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* '''ToS''' - [[Test of Strength]] game mode.
* '''ToS''' - [[Test of Strength]] game mode.
* '''TSA''' - [[Team Solaris Arena]] game mode.
* '''TSA''' - [[Team Solaris Arena]] game mode.
* '''Unit''' - Usually refers to a player's player group like [[Clan Smoke Jaguar]] or the [[12th Vegan Rangers]], but occasionally refers to an [[asset]]
* '''Vet''' / '''Veteran''' - A skilled player, often one that has played for a long time.
* '''Vet''' / '''Veteran''' - A skilled player, often one that has played for a long time.

Latest revision as of 23:06, 18 May 2020

As most online communities do, Mechwarrior: Living Legends players have their own slang terms. Here you'll find most common phrases and explanation of their meanings. Most of them are used in game, but also most commonly used forum or Discord phrases can be found here as well.

Generic Slang

  • AA - Anti-air, typically a vehicle like the Partisan or Huit.
  • ASF / Aero - Aerospace Fighter.
  • BA - Battle Armor, usually used to identify Battle Armors jumping or "flying" around being a distraction. Some mechs are terrible at killing BA and need support (e.g. Hollander II A).
  • Back Capping - The act of capturing enemy bases far from the front line in Terrain Control matches.
  • Boating/Boat - BattleTech slang for an asset that carries a large quantity of a specific variety of weapons. How specific that variety is depends on the asset; For example, you can have an Energy Boat like the Puma B or C, or an LRM boat like the Vulture C, or a ballistics boat like the Huit F.
  • Brawler - A type of weapon loadout for any asset that includes mostly close-range weapons such as LBX20s, AC20s, SRMs and SSRMs, MPLs, MBLs. Alternatively, the term can refer to a player who specializes in close-range combat.
  • BT / BTU - BattleTech / BattleTech Universe - Universe and franchise on which all Mechwarrior games, including MWLL, are based.
  • Capping - Shorthand for 'capturing', relevant to Terrain Control matches.
  • CBT - Classic BattleTech - tabletop game set in the BattleTech universe.
  • Cored - A Mech that has had its Center Torso armor reduced to 20% or less. Usually a reference to destruction of the Center Torso indirectly through the Side Torsos, or Back Torso.
  • Credits - See Cbills
  • Critical/Crit - Mech going critical - a downed mech that is going to destroy itself in a nuclear explosion. The mech's imminent detonation is indicated by a bright glow and a subtle creaking sound coming from the mech's body seconds beforehand.
  • CT, LT, RT, BT - Center Torso, Left Torso, Right Torso, Back torso, respectively. Refers to torso sections of a mech.
  • ctc - Abbreviation for "contact." Used by players to indicate they have detected an enemy contact on their radar.
  • Donut - Like being cored, except with the rest of the mech almost completely untouched.
  • Flanking / Flanker - A strategy and combat role wherein a player attempts to (often sneakily) attack the enemy team's forces from the side, or get behind it in order to snipe the Back Armor.
  • Good NARC / NARC Good - A NARC beacon has landed on an enemy, you are free to fire missiles towards the enemy (even if you can't see the NARC beacon on your radar)
  • Jump Sniper - See poptarter
  • k - Common multiplayer short for thousand, nearly always used for saying amount of money, eg: 1k = 1000 Cbills, 254k = 254 000 Cbills. Sometimes used as a shortcut for OK.
  • K/D - Kills to Deaths ratio - the amount of kills compared to deaths. Often displayed as, for example, 5/2 or 4/6, sometimes also as 2.5 or 0.66.
  • Legging - The act of shooting another mech's leg off. Almost always done to intentionally irritate or mock the target player.
  • LRM Boat - See: 'Boat' above
  • LRM camper - A player shooting missiles from great distances, who is mostly stationary, and acts as a missile turret. See: LRM Camping
  • LT - Long Tom - Usually to identify that an enemy Long Tom is firing shells. A warning to encourage teammates to be unpredictable with their movement and try to keep radar in passive mode. Also as a request for someone to identify the location of the Long Tom for destruction.
  • Newbie - A player who is in the early stages of learning; a beginner. Unlike noob this is a positive description.
  • Noob - Often a derogatory term used to describe someone as new to or poorly acquainted with the game or aspect(s) of it.
  • Passive - Describing a player or asset as operating under Passive Radar mode, meaning they won't appear on your Radar outside of 250m. Eg. Passive Vulture.
  • Poptarter - A player jumping from behind cover to fire at an enemy. See: Poptarting
  • Pubbing - Playing on public servers (those typically hosted by members of a Clan or Unit) where there is usually no formally organized play.
  • Ramming - Kamikaze tactic; flying your ASF into an enemy, crashing into him.
  • RTB - Returning to Base, usually for repairs or reloads.
  • SA - Solaris Arena game mode.
  • Salt - Refers to being upset or "salty" about something, usually an action by another player or a change in gameplay.
  • Sniping - Shooting at the enemy from long range with direct fire weapons, often with Gauss and/or (ER)PPC.
  • Spares - Indicates that a player is asking for donations (e.g. "spare CBills?", "spares?").
  • Smurf - A player intentionally hiding his identity/nick in-game.
  • Stack / Team Stack / Vet Stack - The act of filling one team with players of same affiliation and/or game culture.
  • Stomp - The result of a match wherein one team won over the other by a large margin, either by Ticket lead or killcount (or even both).
  • TC - Terrain Control game mode.
  • Ticket Bleed - When a team controls the majority of bases in Terrain Control, the opposing team loses tickets every few seconds.
  • TK / TKer / TKing - Teamkill / Teamkiller / Teamkilling - Heavily frowned upon and can be a bannable offense if intentionally repeated.
  • ToS - Test of Strength game mode.
  • TSA - Team Solaris Arena game mode.
  • Unit - Usually refers to a player's player group like Clan Smoke Jaguar or the 12th Vegan Rangers, but occasionally refers to an asset
  • Vet / Veteran - A skilled player, often one that has played for a long time.

Asset Slang Names

  • Arrowpult- A reference to the Catapult C, which mounts two ArrowIVs as its primary weapons.
  • Blanner or Lanner - Black Lanner, most annoying AA and rush mech ever.
  • Blasp - A shortened name for the Blood Asp Clan Assault mech.
  • Bonar - A perversion of the Clan Donar's name.
  • Bushy - A contraction of the Bushwacker's name.
  • Chevy - Common nickname for the Inner Sphere scout tank, the Chevalier. Sometimes paired with a model name from the car company, Chevy, Ex. Chevy Silverado.
  • Cockmoth - A perversion of the Hawkmoth Inner Sphere VTOL's name, often used to describe one that is being incredibly annoying.
  • Demo - A shortened name for the Demolisher Inner Sphere main battle tank.
  • Faffy - An affectionate nickname for the Fafnir Inner Sphere assault mech.
  • Fastnir - Yet another nickname, directed at the Fafnir F, which has MASC.
  • Fatlas - A derogatory Atlas nickname.
  • Fatnir - Another Fafnir nickname, most often directed at the old Light Gauss boat.
  • Hepatitis - Old, often derogatory nickname for the Hephaestus Clan hovercraft. Specifically in reference to old hitbox errors that caused the Hephaestus to be almost as hard to kill as a Madcat.
  • Holly - Shortened name for the Hollander II Inner Sphere medium mech.
  • Hurasser - Affectionate derogatory nickname for the Harasser Inner Sphere light hovertank. Often a reference to a pilot driving a Harasser in a stupid or self-destructive manner.
  • LT - Abbreviation for either the Mobile Long Tom artillery asset, or the Long Tom artillery weapon itself.
  • Parti - A shortened name for the Partisan Inner Sphere support tank.
  • Partyvan - Either an affectionate or accusatory name for the Partisan Inner Sphere support tank.
  • Pony or Pwny - Nickname for the Epona Clan hovercraft
  • RACnir - An old nickname for the former Fafnir G, which boated 4 RAC5s.
  • Rasser - A shortened name for the Harasser Inner Sphere hovertank.
  • Roflman - Affectionate name for the Rifleman Inner Sphere heavy mech.
  • Scat - Awesomest Clan medium in existence, the Shadowcat. Pronounced S-Cat.
  • Solly or Soli - Shortened name for the Solitaire Clan light mech.
  • Thanny - Nickname for the Thanatos, an Inner Sphere heavy mech.
  • Thumper - Often used to indicate the presence of the Rommel A heavy tank, which carries a singular Thumper artillery piece.
  • Timby - A rare nickname, referring to the Clan designation, for the Timber Wolf (Mad Cat) Clan heavy OmniMech.
  • Ullie - Rare nickname for the Uller Clan light mech
  • Urbie - UrbanMech, cutest Mech you've ever seen. Not an asset in MWLL.
  • Visi - Contraction of the Visigoth Clan heavy Aerospace Fighter.
  • Whammy - Nickname for the Warhammer Inner Sphere heavy mech.

Weapon Slang Names

  • LT - Abbreviation for the Long Tom artillery piece/cannon, usually used as a precursor to the word 'shell', to denote an incoming artillery shell
  • Megagun(s) - Slang for Machine guns. Usually used as either high praise for machineguns, or sarcastically.
  • Lurm - Common derogatory nickname for LRMs and ELRMs.
  • Trollrm - Rare derogatory nickname for LRMs and ELRMs.
  • Peeper or Peepee - Generally refers to a PPC or ERPPC.