Community Help: Doom3 Gaming Tips - How to rocket jump
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Using the rocket jump in Doom3 is not as effective as it was in Quake in my opinion, mostly because it does alot more damage to you and the maps do not have the same escape routes to take advantage of this, but it is still an important trait to learn. Many maps that were so heavily guarded in Quake could be beaten by use or the RJ. Many CTF matches I played in ended 1-0 where I was the only one to cap it, I always felt I could escape the most heavily guraded areas no matter what, especially in those maps that were swamped with people and virtually impossible to get out of the base. For example you can escape a danger area by rocket jumping 20 feet up to a different ledge, etc. To rocket jump, simply jump, look down and fire the rocket at the ground immediately. Its very easy after you practice or play enough. I have mastered the "non script" rocket jump, you can use scripts, but that is not nearly as good since I can rocket jump and control the height. For example someone chasing me uses their script to jump 20 feet up, but since the ledge was only 5 feet I can do a controlled rocket jump and be 20 feet ahead of them by the time they land. It is a way to escape even those that think they are good at rocket jumping, but since they are script jumpers they are far behind your ability in this area. It takes a while to learn the technique, but it is invalueable and gives you a major advantage over the script jumpers, often they think you have permanent haste because you are so far ahead of them, you can even rocket jump off the skip jump and propel yourself forward also!