The Apprentice - Task #3

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The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by DudeyDan » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:39 am

Before we start, I think I need to clarify a few things:
- You are supposed to choose a Project Manager before you start the task!
- The PM is in charge but is also expected to contribute!
- You can be PM more than once.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Win
- Mackinlee
- nines
- sirmikeknight
- Matt Sin
- JSIMP (PM)

Everything Rhymes with Orange
- Da Mayer
- Ed Philly
- KevIncredible (PM)
- Original Punk

The first couple of tasks have tested your creativity and writing skills so this task will be a bit different, it will test your logic.

Below is the current Salary List for WWE Stablewars with a few alterations (e.g. Triple H moved from Semi-Active to Main Event) so you MUST refer to this particular list for the whole task otherwise you could make a big mistake!
Spoiler!!! :
Main Eventers
2.50M - Randy Orton
2.45M - John Cena 
2.40M - Alberto Del Rio
2.35M - CM Punk, Triple H
2.30M - Mark Henry
2.25M - Christian
2.20M - Undertaker

Upper Midcard
1.00M - Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler 
0.95M - Sin Cara, R-Truth, The Miz
0.90M - Michael McGillcutty, David Otunga, Rey Mysterio
0.85M - Big Show, Kane, Daniel Bryan, John Morrison
0.80M - Kofi Kingston, Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Alex Riley
0.75M - Zach Ryder, Jack Swagger, Evan Bourne, Ezekiel Jackson 
0.70M - Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield
0.65M - Jay Uso, Jimmy Uso, Ted Dibiase
0.60M - Tyson Kidd, Drew McIntyre, Yoshi Tatsu 
0.55M - Great Khali, Jinder Mahal, Mason Ryan

Lower Midcard 
0.55M - Titus O'Neil, Derrick Bateman, Darren Young 
0.50M - JTG, Santino Marella, Goldust
0.45M - Brodus Clay, Trent Baretta, Johnny Curtis 
0.40M - Hornswoggle, William Regal
0.35M - Tyler Reks, Curt Hawkins 
0.30M - Primo

Divas /Semi-Active
0.55M - Kevin Nash
0.50M - Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix 
0.45M - Eve, Natalya, Alicia Fox
0.40M - Layla, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella 
0.35M - AJ, Kaitlyn, Tamina, Kharma
0.30M - Maryse, Rosa Mendes, Maxine, Gail Kim
0.25M - Vickie Guerrero, Ranjin Singh, Ricardo Rodriguez
0.20M - Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Booker T, Jim Ross, John Laurianitis
0.15M - Matt Striker, Theodore Long, Vince McMahon
0.10M - Josh Matthews
Basically, I am giving you a budget of $12M to book the best show you can using the wrestlers listed.

Now, I have given every wrestler a “Popularity Rating”. General rule: The more expensive the wrestler, the higher their Popularity Rating (although there are a couple of exceptions!). I will not be telling you each wrestler’s rating, but I will let you know 5 of them if you’d like. One member from each team can PM me the name of 5 wrestlers and I’ll tell you their rating. This isn’t compulsory but I would advise you to take advantage of this opportunity as I think the key to success in this task is figuring out (some of) the popularity rating pattern! (You won’t be able to figure out everything with only 5 choices).

The team with the show that has the highest total popularity will win the task.

Each wrestler can only be used by one team, so there will be a draft. After finding out some of the popularity ratings you will hopefully have some idea of who you think is good value.

Rules for your show:
- You must use at least 1 Main Eventer
- You must have at least 5 matches
- Only regular single and tag team matches are allowed but you can have 1 “specialty match” of your choice (ladder, cage, no dq etc.) where the participants’ popularity will be doubled! This must be a 1-on-1 match.
- If the match with the highest average popularity rating amongst the competitors is the main event, your show will receive a +50 popularity boost.
- The main event cannot be a specialty match.
- The participants in the opening match of your show will only receive 75% of their popularity.
- The total value of all the wrestlers on your show must not exceed $12M.
- You don’t need to write out who wins the matches, just simply list the matches.

Example:
Spoiler!!! :
Opening Match
Zack Ryder vs Jinder Mahal

Kane & Big Show vs Jimmy & Jey Uso

Specialty Match – Steel Cage
Dolph Ziggler vs Sin Cara

Mason Ryan vs Jim Ross

Main Event
John Cena vs Randy Orton

Total = 11.95M

Deadlines:
- Project Manager chosen by Monday Oct 10th, 11pm EST.
- 5 wrestlers you’d like to know the Popularity Rating of by Tuesday Oct 11th, 11pm EST (optional).
- The draft will begin early on Friday Oct 14th. This should give you enough time to come up with a strategy on who you want to pick.
- Your final card, using the wrestlers you picked in the draft, will be due 2 days after the draft finishes.
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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by Mackinlee » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:43 am

Mason Ryan vs. Jim Ross. :thup:
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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by MVH » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:19 pm

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by Da Mayer » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:14 pm

Would we be able to see the other team's 5 picks of the Popularity Ratings and vice versa?
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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by KevIncredible » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:53 pm

Obviously no.

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by KevIncredible » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:49 pm

It appears I will be PM for our team on this task.

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by Matt Sin » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:51 am

Could the card be due on Monday (you said 2 days which is Sunday)?

That way I can be involved and there for my team.
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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by DudeyDan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:06 pm

Da Mayer wrote:Would we be able to see the other team's 5 picks of the Popularity Ratings and vice versa?
No.

Matt, the card is due 2 days after the draft finishes. It doesn't start until Friday so unless it finishes on the same day (unlikely) then it won't be due Sunday.
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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by sirmikeknight » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:09 pm

Are current injuries taken into account? Or are all current wrestlers fair game?

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by DudeyDan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:17 pm

sirmikeknight wrote:Are current injuries taken into account? Or are all current wrestlers fair game?
You have the ratings of your 5 guys. Along with the stuff in the first post, that's all the information you are getting.

Reminder to Kev's team that your list of 5 guys is due today.

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by KevIncredible » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:23 pm

Yea I'm still mulling options, I'll get my list in before the deadline, though.

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by Matt Sin » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:36 pm

DudeyDan wrote:
Da Mayer wrote:Would we be able to see the other team's 5 picks of the Popularity Ratings and vice versa?
No.

Matt, the card is due 2 days after the draft finishes. It doesn't start until Friday so unless it finishes on the same day (unlikely) then it won't be due Sunday.
Alright, thanks.
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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by DudeyDan » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:57 am

Just to clarify this:
DudeyDan wrote:- If the match with the highest average popularity rating amongst the competitors is the main event, your show will receive a +50 popularity boost.
The keyword is AVERAGE, not TOTAL. So I add up the total popularity and then divide by the number of competitors in the match.

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by DudeyDan » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:17 am

Both teams have got their 5 popularity ratings and both teams should be able to figure out more superstars' ratings just from the 5 ratings I have given you.

However, if you are having a bit of trouble, I am going to give you the opportunity to find out more popularity ratings. Here's the catch - it will cost you 0.1M per extra rating from your budget of 12M, up to a maximum of 5 extra ratings (0.5M). Project Managers (Kev & JSIMP) just PM me and let me know if you want to accept this offer, and how many you want. This offer expires in 22 hours.

Remember, the draft starts tomorrow so make sure you have a strategy (and a back-up strategy) before it starts.

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Re: The Apprentice - Task #3

Post by DudeyDan » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:52 pm

OK, lets start the draft. Team Everything Rhymes with Orange will get first pick as they have one less member.

Each team has 24 hours to make their pick when it's their turn and you just make 1 pick at a time. Any member from your team can make the pick on your team's behalf. If nobody on your team makes a pick within the 24 hours then you will not be auto-drafted anyone, it will just switch to the other team so they get 2 picks in a row.

Remember the guidelines for your show. You need at least 1 Main Eventer so if you don't draft one then it's an auto-loss.

Each team chose to find out 2 extra ratings so you both have 11.80M to spend. When one team runs out of funds, the other team can just make picks until they have also spent all their money.

Kev's team, you have 24 hours from now to make your first pick in this thread.

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