Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Greetings all, I would like you all as a community to help me compile a list of all of the Acronyms & Contractions in STO and also help me find out what they mean, I am aware of the meanings of some of the common STO Acronyms & Contractions, but not all.


Star Trek Online Acronyms & Contractions.


Abilities (General and Effects):

AoE - Area of Effect

DoT - Damage over Time

DpS - Damage per Second

EM - Evasive Maneuvers

FI - Full Impulse

HoT - Healing over Time

OP - Over Powered

PBAoE - Point Blank Area of Effect

TW - Transwarp


Abilities (Engineering):

EPtW = Emergency Power to Weapons

EPtS = Emergency Power to Shields

EPtE = Emergency Power to Engines

EPtA = Emergency Power to Auxiliary


Abilities (Science):

MES - Mask Energy Signature

SNB - Sub-Nucleonic Beam

TkR / TR - Tykens Rift

TyB / TB - Tachyon Beam

TtB / TB - Tractor Beam

VrM / VM - Viral Matrix


Abilities (Tactical):

APA - Attack Pattern Alpha (Tactical Captain Ability)

APB - Attack Pattern Beta

APO - Attack Pattern Omega

BO / BeamO - Beam Overload

BFI - Brace For Impact

CRF - Cannons: Rapid Fire

FaW - Beams: Fire At Will

HYT - High Yield Torpedoes

TS / TorpS - Torpedo: Spread


Chat and Forums:

ATM - At The Moment

BBQ - Barbecue

BO / BOff - Bridge Officer

BoE - Bind on Equip (Refering to Specific Items)

BoPu - Bind on Pickup (Refering to Specific Items, Changed from BoP to BoPu so not to be confused with the Bird of Prey)

BRB - Be Right Back

DIACF - Die in a Chemical Fire

DIAF - Die in a Fire

DXP - Diplomatic Experience Points

FYI - For Your Information

HBY - He's Behind You

HUD - Head Up Display

IIRC - If I Recall Correctly

IMO - In My Opinion

IP - Intellectual Property (STO) / Internet Protocol (Common to 21st Century Internet Users)

L2P - Learn to Play

LLAP - Live Long, and Prosper

LoL - Laugh out Loud

LY - Light Year

Mish - Mission

Newb / Newbie - New Player Unfamiliar with Protocols (Nice Version)

Noob / Nub - New Player Unfamiliar with Protocols (Bad Version)

NZ - Neutral Zone

OP - Original Post / Original Poster

P&LL - Peace and Long Life

P2SP - Post to See Posts

PUG - Pick Up Group

QFE - Quoted for Emphasis

QFT - Quoted for Truth or Topic

qq / QQ - Kind of like 2 eyes with Teardrops coming out (Logographic not Phonetic)

RoFL - Roll on Floor Laughing

RrB - Restroom Break

RoA - Rules of Acquisition

STF - Special Task Force.

TBA - To Be Announced

TBC - To Be Confirmed

TBD - To Be Determined

TBH - To Be Honest

TL;DR - Too Long, Didn't Read

TL;DC - Too Long, Don't Care

UGC - User generated Content

WC - Wrong Chat / Wrong Channel

WiS - Where is Sulu

WZ - War Zone


Docks, Outposts, Ships, Starbases and Stations:

BoP - Bird of Prey (Ship Class)

DS9 - Deep Space Nine (Location: Bajor Sector, Beta Ursae Sector Block)

ESD - Earth Space Dock (Location: Sol System, Vulcan Sector, Sirius Sector Block)

IKS - Imperial Klingon Ship

K7 - Deep Space Station K-7 (NCC-K7) (Location: Aldebaran Sector, Eta Eridani Sector Block)

KBoP - Klingon Bird of Prey (Ship Class)

MemA - Memory Alpha (Location: Taneebia Sector, Alpha Centauri Sector Block)

NCC (Created by Designer Matt Jefferies) - Officially No Canon Meaning, the Soft Canon meaning is Naval Construction Contract (from a Diane Carey novel entitled Star Trek: Best Destiny)

RBoP - Romulan Bird of Prey (Ship Class)

SB24 - Starbase 24 (Currently Undersiege, you can not Dock Here) (Location: Orion Sector, Sirius Sector Block)

SB39 - Starbase 39 (Location: Sierra System, Sierra Sector, Alpha Centauri Sector Block)

SB114 - Starbase 114 (Currently Mission Only, you can not Dock Here) (Location: Celes System, Celes Sector, Regulus Sector Block)

USS - United Star Ship


Factions:

CU - The Cardassian Union

FA - The Ferengi Alliance

KIE - The Klingon Imperial Empire

RSE - The Romulan Star Empire

UFP - The United Federation of Planets


Fleet Actions:

BD - Big Dig (Location: Hyralan Sector, Psi Velorum Sector Block)

BtP - Breaking the Planet (Location: Laurentian System, Xarantine Sector, Pi Canis Sector Block)

CE - Crystalline Entity (Location: Taneebia Sector, Alpha Centauri Sector Block)

DS9 - Deep Space Nine (Location: Bajor Sector, Beta Ursae Sector Block)

DSE - Deep Space Encounter (Location: Variable)

KSF - Klingon Scout Force (Location: Laurentian System, Xarantine Sector, Pi Canis Sector Block)

SB24 - Starbase 24 (Currently Undersiege, you can not Dock Here) (Location: Orion Sector, Sirius Sector Block)


Game Modes:

FvF - Federation vs Federation

FvK - Federation vs Klingon

KvK - Klingon vs Klingon

PvE - Player vs Envoroment

PvP - Player vs Player


Game Types:

MMO - Massively Multiplayer Online game

MMORPG - Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game

RPG - Role Playing Game

Sim - Simulation / Simulator

TPS - Third-Person Shooter


Organizations:

KDF - Klingon Defense Force

S31 - Section 31


Planetary Structures:

CRC - Communications Research Center

FC - Federation Council

SA - Starfleet Academy

SH - Starfleet Headquarters

SM - Starfleet Medical

SMA - Starfleet Medical Academy

VSA - Vulcan Science Academy


Starfleet Operations Divisions:

CoE - Corps of Engineers

JAG - Judge Advocate General's Corps / Judge Advocate General


Starfleets Commisioned Officer Ranks (In Order of Rank):

ENS - Ensign

LTJG - Lieutenant Junior Grade

LT - Lieutenant

LCDR - Lieutenant Commander / Lt. Commander

CDR - Commander

CAPT - Capitan

FCAPT - Fleet Captain (Honorary Title and not a Rank)

DD - Deputy Director (Officer Posistion used in Starfleet Intelligence / Section 31 and not a Rank)

CDRE - Commodore (This Rank is equal to the Rank of RDML - Rear Admiral (Lower Half))

RDML - Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (This Rank is equal to the Rank of CDRE - Commodore)

RADM - Rear Admiral (Upper Half)

VADM - Vice Admiral

ADM - Admiral

FADM - Fleet Admiral


Starfleets Non-Commisioned Officer Ranks (In Order of Rank):

RC - Recruit

CREW - Crewman / Crewperson / Crewmember

CREW3 - Crewman / Crewperson / Crewmember (3rd Class, 1st Year of Service)

CREW2 - Crewman / Crewperson / Crewmember (2nd Class, 2nd Year of Service)

CREW1 - Crewman / Crewperson / Crewmember (1st Class, 3rd Year of Service)

PO - Petty Officer

PO3 - Petty Officer (3rd Class) / Yeoman (3rd Class)

PO2 - Petty Officer (2nd Class) / Specialist (2nd Class)

PO1 - Petty Officer (1st Class) / Technician (1st Class)

CPO - Chief Petty Officer

SCPO - Senior Chief Petty Officer / Senior Chief Specialist

MCPO - Master Chief Petty Officer


Starfleets Officer Candidate Ranks (In Order of Rank):

MIDN / CDT - Midshipman / Cadet

CDT4 - Cadet (4th Class, 1st Year Student)

CDT3 - Cadet (3rd Class, 2nd Year Student)

CDT2 - Cadet (2nd Class, 3rd Year Student)

CDT1 - Cadet (1st Class, 4th Year Student)


Titles not Associated with Starfleet:

MACO - Military Assault Command Operations


Tier 1 Tribbles:

Dot - Dotson

Spa - Sparkes

Stl - Stahl


Tier 2 Tribbles:

Sus - Susilo

Tho - Thompson

Vit - Vitales


Tier 3 Tribble:

Tuf - Tuffli


Tier 4 Tribbles:

Hen - Henry

Jas - Jasperson

Mcc - Mccarry

Nix - Nix

Riv - Rivera


Tier 5 Tribbles:

Cav - Cavallaro

Dea - Deangelo

How - Howe

Stc - Stacy


Tier 6 Tribbles:

Mat - Mattson

Ric - Ricossa


Tier 7 Tribbles:

Dax - Daxter

Gri - Griffis

Hig - Highison

Vel - Velasquez


Tier 8 Tribbles:

Nie - Nielson

Yu - Yu

Zinc - Zinc


TV Series & Film:

DS9 - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

ENT - Enterprise

ST09 - Star Trek (2009)

STI / TMP - Star Trek: The Motion Picture

STII / TWoK- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

STIII / TSfS- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

STIV / TVH- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

STV / TFF - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

STVI / TUC- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

STVII / Gen - Star Trek VII: Generations

STVIII / FC - Star Trek VIII: First Contact

STIX / Ins- Star Trek IX: Insurrection

STX / Nem - Star Trek X: Nemesis

TAS - Star Trek: The Animated Series

TNG - Star Trek: The Next Generation

TOS - Star Trek (The Original Series)

VOY - Star Trek: Voyager


This Database of Acronyms & Contractions is the result of the combined efforts from all of the posters in this thread, thank you all for your contributions!

Please Post any information you have on STO Acronyms & Contractions in this thread and also, if I have made any mistakes, please let me know, thank you.
Lt. Commander
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# 2
02-20-2010, 07:43 AM
AoE= Area of Effect, normally refers to attacks that cause damage within an area rather than towards a specific target.
DpS: Damage per second.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
02-20-2010, 07:43 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alecto View Post

AoE - ?
DPS - ?
I've always been under the impression DPS is Damager Per Second.

AoE? Age of Empires? I don't know.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
02-20-2010, 07:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempeste
AoE= Area of Effect, normally refers to attacks that cause damage within an area rather than towards a specific target.
DpS: Damage per second.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bapaveza View Post
I've always been under the impression DPS is Damager Per Second.
Thank you for your contribution, I have updated the OP with the New Information.
Lt. Commander
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# 5
02-20-2010, 07:57 AM
These are common terms and can be looked up at http://mmoterms.com
Lt. Commander
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# 6
02-20-2010, 08:02 AM
KvK - Klingon vs Klingon
FvF - Federation vs Federation - not sure if this is implemented yet
USS - United Space Ship? I'm not too sure on this one...


I'll add more later as I notice them in game :3
Lt. Commander
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# 7
02-20-2010, 08:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darklink136 View Post
USS - United Space Ship? I'm not too sure on this one...
or United Star Ship. See http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/USS
Lt. Commander
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# 8
02-20-2010, 08:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twenty_Eyes View Post
These are common terms and can be looked up at http://mmoterms.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darklink136 View Post
KvK - Klingon vs Klingon
FvF - Federation vs Federation - not sure if this is implemented yet
USS - United Space Ship? I'm not too sure on this one...


I'll add more later as I notice them in game :3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twenty_Eyes View Post
or United Star Ship. See http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/USS
Thank you very much, esspecially for that link to MMO Terms, it is a useful link but a lot of the terms used there are not relevent to STO which is why I created this thread. A lot of new players, who may have never played any previous MMO games will not have any idea of what these tearms mean, and I thought it would be handy to have the relevent STO Acronyms (Terms) all in one place.
Lt. Commander
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# 9
02-20-2010, 08:23 AM
WiS = Where is Sulu?
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# 10
02-20-2010, 08:25 AM
I've seen HoT which I assume is 'Healing over time'
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