Newsletter 24

Hello and welcome to the WGU newsletter #24!

Ahhhh the sweet taste of success!

In this issue
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1) WGU fans don't let us down
2) Survey results
3) New stuff on the site
4) Hunting for programmers
5) New WGU staff
6) Official Unofficial Message board
7) Crew meeting
8) Email, oh God, the email

1)WGU fans don't let us down
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Well, the day I've been worrying about for the last few months has come and gone. The new WGU site opened ahead of schedule last week and any worries I had about fan support were blown out of the water mere hours after the site went live. True wrestling gamers came out of the woodwork and slammed the WGU email account with words of support and praise for not only the project itself but the individual crew members as well. I personally feel completely validated as head of this project thanks to the massive support we've received from you, the real fans who want this game. It's one thing make a great wrestling game but it's chances of become a reality are increased exponentially when we see the sheer number of fans who want it to happen as well.

You came to our side and you didn't let us down. We promise to return the favor.

2) Survey results
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One of the biggest suprises came in the form of the responses to the new survey on the WGU site. Sure, we knew that some fans had mentioned pre ordering Pro Wrestling X and the fact that they trusted us more than Yukes or Acclaim. But it still didn't prepare us for the fan response when those questions were asked in the survey. Check it out...

1-Will you pre order the game? answer-85% YES

2-Which company do you trust most? answer-88% Wrestling Gamers United

That's insane! But it just goes to show you what happens when you treat gamers with respect and honesty like the WGU has. Thank you, guys. Those are the kind of numbers that make investors turn their heads and pay attention. Once again the WGU supporters come through for us.

3) New stuff on the site
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Get ready for another dose of "Holy Crap!" because a new animation and character design have been added to the WGU site. Go to the downloads section and see a sweet Downed Hurricana by Adrian K. and a new character design of masked wrestler Tirador by the incomparable Jessica S. And don't forget to email these fine people and let them know what you think of their contributions to the WGU project!

4) Hunting for programmers
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Our intrepid programmers, Ono and Mike, have politely pointed out that it would take two coders almost four years to complete Pro Wrestling X. They have since begun kidnapping other programmer friends of theirs to help get this baby done a lot quicker. Don't worry, it'll be done a hell of a lot sooner than that.

5) New WGU staff
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Aside from a few new programmers we'll also be adding at least one new artist to the WGU crew. We'll make the formal announcement soon.

6) Official Unofficial Message board
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Many message threads have been started at various message boards discussing Pro Wrestling X lately but one in particular has been dedicated soley to the WGU and our game. Members of the WGU crew have been known to drop in and clear up rumors and questions so it's become a solid place to ask questions and get real answers.

Please check it out at www.WrestlingGamesUnited.com and click on "message board". The guys who run this site have been good friends to the WGU and we're happy to see their site becoming a popular place for WGU supporters to hang out.

7) Crew meeting
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The WGU crew will be getting together for an important meeting this Sunday afternoon so look forward to a lot of new info in the next newsletter. Many exciting things happening :)

8) Email, oh God, the email
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You all know how important it is to me to respond personally to each of your emails and I still plan to do so. But since the project has taken off I don't have two or three hours of spare time everyday to do it. I'll still be getting back to you it jusy take a little longer than usual. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

In the meantime and in between time, that's it. Another edition of Wrestling Gamers United.

Dave Wishnowski