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May 27 2007 05:37pm

Dash Starlight
 - Jedi Instructor
Dash Starlight
Greetings,

it will only be a few more weeks until the Jedi Academy has officially been around for five years. For an online community, this is a very long time. Some of you may remember the first days of the Academy, others have joined in somewhere along the way, like myself. In any case, the upcoming aniversary is quite an achievement of what I think is a great community to be part of.

This should not pass by unnoticed. Hence, there is going to be an event which will bring back some of the old days' feeling:

A Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Tournament!

This time it is going to be there unless something very extreme happens. I would like those who are interested in taking part to sign up in this thread. Signing up is rather easy; just let me know you are interested and I shall add you to the list of participants below.

On June 7th, 2007 the Jedi Academy will have been around for five years exactly. This is the last day during which you can still sign up. Everyone who signs up after midnight, BST, will need to be a reserve. My plan is to launch the tournament on the eighth.

Next are a few details, so you know what you are signing up for.

General
The tournament will be a one versus one double elimination tournament. It will consist out of a mixture of NF and FF duels in the Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast game. You can sign up by posting a comment below, from May 27th until June 7th.

Rules
These are the basic rules to the Tournament. Although this is likely the way the Tournament is going to be run, changes can be made if absolutely necessary.

Rule #1: All matches must have a referee, though this can be any member of the Jedi Academy. (JAK+ overseeing matches in JKII will probably be hard to find.) The referee's decision is final.
Rule #2: Some attacks are not allowed. Thus far do not use spinning.
Rule #3: Contact your opponent as soon as possible.
Rule #4: In case there is no duel, it is up to the referee who proceeds, based on the amount of effort the duellers have put in to arrange a match. The one having made the most effort will advance.
Rule #5: Complete the duels in the prescribed order. (The order shall be in the upcoming thread.)

Prizes
Although it is always fun to have prizes, there has been some trouble with them last time. I shall try my best to arrange some, but I will not guarentee anything. Afterall, the tournament is a celebration of the Academy's fifth aniversary.

On another note, there is interest in JKII classes. I would love to cater for a few, but on the one hand I lack time and on the other I lack expertise. However, there have been JAK+ in the past who used to teach JKII. If you like you can leave a comment in this thread, stating which class you would like to run. I shall put one up for you, which you can then teach. We will all learn more about JKII in preparation for the tournament, and having ex-JAK+ teach JKII classes will bring back some of the old times which is pretty much what this celebration is about.

Please feel free to sign up. Below is the list of participants thus far:

Masta
Smilykrazy
D@RTHMAUL
SaZ
Mune
Tallepyon
Monty
Rosered
Shar
Hardwired
Kain
tarpman Hat
Lirael
^Mikeh
Qin-Tay Senatu
Rin Mintaka
Setementor
JP
Amik_Mintaka
LEO2033
(SKX) Dark Blade
Trooper
Carve [WTF]
niten
13
Jacen LW Solo

I wish all of you good luck and more importantly, a lot of fun! Viva La Academia!
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The name is Bond. James Bond.

This post was edited by Dash Starlight on Jun 07 2007 03:48pm.

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Jun 17 2007 12:04am

joca_bt
 - Student
 joca_bt

I would like to go but i have exams, bah, suckz
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Jun 11 2007 05:11am

SmilykrazyDonita
 - Retired
 SmilykrazyDonita

If anyone wants to practice contact me. I got the hang of a lot of stuff I forgot tonight and am willing to give one on one lessons. I would teach a class but I don't know if I have all my knowledge back yet and am not comfortable in teaching. I am in GMT-5 time and am free different times all week. Contact me and I will see when I can meet you. Let me know if you are on irc or msn also.

Thanks and GL to all!

Sorry JP no lessons for you!!! lol :D Not that you need them anyway :D
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RIP MOM 06/29/58-07/31/08 Married to Koyi Donita 4/30/11

This comment was edited by SmilykrazyDonita on Jun 11 2007 05:11am.

Jun 10 2007 07:26am

Lightning Rod
 - Retired
 Lightning Rod

Yeah, the past brought about some crazy moments lol.

Being a jat back then wasn't exactly the easiest either when you had certain people claiming you would do such and such like scripting botting or whatever it'd be.

Wow..can't beleive its been so long since...I still remember some things as if they happened not long ago.
The jk2 days definitely had its own era and feeling.
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Whatcha gonna do when the Rodster runs wild on you!?

Roddymania is still runnin wild!


Jun 10 2007 12:41am

planK
 - Jedi Council
 planK

WoW I think. :P

Oh god, the memories of her freak-outs and calling L-Rod a hacker. :D

Jun 09 2007 09:37pm

JAcen LW Solo
 - Retired
 JAcen LW Solo

What ever happened to Lianiotte anyway ?
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"Though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil .For I am the baddest mofo in the valley"

Jun 09 2007 05:34pm

Carve
 - Student
 Carve

Bahahahahahahaha good freakin 'times.
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Jun 09 2007 03:46pm

planK
 - Jedi Council
 planK

Quote:
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Shes just lookin for an excuse 2 go 2 the mall :cool:


zomg lies!!! Okay well maybe.... :D


LOL, no worries. I was able to get a copy, should be all set now. As of 5 min ago i was on the jk2 server, so all seems to be good and ready to go..
..if there are still openings...doh LOL :D


LET HIM PLAY! I swear, i'll choke a bitch if he isn't allowed to play in this tournament. Lrod is a legend of the JA! Hell, while i'm at it, we should have Lianiotte hanging around saying "Lrod cheats! He uses a bot and hacks and omg!"

Jun 09 2007 09:24am

Lightning Rod
 - Retired
 Lightning Rod

Quote:
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Shes just lookin for an excuse 2 go 2 the mall :cool:


zomg lies!!! Okay well maybe.... :D


LOL, no worries. I was able to get a copy, should be all set now. As of 5 min ago i was on the jk2 server, so all seems to be good and ready to go..
..if there are still openings...doh LOL :D
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Whatcha gonna do when the Rodster runs wild on you!?

Roddymania is still runnin wild!


Jun 08 2007 08:34pm

SmilykrazyDonita
 - Retired
 SmilykrazyDonita

Quote:
Shes just lookin for an excuse 2 go 2 the mall :cool:


zomg lies!!! Okay well maybe.... :D
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RIP MOM 06/29/58-07/31/08 Married to Koyi Donita 4/30/11

This comment was edited by SmilykrazyDonita on Jun 08 2007 08:35pm.

Jun 08 2007 02:19pm

Lightning Rod
 - Retired
 Lightning Rod

lol
yeah, i went through fishkill, wappingers, poughkeepsie, even checked beacon then finally newburgh.
Most didnt have it, but offered to order it for me...oy
the others that DID have it, were either charging full price or close to full price for it.
Which is kinda sad when i see games like WoW and Guildwars there set at 19.99. Silly to have JO at 39.99. Hell even their website says used 29.99 lol

Strangely enough they didnt have any "used" ones. :(

It's ok though, ill have to order from like amazon or somethin where its decently priced. Maybe ill join in next time :(
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Whatcha gonna do when the Rodster runs wild on you!?

Roddymania is still runnin wild!


Jun 08 2007 07:02am

JP
 - Academy Pimp
 JP

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Got a GameStop (or Rhino maybe) near ya L-rod? They're bound to have it there.


Yeah i have a few gamestops around here. Actually we have quite a few in ny.
Ill have to check the one here in wappingers 1st, since its closest to where i work.
If not ill just check the ones closest to home.
Forgot completely about gamestop though


Let me know if you want me to check the gamestops in the Cortlandt/Peekskill area. I can also check the JV Mall. :D


Shes just lookin for an excuse 2 go 2 the mall :cool:
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Come on now, every Generation X boy wanted to be Luke Skywalker. Is it because he was a whiney farm boy from some backwater hack planet? No, it's because he was a FREAKING JEDI. He could block lasers with his lightsaber. He could levitate droids & rocks & crap with his mind. Come on, he choked two pig dudes with just a simple gesture. He cut off Darth Vader's hand and kicked him down a flight of stairs. He got his @$$ zapped by lightning from the geezer Emperor, stood up and said "s'at all you got b!tc#??"

Jun 07 2007 10:20pm

SmilykrazyDonita
 - Retired
 SmilykrazyDonita

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Got a GameStop (or Rhino maybe) near ya L-rod? They're bound to have it there.


Yeah i have a few gamestops around here. Actually we have quite a few in ny.
Ill have to check the one here in wappingers 1st, since its closest to where i work.
If not ill just check the ones closest to home.
Forgot completely about gamestop though


Let me know if you want me to check the gamestops in the Cortlandt/Peekskill area. I can also check the JV Mall. :D
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RIP MOM 06/29/58-07/31/08 Married to Koyi Donita 4/30/11

Jun 07 2007 07:03pm

Lightning Rod
 - Retired
 Lightning Rod

Quote:
Got a GameStop (or Rhino maybe) near ya L-rod? They're bound to have it there.


Yeah i have a few gamestops around here. Actually we have quite a few in ny.
Ill have to check the one here in wappingers 1st, since its closest to where i work.
If not ill just check the ones closest to home.
Forgot completely about gamestop though
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Whatcha gonna do when the Rodster runs wild on you!?

Roddymania is still runnin wild!


Jun 07 2007 04:36pm

D@RtHM@UL
 - Student
 D@RtHM@UL

Quote:
Add my name to the lot. Fix me with someone easy thoug. Been retired for too long :D


Put me up against him, please! :D

Jun 07 2007 04:27pm

Luke Skywalker
 - Student
 Luke Skywalker

Got a GameStop (or Rhino maybe) near ya L-rod? They're bound to have it there.
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:alliance:Luke Skywalker:alliance:

Jun 07 2007 03:15pm

Lightning Rod
 - Retired
 Lightning Rod

:(

Looks like im out...
After a long quest to find my JO cd's, i finally managed to get em...only to find that they've been viciously scratched up.
I blame random wolverines
that or JJ using his remote telekinesis to claw them up lol :P

*sigh...sucks though, would have liked to have joined up for this one.
Ill check a local walmart or something to see if they still carry it, but somehow i doubt they'd have it in stock lol.
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Whatcha gonna do when the Rodster runs wild on you!?

Roddymania is still runnin wild!


Jun 07 2007 01:02am

JAcen LW Solo
 - Retired
 JAcen LW Solo

/me lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"Though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil .For I am the baddest mofo in the valley"

Jun 07 2007 12:06am

Luke Skywalker
 - Student
 Luke Skywalker

Quote:
Lot of old skool names on there, this is going to be fun.


Glad to see they're all still alive!
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:alliance:Luke Skywalker:alliance:

Jun 06 2007 11:35pm

JAcen LW Solo
 - Retired
 JAcen LW Solo

Add my name to the lot. Fix me with someone easy thoug. Been retired for too long :D
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"Though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil .For I am the baddest mofo in the valley"

Jun 06 2007 11:11pm

D@RtHM@UL
 - Student
 D@RtHM@UL

Lot of old skool names on there, this is going to be fun. I still have to get some practise though, as I'm rusty as hell.

Jun 06 2007 10:58pm

JAcen LW Solo
 - Retired
 JAcen LW Solo

Holy cow. I'm finding my cd's !!!
I've got an old keyboard and a crappy 2 button, no wheel mouse.

But I'll do it just for the hell of it.
Now lemme find all the files I need to install this thing again.
brb.....
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"Though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil .For I am the baddest mofo in the valley"

Jun 06 2007 10:06pm

Dash Starlight
 - Jedi Instructor
 Dash Starlight

It's good to see all of you guys join in. I've just updated the list a minute ago, I would've done so earlier, but the site went offline for a while. I only just found out it's back lol.

Sh0j - I haven't included you yet, because from what I gathered, it sounds like you still need to order JK2. If you can do that in time for the Tourney it's fine and I'll definately add you to the list, just lemme know. :)

Finally, some of the ex-JAK+ have offered to maybe teach classes again if people'd like you to do so. (Well, I for one would appreciate it :)) If you're interested in teaching a class again please leave the following details in a comment:

Class Title
Description
Max Students
Skill Level
Class Type
Game
Server
Date
Time
Duration
Next Class (Weekly/None)

The 'game' and 'server' options are a little obvious but I included them in the list to be complete, heh. So yeah, if you're interested, please leave a comment on this thread and I'll put a class up for you.

If you need to arrange anything, such as NPCs or map/gametype changes, please contact me or another JAK+ to assist the classes. (I can't guarentee anything because we may not always have time, but Ill definately try to assist as many classes as possible.)

EDIT: Just in case, remember tomorrow is the last day people can sign up. If you haven't signed up yet but are interested, be sure to leave a message before midnight 12 o┤clock BST, tomorrow.
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The name is Bond. James Bond.

This comment was edited by Dash Starlight on Jun 06 2007 10:20pm.

Jun 06 2007 09:15pm

Lightning Rod
 - Retired
 Lightning Rod

*Rods up like a maniac
*Tears off a random shirt
LOL :P

Lets see if the old saber can cut anything beside warm butter lol

Oh, yeah. I guess that means i'm in. hehe :D

Now..i just need to find that damn cd..doh
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Whatcha gonna do when the Rodster runs wild on you!?

Roddymania is still runnin wild!


This comment was edited by Lightning Rod on Jun 06 2007 09:17pm.

Jun 06 2007 08:39pm

the joker
 - Student
 the joker

I'll Play.
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Why so serious?

Jun 06 2007 05:38pm

sh0j'
 - Student
 sh0j'

may I join?
I'll try to get JKO soon. :P
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zomg! oh noz!

This comment was edited by sh0j' on Jun 06 2007 05:39pm.

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