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The Gentleman's (and Gentlewoman's) Guide to Rock Band Blitz Score Wars

Rob is an awesome Harmonix fan we met at PAX that has been writing pieces on his blog about Rock Band Blitz. He was kind enough to write something just for us!


Score Wars have raged across the world; toppling empires and crushing the strongest of alliances. Do you really think you’re ready to engage your friends, foes, nemesis-es (neme-sissies?), and super-intelligent house pets in harmonic combat?

You’re probably nodding your head right now in confirmation. You think “oh I’ve got this, I’ll score more points than the other chap and I shall rise victorious.” But the Note Highways of Rock City can turn anyone from a Blitz Beast to a Blitz Bum. That is why it is important to know not only the most effective strategies to set your vendettas but also proper sportsmanship.

Here are some Score Wars DOs and DO NOTs:

DO tell your friend that you have initiated war. You can do so in person, over the phone, by carrier pigeon, via your console’s messaging system, or via Facebook.

DO NOT slap your friend with an actual glove to initiate the duel. Gloves are very painful at certain velocities and you could end up bruising someone’s ear.

DO take a peek at the Power-up combos they use via Rock Band World. It may cost 20 coins but it is completely legitimate espionage.

DO NOT sneak into their house dressed as their dog and build their trust only to wake up in the middle of the night to turn on their console and see their tactics.

DO talk a lot of trash.

DO NOT mime a lot of trash. That’s just weird. Seriously, stop. People are staring. This is why we can’t go anywhere nice.

DO notify your opponent when you have beaten their score. Know that a simple text message via their mobile telegraph or internet machine can ruin their evening if worded as “I BEAT YOUR SCORE FOOL”.

DO NOT quietly sit in the shadows and wait for the Score War to end once you’ve achieved the upper hand. This is the sport of Kings and Queens thus it is only fair that you share your triumph so they may attempt to return the favor. Would you not expect the same courtesy from your nemesis?

The Score War is an effective form of pride and ego crushing. There are so many ways you can initiate these battles over thousands of songs. Perhaps you would like to duel over Depeche Mode or parry over Poison? Now go forth Noble Warrior and crush your friends. May you return victorious and with your pockets filled with Blitz Coins.