Post by navypharaoh on Mar 11, 2019 8:14:09 GMT -5
Everyone loves a long title reign right? Yet I’m becoming of the mindset that shorter title reigns are better. In my fed I’ve been blessed (or cursed depending how you look at it) with long title runs more often than not. What I’m finding is a title run loses steam after a champion has beaten each contender 2 plus times. The UFC even ran into this problem when Mighty Mouse cleared out the division.
What are some of things you guys do to keep longer title reigns feeling fresh?
Post by barflymike4ever on Mar 11, 2019 10:31:30 GMT -5
I had that problem with Star Warrior in my reboot but he lost after 4 game years, Omega in classic era with 11 game years (classics was sometimes on show a month) and in my original Endgame with 5 years and past his time to leave so I stacked a super gauntlet and he still nearly retained! Spike was over a year with the IP belt in the reboot. my Holovision title is defended each show and sometimes changes hands then there is times the champ goes months.
if you want title changes use multi-wrestler special matches. the dice if they were sentient are fickle and stubborn
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Post by on_the_edge on Mar 11, 2019 20:43:53 GMT -5
I like both, as long as they make sense and entertain, and that's what is nice about multiple titles. You can have one be a long reign and another go thru shorter ones.
If you think a reign will go long, or want it to, have weaker opponents first and build up to tougher ones. With tougher ones do not do one and done all the time. If the challenger has a good match they get a rematch. Maybe multiple shots with specialty matches as they move along.
Post by David Bazzy Basnett on Mar 13, 2019 2:28:42 GMT -5
I prefer long title runs , hate shorts ones . Where the title keeps changing ?
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Post by jasonjaconetti on Mar 19, 2019 11:54:19 GMT -5
My TV title is defended every show (with a 15 minute time limit), so this has led to several of both. The trading the belt back and forth can happen, which I turn into story line (of course). What that allows is some cool wars for the belt and then a blow off. It also means that youb can go back to that story line later, because if two guys have traded the belt back and forth a couple times, then you have instant rematch / rekindle of an old story built in. This constant series of defenses has also led to several long runs (over 20 defenses), even if that means that it might not be years long, those long runs are always cool. (Especially when you have a few Time Limit DRAWS in there to spice up story lines). Chris Hero has been one of the most dominate TV champions I have ever had, with several LONG runs as champion. The great part about it is that it gives me a TV main event for any show and he gets to face lots of guys who are outside the main event picture.
Now, for the top belts, I do tend to like my champions to not turn the belt over very quickly, but since the champion is only defending the belt once to twice a month, the length the hold the belt is (to me) often more important than how many defenses. So if the champ defends it once every 4 cards and on big shows / specials, then every 6 cards, your champ may only defend the belt twice. Over the same time, your TV champion would defend 6 times. It really depends on what you are trying to accomplish in your fed and the style you play.
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Post by The Mysterious Budo on Mar 19, 2019 19:25:23 GMT -5
I've been running a Texas fed for a couple in game months now, and not one Texas Heavyweight champion has made it passed the first defense. The Undertaker was the intial champion, who lost to Stone Cold, who lost to The Sheik, who lost to Nick Bockwinkel, who lost to Buddy Rogers, who lost to Bruno Sammartino, who lost to Ivan Koloff, who has now lost to Randy Savage. It's kind of incredible to see the top title jump so much in a short time. It's kept me on my toes and made me think creatively about how I book.
Wow, I usually have the opposite issue so in my current run I did impose the "beat the man to be the man" rule (you have to beat the champion to get a title shot). I like the long title reigns but I seem to always have the champion get picked off.
In my reboot, Andre the Giant held the World title the whole first year.
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