Speaking of Cody Rhodes, the announcer sometimes referrers to him as ''Dashing'' Cody Rhodes still. It's like where THQ so lazy that they just left that in? He hasn't been Dashing Cody Rhodes in YEARS. I had won a tag match with Cody Rhodes as my partner and the announcer goes ''here is your winner Dashing Cody Rhodes''. Wow.
Also after recently playing Chamber matches I have to say they need a revamp. It's been the same unchanged match for god knows how many games now. I don't like how you can't have entrances for a Elimination Chamber match, why is that? I remember a old SVR game having entrances for the Chamber match. Why remove it? When I have big PPV matches, I like to watch the entrances, build up that big match feel, but I can't with Chamber matches for some reason. They also seemed to have removed the a lot of sound in the match, you no longer get to hear the great sounds of someone being slammed on the steel outside, or thrown into the glass pod, or chain link cage, it's annoying. And also there's no referee in the match, another annoying thing. The Chamber match needs a big update imo, just like how they updated the Royal Rumble match a few games back.
Yeah true that. Really irks me, but that's because Cody Rhodes is of course my current fav
I've come to learn that online is only fun with buddies. There are many stupid fucktards online. Annoys me. Wrestling games are just hard to get into the online experience. Just feels like another match and I don't like that. Playing with buddies is fun though because you have an incentive to win.
Also, I hate people that feel the need to watch all of their entrance...meh.
WWE 13 WTF moment + Highlights of an Online HIAC match (Weird ass glitch video)
I referred an online special guest referee matches and a bunch of interesting things happened including 2 instances where a weird glitch happened after HHH countered a last ride so I decided to put it all in a highlight video If you want to skip straight to the glitch it's from 2:32-2:54
I got Xbox LIVE last night for the first time, and I kinda've enjoy WWE 13 on Xbox LIVE - despite I can't fucking go on CC - I got in two or three matches with trolls/hackers who do literally the same fucking move on me over 100 times and makes my CAW/player freeze up and it's hard as hell to counter their glitching, and even when I do counter they find a way to go back to trolling/hacking in less than 2 seconds lol.
But other than that, it was fun. Some asshole that I came across (and ended up having a 2-3 hour series of matches with him/her) was on microphone during a session. I can't stand people who know I don't have a microphone still feel the need to judge my gamertag or my CAW or my CAW's attire/name/finisher. I have no Controller Keyboard like some people do so even if you message me, it'll take about 5-10 minutes to respond because I hate typing anything with my controller.
But anyway, the asshole that I came across was calling me a faggot and a few other things, but then we got into the match (6-Man Ladder Match) and as soon as he saw my CAW (the Vampire, I used him in most of my matches, he's like kevin thorn) he was like "OH SHIT, HE'S COMING AFTER ME!" and I eventually won but I kicked his ass before I won. Then we did alot of triple threat matches and he did a shit ton of finishers on me but somehow, I guess I had good luck, I kept doing near falls after every finishers. And he kicked my ass in most of them but I kept coming back up. In fact, the best part is, I won most of those lmao. But after I left him and decided to do other sessions, we were about 4-3. I won 4 matches, he won 3, I think, my memory sucks ass lol.
So tl;dr Xbox LIVE was fun on this game, despite the trolls and the obnoxious people that I came accross that decided to get out of the ring and taunt 30 times to get a finisher/signature. But this game on XBL does seem like it's only fun with friends, but the bad part for me is, I have no friends that's into WWE 13, which is fine lol. I'm probably gonna do matches outside of XBL sometimes whenever I get sick of XBL sessions.
It irks me to and I'm not even a fan of his. They couldn't even update a simple thing like that, THQ's laziness...
WWE along with many sports games need to find a better way to have commentary. Most games never update commentary(minus a handful of extra lines,and new names added into the game) until like 4-5 years later.
These games need to do something like adding in abunch of "generic lines". Meaning lines that could be used for basically anyone. Commentary is one of those things where too much, is enough. Adding so much commentary lines into the game, that people might not even hear all the lines even after playing games so many times.
Anyone else have problems when going online? It works for me, but at random times, when choosing something on the menu, it just keeps loading and never actually loads. The game itself doesn't freeze since the soundtrack plays just fine, and when I logout of PSN, the game goes back to main menu, but it seems like I always have to do that every other minute cause online just gets stuck
I came across this thread in the WWETHQ forums (amidst the constant whining and bitching threads) which focuses on making Universe mode a better experience. For what it's worth, it seems like a really fucking good guide to avoid some of the bullshit Universe mode can spew out. Some of it is common knowledge, but it's a decent/interesting read nonetheless:
So there has been a lot of discussion and controversy about how to get the most out of Universe 3.0. The thing most people complain about is not getting cut scenes and the game booking matches that don’t make any sense.
I have been getting A LOT of cut scenes. In fact, I’m not sure if I could name all of them but I’ll try. Please remember this is just from my experience, if you’ve have any tips or anything I’ve missed please let me know.
Handshake – two variations; accept handshake vs. deny handshake.
Post-match beat down by winner. I have also seen a variation of this where the face wins the match, the heel attempts to clothesline him from behind, but the face dodges and puts a little beating on the heel and throws him out of the ring, only seen that one once.
Pre-match beat down interference by a superstar not in current match. There variations of this where sometimes the heel will grab a chair.
The “Champ” comes out (often times NOT really the champ) to watch the match, but nothing more.
Tag Team match problems – The match will often start with one member of telling the other member to get to the corner because they want to start. I have seen a couple of variations on this. Sometimes one member of the team will leave mid match, supposedly screwing their teammate. I’ve seen another version where the match is finished but one teammate doesn’t join in the celebration and gives his team mate the cold shoulder. This is often the start of a new fued.
In the middle of a match another superstars music will cue as a distraction for one of the participants, but the superstar whose music is playing does not come out. Kinda of like they are playing a trick on one of the opponents in the match.
Before the match someone will come and sit in the audience as if they had bought a ticket.
After a match a Champion will come out and look at the victor, foreshadowing a feud. Seen this one a few times.
Your opponent changes before the match begins. This is an interesting one because people like to complain that matches booked don’t make sense. One time I played one of these matches and you know what happens? Before the match a rival/ally of someone involved will take the place of the person featured in the menu. So some of the crazy booking actually makes sense if you let it.
One opponent or both opponents charge each other at the start of the match.
Interference/Run in where the superstar doing the run-in attacks both opponents in the match and King says, “This is making a statement”. Just got this one for the first time while writing this up.
Attacking inured opponent while they are on a stretcher getting pushed out of the arena by EMTs. Only seen this once, I was Bossman attacking Matt Hardy. After Hardy healed he interfered in a Bossman match for the feud to continue.
After the first participants entrance, but before the match begins the second superstar’s music will cue. The wrestler already in the ring will be looking towards the stage and will be attacked from behind by their opponent.
Branching Storylines! – this one is the Holy Grail for this game. Never got a single one, but I hear myths that they exist.
Multiple wrestlers interfere. Got this one in a Triple threat match. First Roman Reigns came out to help Seth Rollins and then like 20 seconds later Rey Mysterio runs out from the audience to help Sin Cara.
Note on interference: Turn inference on for all match types.
Tips and Suggestions:
Know how Universe mode works. If a match does not have the interference option that match is considered a storyline match. If you feel the need to re-book any matches (I rarely do) I would suggest starting with the ones that have the interference option available.
Re-booking any match without the interference option will kill the story-line. For our purposes, re-booking is defined as making any changes whatsoever, yes even no attire changes.
Don’t write off the matches that have the interference option available. The general consensus is that you will not get stories in these matches, but I have actually gotten a run-in in this kind of match. I’m not sure, but it seems to me that run-ins are independent of storylines.
New story lines usually occur after a PPV. Shows after the PPV are important. If you re-book them you’re probably throwing some stories out the window.
The trick is to tell Universe what you want so you don’t have to re-book the matches. This is probably the hardest thing to explain and probably takes the most effort to do. EDIT your Universe! Assign rivals and allies that make sense for the whole roster. Don’t do it all it once because it can become a bore, but every once and a while go back and make sure all your wrestlers have allies/rivals that make sense. If you really want the computer to book a feud assign them as sole rivals (your basically giving the computer no other choice). If you want to be more surprised by the booking add multiple rivals. You can even book triple threat matches with the right combo of rivals.
This goes to the previous point but is sufficiently different. You can edit the top 5 contenders for any featured belt, do it! How did Santino get a shot at the WHC? Because you let him be #1 contender! Cannot stress this one enough. Every once in a while mix it up. (NOTE: There is also a BUG. The contender to any tag team championship will remain static and never change)
Edit your roster! What the hell is Santino doing on your show to begin with? On a serious note, many people have found that the smaller your roster size, the better. It’s kinda hard to make interesting stories that make sense when you have a roster of 40+. People say a roster of around 20 is great. I have 3 shows and their roster sizes are 22, 25, and 29. It’s not about having a magic number, its about trimming the fat. Viscera is great to complete the Ministry of Darkness, but I really don’t need him to be booked in crazy feuds. Make sure you like the wrestlers on your roster because they will be booked.
Don’t simulate from the match-up screen. It leaves you in the dark story line wise and you can see a simulated match by pressing B when they ask you who you want to play as at the start. If you want to book the winner but don’t want to play, pick the loser as your character and let your designated victor beat the dummy. Sometimes these matches go by very quickly.
Storyline feud packs can be a hassle to activate. After you have unlocked both, go to Universe options and turn all stories off. Return to the main menu so that the game saves. Return back and turn storylines on.
God****, didn’t know I was going to write all this and I’m sure my grammar is ****. I’m also open to any other advice that didn’t occur to me.
TL;DR: You get out of Universe mode what you put into it. Constantly monitor and edit your Universe options. Attempt to limit your roster size and try not to rebook matches so much.
I tried it earlier, it actually seemed to work. One tag match featured Cena/Sheamus vs Orton/???, to which the mystery opponent turned out to be Mark Henry, someone who Cena is actually feuding with. Later, on my main feud for the WWE title, it was meant to be Nash/Punk. Instead, Nash came out, revealing that it would be X-Pac (part of The Kliq) facing CM Punk, which actually turned out to be a decent match.