A tiny piece of eternity, untouched, unawakened. Theres no such thing as time here, in the world of infinities and zeros, the white abyss of apathy can be felt sneaking somewhere, scarcely discernible, awaiting all of us. Petrifying atmosphere begotten by an excellent music choice combined with a gorgeous mirror concept and brilliant use of the fog. Adding the color design to all above truly perpetuates this cinematic beauty, in which the performer of the wicked 257LJ jump, Propane, was rather lucky to be starred in. With this masterpiece, iNsprate yet again demonstrates us his idealistic approach to the visuals, but it's surely more about the idea that comes with the imagination and the skill to materialize it, transform it from something visceral into a distinctive piece of work. Great job both, ace!
No New Year would be complete without the accompanying change that goes with it. You'll commonly find fresh starts with new beginnings and new ideas everywhere you turn. So it should be no surprise that the Map Team already has something unique to offer. It gives us great pleasure to announce the Map Team's first major event of 2017: The introduction of the XJ Mapping Team. For registered XJ members, The Mapping Team is the newest special user class that anyone is eligible to apply for and join.
The Mapping Team's main function is going to be work for the XJ site in creating content. Creating specialty maps for certain themes as the year goes on, and contributing to communal projects. Outside of the projects, this group is also existing for the benefit of mappers and mapping in general. With the team's cooperation in newly planned class restricted subforums, between the mappers we hope to establish a mapping bank of high quality resources to be used in these and future projects.
When you apply, it is generally favored that you: have basic mapping knowledge with Hammer Editor 3.4/3.5, are willing to contribute and work on projects for XJ, have clear communication skills using English, and agree not to share any information or materials with persons outside of the group. In the application you should include information about your mapping experience and what your ideas would be for XJ maps. Discuss what you've already done in terms of mapping and what you think your strong points are. Finally, be sure to include a brief description about yourself and/or your KZ history.
We hope you are having a good time at this very moment and welcome the new year of 2017 properly!
First of all we would like to thank you for being here with us. We are honored that we can continue this journey with the rest of you and even though the current times aren't the best, we strongly feel that will change sooner or later. Our promise to the rest of this community is that we won't stop until we will accomplish what Xtreme-Jumps deserves.
Have a good year guys! XJ Staff
News: Cheating: Banned for life #5: Fact or Fiction
It has been quite some time since we last brought you an edition of our "Banned for life" news series, something which you've likely been keeping an eye out for since our last installment. We appreciate your patience and anticipation.
Its a bit of an unusual situation this time around because the player in question has already decided to end his Kreedz-playing career long ago, and thus has currently no records left in our present database. As you may have already gathered from the title of this post, FoF is the person in question. He is the latest player in this series where we uncover and expose to you, the community, who amongst us has been dishonest within their demos.
FoF : a long-time, old school player who established himself not only in demo recording competition, but was a worthy mapper, notable movie maker, and a helpful & friendly community member all together. Nevertheless, and just like the antiheroes involved in our previous Banned for Life unveilings, this man had a little secret. A secret which he has been hiding since the time of his first demo being released on XJ almost 9 years ago. The "secret" which assisted him in achieving those astonishing records may be more commonly known to the layman as simply: slowmo.
We know many of you reading this are probably thinking to yourselves about how this does not surprise you. Mostly because FoF had been widely accused of cheating back when he was most active. In the duration of his active years, a lot of these accusations stemmed from his mouse movement which was often described as "robotic". At the time, there wasn’t anyone who was actually able to provide any proof of it, and the only person who had knowledge on how to check demos for slow motion was assured that FoF demos were not cheated. Here, I am not going to be blaming eDark for having missed the signs in his checking of FoF demos. He has undoubtedly done more for this community than most, and will never be forgotten. That aside; all of us do make mistakes, and he is not an exception. An additional factor which allowed FoF to remain undetected for so many years, is simply the lack of a dedicated demo checking staff. There was a long period where eDark was the only person who could detect advanced cheats, and its not fair to assume one (very busy) man could check every last demo during our most active and heavily-trafficked time.
This exposure of FoF is a terrific representation of how eventually, everyone who behaves in such likewise and unsportsmanlike fashion, will end up receiving a ban just as well. As punishment for his cheating, FoF will receive a permanent banfrom our website. Unfortunately, although you may desire to learn of all the details surrounding how this cheat was detected, Xtreme-Jumps will not be providing any further information regarding cheat detection, as this sensitive information may be utilized by other cheaters for their benefit.