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  • Abbreviations

    I get very confused when people talk in abbreviations, and I don't know most of them.

    I already know OCC; One City Challenge. (Heck, twenty cities is a challenge for me still!)

    But what is ICS?

    If someone will send me a list of Abbreviationss and what they stand for, I promise that I will save them and hold onto them so I won't have to ask again.


  • #2
    Hi, you might want to check this thread from when I was little.
    I hope that works, if not it lives in strategy and is called acronyms. You should find in about the last 45 days.
    ICS is Infinite City Strategy/ Sleaze.


    • #3
      No harm in having a thread like this on top, I guess. Here are some to get the list started. Also, a lot of the regular posters have their usernames abbreviated when referred to by other posters.

      ICS = Infinite City Sleaze, a strategy that involves building scores of tiny citys one square apart
      MP = Multiplayer, Manhattan Project, Marketplace, Manufacturing Plant, (Marco Polo's),
      SP = Single Player
      AI = Artificial Intelligence, the computer opponent (more appropriately Artificial Idiocy)
      AC = Alpha Centauri (in Civ II)
      SS = Space Ship
      HG = Hanging Gardens
      GL = Great Library
      GW = Great Wall
      Col = Colossus
      CO = Copernicus' Observatory
      KRC = King Richard's Crusade
      MPE = Marco Polo's Embassy
      STWA = Sun Tzu's War Academy
      ST = Shakespeare's Theatre, Sun Tzu
      MC = Michelangelo's Chapel
      ASTC = Adam Smith's Trading Company
      DW = Darwin's Voyage
      ET = Eiffel Tower
      LW = Leonardo's Workshop
      INC = Isaac Newton's College
      WS = Women's Suffrage
      SoL = Statue of Liberty
      UN = United Nations
      CfC = Cure for Cancer
      ACS = Apolyton Civilization Site
      OT = Off Topic Forum
      ToT = Test of Time
      SMAC = Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
      CTP = Call To Power
      MGE = Multiplayer Gold Edition
      CiC = Conflicts in Civilization


      • #4
        AS: artificial stupidity (if you have a really stupid computer)


        • #5

          Thanks very much.



          • #6
            I think my PC has a particularly severe case of AS
            In my house there's this light switch that doesn't do anything. Every so often I would flick it on and off just to check. Yesterday, I got a call from a woman in Germany. She said, "cut it out!"


            • #7
              AI Artificial Idiot
              MWHC My Wife Hates Civ

              Boston Red Sox are 2004 World Series Champions!


              • #8
                I thought it best to answer a question from another thread here, digging this old thread up to add some more abbreviations.

                WLTxD - We Love The x Day.
                SSC - Super Science City.
                FW - Fantastic Worlds.
                CiC - Conflicts in Civilization.
                Hasdrubal's Home.
                Ceterum censeo Romam esse delendam.


                • #9
                  With the number of challenges being explored (see thread there's bound to be more. One not listed here is:

                  SOC: Space Odyssey Challenge.

                  And watch out for
                  FOCC: my dubbing of Tom dM's tough Fundamentalist OCC (debut in OCC12).


                  • #10
                    ... and watch out for references to posters such as AH = Alexander's Horse ...

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                    "Our words are backed by empty wine bottles! - SG(2)
                    "One of our Scouse Gits is missing." - -Jrabbit


                    • #11
                      well, Johnmcd's link doesn't work, so I'll ask here: What does IIRC mean? I see it a lot but I don't know what it is.

                      "We sought to throw a raging lion ashore; what we got was a stranded whale!" -Winston Curchill on the Battle of Anzio

                      "Quis custodes ipsos custodiet?" -Juvenal

                      "I can walk!!" -Dr. Strangelove
                      Georgi Nikolai Anzyakov, Commander Grand Northern Front, Red Front Democracy Game


                      • #12
                        If I Remember Correctly
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