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Use the following list to demystify the various (mostly wesnoth specific) acronyms you may run into at the forum.
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== Names of Mainline Campaigns and Scenarios ==
*AoI      - "An Orcish Incursion"
*DiD      - "Descent into Darkness"
*EI      - "The Eastern Invasion"
*HttT    - "Heir to the Throne"
** BoP    - "Bay of Pearls"
** DD    - "Dwarven Doors"
** HotNE  - "Home of the North Elves"
** IotD  - "Isle of the Damned"
** RtW    - "Return to Wesnoth"
** SoE    - "Siege of Elensefar"
** SoF    - "Scepter of Fire"
** TotC  - "Test of the Clans"
** VoD    - "Valley of Death"
*NR      - "Northern Rebirth"
*SoF      - "Sceptre of Fire"
*SotBE    - "Son of the Black Eye"
*TB      - "A Tale of Two Brothers"
*THoT    - "The Hammer of Thurgasan"
*TRoW    - "The Rise of Wesnoth"
*TSG      - "The South Guard"
*UtBS    - "Under the Burning Suns"
== Unofficial Campaigns ==
*FtF      - "Flight to Freedom" (campaign name)
*IftU    - "Invasion from the Unknown" (campaign name)
*LoW      - "Legend of Wesmere" (campaign name)
*SE      - "Saving Elensefar" (campaign name)
== Unit Names ==
*bird    - usually Gryphon Rider/Master (knaglans), or occasionally a Falcon or Eagle Rider from the [[Extended Era]] Aragwaith and Kalifa factions.
*DA      - Dark Adept (undead)
*fish    - Merman (loyalists or rebels) or Naga Fighter (northerners)
*gunner  - Dwarvish Thunderer/Thunderguard/Dragonguard (knaglans)
*HI      - Heavy Infantryman (loyalists)
*MoL    - Mage of Light (loyalists or rebels)
*Ulf    - Dwarvish Ulfserker (knaglans)
*WC      - Walking Corpse (undead)
*zombie  - Walking Corpse
== Other, Wesnoth-specific ==
*AMLA    - After Maximum Level Advancement
*AoH    - Age of Heroes
*BfW    - Battle for Wesnoth (the name of the game)
*BWH    - Been suggested before.  We think it's a good idea.  Hope to add it eventually.
*CABD    - Can Already Be Done, e.g., you can already create custom unit abilities via WML.
*CtH    - Chance to Hit (also C2H)
*CtBH    - Chance to Be Hit (also C2BH)
*CtK    - Chance to Kill (also C2K)
*CtBK    - Chance to Be Killed (also C2BK)
*EP      - Elvish Pillager, moderator and great man :) at forum
*FoW    - Fog of War (i.e. fog)
*FFA    - Free For All (playing a map with >2 players without teams)
*FPI    - Frequently Posted Idea (read the [http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1158|FPI Post] from the Ideas Forum)
*HANE—EtH      - Hexes Are Not Evil - Embrace the Hex
*HAPMA  - Hexes Are Possibly Miles Across - http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1882
*HP      - Hit points
*IIRWIIR - It Is Ready When It Is Ready
*KISS    - Keep It Simple, Stupid: Applies to coding, not game rules (although indirectly it does): see [[WesnothPhilosophy]]
*MP      - Multiplayer or Movement Points
*N3T    - No 3-Teams; A belief stating that contests between three equal and opposing forces are inherently unbalanced
*OAB    - Options Are Bad; In reference to gameplay, not user interface options.  Mostly used by Turin. See also [[FrequentlyProposedIdeas]] (idea #1)
*OFWRA  - Old Flame War Revival Alert; In other words, we have discussed this before and have no interest in discussing it again, especially if it got ugly
* OOS - Out Of Synch - an error generated by Wesnoth.  OOS errors occur when game data for one player is different/incompatible from the others
* PoD    - Paths of Daggers, the name of a 2v2 multiplayer map.
*RiPLIB  - Reduction in Power when Levelling Is Bad: means that when a unit upgrades, at least one of its options should be strictly superior to the original unit. [http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1423 Reference 1] / [http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7205 Reference 2]
*RPG    - Role Playing Game - [http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4385 1)] Wesnoth's experience system. <nowiki>2)</nowiki> An "RPG-style" game on the MP server means the primary focus will be walking your leader-units through a scripted storyline involving map exploration and lots of WML.
*SLF    - [[StandardLocationFilter]]
*SP      - Single Player (Campaigns)
*SUF    - [[StandardUnitFilter]]
*ToD    - Time of Day
*TWP    - The Wesnoth Philosophy: [[WesnothPhilosophy]]
*UMC    - User Made Campaign or User Made Content (any add-on not packaged with Wesnoth)
*WICOT  - WML is capable of this (the requested feature is already possible to script, so no need to hard-code it in C++)
*WINR    - Wesnoth Is Not Realistic
*WIN_    - Wesnoth Is Not... (Warcraft, Lord of the Rings, medieval Europe, an RPG, a wargame, a war simulation, etc.)
*WML    - Wesnoth Markup Language: [[ReferenceWML]]
*XP      - Experience
*ZoC    - Zone of Control
== General Acronyms ==
*AFaICT  - As Far as I Can Tell (A statement with a disclaimer on truthfulness)
*AFaIK  - As Far as I Know (A statement with a disclaimer on truthfulness)
*AfK    - Away from the Keyboard
*ASaP    - As Soon as Possible
*BRB    - Be Right Back
*BtW    - By the Way (A statement with a disclaimer on relevance)
*EV      - Expected Value
*FYI    - For Your Information
*GtG    - Got to Go
*IIRC    - If I Recall Correctly (A statement with a disclaimer on truthfulness)
*IMHO    - In My Humble Opinion (A statement with a disclaimer on objectiveness)
*IMO    - In My Opinion
*LTNS    - Long Time No See
*OMG    - Oh My God
*OT      - Off Topic: can refer either to the forum category (http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=11) or to spam
*OtOH    - On the Other Hand (A contrast)
*RotFL  - Rolling on the Floor Laughing; also RoFL
*RNG    - Random Number Generator
*RtFM    - Read the F***ing Manual
*RTS    - Real Time Strategy Game - as opposed to a turn-based game like Wesnoth
*SVN    - Subversion -- the bleeding-edge up-to-the-minute current version of Wesnoth [[WesnothSVN]] ([[What_Is_SVN]])
*TBS    - Turn Based Strategy Game, like Wesnoth
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