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As with any community, SE players have their fair share of slang terminology. Following is a partial list of such terms.

Definitions

glass:

Glass.

GUTB Strategy:

GUTB was a Shrapnel forum poster that made a name for himself with dogged insistence on a particular Escort-only strategy.

Tesco Start:

A characteristically bad starting position in a game. A classic example is a starting location where you have nebulae and black holes for 3 warps in every direction, possibly without any colonizable planets in your home system.

Molly:

An affection synonym for a ringworld, named in honour of pouty 80s brat pack actress Molly Ringwald. Binary and trinary systems sporting multiple ringworlds are referred to as 'double mollies' and 'triple mollies' respectively.

Eorging:

The practice of playing a peacefull race and invading your neighbors with friendly colonyships. Also, the practice of playing a peacefull race and building overwhelming military forces while your neighbors expend their forces in border wars.

Narfsplosion:

A term used to describe the simultaneous detonation of all three stars in a trinary system. Coined by Agent Zero in Hell is for Heroes.

Canon Cannon:

Canon Cannon. A very silly thing, indeed.

Scrute:

"#SpaceEmpires" IRC channel slang derived from Inscruteable. Verb form of the antonym.

Space Empires 10:

A fictitious game which is highly addictive and can be played with one's significant other, unlike all previous iterations of the series. (Note to modders: this might be useful as a Cultural Achievement or Random Event: "We have discovered Space Empires 10, sire! Population on all planets increased by 10 million!")


Abbreviations

APB:

Anti-Proton Beam

BSY:

Base Space Yard; a base with a SY.

CSM:

Capital Ship Missile

DUC:

Depleted Uranium Cannon

Min:

Mineral

MM:

Malfador Machinations.

NSP:

Null Space Projector

Org:

Organic

PD or PDC:

Point-Defense Cannons

PBW:

Play By Web, the primary SE4 multiplayer server.

PPB:

Phased-Polaron Beam

Rad:

Radioactive

SM:

Stellar Manipulation

SY:

Space Yard

SYS:

Space Yard Ship; a ship with a SY.

WMG:

Wave Motion Gun