Anyone other than me, that is?
Yes, that's right... I downloaded 'Abbey Road' and 'Pepper' as soon as I bought my PS3 and the game in November (that's another story, I guess I'll open another thread about that), and I downloaded 'Rubber Soul' the day it was released. I have yet to play a single DLC song, although I bought them weeks ago.
I plan on enjoying this game for a very long time, and I like knowing that there is more for me to discover and experience. I'm still having a great time with the on disc songs, and they should keep me busy for a while.
I have been completing Story Mode on different instruments, and I don't consider it complete until all 104 photos have been collected.
So far I have done it three times:
I have 100 of 104 photos in Bass Hard (I still need to 5 star 'Helter Skelter' and complete 3 of the Challenges), and I am about halfway through collecting Gold Stars for all songs in Vocals Expert. Soon I will begin working on Guitar Hard, and I need to get started on the drums, which will be a challenge for me. I will try to start with Medium, I guess.
You may wonder why I bought the DLC if I'm in no hurry to use it? To show Harmonix that the market is there. And that's part of the reason I opened this thread. You may not have all of the DLC, for a variety of reasons. Maybe you are still enjoying the on disc songs like me, and you are in no hurry to play the DLC. You know it will be there when you want it, and you will get it eventually. I can understand that, obviously.
However, if you want MORE DLC, and I imagine most of you do, it would probably be a good idea for everyone to buy the available DLC now rather than waiting. If you can afford it, of course. If you can't, that's a different situation. Maybe you are a bigger fan of early albums like 'A Hard Day's Night', and you would rather have that DLC instead of 'Pepper'. Nothing wrong with that, but the best thing you can do to get 'A Hard Day's Night', and every other Beatles album, is to buy whatever is available, and get your friends to buy it as well. Talk is cheap. Everyone can write about how badly they want 'Help!' or 'Revolver', but nothing speaks louder than DLC sales numbers. Every single download matters. Believe it.
That's my 2 cents, anyway. I'd like to hear what you think about this post, and it's OK to tell me I'm crazy to have this wonderful DLC sitting on my system unused. It's alright - it is not going anywhere. I will get to it eventually.
In an ideal situation, once I'm ready to start playing DLC, I'll be able to start with 'Please Please Me' and work my way through each album.
In closing, I want to add my voice to those who have expressed thanks to everyone at Harmonix for creating this game. It has been a complete joy to experience. Everything about it is wonderful - the attention to detail, the studio chatter, the video, audio, and gameplay...and yes, the DLC (although I haven't personally experienced that part of it yet). Some of the messages posted here concerning future DLC are very rude, and I imagine Harmonix gets tired of reading them. The game brings out a lot a passion in everyone, and some people have a problem containing their enthusiasm. I guess the best way to look at it is as a backhanded compliment - If the game wasn't as special as it is, no one would care if there was more DLC or not.
Thanks for reading.