After an epic finale, JDC Season 30 has now finally come to an end. Thanks to everyone who made it an enjoyable season, and keep an eye out for Season 31 in the hopefully-not-too-distant future!
However, some JDCE matches are still left to be played, so you are urged to finish those as soon as possible, else inactive teams may be forfeited.
We hope to bring the remaining event scores and the JDC awards as soon as possible.
The closing event has been postponed until Monday, as I will no longer be available on Sunday evening.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We're now into Round 3, which is going to be the final round. There's a good amount of points up for grabs, so it would be well worth your time to play some games if you haven't already.
The closing event will be taking place on Sunday 1st September at 19:00.
Get out there and play some JJ2!
SJ's UPDATE on ODT #5: Postponed to Thursday to give more time to finish and test the newest level features. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Due to a lack of availability (again) and communication, Pavlus has been dropped, and now Superjazz is partnered with Seren.
Also, A7med is now with Stefko.
Click here to see current standings: https://challonge.com/bdg9qjh0
We're now finally in to Round 2! All future rounds including this one will last for two weeks, so this round will finish on Monday 19th August.
Round 2 challenge to be announced. In the meantime we'll see if anyone completed or got close to completing the Round 1 challenge (play team games with at least five unique partners), and those that got reasonably close will receive some extra points.
EDIT: Congratulations to Naps, Ragnarok and STEFKO for completing the Round 1 Challenge! Jelly Jam (Herobrine) came close, having 4 unique team mates, so he receives some partial points too.
Due to a lack of availability, and agreement by their opposition, Smoke has been dropped, and now Kryzsiek is partnered with Anna.
I understand this may have affected vetoes for certain teams, so all teams (except Krzysiek/Anna) that have played two matches, or are about to play vs the aforementioned team within their first two matches, are allowed to reset one veto with a deadline of 23:59 GMT 05 Aug 2019.
Please note, you must comment which map you are removing as a veto, and which one you are adding as a veto.
Click here to see current standings: https://challonge.com/bdg9qjh0
Current Veto List:
The updated teams (and vetoes) are as follows:
Krzysiek + Anna (Gauntlet & Trig)
Herobrine + Grytmastern (EOTM & RPOP)
Naps + Lynx (EOTM & RPOP)
Ragnarok + Purplejazz (EOTM & Stronghold)
Lazarro + Hyperion (Stronghold & WW)
Firerabbit + Superjazz (HMK & RPOP)
A7med + batata (EOTM & Epitome)
AhMo + Lahm (Astro & EOTM)
Some time has passed since I've written a news item on JDC. I thought I wouldn't do it ever again, in fact. Truth is, I fully expected to slide into retirement from JJ2, and spend the rest of my days enjoying long drinks at the beach and wearing orthopedic shoes on my way to the pharmacist.
Since my dear friends Ragnarok and PurpleJazz have been moving mountains to keep the duel machine oiled and running, it would be vain of me to assume that my absence has been noticed - so I don't foresee many comments saying "cooba you retired" (and other misspellings of that last word).
I'm doing an exception this season, for a simple reason. In 24 hours from the submission of this news post, Jazz Jackrabbit will be 25 years old. A quarter of a century since a cocky rabbit with floppy body parts and a big compensating gun set out on his interstellar turtle-killing adventure! Can you believe it? Well, not the story, it didn't actually happen, but the anniversary.
To do our part in celebrating the occassion, I'll be hosting an event comprised purely of levels with JJ1 tilesets. The fact that new ones keep coming out reflects well on how good and how beloved the original game remains to this day!
But, that's not all - there will also be a twist involved in the event. That's right, I "invented" a "new" game mode again. I think it's going to be a lot of fun, and I hope to see you all on Thursday evening.
PS. I already have a level list of JJ1-themed levels that's longer than a Leonard Cohen song, but if you have any favorites you'd like to see in the event, leave me a shout in the comments.
We've decided to extend Round 1 by another week until next Monday (5th August) to give players the opportunity to catch up on points.
Anyone dare challenge Jety to the JDC throne?
I am happy to announce that Round 1 of JDC's 30th season is now officially underway!
First off, I'd like to personally apologise for the delayed start. I take full responsibility for this happening due to me being disorganised and not making adequate prior preparations beforehand. Hopefully I can make it up to all of you by bringing you a great season! Better late than never, eh?
Round 1 is going to last until next Monday (29th July) instead of the usual weekend changeover in order to compensate for the delay. We've got a fun and straightforward round challenge to kick things off, which will be well worth your while attempting if you're chasing the points!
This brings me to a special announcement regarding this season. We, the JDC team, have decided to add a new rule regarding duel submissions:
All invitational JDC duels (except those under special circumstances such as tournaments) now require at least one member of JDC staff to be present to act as a referee to ensure the legitimacy the match.
Furthermore, only JDC staff are now able to submit and verify these duels.
Submission rules for team games remain unchanged, however.
While this may seem like a radical change, this rule is in effect to ensure that no "fake" duels are submitted and that matches are played fairly. In past seasons there have been several cases of questionable duels being submitted in addition to cases where others appeared to be intentionally "feeding" points to other players. Ultimately JDC is a tournament, and we strive to keep it as competitive as possible, while also being fun and inclusive for all.
You needn't feel put off playing duels however - the best thing to do is to request a "Duel Club" where a member of the JDC team can oversee and submit a number of duels in a single session in one of the dedicated multiplayer servers.
These will be listed as their own event type when they are running, so keep checking the JDC site if you're keen to take part or just want to watch! You can either approach an offical online or send a message to one of us on Discord. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions, either.
Finally, huge shout out to Lynx for the amazing logo she made for this season. :)
Thank you for your patience, and I wish you a very happy JDC 30! Best of luck to you all!
This post marks the beginning of JDCE 30!
So what do I need to do?
Please organise your matches between your opponents, listed here: https://challonge.com/bdg9qjh0
Also note, that it is a double elimination tournament, so you’re not out if you lose once.
What are the rules for the 2v2 matches?
The 2v2s are to be up till a scorelimit of 5, and a timelimit of 10, with OVERTIME ON (for 24 hours, no ties, only winners). Remember to take screenshots of your matches and to post them also.
How are we meant to pick levels?
Each team has vetoed two maps each, from a pool of 11 levels. Each team is allowed to pick a map of the remaining maps, and announce them simultaneously. You are permitted to pick the colour in your opponent’s map-choice, and whichever player has highest JDC points overall has the choice of which map gets played first. If there is no player with the most points, then have a JDC official to do a coin flip.
Finally, no map can be picked more than two times in the entire tournament by any one team (excluding tiebreakers).
What is the mappool for JDCE?
The Astrolabe (vetoed by: AhMo/Lahm)
Employee of the Month (vetoed by: Herobrine/Grytmastern, Naps/Lynx, Rag/PurpleJazz, A7med/Batata)
Gauntlet (vetoed by: Krzysiek/Smoke, Lazarro/Hyperion)
Hall of the Mountain King (vetoed by: FireRabbit/SuperJazz)
Re-Purposed Offshore Platform (vetoed by: Herobrine/Grytmastern, Naps/Lynx, FireRabbit/SuperJazz, A7med/Batata, AhMo/Lahm)
Stronghold (vetoed by Rag/Purplejazz, Lazarro/Hyperion)
Trigelateral v4 (vetoed by Krzysiek/Smoke)
How are the matches to be scored?
All matches will be score-based. In the event of a tie (eg. 2-5, 5-2), there will be a tiebreaker round (without overtime), where each team will ban levels 1 by 1 from the mappool until 1 remains. Please note, vetoes are nullified in tiebreakers, so you have a full 11-map pool to play with. Whichever team has the player with most points on JDC will ban a map first, and will also have the privilege of picking team colours. If the tiebreaker match ends as a tie, both teams will play the same map again, but swap colours. Overtime MUST be on the second time (if it comes to it).
Do I submit our matches to JDC?
Yes, you must. Please get a screenshot and submit it alongside your matches. Also please label your levelname with [JDCE] at the end (on both levels if applicable).
GET PLAYING – your deadline to have at least two whole matches done is 04 Aug 2019.