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[WiP] The KAG Dictionary

Discussion in 'Classes & Mechanics' started by ParaLogia, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    I've been planning on making a medium-sized compilation of terms used in KAG for newbs. However, I'm not entirely sure how I'll format it yet, and don't have too many ideas.
    If you have any terms to suggest or any comments/ideas on the format, just post below. :)

    This is a work in progress. I update this whenever I get time. I still need suggestions.

    Game Mechanics
    You may see these mechanics referenced or performed throughout the Forum or in-game. You can learn them too!

    Bomb Jump- To propel oneself through the air by shielding toward an exploding bomb. Most often refers to throwing one's own bomb, while airborne, to achieve a much higher and/or farther jump than is otherwise possible **
    Alternate name(s):
    Variation(s): held bomb jump, thrown bomb jump, double bomb jump
    Further Reading: https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/203-big-knight-guide.2082/
    https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/394-an-actually-detailed-bombjumping-guide.6613/

    Gliding- To shield upward while airborne, slowing one's fall. Gliding reduces falling damage and allows for longer horizontal jumps **
    Glide.png
    Alternate name(s): Parachuting

    Jump Pads- **
    Alternate Name(s): boost pads, trap bridge vault, vault pads

    Notch Jumping- **
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    :castle_wall::castle_wall::blank::blank::castle_wall::castle_wall::blank::blank::castle_wall::castle_wall:
    :castle_wall::blank::blank::blank::castle_wall::blank::blank::blank::castle_wall:
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    :castle_wall::castle_wall::blank::blank::castle_wall::castle_wall::blank::blank::castle_wall::castle_wall:
    All of these walls can be scaled from the right by hold the Up and Left keys. Team door can put into the hole to make the wall team-specific.
    Alternate Name(s): notch climbing

    Shield-Bashing- (1) When a knight jumps toward an enemy with his shield facing him, stunning or knocking back the opponent. Turned off on servers by default
    [​IMG]
    Alternate Name(s):
    (2) When a knight jumps onto an enemy with his shield down, damaging or stunning the opponent
    [​IMG]
    Alternate name(s): shield stomping

    Slash-Jumping- Allows a knight to jump a height of four blocks by slashing while jumping.
    GuideSlashJump.png
    Alternate name(s): Slash vaulting

    Vault- Allows a player to jump a height of four blocks by jumping off the corner of a lower block.
    Alternate name(s): Corner Jumping
    Variation(s): **
    Further reading: https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/319-how-to-vault-like-an-esteemed-professional.2178/

    **needs more work

    ====================================================================

    Abbreviations

    BJ- Bomb Jump

    Cata- Catapult
    CP- Catapult
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Catapult

    CTF- Capture the Flag (game mode)
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Gameplay#Capture_the_Flag

    CW- Clan War

    D/C- Disconnect(ed)

    Demo Shop- Demolition Workshop
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Demolition_Workshop

    KAG- King Arthur's Gold (If you haven't figured that out, then you need as much help as possible)

    KDR- Kill:Death Ratio

    OP- Outpost
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Outpost
    Alternatively: OP- Overpowered

    RDM- Rapid Death Match
    RTDM- Rapid Team Death Match
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Gameplay#Rapid_Deathmatch

    Shop- Workshop
    WS- Workshop
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Workshop

    ZF- Zombie Fortress (Premium Game Mode)
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Zombie_Fortress

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    Zombie Terms
    Know these terms for when you play a round of Zombie Fortress!

    Greg- Flying gargoyle
    [​IMG]
    Alternate Names: Gargoyle, Garg
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Zombies#Greg

    Migrant- Dumb NPCs you need to bring to a workshop to get allies.
    [​IMG]:migrant:
    Wiki Page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Migrant

    Portal- These are the altars underground that spawn all sorts of zombies
    [​IMG]
    Alternate Names: Altar, Zombie Portal, (Zombie) Spawner
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Zombie_Portal

    Skeleton- Weakest undead type
    [​IMG]
    Alternate Names: Skele
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Zombies#Skeleton

    Wraith- Flies around, then explodes
    [​IMG]
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Zombies#Wraith

    Zombie- Basic zombie
    [​IMG]
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Zombies#Basic_Zombie

    Zombie Knight- Big scary zombie
    [​IMG]
    Alternate Names: Z-Knight, ZK, Crocodile/Alligator Zombie
    Wiki page: https://wiki.kag2d.com/wiki/Zombies#Zombie_Knight

    ====================================================================

    Credits

    The following people all helped contribute to the dictionary.
    allknowingfrog (submitted a few definitions)
    CheeseMeister (I used his guide for pictures)
    Monsteri (gave suggestions)
    xiaojin67 (I used her comics for a picture)
     
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  2. LucasTT

    LucasTT Haxor Tester

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    Nice!
    Can we help you with the Dictionary?:p
     
  3. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    YES. :B): This is a big job. I can't think of everything. Give me as many suggestions as possible.
     
  4. LucasTT

    LucasTT Haxor Tester

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    Ok, I'll try to remember a few things ;)
     
  5. WarrFork

    WarrFork フォーク Donator Tester

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    Who is saying CP and BJ ? :huh?:
    I never see that.
     
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  6. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    And that's why we need a dictionary. So people with dirty minds realize when people are actually talking about KAG.

    In terms of updating the dictionary, I'll be pretty swamped with schoolwork and stuff for the coming week, so don't expect much of any changes.

    Also, I need to get your opinions on this: Should I include basic terms like slashing or jabbing? i feel like there might be people out there who don't recognize those terms, and should.
     
  7. jackitch

    jackitch :(){ :|: & };: Global Moderator Donator Tester
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    +1 for the idea Para! Are you planning on adding the dictionary to the KAG wiki? Cause you should. :) I can help if you want
    .
     
  8. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    It would be great if you could make a wiki page that anyone can contribute to, using the basic template I have up there. Like I said, I won't be able to work on it much for a while.
     
  9. Gofio

    Gofio Gunwobbler x3

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    erm... most people refrain from using abbreviations that make people think dirty things...
    when I tried to explain some people how to bombjump, 5 out of 7 were ROFL-ing and the other two didnt get it.

    even though I dislike that one part,
    if this becomes a detailed guide, I vote sticky.
     
  10. allknowingfrog

    allknowingfrog Bison Rider

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    You should regularly update the OP with polished entries. If it turns into something useful, maybe this will get stickied.

    Many of these terms are also tactics. "Further reading" is going to be very important. For example:

    If you've seen someone do this in-game, you might recognize it by the definition. However, you'll still wonder how it works.

    On the other hand, gliding is pretty self-explanatory.
     
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  11. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    Thanks froggy. :) I added a credits section just for you!

    I think I'm going to make all of my mechanics entries using this basic template:
    Code:
    [B][U]Term[/U]-[/B]
    [Spoiler=Picture(s)]
    [/Spoiler]
    [I]Alternate name(s):[/I]
    [I]Variation(s):[/I]
    [I]Further Reading:[/I]
    
    ==EDIT==
    I can't seem to find one good up-to-date thread dedicated to explaining bomb jumping...
    ==EDIT==
    Ummmmm....Crap. I ran out of space in the OP. Can I request a way to extend it?
    Nevermind, the culprit was just a line of faulty bbcode! 25252525
    However, that may become a problem later...
     
  12. Monsteri

    Monsteri Slower Than Light Tester

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    This is a handy thing. Maybe you could also add a little from ZF, consisting things like portals aka spawners, dungeons aka wangs, zknight and so on.

    Even though they're not actual mechanisms, but I've seen many people refer to e.g. portals with "glowing zombie things"
     
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  13. ParaLogia

    ParaLogia tired Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester Official Server Admin

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    Added a few more abbreviations and a little bit for Mechanics.
    >Having to use [PLAIN][/PLAIN] bbcode in Kill:Death because the Forums automatically changes :D to :D
    </br>--- merged: Sep 14, 2012 2:40 AM ---</br>
    Added Zombies per Monsteri's request.
     
  14. Mazey

    Mazey Haxor Global Moderator Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Official Server Admin

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    OP isn't Outpost
    OP is Original Post ;)

    But good job !
     
  15. Bammboo

    Bammboo Ballista Bolt Thrower

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    OP can stand for outpost, overpowered, or original post. It depends on the context.
     
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  16. Monsteri

    Monsteri Slower Than Light Tester

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    Dis nice. I think it covers most of KAG's terms now that a regular player would need to know. Maybe add avocado traps, as those are still used quite often and a teamproof spike is always nice.
     
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  17. Canadian98

    Canadian98 Haxor Tester

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    Also, Zs for Zombies?
     
  18. Mazey

    Mazey Haxor Global Moderator Forum Moderator Staff Alumni Donator Official Server Admin

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    Zbie is zombies :p
     
  19. GloriousToast

    GloriousToast Haxor Donator

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    cata is a catapult
    put head/goomba stomp in there too
    i say BJ sometimes but people just go ???
     
  20. LucasTT

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    ZF is Zombie Fortress :)