Post by Henry Saxon on Jan 3, 2018 5:54:31 GMT -6
Hello everyone, I hope you all enjoyed your holidays. For those who were booked in Honor during the holidays thank you for participating as I know that you are give up a lot of free time to play this game more so I know that it may be hard sometimes during the holidays so I am grateful for your participation during that time.
Last year during the holidays so many places were closed and so many were looking for place open so they could either read or partaken which is why we went ahead and just kept going. I guess it's like they say in real wrestling there is no offseason there is no time out it just keeps going LOL.
This message is to inform you off of some changes that are happening with the new year. First and foremost nothing is changing as far as Honor Wrestling is concerned. I know that you all see new section called Northern Lights Wrestling.
Before I touch on that topic I just want to see a few other things first. As you all know by now the one who was doing the graphics for the site has stepped down due to his personal life getting really busy, which is a good thing. We all know this is a game and real life comes first and sometimes this game can just be in the way of being able to accomplish what you’re trying to accomplish in the real world.
I'm grateful for all of the work he has provided us as he has helped make this place more appealing with his hard work and dedication. I have someone new who has stepped up to the plate, this person has many years of experience when it comes to doing graphics in a e-fed. I am extremely grateful that this person has decided to join us and to take on this task as I know it can be a lot of work. I also have another person who knows how to do graphics who is willing to help when needed.
I have also managed to find someone to assist me in writing matches. I know that some of you reading this may be thinking to yourself that if I needed help all I had to do was ask. The thing is, I am not one that likes to write a thread to ask for help to write matches as I do not want you guys to feel pressured into doing more than what you are signed up for. Plus I'm aware that some may not have the time and/or some may have a hard time writing matches as some of you may not be able to do so in the manner of the commentators actually doing their jobs and calling the play-by-play action.
After speaking with the person who will be helping me write matches and with the graphics person on board to be willing to help with all graphics, we are adding a new company called Northern Lights Wrestling to the Honor Brand.
Half of you that are here, were all here when the company first opened up a year-and-a-half ago. For those that were are aware that this company had opened up 3 wrestling companies altogether. One was Honor Wrestling, the other was Legacy wrestling which was supposed to be the developmental brand for Honor and the third was Pride wrestling which was a inter-gender company.
When I took over the Federation I didn't see myself opening the other two friends which is why to Honor them we went ahead and took the Legacy titles and move them over to Honor and created the Tag Team titles as a intergender division and named it Pride Tag Team Wrestling to Honor the company that allowed inter-gender matches.
Since I've moved those titles it would be wrong for me to create those companies again, so instead we are creating Northern Lights Wrestling. Northern Lights Wrestling however will be different then Honor in the fact that it will be an angled company while Honor will remain as a competitive promo roleplay based company. Outside of that difference Northern Lights will work under the same rules as Honor meaning there will be a men's division and a women's division. They will also have a tag team division that will be inter-gender just like Honor Wrestling.
The goal is to treat Northern Lights Wrestling as a developmental brand for Honor Wrestling. I know some are thinking how would that work if one is angled and one is a competitive roleplay? Which is a very good question.
So the way it would work is very simple, I know that there are players out there who, when making a new wrestler they tend to put them in a angle fed for the sole purpose of building the character giving them a backstory without forcing themselves to have 2 promo and not have much for them. So for those who play the game that way this company allows them to do that and hope that they will, when ready join Honor Wrestling.
I also know that some will use this for that very reason but not join Honor, they will end up leaving the site when ready and joining another fed which is fine because that is what this angle fed is for. Though we hope that it will be Honor Wrestling that they join.
Now I also know that there are those who will be making Northern Lights as their permanent home as they only like being in angle feds. Which is fine as we will need some of those as well. The main goal is to somehow create more activity on the site as a whole mainly in the CD section.
With the help of the new match writer we should be able get both shows done and posted on the date advertised. The only change if you can call it that to Honor will be that Northern Lights Wrestling will have their shows on a Sunday so on the Sunday which Honor Wrestling has a pay-per-view instead of having two shows that day Northern Lights Wrestling will air their matches at the pay-per-view of Honor Wrestling.
Northern Lights Wrestling will have a roster cap that is smaller than Honor wrestling, as I do not and will not have the angle fed grow to be bigger than the original concept of this site. Now I know that some people will want to sign up as a part-time so the full-time roster will not be bigger than Northern Lights Wrestling but their total roster may have more wrestlers by just a handful due to the part-timers.
However for those who are already in Honor Wrestling, in the event that Northern Light’s roster is capped and you wanted to bring a character in, we will allow it as I will not sit here and reject one of my competitive role players from bringing in a character to the angle fed to help build them up especially if they plan on bringing them to Honor in the future.
The matches in Northern Lights will be very short summarize matches but they will be similar as to the ones you read in Honor. They will be fast paced, chain wrestling that will be a total of about 300 to 400 words. When I first took over Honor I was trying to keep those matches at 1000 but it started to become too much for myself so I knocked it down to about an average of 600.
Of course this is from Bell to Bell not including the wrestlers entrances as some of those are pretty long so that is not included in the word count of the match. On the pay-per-view shows the matches maybe a bit longer depending on the match.
Since both companies will share the Pay-Per-View, we have decided to add a kickoff show. The kickoff show will be a mixture of staff from both companies going down the card of the pay-per-view itself and will feature two matches that will be looked at as dark matches or preshow matches. No entrances for these matches, just two written out matches. Both of those matches will be matches from Northern Lights Wrestling. While the rest of their card will be in the actual pay-per-view with all of the Honor matches.
I also want to give those in Honor Wrestling in option to use Northern Lights Wrestling in storylines the same way you will see Major League Baseball use their minor league system. For example, say Alex Jones, the Honor champion gets injured, say he is out for two months with his injury. Before he steps foot in Honor we may have him do a match in Northern Lights Wrestling just to make sure he is completely healed up before he steps in against the those in Honor Wrestling.
No different than when a major league baseball player gets injured and upon returning goes to the AAA or the double farm system team for a few games to make sure they are fully recovered.
While Honor Wrestling and Northern Lights Wrestling will share the pay-per-views, Northern Lights Wrestling will be based out of Ottawa, Canada and will be traveling along all of the province in Canada while Honor continues to travel among the states of the United States.
The first show is set to take place next week as we will open it up to the public after the results for Showdown has been posted. I will set up a contract thread and allow those in Honor Wrestling first dibs in signing someone up before anyone else.
The base pics used in Northern Lights Wrestling can not be the same as those used in Honor Wrestling, nor will the same theme song be allowed as well. Also the wrestlers in Honor Wrestling can not work for the Angle fed unless they wanted to leave Honor and transfer over to Northern Lights Wrestling. I think I covered all my bases and the floor is open to those who may have any questions.