Are there any differences between RTS games and MOBA games?

Gaming Lexicon: Abbreviations that you need to know

RTS, FPS, MOBA and Co.

Linguistically, the world of video games is dominated by English and peppered with dozens of abbreviations. Here you will find abbreviations and terms that you should know.

AI - "Artificial intelligence"

Artificial intelligence plays a major role in games. The AI ​​controls your opponents in single player modes and ensures that you are served a challenge even without human opponents.

CPU - "Central Processing Unit"

Your computer's processor is essential for the speed of programs. Newer games have higher demands on your PC. If he can't handle a game anymore, it might be time to get a new one.

CS - "Counter-Strike", "Creep score"

The first abbreviation that has more than just one meaning: "CS" usually describes the popular shooter "Counter-Strike". In games like "DOTA 2" or "League of Legends", CS "Creep Score" describes how many little monsters you have on your conscience. A higher CS means more gold that can be invested in strong items that enhance your character.

E3 - "Electronic Entertainment Expo"

Probably the most important games fair of the year takes place in Los Angeles. There is a lot of information and announcements about the latest games here.

FPS - "First-Person Shooter", "Frames Per Second"

This commonly used abbreviation has two meanings. A first-person shooter (also called first person shooter) is a shooter that is played from the first person perspective, i.e. from the point of view of the shooter. The more technical term “Frames Per Second” describes how many images flicker across the screen in one second: the higher this value, the smoother the game runs.

HUD - "Head-Up-Display"

The HUD shows you certain status indicators (such as health, ammunition, etc.) in the game without you having to open a menu.

Hz - "Hertz"

The physical unit for frequency indicates how fast a processor works - in other words, how powerful it is.

MMO - "Massively Multiplayer Online"

MMOs are games whose structure is designed to be played by a large number of players simultaneously and together. This term can be further specified to cover certain genres. The best-known MMOs are MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). This group includes, for example, "World of Warcraft" or "Final Fantasy XIV".

MOBA - "Multiplayer Online Battle Arena"

In the genre, which is mainly characterized by a flourishing e-sports scene, players with heroes, champions or the like compete against other players. Both team player characteristics and individual skills in dealing with the respective hero are necessary to be able to shine here. "League of Legends", "DOTA 2" or "Heroes of the Storm" belong to this type.

RPG - "Role-Playing Game"

Role playing games are one of the most popular genres in the video game world. Accordingly, you often stumble across this designation. Every now and then the term JRPG appears, which then specifically refers to role-playing games from Japan.

RTS - "Real Time Strategy"

Real-time strategy is a genre that was particularly popular in the 90s, but is now experiencing a small renaissance. Games like the "Warcraft", "Starcraft" or the "Age of Empires" series belong to this type.

TBS - "Turn-Based Strategy"

In the second popular strategy genre, gamers have enough time to plan their moves between the individual game rounds. While your commands are implemented immediately in real-time strategy, in this game you act in a round system. One of the most famous representatives here is the "Civilization" series.

UI - "User Interface"

A UI is usually the entirety of the menus and displays in a game.