So here you are, the world champion in your first league ever. You're sailing along, enjoying the ride, when all of a sudden, the next card is a day late. "Okay," you think, "the fed head is just having some problems." So you wait until the next day. No card. A week goes by before the email message everyone has been fearing arrives in your mail box. The fed is closing, and you have nowhere to go.It may not have happened just yet, but at some point in your e-wrestling career, you will be faced with this scenario. You are then faced with the arduous task of finding a new league to roleplay in. But with the sheer numbers of fantasy promotions available, how does one choose? Hopefully this article will shed a little light on this subject.
The first objective is to compile a list of leagues you might be interested in. The best resources to be found is right here on eWmania as well as Stanton Enterprises, The Efed Goblin, OWA, FWrestling, and OPW.
On these sites there are a lot of different leagues posting cards, handbooks, and the like. You will also find many knowledgeable handlers who could point you in the direction of some potential feds. Granted, leagues (as you've just found out) come and go like the wind, so you'll probably have to check several.
As you find leagues, add them to a personal list. Include the URL and maybe some brief information. Then the fun begins.
Narrow your list down to about five leagues by any means necessary, then take this short list and get to work. Learn everything you can about these leagues. Check out RPs, cards, updates. Ask to be join the OOC forum for a week or so so you can get a first hand look yourself.
Slowly, eliminate leagues until you have THE promotion to join. And then do just that. If you don't get accepted, try the next league, and so on and so forth.
So the question now is, how does one determine what fed will be the one to join?
Damn good question.
Ask ten different people and you'll probably get ten different answers. It really is up to your personal preferences. But, since this is supposed to be helpful, here are a few questions to ask yourself.
Well, there you have it. My very first article. I do hope it was informative, and if it wasn't, feel free to drop me a line with any suggestions. I'm still new at this, so please be kind. ;-)
By Mephisto's Waltz with updates by Ben
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