The E&P Jargon-Pulverising Fictionary


#103

Ooo I’d guess Damage per shield, which is more often called ‘tile damage’


#104

I think in this context DPS shorthand for damage dealer/damage dealing/damage oriented heroes.


#105

DPS is gaming jargon for “damage per second”, where “damage” may be instant or over time (see DoT), and “second” is not to be taken literally; it’s frequently used in turn-based games.

When used attributively (like in “dps heroes”), it refers to the role (of the hero) as damage dealer (tiles, specials, DoT, whatever), as opposed to the roles of tank (defence/health/self-heal/dodge/block/damage reduction), healer (including cleanse?), support (buff/debuff/dispell/cleanse?), or crowd control (time stop? Mindless Atttack? not really any stun/freeze/petrify hero in E&P).

I guess DPS heroes could be further classified as AoA, DoT, sniper, or just tile damage heroes.

To the exclusion of special skill damage? That would be contrary to well-established gaming jargon, so I doubt it.

That’s more like it, yes.


#106

A new one that has been gaining traction especially in some of the raid videos is YOLO - I think it may have started with Wu and yellow diamonds and I’m not sure if it’s an actual acronym for anything in particular. Or if it is just short hand for “oh well … I’m screwed… let’s just hit the diamond and cross our fingers!” :rofl:


#107

YOLO = You Only Live Once


#108

That makes total sense. Thanks. :blush:


#109

One I’ve seen used occasionally:
Flip - using a player special to specifcally reverse an opposing special, such as using Boldtusk’s attack boost to counter Zeline’s debuff.


#110

Never heard that. “Flip” to me refers to flipping the board in alliance wars - killing everyone and forcing a regeneration.


#111

What is HP? I don’t see the definition in the dictionary.


#112

Can you tell me what pff means please?


#113

Can you use it in a sentence?


#114

I would expect that is health points. Does that make sense for where you’ve seen it?

I’ll add it if that is correct. It’s fairly common across gaming.


#115

If this is a serious question I’m afraid I cannot give a serious answer …

However pff where I’m at has nothing to do with E&P and is more like a nice version of a curse word when your aggravated. Instead of cursing you blow out air and make pff sound. :woman_shrugging:t3::rofl:

That’s the only pff I know. If there is an E&P version I’m missing can someone please fill me in? I know all about Mitsubishi’s and kageburritos but no pff :rofl:


#116

It’s used throughout the posts but I’ve never seen it explained. For instance, it’s recommended to use a hero with high HP as a tank and I really wasn’t sure if that stood for Hero Power or Health Power or something else entirely.

It seems like a worthy addition to the Fictionary!


#117

In that instance, I believe “hp” stands for “hit points” or “health points.” Basically how much health until they die. I still don’t see pff though unless that was a typo.


#118

HP ist health points, as seen on the above card.


#119

Thanks. I did know the heart referred to health. I just wasn’t sure that was what players were referring to when using the abbreviation HP.

I saw somewhere players saying “hit points” so that just added to my confusion.


#120

pff I don’t do combos.


#121

Yer, that’s just a written representation of a snort of disdain


#122

Thank you very much for your help!