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== A glossary of common terms you will find within the game and on the forums ==
 
== A glossary of common terms you will find within the game and on the forums ==
 
  
 
=== '''ANFO''' ===
 
=== '''ANFO''' ===
'''A'''mmonium '''N'''itrate / '''F'''uel '''O'''il. A type of [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining.
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'''A'''mmonium '''N'''itrate / '''F'''uel '''O'''il. A type of [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. In Mine Things, it is the purple [[Explosives|explosive]]. Expected finds: about 60 items.
  
 
=== '''BLU-82''' ===
 
=== '''BLU-82''' ===
Nicknamed the "daisy cutter" in Vietnam and in Afghanistan, the BLU-82 is a 15,000 pound conventional bomb. A type of [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining.
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Nicknamed the "daisy cutter" in Vietnam and in Afghanistan, the BLU-82 is a 15,000 pound conventional bomb. In Mine Things, it is the orange [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 150 items.
  
 
=== '''Bounty Hunter''' ===
 
=== '''Bounty Hunter''' ===
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=== '''BPH''' ===
 
=== '''BPH''' ===
Buckets per hour. Normally when someone refers to their BPH, they are talking about the combined value for all of their active mines.
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Buckets per hour - The rate at which your mining bot is digging. It can be increase by equipment, another mine or gadgets. On average it takes 180 buckets to get an item. Normally when someone refers to their BPH, they are talking about the combined value for all of their active mines.
  
 
=== '''Bubble''' ===
 
=== '''Bubble''' ===
A convoy of vehicles travelling along the same route. The outer vehicles carry low value items, protecting the higher value items in the centre. E.g.
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A convoy of vehicles traveling along the same route. The outer vehicles carry low value items, protecting the higher value items in the center. E.g.
  
 
V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 '''V6''' V7 V8 V9 V10 V11
 
V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 '''V6''' V7 V8 V9 V10 V11
  
If V1 to V11 are vehicles, the high value items could be placed in '''V6'''. Pirates / highwaymen attacking from either end of the “bubble” would not be able to engage '''V6'''. See [[Bubble]] for more details.
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If V1 to V11 are vehicles, the high value items could be placed in '''V6'''. Pirates or highwaymen attacking from either end of the “bubble” would not be able to engage '''V6'''. This works best with more vehicles, and if all the vehicles are the same type (or at least traveling at the same speed). See [[Bubble]] for more details.
  
 
=== '''Burbana''' ===
 
=== '''Burbana''' ===
A [[Cities|city]] within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players.
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A [[Cities|city]] in Aso within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players.
  
 
=== '''C-4''' ===
 
=== '''C-4''' ===
A type of [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining.
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The red [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 20 items.
  
 
=== '''Cissna''' ===
 
=== '''Cissna''' ===
A [[Cities|city]] within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players.
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A [[Cities|city]] in Aso within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players.
  
 
=== '''Credits''' ===
 
=== '''Credits''' ===
Used only in the game shop, credits can be bought with real money or earned by providing services to the game. They can, amongst other things, provide a quick route to purchasing new mines. See also [[Gold]].
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Used only in the game shop, credits can be bought with real money, earned by providing services to the game or earned by returning mines to the game. They can, amongst other things, provide a quick route to purchasing new mines and additional inventory. See also [[Gold]].
  
 
=== '''Daigard''' ===
 
=== '''Daigard''' ===
A [[Cities|city]] within the game. A [[Ships|ship]] must be purchased and 20 melds achieved before this city can be accessed by new players.
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A [[Cities|city]] in Aso within the game. A [[Ships|ship]] must be purchased and 10 melds achieved before this city can be accessed by new players.
  
 
=== '''Dynamite''' ===
 
=== '''Dynamite''' ===
A type of [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining.
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The green [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 2.2 items.
  
 
=== '''Exoskeleton''' ===
 
=== '''Exoskeleton''' ===
 
A piece of mining [[Equipment]] that has been replaced by the mine cart.
 
A piece of mining [[Equipment]] that has been replaced by the mine cart.
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=== '''Factory''' ===
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A [[Factories|factory]] must be constructed by a manufacturer in his/her home city, and requires 20 ore and 9000 components to build. Factories can produce improved mining robots, aircraft, repair damaged items, and many other things.
  
 
=== '''Gadgets''' ===
 
=== '''Gadgets''' ===
[[Gadgets]] can be mined and, for a limited time, provide a boost to players’ stats or give new features not available by other means.
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[[Gadgets]] can be mined and, for a limited time, provide a boost to a player’s stats or give new features not available by other means.
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=== '''GloryX''' ===
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Also known as Glory or GloryHole, he is the main scammer in Minethings. Does not play well with others. See http://wiki.minethings.com/index.php?title=Gloryx
  
 
=== '''Gold''' ===
 
=== '''Gold''' ===
The main currency within the game. All transactions in the markets are conducted in [[Gold|gold]]. See also Credits
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The main currency within the game. All transactions in the markets are conducted in [[Gold|gold]]. See also Credits.
  
 
=== '''Guard''' ===
 
=== '''Guard''' ===
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=== '''Harmond''' ===
 
=== '''Harmond''' ===
A [[Cities|city]] within the game. All new players start in this city.
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A [[Cities|city]] in Aso within the game. All new players start in this city.
  
 
=== '''Highwayman''' ===
 
=== '''Highwayman''' ===
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=== '''Hunter''' ===
 
=== '''Hunter''' ===
A generic name for two professions you can choose, a Guard on land, a Bounty Hunter at sea. They exclusively hunt thieves for bounties. The Guard profession (land version) was originally named Hunter.
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A generic name for two professions you can choose, a Guard on land, a Bounty Hunter at sea. They exclusively hunt thieves for bribes. The Guard profession (land version) was originally named Hunter.
  
 
=== '''Japhet''' ===
 
=== '''Japhet''' ===
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=== '''M-80''' ===
 
=== '''M-80''' ===
A largely illegal US firework. A type of [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining.
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A largely illegal US firework. In Mine Things, it is the yellow [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 0.6 of an item, or 60% chance of an item.
  
 
=== '''Melds''' ===
 
=== '''Melds''' ===
Melds are the "trophies" of Minethings. Full article: [[:Category:Melds|Melds]]
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Melds are the "trophies" of Minethings. They also give boosts and unlock new professions. Full article: [[:Category:Melds|Melds]]
  
 
=== '''Merchant''' ===
 
=== '''Merchant''' ===
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=== '''Mod''' ===
 
=== '''Mod''' ===
'''Mod'''erator. Somebody who has been given extra privileges on one or all forums.
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* '''Mod'''erator. Somebody who has been given extra privileges on one or all forums.
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* A thing which improves the stats of a vehicle.
  
 
=== '''MT''' ===
 
=== '''MT''' ===
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=== '''Pirate Peak''' ===
 
=== '''Pirate Peak''' ===
A [[Cities|city]] within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players. There are no mines or market at this city.
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A [[Cities|city]] in Aso within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players. There are no mines or market at this city.
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=== '''Sentry''' ===
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Either Guard or Bounty Hunter.
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=== '''Thief''' ===
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Either Highwayman or Pirate.
  
 
=== '''TNT''' ===
 
=== '''TNT''' ===
'''T'''ri'''n'''itro'''t'''oluene. A type of [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining.
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'''T'''ri'''n'''itro'''t'''oluene. In Mine Things, it is the blue [[Explosives|explosive]] that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 6 items.
  
 
=== '''Trader''' ===
 
=== '''Trader''' ===
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=== '''Trader Tree''' ===
 
=== '''Trader Tree''' ===
A [[Cities|city]] within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players. There are no mines or market at this city.
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A [[Cities|city]] in Aso within the game. A [[Vehicles|vehicle]] must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players. There are no mines or market at this city.

Latest revision as of 17:33, 23 January 2017

A glossary of common terms you will find within the game and on the forums

ANFO

Ammonium Nitrate / Fuel Oil. A type of explosive that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. In Mine Things, it is the purple explosive. Expected finds: about 60 items.

BLU-82

Nicknamed the "daisy cutter" in Vietnam and in Afghanistan, the BLU-82 is a 15,000 pound conventional bomb. In Mine Things, it is the orange explosive that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 150 items.

Bounty Hunter

Sea profession. See hunter.

BPH

Buckets per hour - The rate at which your mining bot is digging. It can be increase by equipment, another mine or gadgets. On average it takes 180 buckets to get an item. Normally when someone refers to their BPH, they are talking about the combined value for all of their active mines.

Bubble

A convoy of vehicles traveling along the same route. The outer vehicles carry low value items, protecting the higher value items in the center. E.g.

V1 V2 V3 V4 V5 V6 V7 V8 V9 V10 V11

If V1 to V11 are vehicles, the high value items could be placed in V6. Pirates or highwaymen attacking from either end of the “bubble” would not be able to engage V6. This works best with more vehicles, and if all the vehicles are the same type (or at least traveling at the same speed). See Bubble for more details.

Burbana

A city in Aso within the game. A vehicle must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players.

C-4

The red explosive that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 20 items.

Cissna

A city in Aso within the game. A vehicle must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players.

Credits

Used only in the game shop, credits can be bought with real money, earned by providing services to the game or earned by returning mines to the game. They can, amongst other things, provide a quick route to purchasing new mines and additional inventory. See also Gold.

Daigard

A city in Aso within the game. A ship must be purchased and 10 melds achieved before this city can be accessed by new players.

Dynamite

The green explosive that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 2.2 items.

Exoskeleton

A piece of mining Equipment that has been replaced by the mine cart.

Factory

A factory must be constructed by a manufacturer in his/her home city, and requires 20 ore and 9000 components to build. Factories can produce improved mining robots, aircraft, repair damaged items, and many other things.

Gadgets

Gadgets can be mined and, for a limited time, provide a boost to a player’s stats or give new features not available by other means.

GloryX

Also known as Glory or GloryHole, he is the main scammer in Minethings. Does not play well with others. See http://wiki.minethings.com/index.php?title=Gloryx

Gold

The main currency within the game. All transactions in the markets are conducted in gold. See also Credits.

Guard

Land profession. See also Hunting.

Guild

The name given to a separate forum that is only available to the members of that guild. Full details of the guilds available can be found here: http://www.minethings.com/app/webroot/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1043

Harmond

A city in Aso within the game. All new players start in this city.

Highwayman

Land profession. See Pirate.

Hunter

A generic name for two professions you can choose, a Guard on land, a Bounty Hunter at sea. They exclusively hunt thieves for bribes. The Guard profession (land version) was originally named Hunter.

Japhet

Japhet Stephens. The creator and developer of this game.

M-80

A largely illegal US firework. In Mine Things, it is the yellow explosive that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 0.6 of an item, or 60% chance of an item.

Melds

Melds are the "trophies" of Minethings. They also give boosts and unlock new professions. Full article: Melds

Merchant

Sea profession. See Trader.

Mod

  • Moderator. Somebody who has been given extra privileges on one or all forums.
  • A thing which improves the stats of a vehicle.

MT

Mine Things.

Pirate

A profession you can choose to adopt. They are pillagers of everyone and will steal all they can. This was the original name for Highwayman the land version of this profession and is still used sometimes. It is though the proper name for the sea version of this profession.

Pirate Peak

A city in Aso within the game. A vehicle must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players. There are no mines or market at this city.

Sentry

Either Guard or Bounty Hunter.

Thief

Either Highwayman or Pirate.

TNT

Trinitrotoluene. In Mine Things, it is the blue explosive that can be mined and subsequently used for mining. Expected finds: about 6 items.

Trader

A generic name for the profession you adopt to move items about, whether it be by sea or land. This is also the proper name for the land version of the profession but can be used to refer to the sea version, the Merchant.

Trader Tree

A city in Aso within the game. A vehicle must be purchased before this city can be accessed by new players. There are no mines or market at this city.