Chapter 4 upcoming release, I see reference to a new FSS.
What is this acronym?
Something surface scanner I presume.
I know what it's referring to, but I have not heard the full name.
I am happy to start and maintain a new list/thread if there is enough interest. The OP does not appear to be keeping this one up to date.A new updated list somewhere?
pssst, it's a kind of magicI think it might mean Filtered Spectral Scanner since the x-axis is labelled Filtered Spectral Analysis.
It could be analysis by examining Frequency Selective Surface properties:
... since they are sending out a pulse of energy and then looking at what comes back then maybe they are determining what is out there by the reflection of certain frequencies?
(since the distances involved preclude EM radiation due to transmission-time requirements I suspect we are looking at handwavium-pulses )
Don't forget FDev, Nutter - gently caressless DevelopmentAs I browse through the forums I sometimes stumble across a new acronym and have to figure out what it means, so I'm sure it's a steep learning curve for newcomers.
Well fret no more, here is the ultimate acronym guide in all its glory, I will keep it up to date and with the help of the community will keep it complete!
- o7 – Commander salute
Elite Dangerous Acronyms(My humble attempt at a UEDAG lol)
84 - 1984 - year when original Elite was released; also “Class of 84” - players of the original game)
ADS - Advanced Discovery Scanner (All the System)
AFAIK - As far as I know
AFM - Automatic field Maintenance
AI - Artificial intelligence (Non Human intelligence)
API - Application Program Interface
AU - Astronomical Unit (distance Earth to Sun aka 149,597,870,700 meters)
AW - Ammonia world
BBC/Beeb -Refers to the BBC Micro computer that the original 1980's Elite ran on
BDS - Basic Discovery Scanner (500 LS)
BGS/ - Background Simulation
BH - Black hole
Binding - Mapping a key to a specific role
Breadbin - 1990s/2000s nickname to DB
BSR - Brave Sir Robin (jumping or frameshifting away from a fight)
Buff - Improve/strengthen
c - The speed of light; used in super cruise speed read outs (e.g. 0.11c, 25.6c)
CBE/COBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire
CC - Command Capital
CG - Community Goal
Clean - wanted status (in that jurisdiction)
CMDR - Commander
Conda - Anaconda abbreviation
CTD - Crash To Desktop (The game crashes, raise a ticket commander!)
CQC - Close Quarter Combat or Championship
Cx - Class X of weapons. X that can be 1,2,3 etc.
CxF - Class X Fixed of weapons. X that can be 1,2,3 etc.
CZ - Combat or Conflict Zone
DB - David Braben - creator ED & co-author original Elite
DBE/DBX - Diamondback Explorer
DBOBE - David Braben Officer of the Order of the British Empire
DBS - Diamondback Scout
DDA - Design Discussion Archive (Seehttps://forums.frontier.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=36)
DDF - Design Discussion Forum (Forum for game design discussions)
Devs/FDevs - Frontier Developments PLC or staff at Frontier
Diso - a system in the old worlds (famous for being in the earlier games)
Disco Scanner - Discovery Scanner (Basic, Intermediate or Advanced)
Dockered - landing pad reassigned
DPS - Damage per second
DSS - Detailed surface scanner (used during exploration)
ED - Elite Dangerous
Elite 4 - Specualted name for ED since 1990s
ELP - Earth like planet
ELW - Earth like world
EMP - Electromagnetic pulse (EMP interference is generally disruptive or damaging to electronic equipment - UP's can disable your entire ship for a number of seconds)
FA - Flight assist.(When switched on your ship will fly like a plane on planet Earth)
FAO - Flight assist off. (Your ship will fly like a ship in space, each thruster acts separately)
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions (Really?)
FD - Frontier Developments (Founded by DB to continue development of Elite)
FDL - Fer-de-lance
FE2 - Frontier Elite 2
FEF - Fantastic Elite Fiction
FFE - Frontier First Encounters
Freeagle - The free eagle Mercenary Edition owners receive in game
FOV/FoV - Field of view
Fracking - Flight rig assist constant kinetics (my attempt at rapid FA on/off adjustments)lol
FSD - Frame Shift Drive (engine used for super cruising)
FTL - Faster Than Light (To go faster than the speed of light) >671 million miles per hour
Game Modes - Solo, open, or group
GPP - Game Preview Program (for Xbox One)
Griefed - NPC shot me in CZ
GUI - Graphical User Interface
HD - High definition
HH - Happy Hello (to say an even friendlier hello than a wing waggle by opening your
cargo scoop at someone.)
HOTAS - Hands on throttle and stick (joystick and throttle controls set-up)
HUD - Heads Up Display (Graphic like your target recital for example)
IDS - Intermediate Discovery Scanner (1,000 LS)
IMO - In my opinion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
Interdict -Intercept/stop - describes when another ship pulls you out of super cruise
Ironman - A derivative game where a player must delete their save on character death.
Jonty - perform some sort of upgrade
Kylie - 1000/kilo light year
KLY - Kilo-lightyear
KM or K/M - Keyboard & Mouse controls, sometimes used as Km
Km - Kilometer - 1,000 meters
KWS - Kill warrant scanner
LHH - Last Homely Home
LS - distance Light travels in one second or Light Speed (299,792.458km)
LY - distance light travels in one year (9.4605284 × 1012km)
m - meter smallest unit of measure in ED
MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire
Mm -Megameter - 1,000,000 meters
MMO - Massively Multiplayer Online (game played online with by humans at the same time)
Mobius - Most populated group in ED
NAV Beacon - A waypoint near a sun in core space
Nebula - A cloud of gas and dust located in outer space
Nerf - To weaken or reduce effectiveness
Noob - New and / or inexperienced player
NPC - non player character
OBE - Officer in the Order of the British Empire or Order of the British Empire
OO- Obsidian Orbital
OP - Original Post (person or entry) OR Over-powered
OTOH - On the other hand
Parsec - 3.26 light years
PB - Premium Beta
PB1 - Premium Beta 1
PB2 - Premium Beta 2
PBF - Private (or Players) Backers forum
PC - player character
Permit - Authorization to visit a specific, and otherwise restricted, system
PG - Private group or Procedural generation (way to create game content algorithmically)
Pip - unit of power to distribute to your systems
POV/PoV - Point of view
PP - Powerplay (1.3 release)
PvE - Player vs. Environment
PvP - Player vs. Player
PWF - Player Writer Forum (hidden from almost everyone)
PwP - Player WITH Player (ultimate antidote to PvP)
RES/RSS - Resouce extraction site (May be high or low intensity)
RNG - Random number generator
Sag A*/Sgr A* - Sagittarius A* (Pronounced Sagittarius A star)
SCB - Shield Cell Bank
SB - Shield Booster or Standard Beta
SC - Super cruise (FTL made possible by warping space around your ship)
Sidey - Sidewinder
Slopey - Forum moderator and author of BPC Market tool.
SMBH - Super massive black hole
SOL - The name of both our sun and our solar system
SP - Single player
SRV - Surface Recon Vehicle
SSS - Strong signal source
Toast Rack - The metal frame work around the entrance to a station.
T6 - Type-6 Transport
T7 - Type-7 Transport
T9 - Type-9 Heavy Transport
TC/TFC - Terraformable candidate
Thargoid - Alien race expected in a future release
Thrudds - Reference to a third party on-line trade tool. (Seehttp://elitetradingtool.co.uk/)
TLDR - Too long, didn’t read (reply to long post or if OP too long summarize in TLDR area)
UA - Unknown Artefact (Alien tech, scans your ship and causes damage if carried without cargo hold upgrade)
UEDAG - Ultimate Elite Dangerous Acronym Guide (this is my attempt lol)
UI - User Interface (panels)
UP - Unknown Probe (Alien Tech, using a discovery scanner causes probe to EMP your ship which lasts around 10 seconds)
USS - Unidentified signal source
VA - Voice Attack. (A way of controlling your ship through spoken commands.)
VR - Virtual reality
Wanted - An outstanding bounty is attached to the player in question
Witchspace - The tunnel of hyperspace in which you travel between stars
Wings - (1.2 release)
WSS - Weak signal source
WW - Water world
WWag - Wing Waggle (Tipping wings up and down a few times to wave hello)
WZ - War zone (see CZ)
YT - YouTube
That's it so far, please help with additions, better descriptions and corrections. Also thanks go to Riochat for the awesome update!
The bubble - The human populated group of planets around Sol.
Can you think of a better definition?
iirc is about as old as imo and imho - guess already in use long before i was even born.I've seen iirc used a bunch of times and after making strange sounds trying to pronounce it as a word I finally gave up and looked it up. If I Recall Correctly or If I Remember Correctly.
Probably so. I've never been much on acronyms and always felt the need to spell stuff out and at 75 or so words a minute typing it's never been an issue. My computer days extend way back to 1976 when I first was exposed to a FADAC <--- my first computer acronym. Field Artillery Directional Aiming Computer.iirc is about as old as imo and imho - guess already in use long before i was even born.
Not to be confused, which I just did, with FADEC - Full Authority Digital Engine Control, which is how pilots run modern jet engines.Probably so. I've never been much on acronyms and always felt the need to spell stuff out and at 75 or so words a minute typing it's never been an issue. My computer days extend way back to 1976 when I first was exposed to a FADAC <--- my first computer acronym. Field Artillery Directional Aiming Computer.