AoE2 Glossary

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He wants to flush… Why does my teammate inform me of his toilet mannerisms?

Most articles on this site use common terms and abbreviations that are used in the game. If you’re a new player you may get lost through all these terms, so here’s a glossary to help you out!

Game Tactics

  • Flush: A rush in the Feudal Age
  • Krush: Knight rush
  • Drush: Dark Age rush with militia
  • Mush: Monk rush
  • Smush: Saracen monk rush
  • Trush: Tower rush, generally pulled off in the Feudal Age
  • Grush: Galley rush
  • FC: Fast Castle
  • FI: Fast Imperial. Used by Byzantines and Turks to have gunpowder units at 22-23 minutes
  • Castle Drop: Dropping a castle right next to the enemy, popular on arena
  • Fwd: “Forward”, building a forward base to attack
  • KLEW: Kidd’s Lightning Eagle Warrior Rush. Have eagles by 14 minutes to kill your enemy
  • Douche: Town Center rush: deleting your town center in the dark age and rebuild it next to your enemy’s
  • Sling: One player tributes resources to another to kill the enemies faster with more and stronger units
  • Booming: Invest all your economy in more economy till you can go to the imperial age. Generally up to 110-140 villagers
  • Fishboom: Similar to booming but adding fishing boats for an extra boost
  • Sneak: Sneaking in some villagers on closed maps to attack the enemy from behind while he thinks he’s protected by natural borders
  • Clump: DM tactic that involves building your initial buildings so that your villagers are protected from the first hostile raids

Units & Buildings

  • Trash Units: Units that cost no gold
  • Arb: Arbalest
  • Axe: Throwing Axeman
  • BBC: Bombard Cannon
  • BBT: Bombard Tower
  • CA: Cavalry Archer
  • Cata: Cataphract
  • Cav: Cavalier
  • Champs: Champions
  • Chuck: Chu-Ko-Nu
  • Condo/Condoms: Condottiero/i
  • Conq: Conquistador
  • E: Elite version of a unit (Econq)
  • Ele: War Elephant
  • Ele arch: Elephant Archer
  • EW: Eagle Warrior
  • Gxbow/Genxbow: Genoese Crossbowman
  • Halb: Halberdier
  • Husk/Husky: Huskarl
  • HC: Hand Cannoneer
  • HCA: Heavy Cavalry Archer
  • Jag: Jaguar Warrior
  • Jan/Janny: Janissary
  • Kama: Kamayuk
  • Kits/Knts/Kts: Knights
  • Lbow: Longbowman
  • LC/LCav: Light Cavalry
  • M/Mkt: Market
  • MAA/[email protected]: Man at Arms
  • Mag Hus: Magyar Huszar
  • Mam: Mameluke
  • Mang: Mangonel
  • Mangu: Mangudai
  • Onnies: A unit from the Onager line, usually Onagers or Siege Onagers
  • Pala: Paladin
  • Pike: Pikeman
  • Plums: Plumed Archers
  • Pony: Scout Cavalry
  • Range: Archery Range
  • Rax: Barracks
  • Sam: Samurai
  • Sc: Scout Cavalry
  • Skirm: Skirmisher
  • SO: Siege Onager
  • TC: Town Center
  • TK: Teutonic Knight
  • Treb: Trebuchet
  • UU: Unique Unit
  • Woad: Woad Raider
  • WW: War Wagon
  • Xbow: Crossbow
  • Zerk: Berserk

Maps

  • LN: Land Nomad
  • FR: Full Random
  • UR: Ultra Random
  • BR: Blind Random
  • MR: MegaRandom
  • Michi: Map that separates teams by a thick forest.
  • LN Nothing: Land Nomad with only forests
  • GA: Green Arabia
  • DA: Double Arabia
  • TI: Team Islands
  • BF: Black Forest
  • RF: Regicide Fortress
  • Migra: Migration
  • Medi: Mediterranean

Game Types

  • RM: Random Map
  • DM: Death Match
  • CS: Custom Scenario
  • Koth: King of the Hill
  • Regi: Regicide
  • FFA: Free For All

Pregame Chat

  • fmt: Friends May Team
  • coop: When two players pick the same color and play as one civilization
  • spec: When a player picks “Spectator” as a civilization and will merely spectate the game.
  • tg: Team Game
  • ping 30: A connectivity problem between players

Ingame Chat

  • pocket: The central player(s) in 3v3 and 4v4 teamgames
  • x (something): Flare (something)
  • w: Water (used to flare water to your teammates)
  • d: Dock (used to flare your docks to your teammates)
  • m: Market (used to flare your market to your teammates)
  • g: Gold (used to flare enemy gold to your teammates) or to ask for gold
  • r/rel: Relic (used to flare your relics to your teammates)
  • lc: Lumbercamp (used to flare enemy lumber to your teammates)
  • housed: Not having enough houses to continue unit production
  • popped: Reached the population limit
  • del: Delete
  • LOS: Line of Sight
  • HP: Hit Points
  • FU: Fully Upgraded or Fuck You, depending on the context
  • gg: Good Game
  • vgg: Very Good Game
  • hf: Have Fun
  • gl: Good Luck
  • pw: Play Well
  • wp: Well Played
  • re: Rematch
  • gb: Go Back (also used to say you should pull back on the battle field)
  • eg: No meaning, was originally used as a pun on “gg”. Some use it as “easy” or “excellent” game
  • op: Overpowered

Trivia

  • Bär: German way to refer to your boars.
  • Smurf: A player pretending to be someone else.
  • Lamer: Someone who uses “lame” tactics to get an advantage (such as killing your opponent’s animals).

Community & Games

  • aok: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
  • aoc: Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion
  • aof: Age of Empires II: The Forgotten
  • aoe: Age of Empires
  • ror: Age of Empires I, The Rise of Rome Expansion
  • aom: Age of Mythology
  • tt: Age of Mythology, The Titans Expansion
  • aoe3: Age of Empires III
  • tad: Age of Empires III, The Asian Dynasties Expansion
  • twc: Age of Empires III, The War Chiefs Expansion
  • aoeo: Age of Empires Online
  • zone: MSN Gaming Zone, the former official matchmaking service for Age of Empires
  • GR: GameRanger
  • rts: Real Time Strategy

Civilisations

In team games it’s a good habit to say which civ you have. It’s essential to good teamwork. And the first time I heard “tines” I had to think hard to figure what civ my ally actually had.

  • Meso: Civs using the Meso-American architecture: Incas, Mayans and Aztecs
  • Aztecs: Az/Azt/Tex/Tec
  • Britons: Brits/Bri
  • Byzantines: Byz/Tines
  • Celts: Cel
  • Chinese: Chinks/Chi
  • Franks: Fra
  • Goths: Got
  • Huns: Hun
  • Incas: Inc/Inca
  • Indians: Ind
  • Italians: It/Ita
  • Japanese: Jap/Japs
  • Koreans: Kor
  • Magyars: Mag
  • Mayans: May/Maya
  • Mongols: Mon/Gols
  • Persians: Per/Pers
  • Saracens: Sar/Sara
  • Spanish: Sp/Spa/Span
  • Slavs: Sla
  • Teutons: Tuts/Teut
  • Turks: Tur
  • Vikings: Vik