Hi, perd0 here.
It was a great idea PU9maker approached me with and I was happy to say a big 'yes' to it.
As for being an administrator there, I am organising this stuff regularly for the national Kreedz community of my countrymen and Czechs but honestly, sadly things ain't so bright when it comes to this. It is due to the lack of activity we are experiencing in the recent months, when there's just not enough active playes anymore.
Newertheless, the idea is cool and it would only be a good thing to transform it here, where the competition is still on a high level.
So what is the point of it?
Well, it is about recording and beating the records - therefore the name 'Just Beat It'. It is the kind of leggie's monthly challenge -link- you had the opportunity to experience some time ago, though there's one major rule change to it. You don't actually need to establish a new world record for the chosen map, the best time uploaded will easily do the trick. Yes, the competifion is still about player's attempt to break the current world record - that's what we are hoping for - but we think lowering the requirements might just increase the popularity and make it more attractive for bigger number of players.
Here's the list of rules in short:
- it is a monthly challenge
There might be 2 winners !
- if you won't beat the current WR you will be rewarded with a random steam key (nothing too expensive though)
- if you beat the current WR you will be rewarded with the prize money of $20
- the general XJ rules for demo recording apply
- use demo uploader to send in your demos
Just Beat It #1
small map image here
Chosen map: TBA
Current world record: TBA:TBA.TBA by TBA
Deadline: TBA (probably somewhen around end of the month)
A random steam key for not a WR run + A movie clip on the front page
The prize money of $20 for a WR run + A movie clip on the front page
The map to beat for August and all the relevant info will be announced within a few days !
RUN CHALLENGE• USE COMMENTS TO SIGN UP
• Slots : Minimum 2 ( even numbers )
• 1 vs 1 - Admins will try to pair up players with a similar skill level.
• 2 maps (1 bhop and 1climb ) 2 demos from each player.
• YOU MUST SAY "challenge" at the end of your demos !
• Winner is the one with the lower summed time of both maps.
• Upload your demos via -link- and dont forget to change 1.6 World Record to Tournament Record.
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Winner : player1
Grand Master player3 ( The one with the lowest summed time of all participants )
2nd Place player4
3rd Place player5
• Tuesday/Wednesday - sign-up day + winner announcement from the previous challenge.
• Saturday 17:00 GMT+ 1 - maps announcement.
• Sunday - 17:00 GMT+ 1 - deadline to send in demos.
So you've got 24 hours to send in demos since maps announcement.
• You won't know who's your opponent until we announce winners.
• Demo rules
• Cheating will result in a permanent ban
Hello Community !
It's a privilege for us to bring you something extra ordinary. kz_gigablockier is a map from the old times when Kreedz was still mapping. However this map, along with many others was put on ice for a long time, but now after so many years SadPuppy with the help of Kreedz blessed us with finishing this monster.
Once you hit the start button you'll be experiencing an interesting journey full of surprises and traps so BEWARE ! The atmosphere is so powerful that after a few minutes of climbing a dark and deep feeling will embrace you and won't let you go until the very end. Jumps are creative, sometimes risky but also fun and well-situated so you can show how fast and courageous you are.
Without any further ado let's get to it.
kz_gigablockier by SadPuppy & Kreedz
IN THE EXTEND NEWS YOU CAN SEE AN INTERVIEW WITH SadPuppy and some really interesting facts about the map itself.
Read the rest...
PU9maker : Hey man ! Kind of long time no see, how have you been lately ?
Count: Hey! I'm doing awesome, busy but awesome:D Having a little daughter in the house takes up most of my time these days. Fishing, exercise or even the smallest amount of free time is an extreme luxury these days, but I wouldn't have it any other way:)
PU9maker : The main purpose of this interview is the fact that you got married a few weeks ago. How was your wedding ? Was it exactly the way you and your wife wanted it to be or was there a little drama too ? How did you feel right before the wedding ? Did you have any last-second doubts ?
Count: Yes, I got married May 31, a beautiful and hot spring day here in Norway. The wedding was perfect, all our friend and family had a great time and luckily the bride showed up;) If it was exactly like we wanted it ( like I had something to say about this matter^^)? You know girls, they all want the fairy tail princess wedding:p but I'm not a prince and I'm pretty sure I don't have a castle, so we had to lower her expectation just a little bit. All in all it was a perfect day as we hoped it would be:) Right before the wedding I was most worried if anything would go wrong, so no last doubts;) But I had a "holy shit, I'm getting married today!" feeling when I saw my bride at the wedding:)
PU9maker : Do you feel somehow different as a married man ?
Count: I didn't think I would, but I really do. It's hard to explain but I somehow feel more relaxed:)
PU9maker : When and where did you meet for the first time ?
Count: We met at a music festival in Oslo 5 years ago.
PU9maker : How did you propose ? Did you prepare anything special ?
Count: I took her to one of Norway's best spa hotels. And after a long day at the spa I had a bottle of champagne and some chocolate sent to the room. And then I did the classic on one knee proposal:)
PU9maker : How many people attended your wedding?
Count: We had 90 guests.
PU9maker : Did anyone get drunk or otherwise embarrass themselves at the reception? Where there any funny moments that got stuck in your memory ?
Count: No sorry, no one got drunk until the party started;) but one of my cousins, who is a very quiet man, was suddenly the king of the dance floor . That was amazing:)
PU9maker : Are you planning on going on honeymoon ? If so, where to ?
Count: Yes, but we have to wait for our daughter to get a little older. Nothing planned yet, but we are considering Mexico or the Maldives.
PU9maker : Damn, still can't believe it. The legendary Count - A married man. Thank you very much for agreeing on doing this interview. It's always an honor talking with you. I wish you and your whole family BEST OF LUCK ! If you want to say something to the XJ community, here is your chance.
Count: First of all, thank you for this interview, after all these years you still make me feel like a kz superstar:p To the community I just want to say that you guys keep surprising me with awesome runs and jumps. And I have said it before, please make more movies of wr runs:D
After the recent change and the map release that happened afterwards, we believe it is necessary we add a few mentions:
1)One of the main reasons this change happened, was because of the inactivity over the mapping department. We hoped that this move will make mappers to map again, but it was under no circumstance made to move existing maps from other communities to this one.
So for the future map releases we will no longer be this tolerant when it comes to accepting maps (especially existing maps from other communities).
You will still be able to submit maps you think are good and deserve to be in our official list. However, I repeat, we encourage new and old mappers to start mapping!
2)Map releases will be split into three categories:
The rules here are simply. These are maps focused on jumps rather than on the overall environment of the map. This is how the judging will be done as well, based on jumps.
However, maps with basic architecture and environment, such as one room made out of 4 walls, will not be accepted.
2.2)KZ tag maps
For those mappers who would like to have a map with KZ tag. These are custom maps with good environment and architecture. It will be checked for all kinds of bugs, but the smaller ones will not prevent the map from being accepted.
2.3)Special map releases (KZ tag only)
These are for those KZ tag maps that really shine. For those mappers who spend a lot on their map, perfecting it on every level, making it flawless, these mappers deserve to be in the spotlight. These releases will consist only of one map or more if the maps are from the same mapper.
Most of the times the release will consist of a presentation promo as well, made specially for the map by our official moviemakers.
We are also aware that some maps from the mentioned map release weren't supposed to be accepted. We will try to avoid this mistake for the future and hopefully we will be perfecting our system for a smooth process.
Thanks for your time and if you have any questions, feel free to share them. I will be answering all of them in the comments section below.
Ovidiu D. - CEO
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Another movie release is in front of us and this time it's about a Russian star also known as ShoCk.
Despite the fact that ShoCk is no longer an admin here on XJ, he still very willingly helps us "behind the courtain" with all sort of things. And that's also one of the reasons why we decided to make him a Birthday movie featuring on the front page.
You are about to see some fresh jumps with a smooth style but what really does matter when it comes to trickjumping is MovieMaker's creativity and originality which is not an easy task to accomplish since over the years we've seen hundreds of movies.
KRATER did everything what was in his powers to make it as best as he could and I believe it does belong to his best creations.
PU9maker: Hey man ! So.. One year older again :p How are you feeling ?
ShoCk: Yo! I feel like this birthday is something special compared to the others, I think I've never had that many greetings ever before, it feels so nice, thank y'all :D
PU9maker: Russians are generally known that when it comes down to celebrations, it's usually pretty wild. How was your celebration ? Any unforgettable memories ?
ShoCk: Didn't celebrate yet, but yeah I plan on drinking till I puke. Not really, that's a stereotype of course, I and my mates don't usually throw the cap over the mill but it happened so that the cafe I reserved is a pretty loud place and the night happens to be a football night as well so I guess it's gonna be a little more wild than normally :D
PU9maker: Haha, dont forget to take some photos/videos ! :D How was last year for you ? Did any interesting things happen to you ? Did you experience any important life changes ?
ShoCk: Sure thing! Yeah, quite a few changes, I just realized that it's the first birthday in my life I celebrate not being a student :> That sucks but I let it go, I've got job now and things changed kinda a lot. I don't change kz for anything though, even though my schedule became more difficult to plan out.
PU9maker: What are your plans for the following year(s) ?
ShoCk: Keep on doing my job, fight my way in career of course. All the routine I've got today I guess, hanging out with mates and chicks, gym, kz, quake and all that stuff, maybe find myself a girl to fall in love :D
PU9maker: I've noticed that you started to be kind of active again when it comes to recording WRs. Any particular reason for that ? Is the "old" passion back ?
ShoCk: Uhm I have really no idea why it happens. I have always been in and out of recording, tbh I don't know what motivates me or gives me incentive to record stuff but lately I feel like recording a lot :D I noticed though that once I beat a record, it's a good start to keep on beating more because it's somehow becomes easier. Also, I got myself that plastic mousepad and it feels more pleasant to play with it. It could also be that I was out of recording for quite some time until lasy month(s)? so I kinda had time to grow weary :D
PU9maker: I hope this enthusiasm will last for at least a few more months and you will keep showering us with some great records ;p Anyway, I want to ask you about your bday movie. How do you like it ? What do you like the most about it and what could've been done better in your eyes ?
ShoCk: I didn't watch it yet haha :D I'm one of those guys who leave the tastiest for the last. I just wanted to let this interview pass so I can get down to watching without being "bothered" :D
PU9maker: haha ok, I wont hold you any longer. Let's watch it right now. :)
ShoCk: Yep, won't you ask me for shout outs? :(
PU9maker: How unconsidered of me ! Ok ShoCk, the floor is yours.
ShoCk: Oh cool! Well big thanks to krater for this movie, it's a great present for birthday and big up to you PU9, you're the guy that makes changes, I have a huge appreciation for the job you're doing. Keep up!