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Tom Bombadil
04/30/20 1:06:10 PM
#301:


Switching gears on today, the last day of "unofficial" mod work. It's time to bite the bullet and see how importing works before I have to start making decisions on how to schedule myself. And thus, it's UCA time suddenly! So far it's pretty painless, but I am finishing up the easy part...

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Tom Bombadil
04/30/20 1:20:29 PM
#302:


This will get harder over time but isn't super bad

Think the plan is gonna be
5/1: UCA Gimmicks and Attributes
2: UCA Contracts, everything else, sanity test
3-10: MSPA


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Tom Bombadil
05/01/20 10:52:56 AM
#303:


UCA is a hair short of its estimated roster so I am planning to add Scare, Sultan, and david once they are put in for B8WL.

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Tom Bombadil
05/01/20 12:54:57 PM
#304:


UCA isn't quite finished and MSPA is nowhere close but SCREW IT I WANNA SEE IT IN ACTION

https://gyazo.com/7e251e3523f45798751b401acde4e07f
The FIRST EVER CARD BOOKED IN THE PHOENIXVERSE

https://gyazo.com/856fbafb6dbf0d046a46a8f937c26dd5
Meanwhile on the MSPA side (which is more or less UCA 2 since they don't yet have a starting roster)

These load times are super sexy after years of dealing with bloat

https://gyazo.com/9ec82e61e028a1543a48af65137c3738
yes that is @X_Dante_X 's pic

Night Watch forms, consisting of Lord English, Caliborn, Doc Scratch, and.....Ace Dick!

Boko United and Foundation Rail Third Haguile broke up :( to be fair I think most of them got yoinked by MSPA

Doc Scratch became friends with Maniac

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X_Dante_X
05/01/20 1:27:05 PM
#305:


well what is for lunch

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Tom Bombadil
05/01/20 2:32:31 PM
#306:


ham/pickle/bacon/cheese sandwiches

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Tom Bombadil
05/02/20 1:11:46 PM
#307:


https://gyazo.com/1be3d31bf3ed1a3affc018c674d24d87

UCA is pretty much good to go I think, save a couple of tweaks that'll take me like two minutes. My general plan for flow with all of these is to do everything at once. (as opposed to 1006 where we'd add workers first and then go back for tag teams and such) I'll do a "sanity check" like I just did to look for big issues like face/heel balance and obvious errors, and then the third month of every cycle (I suspect this might get cut down to half a month) I'll finish cosmetics and do a bit heavier playtesting/bugfixing.

3-9: 5 MSPA people/day
10: MSPA contracts/sanity test (I think I'll just call this "finishing")
Mid: UTDR+FA

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Maniac64
05/02/20 4:40:31 PM
#308:


Doc Scratch is my bro

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Tom Bombadil
05/05/20 12:19:33 PM
#309:


I'm multitasking on this so sometimes I wind up with a bit of extra time, so I'm starting to use that to work ahead a little bit. Set up UTDR (Undertale/Delta Rune) and it looks like they'll be a smidge short so let's promote Dogamy, Dogaressa, Grillby, Heats Flamesman, and Clover to the roster.

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Tom Bombadil
05/05/20 2:57:14 PM
#310:


man I have now dropped Homestuck Epilogues AND Homestuck 2

keeps things a bit simpler for the mod at least

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IhatethisCPU
05/05/20 3:02:09 PM
#311:


....there's an Epilogues and 2? o-o'

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Tom Bombadil
05/05/20 3:48:12 PM
#312:


it's pretty much glorified fanfic as far as I know

reads like it, too

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Tom Bombadil
05/06/20 5:47:01 PM
#313:


Today's overtime: UTDR events and titles, 2 FAs

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Tom Bombadil
05/07/20 2:27:14 PM
#314:


Today's overtime: Scare/Sultan/david

I think I will make a thread on the GDS forums for this mod after a bit, and just give them the monthly updates.

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Tom Bombadil
05/09/20 1:57:10 PM
#315:


MSPA is done-ish. Promoted Bec to the main roster since somehow I was still off by one on expected roster size. More rigorous testing and tweaking tomorrow but let's run a sim anyway!

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Tom Bombadil
05/09/20 2:48:58 PM
#316:


internet is not cooperating enough to do gyazo rn

BTW the demo lets you go THREE months now

-Neither UCA nor MSPA hired anybody, which I found odd even though they each had their minimum quota of dudes. Chronic and Strife left UCA and that's the only change.

-MSPA's shows were 73, 73, and 71. They'll lose a good bit of pop in their home region at that rate, but not be in particular danger of falling to Medium. The bad news is their finances are a freaking dumpster fire, going from $1M to -$600K. I think it's because they were trying to cover all of India- they made a profit when they stayed in their lane.

-UCA's shows were 46, 53, and 55- they could potentially rise TWO levels by keeping that pace over time. They're losing a bit of money but slowly enough to keep going for a few years first.

-Jakyl pisses off XIII with a "10 things that suck in wrestling" list
-FFD wins the UCA Rumble; also on the card are XIII/Nick first blood, eaed/eddv dog collar, and Boko retaining over extha
-Jack Noir turned face
-Spades Slick+Doc Scratch=The Crew. Bit on the nose there, AI.
-Epopmania was mainevented by WotR retaining over Grand Team Mayhem. Boko retained the HW in a fourway (and hey FFD was in it! Continuity!)
-Mountain of Mayhem had WotR retaining in the main event again, but also our first title changes: Eddv > Stifled for MW, and Shad > Maniac for MM
-Sultan got mad about his push after losing a tag match to Steiner and BEAR.
-Karkat won the Treasure, and MK+AD won the tag titles
-MSPA ran shows as well but I didn't find them super noteworthy

If anybody's curious: Doc Scratch is #1 in the Power 500. Sweet Bro is at the very bottom, but his clone Hella Jeff is five spots higher.

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Tom Bombadil
05/10/20 9:18:34 PM
#317:


Did some wrapup work on MSPA, including making some broadcasters in India. It doesn't seem like there's a quick add for broadcasting deals these days, so I'm actually going to hold off on assigning those until a future point at which I take a look at what the game does organically.

Coming up:
11: UTDR setup+2
12-16: 10/day
17: UTDR finishing
18-20: IND FA
Late: OotS+B8WL

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Tom Bombadil
05/12/20 3:41:39 PM
#318:


Worker #100: Sans

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Tom Bombadil
05/15/20 1:24:41 PM
#319:


Keeping on track woo. FULL GAME IS OUT so I am going to take advantage of this snazzy "advance until I say to stop" feature and these crazy fast load times to do a long term sim for no productive reason

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Tom Bombadil
05/15/20 1:46:09 PM
#320:


....Everybody went out of business in 2023 and it crashes when I try to look at company profiles lol

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Maniac64
05/15/20 2:34:53 PM
#321:


Woops lol

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eaedwards6400
05/15/20 2:56:03 PM
#322:


Tom Bombadil posted...
....Everybody went out of business in 2023 and it crashes when I try to look at company profiles lol

Oh no! All your hard work!

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paulg235
05/15/20 2:59:36 PM
#323:


Tom Bombadil posted...
....Everybody went out of business in 2023 and it crashes when I try to look at company profiles lol
Art imitating life three years from now after the COVID economic fallout...

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Tom Bombadil
05/15/20 4:00:24 PM
#324:


eaedwards6400 posted...
Oh no! All your hard work!

Thanks but it's not as big a deal as that! That was like an hour tops of letting it run while I was AFK >_> Now if it had been two years of simming a 1006-verse sized database, that woulda been something to cry about lol. I do wonder why ALL of them went bankrupt within a month of each other- that'll need to be tested and such. But I have only the vaguest of stabs at starting money and no broadcaster deals, so I'm not too upset about balance. Yet. I'll be pleasantly surprised if anybody plays a serious file longer than a year on this thing anyway >_>

paulg235 posted...
Art imitating life three years from now after the COVID economic fallout...

frick

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IhatethisCPU
05/15/20 7:50:12 PM
#325:


@[email protected]''

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Tom Bombadil
05/16/20 3:48:11 PM
#326:


He fixed that bug but I don't have the patch yet so I'm stopping next sim (now with UTDR having a roster!) early. Seems like the money is going to be a consistent theme- two and a half years and UTDR's dead, MSPA is a couple mil in the red, and UCA is hanging on but probably won't be for long. Hmm.

I feel like spamming screenshots instead of typing today:
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Not worth making you click a link but Summer Spectacular got Card of the Year somehow

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Tom Bombadil
05/17/20 5:48:25 PM
#327:


UTDR is wrapped up, onto free agents next:
18-20: IND FA (10/day)
21-24: B8WL
25-30: OotS

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Tom Bombadil
05/17/20 6:29:39 PM
#328:


(Here's my draft of the topic I want to make on GDS, let me know if you have any thoughts!)

Phoenix-verse is born of the concept "What if we could play 9000-verse and War of the Immortals at the same time?" A predecessor of this mod was in development for years, but with the release of 2020, I've taken the opportunity to reboot it as more of a solo project. (I'll throw the half-finished previous mod up in the 2016 section if anybody wants to mess with it!) Elements may have been taken (with permission) from various iterations of that project, the Cornellverse, and the 9000-verse.

I'm estimating a bit over 3000 people and 60 companies for the final product. The concept is that each area of the game will correspond to different things- for instance, the first area I'm working on is India, which is designated as "The Internet." It'll have things like webcomics, and internet cult favorite items that might normally go elsewhere. More details will be posted below as we proceed, but there will also be areas based on things like anime, or actual pro wrestling.

My schedule has me spending about three months per area, meaning that ideally we'll have a finished product in the first half of 2022. Those three months per area are going to be 2-2.5 months of data entry, and the last few weeks on cosmetics and more rigorous playtesting. My intent is to post my progress on the mod at the end of every month, and probably an updated pic pack every three months after an area is done.

Two disclaimers I should get out of the way: I'm avoiding using other modders' work for pictures, but I'm grabbing stuff off google image search rather indiscriminately. If you're an artist or photographer or actual person, I'll be happy to take your picture out of the pack if you'd like. If that's not kosher with the rules or culture here, I'll just...not post the pictures, I suppose! Also, the primary demographic for this mod is not this site, so there will be a few in jokes and feds that might not make sense to y'all. Especially in this first "Internet" section, actually! If you are super interested, PM me for a link to the main thread on a different site. I'm not planning to implement fandoms or people that I don't know decently well, which will probably lead to some glaring omissions in some areas.

I'm not currently looking for major help. I would love (polite) feedback on balance and such, since I don't have the pedigree of many of the modders here. If somebody wants to contribute things like pics or bios, I am unlikely to say no. Other than that, I'm planning on flying solo for most of the grunt work.

(Here there be a post break)

The first area to be released will be India! Representing fandoms originating or popular on the internet, India has the smallest and weakest wrestling scene, but there is plenty of potential for growth. A remarkably friendly network of companies is headed up by the burgeoning MS Paint Adventures in the north, and Underground Tales and Dramatic Rumblings in the south.

MS Paint Adventures (Homestuck/etc): MSPA's quirky presentation has endeared itself to the Indian fanbase, and they sit tenuously at the top of the mountain. Much of their roster is very young and very green, but they have enough veterans to help them reach their full potential!

Underground Tales and Dramatic Rumblings (Undertale/Deltarune): A slightly more alternative product than even MSPA, UTDR ranges from comic relief to hardcore and back again, sometimes in the span of an evening. Can their hot stars carry them to success on the national stage and beyond?

More details to follow on....
Order of the Slam (assorted webcomics)
Ultimate Combat Association (an e-fed type thing)
Board 8 Wrasslin' League (from a tabletop game)
and the rest of the world.....


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eaedwards6400
05/18/20 10:12:34 AM
#329:


That sounds great

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Tom Bombadil
05/19/20 4:06:26 PM
#330:


Cutting: SilvaGunner (don't know the channel well enough to do him justice really) and Charlie the Unicorn

Feds are still consistently going bankrupt in sims, even after I buffed them up a bit. I asked GDS for help but haven't gotten much. I feel like my questions always get skipped over there for some reason >_>

Adding: (User) Mark Zuckerberg

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Tom Bombadil
05/20/20 2:25:03 PM
#331:


Gen Ind FAs done, B8WL starts tomorrow!

Still experimenting to try to fix all the bankruptcies. First experiment: switching to per show payment for workers.

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Tom Bombadil
05/20/20 3:06:02 PM
#332:


This time they made it two years! Definitely still losing money though- MSPA in particular is deep in the hole and has fallen to Small. Most of the contracts have been converted to Exclusive Written, but like Susie is a Handshake instead as a Major Star. I don't get it but hey I feel like two years' survival is an ok starting point. MSPA I think part of the issue is a lot of their dudes are super young and thusly have pretty weak stats for that level. Which I'm not sure I have a problem with! I wonder if I need to buff Booking Skill though because they CAN put on good matches but weren't doing so consistently.

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Tom Bombadil
05/21/20 4:18:42 PM
#333:


B8WL wants four more people than I guessed, and we didn't have anybody on the bubble and not a whole lot of people really qualify that aren't on the roster or with a company that would have them on written. Therefore we're going with deep cuts: Monster Kid (had that run in KoT!), King (had a one-off match at Mania!), Wiggler (fought I think CPU once!), and "somebody related to some of the weird stuff that has happened!" (oh no, spoilers!)

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Tom Bombadil
05/21/20 4:46:03 PM
#334:


Simmed a year for funsies. AWESOME BADASSES are feuding with Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff in B8WL. This is good mod.

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Tom Bombadil
05/23/20 2:19:25 PM
#335:


Giving Hana Kimura Groundswell of Support when we get there.

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Tom Bombadil
05/24/20 1:12:53 PM
#336:


B8WL done, so that leaves OotS as the last fed for India:
25: Company+7
26-30: 8/day
31: 4+Finishing

And then we enter the polishing month. I don't know if I need a whole month for this moving forward but I definitely don't for India when I had a lot of the cosmetics already done, so I'm gonna work ahead a bit too on Oceania:
Early: Playtest+Extra Fix
Mid: Cosmetics+OCN pics
Late: Fix+OCN Bios

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Tom Bombadil
05/25/20 12:13:32 PM
#337:


Promoting to main OotS roster: Gil, Klaus, Haley, Miko, Rel, Fugue

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Tom Bombadil
05/26/20 4:21:07 PM
#338:


Worker #200: Anna Mae Sue

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Tom Bombadil
05/27/20 11:41:23 AM
#339:


I dreamed last night about modding

I wanted to add a bunch of people but the only one I remember now is that I was pretty hung up on the Michelin Man

I could actually make an advertising mascots fed I guess

but I don't think I really wanna

it would require me to think about the spongemonkeys a few more times and I would rather not

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Tom Bombadil
05/28/20 4:43:02 PM
#340:


OotS roster (not FA) done

https://gyazo.com/fb06edd43992b673600e42a1c9a79430
one of these things is not like the other

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Tom Bombadil
05/29/20 11:28:07 PM
#341:


this still works and I am still unreasonably pleased about it
https://gyazo.com/e766eea8ff9c36eec760c5dcd843b46e

my math was a bit off somehow so I have some extra to do but I can fit that in over the weekend

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