Some of the regulars on my CTF server are really pure\real\true "Free For All" (deathmatch) players who took refuge in full-weapon full-Force Capture The Flag (CTF) as the last place where they could play the game with 100% of its features enabled, free of the abusive\chatting\silliness\tedium\oppresiveness of JA+ modded, "no laming", "obeying-rules-is-more-important-than-playing-the-game", 80% of the game's features disabled, so-called "FFA" but really chatting and dueling servers that infest this game.
While they enjoy the speed, strategy, and teamwork of full-weapon, full-Force CTF, many of them still longed for the chaos, mayhem, and one-against-all individualism of true, pure, real Free For All deathmatching.
In part to satisfy their desires, and in part to raise a defiant middle finger aimed at the amslapping\ampunishing\amslaying\amsleeping JA+ mod-worshipping can't-play-the-game-unless-80%-of-it-is-disabled "honor" nerds, I have started hosting "FFA night" on my CTF server. We had the first scheduled one last night and had a good turnout:
If there are players who have never played real FFA in Jedi Academy and whose only experience of "FFA" in Jedi Academy is standing\sitting\lying around and chatting while watching no-Force saber dueling on a 80% of the weapons and Force powers disabled JA+ mod "honor" server, and who don't understand what I mean by "real" FFA, download this demo
Make a "demos" folder in your GameData\base folder (GameData\base\demos). Unzip the downloaded file and put the 050126_ffa3_short.dm_26 file you get in the "demos" folder you made. Start the mutiplayer game. Open the console and enter /cg_thirdperson 1. Then select "Play" and "Play Demo", then select the demo from the list and watch it.
That is what this game looks like when it is played with 100% of its features enabled and free of silly made-up ridiculous "no laming" rules.
There are more demos from last night available here for the nostalgic http://www.chopshopservers.com/files/demos/ffa/050126/
I plan on making FFA Night a weekly event on my CTF server (220.127.116.11) on Thursday nights beginning around 8 PM EST. We are using just the 5 standard maps and the JA Bonus maps at first, but we might also do some custom maps in the future. Everyone is invited.
There are only two rules, as stated on the loading screen and MOTD:
"Defeat your opponents to score points" and
"All kills are legal, killtrackers silent or off"
that is awesome, i havnt played a real FFA in so long. While i think JA+ has its usest, i do like to return to classic JA and just fuck up some jedi. So every so often i boot up a solo game with bots and just blast the fuck out of them, but this sure beats bots (ill have a challange). Ill try n visit and play on these real FFA's
That's great, Ragnarok2! The next one will be on Thursday February 3, starting approximately 8PM EST (1 AM GMT).
Everyone is welcome to come, it's fun! You can see in the screenshot that it took only 9 minutes for several people to get 20-30 kills each, so the action is frantic but fun. It's a nice change of pace from chatting, emoting, and no-Force saber dueling.
You can get the latest information in this thread http://www.chopshopservers.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=143
Force powers are annoying when everyones using grip. What would be fun though would be no light and dark side powers, and no lightsabers. It would be like Quake. And then if you added the disruption mod.
Force powers are what make these games different and special, otherwise you might as well play Quake III (as more people do).
If you watch the demo, Grip is hardly used. Using Grip just makes you a sitting duck for other players on a full-weapon full-Force server. The only map Grip was used much was mp/ffa_bonus1 Gas Mines.
Absorb and Push beat Grip.
i take it you're with the updated patch then....
«ÖÇD» MrJi take it you're with the updated patch then....
The CTF server is running basejka 1.01, so "FFA Night" on that server is also basejka 1.01.
My ForceMod III server that is always "real" FFA is running the 1.01 ForceMod III patched version.
Hmm, a brawling server! Sounds like sumtin to check out when my dad gets this durned PC working right again. I used to kick @$s at the JASA server with a staff. I still go by the honor code, and I'll only attacked unarmed players IF and WHEN they use their force powers against me.
And JA+ is best for regulated dueling/chatting servers, where people might go to talk to buds, chill out, and maby catch a duel or two.