I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the Rocket Arena mod but implementing the basic idea of it into a JA mod would simply rock.
Now before you jump to conclusions about the name here is basically what it does:
Imagine connecting to *one server and being able to choose from 4 different “rooms” each with it’s own different map and game type.
One room has one on one NF dueling on duel_temple.
Room two has Full Force dueling on duel_bay.
Room three has 2 versus 2 guns and no Force on ffa_bespin.
Room four has a ten man TeamFFA Full Force guns match going on in ffa_ns_streets.
*No disconnecting and searching for different games simply click esc, highlight the room you want and join it.
The mod also has a great voting system that allows players to easily vote on far more changes than the normal voting system allows.
Players can call votes for disabling specific powers in Force matches and/or specific weapons in gun matches all through an easy to use menu system.
Tired of a guy spamming lightning in the FFA room?
Call a vote to disable it.
Passes, it’s gone from *just that room until it is voted back in.
All of a sudden feel like doing some 2v2 in the duel room?
Call a vote and it’s now a 2v2 duel, where you get to pick your partner before you’re “up”.
Someone “laming” in the FFA room but the admin is in the duel room?
No problem, simply \say_world <your text here> and all the players in the server will see your message.
This mod is immensely popular and has been in several different games ranging all the way from the Quake series to the Unreal Tournament series.
The amount of customization and freedom it allows players to have simply can’t be beat.
Having 1v1, 2v2, and 5v5 team matches all in one server on *different maps and being able to hop from game to game with out ever disconnecting is great.
This mod has been a staple of the Quake 3 scene from day one and being that JK3 is on the Quake 3 engine porting it to JA should not be that much of an ordeal.
Hell call it Jedi Academy Arena if you want.
Those of you in the mod making community should really consider trying to port this over, it has been a success in every game it has been made for and I’m sure the players of JA would welcome it as well.
Here is an example of “rooms” and how it works:
You connect to a server running ra3map1
You see this portal with 4 doors:
Door 1 takes you here:
And door 4 takes you to the team arena for Team matches
About Rocket arena^
Four styles of gameplay:
Rocket Arena - The original game of 1v1 or small team combat
Clan Arena - An improved version of Rocket Arena 2's popular pickup mode
Red Rover Arena - An innovative new team game that eliminates waiting and insures non-stop action
Practice Arena - Fight until your fingers bleed
Enhanced custom menu system
Simple voting through the new menu system, including the ability to vote between the four game types
In-game menu based admin allow server operators and their delegates full control
Arena locking and competition mode to facilitate fair clan play