WCW Mark Posted December 10, 2016 Share Posted December 10, 2016 Long term readers of this forum may remember that I used to run a diary about my GAMMA save. Sadly the laptop I ran it on died and although I got it working again it was only for a brief time and it then gave up for good, taking my precious saved game with it. I've now got a new pc and some time on my hands so I'm going to start a new diary, however there is no point retreading old ground (although if I did it again there are a lot of things I'd do differently a second time around with GAMMA) so I'm going to choose a different org. Now you've probably already guessed from the thread title who it is going to be, but as this diary is all about explaining my decision making process and giving you all a behind the scenes look at my booking I might as well go through each Org to explain why I picked SIGMA. GAMMA - It was actually tempting to redo GAMMA, taking what I'd learnt last time and correcting my mistakes, however it will probably be too similar to my last diary to make for interesting reading so this is probably something I'll do in a private game. ALPHA-1 - If I'm aiming for a different experience to last time then I probably don't want to be the other one of the big two as it will likely result in a lot of the same hirings as last time out. XCC and KDM FC - I've grouped these two together as the reason for rejecting them is the same. I want a good spread of weight classes and I don't want to have to start a division from scratch. WEFF - Like XCC and KDM FC this is just too limiting. This essentially leaves the three mid level companies. Any of these three are tempting: BCF - Very tempting as I'm British and I like a lot of their fighters. I also like the close proximity to SIGMA and the wars over talent that are likely to result. They lost out for two reasons, firstly there was an excellent BCF diary on here back in the day (although I can't seem to find it now) and although the style of that diary was very different I don't want to retread old ground and secondly they already have a TV and PPV deal, which, in my mind at least, means they are best placed to succeed when controlled by the AI and they should therefore provide decent competition. FLB - Another tempting one, they have a lot of strong fighters and I've never been them before. However they are slightly out on their own with no direct competition, which might make it a little dull. SIGMA - This is the one I've gone for. Again I like the idea of having a direct competitor, also they have no PPV deals, so even though they are currently ranked above BCF I feel they are really the slightly smaller company. I also like the idea of having a featherweight division already in place as I don't want to have to start one from scratch. I plan to run a show per month and the sixth division will help with that. Finally this diary is going to be no frills in terms of presentation (mainly because I'm terrible with things like that and have no idea how to do it) so SIGMA seems a good match for my style. I'm using the default database and the only amendment I've made is to turn down the minimum number of fighters in each division to zero to prevent loads of new fighters being generated. I don't mind the ones who get generated with a picture and generic bio but in my last game a lot without pictures or a full profile were generated and I never wanted to use them. Hopefully there will still be plenty of fighters to go round, but if a new company opens I may need to look at auto populating, depending on where they are. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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