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Commonly Used Acronyms in the Civ Community

Discussion in 'Article Comments' started by Thunderfall, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Oct 25, 2000
    A new book entry has been added:

    [drupal=7]Commonly Used Acronyms in the Civ Community[/drupal]

  2. AnitaGaribaldi

    AnitaGaribaldi Warlord

    Jan 27, 2007
    I missed one acronym: DoW. I cannot add it myself because I can grasp its meaning (something about declaring war) but I don't know for what it stands for.
  3. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

    Apr 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    DoW = Declaration of War

    I would also suggest adding,

    SE = Specialist Economy
    CE = Cottage Economy
  4. Ginger_Ale

    Ginger_Ale Lurker Retired Moderator

    Jul 23, 2004
    Red Sox Nation
  5. Loknar

    Loknar Chieftain

    Sep 9, 2006
    I think WFYABTA should be included too, e.g.:

    WFYABTA - Unwillingness of an AI to trade techs due to previous tech trades ("We fear you are becoming too advanced")
  6. plasmacannon

    plasmacannon Emperor

    May 5, 2010
    Orlando, Florida
  7. ILLokano

    ILLokano Chieftain

    Mar 20, 2009
    what does DP mean (civ IV wise)? Does it mean Declaration of peace? There are some terms which I still don't know the meaning(like abbreviations of all the leaders would be nice i.e. Monty=Montezuma, GK=Genghis Khan, Ham=Hammurabi etc.( an up-to-date version would be greatly appreciated.:thumbsup:)
  8. Ataxerxes

    Ataxerxes Deity

    Jul 29, 2009
    I believe DP means Defensive Pact. I know it doesn't mean Declaration of Peace. Also, 'Mids means Pyramids.

    Here's some of the CivIV leaders off the top of my head

    Spoiler :
    Montezuma - Monty
    Hammurabi - Hammy
    Charlemagne - Burger King (that one you need)
    Ramses - Ram
    Hatchepsut - Hatty
    Mansa Musa - MM
    Ragnar - Rags
    Kublai Khan - KK
    Suryavaraman - Sury, Space Alien (ever look at him)
    Catherine - Cathy, REX Queen
    Roosevelt - Roosy
    Washington - GW
    Isabella - Izzy (my favorite neighbor)
    Napoleon - Nappy
    Tokugawa - Toku
    Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzy
    Victoria - Vicky
    Huayna Capac - The Cheesemeister (some players won't play him, he's so good)

    I sympathize. There are so many acronyms for leaders even that you just have to jump in. You can ask if somebody comes up with Chicken Pizza (Chichen Itza). Some may have two. SE can either mean Specialist Economy or Space Elevator. Context matters. Even more, certain posters have their own acronyms. TMIT use of "Broken" may confuse you the first couple of times he uses it. I use "Full Basket of Fruit" to refer to Monty and one of the RFC guides calls Mansa "The Great African Tech Whore" without saying who it is. It's assumed 90% of the posters will know but it makes it hard for the 10%. AI's can be described by an attribute of theirs, like Mansa.

    This is true of a lot of hobbies. I play competitive Bridge and some of the discussions there are even worse. Terms like Endplay, Strip, Squeeze, Throw-in have all been misinterpreted as somewhat improper terms by new players.
  9. Olson

    Olson Warlord

    May 5, 2013
    Long Island, NY
    Civ Acronyms

    AA-Ancient age / anti-aircract
    Agg - Aggressive
    AH - Animal Husbandry
    AI - Artificial Intelligence, computer player
    AL - Assembly Line
    Alex - Alexander
    AP - Apostolic Palace
    AW- Angkor Wat / Always War
    Axe(s) - axeman

    Barbs - Barbarians
    Beeline - Researching towards a particular technology
    BFC - Big Fat Cross, the 20 workable squares of a city
    BPT - Beakers Per Turn
    BTS - Beyond the Sword (the second Civ4 expansion)
    BW - Bronze Working

    C3C - Civ3: Conquests expansion pack (the second Civ3 expansion, also includes all of PTW)
    CIV - Civilization IV
    C4Col - Colonization (2008 version)
    C4W - Civ4 Warlords expansion

    Cat - Catapult
    Cavs - Cavalry
    CB - crossbow (see ‘xbow’)
    CE - Cottage Economy
    CG - City Garrison
    Chokos - Cho-Ko-Nus
    chop rush - cutting down trees to rush production
    CIC - Civ2 Conflicts in Civilization expansion
    Civ - Civilization
    CivRev - Civilization Revolution
    CE - Cottage Economy
    Col - Colonization (the 1994 or 2008 version)
    CoL - Code of Laws
    CPT - Culture per Turn
    CR - City Raider
    Cre - Creative
    CS - Civil Service
    CS Slingshot: Building the Oracle to select Civil Service as a free tech
    CTP - Activision's Call to Power
    Culture Bomb: using a Great Artist to create a Great Work in a city near another civ’s border

    Demo - Democracy Game
    DoF - Declaration of Friendship
    DoI - Declaration of Independence
    DoW - Declaration of War
    DP - Defensive Pact
    DR - Divine Right

    EE - Espionage Economy
    Exp - Expansive

    FM - Free Market
    FE - Food Economy
    FF - Founding Father
    FFA - Free For All
    FFH: Fall From Heaven (popular CivIV mod)
    Fin - Financial
    Flip - Cultural conversion
    FP - Forbidden Palace OR Flood plain
    FR - Free Religion
    Fred / Freddy - Frederick the Great (Germany)
    FS - Free Speech
    FW - Civ2 Fantastic Worlds expansion

    GA - Golden Age / Great Artist
    GE - Great Engineer
    GL - Great Leader OR Great Library
    GLH - Great Lighthouse
    GG - Great General
    GM - Great Merchant
    GOTM - Game of the Month
    GOTW - Game of the Week
    Gov - Government
    GPT - Gold per Turn
    GP - Great People / Great Prophet
    GP Farm - Specialized city intended to generate Great People as quickly as possible.
    GPP - Great People Points
    GPP/t - Great People Point per Turn
    GPro Great Prophet
    Gren(s) - Grenadier
    GS - Great Scientist / Great Spy
    GW - Great Wall / Great Work

    Hatty - Hatshepsut (Egypt)
    HBR - Horse Back Riding (technology)
    HE - Heroic Epic
    HOF - Hall of Fame
    HP - Hit Point
    HR - Hereditary Rule
    HRE - Holy Roman Empire
    Hydra - possessing multiple religious Shrines in the same city (one head per shrine).

    IA - Industrial Age
    ICS - Infinite City Sprawl
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    Ind - Industrious
    IW - Iron Working
    IW - Iron Works
    Izzy - Isabella

    JAG - Jaguar Warrior

    LB - Longbow / Liberty Bell
    Lbow - Longbow
    Lit - Literature
    Lizzy - Elizabeth
    LSM - Longswordsman
    Lux - Luxury resource

    MA - Middle Age / Modern Age / Modern Armor
    Mace - maceman
    MC - Metal Casting
    MDI - Medieval Infantry
    Merc - mercantilism
    MG - machine gun
    MGE - Civ2 Multiplayer Gold Edition
    MGL - Military Great Leader
    MI - Mechanized Infantry
    Milking - The tedious art of score maximization
    MM - Mass Media
    Monty - Montezuma (Aztec)
    MOO - Masters of Orion
    MOW - Mounted Oscillating War/Man-o-War
    MP - Multiplayer/Military Police/Mass Production
    MPP - Mutual Protection Pact
    MT - Military Tradition
    MTDG - Multi-Team Democracy Game

    Nappy - Napoleon
    Nat’l - Nationalism
    NES - Never Ending Story
    NOW - Non-oscillating war
    NOT - No Optional Techs

    OB - Open Borders
    OCC - One City Challenge
    *CC - * City challenge, where * is a number
    OCP - Optimal City Placement
    OR - Organize Religion
    Org - Organized
    OT - Off topic

    PA - Permanent Alliance
    Pac - Pacifism
    Phants - War Elephants
    Phi - Philosophical
    Philo - Philosophy
    Poly - Polytheism
    pop - Population
    pop rush - rushing a project by reducing city population
    PP - Printing Press
    Praets - Praetorians
    Prats - Praetorians
    PTW - Civ3: Play the World expansion pack (the first Civ3 expansion)

    Rax - Barracks
    rep hit - Reputation hit
    RCP - Ring City Placement
    REF - Royal Expeditionary Force
    rel - religion
    Rep - Representation
    REX - Rapid Early eXpansion / Rapid EXpansion
    RFC - Rhye's and Fall of Civilization
    RL - Real life (as opposed to Civ life)
    RNG - Random Number Generator
    RoN - Rise of Nations
    ROP - Right of Passage
    ROP Rape - Using a Right of Passage agreement to sneak attack your enemy.
    rush = very early attack

    SciMeth - Scientific Method
    SE - Specialist Economy
    SG - Succession Game
    SGL - Scientific Great Leader
    SHOF - Scenario Hall of Fame
    SMAC - Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    SMAX - Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire
    SOD / SoD- Stack of Doom
    SOL / SoL - Statue of Liberty or Ship of the Line
    SOP - Standard operating procedure
    SoZ - Statue of Zeus
    SP - State Property
    Spi - Spiritual
    SPT - Shields per turn
    SS - Space Ship
    SW - Small Wonder
    Swords - swordsman

    TE - Trade Economy
    Tech Whore - an AI Leader with a technology obsession (ie.C4’s Mansa Musa)
    Theo - Theology/Theocracy
    ToA - Temple of Artemis
    ToE - Theory of Evolution
    ToG - Theory of Gravity
    Toku - Tokugawa (Japan)
    TOT - Civ2 Test of Time
    Trebs - Trebuchet

    UB - Unique Building, Civ-specific building
    UCC - Ultimate Classic Collection, European version of Civ2 MGE
    US - Universal Suffrage
    UU - Unique Units, Civ-Specific Units

    Vanilla - Refers to the plain version of the game, w/o expansion packs.
    VC - victory condition
    Vicky - Victoria (England)
    VP - Victory Point
    VPL - Victory Point Location

    WE - Wonder Economy
    WFYABTA - We Fear You Are Becoming Too Advanced!
    WHEOOHRN - We have enough on our hands right now

    Whip/Whipping - rush build using city population (under Despotism and Communism governments in Civ3, under Slavery civic in Civ4)

    WLTKD - We love the king day
    WoW - Wonder of the World
    WP - West Point
    WW - War Weariness

    Xbow - Crossbow
    XP - Experience Points (for military units)

    ZOC / ZoC - Zone of Control

    Game Title Abbreviations

    Col - Colonization (either the 1994 or 2008 version)
    CivRev - Civilization Revolution
    BTS - Beyond the Sword (the second Civ4 expansion)
    PTW - Civ3: Play the World expansion pack (the first Civ3 expansion)
    C3C - Civ3: Conquests expansion pack (the second Civ3 expansion, also includes all of PTW)
    CIC - Civ2 Conflicts in Civilziation expansion
    CIV - Civilization IV
    C4W - Civ4 Warlords expansion
    FW - Civ2 Fantastic Worlds expansion
    MGE - Civ2 Multiplayer Gold Edition
    UCC - Ultimate Classic Collection, European version of Civ2 MGE
    CTP - Activision's Call to Power
    MOO - Master of Orion
    RON - Rise of Nations
    TOT - Civ2 Test of Time
    SMAC - Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    SMAX - Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire

    ISDG Jargon

    CFC - Civilization Fanatics Center
    CDZ - Civilization Dual Zone
    CGN - Civilization Gaming Network
    C3B - Civ3Brasil
    PAL - People's Army of the Lader
    GWT - German Webring Team
    APO/'poly= Apolyton
    CDG - Creative Design Group
    GCA - Gamecatcher Alliance
    CoIA - Counsel of Internal Affairs
    CoMA - Counsel of Military Affairs
    CoFA - Counsel of Foreign Affairs
    JotC - Justice of the Court
    MSDG - Multi-Site Democracy Game (Generally used to describe the PTW one)
    ISDG - Intersite Democracy Game (Generally used to describe the C3C one)

    General Internet Acronyms

    AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    AFK - Away From Keyboard
    AKA - Also Known As
    ASAP - As Soon As Possible
    BBL - Be Back Later
    BRB - Be Right Back
    BTW - By The Way
    E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo
    FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
    IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
    IRC - Internet Relay Chat
    IMHO, IMO - In My (Humble) Opinion
    J/K - Just Kidding
    LOL - Laughing Out Loud
    NG - Newsgroup
    OTOH - On The Other Hand
    PBEM - Play By E-Mail (form of multiplayer gaming)
    POV - Point Of View
    RTFM - Read The [Flamin'] Manual!
    ROTFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
    LMAO - Laughing My Arse Off
    YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
    TTFN - Ta ta For Now
    TTYL - Talk To You Later
    WYSIWYG - What You See IS What You Get
  10. Olson

    Olson Warlord

    May 5, 2013
    Long Island, NY
    I took the original list and added non-duplicating suggestions from the thread. Perhaps someone would replace the original list with the one above? Thanks.

    CELTICEMPIRE Zulu Conqueror

    Aug 5, 2010
    Eastern Kentucky
    You should add Rammy for Ramkhamhaeng (Siam Civ V).
  12. Olson

    Olson Warlord

    May 5, 2013
    Long Island, NY

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