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What do *you* want to see from the JA?
Nov 15 2010 05:43pm

solitude
 - Jedi Council
solitude
For those who have been hiding in a hole for the last 4 years, the Jedi Knight series is dead. We will keep hosting JK3 servers for the forseeable future, but there is no denying that JK3 has run its course, and there is no JK4 on the horizon.

The Force Unleashed is not the game we have been waiting for. Holding out for JK4 would be foolish optimism at this point.

This leaves us with a problem - where do we go from here?

I'm throwing this out to the community. This will be in no way binding or indicative of what we will do, but I *do* want to gather feedback from you guys.

What do you want to see from us?

- a SWGEmu server?
- a TOR (The Old Republic) community?

Any, and all, *sensible* suggestions will be considered.

Post with your ideas and reasoning. Be as thorough as you can.
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Dec 30 2010 06:54pm

Maher
 - Jedi Knight
 Maher

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SWTOR, its massive and I think it should fit the Academy's needs. If the academy wants to go to SWTOR, I'll join with no hesitation.


It'll fit the needs as long as you have Windows.


As an established Mac user, I'll be the first to say that if you aren't on windows, you shouldn't be gaming anyway. :P


lies! liieees! all liieees! you poor brainwashed people!

*takes a pill*

*shivers*

*goes back to the dark corner*

- Maher Senatu
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Dec 30 2010 04:36pm

planK
 - Jedi Council
 planK

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SWTOR, its massive and I think it should fit the Academy's needs. If the academy wants to go to SWTOR, I'll join with no hesitation.


It'll fit the needs as long as you have Windows.


As an established Mac user, I'll be the first to say that if you aren't on windows, you shouldn't be gaming anyway. :P

Dec 30 2010 01:24am

Kaldør
 - Student
 Kaldør

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SWTOR, its massive and I think it should fit the Academy's needs. If the academy wants to go to SWTOR, I'll join with no hesitation.


It'll fit the needs as long as you have Windows.

Dec 28 2010 11:00pm

The Killer 9000
 - Student
 The Killer 9000

my retired JKA CLAN will be transferring to TOR. and i think it would be marvelous for us to transfer as well.

I support TOR transfer.
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Dec 28 2010 02:06pm

Arente Kuffar
 - Student
 Arente Kuffar

But that doesn't mean that I am apposed to playing on JKA, if we could get people to do that I'll do it too.

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Dec 28 2010 02:01pm

Arente Kuffar
 - Student
 Arente Kuffar

SWTOR, its massive and I think it should fit the Academy's needs. If the academy wants to go to SWTOR, I'll join with no hesitation.
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Dec 22 2010 11:26pm

Ðàrth Àpòçålýpsè
 - Student
 Ðàrth Àpòçålýpsè

I personally want to see the servers have activity more than anything from TJA. If it moved to another game it wouldn't be the same anymore.

This academy needs a better class of criminal and I'm going to show it to them. lol.

I can bring activity back as long as you bow before MY power.

Okay all kidding aside. If everybody starts going on the server it'll live. I'm willing to play with the TJA oldies. I run a clan in JKA too so time will have to be divided between Real life. Clan and TJA. I'm willing to make sacrifices to be on TJA but I can't be the only one. Does anybody hold classes anymore or is the hierarchy entirely vacant?

also on a side note I live in U.S. so my timing may be off to those of Europe but I'll come on as long as others will. :empire:
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Dec 19 2010 12:20pm

Kueller
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 Kueller

If you guys will be in TOR I will join ya! :D
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Dec 17 2010 12:57pm

Twister980
 - Student
 Twister980

*Shrugs* Guess it's cause it's JK2.
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Why not both?.


Dec 17 2010 11:37am

Setementor
 - Jedi Master
 Setementor

JK2 events don't seem to work for some reason.

Dec 17 2010 07:44am

Masta
 - Jedi Council
 Masta

We could all just play Starcraft 2 though.
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Dec 17 2010 01:50am

Twister980
 - Student
 Twister980

We could do get together's every month, we could have parties, duels, we could... Um...
I dunno, play JK2 also... And um... Maybe some uh, Battlefront?
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Why not both?.


Dec 08 2010 05:59pm

Siren_Mintaka
 - Student
 Siren_Mintaka

Dude. Working in a video game store rocks. You get to reminisce with random people who played JKA. I'm hoping one day someone will come in and be like "Yeah, I was SilkMonkey at TJA". And then, I will immediately shout "AIIYE!!!"

It'll be awesome.

Back on topic... let's play some JKA moar. Rawr.

- Rin
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Dec 07 2010 09:10am

Maher
 - Jedi Knight
 Maher

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Everyone can play their game in whatever way they want


I agree...

but still all of those SW nerds are excepting JKA to be a SW game...
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Dec 07 2010 12:27am

Setementor
 - Jedi Master
 Setementor

You're right Hugo. So if said community want to play the new game together then they do. Hence this thread asking people what they want. :)

As everyone has said a million times, we are not and will not abandon Jedi Academy and I'm sure that many in this community will still come back and play it sometimes because of their love of the game and the fun they've had with it.

This comment was edited by Setementor on Dec 07 2010 12:40am.

Dec 06 2010 09:06pm

Masta
 - Jedi Council
 Masta

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One reason why people don't like to play this game anymore, It is that players are playing it like something random arcade game...
Possible, but there's nothing wrong with that as far as I can tell. Everyone can play their game in whatever way they want - how you shape your experience is largely up to personal preference.

@Hugo, I'm tired of your crap. Keep "evil mode" off or don't post at all. Consider this an unofficial warning.
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Dec 06 2010 08:35pm

Maher
 - Jedi Knight
 Maher

My activity is totally based on real life...

Hardcore SW boys without balls? You might say so, but JKA is more than just a game... For me it is tool for meditation...

and I always find activity, whenever I become active...

One reason why people don't like to play this game anymore, It is that players are playing it like something random arcade game...

- Maher Senatu
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Dec 05 2010 08:30pm

Hugo
 - Student
 Hugo

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Every beginning has it's end, that's true and the tja's jka3 period is ending now. Like others have said before. But this just means that it's time for something new. I suggest we keep tja focused on SW games/mods though.


*evil mode ON*

I'm also bored often and obviously activity drops. But you can also just stick with JK3/ TJA.. Only shows that most people here aren't really JK3 hardcore gamers or loyal to JK:JA. Because also with a busy life and other games. You can make / find time to play instead of trying to escape into another game.

As I said before, ur a bunch of SW fanboys without balls.

*evil mode OFF*

Good idea though to add some other games to the current servers. You can do with 1 or 2 JK3 servers for the JK3 core players and entertain the rest with mods and other SW games. If that's what we want :)


*evil mode ON-ish*

But somehow I think the problem of inactivity lays a bit deeper than in just changing games. In a good community people don't care if a game is getting older or not. They just play what ever is there to play :)

*evil mode OFF-ish*





This comment was edited by Hugo on Dec 05 2010 08:40pm.

Dec 05 2010 12:25pm

Degor
 - Padawan
 Degor

Hello everyone!

Damn it has been a long time. I kinda lost track while playing so many other games I own. I've never been able to play a single game very long, with the exception of RPG's. And I mostly prefer singleplayer games. Anyway when I finished the singelplayer of jka I tried the multiplayer. (First against bots) and I kinda liked it. When I joined the academy had so much fun that I kept playing it from time to time. I stopped and started playing a few times. You know how it goes, eventually you get tired of doing the same thing and the low activity doesn't help it. Fear no more though because I will be playing again!:D Although I'm having exams soon, I completed the jka singelplayer a second time during exams too. I even joined tja in the exam period. I'll monitor the site daily from now on and hop on IRC every day. Not that it will help activity much but I want to play it nevertheless. Okay so much for that news.

Now about tja's future. Every beginning has it's end, that's true and the tja's jka3 period is ending now. Like others have said before. But this just means that it's time for something new. I suggest we keep tja focused on SW games/mods though. Though I would like to play some other games with you guys too. Remember L4D Masta and Vision? We totally should do that again! So here are my suggestions for games:

Games
-SWGemu: I like SWG a lot! Especially the Jump to Lightspeed expansion. And it would be absolutely awesome to play it with this community.

-SWTOR: Would be nice to play with this community but I probably won't be playing it due to monthly fees and because I don't have a job or anything. Plus space looks bad compared to SWG. While the graphics are charming I don't think they fit the SW universe.

-Battlefront 1&2: Fun games especially the second with the spacebattles. Would be fun to play from time to time but there aren't much possibilities if you know what I mean.


Mods
-SW: The New Era(Source engine): Probably the best bet, this mod merged with moviebattles source and they recently started working on it again.(link)

-First Strike(Battlefield 2142): Seems like a good alternative for battlefront.(link)

-Galactic Warfare(COD4): Very good graphics, true first person shooter.(link)

-SW: Spec-Ops(CSS): Showed potential but appears to be dead.(link)

Well there you have it. As you can see I keep track of a lot of games/mods. I'll let you guys know when something big happens. There's one thing left to say though. None of these mods are even close to the JK series experience, exept SW:TNE which might include a similar saber system. I am surprised that no one of the huge jk fanbase has taken the time to make jk4 in an opensource engine. I've been planning on modding/making a game myself for a long time and jk4 is one of the things I would want to make. If there isn't a jk4 in the next few years I might search a team and start on it myself. Anyway I think I've said enough for now!

Take care and see you on the server!:P,

Degor:alliance:
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This comment was edited by Degor on Dec 05 2010 12:26pm.

Dec 05 2010 07:18am

Siren_Mintaka
 - Student
 Siren_Mintaka

Well, hi all. It's been a while. I thought I'd pitch in my thoughts, as everyone else seems to have done so.

First, and most important, we need an active community here. If half the people who complained about inactivity focused the energy they expend on complaining into being active, we wouldn't have half the problem with activity as we do have. Also, I'm at fault for complaining just as much as anyone else.

Second, and equally important, we can't forget our roots. We should support JKA (and if possible, JKO) until the day dedicated servers no longer give us the option. When they stop giving us that option, we should support JKA/JKO by running our own server. One is all we need.

Third, we should consider expanding our horizons. Do we want to exclusively support Star Wars games? Do we want to exclusively support PC gaming? I see lots of talk about expanding to other PC games, but what about other systems. There are at least 5 other consoles that games are created for regularly.

Just some food for thought. Where do I stand on the topic of TOR? Behind it. One thing is certain... no matter where we expand to, we need to keep in touch. For that to happen, taking on the title of "guild" or "clan" might be necessary. Don't be afraid of words. What matters is the ideal behind those words.

- Rin
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Dec 04 2010 03:33am

planK
 - Jedi Council
 planK

You should give me all your money. I'll do right by the JA!

Dec 03 2010 07:22pm

Deadpool
 - Student
 Deadpool

I think we really need a group of great mappers/model (or skinners)/ and moders to rework what we are given and im sure we can make a renewed experience.:empire:
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Dec 02 2010 08:35am

ioshee
 - Student
 ioshee

My vote would go for a TOR community.
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Dec 01 2010 05:54pm

SaZ
 - Student
 SaZ

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wut about diablo 3 :o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:confused:


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Dec 01 2010 11:13am

Lok
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 Lok

wut about diablo 3 :o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:o:confused:
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