You may have already noticed, but we've just added an experimental new feature that (once we get the database built up) will allow you to see what an abbreviation means just by hovering your pointer over the word. We're calling it the Advanced Glossary and it should pop up a neat little window with a brief definition whenever you hover over an abbreviation or odd term that happens to be in our database..
For example: B2B should bring up a little window saying 'Base to Base Contact'
Ideally, almost everything that can be looked up will include a page reference for it, and maybe a brief description. For example SMF should bring up a little window that encapsulates Skimmers Moving Fast and includes a page number.
However, most things are just too long and complicated to sum up without being a pain in my ass to write up and a pain in your ass to see blocking out half the screen, so they'll often just have a page number. Plus, GW legal might not care for us giving the books away in our glossary -- sorry, Advanced Glossary.
And some things will have multiple meanings...these will always be just a phrase and page number if applicable.
For example: FW
It won't be just for game rules though. As we build it, I'm sure it'll pick up weird things like "Fireknife" (Meaning a Tau Battlesuit with Plasma and Missiles) or Smurf will probably get added in.
However, at the moment it's strictly experimental. For all we know it'll end up eating a ton of bandwidth, or driving me insane with the constant additions...so don't get too attached just yet.
Right now, I'm working on definitions and Jez is tweaking with the code, and it'll probably be a couple days before it actually gets useful.
If you want to help out with suggestions, entries, page references, that's awesome, just give us a couple days head start, and bear in mind we do have an extensive List of Abbreviations
that we're working off of, so don't rush to suggest "How about SM = Space Marines?" until a few days down the road and you don't see it yet.
Just another way we're working to make Heresy kick more ass than any other forum in the world...I mean seriously, who the fuck else is going to look up the rules and give you page numbers, just because you weren't sure what DS meant?
Nobody but Heresy, that's who, baby.