Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In the canyons of your mind
Re: EWR/TEW Discussion Thread
I always play a nice mixture, more or less equally graded on performance and popularity. Ensures that the likes of Cena and co. will always get 80+ no matter what they're involved in (provided you're not booking it like an idiot), but also means that the ones with strong in-ring skills that I always like to bring in will be able to get themselves over.
In terms of how long I make games last, it varies. I've just hit April 2012 in a WWE game which I started in December 2009, quite pleased with the progress of that one. And I have a WWF 1995 game that I played through till 2002, but I haven't touched that in AAAAAAAGES. My average game lasts about 6 months or so before I start to get fed up with it.
I find I end up planning ahead way too far in advance and getting bored as it all plays out as I imagined it. I like throwing a curve-ball for myself to deal with every now and again, changing all my plans at the last minute so it doesn't get too repetitive or easy - i.e. a WWE title push for Roderick Strong in late 2011, when before that he'd been a mid-carder at best. He won the belt only a month after I decided to push him, so I had to do quick work to get him over enough. He worked a KILLER feud with Triple H though and he was set. He was the latest in a series of opponents selected by a heel Shawn Michaels to face HHH in an effort to destroy him, working up to a WM match where Shawn did the job for himself, beating HHH in a retirement match. Meant that HBK did all the talking and Roddy just had to bring it in the ring.