Crossface Posted June 12, 2018 Share Posted June 12, 2018 The Recognized Symbol of Excellence in Sports Entertainment Author's Notes: So about a week ago I asked for the GDS community to help me decide on either WWF '91 or WCW '92 dynasty. The results of that post had me leaning to taking WWF '91 on. As I began making my plans for that potential diary, I realized how much fun writing for big personalities like Hogan, Savage, Heenan, Monsoon, etc. could be and I got really excited to have some fun with those characters. That realization got me thinking that a WWF '91 diary would also most likely see me trying to get the focus off some of those personalities and inherently doing the opposite of what I was excited about. Hence WWF 1987. I'm really looking forward to sinking my teeth in with those big time WWF stars of the late '80's/early '90's in their prime. To that end, I'm also going to work hard to try and capture the feel of this era with both my scheduling and presentation. I plan to run both Prime Time Wrestling and Superstars as "A" shows with Wrestling Challenge as a "B" show. I hope that the 2 "A" shows will both capture the feeling of the time while simultaneously playing TEW as the mechanic intends to a certain degree. I won't be playing this save with the goals of getting the best ratings/most income/achieve global growth...rather I'll be playing to simulate and have/make fun of the era, and tell stories that seems like they could've happened in real life. I do expect to make adjustments based on the TEW's game engine...but I really do want to capture the era as much as possible. All and all...I expect, in the immortal words of late, great Gorilla Monsoon, "It'll be a happening!" The Data: Obviously I'll be using the classic mod, The Golden Age by Genadi (and his Mod Squad peers). Big shout out to those guys and the countless hours they've put into all of their mods! I have been slowly making some minor adjustments to the data before starting. The biggest of which is probably taking WWF's television off of regional US broadcasters and putting all of their shows on the USA Network (which I bumped to Medium level coverage). While I know the regional broadcasters and syndication are more historically accurate, I just didn't want to negotiate all those contracts individually and moving to the USA Network was obvious choice for a national broadcaster. I also cut the entire Women's Division. I have no interest in booking The Fabulous Moolah or trying to rebuild a division with the likes of Misty Blue Simmons, etc. The Women's Revolution will have to wait until there is an abundance of female talent that I'm excited to book around. Lastly, in the interest of full disclosure, I will admit to some other small changes to stats, removing some decline ages (and replacing them with random), altering some worker habits, chemistry etc. As the game progresses, feel free to question me about any individual worker or their stats and I'll happily share. Format and Presentation: My user avatar will be Vince McMahon, but I don't imagine that'll influence things much. At the moment I don't plan on any first person style write-ups. I plan on posting mostly the shows. It'll be quicker, less detailed presentations for TV with a more involved presentation for Events. I'm still undecided how much Observer-type information I'll give...most likely some as needed. Prediction Contests: I def. expect to run some (especially for events like SNME and PPV's). I'm not sure how much I'll do with posting predictions for TV shows...I may want to find my footing first. To conclude, thanks for checking this little passion project out. I hope to go longer than my last few dynasties have. I feel encouraged because my 2 two longest running diaries were using this mod (albeit with the NWA). My longest TEW game ever was an AWA game with this mod on TEW 13 (in that game I brought the AWA well into 1991 before I lost the save to a crash). Feedback is always welcomed and encouraged! Roster and Show Index to follow shortly! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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