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Alpha/Alpha Tester - Alpha refers to the short period of time in public testing before Beta. Alpha testing was only available to then-active AQW members, although anyone who had supported a previous AE game could have created a character. Alpha players received a badge for testing, as well as access to an exclusive shop via H.A.L. Droid.
Beta/Beta Tester - Beta refers to the short period of time in public testing before, usually, full release. Beta testing is currently available to all players.
Energy Points (EP) - This is the yellow bar on your character box. It gets used up when you use powers, and different powers use different amount of Energy Points. This is identical to Mana/MP in some other games. You can regenerate your energy by resting or clicking on the Power Up icon.
Experience / Experience Points (XP) - Used to level up your character. Earned by defeating monsters and completing most missions. Go here to see the amount of experience needed for each level.
Faction - These are groups of NPCs throughout HeroSmash. Do missions for them and you will earn Reputation (Rep), increasing your rank among the factions as people learn to respect (or fear) you. Go here to see the amount of reputation points needed for each rank. Factions can be found here.
Fame - The game's currency, similar to "Gold" in most other games.
Founder - Founders are players who purchased a HeroSmash upgrade before June 1st, 2011, at midnight. These players gained founder status, shown as an achievement on their character page, and access to the Founder Shop. Founder items are marked by "" tags on this wiki.
Good Luck Day - AE's version of St. Patrick's Day.
Health Points (HP) - This is the red bar on your character box or the green bar under your name (Keyboard Shortcut of V). It gets reduced when you are attacked and hit by enemies. Once you reach 0 Health, you die and you must wait 10 seconds before you can respawn, get sent back to the starting point of the zone you are in and are allowed to continue playing. Currently, there are no other penalties. You can regenerate your health by resting or clicking on the Power Up icon.
Heroes Heart Day - AE's version of Valentines Day. Occurs every February.
Member Only - These items are in orange text in the game and they can only be equipped by players who have their accounts upgraded. Member only items are marked by "" tags on this wiki. They are purple text-colored items on Character Pages. To become a member, you can upgrade here.
Merge Items - These items are used to obtain certain weapons or armor, or even to upgrade weapons or armors. They are generally stackable, meaning you can hold up to a certain number with the item still only taking up one inventory slot. They are used in Merge Shops (see below).
Merge Shops - These shops contain items that are bought using Merge Items (above), instead of just fame. They are not always easy to get. You can also upgrade certain weapons and armor.
PumpCON - AE's version of Halloween. Occurs every October.
Rare - Anything that is not obtainable/accessible to the general public. Rare items are marked by "" tags on this wiki.
Rarity - Rarity is used to determine the availability, exclusiveness, and power of an item. The rarity tags vary from Junk Rarity, to Seasonal Rare Rarity, and Super Mega Ultra Rare Rarity, and even Artifact Rarity.
Reputation (Rep) - Used to increase you rank within Factions, much in the same way XP works. Reputation is gained by completing specific missions and will allow users to gain access to the items in the faction shops as they rank up. See Factions for more details. Go here to see the amount of reputation points needed for each rank.
Seasonal - Anything that is not obtainable/accessible to the general public, yet returns to the game every so often, usually yearly, during an event. Seasonal items are marked by "" tags on this wiki.
SmashGiving - HS's celebration of Thanksgiving Day.
Smash Coins (SC) - Currency attained by paying real cash. Items that cost SC are marked by "" tags on this wiki. They are orange text-colored items on Character Pages. To buy SCs using real cash, you can do so here.
Smashmas - AE's version of Christmas. Occurs every December.
Special Offer - These are items that are only available to those who have either seen AE at their booth at a convention, bought an item from Heromart, or completed a special achievement in the game that unlocks special offer items/shops. Special Offer items are marked by "" tags on this wiki.
Temporary - These are items that are placed in your temporary items inventory and are removed when you log out or switch servers. These items are marked by "" tags on this wiki.
War - Wars are events that require the turning in of a set amount of medals dropped from defeat of monsters to complete. Wars have War Meters, which keeps count of how many waves people have completed across ALL servers. Once the meter hits 100%, the war boss will be released. Wars can be found here.