I'm not interested in 'learning' a real instrument to play the game, nor am I interested in buying a new guitar to 'have fun' learning the new format either. HMX would lose my future business with this idea and a guarantee I wouldn't be the only one to leave. And if you think this idea is enough to swell the Rock Band gamer base, then why don't you let me know how Rocksmith and Power Gig are doing in comparison to this boring old 5-lane format.
'Burning at the stake' is too kind for this kind of self-centered thinking. Perhaps you should take your own advice and try to read the sentences people are writing when they respond to your ideas rather than attempting to fight back against how awful it is when not everybody embraces your idea in the first place. If the response is almost uniform scorn, then maybe, just maybe, people think your idea of removing a core mechanic of the game isn't a well thought out idea.
Santa, I don't mind everyone pointing out my idea sucks. I would just like people to point out why it sucks instead of such saying they don't like it.
I don't think you even understood my concept before you shot it down.
Ok, then. Simply put. If a Rock Band game required a real guitar, I would not be able to buy it. I play Rock Band as a game, not a learning tool (i.e. I have no plans to actually learn guitar). Having to buy a real guitar, then, would be a big cost deterrent to me and, I'm sure, others.
My opinion on this matter?
If they were to make a new control scheme, requiring a new controller and such, don't make it a necessity. No one likes buying new peripherals for a video game when it could work with the ones they own, especially in this world economy. I'm surprised I've been able to get the instruments I have, and I know I won't be able to buy new ones without sacrificing certain other things, like Xbox Live for a year.
If you want people to be able to use their guitar in a fashion like Rocksmith, but have an option to play with five buttons and six frets or whatever, then fine. But don't leave us with plastic instruments behind.
There's a reason why that Guitar Hero 7 game with the new controls was cancelled. Well, besides them claiming the soundtrack was weak.
So how long do people expect HMX to support legacy guitar? Forever? As long as their in business?
When is it acceptable for them to move on to a new type of gameplay which requires new hardware?