It's been a while since I've played, or posted, or read the forum. And that's part of why I'm writing. I have something to say, and I hope someone from Harmonix reads it.
I visited the forum yesterday, and I found a few reasons to be encouraged. For one thing, the forum still exists. I didn't read a whole lot of posts, so my take may be incomplete and inaccurate, but my impression is that although nothing is on the horizon (maybe nothing at all, or maybe just nothing that can be pubicly disclosed), Harmonix is still interested in future TB:RB DLC. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won't. I hope it does.
The reason I am writing is because I read something from one of the Harmonix guys that said the best thing we could do to encourage a future for TB:RB would be to continue posting messages, playing the game, etc.
I can only speak for myself, but I would think that I am not alone in what I am about to say.
It would be a mistake to judge my interest in TB:RB based on how often I visit the forum, or post messages, or even play the game. I LOVE the game, as much as I did when it was released. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that it was released. If there is to be no more DLC, I will be sorry that there wasn't more, but happy for what there is. I will also always appreciate the obvious care and attention to detail that went into the game. All aspects, from the images, to the sound, to the features (like the harmonies). It is a wonderful achievement that lives up to the legacy of The Beatles. Well done!
However, I personally am not interested in taking part in continuing polls about my favorite songs, or favorite Beatle, or favorite dreamscape. If you wanted to know which DLC I would like to see released next, I would tell you. In fact, I did that in the past, more than once. To continue to do so would be just repeating myself, and since nothing is on the horizon, it just seems like wasting my breath. I must also say that it has been some time since I have played the game. If Harmonix was to look at my activity, they might think that I have given up on the game. That would be a mistake.
So, what would I like Harmonix to consider?
I have purchased ALL available DLC,
I have said that I will purchase any future Beatles DLC, and I will do it immediately upon release.
What do I think Harmonix should disregard?
How often I visit the forum, or post messages, or play the game.
In fact, believe it or not, I purchased the Rubber Soul DLC the day it became available on my platform (PS3), but I STILL have not played it! Why? I'm saving it! It's not about a race to completion for me, it's about enjoyment. I still enjoy playing the disc based songs, AYNIL, and the Sgt. Pepper album. I have 'completed' bass, guitar, and vocals for all of that content, but I still go back and play it again, trying to increase my personal high scores. I haven't touched the Rubber Soul DLC.
What about Abbey Road? Yes, I have the Abbey Road DLC as well. I have played bass on all of those songs, but I haven't played guitar, and I haven't done the vocals yet, either. So, it's been over two years, and I still have 'new' Beatles Rock Band content to look forward to! If Harmonix is looking at how often I play, or my scores, they might thing that I have lost interest in the game. Not true! I'm just making the experience and enjoyment last.
Bottom line: I am still here. I STILL WANT MORE DLC! And I will buy it as soon as you release it. I want you to be immediately rewarded, I want you to get an immediate return on your investment. So I will buy it, and then I will play it in my own time, when I am ready for it.
You ask us to not give up hope. Fair enough. I am asking you to not assume that lack of activity on the forum or even lack of gameplay indicates that the demand is not still here for more DLC. Put it out, and I will buy it! And I won't be alone.
Thanks for listening.