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Anniversary Bash 21

Anniversary Bash 21




What is the Anniversary Bash?
The Anniversary Bash (commonly abbreviated to AB or just the Bash) is an annual event celebrating the full release of Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (April 9th, 1998). A dedicated server with a pre-prepared levellist is hosted for the duration of the nearest weekend to this date; normally for 4 days straight. The first Bash only had Capture the Flag levels, but Battle levels were included for the first time in AB2 in recognition of the gamemode's importance to the community. This server typically comprises the largest gathering of players in the JJ2 calendar, with several "oldies" usually making a guest appearance.

How does the Bash server work?
The Bash is divided into two aforementioned gamemodes; Battle and CTF, in which levellists are put together (typically comprising 15-25 levels each) and hosted continuously on loop. The gamemodes and their respective levellists are normally changed on alternate days, i.e. Battle for Day 1, CTF for Day 2, Battle for Day 3 etc. In more recent bashes, variations of the standard Battle/CTF gamemodes introduced by JJ2+ such as Team Battle or Death CTF have been used on repeat days in order to keep things fresh. This is a public server, so everyone is welcome (but please be civil!).

When is this year's Bash?
The provisional dates are Friday 5th to Monday 8th April. These may be subject to slight change and may possibly even be extended. If you want one (or more) of your new Battle or CTF level(s) to be considered for inclusion, you have until Wednesday 3rd April to submit it (or them) in order to ensure that there is sufficient time to properly test the Bash level packs. The lists will then be finalized and there will be no more further changes. I highly recommend you go and make something, as the Bash more than any other time of the year (outside of JDC) is a fantastic opportunity to give your levels the exposure they deserve!

Who is organizing the Bash this year?
Me, cooba and Ragnarok will be organising the bash lists this year. However, you are all encouraged to make suggestions for levels you'd like to see in this bash, and we'll take them all into consideration.

Can't wait to see you all there!

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Good afternoon. After some deliberation, we've decided to get things going earlier than has been usual recently (but has been the norm many packs ago). Below you'll find "baseline" lists, composed by all three of us equally.

We made them by listing the most recent quality releases, and filling the gaps with most of the levels that have recieved JCS Awards in the past, and also a few miscellanous choices (call it organiser's privilege ).

BATTLE:

Academy - SuperJazz
Alcatraz - Loon
Chasing the Stars - cooba
The Chasm - Blackraptor
Cold Cavern Classic - DennisKainz
Dream Stage - Snooze
Enter the Chaos - FireSworD
Horizon Approaching - Seren
Hyperviolence - PurpleJazz
The Impossible Metropolis - cooba
Outgrown - FireSworD
Palmcoke - Archon
Rainforest Revelry - Ragnarok & cooba
RainV - Violet CLM
Relic Valley - FireSworD
Rift - BlurredD
Rúnheimr - Seren
Toxicity - Electric Ir
Under Construction - Snooze
The Warden Woods - cooba
What is this?! - Newspaz


CTF:

Antiquity - Snooze
The Astrolabe - Ragnarok
Battle of Waterloo 1835 - Seren
Butrinti - Loon
Carrot Farm - Loon
Castle of Devan Shell - Laro
Cleanse - Seren
The Crackdown - cooba
Dawn of Combat - BlurredD
The Dragon Eyrie - PurpleJazz
Employee of the Month - EvilMike
Frontier Falls - FawFul
Giant's Steps - PurpleJazz
Just Got Carrot Away - stripe
Mt. Helens - SuperJazz
Nidavellir - Toni
Orbital IV - FawFul
Painted Garden - PurpleJazz
Sparkling Illusions - ThunDerDraGon
Stronghold - SuperJazz
Sweet Release - Electric Ir


As far as we're concerned, these lists are already good to go, and if no suggestions are made in the next couple of weeks, these will be what gets hosted. If you're looking to get one of your levels on the list, or if you're interested in making a new one for the occassion, REPLY TO THIS THREAD so we can know when and how to make adjustments to the baseline list.

You may also ask why they're listed in an alphabetical order - we haven't decided on a specific order yet, mainly because there's still time for that, but also because we feel that making a specific order is pointless in the age of shuffled level lists.

Comments welcome.
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I'd like to have a CTF level of mine included. I'm still working on it but I shouldn't have any problem finishing it by April.
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Only Conflux is missing from my HoMM3 series, otherwise it would be perfect!

Either way, good yob with the lists so far!
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I'd like to have a CTF level of mine included. I'm still working on it but I shouldn't have any problem finishing it by April.
Nice, thanks for letting us know.
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Only Conflux is missing from my HoMM3 series, otherwise it would be perfect!

Either way, good yob with the lists so far!
Glad you like the lists! I suppose Conflux can still get in if enough people request it...
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