Hello! Today, we are happy to announce that we are celebrating Jump Academy's 10th anniversary. JA was founded on the 25th of January, 2014 with Weap0wned as its first owner and since we started tracking in 2017 we’ve had over 1 million unique players join our servers! Since its inception, JA has been home to a number of dedicated individuals with an unbounded passion for jumping. AI took over ownership in 2015 and has been maintaining our servers and community ever since. I personally would like to thank him for his contributions to the community and his level headed approach to administration. His plugins like JumpBot and SyncR have made an impact on both JA and other community servers. It’s just great to see that the jumping community is still thriving after 16 years of this awesome game. Even with the unfortunate extended downtime of our Asia servers, we still have an active community and we hope you will continue to stick with us. We’ve had our ups and downs but overall JA has been and continues to be a fun and amazing community.
Over the years we have made significant progress towards our goal of helping players improve at rocket jumping and we could not have done it without your support. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's been a part of JA, no matter how small their contributions have been. Since 2014, JA has received donations from over 1,200 generous jumpers. These donations are crucial to allow us to maintain our servers and infrastructure and we are excited to announce that our long awaited Patreon integration is almost ready for those looking to regularly support us. We also want to extend a special thanks to current and previous staff as well as those who have taught others, reported bugs, given feedback, reported rule breakers and contributed their skills as coders and mappers (Thanks Chris!!, GentlePuppet, and all of the JA2 mappers).
We won't be stopping any time soon, we’re continuously working on projects for the community. In the short term, we will be rolling out Patreon and its ranks, a timeline of major events in our history on our website, and persistent map progress tracking. In the longer term, we are working on several things including a map completion timer with saved times and a much smarter and more capable MGABOT.
The future's looking bright, thanks for sticking around!
It was a rough year but we are glad you all made it through.
Best wishes to everyone for the upcoming year.
Our Asia server host is testing changes to a router configuration that may help with the connectivity issue. The servers appear to be online again, so please join when you can and let us know if you encounter any issues or if they stop working again.
Thanks for helping us troubleshoot this together!