Glossary

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A Glossary provides a list of terms and abbreviations unique to a game, group, or profession. The following is a list providing words commonly used in Star Sonata and their definitions.

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A

Adonis
First level of base gear to be considered serious.
Aggro
An AI ship that is aggressive to players of a certain level. It can also be used to describe an aggressive player, his slaves, bases, or his drones.

AI

(1) Any computer controlled object in the game, including ships, bases and drones. Sometimes called NPCs in other games.
(2) Astral Injection skill. A skill required to equip augmenters onto drones.
Argonaut
Second level of base gear from Adonis.
Aug
Abbreviated form of augmenter. Used as permanent enhancements to ships or bases.
AT
(1) Augmenter Tweaking, a skill which increases all stats on a player's augmenters by 2%.
(2) Astral Travel, a skill which defines how many jumps a player can autopilot.
ana
(1) Refers to Sniper Analysis, a subset of the Sniper class which builds over time while a target is selected, increasing several stats.

B

Base
A space station used for trading or construction. Sometimes player-owned. See: Station

C

Cap
(1) To capture a ship or base.
(2) Short for capacity.
(3) Short for Capacitor.

D

Destroyed
(1) Used to describe a base, drone, fighter, missile, or slave that has been killed beyond recovery.
(2) Used to describe a destroyed base that can be recovered using a repair kit, or a player ship that has been destroyed and enters into stasis.
Note: Destroyed slaves without stasis generators are irrecoverable, as are all drones, fighters, and missiles.
Drone
An autonomous attack platform. Requires the Drone Deployment skill to use.
DD
(1) Short for Death Debt.
(2) Short for Drone Deployment.
DM
Short for Drone Master. A secondary skill providing bonuses in drone deployment.
DWO
(1) Short for Death Warmed Over, a long range, non-tracking fire-based weapon.
(2) Short for DeathWarmedOver, a retired player. Lead the Capitalists and became an Emperor.
DHO
Short for Death Heated Over. Weapon similar to Death Warmed Over.
Drag
Using a tractor to pull a ship or base. Sometimes the maneuver is used to speed a ship up.
DS
Short for Death Striker, a rare, powerful, and high-tech ship.
DPS
Damage Per Second. Used to measure the amount of damage a weapon can deal per second.
DPE
Damage Per Energy. Ratio describing how much damage a weapon does per unit of energy used.

E

EPS
Energy Per Second. Describes how much energy a weapon can use per second. Also can describe how much an energy source regenerates per second. See Also: Regen
EXP
Experience Points.

F

F1, F2, F3, Etc...
Highly sought after "Faranji" alien energy source. The higher the number, the more powerful the energy is. The full names are Faranji Energy 1, Faranji Energy 2, and so forth.
F2P
Free to Play. Used to describe an account that is not subscribed to the game.

G

Gimmo
Short for Great Immolation, a short-ranged heat weapon that causes some damage to the user when fired.
GnT, GaT
Abbreviation of "Give and Take". A rare shield.

I

Incin
Short for Incineration, a short-ranged self-damaging heat weapon.
Immo
Short for Immolation, a short-ranged self-damaging heat weapon.
Item Form
Used to describe a ship that behaves like an item. Ships in item form take up space, have weight, and can be placed into inventories. When a ship in item form is sold through a player base, it becomes a full ship and leaves item form. Ships which are built from blueprints come as items. A ship that is not in item form can be made an item by submitting a Support Ticket and paying a fee.

J

Jump
To travel between galaxies using a gate.
Jump Gate
A connection between two star systems. Different color jump gates designate the Warp skill needed to use that gate.

L

LC
(1) Light Commerce, a player owned team.
(2) Love Cylinder. Medium range, tracking surgical weapon.

M

MisD
Short for Misdirection. A highly sought after shield with a high rate of regeneration.
MF
Short for Multifiring. A secondary skill that allows a player to fire multiple weapons at once.
MFM
Short for Merchant Fleet Mastery. A secondary skill that allows for large hulls on slaves.

N

Noob, Newb, Choob, Etc...
Used to describe a new player. Oftentimes the word carries a negative connotation. Sometimes used as a synonym to acting childish.

O

OS
(1) Overloader Stable. (See: Overloaders)
(2) Over Sized.
OHL
Open Heart Laser. Medium range, beam-style surgical weapon.
Oly
(1) Olympus. (See: Olympus)

P

PC
(1) Prismatic Conversion. Used in conjunction with a radiation weapon to capture AI ships. A projectile from the weapon is a short-ranged, small, slow-moving red sphere.
(2) Price Check.
Pill Box
Synonym for drone.
PM
Private Message. To PM someone means to open a private chat channel with them using the `/w command. A PM is the conversation held within that channel.
Pod
Short for escape pod.
Podded
(1) To be killed while in pod form.
(2) To be ejected from a ship inside a pod.
Prom
Short for Promethium. An important commodity used for some skills and blueprints.
Prom Sun
A sun with asteroids where Fermium can be mined for conversion into Promethium.
PtE
Poseidon the Earthshaker, an augmenter.
P2P
Pay to Play. Used to describe a player or account who has purchased a subscription.

R

Rats
Short for Rations. Used on bases to feed colonies and workers. Made from Space Oats.
Regen
(1) Synonym for EPS.
(2) Synonym for SPS.
(3) "To regen." Used to describe the process of one's shield or energy bank recharging.

S

Slave

A semi-autonomous ship controlled by a player. Requires the skill "Remote Control".
(*) "To be slaved." Used to describe the process of creating a slave. See also: Capping
SM
(1) Short for Station Management. Skill needed to make bases.
(2) Short for Slave Mastery. Secondary skill that increases the effectiveness of slaves.
(3) Short for Station Mastery. Trade skill that increases the effectiveness of a player's stations.
SP
Skill Points. Skill Points are necessary to acquire skills and are earned through gaining Experience. Once a player has earned enough Experience, his Experience Points are reset to 0 and he advances a level. 5 Skill Points are awarded each level.

T

Trag
Traginium. Very rare mineral used for obtaining further levels of Remote Control in Serpica.

W

Warp
(1) Short for Warp Navigation, a skill that determines what level of star systems a player can enter.
(2) Synonymous to Jump.
Warp Gate
Synonymous to Jump Gate.



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