...Seems it's poor timing to have this not be a week where at least one of the Blitz songs got a Pro Upgrade.
We've ended on a sour note:
Still...thank you for the music
i have plenty of questions, but none of the questions i have would actually get answers, so instead i'll just post a few comments:
first of all, one overall comment: this announcement thread is a bit too little, too late. knowing ahead of time that no new content was going to be released this week, i think you should have announced this blitz-only week early. i know with the holidays the timing is difficult, but even if it was only a day early, it would have helped. people, especially the hardcore, know to come here at 10am every friday looking for new song announcements. we've been trained over several years to EXPECT them. so when you expect something that's happened regularly for 5 years and suddenly it doesn't happen, BOOM, the reaction is only intensified. people would have been disappointed either way, but the anticipation, however dulled it may be by some previous weak recent announcements, is still there and makes the reaction that much worse. i think when you guys eventually do skip an entire DLC week altogether, as you inevitably will have to do, you at least announce it early instead of waiting til 10am on friday to tell us we're not getting anything the next week.
as you've surely seen with this week, there is a much, much larger segment of the community interested in having new songs to purchase every week. i'm sure you've all anticipated the mighty backlash this announcement has and will continue to receive. and i understand that with the dlc well drying up and resources being moved elsewhere that there might not be anything you can do about it. but if there IS anything you can do to add new content to those upcoming blitz weeks, like you did with the GDRB release week, i hope you will.As we’ve seen with previous Track Pack DLC releases, there is definitely a segment of the community interested in purchasing tracks piecemeal.
6 pro upgrades. this is about the only good news this week, so i'm going to cling to it with every ounce of my being. i'm honestly shocked we're getting that many pro upgrades for blitz songs, given the overall decline in dlc as a whole.We’re planning on adding Pro upgrades for 6 of the Blitz singles. These upgrades should be available to those that have already purchased Blitz, similar to how the Pro upgrades worked for the recent Green Day DLC / GDRB export.
i really, really hope one of these secret projects is a rocksmith-style game that focuses on guitar/bass only and uses the same technology for playing with any guitar. a game that combined the best of RB pro (readable notation system, scoring system, leaderboards) and RS (note-sensing technology, more learning-oriented) could be a real winner. in fact that's my dream guitar game. and don't worry about making it compatible with RB pro DLC, because for the game to work right it would have to have all-new DLC (though if you were somehow able to update existing pro upgrades to work in a new game, employing bends and other techniques that would be a great bonus, but if not we'll understand).Harmonix has several new projects in the works, but unfortunately no Rock Band news at the moment. You can keep posted to HarmonixMusic.com for future project announcements.
My question is, after the blitz singles all come out, are you going to continue to release weekly DLC? Or will it be the end of weekly DLC and start bi-weekly DLC?
Blitz singles being released is definitely a good thing I think, I just hope it's not the end of weekly DLC
Last edited by Scythemaster 37; 01-04-2013 at 02:10 PM.
- Lady Gaga
It doesn't matter if you love Harmonix or capital H.M.X.
Hmm some questions:
1. What will happen to the livestream? Will it become bi-weekly? Will you replay Blitz songs? Will you time DC3 DLC to be on the "off-weeks" of RB DLC? (IIRC DC doesn't have an as predictable release schedule compared to RB but they get DLC 2 or 3 times a month, so...)
2. After the 3 months are done, will we still be getting ~3 new songs every week? Less? Or keep the biweekly schedule but without the Blitz rereleases? (Or nothing at all...?) I guess you won't be able to answer this but if you can, I'd like to know
[edit: ninja'd twice on that second one]
Also, thanks for all the support for the game and awesome songs you've released so far, and the (hopefully many) awesome songs you'll release in the future
Last edited by MemoDLSG; 01-04-2013 at 02:16 PM.
Fall Out Boy 
Elton John 
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 
Mayday Parade 
Sara Bareilles 
Just tell us that one of the new titles your working on is Rock Band 4 and all this Blitz news will pass over my shoulders.
Lets get to 5000 songs!
they would obviously have to do something special with it to make it stand out from rocksmith (and bandfuse too) and give it its own identity so it doesn't look like just a copy. i have confidence in HMX though that if they put their minds to it they could come up with something. when RB came out, it might've seemed like just a GH copy but they gave it that something extra to widen the appeal. if they could do that with a new guitar-only game they could build on RS's audience rather than merely just riding its coattails. now going multi-instrument wouldn't be the right way (better to focus on just one instrument than watering it down on multiple instruments) but i'm sure HMX could think of other things that would expand on what RS does. RS as a game really is pretty bare bones, the menu system is horrible, and there's no significant online component, so right there there's a lot of room for improvement, and if you add a couple game-changing features that draw people in more, it could be a successful game. not to RB levels, of course, but respectable enough to sell well and challenge RS in that market.