The act of pausing, or "standbying" the connection in an online game, primarily on Halo2. When standbying, the host of the game (the player that the other players are connected to) causes all of the other plays to lag into a Blue screen which is the "Connecting to Game" screen. The host, however, gain a few more seconds of Game-time before he himself is also put into blue screen. Expert standbyers are able to kill every person on the opposing team without ever going to Bluescreen.

There are different types of Standby, Normal standby, in which just one player does it, and Team standby, in which the entire team (or multiple people on that team) bridged their connections together and are both standbying which is also a lot more effective and a lot harder to lag out of.

Standby is done primarily in two fashions:
1) Pushing the "Standby" button your modem.
2) Unplugging your Ethernet cord out of your modem.

However, some more intelligent people find easier ways of doing this, one being UDP Packet Flooding (My favorite).

Although Standbying is cheating, some people standby only when they are being modded. Standby causes all of the modder's abilities (super speed/jump/auto aim) to stop briefly, usually within enough time to kill him.

Standbying ends then the host either lags out of the game (and you see a "Re-establishing Connection" screen), or when the host pushes the Standby button again/plugs his ethernet back in.

Only hosts can standby.
"Halo2modder4life: oh em eff gee they're standbying!"
"TheSpartan025: Only because you're modding, noob."

"We Standby: pffft look at dat noob i just PWNED him n assasinated him n shit like dat"
"TheSpartan025: Standby more please."
"We Standby: EL OH EL NOOBZ I AINT STANDBYING!!!1!!111!! ("oh shit im about to die!! *unplugs ethernet cord*")
by Spartan025 July 19, 2006
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Most often used to describe a form of cheating where the host of an online videogame presses the "standby" button on a cable modem (mostly American models have this on the top or back), causing various things to happen in the game, usually to give the host a huge advantage over other players.
In the unpatched version of Halo 2, the standby button can be used by the host to freeze all the other players in place.

In Splintercell: Pandora Tomorrow, the standby button can be used to redirect another players' path, optimally into the cheaters' traps.
by NOT JACK TOMPSON LOL August 11, 2005
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Cheating technique used to screw every damn played in a halo 2 match
"dude the flag jus dissapeared"
"o shit they are standbying"
by Drew March 29, 2005
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The act of pausing, or "standbying" the connection in an online game, primarily on Halo2. When standbying, the host of the game (the player that the other players are connected to) causes all of the other plays to lag into a Blue screen which is the "Connecting to Game" screen. The host, however, gain a few more seconds of Game-time before he himself is also put into blue screen. Expert standbyers are able to kill every person on the opposing team without ever going to Bluescreen.

There are different types of Standby, Normal standby, in which just one player does it, and Team standby, in which the entire team (or multiple people on that team) bridged their connections together and are both standbying which is also a lot more effective and a lot harder to lag out of.

Standby is done primarily in two fashions:
1) Pushing the "Standby" button your modem.
2) Unplugging your Ethernet cord out of your modem.

However, some more intelligent people find easier ways of doing this, one being UDP Packet Flooding (My favorite).

Although Standbying is cheating, some people standby only when they are being modded. Standby causes all of the modder's abilities (super speed/jump/auto aim) to stop briefly, usually within enough time to kill him.

Standbying ends then the host either lags out of the game (and you see a "Re-establishing Connection" screen), or when the host pushes the Standby button again/plugs his ethernet back in.

Only hosts can standby.
"Halo2modder4life: oh em eff gee they're standbying!"
"TheSpartan025: Only because you're modding, noob."

"We Standby: pffft look at dat noob i just PWNED him n assasinated him n shit like dat"
"TheSpartan025: Standby more please."
"We Standby: EL OH EL NOOBZ I AINT STANDBYING!!!1!!111!! ("oh shit im about to die!! *unplugs ethernet cord*")
by Spartan025 July 19, 2006
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stand bying is a type of cheating in video games with connection. most common in halo 2 but u can do it in someothers games.
wen u stand by ppl go red bar or blue screen.
u can standby by
hitting ur standby button
having a team standby program so it will automatically stand by for you
take ur ethernet cord out and plugin it back in.
briging kind of goes with standbyin because briging alows ur to give connection to the standbyers on ur team
well wen i use to play me and my friend did this...

me:Yo kyle u ready?
kyle:yup
kyle: u got the butter?
me: yea im ready to standby bro
by idontknowyou April 21, 2008
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A way to slow down the amount of information that travels through your modem to various electronic objects. Most common games where standby is found is in Gears of War 2 and Halo1,2,3. In the games, it lags all the players except the host (only if on a P2P server such as GoW2) so that the host can kill everyone with no problem whatsoever.
OMFG that little piece of shit standbyed me!!!! WTF???? THIS IS BULLSHIT!!!
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Standby is a way of cheating in Halo 2 Xbox Live. It is when u press the standby button on the back of your modem. You automatically go into the blue screen. And when you return everything is real laggy and the player who pressed the button owns everyone while he is playing perfectly normal.
Oh shit! My team just got standbyed in team slayer.
by LukeRF June 30, 2005
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