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Old November 16 2009, 07:43 PM   #676
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

I tried the online mode this weekend on Rock Band 2. I was working on getting some challenges requiring multiple band members completed, and I also substituted in a couple of bands. The interface works pretty well. The timing seemed different at first, but that could also be a matter of not having played these songs for a couple of weeks or so.

Maybe my experience was atypical, but there seemed to be a lot of disconnects and people playing at a harder difficulty level than they've mastered, causing more failures of challenges than I would have liked. I'll try it out again, but the best multiplayer for this game is still rocking out with friends around the same TV.
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Old November 16 2009, 08:08 PM   #677
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

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I tried the online mode this weekend on Rock Band 2.


Maybe my experience was atypical, but there seemed to be a lot of disconnects and people playing at a harder difficulty level than they've mastered, causing more failures of challenges than I would have liked.
Well, went online for the first time last week, and i had a similair experience...
Me playing on easy might be a reason for some people to leave if they sub in my band...
Ah well, some play for fun, biatches...

Also Them Crooked Vultures - New Fang get's released over the course of 3 weeks on the 3 consoles...
This week on Xbox360, next week on Wii, the week after that on PS3...
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Old November 16 2009, 08:26 PM   #678
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

I wonder how Rock Band 2 works nowadays, given that the userbase must be completely fragmented. It's probably the only reason why I actually don't mind the fact that Beatles is locked down... although, I'm not willing to buy Abby Road.
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Old November 16 2009, 11:47 PM   #679
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

My philosophy of online play for this game is that the bandleader makes the rules. If I'm subbing, I will do my best to help the player clear the setlist or challenge. Why should it matter what difficulty level the bandleader is playing on? Even if they've set their level to Easy, I can still play on Medium or Hard.

On the flipside, if I'm the bandleader, all I care about is that the online substitutes don't fail out. I'll save some Energy to bail them out if they are obviously struggling with a song, but it irks me if people choose a higher difficulty level and and then cannot deal with it, even though they can see the song list.
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Old November 19 2009, 09:45 PM   #680
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

I was playing online again yesterday, and I saw that there were two Battle of the Bands challenges with 15 songs each. Not only that, but two of the bands I was subbing in wanted to play them. Doesn't that seem excessive? The 8-song Rock Immortal gig is the longest I would ever participate in or ask someone else to participate in during online play.

On the plus side, I did have a very fun experience playing with a (presumably) young lady who shares similar skills and musical tastes with me. It makes me wish for some way to correspond with people in-game or find them online later.

By the way, what determines the number of stars next to your band name in the practice area?
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Old November 20 2009, 10:59 PM   #681
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Downloads for the week of Nov. 22:

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology Pack
“A Thing About You (live)”
“American Girl (live)”
“Even the Losers (live)
“Here Comes My Girl (live)”
“Mary Jane’s Last Dance (live)”
“Refugee (live)”

Kelly Clarkson – “Miss Independent”

Pink – “Who Knew”

The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed”


Woo hoo! A request of mine has finally been made into DLC for only the second time.
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Old November 21 2009, 10:56 PM   #682
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Well, us Europeans only got the Beatles DLC this thursday...
I wonder what will happen next thursday...
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Old November 23 2009, 06:33 PM   #683
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Don't know if anyone here even cares, but as of this post, the Rock Band 2 complete bundle for 360 and PS3 is available for $70 for another five hours on Amazon.
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Old November 25 2009, 08:22 PM   #684
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Downloads for the week of Nov. 29:

Nirvana Pack 2

“Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)”
“Lithium (Live at Reading)”
“Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Night Ranger Pack
“(You Can Still) Rock in America”
“Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”
“You’re Gonna Hear It From Me”
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Old November 25 2009, 08:52 PM   #685
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Awesome. Sign me up for the Nirvana pack.
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Old November 26 2009, 12:26 AM   #686
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Someone make Kurt Cobain in Rock Band 2 now!
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Old November 26 2009, 12:43 AM   #687
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

I'm surprised that they didn't hold back "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for a main game track. It would make a great selling point.
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Old November 26 2009, 01:42 AM   #688
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

Other than Rock Band Beatles, they seem to be dedicated to the whole "platform" concept.
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Old November 26 2009, 03:20 AM   #689
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

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I'm surprised that they didn't hold back "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for a main game track. It would make a great selling point.
Actually, seeing as the song is in Guitar Hero 5, it makes perfect sense to release it now. It's removing a selling point from their competition.
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Old November 26 2009, 04:25 PM   #690
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Re: The unofficial Rock Band thread.

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Downloads for the week of Nov. 29:

Nirvana Pack 2

“Come As You Are (Live from MTV Unplugged)”
“Lithium (Live at Reading)”
“Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Night Ranger Pack
“(You Can Still) Rock in America”
“Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”
“You’re Gonna Hear It From Me”
It now seems that us European players are a week behind with the DLC...
Last week we didn't get RB DLC, this week we get that DLC(AFI/Bangels) only...
It's a bit annoying, but hopefully HMX and Sony will sort it out...
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