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As StarCraft pertains to the internet gaming subculture, gamers and patrons use some unique words and to describe things, situations, and events. Often it is used to shorten and acronym words so that a message can be delivered more easily and rapidly. This list includes terms unique to StarCraft utilized by its gamers and excludes common internet slang (such as noob, lol, ownage, etc.)


Directory: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


#Edit

  • 1-12 - Numbers given like on a clock to state the enemy position
  • XvX / XvsX - (X = player number on team. E.g, [X = 3, 3v3])
  • X's - XvX
  • X before building (E.g. 8 sd 10 rax) - Order in build

AEdit

  • ac - Allied chat
  • ac on - Ally Chat your teammate(s)
  • apm - Actions per minute
  • arb - Arbiter
  • arc - Archon
  • av - Allied victory
  • ae - Allied end

BEdit

CEdit

  • cc - Command center
  • cannon - Photon cannon
  • cannon rush - Building a number of photon cannon close to or in the enemy base
  • car - Carrier
  • ceptor - Interceptor
  • chargelot - Zealots with the "Charge" upgrade
  • cheese - any kind of early all-in attack or proxy that will either win the game or lose the game
  • choke - the narrow entrance to ones base
  • chon - Archon
  • compstomp - A game name to describe a situation where the human players outnumber and are against the computer player(s) for easy wins
  • cr - Cannon Rush
  • crackling - Zergling with both spawning pool upgrades
  • cyc - Cyclone

DEdit

  • D - Defense
  • da - Dark archon
  • Deathball - a cluster of a nearly unstoppable army
  • def - Defense / Defiler
  • depot - Supply depot
  • detect - Detector
  • dra - Hydralisk
  • drop - The act of a shuttle, dropship, or overlord (or warp prism, overlord or medivac in StarCraft II} unloading units inside an opponents base, mainly to get one's mins.
  • dt - Dark templar
  • Doom Drop - Special type of drop in which a zerg player loads 50-60 zerglings/cracklings inside 8-9 overlords, then performs the drop
  • dd - Don't die
  • dl - Download - Referring to downloading a map in a game

EEdit

FEdit

GEdit

  • gas - Vespene gas
  • gate - Gateway
  • GG - A term meaning "Good Game" it usually means surrender in StarCraft tournaments.
  • gold - Gold Minerals
  • gols - Goliaths
  • goon - Dragoon
  • gosu - God Of StarCraft Universe, someone very good
  • guards - Guardians
  • gl hf - good luck have fun (typically said at match start)

HEdit

  • haluc - Halucination
  • hasu - StarCraft player of below-average skill.
  • hatch - Hatchery
  • ht/High Temp/HT/Temp High templar
  • high yield - Gold Minerals
  • hydra - Hydralisk

LEdit

MEdit

NEdit

  • natural/nat - Closest expansion to a player's main
  • noob - Unskilled StarCraft player
  • nrX - No Rush X Minutes (X can be mm [map max])
  • nuke - A nuclear missile / Nuclear strike
  • nuker - ghost
  • nydus - Nydus worm

OEdit

  • obs/obz - Observer. Can refer to the actual unit (can be extended to include any detector) or a player observer who spectates on a game without participating.
  • op - Over powered
  • orb - Orbital command
  • ore - Minerals
  • ovie - Overlord
  • oj - Orange (color)

PEdit

  • p - Protoss
  • PF - Planetary fortress
  • pool - Spawning pool
  • port - Starport
  • power play - build an army and get all updates then attack
  • pp - pause please (request made to another player or observer)
  • prox - Constructing production structures close to the enemy's base
  • pub - Noob
  • Purp - The player color purple
  • PvP - Commonly used in internet gaming to refer to a 'Player vs. Player' situation. More commonly used in StarCraft to refer to a protoss vs. protoss game or a Pick vs Pick game
  • Ppl - People, mostly used in Roleplaying Maps
  • PvT - Protoss vs. Terran
  • PvZ - Protoss vs. Zerg

REdit

  • ran - Terran
  • rax - Barracks
  • rine - Marine
  • rine whore - someone who masses only marines
  • rj - Rejoin
  • rm/re - Remake
  • robo - Robotics facility
  • rvr - Random vs Random
  • rp - A Roleplaying map
  • rush - Attack as soon as possible

SEdit

TEdit

  • t - Terran / "top" in a shared base map (Such as Zero Clutter)
  • timing push/timing attack - Building a force to attack the enemy at a specific planned time
  • toss - Protoss
  • tower - xel'naga tower
  • town hall - Command Center/Hatchery/Nexus
  • turtle - Building up forces for a large portion of the game without engaging the opponent
  • TvB - Top v/s Bottom, a gametype.
  • TvZ - Terran vs Zerg
  • TvP - Terran vs Protoss

UEdit

VEdit

WEdit

  • wall - Using structures to block the entrance to a base
  • west - USWest
  • wm - Widow mine
  • worker - Any basic worker unit
  • WP - Well played. Often said before the end of a good match.

ZEdit

  • z - Zerg
  • zling / ling - Zergling
  • zlot / lot / zeal / zs - Zealot
  • ZvT - Zerg vs Terran
  • ZvP - Zerg vs Protoss

ReferencesEdit

Lylirra. 2010-07-22. In the Vernacular: Learning the Language of StarCraft, Part 1. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-23.

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