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Change we can believe in -solitude - Apr 01 01:39am

Warning: long post ahead.

As you will have noticed, both the JA and the JK3 communty has been slowly dwindling in size and activity. The occasional event aside, we have but a shadow of the former activity that once graced our doors.

With this in mind, after careful consultation with the JAK+ and suggestions from the student body, we have decided that this is a year for change.

We have all been hoping for a Jedi Knight 4 to be released and give us a new lease of life; it is clear at this point that this will not be happening, Lucasarts have failed us. Additionally, we lack the resources to develop our own name, even with the open sourcing of the Doom 3 engine, it would not be feasible to develop an entire new game ourselves.

So, we have decided to move to Star Wars: Galaxies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Galaxies) and plan to run a Pre-CU SWGemu (http://www.swgemu.com/) server. However, this transition will take significant work and we expect the move to take a significant amount of work.

In keeping with past tradition, we will continue support for the previous game of choice; in this case Jedi Academy. However, we will be ceasing to support Jedi Outcast, this move has been a long time in coming, and I think it is fair to say that JK2 is dead.

Looking to the future, I think we have a real chance to revitalise the community around SWG; but for this to work, we need your help.

We are creating the rank of "Jedi Consular". In Star Wars canon, Consulars were the primary scholars and diplomats and seers of the Order. In the SWG universe we plan to create, they will function as GMs (Game Masters) and help us ensure the smooth running of the servers

Additionally, we realise there have been complaints over the autocratic regime of the JA in the past. So in line with the theme of change and Jedi ideals, we are moving to become more democratic. Jedi Consular's will be elected democratically from among the members of the JA. If you wish to become a Jedi Consular, please send a manifesto (a statement of what you would bring to the team and why you have the skills necessary to succeed) to solitude@thejediacademy.net. Your nomination must be proposed and seconded by two different JA members. Nominations will close in 1 week. We will then publish the manifestos for the JA to view and hold an election to select the new Consulars.

I hope that these are changes that we can all believe in.

May the Force be with you.

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Apr 02 2010 01:58pm

solitude
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APRIL FOOLS :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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Apr 18 2010 06:09pm

Lian Del Rey
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 Lian Del Rey

Wait a minute, I thought that this was an excellent idea.

Oh well.

*sinks back into obscurity*
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Apr 14 2010 03:53pm

Laziana
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 Laziana

Aw, poor Maher. Be ashamed ppl! Just because you cannot understand Maher does not mean he is a bad person!

As his doctor... ah, master, I have to object to the way my poor patient... ah.. padawan is bein alienated for being insane... ah... different!

But rest asured, I will take care that Maher receives more pills... ah... padawan sessions in the future!

Don't listen to them Maher, we all love you!
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Apr 06 2010 05:36pm

solitude
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With the greatest of respect, I have no idea what tangent Maher is off on.


I heard he likes Mudkips.

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Apr 06 2010 07:49am

Monteeeeeee
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 Monteeeeeee

You should do this, the SWG Emu needs a good community! April Fools or not, you should support it
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Apr 05 2010 11:04pm

Va'kion
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I can't believe I fell for that, :(
I guess it was funny. Sort of... :o


I almost went and looked at prices for SWG!
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Apr 05 2010 10:33pm

Maher
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With the greatest of respect, I have no idea what tangent Maher is off on.


and that used to be my shelter, defense system for long time... I was thinking of taking back my drunken comment... But yeah, It seems like I'm talking a lot of sense when I'm blur, so I just let it to be... :)
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This comment was edited by Maher on Apr 05 2010 10:34pm.

Apr 05 2010 05:58pm

Cloud Senatu
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With the greatest of respect, I have no idea what tangent Maher is off on.


I heard he likes Mudkips.


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With the greatest of respect, I have no idea what tangent Maher is off on.


Haha! Too true, Maher loves doing that... and yeah, probably the mudkips lol.

So this is a joke? Good lol. I don't wanna move, nor would I (sorry Maher) because to be honest, I tried getting the SWGEmu when Maher told me about it... I was on for about an hour and then it was cut off. It was confusing (to me) on how to get to a server and such... so I got rid of it... lol.

Again, sorry Maher! lol.

Apr 04 2010 08:36pm

Mic Den Octela
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With the greatest of respect, I have no idea what tangent Maher is off on.


I heard he likes Mudkips.
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Apr 04 2010 07:24pm

Twister980
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 Twister980

I can't believe I fell for that, :(
I guess it was funny. Sort of... :o
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Apr 04 2010 08:39am

Cuthalion
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With the greatest of respect, I have no idea what tangent Maher is off on.
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Apr 03 2010 06:17pm

Mic Den Octela
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 Mic Den Octela

That news is like 40% april fools 60% "oh shizzle! He spakes the trudes?!
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Apr 03 2010 12:45pm

Maher
 - Jedi Knight
 Maher

*drunken*

oh freaking god... What's wrong with people! Maybe I got it wrong as I usually do...

BUT!

Why a every single thing need to be turn to very personal dilemma or being fucktard egoist who's whining about how my ego is bigger than his/her ego and claiming that MY OPINION IS THE ONLY RIGHT ONE! Freaking baboons! srsl!

Opinions are like onions! One layer off each time you get more experience and in the end, there's nothing!

I'm enjoying my life and doing crazy things like this comment atm... I say what I like to say, I love all people in my own way, I can't hate!

Titles, systems, money even society means nothing if you can't live together with people!

Don't stress about life, you should stress about surviving, due life isn't that serious due to life is just all about being yourself...!

People should learn to respect that somethings, people, this all is just happening...

With respect

*end of rant*

- Maher Senatu
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Apr 03 2010 09:05am

Cuthalion
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It would have been more convincng if you left that last part out. Democracy in TJA? That's more of a red flag than April Fools day itself.


Too true.
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Apr 02 2010 08:24pm

Augusta_Mintaka
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 Augusta_Mintaka

It would have been more convincng if you left that last part out. Democracy in TJA? That's more of a red flag than April Fools day itself.
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Apr 02 2010 06:59pm

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Apr 02 2010 04:46pm

Cuthalion
 - Padawan
 Cuthalion

I would like to bring your attention Solitude, to the time you announced it "April Fools", after midday, as the old wives tale eludes, you shall now unfortunately have terribly bad luck. Also, the idea of combining the JA with a Pre-CU SWG branch is something which members of the community have definitely considered proposing, albeit not yet. All in all, very, very bad form.
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This comment was edited by Cuthalion on Apr 02 2010 04:52pm.

Apr 02 2010 03:58pm

Degor
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 Degor

You could so see that coming. Next time try to be more subtle.
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Apr 02 2010 03:29pm

ZantuS
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 ZantuS

Lame, plain, untouching!
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Apr 02 2010 05:28am

Xorb
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 Xorb

so, seriously?
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Apr 02 2010 12:22am

Cuthalion
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 Cuthalion

Wow this wasn't an April fool. That's something to think about.
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Apr 01 2010 10:02pm

Setementor
 - Jedi Master
 Setementor

Yeah we need to move on, give the JA some new life. :/

Apr 01 2010 09:59pm

Masta
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However, we will be ceasing to support Jedi Outcast, this move has been a long time in coming, and I think it is fair to say that JK2 is dead.


That is a LIE! I refuse to accept that! You SHAME me! SHAME! How dare you cut off your foundation? Without Jedi Outcast, where would we be as a community? If you do this, not only will you be dooming this community and turning your back on everything it stands for, but it will lead to the ultimate demise of the community as a whole.

- Rin
You speak great wisdom and we are going to take your thoughts into consideration. We just thought that we'd finally make an official announcement regarding the cessation of support for a game that we neither have servers, classes nor players for anymore.

It could mean the ultimate destruction of the JA as we know it. It could, however, also just mean that things will remain as they are right now: no servers, classes nor players.
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Apr 01 2010 09:58pm

Setementor
 - Jedi Master
 Setementor

Sent my manifesto in for Jedi Consular. :)

Apr 01 2010 06:44pm

ZantuS
 - Student
 ZantuS

If this is an April fool's joke, it sure is a lame one. :S
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Apr 01 2010 05:27pm

Rin_Mintaka
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However, we will be ceasing to support Jedi Outcast, this move has been a long time in coming, and I think it is fair to say that JK2 is dead.


That is a LIE! I refuse to accept that! You SHAME me! SHAME! How dare you cut off your foundation? Without Jedi Outcast, where would we be as a community? If you do this, not only will you be dooming this community and turning your back on everything it stands for, but it will lead to the ultimate demise of the community as a whole.

- Rin
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