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    FWA FWA Information Thread - Want to sign up? Returning? Look here!



    Welcome to the Fantasy Wrestling Alliance, more often known as the FWA. The FWA is a fed that has been alive for fifteen years plus, and has lived across two forums. It started out on a forum called PWS and lived there between 2005 and 2013. After PWS Forums went down in October 2013, the FWA moved here to Wrestlingclique and has been thriving ever since.

    Looking to become apart of the history? Then take a look below for any information you may need!


    The Rules of the FWA


    We don't have a thread explaining our rules - simply because it's assumed people know to behave themselves and not act like children. There are no standout rules here - simply treat people with respect. We are a community that all like to do the same thing - e-fed. People can get passionate and wound up at some things but don't let it escalate into silly arguments. This isn't the place for it and it makes the whole community look bad when everything turns into arguments over nonsensical things. This place is for fun. Simply put: Don't be a dick.


    Signing up and Getting Involved

    You can sign up to the FWA by filling out the template below and then posting your sign up in the 'FWA Sign Ups and Information' section. Do not post your sign up in this thread. Create a new one. A mod will look over your application and will then accept/reject the application. If you are rejected, a reason will be given. Usually, a small amendment to the application is just required for acceptance. If there is a bigger reason for being rejected that cannot be divulged in public, a mod will PM you why.

    After this, your character will be assigned to either the Monday Night Meltdown brand or Friday Night Fallout brand. The cards for these shows will be posted in the Weekly Shows section. After every 4-5 shows there will be a co-brand PPV, look for that card in the PPV cards section.

    Once you are on a card and given an opponent, you will then have the chance to post a promo and compete in a match.

    NOTE: There is a limit to active characters you can have. The character limit is two (2) per person so long as they are in different divisions (one singles, one tag team). However, you ARE allowed to have three (3) if two are strictly a tag team TOGETHER.


    Sign Up Template

    Character name:

    Height:

    Weight:

    Age:

    Billed From:

    Face/heel/tweener:

    Gimmick/Background:

    Current feuds:

    Non-FWA accomplishments:

    FWA accomplishments:

    FWA win-loss record, if you wish to keep one:

    Style of wrestling (brawler, high flyer, technical, etc.):

    A minimum of five perfected moves your character does in a match (feel free to separate your moveset into categories ie basic strikes, signatures etc.):

    A minimum of one finishing move, and a maximum of three:

    Attire:

    Base pic for your character (please include the name of the base pic):

    Theme music:

    Introduction promo of at least 10 lines introducing your character to us:



    Promoing/RP'ing

    Once cards are posted, two threads tend to follow after: the Promo Thread for that specific show and the Promo Discussion Thread for that same show. You should post your RP/Promo in the Promo Thread. However, understand that you can only post ONE PROMO PER SHOW. Think carefully about what you are writing and how you are presenting it. In the Promo Discussion Thread, you will find people giving reviews and discussing the work of others. We use constructive criticism here - we all want to get better and improve. If you have the time, feel free to leave a review. Or if you want a review of your own promo, you might find that people are more willing to review you if you do the same for them. These discussion threads are not for arguments to take place - they're supposed to be for the purpose of learning/improving.

    Promo Rules
    We DO have some rules with regards to Promos/RPs. We have relaxed a few over the years but there are some rules that must absolutely be adhered to in promos. Breaking any of these rules will result in an automatic DQ, no tolerance and no special exceptions. These are also things we'd like to keep out of 'news' posts and any creative writing that takes place outside of the promo threads.

    1. We will not accept the depiction of extremely vulgar acts. This means that we won't accept things such as rape, torture, murder etc. That stuff really isn't acceptable for here.

    2. Swear words are acceptable but please be considerate with your usage of them. A promo that contains an obscene amount of swear words for no reason is probably not going to be looked at favourably. Use common sense if you are going to use expletives - absolutely no racial terms are allowed. If you think that it's a must for your promo to contain a banned expletive, PM a mod and ask. However, I doubt permission will be granted for using terms like that. The 'C word' is also banned, as is the "R Word". F bombs are fine. Just don't go overboard on them.

    3. You cannot respond to your opponent in a promo. If your opponent posts their promo before you, you read it, and you reference it in your promo, it's instantly DQed. Everyone should be on a level playing field as much as possible. It'd be unfair for someone to post their promo and have all their points derailed because you decided to counter it. You will simply just have to wait until your next promo/match to speak about those things - if you so wish.

    4. No editing your promo. Once it is posted, it is posted. If your opponent posts their promo after you, you read it and you suddenly think "damn, I should've said this or that" then that's tough. You have a 15 minute grace period for editing your promo for any spelling errors or coding issues. If you're seen to have edited your promo outwith that timescale, it's an instant DQ. No exceptions.

    5. Pictures, fancy text and all that stuff is allowed. If you want to make your promo all glittery and shiny, feel free.

    6. Please post your promo before the stated deadline in the promo thread. If you are over 15 minutes late (grace period for coding) then your promo will be disqualified.

    7. This was always sort of an unwritten rule, but you cannot say things involving an active roster member happened that never happened on the shows or in a "News" post, without their handlers' permission. You also cannot use any other wrestler in your promo without their handlers' permission. If you use random people in disguise and claim them to be fake versions of those characters, that is fine, as long as ou make that point clear.



    Promo Deadlines: We usually set deadlines for our shows to be at least SIX FULL DAYS (144 hours) from when the promo thread is posted. We currently offer a 24 hour extension that can be requested in case of emergencies, however under the current policy you may only have 5 extensions per year so you must use them wisely. You may not request an extension if your opponent has already submitted their RP.


    The Grading Scale

    NEW (06/21/2021): Check the new and improved grading scale over here.

    OLD (No Longer In Use): In the FWA, we 'grade' promos. This is a system that tries to be subjective and choose a winner fairly. There are usually 3-5 people judging and grading - thus, your grade average will determine whether you are victorious or not in a match. The lowest a promo can score is 4 and the highest it can score is 40. Most promos tend to fall in the 27-40 range. It may be a good idea to look at the Grading Scale utilized here if you want to see the things we look at and judge a promo on:

    Credit to the late Cryonix for designing the original criteria out of a possible 80 points. All promos used to be graded based on this formula, with each category earning up to 20 points and as low as 1. The original grading scale created by Cryonix has been modified in an attempt to make the scoring more 'fair'. Some categories have been amalgamated for the purpose of this.

    Quality of Content - Is the promo written well and does it contain relevant information? Is the storyline being pushed? This is like an 'overall' category in terms of how well the promo reads and if it makes sense etc.

    Presentation - This takes into consideration the overall presentation of your promo. Does it require coding? Does it need to have pictures? Is the spelling and grammar in check? Is the length necessary? Do note that you don't NEED to use pictures or colours in your promo - anything unnecessary will work against you. If it burns the reader's eyes then it is likely to lose points.

    Character Work - How well have you portrayed the character in the promo? Have you shown any decent character development (eg has the character changed going from the beginning to end of the promo?) and made it fit the story that is going on? Does the overall message of the promo fit the character?

    Creativity - Are you presenting us with creative work? Or is it a simple run of the mill promo with nothing mindblowing? Take into consideration that you are likely to score lower in creativity if there are already multiple promos detailing a backstage interview or whatever.



    Match/Segment writing

    Whilst the mod team will handle most of this, help is appreciated. The FWA and its shows is a result of community input and output. If you are willing to write a match or segment for your character then great! Just PM a mod and request details and send your stuff to that same mod in a timely fashion. However, if you are consistently late and hold shows up, we will reconsider giving out matches/segments to you. If you are going to write something, do your best to send it in around 2-3 days after promo deadline.

    See a recent show for examples on how a written match should look. If any regular member wants to write a match in full, they are more than welcome to do so. If they want to help and write them in the above summarized manner, they can do that, too.

    Any questions, don't hesitate to ask via PM.



    News and History Section

    There is a 'News and History' Section which is where you are free to post 'news' regarding your character - have they made an appearance on TV? Have they given an interview on radio? Have they taken part in a photoshoot for Playgirl/Playboy? Have they won the Nobel Prize? Post about it! There is also a twitter thread where you can post 'tweets' from your character. This section also contains information such as FWA Title Histories, records, the Hall of Fame and Releases/Suspensions.



    Mod Team

    You can contact the mod team via PM if you have any queries, names (with hyperlinks to their profiles) are below:

    Head Mod
    The Golden One

    Monday Night Meltdown Staff
    Jimmy King
    Commie Uncle

    Friday Night Fallout Staff
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    Mandalorian
    Last edited by Commie Uncle; 09-25-2021 at 02:05 PM.


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    Re: FWA Information Thread - Want to sign up? Returning? Look here!

    Thread has been updated: New Schedule, Grading Scale, Base Pic info modified.


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    Re: FWA Information Thread - Want to sign up? Returning? Look here!

    Please read the updated promo rules. Rule #7 was just added. It was always an unwritten rule, but we had a situation come up in the past few weeks where the rule needed clarified.

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    Re: FWA Information Thread - Want to sign up? Returning? Look here!

    This is updated AND cleaned up a bit.



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    Re: FWA Information Thread - Want to sign up? Returning? Look here!

    It is a long time since I did efed but I am interested. How often are the shows? Every week?

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    Re: FWA Information Thread - Want to sign up? Returning? Look here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Calypso View Post
    It is a long time since I did efed but I am interested. How often are the shows? Every week?
    We have a brand split. There is a show every week, either Fallout or Meltdown, but you'd be booked on only one of them. So once a fortnight.

    Would love to have you on board!


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    Re: FWA Information Thread - Want to sign up? Returning? Look here!

    Thank you

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