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games /og/ (CMU) 1. In the multi-player space combat game
Netrek, to execute kamikaze attacks against enemy ships
which are carrying armies or occupying strategic positions.
Named during a game in which one of the players repeatedly
used the tactic while playing Orion ship G, showing up in the
player list as "Og". This trick has been roundly denounced by
those who would return to the good old days when the tactic of
dogfighting was dominant, but as Sun Tzu wrote, "What is of
supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy."
However, the traditional answer to the newbie question "What
does ogg mean?" is just "Pick up some armies and I'll show
2. In other games, to forcefully attack an opponent with the
expectation that the resources expended will be renewed faster
than the opponent will be able to regain his previous
advantage. Taken more seriously as a tactic since it has
gained a simple name.
3. To do anything forcefully, possibly without consideration
of the drain on future resources. "I guess I'd better go ogg
the problem set that's due tomorrow." "Whoops! I looked down
at the map for a sec and almost ogged that oncoming car."