I can understand the concern for only allowing the guitarists to duel it out to decide the fate of both bands, but any other option just wouldn't work.
Now you could do a drum score duel (but they only have one drum set) or bass duel, but again you are back to the same argument where it doesn't involve the whole band.
The problem with trying to do a battle of the bands type score duel is that the first band to go is going to be at a huge disadvantage. The second band is going to see what there final score was, where they struggled, and how their overdrive was deployed and change their strategy accordingly. (i.e. if the first band posts a mediocre score the second one could switch to hard and post close to 100% and beat their expert scores) It has been brought up here before but the decision was probably largely based on the fact that they wanted to get the competition over, and they didn't want to hear the same song twice. Since the tiebreaker was going to be solely score based it isn't like the two bands are going to put on a good show, they are going to go "zombie" mode and rightfully so, but the judges don't want to have to sit through two of those performances.
The only way I can imagine a battle of the bands score duel working, is if the second band is sequestered and is not allowed to watch or hear the first performance of the song.
I would have loved to take part in a guitar score duel to decide if my band moves on, just have fun with it man!!!
That NO event sounded like it was a blast though! It's at times like these when I wish MTV would utilize their sources and record everything to stream or upload to their website. It doesn't even need to be edited or anything, just roll the action and let those of us who couldn't make it enjoy the event.
5+ years, 4,000+ songs, 1 awesome developer. Thank you!
^^ Hahahaha... funny thing about "The Wizard" is that the famicom version of SMB3 had been out for at least a year previous. I did, however, discover the location of the secret warp whistle by watching the film, so it wasn't a total bust.
EDIT: Oh yeah! Which makes me wonder about that movie... if no one had ever seen that game before, how did that girl know where to find the warp whistle? Was she some secret "never-before-seen-game-whisperer" or was she just from the future, sent back to make sure the fate of the universe was secure?
Oh yeah, what were we talking about?
Rockband. Right. I think playing the other team's random is a -great- tie breaker idea.
Last edited by TheHaz; 05-04-2009 at 06:30 PM.
Can anyone inform me on the location (address included preferably) of the Regional Finals in Atlantic City? We will be landing that evening prior to the event and would like to come over and check out the Regional Finals. We are staying at the Harrah's Showboat Hotel. Does anyone know if this is close (walking distance) to the location of the Regional Finals? Also, will this be the same place the Last Call Finals will be held? Sorry so many questions, any help would be appreciated.
Official rules say regional at Harrah's Atlantic City, Eden Lounge; finals at the Showboat, House of Blues.
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Thanks! According to google maps, looks like about a 2 mile drive....
From Harrah's Rock Blog:
"...We had two pretty solid performances, but this time it’s for all the marbles and we are choosing a song with more score potential (not Ballroom Blitz, and we challenge all other bands to choose something else as well!)”
Midwest finalists, Ninjas in Disguise, totally agrees with the southern finalists. The NID will not be playing BB. It's been done - time for something new!