Company Size, Repetitive Booking & AI-controlled Dark Matches
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#43: Company Size Criteria Changes
The criteria that are used to decide a company's size has been altered for TEW2013. I won't go into specifics here, as we may tweak them before release, but essentially the main thrust is that the higher levels are now harder to achieve, and crucially, the National -> International -> Global levels have been reworked to involve more of a "stepping stone" style.
There are two reasons for this. One is that getting above National is now much harder than in previous games, where it was too easy. Secondly, it's now not possible (except in very extreme circumstances) to drop several levels at once, as it was in TEW2010. Due to the "stepping stone" style, you can now only ever drop one at a time. This stops companies from going from Global all the way to Cult because they lost a region or two in their home area.
#44: Repetitive Booking
'Repetitive booking' has been altered so that it now takes into account where a match has been seen. For example, if you run a match that is only seen in the Mid West, that would no longer count toward being repetitive if you then ran the same match just in the Tri State region (as the fans won't have seen it before).
#45: AI Dark Matches
AI-controlled companies can now make use of dark matches on their shows in order to better develop their low-level talent.