FoW Common Terms, Abbreviations and Vocabulary
The differences between a Moderator (Mod) and an Administrator (Admin) is the most common mistake that is made when people are posting in the forums.
The main difference between an admin and a mod: Admins GET PAID! Mods DO NOT GET PAID. Administrators are Uken staff. Moderators are volunteer players.
A Moderator is selected by Uken and the FoW community to watch over the game. They have limited abilities that normal players do not have. They are able to close, lock or move threads on the forums, as well as mute players (for 24 hours) who are unruly.
An Administrator is someone who works for Uken; they are the people who read and reply to any emails you may send. An Administrator is the person you should be attempting to contact if or when you are suspicious of another player cheating, hacking etc. They are also the people you should contact if you were reset or banned, and you feel like it was undeserving. You should not post on the forums to contact admins; instead, you should e-mail Uken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ally Code / Code - A 5 letter code that players use to add each other to their squads.
Alt Interaction - Battling any accounts that you made, warring against them, etc. These actions are not allowed. You can ally with them.
Arm Up - A player fully arms himself, equipping all of his allies with weapons and vehicles.
Arm Down - A player arms down, selling all of their weapons and vehicles, leaving himself vulnerable to attack.
Build Mode - A player arms down to maintain a low Upkeep, and will yell at you if you attack them! (Oh Noez!)
Income Mode - Same thing as build mode, the difference is that the player will not complain when you attack them! (Oh Yais!)
Camping - A player wishing to stay at the same level will splatt himself to lose experience and remain the same level.
Farming - Repeatedly attacking a player for XP or money. (not just attacking 2-3 times, but hundreds of times.)
FoW - Forces of War
Muted - To be muted is to be silenced; you will not be able to post in certain areas (Forums, Walls, etc.)
Poaching - Attacking someone who recently claimed a bounty (or is posting bounties), to "steal" money from them.
Range - Refers to battle range. You may only attack someone who is from 85%-135% of your level, aside from windows.
Reset - A player starts back at level 1, 10 Gold Bars, $100,000 - All Gold Bars previously bought are lost.
Forced Reset - A reset enforced upon a player by admins because the player was not abiding by the rules.
7 Day Reset - A player is forced to reset by an admin, but after 7 days may continue playing on their old account.
Ride/Riding - A player "rides" or is "riding" when they are on the bounty list and winning to earn XP.
Splatting - Your player dying after attacking another. When you die you lose XP. This is used to prevent your squad from leveling.
Window - The ability to attack another player; when a player hits another player who is on the bounty out of their level range, it opens a window.
Xp - Experience points; you need to gain XP in order to level.
(1/7) - Boost is 1 and amplify is 7, 1/7 is a combination of the 2 tactics (See Tactics page for more info.)(3/7) - Suppress is 3 and amplify is 7, 3/7 is a combination of the 2 tactics (See Tactics page for more info.)
(6/7) - Blitz is 6 and amplify is 7, 6/7 is a combination of the 2 tactics (See Tactics page for more info.)