I am still new to STOL and im struggling with a lot of the wording used by the more experienced players. Is there a list anywhere with all the aconyms and/or abbreviations used within the STOL universe.
Now, here's some basic concept terms and definitions:
"Fleet ship" = A ship with "Fleet" in its name, obtainable usually via the Fleet Holdings system. Usually among the most powerful ships in the game.
"Tier"/"T1-5" = Refers to the level of a ship or of a fleet holding. For ships, Tier 5 ships are the highest tier, available at level 40-50 (some only at level 50). Starbases go up to Tier 5 (other Fleet Holdings up to Tier 3), and determine the quality and number of items available in fleet stores.
"Lockbox" = Those funny little cubes that drop out of enemies sometimes. Can only be opened by the "Master Key" item. Contains a random selection of items from a given set (see News Blog posts for the exact range of contents available for a given lockbox), plus a number of Lobi Crystals.
"Master Key" = Item available from the C-store, purchasable with Zen. Players can sell Master keys on the exchange for EC. They are a major way of making money in-game without spending real cash.
"Lobi" = Lobi crystals are only available from lockboxes (usually 5-10 per box), and can be used to buy special items and ships from the Lobi Crystal Consortium. Occasionally extra lobi are awarded via promo.
Bug/Bugship = Jem'Hadar Attack Ship
D'kora = Ferengi D'kora Marauder
Catboat = Caitian Atrox Carrier
HEC/JHEC = Heavy Escort Carrier/Jem'Hadar Heavy Escort Carrier
There's more, but I've got to commute. I'll update later!