I've honestly yet to touch career but have been having a blast in Universe. My initial Universe is pretty realistic in terms of roster with only some minor changes. I sent Sin Cara to Smackdown to reform The Lucha Dragons, Darren Young and Titus O'Neil reformed the Prime Time Players, I sent the cruiserweights to NXT to help fill out the roster, and Daniel Bryan is still an active roster member.
I still haven't run into any game crashes but I've run into a handful of clipping glitches.
Post large patch I'll be interested to see what you observe. I'm going to start directing more of my attention to Universe mode soon.
This game is going to need another patch. I don't know if 1.02 made these problems or if they were always there but I was Universe (I'll have to try this outside) and I had the wrong wrestlers appearances for the wrong guys...an outright missing wrestler in a triple threat and Lilian was frozen in the ring... several entrances bugged... this is a mess. A shame to see it.
Got around to setting up my Universe last night. I still hate the download limit, as it's just that much longer until I can get the Universe set up exactly as I want it.
Right now I'm sticking with the current WWE set up; people on the correct shows and the current feuds. I'm going to let the CPU book RAW and NXT, and I'm going to book Smackdown. Thinking of turning it into a weekly series for the MP, ala the old fantasy booking shows a few of us did on the old UWF board.
I have to say this game has definitely kept me coming back more than its predecessors. It plays well..decent AI. Gosh, I still even lose some closes matches on occasion.
I've done some nice alterations on several people... some heel turns mostly. I turned Big Cass into this scary monster and I created an Orton-Cena grudge job "favored nation status " Power Trip faction. Stuff like that.
Started a new universe last night. This is just a one brand WWE.
Main show is Saturday Night, Main Event. One hour, five matches. RAW is a minor show with three matches.
I set the World Championship to AJ Styles, US Championship to Baron Corbin, Tag Team to The Uso's, and Women's went to Emma.
As I always do, I simmed the first four weeks to get to the CPU generated PPV.
First PPV is Capitol Punishment (replacing Extreme Rules), and this is the card the CPU came up with with no input from me, and I dig it.
US Championship Match: Baron Corbin vs. Cesaro Women's Championship: Emma vs. Alexa Bliss The New Day vs. Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan Tag Team Championship: The Uso's vs. The Revival Table Match: Sami Zayn vs. The Miz Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens World Championship Match: AJ Styles vs. Hideo Itami
I took Luke Harper out of the Wyatt Family and changed his attire. When I take control, I'll be pushing him quite a bit. Also thinking of making Finn Balor a heel and putting The Revival and Neville with him as The Balor Club.
Spent some time redoing attires for Balor, The Revival, and Neville.
Here's a video from an exhibition to show what Balor and The Revival look like when decked out in Balor Club attire. It's got the Wyatt's Entrance too, so that's what Luke Harper looks like too.
Since the music can't be shared in a video or live stream (so stupid), the music is of course Finn Balor's. As a straight tag team, I let the Revival keep their music and just changed their tron/wall to the Balor one.