Lucas Posted August 15, 2016 Share Posted August 15, 2016 We're announcing today that we're releasing 1998: The Art of War as an open beta for a select number of users at the Mod Squad's new home, WrestlingNexus.com and HomeofProWrestling.com. Dynasty Diaries are also available on WrestlingNexus.com. Other mods, guides and content can also be found on the new forum. For anybody that joins the forum before 12PM GMT Wednesday you will be able to get access to our forums to download TAOW later today. The beta period will only last for a limited time, a week. After roughly a week the forums will be open to everyone to join. Why a Beta? The WrestlingNexus forums are new, and the Mod Squad want to provide users a choice between downloading the mod now, or waiting for the first big update. By having a beta period we can all make sure that the Wrestling Nexus forums are running smoothly for its full release and in the meantime, the Mod Squad will iron out any issues with their TAOW mod before the download link is made available to everyone. What about Updates on GDS from the Mod Squad? We will still be releasing links to updates on GDS Forums as and when mods are released. What is Home of Pro Wrestling, and why is this separate to the forum? It's make sure that a service is maintained for hosted downloads and an active forum to spread the hits across servers. Home of Pro Wrestling is for hosting downloads and content, Wrestling Nexus for discussion forum, and diaries. Why these new forums, Wrestling Nexus? Over the past few months the response to mods on GDS for TEW2016 have been pretty amazing especially how many people have given feedback and have got on board with the various modding teams to help us give you the best mods possible, and we've seen that happen all over the GDS modding community. Because of how the community has grown so much since TEW2016 came out, WrestlingNexus has been set up as a place that promotes TEW on the internet. The forums were setup by MrCreative for the whole community in mind. The forum has been created with easy sign up and login, and a place to download mods, talk about Wrestling and share dynasty diaries in a easy to read and follow format. Until now, a group of GDS members have been testing the forums and the new features. Now Wrestling Nexus has reached the Beta phase, we're looking for some more members to join before the full release in a weeks time. What are these new forums then? It's a hub for TEW diary, discussion and mod content and is a place to talk about Wrestling. By creating independent own servers for downloads and the forums, this allows for the provision of direct download links for mods that are not hosted on file sharing websites where users are at risk of malware. Also, if one part of the system went down, the other would still be available. WN's Dynasty Diaries feature is a new diary format that has an automatic index for dynasty writers, and easier to follow diary with threaded comments for diary posts within a dynasty. Users can read diaries more easily without having to skip over comments to a diary update, and they can subscribe to a diary by email or private message, as well as add diaries to their RSS feed readers. Also on the boards is a TEW Help forum for guides and useful information which will be filled up over time. Rather than having things in single threads, content will be easier to find. Users can sign up to our forums using social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Steam, making it easier than ever to get involved with the conversation. Topics can easily be shared on social media channels as well with one click sharing. There will also be running competitions direct on WrestlingNexus.com for users taking part in writing and reading diaries and Wrestling Prediction League competitions. These competitions also come with prizes for winners. WN welcomes all users to get involved, writers, mods and fans, to be part of this interactive hub with social media features to help us promote TEW more widely on the internet. Above all, that's exactly we are doing this. We want to promote TEW more widely on the internet and bring together content that's just for TEW that can be found from all over the web, GDS, Reddit, YouTube, etc. We want to be clear that the writers and modders already signed up to the forum before the beta release will still be promoting and posting content on GDS, but you'll be able to get that content on WrestlingNexus too. Where can I sign up? Sign up to WrestlingNexus.com to get access to the TAOW Beta later today, as well as diary content that's already being posted. Registrations will close on Wednesday around 12PM GMT while the forum is in Beta. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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