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Dictionary World of Tanks Guide

Last update: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

World of Tanks, similarly to most MMO games, developed a specific vocabulary which describes tanks, players behaviors or situation on the map. Below you will find a list of most important abbreviations and terms used in World of Tanks. It is not a complete list, since game language is still evolving. Nicknames of some vehicles might depend on with who you talk, as two completely different tanks might have the same agnomen dependant on how specific player name it. The naming of the vehicles is where players have the greatest imagination and you can find nicknames like cake, pancake, fridge and many more. You won't find tanks nicknames in this dictionary as they quickly become out of date.

Ammo rack - Ammunition rack. If it is damaged two times it explodes.

Arty - Artillery

Buff - improvement of specific tank or module statistics

Camper - player who waits in one place for the whole battle and waits for other players to find enemies. It doesn't apply to tank destroyers or artillery. Pejorative term

Cap - circle that symbolizes the base

capping - assaulting enemy base

CW, Clanwars - a battle between two clans, with no restrictions in tanks level

decap -  defending the occupied base by damaging enemy tanks

detrack - removing the track, which immobilizes tank

Ding - ricochet, a bullet bouncing away from the armor

DMG - Damage

Frag - defeated enemy

Free Exp - experience that you can spend on any module or vehicle

GG - Good game, used usually after victorious battle.

GL - Good Luck, used before battle as GL&HF (Good Luck & Have Fun)

Grind - unlocking tanks from a specific tree, for example one can grind German artillery

Stars - bonus for first victory of the day. The term "knocking stars" is often used to describe playing with a specific tank only once a day to receive the bonus.

HE - high explosive ammunition

HT - heavy tanks

Hull Down - a tactic which consists of sticking out only the turret out of the cover while the rest of the tank is hidden behind a hill, rock, wall or other cover

kamikaze - a person that in first seconds of the game rides to enemy positions to find as many enemies as possible. An action that doesn't give any advantage to your team

angling - setting the armor at angle towards enemy to increase its efficiency

Critical - a shot that inflicts additional damage to modules or crew

LT - Light tanks

matchmaking - a match/battle in WOT of specific tanks level

MT- meds - medium tanks

Nerf - lowering the stats of specific module or tank

noob - beginner player

OMW - On My Way, used to communicate that you're on your way to the place where someone invited you

OP - Overpowered. A description of tank, armor or gun that is too good for it level in the game. You can commonly hear that some tank is OP on V tier.

Stock tank - a tank with basic, worst modules available: cannon, engine, turret, tracks, radiostation

tomato - beginner player - the name comes from the way in which weak players were shown with red color in XVM mod

scout - a tank that scouts

sidescraping - angling the hull behind a cover in a way that protects frontal armor, forcing the enemy to shoot at side armor at near parallel angles

Splash - shock wave created by a high explosive ammo. Especially important in case of artillery.

Spot/mark - highlight of targets/spotting enemies by the scout so that the team could shoot at him

TD - tank destroyer

tier - tank level - from 1 to 10

troll - a big cannon which inflicts great damage, has a low accuracy and long reload time

weakspot - a spot on the armor that you should shoot if you can't pierce normal armor

Win Ratio - A percentage statistic that shows the ratio of player wins

WN8 - One of the parameters describing player skills. The higher the better. Especially important while recruiting to a clan

WoT - World of Tanks

Sixth sense indicator - commandors Sixth Sense ability, that tells you that someone has discovered you

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