Just needed a space to vent frustration about this stupid mode. I loved GM mode in 2006 - a lot of fun, and a really great way to create your own storylines and matches that you'd love to see in the real show. I had GM mode beat before the actual story mode (and a 99 custom character really makes story mode even easier!).
Here in 2007's version, I've had the game since the day it came out, and am only now even getting close to beating this cheating computer. I still can't believe the balance issues though! He just put on Vengeance, had a 4 star match as his main event, a couple of two star matches beforehand, and a half-star match (I kind of shipped him a popularity 8 Viscera with a nice long contract... yeah I guess I'm not exactly playing fair either...). Now granted, I do have a million-fan lead, but he only had a 4-match card, a single match at 4 stars... The pay per view receives a 4 star rating and he gains 450,000 fans! I put on a PPV quality Smackdown just before his PPV, we're talking 4.5, 4, 4, 3, 4 and 4.5 star card here, I get a 3 star rating! :Argh:!!!
I don't know if this is just a balance issue that the computer won't let you take all 5,000,000 fans with him at 0 ('cuz I'd be schooling him now if I could), or what's going on, but I've NEVER seen something so unbalanced in my life! If every match on my card isn't a title match or heated rivalry, I get 2 stars... I have YET to see him put on a full card in over a month of gametime, and he's raking in 3-4 star cards every week. I don't think he's got a decent rivalry going (just judging from his cards), but a 95 Kurt Angle gets a 4 star match no matter what he's put in (he changes the singles match every week, so I'm pretty sure there's no rivalry between him and a 85 Batista...
Frustration mounting... I just want to beat this stupid thing so I can have decent-caliber stables!!!
Anyone else run headlong into the balance issues in this game? Who else is stuck on the Foley mission? I've tested myself on the Trish/Khali challenge but can't unlock it, that's just a fun idea... A handicap three Foleys against the real one's just a bad idea...