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Jedi Academy Six Month Anniversary -massadoobie - Nov 17 01:55am

Today truly is a historical day, as the Jedi Academy celebrated it's 6-month anniversary of being open. That's right, it was 6 months ago today, the 17th, that I completed the first test version of the site and posted it to our Jediknightii.net address for the then-leader JediSith999 to approve, which he did. This was also right around the time that DJ Sith joined the Academy, first as a server host alone, but then as the webmaster (as it became clear that JediSith999 was leaving and my web design skills, well, sucked compared to DJ's). It was little more than 2 weeks later that we opened for trainer applications.

As part of a mini-celebration for this fairly impressive anniversary (considering I would not have been shocked if this place died within a month), I've posted the original site design for your enjoyment and my embarassment. I do have to say, however, that a lot of the ideas I had for content have stayed around, including our tag line at the end... but the visual appeal of the site has definitely improved since then! Be forewarned, however, that a lot of the stuff is broken, including the email addresses for me and JediSith999 (the @academy.jediknightii.net email addresses were too much of a hassle to deal with).

Now for a bit of news on the future of the site. Our dear friend, Mapboy Derelict Crusader is alive and has posted a zip file of screenshots for the map expansion. He also sent me this in the mail:

I'm uploadin' some new screenshots as I write this...
Just know that I'm still at it ;)
PS - The dark areas in the screenshots are not final, I still have to add A LOT of light entities...
Ummmm I guess you can post these just to reassure the people that it's slowly getting there. :)

And one more thing... if you're wondering who was the first OFFICIAL batch of Jedi Academy members, look for for a number that's less than 100 (or so) in their profile ID. Those are the original originals!

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Nov 20 2003 09:49pm

Lego[DEAD]
 - Ex-Student
 Lego[DEAD]

wow ,, this is old.. LOL:P
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Nov 20 2002 12:27pm

Aeth S'kray
 - Retired
 Aeth S'kray

i'm a not so oldbie.. think 530. but it's my second account here, cuz i forgot the password of the first one! LOL! but it got deleted due to inactivity... name was Darth Dracu-Olah.

and congratz JA! been a good time here, really!
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Aeth S'kray *June 2002 +September 2003

Nov 18 2002 04:03pm

Silencio
 - Student
 Silencio

Wohoo! I am a true oldbie... I mean, 101 has to fall under the "100 or so" category... right? =P
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Nov 18 2002 11:13am

Zapadia
 - Ex-Student

awww... im 181.. guess i aint an oldbie

Nov 18 2002 08:55am

Aayla Secura
 - Ex-Student
 Aayla Secura

OK....in order to see your number, click on your profile. Then look at the address in your browser. It should say something like http://academy.jediknightii.net/etc...../profile_id=xxx

Happy half year JA......

Nov 17 2002 03:17pm

Tiamat-
 - Student
 Tiamat-

haha, half a year for the Academy, and a few months taken out of my private life, spent on the servers.. ;] Geez.. i am kinda addicted right now ;P
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My wish is to put a stop to all earthly life and one day I will. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but one day the earth will burn and all living flesh will perish in the luscious flames of Armageddon.



Nov 17 2002 03:07pm

{TSL-JAS}-{Chimera}
 - Ex-Student

where do u find out what # u are???

Nov 17 2002 01:47pm

DJ Sith
 - Jedi Council
 DJ Sith

Wow I haven't seen *that* in a while. :) You guys have no idea how glad I am that we're still around today and (hopefully) teaching a thing or 2 about JK2. Just want to say thanks for keeping us in business. :)
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Nov 17 2002 01:36pm

Dicemaster
 - Student
 Dicemaster

Not fair..i'm number 109, but i can't find any active members before whoever said they were number 69, so i think i'm about the 3rd or 4th oldest active member..hehe....anyway i actually remember seeing that site massa, when i first found the academy that was the website, it wasn't that bad back then, i couldn't do anybetter with Raw HTML so good job hehe

*EDIT* yep its offical i'm right after datheus, so whatever he is i'm next. Everyone inbetween him and i are either no longer members, or just inactive that i've never seen in my entier tiem being here, o wait i saw darkblade in there somewhere but i can't remember if he was after or before me. O well whatever. Does that make me an oldbi even though i'm not in the first 100 i'm still one of the oldest actives?
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Nov 17 2002 11:10am

massadoobie
 - Jedi Council
 massadoobie

::sobs, partly because of legolas's speech, and partly because YOU ARE ALL JERKS WHO MADE FUN OF MY SITE!!!::

:)
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-Academy Leader/Dictator/Defeater of DJ Sith and JACen Solo in the JAK+ Tournament -Earn that money, hooker! GOMGOM!!!! OOOH YEAH! *CROTCH THRUST* -I do think it (the JA) will help convert dozens, maybe hundreds, to the dork nation... --me

Nov 17 2002 11:07am

Legolas
 - Retired
 Legolas

I'm number 23. Boo ya. I'm like Mr. Low number. But that's aside from the point. It's great that the academy has finally made it to its half year anniversery. Great people have really made this place endure, and I stand by this judgement. The sense of friendship I get from this place is great. Thanks to all the people that have made my time here so special.

Nov 17 2002 10:15am

Sniya
 - Student
 Sniya

:looks at old site:
HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!
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Nov 17 2002 09:58am

JAcen LW Solo
 - Retired
 JAcen LW Solo

Holy Moley, Doobie, check my admitance mail that you sent me when I enrolled in the academy. It dates back exactly to 6 months ago.

:)

- Jace
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Nov 17 2002 06:02am

Xavier
 - Ex-Student
 Xavier

BAD BOY BAD BOYS! WATCHA GONNA DOOO! WATCHA GONNA DOO IF TEH COME FER YOOOOOO!

Ahem, anyway, I don't get what you mean by the under 100 number? What number? -_-
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Nov 17 2002 05:49am

 
 - Student
  

Hehe, Six months.

The JA was such a peaceful place...then they recieved an application fron a one Scottish metalhead named JumpinJedi...he made this place bad...BAD TO THE BONE !

Nov 17 2002 04:36am

Datheus
 - Student
 Datheus

Man doobie, I made a noise like I got hit in the stomach when the old version of the page popped up :)

And profile id=100? Booya! :) Number 69 baby! *turns on techno music* *pelvic thrusts* Aside from Legolas, the JACs and I think one other dude... that's the lowest number that has an active member attacted to it :)


Nov 17 2002 03:33am

Bubu
 - Hubbub
 Bubu

hehehe i see the JA has improved DRASTICALLY since the first version... hehehe

good job derelict! work faster! lol :)
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Nov 17 2002 03:19am

massadoobie
 - Jedi Council
 massadoobie

HEY DAINA BAINA BO BAINA KELLY SMELLY BELLY I DIDN'T POST THE SITE SO PEOPLE COULD MAKE FUN OF ME!!! and yea, i guess you're an oldbie :)
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-Academy Leader/Dictator/Defeater of DJ Sith and JACen Solo in the JAK+ Tournament -Earn that money, hooker! GOMGOM!!!! OOOH YEAH! *CROTCH THRUST* -I do think it (the JA) will help convert dozens, maybe hundreds, to the dork nation... --me

Nov 17 2002 02:53am

Silent Whisper
 - Retired
 Silent Whisper

AHAHAHA DOOBIE'S SITE SUCKS!!! And I dunno if I'm considered an olbie member. I joined before about 2 weeks before the academy opened.
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Nov 17 2002 02:46am

Kueller
 - Student
 Kueller

*dances on old JA music*
*thinks about the beginning*
*grins*
YEAH, I have been heer for almost 6 months, and I will grab this opportunitie to congratulate all the other Oldbie council members
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-Taught Gradius all his laming skills :P


Nov 17 2002 02:39am

Ulic Belouve
 - Student
 Ulic Belouve

actually, looking at those previews helped out....

very cool...I like the darkness sorta, to really bring out visual effects (like when Anakin cut the power cable in Episode 2 duel versus Dooku, the visual effect was the whole reason Lucas had Anakin cut that) I just like the shadows a bit more.

But then again...you could add a simple white-wall room with a nifty statue in it, and I'd be happy.

[what, there isn't a white room with a nifty statue?...well that's just great]

ah....tooo little sleep...but everyone gets SOME amount of goofy posts, right?
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Jedi do not fight for peace. That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Jedi fight for civilization, because only civilization creates peace.

Nov 17 2002 02:30am

Ulic Belouve
 - Student
 Ulic Belouve

eh....trying to read long posts on so little sleep...and THEN going to the old site....

...I'm gonna try to sleep off this headache...heh
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Jedi do not fight for peace. That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Jedi fight for civilization, because only civilization creates peace.

Nov 17 2002 01:55am

massadoobie
 - Jedi Council
 massadoobie

i am the KING of long posts :)
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-Academy Leader/Dictator/Defeater of DJ Sith and JACen Solo in the JAK+ Tournament -Earn that money, hooker! GOMGOM!!!! OOOH YEAH! *CROTCH THRUST* -I do think it (the JA) will help convert dozens, maybe hundreds, to the dork nation... --me

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