Cheevo - Short for achievement. Other shortened versions such as: “Achievo”, “Chievo”, “Achs”, “Achievs”, etc. are unholy terms and you won’t get into heaven if you say them.
Hundo - Short for one hundred percent achievements (100%); used as a noun and verb (“Deus Ex was a good hundo” - “I just hundoed 12 games today”). Some dangerous people slightly change this slang and say “hundro” or “hundie” (wordplay of “undies” for underwear and “hundo”).
AGC - Abbreviation for “Average Game Completion” Percentage
RNG - Originally stood for “Random Number Generator” but it is now used to refer to all randomness or luck in games. Certain achievements can be known as “RNG” achievements if they are significantly luck-based.
Grind - “Grinding a game” refers to repeating a same set of actions again and again. “Grind” achievements are achievements that require you to do the same, tedious/boring actions many times, such as “kill 10,000 enemies” or the dreaded combo of “RNG Grind” in Monster Hunter World to find all gold crowns. Games requiring a lot of grind are known as “grindy” games.
Missable - A “missable” achievement is an achievement in a game where if you miss it and progress past that section of the game, you will not be able to return without some specific save file taking you back to that part of the game. RPGs are notorious for missables.
Limited – A “limited” achievement is any achievement in a game where a choice must be made between two or more items and that decision is final for that playthrough of the game. Some games award achievements immediately at the choice, and you can reload a save to get the other – but some games require long limited branching paths.
Pop / Unlock - The verb for earning an achievement is to “pop an achievement” or “unlock an achievement”.
Brokens - Not correctly implemented achievements or achievements that were added before the related content is released; also meant for achievements that can’t be gotten anymore because of patches breaking them, removing the related stuff in-game or servers shutting down for MP-cheevos.
MP / Coop / Co-Op - Refers to Multiplayer achievements or games.
Invalidated - When someone has a game that appears suspicious of cheating, they will have the point value for that game nullified on various achievement trackers - that game is then referred to as “invalidated”.
Spam / Spam Game - A spam game is any game with extremely overly-granular achievements or repetitive achievements, such as “jump 1 time, 2 times, 3 times, 4 times, etc.”.
Depot / Depoting - “Depoting” a game refers to the practice of installing an older patch build of a game’s code to go back to an older version of the game. This is only allowed to be done for achievement hunters in cases where a game updated and broke a previously working achievement.
Restricted Games - These are games that are newly released on Steam and have not yet met certain popularity thresholds to be listed as a “trusted / real” game on Steam. They do not count as a +1 for game ownership or +1 hundo, their achievements do not count on your Steam profile, and they have a maximum of 100 cheevos. This is Valve’s countermeasure to address “Fake Games” in effect since June 14, 2018.
The Cap / AStats Cap - There are two different point caps in place on AStats:
- 10,000 maximum point cap (this was heavily debated and is still hated by many achievement hunters).
- 10 point cap, primarily used for spam games or games that have a high percentage of achievements that can be gotten very easily/fast - AStats has an algorithm that automatically sets these types of games as 10 point-capped.
Stacking - When a game has multiple achievements for the same goal under multiple difficulties, the achievements “stack” if completing the achievement at a higher difficulty also unlocks the same lower difficulty achievements or “do not stack” if you must complete each difficulty one-by-one.
Greens - Unverified members of 100Pals
Purples - Verified members of 100Pals
Banned - Usually refers to someone who is banned either on AStats or 100Pals
Verified - Unfortunately, there are many ways to cheat achievements so all 100Pals members are required to maintain a public profile and get both manually/automatically checked for any history of cheating. Getting verified is the first step to being an achievement hunter in good standing.
Squad / Squad Up / Squadron - slang terms for cooperative multiplayer online play between Pals.
Ditch - Used both jokingly and seriously, this is the verb used for when someone abandons a scheduled game session or does not join something they were expected to.
VOIP / VOIP up - VOIP is the acronym for “Voice Over Internet Protocol”, also known as voice chat. When Pals play MP games together they will very often tell each other to “voip up” and join one of the public 100Pals voice chat channels together to show they are ready and to play the game more effectively with voice chat.
Trap - “Trap” is used for a game that is known to have broken or very hard achievement(s) so that players starting it might be trapped in never being able to hundo it; also sometimes used for sketchy looking games that seem like they could have brokens or impossible to get achievements; also used for games that are very likely to get more troublesome achievements added in the near future.
Cheese - Non-cheating strategies in games that take advantage of glitches/exploits/bad AI/non-standard gameplay to make certain challenges more easy.
Milk - Opposite of cheese - milk is a joke term/emote used when a user does something “very legit” such as avoiding useful glitches or refusing to use allowed tools such as autoclickers, etc.
Scout / Scouting - “Scouting” games is a time-honored tradition on 100Pals where players take great risks with their AGC (Average Game Completion Percentage) by exploring new games to determine if the achievements are working / how long the game takes to hundo / if any major cheese or glitches exist. A “Scout” is someone who often participates in scouting games and helps with curations on the Achievement Scout curators.
Huninstall - When you immediately uninstall a game the moment after you hundo it, usually because you hated the game and never want to think of it again.
Dadbucks - 100Pals has a long history of in-jokes involving fathers paying for games or expensive DLC/etc. - “dadbucks” are currency provided to you by a father.
Same / Same but… - Long-running in-joke started by Xeinok where users agree to something by saying “same” or disagree to something by saying “same but… [something very different from what the original person said]”
Various Types of 100%
Rehundo - Getting the hundo in a game again, after it got more achievements, for example due to DLCs getting added. Rehundos are very common on Steam where games are often living things receiving updates and patches through the years.
Fundo - A hundo that was particularly good and had enjoyable achievements.
Fastdo / Speedrun Hundo - if a person completes a game in a shorter than average time due to impressive skill or luck with RNG stuff; can also be used to describe short games in general.
Firstdo - If you are the first person to hundo a game on any tracker-site or first one to re-hundo it after a content update, etc.
Easydo / Easy Hundo - Hundos that are very easy and often quick.
Bundo - A bundo is a family-shared hundo - they are referred to as “bundos” because User Bunny infamously family-shared with many many users.
Set / Setdo - A set is a completion of a series of games, like beating all games made by Valve or all games that take place in the Final Fantasy story world.
1mindo / Sacred 1mindo - A hundo that is complete with only 1minute of in-game time (the minimum possible since Steam starts at 1min).
Spamdo - A hundo of a spam game.
AStats Hundo - AStats counts a game as completed 100% (and award 100% bonus points) if every non-broken/working cheevo that is publicly available was unlocked.
Brokendo - Similar to an AStats Hundo - another term for a hundo in a game minus known broken achievements.
Theoretical Hundo - When you have completed everything in a game except for a very small number of broken/not understood achievements - often used in a joking way when someone simply has not figured out the final achievements.
Refundo - The act of purchasing a game, quickly hundoing it under the 2-hour return limit, and then requesting a refund for it (“refundoing” a game). This is a scummy, deplorable act no matter how “bad” you think the game is and it will get you banned from the community quickly.
Restrictedo - A hundo of a restricted game.
Tracker - An “achievement tracker” is a website/service built specifically for tracking detailed achievement statistics, often including leaderboards. Visit the Resources page to see more info about our recommended trackers.
List of Trackers:
AStats - AStats.nl, the OG Steam Tracker with points based Leaderboards created by Mytharox 🇳🇱
CME - completionist.me, Personal Achievement Tracker created by luchaos 🇦🇹
SH - SteamHunters.com, modern Tracker with points based Leaderboards created by Rudey 🇳🇱
TSA - TrueSteamAchievements.com, Steam iteration of the TrueNetwork Trackers created by Rich Stone 🇬🇧
TA - TrueAchievements, Xbox Achievements and Gamerscore Tracker with tools and guides, original TrueNetwork tracker, created by Rich Stone 🇬🇧
TT - TrueTrophies, PlayStation Achievements Tracker with tools and guides, created by Rich Stone 🇬🇧
PSNP - PSNProfiles, PlayStation consoles Achievement Tracker with leaderboards and beautiful profiles, created by Gaming Profiles Ltd. 🇬🇧
EXO - Exophase, Multiplatform tracker covering consoles/PC/mobile with simplistic leaderboards/stats, created by Mike Bendel 🇺🇸
MGS - MetaGamerScore.com, Multi Platform Tracker with points based Leaderboards and Ranked Crews created by primal_r 🇸🇪
RA - RetroAchievements.org, Achievements for Games on Retro Consoles with points based Leaderboards created by ScottFromDerby 🇬🇧