Originally Posted by soxfan93
I have a few questions about this, as I've never tried personality modification before:
1. If the worker is dominated or buried, and he doesn't object to it, his personality will improve?
2. Using this method, can you improve a worker's personality so drastically that he goes from being an "extremely negative influence" to being an "extremely positive influence" over time?
3. After you spend all of that time improving their personality, is there any chance that they can return to their original personality settings if you push them too heavily?
4. Can you use this method to take a "(very) positive influence" up to being an "extremely positive influence," or will that be a negative effect on their personality rather than a positive one?
1. Not sure. His popularity might be affected, though.
2. It's not a way to really affect their personality directly, as much as way to drive their popularity down so you can have him listen to you when you need to have him lose, which then affects his personality (losing when you want him to).
3. This I can answer: yes, but if you do your work in carefully pushing them, it shouldn't be much of an issue. It's one of the features of this game, after all.
4. I believe so, yes.
I'm what you called, a "flexible booker". With the exception of the Semi-Main and Main Event of the night, or PPV events, I will always allow changes from workers... but there is always a price. You want to win? Fine. But you WILL come out the way I want you to look. That's why you can "play" with the non-Semi-Main and non-Main matches, because, generally speaking, most of the grade is in the semi-main and main event of the night.
Here's example. Big Smack Scott refuses to lose to, let's say Greg Rayne. Here's what I do in booking notes to punish him.
1. Big Smack Scott is the Victor
2. Big Smack Scott is buried
3. Big Smack Scott wins by Flash Pinfall/DQ/Tained Win/Cheap Win/Count Out/10 Count
4. Greg Rayne dominates
5. Greg is kept strong
Misc: Variety of Interference/Botched Interference/Etc...
This will possibily lower Big Smack Scott's popularity, and the next time, if he has to be paired up against Greg Rayne again, he might not be able to refuse to lose.