Term Meaning AoE, AOE Age of Empires ES, Ensemble Ensemble Studios (they made the game, not Microsoft) HP Hit points (e. g. 120 for a Hoplite) Armor Defense against melee damage (see combat equation for more info) Piercing armor Defense against missile damage Missile weapons Archery range units, towers, Scout ship, War galley, Trireme Siege weapons/ships Siege Workshop units, Catapult Trireme, Juggernaught Melee/hand-to-hand units Barracks, Academy, Stable units (except War Elephant) Peons, Peasants Villagers Jugg Juggernaught Cat Catapult Dumbo, Phant War or food Elephant Hopper Academy unit (Hoplite) Compies Composite Bowmen Cav, Lone rangers Cavalry units Axer Axeman 1 o'clock
A practical way of telling the direction (invented by pilots). Imagine an analog watch over the map. You can thus easily tell which sector of the map you mean. By giving the distance to the center of the map, you can designate spots on the map easily and fairly accurate.
Tower: You have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!
Pilot: Give us another hint, we have digital watches!
Stonehenge Ruin :) Town Hall Town Center (Warcraft players know what a Town Hall is) Yard, Ship yard Dock Open? Ask this after entering the chat room to see whether you can play the game FFA Free for all (everyone vs everyone, no teams allowed with <4 players) DM Deathmatch co-op cooperative play (vs the computer, good for beginners) brb be right back (used in chat or when pausing the game) rtc return to chat (e. g. if someone has screwed up the settings or got disconnected) gg good game. You say this if you have lost a game and want to be nice ;) glgp "Good luck, going private". A way of reminding beginners to switch chat settings to allies (it is even more obsolete in FFA games) tvb "Top versus bottom": an easy way to arrange teams in a multiplayer game afk "Away from keyboard" lol Laughing out loud rotfl Rolling on the floor laughing cya see you CU L8R See you later
Thanks to Smog, ThumP, Ryan and AragornSr for helping me to complete this list.
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