Than I learned about Jackpot/Flame. This combo was much more challenging. While in a Jackpot run in Blitz mode you had to quickly switch lanes to catch Flame notes. There was always the possibly of making a mistake. It stayed challenging.
I am sorry that some people were not good enough to do this. That is no excuse to nerf the power up. The people who wanted the nerf need to realize. The same people who were dominating with Flame notes will dominate with whatever the next Powerful combo is. The problem now is the leaderboards being broken.
The real problem with this game has always been Blitz mode. Blitz mode is what makes this game challenging. But there has never been a scoring benefit to being in Blitz mode. Heck the game is named after Blitz mode yet it does nothing for your score.
How many people will press a note button in empty space during a solo just to not go in to Blitz mode? How many people break a not streak before a Jackpot/Flame run would start? And obviously we have heard how many people button mashed with Bandmate/Flame never having to go in to Blitz mode.
Yet this was what the game was named after. Increasing the value of Blitz mode would have solved most of the problems being discussed in these forums. However that would have made the game even harder not easier. It sounds to me that Harmonix wants an easy game that anyone can win.
Makes me wonder why they called it Rock Band Blitz. They should have called it Rock Band for kids. I just hope those kids who play it for fun spend as much money as I did buying songs $$$ cause i am done.