Okay, my universe mode is completely different to everyone. I thought of something to make universe mode more original than all the others, also more interesting and fun to play. Here's the idea. If you've heard of the way football/soccer is played, you know that there is a league system. Thankfully Universe Mode has a quite similar system where it ranks superstars. For example the WWE Championship ranking table has all of Raw ranked, the champion at the top and the top contenders just below and so on. The same for Smackdown. What does that have to do with this? Well, the ranking system plays a lot in this type of universe mode. Before we dive in about that here are the things you need to do.
- Put the best 20 superstars on the Raw roster e.g. John Cena, Goldberg, Batista etc
- Put 20 okayish superstars on the Smackdown roster e.g. Jack Swagger, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston etc
- Put another group of okayish on a NXT roster but this roster will have 24 superstars e.g Heath Slater, Brodus Clay, Zack Ryder etc
Depending on how fast and experienced you are with Universe Mode, it may take some time to do this. But WWE2K14 Universe Mode has improved with speed, theres no more loading after changing title holders or swapping brands so it allows us to do this a lot easier and faster.
I also reccomend you unlock all superstars from the 30 Years of Wrestlemania campaign as you'll have a lot more superstars. Also for NXT you will need to unlock the NXT championship. Delete all the minor titles from the shows and vacate them, all you need is the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship and The NXT Championship. If you want to add minor and tag's then thats up to you but i dont recommend it.
Monday Night Raw Requirements:
- 20 Superstars (Overall 87-100) - These could be legends or current day superstars.
- Only title needed is the WWE Championship, pick the champion you would like to start off.
- Raw will be on all pay per views with Smackdown.
- At the end of the year, the bottom four on the WWE Championship ranking system will be relegated to Smackdown and replaced by Smackdowns four top contenders
Wednesday NXT Requirements:
- 24 Superstars (Overall 80-87) - These could be legends or current day superstars.
- Only title needed is the NXT Championship, pick the champion you would like to start off.
- NXT will have their own separate pay per views, on the sunday before the Raw and Smackdown pay per views. You will have to make them, they have the same theme as the Raw and Smackdown pay per views. For example on the month of Elimination Chamber, Smackdown and Raw will have have that theme and so will NXT. The only pay per view NXT will not have is a Royal Rumble, change that to the theme of Summerslam or something. The reason they dont have a Royal Rumble is because only 10 superstars participate and the winner doesnt even get the chance to face the champion at the 'NXT Wrestlemania' as Universe Mode only focuses on Smackdown and Raws PPV's.
- At the end of the year, the top four contenders including the champion will be promoted to Smackdown and the bottom Smackdown contenders will be relegated into NXT.
- Because the current NXT Champion gets promoted you will have to change the title to another NXT member, do this by randomizing the superstar selection menu and the first NXT superstar you land on will be the NXT Champion.
Are you still with me? I hope so. If you dont understand any of this so far, comment below and i will try to reply to you. Now for Smackdown.
Friday Night Smackdown Requirements:
- 20 Superstars (Overall 84-92) - These could be legends or current day superstars.
- Only title needed is the World Heavyweight Championship, pick the champion you would like to start off.
- Smackdown will be on all pay per views with Raw.
- At the end of the year, the top contenders including the champion will be promoted to Raw. The bottom contenders however will be relegated to NXT and the top contenders in NXT will replace them.
- Because the current World Heavyweight Champion gets promoted you will have to change the title to another Smackdown member, do this by randomizing the superstar selection menu and the first Smackdown superstar you land on will the be the World Heavyweight Champion.
OKAY! I think everything is covered. Remember, make sure NXT has it's own PPV's that you have to make. Unlock the NXT Championship by winning a championship with a CAW during a rivalry. For the divas, put them on a separate roster and name it 'Divas'.
I really enjoy this type of universe mode, you see some great matches, if your like me and just watch them instead then yes this will be your universe mode. Always remember at the end of the year to promote and relegate, four come down from Raw into Smackdown, four go up from Smackdown to Raw, four go down from Smackdown to NXT and four go up from NXT to Smackdown. Aha, again any questions and feedback would be good, i'll try to reply! Oh and with rivalry's, let them go wild, you can make some of your own but the system does make some pretty good ones by itself. Well hope you enjoy my idea, i certainly do and well its a change, so try it out! If you want you can add me on PSN and we can do some online matches together! PSN: Bunnyofthedead44 - I know, i was 12 when i made that name. LOL.
Add on (My Universe Mode Information from using this idea)
Guys after doing 4 years on my Universe Mode using this idea, here are the rosters. * = Champion
Raw: NXT: Smackdown:
Thomas Hunter (CAW) Antonio Cesaro Alberto Del Rio
Batista Big John Studd Andre the Giant
Bret Hart Big Show (LOL) Brodus Clay
Brock Lesnar Christian * David Otunga
Chris Jericho Cody Rhodes Jinder Mahal (dont hinder the jinder)
CM Punk Damien Sandow John Cena
Daniel Bryan Darren Young King Kong Bundy
Diesel Dean Ambrose Mick Foley
Dolph Ziggler Drew McIntyre Randy Orton
Edge The Great Khali Ricky Steamboat
Goldberg Heath Slater The Rock
Hulk Hogan Jack Swagger Roman Reigns
Kane * JBL (LOL) Ryback
The Miz Justin Gabriel Seth Rollins
R-Truth Kofi Kingston Sin Cara
Randy Savage Mark Henry (LOL) Ted Dibiase Sr
Razor Ramon Mr.McMahon Tensai
Ric Flair Rey Mysterio Titus O'Neil
Shawn Michaels Santino Marella Triple H
Sheamus Sgt. Slaughter Undertaker *