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What do these words mean?

Postby SamSam » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:49 am

Hello, I'm new to Mobile Frame and Im also rather dumb. Ive been reading some posts and I keep seeing words that confuse me. Please tell me what them mean.

discord
twankus
ldd
4pscale
7p-scale
heretech
travus
bricklink


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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby NinjaLegendDoom » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:43 am

Discord is a computer chat server, which has some Mobile Frame rooms.
Twankus is the commander and designer of Twanks LLC (fictional), and generally regarded as the instigator of the Budget Frame Wars.
LDD is Lego Digital Design, free software to build Legos.
4p scale is 4 plates is the size of a human in Lego.
7p scale (which Mobile Frames are generally built), is 7 plates for human size.
Heretech is a fictional company I created known for "corporate espionage".
Travis is a style of Lego brick with studs on 5 of the 6 sides.
BrickLink is a wonderful website with shops similar to eBay or Amazon, where you can buy Legos by the part, set or lot.

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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Blorf » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:53 pm

SamSam wrote:... rather dumb.


Don't sell yourself short. These are questions that would be difficult to find quickly on your own with a search and know for sure that you had the right definition. We have no problem answering those kinds of questions here.
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby VitorFaria » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:43 pm

Sometimes we're so drown on it we even forget we kinda developed our own lingo overtime.
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby SamSam » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:37 am

Wow, thank you all. I feel slightly smarter nows
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Joshua A.C. Newman » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:13 pm

Hey, don't call yourself dumb! Or anyone else, for that matter!

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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Hamsicco » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:24 am

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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby KungFujiApple » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:56 am

I've come to find that the instant a person has "graduated" from something is the instant they stop learning about it.
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby SamSam » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:21 pm

Ive seen moar things that I don't get. Pleesa explan them to me

PAX
HR
AT
MCF
AHU
MMMMIG

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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Aardvark17 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:12 pm

Hmm, ok. I'll go over the one's I know, hope that helps :)
PAX is a convention for tabletop (and video) games. I'm not very familiar with it myself to be honest.
HR is Valtarshol's designation for anything in the "Human Resourced" line of frames. Valtarshol can probably explain why it called Human Resourced a lot better than I can.
AT, if you're referencing what I use on my frames, stands for Aardvark Technologies, the company that in-universe creates and sells my frame designs.
I'm not sure what you're referencing with MCF and AHU :?
MMMIG stands for Monthly Mecha-Making Inspiration Game, a thing that phayze81 puts up every month with a new picture to serve as inspiration for building.

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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Mantisking » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:30 pm

SamSam wrote:Ive seen moar things that I don't get. Pleesa explan them to me

PAX

PAX is an acronym for Penny Arcade Expo, a series of conventions created by the creators of the Penny Arcade webcomic.
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Artasid » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:46 pm

Most of these I can't really help you with, but luckily Aardvark and Mantisking already have, lol. But I believe Ahu is some deity for the Ijad, or some important figure for their race. At least this is my understanding, however I could be wrong as well, so please don't quote me on it.
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Valtarshol » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:24 pm

HR as in "HR-c15" or "HR-105" is Human Resourced yeah, it's an intentional joke on the trend of real life companies assuming their customers are all stupid; they renamed the company from "General Resourced" when the Ijad were encountered to "avoid confusion."
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Shades_Corvid » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:00 pm

Artasid wrote:Most of these I can't really help you with, but luckily Aardvark and Mantisking already have, lol. But I believe Ahu is some deity for the Ijad, or some important figure for their race. At least this is my understanding, however I could be wrong as well, so please don't quote me on it.


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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Shades_Corvid » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:03 pm

MCF falls under the same lines as the HR and AT
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Re: What do these words mean?

Postby Mark Sakura » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:18 pm

Shades_Corvid wrote:MCF falls under the same lines as the HR and AT


MCF = "Medium Combat Frame". Likewise HCF and LCF are heavy and light.

The canon frames from the rulebook all have model numbers in addition to their names. (For example, "ST-07 Chub") So, some of us like to invent our own naming conventions for our builds. It's a totally optional bit of fluff.


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