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Round 3 begins

The poll had been up for more than 24 hours, and these are the results:

There were over 30 active players in round 2, meaning that this poll with 30 responses is valid. With a nearly 75% majority voting for an extension, I have extended the season by one week exactly.

The new end date for JDC 25 is July 31st.

Round 3 is now also live. Keeping in mind that over a quarter of voters was opposed to extending the season, I've decided to keep things a bit more "fair" and make this extra round worth slightly fewer points than the preceding two. I understand that this can feel a bit anticlimactic for the final round - I encourage you to participate in events and 3on3 games to make the best of this extra time.

I've also preemptively scheduled the closing event onto next Sunday. Please tell me when would you like it hosted!

Season length

Hello duelists,

This JDC season has gone very fast for everyone, me included. So fast, that in fact some of us are rather strongly considering extending it by one more round.

Why was this season planned to be two weeks in the first place? As you probably remember, the past several seasons had very strong openings and very inactive endings, with over 200 duels in the first rounds and barely more than 20 in the last ones. Therefore, we figured that we may as well capitalise on this and just make a very short, but very active season. The level of activity and engagement we received from you exceeded our expectations, though.

I'd like to know your opinion in THIS POLL - should JDC 25 be extended by a week?

Some things to consider before voting:

  • If this season were to last 2 weeks, there would most likely be another season, after a short break. This is still possible with a 3 week long season, but then the break would be appropiately longer, and season 26 would risk running into September (which is when school begins for a lot of us).

  • This is an one time kind of poll - there will be no vote for adding a fourth week after this.

  • The length of JDCE is not dependant on the length of JDC.

I'll be awaiting your votes (and also comments under this post) for the next 24 hours. I've listed an event beginning at that time, and depending on how the vote turns out, it may or may not be the final event.

Postponed event

Apologies to those who were looking forward to the Jailbreak/Bank Robbery event tomorrow; something has come up on short notice and I will no longer be able to run it tomorrow, and thus it has been postponed until Friday. Someone may organise a spontaneous event to run in its place.

JDC Round 2

Round 1 has finished. Round 2 has begun.

Also, click HERE for scores from the ASS event.

Semi-Spontaneous Race Event

Hi all,

You may have noticed a cancelled race event. I sincerely apologize; I had a bit of an emergency, but I will host a race event later tonight (21:30 GMT).

Best, Rag

edit: Scores

JDC has started

The opening event has finished, and now the season is properly open!

Please don't forget about the newest JJ2+ release and tomorrow's ODT.

Enjoy season 25!

ragedit: Scores for Opening event are up and are viewable here.

The Dawn of JDCE (again (again))!

Posting on Ragnarok's behalf:

Hi guys! This newspost marks the start of JDCE. We have 16 entrants and some reserves (which I guess can be announced later if need be or if you want to announce yourself on the waiting list, then just post a comment here saying “ME”). You will be collected (in order of who signed up first) if someone proves impossible to contact and you will replace them.

So what do you need to do? Everyone has been put into a double elimination tree (viewable HERE). Please organize matches against your opponents ASAP, or contact me on Skype at habib.alhasheed.akhmed for more contact details. I want this tournament to be moving very quickly and expect everyone to at least have done 2 duels after round 1.

How are the duels to be done? The duels are to be up to 5 points, and will NOT be time-based. Please take screenshots of the duel and submit in the comments, using imgur or something.

How are you meant to pick levels? If you guys can agree on a level between you, then that is fantastic. However, I can imagine that proving difficult in some cases; so if that happens please choose one level each and submit both duels separately. Also, you can pick your colour on your opponent’s map choice and vice-versa. Moreover, whoever is higher up on the tournament tree should pick their map first.

What’s in the mappool for JDCE? You are suggested but not limited to these maps if the opponent agrees otherwise;

Epitome [mlynepitome]

Gauntlet [gauntlet]

Hall of the Mountain King [xlmhmk]

Nightwalker [xlmnight]

Superconductor CTF [elmsuper]

Swingin’ Jazz [bbswing]

Technodus Cargo Station [eztcs]

The Astrolabe [ezastro]

Triton Armory [xlmtriton]

Please note that the mappool will NOT change at all this season. This mappool will remain throughout.

Vetoing? Also, in addition, this edition of JDCE will allow you to submit a maximum of ONE ‘veto’ on a level that you would like to not play from the pool. ‘Vetoes’ are valid throughout the entire tournament, however cannot be submitted or changed after your first duel. Please submit your veto as a COMMENT on this post. I will publish those onto the post so it can’t be edited.

How is it scored? Duels for JDCE are ROUND-BASED and not SCORE-BASED. If Player A beats Player B 5-0, then loses 4-5, it’s still a tie and the following will apply:

What if your duel is a tie overall? Then there is a tiebreaker – whereby each player will ban levels 1 by 1 from the mappool until there is 1 left. Whoever has more points on JDC will ban first.

What if you lose? Worry not, you will be placed in the lower bracket! If you lose twice though, you’re out!

What if you can’t do your duel? Post a comment here and inform me of the situation; I will try to help as much as I possibly can. If your duels are late I will probably disqualify in most cases, I do want to keep the tournament moving as efficiently as possible.

Do you submit your duels to JDC? Yes, you must. Please get a screenshot and paste it in the comment of the duel. Also please label your levelname with [JDCE] at the end (on both levels if applicable).

You are officially allowed to start duelling. I wish you all the best of luck, and if I have missed anything out, please don’t hesitate to contact me or post a comment here!

Vetos:

Purplejazz: eztcs

Hyperion: elmsuper

Krzysiek: eztcs

Warren: gauntlet

P-F: xlmnight

KRSplat: xlmtriton

Naps: elmsuper

TicTac: eztcs

CJ: gauntlet

Toni: xlmnight

Master Sven: ezastro

Artegor: xlmnight

Owen: xlmnight

Rew: xlmnight

Lahm: elmsuper

New JJ2+ update

Just in time for the new season, a new JJ2+ update has gone out.

Download

The new version will be compulsory to use during the opening event. The event itself will be delayed by 15 minutes to allow for Camel Servers to update to the new version.

Season starts tonight

Greetings and salutations!

JDC 25 is all set and ready to go. In about 7 hours from now, the opening event will begin. Once it ends, the season will open and you will be able to start submitting your duels and 2on2s.

The opening event, as per an unofficial and often broken tradition, will be CTF. We have, of course, heard that many of you want other events that are something else than classic Battle or CTF - and don't worry, there will be lots of cool stuff coming in the next two weeks.

Also, as if it wasn't obvious already, JDC has a new website (and as of this morning, a new header). I would like to thank Stijn for the time and effort he has put into it - you make web design look easy!

I hope everyone enjoys the incoming season. :)

Welcome to JDC season 25!

JDC 25 will be held from 9th to 24th July, 2016.

To sign up for this season's JDCE, please use this form.

You may notice that the site looks a bit different. Behind the scenes it's even more different, and the technical and security-related issues that plagued the previous season are now a thing of the past.

Because of this, you may need to register a new account. If you already had an account, you can still use it if you had previously reset your password after the security issues last season. If not, please register a new account.

If you're not sure, check the player list to see if your account was carried over.