|Canyon Oasis: Analysis of the level
Written by Your_Mom, modified and edited by Trail
Note: This is a very long document.
| Hello, lets begin by saying that I play too much JK, and much of it is done playing Canyon Oasis with guns. In that time I have learned various tricks and shortcuts for this particular level. To master the level, you must know where everything is, know where your opponents are, and know how to get from place to place quickly, it will only help you play better and more consistently.
Force powers play an important role in JK. Three in particular must be mastered to truly be a force to be reckoned with on Canyon Oasis. These are force powers "sight", "speed" and "jump".
When I play, I try to keep Force See always on. I find that force power "sight" has the following advantages:
Random Tips and Tactics
Paths through the level
|As you can see, it is quite possible to jump from in the water (using force power "jump") to the bridge, stone walkway, or any other structure of that height. Note that you can only jump out of the water if you are on the surface of it.|
|It's possible (with force power "jump") to jump from the stone walkway to the bridge. Or from the edge of the pool to the bridge/stone walkway. It isn't indicated here, but it is possible (with correct timing, and force power "speed") to jump from the bridge (when running towards the switch) onto the edge of the stone platform. This technique is useful to intercept other players.|
|Here you can see where to jump from if you want to reach the sniper position. You must use force power "speed" and force power "jump" to do this.|
|In this picture, you can see the water that you should fall into when leaving the sniper position. One tactic that I use: When someone is in the sniper area with you, shoot them or use force power "destruction" before they turn around. When they turn around, jump into the water and start swimming towards the tunnel, like your going to take it up and attack again. But don't! Just swim back out after a second and jump back up to the sniper position. You will catch them off guard watching the tunnel.|
|This is the bridge. Pick up Bacta here. Try and make sure that you have a full load of Bacta all the time. Right below this, in the corridor, is the armor. PICK IT UP!!!! OK? Oh, the bridge is a good place to attack sniper from, especially if you want a clear shot at them. It's hard for them to hit you, especially if your strafing back and forth when your shooting. To get on the bridge, use force power "speed" and just run across. You can jump if you want, but its fairly clumsy and sometimes you are bound to miss. But, If you just run across, then you will not fall... and-its quicker!|
|OK, this is where a lot of action takes place-by the rail gun. To best take advantage of any situation that arises here, you need to know your way around here pretty well. Here's the scenario: You are chasing a guy down the ramp and he turns the corner (rightmost arrow). What do you do?? Do you just follow him? No-He'll load you full of rockets from the Rail Gun that he just picked up. So, you just turn on your Force Speed and do a NORMAL jump off the wooden platform (center arrow) onto the ramp, right behind your little friend. From there, you have your way with him-before he knows what the hell happened. BWUHAHAHA!! OK, what next? You killed him, but not with getting injured and you have already picked up the health boxes on your way down to whup this guy. Do you sit by the health area waiting for it to come back? Nope. What you do is run off the spot where you originally landed (off the wooden platform) and do a Force Jump onto the bridge (leftmost arrow). From there, you refill your Manna, and then pick up some Bacta. Also, while your up there, you might want to turn off the electricity that the other players turned on.|
|OK, from this shot you can see what to do if you're chasing somebody from the other side of the Rail Gun. Just hop off the platform (lower arrow) and Force Jump (just tap it!) up to the other platform. Then, circle around and shoot the other person in the mouth, or you can wait till they run by so that you have a clear shot of them from behind. OR, you could turn on speed and run further down the platform and Force Jump up to the top of the stone walkway and meet them there ;). (the lower arrow also marks the point from which you should Force Jump to the metal bridge up above)|
|OK, this one is pretty cool, but tough. Just turn on your Force Speed and Force Jump up from the edge of the wooden platform onto the bridge. You won't get hurt, and this is a VERY quick getaway.|
|OK, I guess that's it for the screen shots. I hope they helped. Take into consideration that these screenshots and tips are just examples of what can be done... don't be afraid to try new stuff. I know there is more stuff, but I was just too lazy to put it in here. I hope this document has helped you some. Anyway, I usually have a T1 server up, so if you want to play me in a game or just want to ask some questions, then don't hesitate to email me or reach me on IRC at Your_Mom.
PS: If you are a mouse user like me, and you have trouble remembering the keys, or you just want a new config, try this out (these are the keys I use)... Just cut it out and put it over your number pad. Enjoy!!