

O704/212/261 | 704/212/261  : Object 704/212/261

TK: Team Kill/er

KT: King Tiger / Pzkfw VIb Tiger II / Tiger II


i likw theese, a bit to long for me in the middle of a battle

Baralis #45 Posted Dec 03 2011 - 00:29

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NS for Nice Shot

AL_Gascogne #46 Posted Dec 03 2011 - 10:42

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GLHF (Good Luck, Have Fun)

Nyx #47 Posted Dec 12 2011 - 23:32

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Great thread!

Schwarze_Raven #48 Posted Dec 13 2011 - 00:23

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Here's mine

R2D2: A weakspot found on the KV-5, named so due to it's likeness to the loveable Star Wars charachter.

B2: German Tier IV heavy Pz B2 740 (f)

Church: Churchill.

Val: Valentine

Boner: Another name for the S-51

School Bus: Nickname of the SU-14

Super-School Bus: Ob. 212

Mickey Mouse: T-29 with "Ears" turret

T-28/75 or T-28/85: T-28 with the 57mm or 85mm gun, respectively.

STFU: Obscenity fired at players attempting to play a "Team Game" as a "Team" Also a name of a Clan.

ThomasFranz67 #49 Posted Dec 13 2011 - 06:16

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View PostChrisMarsh, on Dec 13 2011 - 00:23, said:

Here's mine

R2D2: A weakspot found on the KV-5, named so due to it's likeness to the loveable Star Wars charachter.

B2: German Tier IV heavy Pz B2 740 (f)

Church: Churchill.

Val: Valentine

Boner: Another name for the S-51

School Bus: Nickname of the SU-14

Super-School Bus: Ob. 212

Mickey Mouse: T-29 with "Ears" turret

T-28/75 or T-28/85: T-28 with the 57mm or 85mm gun, respectively.

STFU: Obscenity fired at players attempting to play a "Team Game" as a "Team" Also a name of a Clan.



Did not know that last one although I've seen it ALOT (sadly). Well that clears things up a bit.
Thx

_Leo_Major #50 Posted Dec 13 2011 - 18:24

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actually LOL stands for 'lots of lunch' :P

_Leo_Major #51 Posted Dec 13 2011 - 18:31

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ooooh, i know one, F.T= fail team, ive heard it a few times.

EDIT: and FMT= f-ing medium tank, i got called that in my panzer IV once :(

hideandseek427 #52 Posted Dec 13 2011 - 20:04

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I found it funny when you said  GL HF a majority of mature players there are only a few Mature Players that I know exist.

floppytechie001 #53 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 12:16

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Another one:
Stop cap:refers to damaging a enemy tank that is within the friendly base circle to reset base capture points

Lol,i lost count how many times newbie players misunderstood this.Many times after hearing this,they move out of the ENEMY base circle and stop OUR capping points  :huh: .Other times,they call me a traitor and start shooting me   :blink:

This happens mostly in tier 1-3 matches   :D

EDIT:yeah,it took me a long time to figure out whta easy8 means too   :P

The_Dutch_Oven #54 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 12:40

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ROFLstomp.

lord_pillowpants #55 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 12:46

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one I like to use...


OTW   on the way    in case someone is spamming for help its alot easier for me to punch that in than "wait one second whilst I turn around this slow ass Ferdi/JagdTiger and make it gallop like a damn wounded draft animal in your general direction"

:)


Also every now and then I use "TO"

Table of Organization...basically the list of combatants on the board...you have the baddies TO and the green guys TO.

Tegratami #56 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 22:12

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One I don't see on the list is NERF. I'm guessing that means to soften or lessen the impact of. Am I correct?

Mi_Amore_Cadenza #57 Posted Dec 18 2011 - 06:29

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you missed one at least i didnt see it

NS = nice shot

Destro160 #58 Posted Dec 18 2011 - 06:49

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KK= Ok, not sure why its better then ok but see it some times.
JK= Just kidding
Sry= Sorry, usually after an accidental team hit.

halo_117 #59 Posted Dec 18 2011 - 06:51

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View PostSealteam6, on Oct 16 2011 - 02:31, said:

You forgot 2 more


"Bugger" is Aussie for "I need to change my shorts"

& one i dont understand is OP, what is OP, "the tank is OP, he's so OP, the thread starter is OP, I'm OP!" Whats OP?


For the forums it means "Original Poster".

Racked-I think we all know what this one means..

Sealteam6 #60 Posted Dec 18 2011 - 09:13

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View Posthalo_117, on Dec 18 2011 - 06:51, said:

For the forums it means "Original Poster".


Halo, I love you.....errrrr not in that way mate.....

That's the one I have been looking for, I was wondering why people would call a poster in the forums Over Powered lol.......
I can sleep tonight!

Cheers




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