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ROCK BAND: We have release dates for RB2 (360/PS3/Wii)

ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
edited August 2008 in Games and Technology
Currently out on PS3 and Xbox360. "Lesser" versions are available on the Wii and PS2. For more info, visit the Rock Band WikiPedia page.
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Rock Band 2 release dates:
Xbox 360- September 14th
PS3- October 19th
Wii- November 18th

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GameTrailers E3 Gameplay Teaser

RB2 Setlist (So Far)
Spoiler:

The Instruments
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Drum Rock Ion Kit Site


Latest News & Links:
  • Rock Band 2 is slated for a September '08 release on the 360. More info here.
  • The Sex Generals is the ScoreHero Xbox 360 Expert band. We're super casual and only meet up if there is a full band's worth of PA forumers to play for top scores just for fun.
  • The RMA/Warranty process has been extended until October 1st, 2008. More info here. Request RMAs via EA's site here.
  • DLC Video Database A webpage containing all Expert notecharts for all instruments updated on the day the DLC drops.
  • Rock Band WikiPedia Page that is expertly maintained. Any info regarding how the game works, hardware, DLC and such is found here but we are always open to answer any question.
  • You can request songs by going to Song Request page and registering on Rock Band's official site.
  • All you Rock Band players should really consider joining the PA One-Man Rock Band weekly competition. Prizes come in the form of cool sigs! Also extends e-peen and will give new life to eventually every song in your catalog. This may also motivate you to buy DLC songs one at a time to compete, so that's a nice little bonus too.
I. Current DLC
II. Rock Band Clan Tags
III. Rock Band: A Rundown
IV. The Music
V. Gold Star Cut-Offs
VI. The Credits


I. Current DLC
This section is for any recent announcement or press leaks regarding the Rocks and the Bands.

This Week's DLC

"They Say" by Scars on Broadway
"This is It" by Staind
"Electric Crown" by Testament
"Yomp" by thenewno2


Next Week's DLC


Crüe Fest 02
  • "Rescue Me" by Buckcherry
  • "Face Down in the Dirt" by Motley Crüe
  • "Life is Beautiful" by Sixx AM
"B.Y.O.B." by System of a Down
"Toxicity" by System of a Down


Future DLC
No official news.



II. Rock Band Clan Tags
Any one looking to rock out with other PAers on Xbox LIVE is more than free to add the gamertag Rock Band PA. Once the invite has been accepted, you can then select Rock Band PA from your friend list, shift a pane, and then browse all its friends. As far as courtesy goes:
  • Drop a message or inquire as to which slot is available to whomever is rockin' in Band Quickplay.
  • Headsets aren't required but it does make the whole a bit more fun.
  • Don't be a dick. This is just for fun.
  • Warn others before you sing back-up vocals to I'm So Sick.
  • If you have DLC, be prepared to play it because a majority of the PA people have large amounts of them. We don't really try to match up DLC, but if it is there, we're fucking playing it.
III. Rock Band: A Rundown

It is much easier to see it than to explain it in words.

...And Justice for All - Full Band (Guitar FC)

Date With the Night 100% Drums

IV. The Music

For the entire tracklist for Rock Band, please go HERE. Europe gets some extra songs and the Wii gets 5 extra tracks.

Downloadable Content

Full Albums
Listed in order by release, track list by order of actual album.
Spoiler:



Song Packs
Listed in order by release.
Spoiler:

Singles
Listed in order by release.
Spoiler:

Total = 186 Downloadable Songs as of August 5, 2008.

FEAR NOT PS2/Wii ROCKERS!
Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 1 will be released for the Wii and Playstation 2 on July 15, 2008. This disc will contain 20 songs previously released as downloadable content for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and will have a suggested price of $29.99. The disc will contain all master tracks and consist of:

"The Kill" - 30 Seconds to Mars
"Move Along" - All-American Rejects
"All the Small Things" - Blink 182
"More Than a Feeling" - Boston
"Moonage Daydream" - David Bowie
"We Care a Lot" - Faith No More
"Truckin'" - The Grateful Dead
"Die, All Right!" - The Hives
"Calling Dr. Love" - Kiss
"Gimme Three Steps" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"March of the Pigs" - Nine Inch Nails
"Live Forever" - Oasis
"Crushcrushcrush" - Paramore
"Synchronicity II" - The Police
"Little Sister" - Queens of the Stone Age
"Teenage Lobotomy" - The Ramones
"Siva" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Interstate Love Song" - Stone Temple Pilots
"Buddy Holly" - Weezer
"Joker & the Thief" - Wolfmother

V. Gold Star Cut-Offs
A Gold Star is like a 6-Star. You do NOT need to hit 100% of the notes, it's just another high score level after 5-Star. Scrolling down your setlist and seeing a bunch of Gold Stars is a pretty amazing feeling, so get crackin'.

Guitar Gold-Star Cutoffs
Bass Gold-Star Cutoffs
Drum Gold-Star Cutoffs
Vocal Gold-Star Cutoffs


VI. The Credits
(Ooh come on, I wanna take you higher, ooh come on, let's make electric fire!)

This entire OP and it's format was formulated by Unbreakable Vow.
A very special to thanks to those who have contributed to the thread including MidgetSpy, Houn, Lord Yod, mxmarks, Lunker and the countless other regulars in who keep us going through these threads like candy to a 2nd grader.

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  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Man, I hope that leaked list at the end of the last thread turns out to be more true than the other leaks. Because that last leak was much better.

    I am also very excited about this new supposed singer-cant-fail mode. That will make parties much, much, much, much more awesome. It is super annoying to always have your singer fail out without even coming close to hitting a phrase.

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    quovadis13 wrote: »
    Man, I hope that leaked list at the end of the last thread turns out to be more true than the other leaks. Because that last leak was much better.

    I am also very excited about this new supposed singer-cant-fail mode. That will make parties much, much, much, much more awesome. It is super annoying to always have your singer fail out without even coming close to hitting a phrase.

    Oh man my singing is going to be like ten times as ridiculous if that's true. Now I actually want Chop Suey on here.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Omeks wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    vegeta_666 wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    I wonder if they'll do anything about having ungoldable songs in RB2... cause man is that frustrating!

    In one of the Rock Blogs posted in the last thread the HMX guy said it would be easier to gold star songs.

    Edit: Source: http://www.rockband.com/rockers_blog_entry/hmxspraynwipe/374112?redir=1
    Oh, and one more thing for people having issues getting gold stars: The gold star score threshold is now easier to achieve in Rock Band 2. No more cursing at impossible deploy paths!

    :|

    But I don't want them to make Gold Starring uniformly easier. It should be hard as hell to get what is basically an award for playing a song nigh-perfect. I just want them to make sure there aren't specific songs where it's virtually impossible because of some freak nature of the note chart. I mean, I never GS'd more than maybe 25% of the songs on guitar, but when I did I knew that I'd damned well earned it.

    Yeah, I don't think I want gold starring to be easier. I mean, it's already painfully easy to gold star the vast majority of guitar and bass tracks. At this point, It's almost not a challenge anymore. I can download DLC and gold star most tracks on my first go. Drums and vocals are marginally harder for me, but I have a feeling that Arikado doesn't have too much difficulty gold starring vocals and proficient drummers easily gold star drum songs.

    Now, making sure that all songs are gold starrable and not have any that are bugged, that's a different story.

    Yeah, the fact that you can sightread and gold star a song on expert guitar says nothing about the game so much as it says you are far above the curve. Making a song challenging for you makes it impossible or close to it for the majority of the user base.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Omeks wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    vegeta_666 wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    I wonder if they'll do anything about having ungoldable songs in RB2... cause man is that frustrating!

    In one of the Rock Blogs posted in the last thread the HMX guy said it would be easier to gold star songs.

    Edit: Source: http://www.rockband.com/rockers_blog_entry/hmxspraynwipe/374112?redir=1
    Oh, and one more thing for people having issues getting gold stars: The gold star score threshold is now easier to achieve in Rock Band 2. No more cursing at impossible deploy paths!

    :|

    But I don't want them to make Gold Starring uniformly easier. It should be hard as hell to get what is basically an award for playing a song nigh-perfect. I just want them to make sure there aren't specific songs where it's virtually impossible because of some freak nature of the note chart. I mean, I never GS'd more than maybe 25% of the songs on guitar, but when I did I knew that I'd damned well earned it.

    Yeah, I don't think I want gold starring to be easier. I mean, it's already painfully easy to gold star the vast majority of guitar and bass tracks. At this point, It's almost not a challenge anymore. I can download DLC and gold star most tracks on my first go. Drums and vocals are marginally harder for me, but I have a feeling that Arikado doesn't have too much difficulty gold starring vocals and proficient drummers easily gold star drum songs.

    Now, making sure that all songs are gold starrable and not have any that are bugged, that's a different story.

    Yeah, the fact that you can sightread and gold star a song on expert guitar says nothing about the game so much as it says you are far above the curve. Making a song challenging for you makes it impossible or close to it for the majority of the user base.
    This is a discussion/argument that has been going on for a while now. There are many who are pretty good at the game who find it to be too easy. They want it to be harder. More complicated.

    This discussion/argument will continue forever into the future.

  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So I recently got Rock Band, about a week ago, I'm really loving the drums, and was doing pretty well I thought with them (I never liked the guitar in guitar hero, my fingers and five frets couldn't keep up well, but I'm getting better at it slowly), but I'm now just hitting a big ceiling in Medium on drums - the last 40% of Green Grass and High Tides utterly wrecks my face. Day Late, Dollar Short is the same case, but I was able to beat all the free play songs on easy so I at least unlocked them that way. I just cannot make myself keep the beat with GG & HT at all after the fast part starts. Doesn't help that you can't play all the songs on easy either so I'm kind of stuck if I actually want to get to the last fifteen tracks at all. Is there any pointers or things to try besides practicing on the song a thousand times? =/

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    no, it's pretty much practice.

    go back and five star the rest of the songs on Medium drums. in order to five star you will have to get better at hitting notes well and in long chains, so by the time you get back to the tougher stuff you'll be more prepared.

    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • midgetspymidgetspy Registered User
    edited July 2008
    I think this fits in here: http://endlessersetlist.chipin.com/childs-play

    Somebody on scorehero suggested they accept donations for Childs Play, so who knows how much they'll really get but hey, anything for a good cause!

    Old and fake, yep.

  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited July 2008

    Yeah - posted at the very end of the last thread. Basically, everyone agreed it is an awesome list, but also agreed that it's by far the most fake of all the fakes.

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  • Dayvan CowboyDayvan Cowboy Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Ahhhh, that's a shame. Some of the positioning of the tracks on the various difficulties did seem a little suspect.

  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Omeks wrote: »
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    vegeta_666 wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    I wonder if they'll do anything about having ungoldable songs in RB2... cause man is that frustrating!

    In one of the Rock Blogs posted in the last thread the HMX guy said it would be easier to gold star songs.

    Edit: Source: http://www.rockband.com/rockers_blog_entry/hmxspraynwipe/374112?redir=1
    Oh, and one more thing for people having issues getting gold stars: The gold star score threshold is now easier to achieve in Rock Band 2. No more cursing at impossible deploy paths!

    :|

    But I don't want them to make Gold Starring uniformly easier. It should be hard as hell to get what is basically an award for playing a song nigh-perfect. I just want them to make sure there aren't specific songs where it's virtually impossible because of some freak nature of the note chart. I mean, I never GS'd more than maybe 25% of the songs on guitar, but when I did I knew that I'd damned well earned it.

    Yeah, I don't think I want gold starring to be easier. I mean, it's already painfully easy to gold star the vast majority of guitar and bass tracks. At this point, It's almost not a challenge anymore. I can download DLC and gold star most tracks on my first go. Drums and vocals are marginally harder for me, but I have a feeling that Arikado doesn't have too much difficulty gold starring vocals and proficient drummers easily gold star drum songs.

    Now, making sure that all songs are gold starrable and not have any that are bugged, that's a different story.

    Yeah, the fact that you can sightread and gold star a song on expert guitar says nothing about the game so much as it says you are far above the curve. Making a song challenging for you makes it impossible or close to it for the majority of the user base.

    True. I just don't think gold starring needs to be easier. It kind of deflates the reward of the getting the gold stars in the first place.

    I mean, I hardly have any gold stars on expert drums, but if they lowered the threshold for gold stars to where my five star drums scores were gold star quality, I'm not going to feel like I'm fucking awesome because I just gold starred a drum song. I'm just going to know that the bar has been lowered and my skill level hasn't changed a bit.

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Ahhhh, that's a shame. Some of the positioning of the tracks on the various difficulties did seem a little suspect.

    Agreed. Little things like the difficulty bubbles shifting up and down slightly (like the layers in photoshop weren't lined up right), Panic Attack being by Finger Eleven when it's been confirmed as Dream Theatre and R.E.M.'s "Whats The Frequency, Kenneth?" being titled wrong gave it away. But it was a damn good effort.

    But a lot of those songs really did seem like great choices for RB2.

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  • Magik_TekMagik_Tek Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Arikado wrote: »
    Whenever a friend of mine brings up that music track creator deal, I ask him "Ok, so how will it work?"
    I am willing to bet that the music creator will be one of two extremes:

    1) Really in-depth with amazing tools for customizing your instrumental track in various styles. You can spend hours/days/weeks processing and producing your track. Not for the casual or musically challenged. Some might even say the menus are eye sores.

    2) Really simplistic. You can spend around an hour and have an entire track set to play with your friends. You get few options in terms of sound and style and there are other limitations. However, a fair amount of people will be wanting more out of it.

    If Activision can find middle ground, then it'll bring just as many fans as haters. Having seen GH3, On Tour, and GH: Aerosmith, I sincerely doubt that the music creator will be something streamlined and amazing compared to the rest of the solo/multiplayer content.

    From what I've heard on the 1up podcast a week or so ago, the Music Track Creator falls under #1.

    The host was saying how one of the Neversoft guys was laying track over track over track with multiple samples of each instrument to the point where he recreated 'Smells like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana. They didn't go into detail on whether it was close to the real song, but the way they described it made the Music Track Creator sound very complex. Definitely something that your average person, which is the majority of users, will even bother with.

    Personally, I think there will be a very small, and I mean, small minority of people who will really get a kick out of this. I don't even think the people who normally make custom songs will do much with this since all they had to do in the past was slap notes onto pre-existing tracks and not actually make the tracks themselves.

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  • Magik_TekMagik_Tek Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Here's a preview from Game Daily on Rock Band 2: http://www.gamedaily.com/games/rock-...ew/7360/20600/

    But the real interesting thing to take from this article is the very first line: Despite the tremendous amount of weekly downloadable content (including upcoming packs from Nirvana and The Who)

    Looks like we got a Nirvana track pack coming soon.

    PSN: Fear_Magik
  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Magik_Tek wrote: »
    Arikado wrote: »
    Whenever a friend of mine brings up that music track creator deal, I ask him "Ok, so how will it work?"
    I am willing to bet that the music creator will be one of two extremes:

    1) Really in-depth with amazing tools for customizing your instrumental track in various styles. You can spend hours/days/weeks processing and producing your track. Not for the casual or musically challenged. Some might even say the menus are eye sores.

    2) Really simplistic. You can spend around an hour and have an entire track set to play with your friends. You get few options in terms of sound and style and there are other limitations. However, a fair amount of people will be wanting more out of it.

    If Activision can find middle ground, then it'll bring just as many fans as haters. Having seen GH3, On Tour, and GH: Aerosmith, I sincerely doubt that the music creator will be something streamlined and amazing compared to the rest of the solo/multiplayer content.

    From what I've heard on the 1up podcast a week or so ago, the Music Track Creator falls under #1.

    The host was saying how one of the Neversoft guys was laying track over track over track with multiple samples of each instrument to the point where he recreated 'Smells like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana. They didn't go into detail on whether it was close to the real song, but the way they described it made the Music Track Creator sound very complex. Definitely something that your average person, which is the majority of users, will even bother with.

    Personally, I think there will be a very small, and I mean, small minority of people who will really get a kick out of this. I don't even think the people who normally make custom songs will do much with this since all they had to do in the past was slap notes onto pre-existing tracks and not actually make the tracks themselves.

    If Neversoft is dumb enough to demo it's big feature by showing people that it's really easy to re-create copywritten music, that's a whole new level of either ignorance or arrogance.

    It should end with him going "But yeah, if YOU do this we're totally going to have to ban you. But its still cool, right?"

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  • Magik_TekMagik_Tek Registered User
    edited July 2008
    mxmarks wrote: »

    If Neversoft is dumb enough to demo it's big feature by showing people that it's really easy to re-create copywritten music, that's a whole new level of either ignorance or arrogance.

    It should end with him going "But yeah, if YOU do this we're totally going to have to ban you. But its still cool, right?"

    Who knows, it could be both ignorance and arrogance considering the way Neversoft has been acting after they got the Guitar Hero franchise.

    PSN: Fear_Magik
  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Man, you know what would be awesome? If they got in touch with the Homestar Runner guys again and got hold of some Limozeen songs, or maybe some sloshy. NITE MAMAS or Because It's Midnight would be solid fun, and We Don't Really Even Care About You would give them an excuse to stick the guitar fill thing somewhere other than the end of the song.

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  • SixSix Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I enjoy rocking.

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  • BlindPsychicBlindPsychic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Wasn't a Limozeen song in Rock the 80's? It wasn't very fun, and included an insane solo in the middle for the hell of it.


    So a forest of boob trees is sexist?
  • OmeksOmeks Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Magik_Tek wrote: »
    Here's a preview from Game Daily on Rock Band 2: http://www.gamedaily.com/games/rock-...ew/7360/20600/

    But the real interesting thing to take from this article is the very first line: Despite the tremendous amount of weekly downloadable content (including upcoming packs from Nirvana and The Who)

    Looks like we got a Nirvana track pack coming soon.

    I guess that makes sense, seeing as how all signs are pointing to Drain You being the Nirvana song going into Rock Band 2. I kept wondering why they weren't using Breed, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are, etc., but it's likely that the Nirvana pack will be hitting before RB2, so that explains that.

    As for joke songs, I hope DethKlok makes a return. They've got enough songs to fill an entire catalog after all.

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  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Wasn't a Limozeen song in Rock the 80's? It wasn't very fun, and included an insane solo in the middle for the hell of it.

    To be fair, it was originally just a bonus song.

  • MishraMishra Registered User
    edited July 2008
    So no discussion on the onion article Tycho mentioned? Two awesome things that caught my eye. One the confirmed songs from the setlist. Ttwo Velocity sensitive drums!!! My friends and I have been using the rock band drums as a cheap midi set while we practice guitar but the velocity sensitive version will work even better. The calibration features built into the guitar sounds pretty cool too

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  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yeah, it was discussed pretty extensively in the last thread.

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus IT'S DARE! Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Mishra wrote: »
    So no discussion on the onion article Tycho mentioned?

    We did it in the tail end of the previous thread.

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  • JoahWJoahW Registered User
    edited July 2008
    Because, It's Midnite was in 80s.

    The solo made me crack up because it was so ridiculous.

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  • BlindPsychicBlindPsychic Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    See: Last thread.


    So a forest of boob trees is sexist?
  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    JoahW wrote: »
    Because, It's Midnite was in 80s.

    The solo made me crack up because it was so ridiculous.

    I would love to see it make a return just so I can sing it this time around.

    :whistle: Flying high
    on the wings of a bat
    Because, it's midnite
    :whistle:

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    JoahW wrote: »
    Because, It's Midnite was in 80s.

    The solo made me crack up because it was so ridiculous.

    I would love to see it make a return just so I can sing it this time around.

    :whistle: Flying high
    on the wings of a bat
    Because, it's midnite
    :whistle:

    That's not how it goes. It's

    YOU BETTAH CUT ME SOME

    heeeeeeart of a lion
    and the wiiiiiiiings of a bat

    BECAUSE, IT'S MIDNITE!


    Also, shucks about it not actually working out in practice. Maybe Nite Mamas would be better?

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  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    JoahW wrote: »
    Because, It's Midnite was in 80s.

    The solo made me crack up because it was so ridiculous.

    I would love to see it make a return just so I can sing it this time around.

    :whistle: Flying high
    on the wings of a bat
    Because, it's midnite
    :whistle:

    That's not how it goes. It's

    YOU BETTAH CUT ME SOME

    heeeeeeart of a lion
    and the wiiiiiiiings of a bat

    BECAUSE, IT'S MIDNITE!


    Also, shucks about it not actually working out in practice. Maybe Nite Mamas would be better?

    Cut me some slack, I never listened to the thing outside of Rocks the 80's.

  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    JoahW wrote: »
    Because, It's Midnite was in 80s.

    The solo made me crack up because it was so ridiculous.

    I still have no idea how I got 5-stars on that.

    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • Smug DucklingSmug Duckling Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    ElJeffe wrote: »
    vegeta_666 wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    I wonder if they'll do anything about having ungoldable songs in RB2... cause man is that frustrating!

    In one of the Rock Blogs posted in the last thread the HMX guy said it would be easier to gold star songs.

    Edit: Source: http://www.rockband.com/rockers_blog_entry/hmxspraynwipe/374112?redir=1
    Oh, and one more thing for people having issues getting gold stars: The gold star score threshold is now easier to achieve in Rock Band 2. No more cursing at impossible deploy paths!

    :|

    But I don't want them to make Gold Starring uniformly easier. It should be hard as hell to get what is basically an award for playing a song nigh-perfect. I just want them to make sure there aren't specific songs where it's virtually impossible because of some freak nature of the note chart. I mean, I never GS'd more than maybe 25% of the songs on guitar, but when I did I knew that I'd damned well earned it.

    My problem with the current gold star system is that the guitar solo bonus stuff throws it way off. I gold-starred Screaming for Vengeance on my sightread, which should NOT have happened after I only got like 60% on the solo, but still happened anyway because of the solo bonus.

    Basically what I'm saying is that they should incorporate the solo bonus into the gold-star calculation so that songs without solos are slightly easier to gold star and songs with solos are harder.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    JoahW wrote: »
    Because, It's Midnite was in 80s.

    The solo made me crack up because it was so ridiculous.

    I would love to see it make a return just so I can sing it this time around.

    :whistle: Flying high
    on the wings of a bat
    Because, it's midnite
    :whistle:

    That's not how it goes. It's

    YOU BETTAH CUT ME SOME

    heeeeeeart of a lion
    and the wiiiiiiiings of a bat

    BECAUSE, IT'S MIDNITE!


    Also, shucks about it not actually working out in practice. Maybe Nite Mamas would be better?

    Cut me some slack, I never listened to the thing outside of Rocks the 80's.

    This post reminds me of the fact that one of these games needs Meat Loaf somewhere desperately.

    Also, a keyboard peripheral with around 10/12 buttons would be cool.

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  • glithertglithert Snortin' K Luthor's towerRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    JC of DI wrote: »
    glithert wrote: »
    The guy I know for sure that they hired, Chris Vance, made some of the worst customs ever. I would post a chart he made that had random 4 note chords during all the "boring" parts, but I can't find it anymore.

    Going back to this for a second, I looked around and found ChrisVance's youtube page.

    He's still got his Guitar Hero 2 customs on there as well as the charts he apparently worked on in GH3. Aside from the one instance of four-button chords I saw for his "Anyway You Want It" chart, he made some songs easier than they could've been really. Jack and Diane has a shit-ton more strumming than he put. He also mentions that Anyway You Want It was the first custom chart he made. I'd imagine that when you're starting out making something to impress the scorehero community, I'm sure you would feel almost required to put in a couple bullshit items.
    Just to put this to bed, Vance was proud of his notechart for through the fire and flames. Proud of it.

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  • One Thousand DicksOne Thousand Dicks :D! Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    This post reminds me of the fact that one of these games needs Meat Loaf somewhere desperately.

    Oh dear god yes. It's always been my hope that a three-song Meat Loaf pack would come out and it would take half an hour to play through. In any case, Bat Out of Hell plz.

  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The lack of Meat Loaf is acceptable.

  • midgetspymidgetspy Registered User
    edited July 2008
    OMG woot!! I just FC'd drums on Blitzkried Bop and my score is tied for 1st on the leaderboards (for PS3/360)! I've never had a 1st on a setlist song before, hurray for accidental squeezing!

  • ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    midgetspy wrote: »
    OMG woot!! I just FC'd drums on Blitzkried Bop and my score is tied for 1st on the leaderboards (for PS3/360)! I've never had a 1st on a setlist song before, hurray for accidental squeezing!

    Check your vocals score for Hysteria again.

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  • vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    glithert wrote: »
    JC of DI wrote: »
    glithert wrote: »
    The guy I know for sure that they hired, Chris Vance, made some of the worst customs ever. I would post a chart he made that had random 4 note chords during all the "boring" parts, but I can't find it anymore.

    Going back to this for a second, I looked around and found ChrisVance's youtube page.

    He's still got his Guitar Hero 2 customs on there as well as the charts he apparently worked on in GH3. Aside from the one instance of four-button chords I saw for his "Anyway You Want It" chart, he made some songs easier than they could've been really. Jack and Diane has a shit-ton more strumming than he put. He also mentions that Anyway You Want It was the first custom chart he made. I'd imagine that when you're starting out making something to impress the scorehero community, I'm sure you would feel almost required to put in a couple bullshit items.
    Just to put this to bed, Vance was proud of his notechart for through the fire and flames. Proud of it.

    If he was the one who according to that page made the Knights of Cydonia notechart, he can please go fall off something tall.

    Seriously? Epic strumming when it is only a held note in real life? Bah to him.

    Also, I would be all over more songs from the Homestar Runner crew.

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  • StratoStrato Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The easier gold stars are welcomed by me for one. I think, for a video game and taking into account issues with hardware, 99% is god-damned excellent on Expert and should be rewarded as such. The amount of bullshit you have to put up with to get FCs turns people into robots and not musicians.

  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Arikado wrote: »
    midgetspy wrote: »
    OMG woot!! I just FC'd drums on Blitzkried Bop and my score is tied for 1st on the leaderboards (for PS3/360)! I've never had a 1st on a setlist song before, hurray for accidental squeezing!

    Check your vocals score for Hysteria again.


    Hysteria != Setlist;
    Hysteria == DLC;

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