Welcome to the Wrestling Gamers United newsletter #48
In this issue
1) Side grapple moves?
2) Awww crap
3) Ring ring ring
4) New media
1) Side grapple moves?
I was going over the design document this week and an idea struck me
that I wanted
to run by you guys. It would be possible with a little extra effort to
side position grapple in addition ot the standard front and back as long
as we made
a decision soon. If you've ever played Giant Gram 2000 you know what I'm
It wouldn't necessarily mean there would be extra moves. It would just
be a case
of taking some of the front and back grapple moves and assigning them to
grapple situation instead. It would give us more variety and a larger
grapple moves but my concern is that it might slow down game flow a bit
would likely be shifting back and forth from front,side, and back every
grapple to get the move you want. If you've never played GG2000 think
way you can switch from a front to a back grapple in No Mercy by hitting
button. All I'm proposing is the option of stopping half way at a side
What do you guys think? After weighing the pros and cons do you think
incorporate side grapples?
2) Aww crap
This morning I tried to check my email and the bloody thing kept
time I tried to open my email program. Finally I got it to open only to
to my utter horror that the last seven days of email had been deleted!
answers, award votes, everything! So if you emailed me within the last
voted for the Best Game Award please resend it. Urge to kill fading....
3) Best Game Award
Votes just keep coming in every day and because the voting is so
see no reason not to keep the voting open for another week or so. I'm
a good laugh at some of the votes for Worst Game, too. When some people
hate a game
they REALLY hate a game! Was Tag Team Wrestling really that bad?
4) Ring ring ring
Last Tuesday was perhaps one of the best days I've had since deciding
produce PWX. In one day I took calls from a well known wrestling
a wrestling journalist and author, and the owners/operators of two of my
favorite indy feds. All of them were wonderful to talk to, down to
and genuinely happy to help PWX succeed. These people all said that what
we're trying to do with PWX is something they want to be involved with
have agreed to talk further to see what we can work out in terms of how
we'll be able to work together.
Which brings me to something else that I need to get off my chest. I
contacting a few organizations that, while popular, are known to be
from internal problems affecting their operations. After "dealing" with
it's no bloody wonder they can't seem to get their act together. I may
Donald Trump but I have learned a few secrets I'd like to share with
organizations. This is really complicated stuff so I hope they pay close
to the advice I'm about to give:
1) When someone leaves you a message, return their call.
2) If someone emails you at your business address, reply.
3) If you say you're going to call someone, actually call them.
4) When you leave a phone message, tell me who you are and leave your
5) Repeat after me, "I am not Vince McMahon."
So if you own an indy fed or wrestle in one and things just haven't
going the way you wanted them two for the last few years, read my list
ask yourself, is it really any suprise?
That being said, I've had the pleasure of talking to some truly
people who gave me the time of day and we're wonderful to talk to. I
some people have their shit together and will go far in the business and
people think the world owes them a living and they blame everyone but
themselves when things don't work out for them. I swear to God, just
list and 99% of your problems will disappear if you just start treating
with a little respect and humility.
4) New Media
Keep checking back this weekend for some new PWX media. We'll have a
of Tirador 3D in progress and some concept art as well. And if you drop
message board I'll have a new animation just for the board crowd.
Speaking of the message board, hasn't it been great? I secretly hope
gets much bigger just for quality's sake. We have regular posters with
opinions about a variety of issues and yet discussions never deteriorate
flame fests. Solid intelligent wrestling discussion? Who'd of thought...
In the meantime and in-between time, that's it. Another edition of
Wrestling Gamers United.
Thank you all,