This is a Compilation of questions answered by HMX.
It is NOT a thread to ask questions in.
After seeing complaints about HMX not answering questions, the forums were searched and the following answers were found.
If you see a post where HMX answers a question, post it in here and I will try my best to keep the index up to date.
Future after RB3
So, what disc based game can we expect for 2011? RB4? A band game?
Q: So, with the release of disc songs as DLC, is this the countdown to the end?
2012 - Rock Band Blitz!
Hey, has anyone heard of Harmonix flat-out saying that Rock Band Blitz is the last Rock Band game?
Communication with HMX
What are the best ways to keep up with Harmonix? Facebook? Twitter? Just give me a list!
Why don’t you pay attention to me?!
Why are we always in the dark on things? Why can’t HMX answer our questions?
Why can’t HMX just put a post in the announcement forums that is updated with all of the issues
Relationships with Labels and Bands
Question: If everything is licensed, paid for, and ready to go, what do the labels care [about DLC/Song leaks on the internet]? Labels have more things to do than read forum posts.
Songs in general
The teiring for songs seemed to be messed up, what’s up with that?
Harmonix doesn’t know what they are doing with pro-charts. Why don’t they play like the tabs I have gotten off the internet?
Why is HMX so pro-censorship?
Couldn’t you offer M rated songs to those who want them? If I were HMX, I would offer the choice.
Where is all of the good music?
Why no Double Bass (Expert +) in Rock Band 3? [update: RBN songs will be allowed to chart Double Bass, click here to see list of songs]
What is this I hear about a 3,000 song limit in Rock Band 3?
So what exactly happens if you have 3,001?
How about some covers for bands unwilling to license music, for those with missing masters, or for those who don’t want HMX to have the master tapes?
Does HMX even care about 'Request A Song' anymore?
Just of curiosity how far do you plan for DLC releases? This is just pure curiosity about how far ahead you guys have stuff planned.
Harmonix, why will you not tell me when [my favorite band] is coming to Rock Band? Is it about money or something else?
Dear HMX, why the live songs and the re-records? I think people would like to know the 'why' a certain song recording was used given Henry's possible reasons in the above link.
Why is there sometimes a delay in getting songs released on different consoles?
Hey, I bought songs ["Rock and Roll Star" and "Hier Kommt Alex"] as DLC that I can’t play anymore, what is going on?
What the hell? Only 12 Bon Jovi songs and three of them repeats?
The DLC being released is boring, we need more Metal! Even people at ScoreHero are asking for more challenging DLC
All, right! I heard a rumor that Metacallica’s Master of Puppets is coming to Rock Band, when can we expect it?
Now wait a minute, why doesn’t “Black Magic Woman” have the “Gypsy Queen” outro included? What about other songs with multiple names?
Why, after doing this for a few years, doesn’t Harmonix do a better of job of mixing up songs? You would think that Harmonix knows best, that is being silly. When looking at the leaderboards it is obvious they are choosing the wrong songs to release.
Why doesn’t Harmonix announce releases earlier? Hype would drive interest in future releases, why keep your cards so close to your chest?
Talking about hype, do you think the forums are representative of the RB market?
Why didn't this song get a Pro Guitar upgrade?
You bundle songs and give us a discount, why don't you do the same with Pro Upgrades? I would like to see something like a Nirvana Pro Pack 01 so I can save a little on the 10 upgrades.
Has the amount of songs being released be affected by adding keys/harmonies?
When are the leaked Pearl Jam songs (or any leaked songs) coming to Rock Band?
Where are the rest of the Jimi Hendrix albums? [and rumors in general]
What exactly does, “Not on schedule” mean?
Why are Rock Band DLC songs so expensive?
Legacy DLC Upgrades
HMX, why don’t you like us anymore? You take away our songs and you make us pay for upgraded songs we already own and make us buy pro-guitar/bass separate.
Why can’t we get a discount on “RB3 Versions” of the songs?
Hey, if you can release Pro-Guitar/bass upgrades for legacy (RB, RB2 compatible songs) why can’t you release harmony and even keys upgrades?
Free Songs and Packs
Why didn’t the Wii get the free song(s)
Has the Fender Squier been discontinued? Will this affect Pro Guitar?
After how many years, still no wireless microphone with controls?
Question: I can’t get the LEGO export to work, can you help?
Will additional disc exports be supported by Rock Band 3 on the Wii in the future?
Why charge an export fee, is it to gouge us for more money? How about just taking a hit on the bottom line and giving it to us free?
Request a Song
Is there any way to request a band or make it more likely for them to be DLC (getting a lot of support, contacting record company, etc.)?
Is there some magical machine that calculates how many people have voted for what at the office? A room full of digital monkey tallying the numbers from the internet?
How can I request pro upgrades? Will you make a request tool for it like you did for regular songs for us selected players?
Rock Band 1 & 2
I don’t have RB3 yet, does this mean I can’t buy new songs for RB2?
Rock Band 3
Is there a limit on the number of characters that can be created?
Why is the game telling me I need to get a negative score to increase my rank?
Is the Dave Ghrol achievement bugged?
What is taking so darned long in fixing problems with the game and/or web site? We have been waiting forever for a patch
What was the reasoning behind removing both online and local competitive modes from RB3?
Hey! Why can’t I play Pro-Guitar online with people who don’t have Pro Charts? If I am playing Pro Guitar with three others that are playing pro drums and keys, but don’t own the pro-guitar charts, because they don’t need them, why can’t I play with them?
Can’t you fix vocal overdrive deployment better than that?
So, with no RB4 and all of the focus HMX is giving to other HMX titles, has the focus shifted away from Rock Band for good?
Rock Band Network
Do RBN songs have pro-drums like HMX released songs do?
Many legacy RBN songs have incorrect Pro Drums charting, unlike the official DLC. Is there any chance these could be fixed by the author, if they so choose, and re-downloaded?
”RBN”, “RBN”, “RBN” is all I hear about, but I have a Wii, where is my RBN?
Everyone having the same avatar on the message boards is driving me nuts, can HMX do something about it?
How much of a effect DO these boards have on sales?
Harmonix is no longer owned by Viacom? What happens to us?
OK, now that some time has passed, is HMX suffering from the Viacom breakup?
Why doesn't the Wii get updated like the other systems?