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PW Boards Draft XI - Discussion Thread!

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


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    Love the stip, interesting to see who slips in this round. On the posts limit I'm gonna go against the grain in here so far and stick to my initial thinking, 4 posts with whatever set up you like would be too close to recent years imo and risks the same problems that we are trying to address with write ups. I think beaker was on the right path with his setup, maybe loosen it to the 2nd show can be written as an episode if people wish but keep the 3 post limit with post #3 being the PPV which can be split into 2 if more images are needed.

    I don't expect to do 4 posts, more likely the three but hoped the allowance of a fourth would be okay for people who want to.

    If we are allowing a two parter PPV is allowing 4 posts of your choosing much of a change from 2 posts of your choosing with a two part PPV (also 4 posts).

    This is still half what some were posting (8).

    I don't mind either way what happens but wanted to support idea of more options for people who like writing that bit more or just want to have their own structure


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


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    I dont get the HBK joke....

    200.gif


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,729 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


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    Sticky the picks thread yay or nay?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


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    Yay x 1 million


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


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    You missed it Beaker cos BH was super fast :(

    Walt double posted his pick


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


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    HBK going back to Walt is one to watch, why has Walt chosen HBK again remains unclear now but he obviously has plans.

    Brock is someone Ive always wanted but I never get a high enough pick to grab him in round 1.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,729 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


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    Necrominus wrote: »
    You missed it Beaker cos BH was super fast :(

    Walt double posted his pick

    Was actually Lordy this time. Stickying now so


  • Registered Users Posts: 45,594 ✭✭✭✭Mr.Nice Guy


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    It's great to see the game under way. I've been under the weather these past few days, though not as bad as beakerjoe's little one and glad to hear she's on the mend.

    Love the Partridge theme too. Ruddy good!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


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    Thanks guys for all the nice wishes. She hasnt improved much yet, so if there is any delays please bare with me.

    But its nice to have this game back again, Im gunning to equal MNGs record of 3 ina row.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 22,729 Mod ✭✭✭✭Bounty Hunter


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    beakerjoe wrote: »

    But its nice to have this game back again, Im gunning to equal MNGs record of 3 ina row.

    Wouldn't mind breaking another streak of wins like I did with MNG now that you mention it :pac:

    I am soo curious who is going to be taken next, don't usually have zero plans before picking my first guy... I'ts all going to change soon!

    also remember why I was reticant to sticky the thread, I now don't see it on my mobile. If I can survive a WW game without logging in on my mobile I can do this though.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


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    Wouldn't mind breaking another streak of wins like I did with MNG now that you mention it :pac:

    I am soo curious who is going to be taken next, don't usually have zero plans before picking my first guy... I'ts all going to change soon!

    also remember why I was reticant to sticky the thread, I now don't see it on my mobile. If I can survive a WW game without logging in on my mobile I can do this though.

    If you use the touch site you will see the pich thread after stickied.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,773 ✭✭✭connemara man


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    I stupidly had my two big feuds in mind. now I know I won't get them but I can hope


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,804 ✭✭✭A Brad Maddox Guy


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    DM_7 wrote: »
    I don't expect to do 4 posts, more likely the three but hoped the allowance of a fourth would be okay for people who want to.

    If we are allowing a two parter PPV is allowing 4 posts of your choosing much of a change from 2 posts of your choosing with a two part PPV (also 4 posts).

    This is still half what some were posting (8).

    I don't mind either way what happens but wanted to support idea of more options for people who like writing that bit more or just want to have their own structure

    I would say it is different because splitting the PPV into 2 parts was specified due to the image limit per post on boards. Basically so people don't feel forced to cut down on pictures, but if pics aren't a problem the PPV should still be a single post.

    If the only problem in past drafts was to do with people writing their own shows then I'd agree with letting one approach it with more options as its better for creativity. But a big(ger) problem was not getting enough votes in. This is more to do with the sheer amount of content there is to read and how easy it is to fall behind, and how hard it is to catch up. That's why I recommended sticking with beakerjoes initial limit; allowing for an extra written show is potentially allowing for 18-20 extra shows and risks us falling into the same traps as the last few years.

    At the end of the day if everyone else wants an extra show I'll not complain and may even utilise it myself. But I really do believe that if we do that we could easily be faced with the exact same problems and discussions heading into next year's draft.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


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    I would say it is different because splitting the PPV into 2 parts was specified due to the image limit per post on boards. Basically so people don't feel forced to cut down on pictures, but if pics aren't a problem the PPV should still be a single post.

    If the only problem in past drafts was to do with people writing their own shows then I'd agree with letting one approach it with more options as its better for creativity. But a big(ger) problem was not getting enough votes in. This is more to do with the sheer amount of content there is to read and how easy it is to fall behind, and how hard it is to catch up. That's why I recommended sticking with beakerjoes initial limit; allowing for an extra written show is potentially allowing for 18-20 extra shows and risks us falling into the same traps as the last few years.

    At the end of the day if everyone else wants an extra show I'll not complain and may even utilise it myself. But I really do believe that if we do that we could easily be faced with the exact same problems and discussions heading into next year's draft.

    Just on this, it's not necessarily an extra show. It's still 4 posts. Like my plan was similar to Mr. Guappa's tbh, to combine a bit of a preview and a show in the one post. 2nd post would be a full show and then a two part PPV.

    4 posts are grand, although my personal preference is more but I get that puts some people off it.... I just think it's kinda defeating the purpose of the writing element by limiting what people can do within.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


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    Very good point BMG. Reading everything in its own right is a committment to the game, not one I always live up to myself.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


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    I forgot the worst part of the draft.... waiting for the next pick to drop :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 303 ✭✭Uncle Walt


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    Necrominus wrote: »
    I forgot the worst part of the draft.... waiting for the next pick to drop :pac:

    The weekend is always a bad time for the draft to start! I think one year it kicked off on a Monday and may have been into round 3 by the Wednesday :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,853 ✭✭✭ShagNastii


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    Great pick Liz.

    Dan!!!.........Dan!!!!!.......Dan!!!!!!........Dan!!!!...Dan!!!!!!!...Dan!!!!.........Dan!!!!!.....Dan!!!.........Dan!!!!!.......Dan!!!!!!........Dan!!!!...Dan!!!!!!!...Dan!!!!.........Dan!!!!!.....Dan-iel Bryan.

    I'm only getting started :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 86,387 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1


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    Necrominus wrote: »
    I forgot the worst part of the draft.... waiting for the next pick to drop :pac:

    Sorry for the delay, PM sent to Spongey, being high the 1st round with that stip left many to pick from, in the end happy to get D Bryan


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


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    JP Liz V1 wrote:
    Sorry for the delay, PM sent to Spongey, being high the 1st round with that stip left many to pick from, in the end happy to get D Bryan


    Oh no worries at all Liz I was only (half) joking :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,773 ✭✭✭connemara man


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    Damn you Liz.

    Ah I knew he was never making it to me


  • Registered Users Posts: 679 ✭✭✭daithi1989


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    With me being so far down, I'm not even making plans, that way I cant get disappointed! I'll assess the situation when it comes to my pick and see who's available!


  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 14,944 Mod ✭✭✭✭Furious-Red


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    Looks like ill have the same spot in the next round :pac::pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


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    To clarify , the stip this round makes only wrestlers who wrestled in the last match on a wrestlemania card are eligible.

    In the case where double main events took place, and say one main event kicked off a show, those wrestlers involved are not eligible


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭LeeJM


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    Are we already closing in on our first missed pick due to 24 hr rule?


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,753 ✭✭✭✭beakerjoe


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    LeeJM wrote: »
    Are we already closing in on our first missed pick due to 24 hr rule?

    Loads of time for spongey to pop on..... he has until 630


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


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    Looks like I will be picking someone this year that I never planned on. Two options and one person ahead of me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭Spongey1975


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    Sorry guys for the delay. Am away for weekend and didn't know order before I left to plan a pick. Just made it anyway


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 51,461 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


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    Mahoosive picks thus far. Have a list of 8 made for this round so will definitely get one of them....


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 18,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭DM_7


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    If I pick now can someone else PM whoever is next?


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