I wouldn't worry about much of a change in the charting. Like I said in the other thread, I asked for no BRE to make it feel like GH2. So, yeah, it made the drums crazy, but a lot of people seem to like it. I'm sorry if anyone didn't like it. I'm sure most people will stick with the BREs. I would opt for them in other songs.
I do fear it. Bands will expect their songs to be realistically hard, for a damn video game that people play to have fun. Then it gets peer reviewed mostly by the people who would actually pay $100 just to play test for Rock Band: The Rock Band Elitists that Gold Star 200+ songs.
Meanwhile, the broad audience and the vast majority of the player base will just end up with a store full of Capiri di Diablo.
Ha, yeah. I can see that. I'm sure there are going to be a lot of shredfests coming up in RBN. On the other hand, there will probably be a lot of Jonathan Coulton types and less aggressive songs. It will be interesting to watch!
There's variety between hard and easy songs on RBN, for instance I just tried out this song earlier...
I Am King Tony - "Stereo Stereo" available on RBN!
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But as far as making technical songs technical? Well, that's as it should be, no? The only thing authors have to make sure of is that their Hard charts (and lower) still remain fun! Hopefully the playtesters can keep them honest in this regard.
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Go to hard.
If there are only shredfests, that means they're the only ones passing review. Which seems unlikely, considering most "shredfests" have many more notes, which would probably take longer to do a thorough review on. Looking at the release list, there is certainly a good amount of metal on there, but there's plenty of other stuff that isn't close to 5 red devils. I'm looking forward to all of it.
Go look at the list, there's not as many "OMG CAPRICI!" songs as you'd think going by your uber-negative assessment.
Tiger Uppercut: Platinum Artist | Expert: G/B | Hard: D/V
Song Count: 831 | Newest: "Great Balls of Fire" & "Dog Days Are Over"