StarCraft Brood War Dictionary

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    • T - Terran race.
    • Tank Push - Process of Sieging some Terran Siege Tanks while leaving others Unsieged, and slowly pushing forward in a leapfrog manner.
    • Technology Tree - The logical progression of technologies that a race possesses. Climbing the technology tree involves constructing a set order of buildings in order to reach the higher, more advance, units or technologies. The highest technologies are said to be at the top of the technology tree.
    • Temple or LT - The Lost Temple. The most played Melee and Ladder scenario.
    • TM - Team melee. A game mode where several players and/or races share the same base and units.
    • Toss - Protoss Race.
    • Tribunal - Protoss Arbiter Tribunal.
    • Trigger - Triggers are the heart of the Campaign Editor and the key to creating original and inventive scenarios. Using plain English, the Trigger system allows you to set up actions that activate when particular conditions are met. You can destroy or create units, allocate resources, transmit messages to the players and even modify the actions of computer controlled players.
    • T_T - Korean smiley for a sad face. The T is a sad eye with a tear rolling down the chin and the _ is the mouth.
    • Turbo Newbie - The process of dropping on a cliff overlooking an enemy expansion. More commonly just called Cliff Drops.
    • Turtle - Overdefending your base often by having too much defense structures like Terran Bunkers, Protoss Photon Cannons, and Zerg Sunken/Spore Colonies.
    • TvB or BvT - Top vs. Bottom. In the game lobby, it's the top players in the list against the bottom players in the list.
     
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    • UC - Unit control. (See Micro)
    • Ultra - Zerg Ultralisk.
    • Ultra Cavern - Zerg Ultralisk Cavern.
    • UMS - Use Map Settings. A common term for custom maps that do not use melee rules. UMS games don't affect your record on battle.net.
    • Upg - Upgrade.
    • User - Player.
     
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    • Valk - Terran Valkyrie.
    • Vanilla - Original StarCraft.
    • Vult - Terran Vulture.
    • Vult Raid - The process of using Terran Vultures, more typically Speed Vults, to run past enemy defenses and head straight for the Mineral Line in order to kill their Workers.
     
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    • Wall In - A cluster of buildings placed in such a way to prevent access beyond the wall in to enemy units. Wall in's are commonly used at the tops of ramps, and usually involve two Terran Supply Depots and a Barracks. The most common use of this build type is as Terran against Protoss opponents.
    • Waypoint - StarCraft allows you to guide units along using waypoints. Select the units, then hold down Shift. While holding Shift down, select Attack then while continuing to hold down shift, repeatedly select attack and click on each point on either the mini-map or main screen you want the units to travel to. When you are done, release shift. You can also do the same thing by right-clicking on the map, but that will issue a Move order instead. As your forces are traveling to the various waypoints, they will not stop or respond to any attacks on them. Move should only be used if you don't think the units will be attacked.
    • WO - Walk over. When someone does not show up for a game in a tournament.
    • Worker - Terran SCV, Protoss Probe, Zerg Drone.
    • Worker Rush - To take all or some of your workers and attack your enemy, usually really early in the game.
    • Worker Split or Split - To set workers to different mineral patches often in the very beginning of the game. (See cloning)
     
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    • X Trick - In a game, tell someone to press Alt+XXX see a nude picture of a Medic. By pressing Alt+XX, you exit StarCraft.(Also see Q Trick)
     
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    • Z - Zerg race.
    • Zeal or Zel or Zlot or Lot - Protoss Zealot.
    • Zealot Bomb - Strategy where Protoss Zealots are droped from a Protoss Shuttle directly above enemy Terran Siege Tanks(Siege Mode). Dropping Protoss Zealots on top of Terran Siege Tanks will trigger other nearby Terran Siege tanks and/or Terran Spider Mines to fire on the Protoss Zealots causing large amounts of friendly splash damage to the target Terran Siege Tank.
    • Zero Clutter - Money map where all the mineral patches are stacked on top of each other looking as there is only one mineral patch. The base is clutter free and there is more room for buildings.
    • Zzang - Korean word standing in reference to Starcraft as the top player.
     
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    (#'s & Other Characters)
    • 0 Clutter - See Zero-Clutter
    • #/# - Refer's to the level of upgrades. The left digit is Weapons Upg, while the right is Armor. For Protoss units, its Attack/Armor/Shields.
    • #v1# or #vs# - The number of players in game match-up in the teams. Can also be 2v1, 3v1, and so on.
    • ##:## - The designations of teams in 2v2 or more games, where the numbers refers to the slots in screen just before the game starts.
    • 7vs1 - See Comp-Stomp.
    • 10/9 - Extractor Trick or ET for short. The process of creating Drones up until you cap at 9/9 supply, creating an Extractor to go down to 8/9 supply, building another Drone to go back to 9/9, then cancelling the Extractor to go up to 10/9. It is used to boost the Zerg player's economy while an Overlord is being produced.
    • 6-pool - Creating a Spawning Pool upon reaching 6 control.
    • 9-pool - Creating a Spawning Pool upon reaching 9 control.
    • 200 pop - Maximum supply/control/psi. This can however be overcome by using spells like mind control, or the zerg can do the extractor trick, but using other building types.
    • ^^ - A Korean smiley equal to :). Resembling an anime character's smile, where the eyes fully close and curve sharply. The ^^ are eyes and a variant is ^-^.
    • //OYO\\ - A Korean smiley, showing...a female....torso. ;)
    • (x x) O=('.'O) - A man boxing someone in the head.
    • Map positions - Commonly referred to as hands on a clock, 3, 6, 9, 12 o'clock etc. They are meant for easy reference of a location on the map with respect to a clock. 3 o'clock would be left-middle, 6 o'clock would be bottom-middle, etc. This is on a 4 player map like temple. On maps like Hunters or BGH, other clocks can be used such as 2, 4, 7, etc.
    • TvZ or PvZ or ZvZ etc - Refers to the game match-ups. The v designates versus and the other letters refer to the first letter of each race participating. Terran is T, Protoss is P, Zerg is Z. R refers to Random.
    • # - Means channel. For example if someone types 'join #blood', he wants you to join channel blood.
    • &/"(#&\("&GH# - Usually means your ally is in need of urgent help! Whenever your ally incoherently types nonsense, take a look at his base...:p
     
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