I bought the CTP2. I am all for RB3 upgrades for pre-RB3 DLC. This entire discussion would not be taking place had the CTP2 come out before RB3 release. It would be completely on plane with any other pre-RB3 release that has since offered upgrades. The only thing that is rubbing people the wrong way is this came out AFTER RB3 release, and it was assumed, rightly or wrongly, that this would be the same as offered as DLC. I don't think that is out of line to think along those lines, at all.
I do think that point alone is probably good reason to offer some type of discount to those that bought it. I mean really, buyers of CPT2 would still have considerable money into these 21 songs, compared to someone who waited it out.
I think HMX would admit that had they actually known they were going to do this, they probably would have either told us, or held back the CTP2 until it too, was upgraded. That did not happen, so now there is an issue with those that purchased the pack vs. those that did not. Of course it is better to provide the best experience possible, and I commend HMX for offering the keyboard inclusive tracks as DLC.
Should they have informed us as early as possible? Probably. It would have likely affected some people's decision to buy the pack. That's a bit sneaky to continue to sell the track pack disc once they already knew, but again, it probably wasn't a big number.
Anyway....yes, it's a bit of a rub if you bought it.
And yes, it's great that they are upgrading songs to RB3.
This one just happened to get caught up in timing, and of course we are all sensitive to where we spend our $, so it can be upsetting.
GraphicMang - I think you'd still show a score without buying the disc if you played it at someone's house that did, if you used your own GT, so that may not be a good method.
Last edited by bandaddy; 11-07-2011 at 01:53 PM.
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Didn't HMXHenry already address the "use your scores to figure out who bought what"?
This is from a closed thread, but here is a link to the post: http://www.rockband.com/forums/showt...=1#post4537316
Also...Unfortunately we don't have access to that info, which is what people were asking when we put out RB3 versions of songs they purchased as RB2 versions. There's no way for us to ID proof of purchase in game and base discounts off that. Don't worry about manuals either.
Last edited by jeronemitchell; 11-07-2011 at 01:59 PM.
"It's much easier to enjoy this game when you don't blindly write off all music from the past 32 years." - SirDavidTLynch
I only played the songs on my GT at my house, I live in a small town and like me and one other guy had the songs, I remember playing them online with him the day the disc came out heh
Time for some DC2, I will check back in later
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Wouldn't HMX be able to get a record of folks who bought the pack export? Maybe it would be possible to send those folks (myself included) a code to allow a discounted download for the full 21 song pack? Offering a discount for single songs and the smaller packs might be troublesome with licensing, but maybe a one shot deal on the mega pack DLC might be possible since every act will be treated equally.
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I bought the pack about a month and a half ago for Christmas. Happened to see it in the store, thought "Wow, that never came out as DLC (and won't be RB3 anyway)" so I picked it up.
I just need to know what to do now- return it or open it and do something to register it- depending on what the deal is with HMX...
Last edited by auribe14; 11-07-2011 at 02:18 PM.
Or, as someone else mentioned somewhere, change what gets exported/downloaded to RB3 versions and reset all the download codes. I don't believe that you need the disc in machine to "export" for all of the discs, so in essence those were a download of some file.