NEOCRON DICTIONARY Version 1.3 By Friendly Ghost ----------------- _______________________________________________________________________________ / LEGAL MUMBO-JUMBO \__________________________________________________________ This has been said over and over, but apparently people still don't say it enough. This FAQ is Copyright 2002 Friendly Ghost, all rights reserved. This document may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. Don't rip my work; if you want to post it somewhere, or want to use information contained in it, just ask me via email. That's not too difficult is it? Currently, the only sites permitted to have this document are: http://www.gamefaqs.com http://DLH.net http://www.neoseeker.com If you ever see this document on any other site (or magazine) than the one(s) listed here, please notify me immediately. Neocron is Copyright 2002 CDV Software Entertainment AG. All rights reserved. Neocron is a trademark of CDV Software Entertainment AG or Reakktor.com in Germany and/or other lands. Any other credits are given in the appropriate section. Any, and all other trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. _______________________________________________________________________________ ___/ ABOUT THIS FAQ \__________________________________________________________ This dictionary is intended for all the new players out there; newbies without much experience, who are confronted with the world of "Neocron talk". Here you will find the meaning of many of the strange in-game terms that people use to talk with each other inside the Neocron world. Beware though, that this guide won't cover the classic "c u around" or "where r u?" expressions, which are mostly common anywhere, but it will help you understand what that one guy said when he typed "repping to TH, meet me in sec 2 core 3". This is my first FAQ, so don't be too harsh; I'm trying my best. Enjoy. Coming to the structure of this FAQ, it has been divided into three sections. The first covers everyday language in Neocron (such as the example I wrote above); the second covers the short names given by players to specific locations (such as Neocron City); the third and last section covers some of the names that have been given to shops over time. _______________________________________________________________________________ ______/ VERSION HISTORY \______________________________________________________ January 27, 2003 V1.3: Added Neoseeker to the authorized sites list, and added two things to the dictionary (in part three). January 09, 2003. V1.2: Added some stuff, especially the material sent by Starkiller. Done some typo correction and spellchecking. Removed some server info, as it is no longer necessary (with more people joining each day, and many others creating new characters on different servers, these terms may appear virtually on any server in the game). Changed some of the text too. December 05, 2002. V1.1: Added DLH to the authorized sites list. Made some spellchecking, and performed some corrections here and there. Added a few things in the Everyday Talk section. November 26, 2002. V.1.0: Wrote this FAQ on a dark, foggy and stormy evening. Looks like here in Switzerland we can have pretty nice rainstorms as well. Just in case you were wondering, the answer is no, I hadn't got anything better to do. _______________________________________________________________________________ _________/ CONTENTS \__________________________________________________________ THE DICTIONARY: Part one: Common everyday language Part two: Cities and other locations Part three: Shops and factions _______________________________________________________________________________ ____________/ THE DICTIONARY \_________________________________________________ The word you will be searching for is written IN CAPITAL LETTERS, and the explanation will follow after the "=" sign. You will be given additional info where it is available (such as on which servers it is commonly spoken, and some examples of use). If there is more than one meaning for the same word, it will be marked with a number between brackets. This way you get a different explanation for every meaning that the word has. The world of Neocron is constantly evolving, so this guide is surely not yet complete (and probably will never be). If you see anything strange I might add to this dictionary, just let me know, and you will be given proper credit. ---------------------------------- PART ONE: Common everyday language ---------------------------------- BARTER = someone with a fairly high Barter skill. Common. BBS = stands for "Bulletin Board System", or "Forum". Highly uncommon. BP = short for "BluePrint". Commonly used on all servers. Example of use: "I'm looking for tank bp, I pay well". Often this is used as a verb. Example of use: "I need to bp this". CONSTRUCTOR = someone with a fairly high Construction skill. Highly common. DEV = short for "Developer". It usually refers to Reakktor, the developer of the Neocron game. FLATLINED = this is a tough one. This term comes from Cyberpunk RPGs, and it's simply another way to say "dead". I think I used it myself. Once. GENEREP = what "GeneReplicators" are commonly called on all servers. GENREP = what "GeneReplicators" are usually called on European servers by German or Italian players. GM = stands for "GameMaster". These are employees at CDV and Reakktor that keep an eye on what happens in the game, and help people in need. GOGADGET = a very funny way of calling a "GoGuardian". GOGO = this is what "GoGuardian" are usually called. Other common terms are GOGU, GO GO, and GO GU. GUARDIAN = another name for "GoGuardian". Very uncommon. HACKER = someone with a fairly high Hacking skill. IMP = short for the name "Implant". Uncommon. Example of use: "looking for imp part reg#987-D38H6-E". This is used also as a verb on European servers with predominant German language. Example of use: "kannst du impen?" (german for "can you implant?"). IMPER = short for "Implanter". Commonly used on European servers. IRL = Stands for "In Real Life". Refers to any locations or events outside of the Neocron game world, such as a party at your nearest disco. Uncommon. KK(1) = another way to say "okay"; it just puts more emphasis to it. I've seen it rarely though. KK(2) = a short for "Reakktor". In other words, it refers to the game developer. An example of use might be: "Hey, KK needs to know this!". MU = whoops! This must have slipped in... If you ever see this word popping up on your chat screen, then it could happen for only 3 reasons: 1-You eavesdropped on a conversation between my team members. 2-You are a member/enemy of my team. 3-One of my team members fumbled on the comm screen settings. Don't worry though, it's just an unusual and funny way to say "hello". NP = stands for "no problem". NPC = stands for "Non-Playing Character". All shop clerks, security guards, and monsters as well, are NPC. This means that they are controlled by the AI or a GameMaster. PC = no, it's not Personal Computer. It stands for "Player Character". PK = stands for "Player Killer". It's someone who, bored with the game, delights in destroying other people's plans by killing their PC. Anyone whining about "being pked" somewhere, has met one of these, and lost. PLZ = stands for "please". POKE = short, and strange term, for the verb "to implant". Apparently this name was used in the beta version of the game and has been used since. POKER = short, and strange, term for "Implanter". PPL = short for "people". REC = highly uncommon, it's the shortcut for "recycle" in any form. REP(1) = short for "Replicate". The complete form would be "to GeneReplicate", so it is actually a verb. It indicates the intention of teleporting to any location via GeneRep. Example of use: "repping to Jeriko, cya". REP(2) = short for "Repair". Referring to the explanation above, if you find someone saying "looking for weapon repper", he's looking for a guy who can repair weapons. REPPER = someone with a fairly high Repair skill. RPG = stands for "Role-Playing Game". RUNNER = another word for "PC", or "Player Character". TERMINAL = this is what "CityCom Stations" are commonly called. THX = stands for "thank you", or "thanks". TL = short for "Tech Level". Common. Example of use: "poke anything to TL 66". TY = another way of saying "thank you". This is what I, and the people who are helping me, came up with for now. With this, you should now be able to understand what the guy who just approached you wants, when he asks: "poke, plz?". On the other hand, you will know when to say sorry when someone says: "stop or I call a GM!". ------------------------------------ PART TWO: Cities and other locations ------------------------------------ MB = short for "Military Base". NC = short for "Neocron City". TG = short for "Twilight Guardians". TWG = another short for "Twilight Guardians". TH = short for "Tech Haven". Sometimes abbreviations show up; in such a case you may see things like "Jeriko" instead of "Jeriko Fortress", "Krupp" instead of "Krupp Factory", "Regant's" instead of "Regant's Legacy", or "Avenger" instead of "Avenger mines". I'm not going to list them all, because there are too many locations to keep track of if I would do that. Just check the world map and you'll find what they're talking about. Inside cities, other forms of shortcuts are used to provide information on current whereabouts. For example, inside Neocron City people will simply say they're in "plaza 2", leaving out the "sector" in between. In very extreme cases, or in small places such as Tech Haven, they might directly say "I'm in TH 2", which means he/she is in Tech Haven Sector 2. These too are too much to keep track of, so I'll skip them. You'll learn them with time, and use. Very extreme forms of shortcut can also be seen in the form of single letters. In such cases, a location like "plaza sector 2" will simply appear as "P2". The Pepper Park sectors will have their own as well ("Pepper Park sector 3" will thus appear as "PP2"). "Via Rosso 3", to mention another example (and exception), will appear as "Via3". If you're travelling outdoors, you will likely no longer see any of the above terms locations. Instead, the players will reveal their whereabouts by using the map sectors. If a player says he's currently in "E_05", to find him you'll need to open the world map screen and intersect the row and column mentioned. In the case of this player, he's likely somewhere in the mountain range around Tech Haven. In short, they talk using the coordinate system of the world map. ------------------------------ PART THREE: Shops and factions ------------------------------ ARCHER = short for "Archer & Wesson". A&W = stands for "Archer & Wesson". CA(1) = stands for "City Admin". CA(2) = stands for "Clan Appartment". I put this here because, with time, the clans actually become like veritable factions. CRYTON = short for "Cryton's Techtools". Also seen as "CRYTON'S". DIAMOND = short for "Diamond Real Estates". MC = short for "MediCare". Rarely used. N8 = the alliance between all TT affiliated clans. TANGENT = short for "Tangent Technologies". TAYLOR = short for "Taylor's Biochem". Also seen as "TAYLOR'S". TT = short for "Tangent Techologies". Not much more to say here. Just couldn't come up with anything else for now. _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________/ THE LAST WORDS \______________________________________________ As I said, this FAQ is still incomplete, and many more strange words may be born in the Neocron world over the years. I'll try to keep track of them, but should I ever fail, I hope I can count on you runners out there to keep me updated. Any questions, or CONSTRUCTIVE critics and suggestions are welcome, but make sure you put "Neocron" somewhere in the subject if you're emailing me (it may take some time for a reply, so please be patient). Another way to contact me is through the Neocron message board at GameFAQs; I look into it every now and then. My email: email@example.com I would like to tell you where to find me in game, but that would attract much unwanted attention as well. _______________________________________________________________________________ __________________/ CREDITS AND THANKS \_______________________________________ Karador and Iori: for giving me the "poke" info. Necro Nemo: for the GoGadget gag. Starkiller: for all the material you sent me. CDV and Reakktor: hell guys, you made a great game! GameFAQs: you posted it, so I ought to thank you. DLH.net: for asking me kindly and politely to use my FAQ. I couldn't refuse.