Wesnoth Acronyms and Slang

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Use the following list to demystify the various (mostly wesnoth specific) acronyms you may run into at the forum.

Official Campaigns

  • EI - "The Eastern Invasion" (campaign name)
  • HttT - "Heir to the Throne" (campaign name)
    • BoP - "Bay of Pearls" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • DD - "Dwarven Doors" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • HotNE - "Home of the North Elves" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • IotD - "Isle of the Damned" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • RtW - "Return to Wesnoth" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • SoE - "Siege of Elensefar" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • SoF - "Scepter of Fire" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • TotC - "Test of the Clans" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
    • VoD - "Valley of Death" (scenario in "Heir to the Throne" campaign)
  • SG - "The South Guard" (campaign name)
  • TRoW - "The Rise of Wesnoth" (campaign name)
  • TB - "A Tale of Two Brothers" (campaign name)
  • UtBS - "Under the Burning Suns" (campaign name)

Unofficial Campaigns

  • FtF - "Flight to Freedom" (campaign name)
  • LoW - "Legends of Wesmere" (campaign name)
  • SE - "Saving Elensefar" (campaign name)
  • SoF - "Scepter of Fire" (campaign name)

Forum Language

  • 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. eg. You can create a unit ability yourself 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)
  • CVS - Old term for up-to-date Wesnoth: WesnothCVS
  • DA - Dark Adept (a unit from the Undead faction)
  • 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)
  • |HANE—EtH - Hexes Are Not Evil - Embrace the Hex
  • HAPMA - Hexes Are Possibly Miles Across - http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1882
  • HI - Heavy Infantryman (a unit from the Loyalist faction)
  • 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 - Movement Points
  • MP - Multiplayer
  • MoL - Mage of Light
  • 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
  • OT - Off Topic: can refer to either the forum (http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=11) or spam
  • 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. Reference 1 / Reference 2
  • RPG - Role Playing Game - 1) Wesnoth's experience system. 2) 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.
  • RtFM - Read the Manual
  • RTS - Real Time Strategy Game - not Wesnoth
  • SP - Single Player (Campaigns)
  • SVN - Term for up-to-date Wesnoth WesnothSVN (What_Is_SVN)
  • TBS - Turn Based Strategy Game - Wesnoth
  • ToD - Time of Day
  • TWP - The Wesnoth Philosophy: WesnothPhilosophy
  • UMC - User Made Campaign (any campaign not packaged with Wesnoth)
  • WC - Walking Corpses
  • 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 (A statement with a disclaimer on objectiveness)
  • LTNS - Long Time No See
  • OMG - Oh My God
  • OtOH - On the Other Hand (A contrast)
  • RotFL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing; also RoFL
  • RNG - Random Number Generator
  • NYSPoS - No, You Stupid Piece of **** (An impolite refutation hidden in an acronym)

See Also