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SCC

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Starsector Glossary
« on: January 15, 2022, 12:09:20 PM »

Q: Wait, this isn't in the alphabetical order! What do I do?
A: Hit Ctrl+F and let the computer search for you.

Starsector glossary:
   General:
      FF - Frigate
      DD - Destroyer
      CC - Console Commands mod (yes, there isn't really any agreed cruiser abbreviation)
      BC - Battlecruiser
      BB - Battleship

      CP - Command Points
      CR - Crew Readiness
      PPT - Peak Performance Time
      PD - Point Defence (both the skill and the category of weapons)

      LT - Low-tech
      ML - Midline
      HT - High-tech
   
   Factions:
      Heg - Hegemony
      PL - Persean League
      TT - Tri-Tachyon
      LC - Luddic Church
      LP - Luddic Path
      SD - Sindrian Diktat
      Indies - Independents
      
   Skills:
      Helmsmanship has no common abbreviation to my knowledge.
      CE - Combat Endurance.
      IM - Impact Mitigation
      DC - Damage Control
      FM - Field Modulation (rarely used)
      PD - Point Defence (both the skill and the category of weapons)
      TA - Target Analysis
      BM - Ballistic Mastery
      SE - Systems Expertise
      MS - Missile Specialisation
      
      Tactical Drills has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of TD.
      CM - Coordinated Manoeuvres
      WT - Wolfpack Tactics
      CT - Crew Training
      Fighter Uplink has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of FU.
      Carrier Group has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of CG.
      Officer Training has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of OT.
      Officer Management has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of OM.
      BotB - Best of the Best.
      SD - Support Doctrine
      
      Nav - Navigation
      Sensors has no common abbreviation.
      GI - Gunnery Implants
      EWM - Energy Weapons Mastery
      EW - Electronic Warfare
      Flux Regulations has no common abbreviation.
      Cybernetic Augmentation has no common abbreviation.
      NL - Neural Link
      AS - Automated Ships
      
      Bulk Transport has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of BT.
      Salvaging has no common abbreviation.
      Field Repairs has no common abbreviation.
      OE - Ordnance Expertise
      PA - Polarised Armour
      Containment Procedures has no common abbreviation.
      Makeshift Equipment has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of ME.
      Industrial Planning has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of IP.
      Derelict Operations has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of DO.
      Hull Restoration has no common abbreviation, even if we have the initialism of HR.
      
   Weapons:
      LAC - Light Autocannon
      LDAC, DLAC - Light Double Autocannon
      LAG - Light Assault Gun.
      HAC - Heavy Autocannon
      ACG - Assault Chaingun
      HVD - Hypervelocity Driver
      HAG - Haephestus Assault Gun
      
      AMB - Anti-matter Blaster
      PDL - PD Laser
      LRPD - Long Ranged PD Laser
      BPDL - Burst PD Laser
      HB - Heavy Blaster
      HIL - High Intensity Laser
      TL - Tachyon Lance
      APL - Autopulse Laser
      PC - Plasma Cannon
      
   Hullmods:
      SO - Safety Overrides (it's probably the most common abbreviation)
      AO - Advanced Optics
      ADF - Augmented Drive Field
      ATC - Advanced Targeting Core
      AWM - Armoured Weapon Mounts
      ARU - Automated Repair Unit
      BF - Ballistic Rangefinder
      CH - Converted Hangar
      DTC - Dedicated Targeting Core
      EDC - Expanded Deck Crew
      EO - Efficiency Overhaul
      Big Mags - Expanded Magazines
      EMR - Expanded Missile Racks
      IAM - Ill-Advised Modification
      MS - Militarised Subsystems
      MSG - Makeshift Shield Generator
      HBI - Heavy Ballistics Integration
      HS - Hardened Shields
      HSS - Hardened Subsystems
      HA - Heavy Armour
      HSA - High Scatter Amplifier
      IEA - Insulated Engine Assembly
      IPDAI - Integrated Point Defence AI
      ITU - Integrated Targeting Unit
      RBH - Reinforced Bulkheads
      SO - Safety Overrides
      RFC - Reinforced Flux Conduits
      UI - Unstable Injector
      

Grievous69

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Re: Starsector Glossary
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 12:12:55 PM »

Thank you for your service o7
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Re: Starsector Glossary
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 12:27:03 PM »

S.Ex. my favorite skill :P

edit: this was more funny when the OP had S.Ex. as an abbreviation of systems expertise
« Last Edit: February 15, 2022, 09:54:59 AM by intrinsic_parity »
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Re: Starsector Glossary
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2022, 02:38:47 AM »

Will be helpful after Starasector release to organise the community!
Wish there would be "auto tooltips" for such abbreviations so it could be both brief for veterans and clear for newbies.
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Re: Starsector Glossary
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2022, 11:32:43 AM »

      CC - Console Commands mod (yes, there isn't really any agreed cruiser abbreviation)      

Having spent some amount of time being terrible at Starfleet Battles (which borrows USN classifications iirc), I was always of the understanding that the generalised 'pennant' classification for cruisers was CA which stood for Cruiser Armoured, then got re-adopted later as the default 'Heavy' Cruiser.
With sub-variants of:
  • CL - Light Cruiser
  • CC - Command Cruiser
  • CV - Criuser aViation (aka carrier)
etc etc...

Big list of stuff here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_classification_symbol
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Re: Starsector Glossary
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2022, 11:56:56 AM »

And how many people in the community use that abbreviation?

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Re: Starsector Glossary
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2022, 05:37:24 PM »

I usually use FG, DD, CA, and Cap when I am shortening things. Not sure where I picked up FG from.
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