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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Wed May 31, 2017 9:20 am

Update this week!


Not sure if it includes new achievements, but I think the new missions/badges system will be an in game equivalent

Update adds new modes, new songs (I think), new items, fixes the stuttering issue some experience, new toggle option for vocal overdrive (see below), fixes the exploits people have been using in the weekly Rivals challenge (hopefully no one here used them or we are going to the bottom league!) and probably a bunch more things as I haven't seen the full patch notes.



Rock Band ARG
It's still on going, nobody has figured out what it all means yet, but you can catch up with all of the puzzles and maybe you can piece together what's at the end? Muse?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12UX ... grFs/edit#

Shout to Deploy! (ARG Puzzle 5)





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HMXJosh wrote:June 15th is the start of Season 1. Season 0 is still ending on June 13th. This was always the plan, to give you some time post-release to have exploit-free competition in Rivals. :)

https://www.reddit.com/r/Rockband/comme ... w/di8x20w/

2 full weeks left of Season 0 so we can still reach Bloodstone (top league)

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by jawafour » Wed May 31, 2017 9:57 am

I know little about Rock Band and I haven't got a musical note in me... but I just popped in to say how cool your enthusiasm for the game is! Week after week, you guys are always playing!

BID0, Cora, TigerSefi and Frank... GRcade's resident band :toot: .

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Wed May 31, 2017 10:51 am

jawafour wrote:I know little about Rock Band and I haven't got a musical note in me... but I just popped in to say how cool your enthusiasm for the game is! Week after week, you guys are always playing!

BID0, Cora, TigerSefi and Frank... GRcade's resident band :toot: .

You should check it out jawa! :wub:

Unfortunately RB4 hasn't made the jump to WiiU or Switch yet, but you can get the older versions on Wii.

If you like even a few of The Beatles tracks then I highly recommend picking up a copy of The Beatles (Wii/360/PS3) with a cheap Guitar controller - It's a standalone game outside of the other Rock Band titles and it takes you through the story of The Beatles.




And the great thing about Rock Band is that it's a very casual game that anyone can pick up and play - even without musical experience. It's more of a different way of experiencing music on your own or with friends than a traditional game.

The game is a few quid on 360/PS3/Wii and a second hand guitar controller won't be much more I should imagine. If you like it you could grab another guitar or a mic or a drum, or maybe even move on to RB4! (note the 360 controllers can be used on XB1 and the PS2 & PS3 controllers can be used on PS4)

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by jawafour » Wed May 31, 2017 11:05 am

BID0 wrote:You should check it out jawa! :wub: ...And the great thing about Rock Band is that it's a very casual game that anyone can pick up and play - even without musical experience. It's more of a different way of experiencing music on your own or with friends than a traditional game...

Thanks, man, but I literally don't have a musical note in me and Hatsune Miku on easy level is my limit :lol: . I just admired the enthusiasm that you and the other guys have for this... long may you play!

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Frank » Wed May 31, 2017 11:09 am

Jawa :wub: I'm full of enthusiasm for Rock Band.

We definitely need a few more active members if we want to get back up and stay up, though :(

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:26 am

jawafour wrote:
BID0 wrote:You should check it out jawa! :wub: ...And the great thing about Rock Band is that it's a very casual game that anyone can pick up and play - even without musical experience. It's more of a different way of experiencing music on your own or with friends than a traditional game...

Thanks, man, but I literally don't have a musical note in me and Hatsune Miku on easy level is my limit :lol: . I just admired the enthusiasm that you and the other guys have for this... long may you play!

Most Rock Band players play on Easy setting, so I wouldn't let that put you off! Plus there are crutches like "no fail mode" and other instrument specific options to make it impossible to "die" during a song.

Frank wrote:Jawa :wub: I'm full of enthusiasm for Rock Band.

We definitely need a few more active members if we want to get back up and stay up, though :(

Hopefully can sign up a few active people from our current recruitment search. I think it's going to be a case of staying in this current league for this week, and then in the following (final) week push for a promotion to get back in that league we were in this week. That would secure us the fabled cat tshirt as well as the dinosaur one and the star variations below them.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by TigaSefi » Wed May 31, 2017 1:03 pm

I have seen this week's spotlight and I haven't got them all still! Grrrr... Hopefully I have more songs to play with this time.


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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Frank » Wed May 31, 2017 1:05 pm

strawberry floating hell another round of spotlight songs chosen by a generic employee :dread: When will they learn?

Never.

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by TigaSefi » Wed May 31, 2017 1:11 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Frank » Wed May 31, 2017 1:14 pm

I'm sure I've played that Blind Melon song before, though. Was it on one of the weird track pack discs they released in the RB2-era?

It's not in my library, and it appears it was on Guitar Hero 5. Eurgh.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:18 pm

I think Sussman is the lead for RB4

Blind Melon: DLC Released August, 2009: http://dlcquickplay.com/song/norain/videos
Queens of the Stone Age: RB4 Soundtrack
Tigerman Woah: RB Rivals Soundtrack

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:27 am

June Patch Notes
Song Gameplay
  • Fixed issues to prevent seeing ‘Checking Setlist’ during an online session
  • Improved game performance during songs
  • Vocals can now toggle off audio-based Overdrive activation
  • Fixed an issue related to Pro Drums fast cymbal tracking
  • Fixed an issue with perfect solos awarding 99% performance and fewer points
  • Fixed an issue where Vocals would see incorrect post-song stats online
  • Fixed issues with disappearing gems on guitar and bass after pausing
  • Fixed PS4 issues with legacy controllers online
  • Fixed an issue with Pro Drums conversion for Spotlight Songs
  • Fixed an issue with the ‘roll lane’ display on Drums and Pro Drums
  • Fixed an issue with certain Freestyle Guitar Solos
  • Standardized a scoring issue on guitar and bass
  • Standardized the location of drum fills
  • Fixed an issue with instrument icons after a Big Rock Ending
  • Fixed an issue with Vocal scoring
  • Added lanes to some songs
  • Fixed an issue with BRE exploits
  • Adjusted track opacity
  • Improved visibility of beat lines on note track
  • Fixed an issue with the ‘Complete a song in Brutal Mode’ trophy/Achievement in Rockudrama
  • Fixed an issue with Play Together
  • Fixed an issue where the strum bar would not adjust Breakneck Speed during a song
  • Fixed an issue where whammy activity was not appearing online
  • Fixed an issue with songs that have No-Part on guitar or bass

Game Audio
  • Added new shell audio (menu songs)
  • Added new SFX to some events
  • Standardized song audio levels. Content from RB1, RB2, LEGO, and initial DLC now -3 db, RB3 and RB3 era DLC now -1.5 db, bringing them in line with Rock Band 4 era releases

General Fixes
  • Fixed an issue related to viewing other Crews
  • Level cap raised to 100
  • Can now Sort by Play Count(with retroactive data for plays)
  • Can now reset filters with one button to display all songs
  • Fixed an issue where Crews with projected Rivals Points exactly equal to their Tier's Safe and Promotion thresholds would be incorrectly demoted or not promoted
  • Fixed an issue where some eligible songs might not appear in the "Rivals Challenge Songs" menu in the Music Store
  • Fixed an issue where the Activity Feed messages on the Rivals Hub would not correctly represent the most recent activity
  • Fixed an issue where Crews were being sorted incorrectly on the Find Crews screen
  • All Badges are now awarded directly to players, existing Crew Badges have been converted
  • Fixed a display issue for the Fame bar in Rockudrama
  • Crews that have not participated for two or more consecutive Rivals Challenges will no longer appear in the Tier Distribution or be included when calculating Rivals Points
  • Adjusted top leaderboard scores to address exploits that are now fixed
  • Removed deleted Crews from leaderboards, prevented future persistence
  • Fixed an issue with the speed of ‘Invite Friends’ in online gameplay
  • Fixed an issue with how ‘Rewind’ tracks appear in the Music Store
  • Fixed an issue when comparing users on the Crew XP screen
  • Reduced the number of Rivals messages that appear on the main menu Activity Feed, including Crew XP and Spotlight score notifications
  • Fixed an issue related to your visual placement on leaderboard screens
  • Improved legibility and spacing of font
  • Fixed an issue with Crew Admin notifications
  • Fixed an issue with text display in several languages
  • Fixed the ‘continue’ prompt on the Main Menu
  • Fixed an issue with the help bar on the ‘Send a Message’ screen
  • Fixed an issue where some places in Rockudrama had visual tearing
  • Fixed an issue where Recommendations in the Music Store could recommend content you already own
  • Fixed an issue where Recommendations in the Music Store could recommend content you cannot purchase
  • Improved suggestions made by the Recommendations section of the Music Store
  • Fixed a visual issue that caused song data to overlap other Store elements
  • Fixed an issue where not all players in a band would unlock Rockudrama assets upon completion
  • Improved some animation blending
  • Adjusted Awesomeness Detection

June Features and Update Notes: http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/june- ... tch-notes/

They fixed the checking setlist bug by the looks of it. And also the stuttering.

In fact that's probably the best list of fixes since the game came out! Standardised audio levels across the 10 years of DLC is something I've wanted since way back in Rock Band 3.

Hopefully the score fixes and whatever glitches people have been using make this weeks Rivals Challenge easier for us.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:30 am

JUNE DLC DETAILED!
Dream Theater – "Pull Me Under"
Fleetwood Mac – "Go Your Own Way" (Rock Band 2 Rewind)
Pierce The Veil – "Circles"
Rush – "Freewill (Vault Edition)"
...and more!


And coming June 15th for FREE:
Permaband – "Killing Is Just A Means…"
Permaband – "Wrecking Machine"

http://forums.harmonixmusic.com/discuss ... c-detailed

:|

Unless they're holding something back for E3 then this is bleak and the game is dying :cry: at least we have all of our library on the current gen consoles now (or at least 99% if the last few don't get fixed by Microsoft and Sony)

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Frank » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:53 am

"...and more!"

I should hope so.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Saigon Slick » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:47 am

Pull Me Under is good.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:26 am

Nothing in that DLC list for me unfortunately, but I'll take the free songs (looks like they're separate downloads and not baked in to this update like previous free songs)





June Update is 7.8GB (on Xbox)


I don't think anyone here are leaderboard chasers on Guitar, Bass, Drums... but just in case this is the full list of songs with changes in the latest update. It isn't confirmed, but usually this includes a leaderboard wipe for the affected songs (because the possible high score has changed), so if your in game scores don't match the leaderboards for specific song/instrument combos then the list below is a good place to start

Songs with new lanes:
GUITAR:
  • “Aesthetics of Hate” – Machine Head
  • “Among the Living” – Anthrax
  • “Andres” – L7
  • “Are You Experienced” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Baba O’Riley” – The Who
  • “Bad Omen” – Megadeth
  • “Band On The Run (Live)” – Paul McCartney
  • “Best of You” – Foo Fighters
  • “Billion Dollar Babies (Live)” – Alice Cooper
  • “Black” – Pearl Jam
  • “Black Hole Sun” – Soundgarden
  • “Black Magic” – Slayer
  • “Black Sunshine” – White Zombie
  • “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Blue Jeans” – Silvertide
  • “Breed” – Nirvana
  • “Buddy Holly” – Weezer
  • “Chest Fever (Live)” – The Band
  • “Chinese Democracy” – Guns N’ Roses
  • “Chump” – Green Day
  • “Crawl” – Kings of Leon
  • “Crazy Babies” – Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Cream and Bastards Rise” – Harvey Danger
  • “Creep” – Radiohead
  • “Dance Epidemic” – Electric Six
  • “Devil’s Island” – Megadeth
  • “Diggin’ Me Down” – Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “Dirty Pool” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
  • “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” – Night Ranger
  • “Dr. Feelgood” – Mötley Crüe
  • “Drag the Waters” – Pantera
  • “East Jesus Nowhere” – Green Day
  • “Eminence Front” – The Who
  • “Fear of the Dark (Live)” – Iron Maiden
  • “Fijate Bien” – Juanes
  • “The Flood” – Escape the Fate
  • “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “Foreplay / Long Time” – Boston
  • “Future Perfect Tense” – Sweet Billy Pilgrim
  • “Green Grass and High Tides” – The Outlaws
  • “Grinder (Live)” – Judas Priest
  • “Had a Dad” – Jane’s Addiction
  • “Heaven Beside You” – Alice In Chains
  • “Hey” – Pixies
  • “Highway to Hell (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “Holy Diver” – Dio
  • “I Ain’t Superstitious” – Megadeth
  • “I Bleed” – Pixies
  • “Icarus – Borne On Wings of Steel (Live)” – Kansas
  • “Idiots Rule” – Jane’s Addiction
  • “If 6 Was 9” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Indians” – Anthrax
  • “I.V.” – X Japan
  • “Jailbreak (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “Jesus Freak” – dc Talk
  • “Kiss Them for Me” – Siouxsie and The Banshees
  • “Lenny” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
  • “Let There Be Rock (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “Love Spreads” – The Stone Roses
  • “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)” – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  • “Main Offender” – The Hives
  • “Man In The Box” – Alice In Chains
  • “No More Tears” – Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Ocean Size” – Jane’s Addiction
  • “Pick Me Up” – Dinosaur Jr.
  • “Rattlesnake Shake” – Mötley Crüe
  • “Restless Heart Syndrome” – Green Day
  • “Rock and Roll Band” – Boston
  • “Shoot to Thrill (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “Short and Sweet” – Spinal Tap
  • “So What” – P!nk
  • “Stop and Stare” – OneRepublic
  • “Stray Cat Strut” – Brain Setzer
  • “Sturm und Drang” – KMFDM
  • “Supersonic (Live)” – Oasis
  • “Surfing with the Alien” – Joe Satriani
  • “Tick Tick Boom” – The Hives
  • “Train Kept A Rollin’” – Aerosmith
  • “Waking the Demon” – Bullet For My Valentine
  • “Well Thought Out Twinkles” – Silversun Pickups
  • “Won’t Get Fooled Again” – The Who
  • “Would?” – Alice In Chains
  • “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” – The Cars

BASS:
  • “Ain’t No Telling” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Billion Dollar Babies (Live)” – Alice Cooper
  • “Crawl” – Kings of Leon
  • “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “Foxey Lady” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” – Green Day
  • “Green Grass and High Tides” – The Outlaws
  • “Grinder (Live)” – Judas Priest
  • “Hell’s Bells (Live)” – AC/DC
  • “May This Be Love” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “One Rainy Wish” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Prophecy (Live)” – Judas Priest

DRUMS:
  • “10’s” - Pantera
  • “Ain’t No Telling” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Am I Crazy” – Little Fish
  • “Among the Living” – Anthrax
  • “Beverly Hills” – Weezer
  • “Blue Jeans” – Silvertide
  • “Blue Morning, Blue Day” – Foreigner
  • “Blue Sky” – The Allman Brothers Band
  • “The Camera Eye” - Rush
  • “Cherub Rock” – Smashing Pumpkins
  • “Conquer All” – Behemoth
  • “Creep” – Stone Temple Pilots
  • “Days Go By” – Keith Urban
  • “Diggin’ Me Down” – Ozzy Osbourne
  • “Dirty Pool” – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
  • “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” – Mötley Crüe
  • “Don’t Look Back in Anger” – Oasis
  • “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” – Night Ranger
  • “Fear of the Dark (Live)” – Iron Maiden
  • “Floods” - Pantera
  • “Homecoming” – Green Day
  • “Holy Diver” – Dio
  • “I Bleed” – Pixies
  • “I Told You So” – Keith Urban
  • “I.V.” – X Japan
  • “I Wanna Be Your Dog” – The Stooges
  • “If 6 Was 9” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Iron Maiden (Live)” – Iron Maiden
  • “Levitate” – I Mother Earth
  • “Magic Bus (Live)” – The Who
  • “Manic Depression” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “May This Be Love” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “No More Tears” – Ozzy Osbourne
  • “No Woman, No Cry” – Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • “One Rainy Wish” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “The Passenger” – Iggy Pop
  • “Photograph” – Nickelback
  • “Pilgrim” – Wolfmother
  • “Pretty in Pink” – The Psychedelic Furs
  • “Prophecy (Live)” – Judas Priest
  • “Pulling Teeth” – Green Day
  • “Radio Radio” – Elvis Costello
  • “RBN Megamix 01” – Various Artists
  • “Red Barchetta” – Rush
  • “Say It Ain’t So” – Weezer
  • “See You” – Foo Fighters
  • “See You Again” – Miley Cyrus
  • “Spiderwebs” – No Doubt
  • “Stone Free” – Jimi Hendrix
  • “Suicide Note, Pt. 2” – Pantera
  • “The Who Super Bowl S-mashup” – The Who
  • “Third Floor Story” – The Mother Hips
  • “Third Stone from the Sun” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • “Up the Beach” – Jane’s Addiction
  • “Use Me” – Hinder
  • “We Die Young” – Alice In Chains
  • “Won’t Get Fooled Again” – The Who
  • “Would?” – Alice In Chains

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:33 am

Looking at the Rock Band app on my phone it looks a few of us have jumped up some levels now that the cap has been raised from 50 up to a possible 100... I dread to think how much XP is required to get to 100 :dread:

I'm up to level 57... 43 levels to go 8-)

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Buffalo » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:23 pm

Man that was a pretty hefty patch.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by TigaSefi » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:23 pm

Apparently it takes strawberry floating years to get to 100 this time.

Pull me Under was good on Guitar Hero so on rock band with proper charting it should be really good.

New lanes mean that the charting has changed?

Harmonix really could do with a major backer for this game though. Would make life easier for more DLC and more background work.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - We came. We saw. We got our asses kicked. [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:33 pm

TigaSefi wrote:Apparently it takes strawberry floating years to get to 100 this time.

Pull me Under was good on Guitar Hero so on rock band with proper charting it should be really good.

New lanes mean that the charting has changed?

Harmonix really could do with a major backer for this game though. Would make life easier for more DLC and more background work.

They've changed a few songs in patches since RB4 first launched. Most notable changes are to do with Keys/Guitar where they've altered some guitar sparse legacy songs and used the older keys chart.

These changes all seem to be trill/roll etc lanes (the bit where you alternative between two colours quickly - in RB3 they added those long coloured bars to make it easier by making the timing windows more forgiving like Guitar Hero, these changes add this feature to songs pre RB3 that missed them)


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