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Offline Elmo

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2010, 05:35:15 AM »
Thanks Steve.  Research Points sounds right.  I was only guessing based on the CIWS thread.
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2010, 12:53:15 AM »
What's OWP? Off-World Platform?
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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2010, 02:19:19 AM »
Quote from: "AndonSage"
What's OWP? Off-World Platform?

I've been assuming (without hard evidence) that it stands for Orbital Weapon Platform.

You can't assume we know this stuff when you answer our questions, guys! :)
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2010, 04:07:43 AM »
Quote from: "The Shadow"
Quote from: "AndonSage"
What's OWP? Off-World Platform?

I've been assuming (without hard evidence) that it stands for Orbital Weapon Platform.

You can't assume we know this stuff when you answer our questions, guys! :)
Before I asked the question, I did do a search on OWP, and nothing came up. Which is why I asked here. But then I found this post (while searching on something else, actually), and OWP appears to indeed be Orbital Weapon Platform. Thing is, doing a search on OWP doesn't bring up anything.

It appears the search function does not like words below a certain length (certainly not a 3-character length), and it doesn't like any punctuation, e.g. VB.NET (a search on that brings up nothing, even when I know there are messages with VB.NET in them). I wonder if it's possible to mention this in the search screen?

I added OWP to the wiki Glossary, but I don't know how to make it show a tooltip.
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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2010, 01:44:23 PM »
OWP is an Orbital Weapons Platform. I think it originated with the Starfire fiction by David Weber

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2010, 09:54:31 PM »
I'm a newbie, but could we get the abbreviations in the population and productions tab?

-Research Tab-
Right now I'm stuck on Add RL and Remove RL and how it works.  I'm assuming this is meaning Research Labs.

-GUI Training-
TP I am assuming means Training Points.

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Is there a tutorial explaining the industry better? I read all the tutorials in the 12 Tutorials section, but it's all a bit vague still.
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2011, 10:39:10 AM »
I'm a noob myself, but here's what I understood.  Add and remove RL add or remove a research lab from the selected research project.  Useful if you just build a new lab for exemple.

TP does mean training points.  Each facility produce 100 of them a year.
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2011, 03:15:51 PM »
I saw mentioned in the tips for new players thread the abbreviation "CF"

. . .  construction factory?
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2011, 03:21:13 PM »
I saw mentioned in the tips for new players thread the abbreviation "CF"

. . .  construction factory?

Probably.

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2011, 08:00:44 PM »
What is the means of PPV in the class design sheet?
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2011, 08:45:01 PM »
What is the means of PPV in the class design sheet?

Protection Point Valuen (or something like that).  You planetary populations demand protection when they get above a certain size.  This is how much one unit of that class will contribute.

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2011, 02:37:09 PM »
Experience will teach you to build FARPs. I usually build them in systems 3 jumps from home along the chains. Further FARPs are built 3 jumps from the previous ring, etc.

And a FARP can be anything that supplies. A couple of fuel harvesters marked as tankers make a good fuel resupply point.

FARP = ?
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2011, 02:42:16 PM »
FARP = ?
Forward Area Refueling Point.  Extend this to any place you have set up for ships to refuel especially.  Hopefully if it near a combat front then a place that not only has fuel but maintenance and some missiles.  If I have a big empire with multiple fronts I will often establish one of these near the front and use obslete missiles in it's stockpile.  This way they can rearm in an emergency but I don't worry about the missile stockpile falling into enemy hands either as they are out of date.

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2011, 04:25:08 PM »
Forward Area Refueling Point.  Extend this to any place you have set up for ships to refuel especially.  Hopefully if it near a combat front then a place that not only has fuel but maintenance and some missiles.  If I have a big empire with multiple fronts I will often establish one of these near the front and use obslete missiles in it's stockpile.  This way they can rearm in an emergency but I don't worry about the missile stockpile falling into enemy hands either as they are out of date.

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I'dve said "Forward Area Resupply Point" as you tend to do more than refuel. :)
 

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Re: Glossary of Abbreviations?
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2011, 08:01:16 AM »
I'dve said "Forward Area Resupply Point" as you tend to do more than refuel. :)

From my days in attack helicopter operations.... Forward Arming and Refueling Point.
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