The Old Man Band (Players Over 30)

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  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    zarlor;1803720 said:
    Good playing with you tnoight, PubKnight. I know we completely missed each other on Overdrive on "Living on a Prayer" but the optimal Overdrive path on that one is a bit odd and it's a bit tight on the vocals side for when you can do it. Sorry if that seemed a little frustrating when I hit OD just as soon as I got it the first few times and then held onto it later. Some songs just work that way. ;)

    I still need to get better on "Alive" by Pearl Jam. That sucker has quite a few little improvisations on the vocal line that I still need to get down. Great work on the drums, man! If you need me for challenges or tours or whatever and you see me on, just send that invite (hopefully I'll see it a little sooner next time. ;))
    That was great, thanks so much for knocking those out with me.
    I have a tendency after a challenge or a tour venue to go back to the Practice Space, so if a person wants to go, they can go guilt-free.
    I'm glad you stuck around though... unbelievable job on vocals.

    On the overdrive thing, no worries... that was my first time playing with just a vocalist, and I have NO idea on vocals... so I don't know where your overdrive paths are, when you can trigger them, etc.
    Plus, if I look up at your bar, I'll for sure lose my place.
    So I was basically going with: if you trigger, I'll trigger as soon as I can. Unless I am full, then I'll trigger to avoid wasting any.

    I thought we did ok though.
    I only recently graduated to hard drums, so a couple of those were sight reads for hard for me, like Pinball Wizard... I'm sure you could tell.

    For everyone in the thread, what is your folks take on the DLC, are you planning on gettting any/some/most?

    I picked up the 20 free songs, and I believe 18/30 paid songs.
    I'm probably going to get a bit more selective as the back catalogue is released... but it will depend on what's there.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    I expect to pick up the freebies, then probably just songs I like from then on. I didn't even check today to see that there we had DLC now! Sweet!

    Vocals is a bit of a toughie on the overdrive front. You're more limited than any other instrument on when you can hit it, but at the same time you probably have a little extra freedom to let your eyes wander to all the other parts and see if anyone is getting full and such. So in some ways either the vocalist or the drummer has to be the one to cue everyone else to kick off OD, it seems to me. I try to watch drummers when they go into the freeform section to see if they are hitting anything there (so if you play around without intending to go into OD you might fool me into going into OD anyway). Sometimes the only opportunity to OD on vocals will be in concert with when the drums are in freeform, but it will be too late once the drummer actually hits that green pad to do it. So if I see drumming happening in the freeform I take that as a cue from the drummer that they are going to hit it. Although at least drummers do have a moment to see what others are doing during those freeform sections if they aren't going to hit OD (or want to check around before doing so) so there is a little freedom on that side, I suppose.

    I also think that OD for the vocals is not very noticeable at all. It just kind of flashes a bit on the outer lines, not like the other parts where you get that golden section on your highway that really stand out to everyone. Golden sections for vocalists means that is when you can hit your overdrive, not that you are in it. So I normally try to cue off of other folks for when to go. Some songs, though, you're just stuck. That Red Hot Chili Peppers one, for example, has only 2 spots you can really hit OD and that's it. So not much room to join up with the rest of the band on that one, unless they know where the vocalist is going to hit it.

    Not that any of that REALLY matters, as long as it's fun!

    Oh as for going to the practice space, that's not a bad idea. I actually thought you were going back there to see if anyone else was on to send them an invite. It's otherwise hard to tell that other folks might be on. (I didn't even see your first invite while I was trying to improve my scores on some of the band challenges until I took a break to check.)
  • Kev2380Kev2380 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    I think something might be wrong with my friends list, I looked for you guys online last night but didn't see you on. I think something is screwed with my band info in general. I had unlocked everything, and I wanted to change my main name from Hoodlum to Kev2380, so you'd know who I was. I totally screwed myself. I unlinked after deleting the band data, now I can't link up to the server anymore. I don't know if that's effecting my friends list too, have you guys seen me online?
  • CherkovCherkov Unsigned
    edited January 2009
    @Kev2380: You are still on my friend list as Hoodlum. I could try deleting you then putting your friend code in again to see what happens. What do you think?

    As far as the DLC goes, I was pleasantly surprised to see it come online last night. I just ordered a Kingston 2 gig SD card from Newegg for $4.50 with free shipping. Probably should have got more than one, but we'll see how much can be loaded on this one first. Right now, I don't have the cash to be buying a ton of new songs, so I'll stick with the freebies for now and pick and choose favorites as I go.
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Kev2380;1805277 said:
    I think something might be wrong with my friends list, I looked for you guys online last night but didn't see you on. I think something is screwed with my band info in general. I had unlocked everything, and I wanted to change my main name from Hoodlum to Kev2380, so you'd know who I was. I totally screwed myself. I unlinked after deleting the band data, now I can't link up to the server anymore. I don't know if that's effecting my friends list too, have you guys seen me online?
    You are still in my list as Hoodlum as well.
    And I haven't seen you online at all.
    I was on from about 7:30 - 10pm est last night, and checked a couple of times.
  • Kev2380Kev2380 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Cherkov;1805717 said:
    @Kev2380: You are still on my friend list as Hoodlum. I could try deleting you then putting your friend code in again to see what happens. What do you think?

    As far as the DLC goes, I was pleasantly surprised to see it come online last night. I just ordered a Kingston 2 gig SD card from Newegg for $4.50 with free shipping. Probably should have got more than one, but we'll see how much can be loaded on this one first. Right now, I don't have the cash to be buying a ton of new songs, so I'll stick with the freebies for now and pick and choose favorites as I go.
    Yeah try deleting me from you friends list then adding me again. I deleted the hoodlum info off my Wii. So far on the new stuff, I've downloaded most of the free songs and bought Snow and Call Me.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    I didn't see you on last night, either. I've removed you as a friend, then added the FC back in. So now my pending list shows "Lockheed" "DM" and... "Hoodlum"... hmmm... well you can try to add mine back in on your list and see if it comes through at least. Or maybe you'll need to change it back. Or maybe you'll just need to get Harmonix Tech Support involved and see if they can help out on the best way to fix it up.

    As for DLC, I just got a bunch of them, I'm almost embarrased to say. (I mean 2 bucks for songs I probably already paid for several times in the past and that I can't put on my MP3 player.) But, at any rate, I've probably got plenty of extra song to play around with if other folks have the same ones. Chances are pretty good, though. I still can't believe I just spent over $30 just for those... ;)
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Oh, I should mention here, if any of you folks see me online Saturday night... don't invite me... for your own good.

    We're having a poker night here with some other couples we hang out with, and they will be bringing their kids over.
    The kids will likely be playing on the Wii, and will likely be playing Rock Band.
    They are great kids... just not very talented plastic musicians =)
  • Kev2380Kev2380 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    When I changed my data, my friend code changed as well.
    FC-1103-1301-1383
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Looks like that worked with the new FC. So hopefully I'll be on tomorrow night some and probably Sunday so if you want to knowck out some challenges, or tours or one of those Battle of the Bands, just send me an invite and I'll be happy to hook up and go!
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Kev2380;1812277 said:
    When I changed my data, my friend code changed as well.
    FC-1103-1301-1383
    I'll delete the old one and re-add you tonight.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Hey, PubKnight, not sure if this is useful to you, but I did run across these:

    http://rockband.yajags.com/drumstats/ for drum paths and
    http://rockband.yajags.com/pathstats/ for band paths, but that last is a bit hard to decipher for me, anyway.
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Thanks, I've seen the drumstats one before... I'm not quite 100% with my understanding of it though.
    And yeah, that band path thing... so very very far over my head.
  • Kev2380Kev2380 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    It was fun playing with you guys, pubknight did you leave on purpose? Or did you get too much lag and got disconnected. Zarlor, I don't how you can play those songs on expert. Good Job! I couldn't play long, my wife is having contractions while I was playing. We're waiting for them to get close enough so we can go to the hospital.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Sorry on that last set, Kev. That was getting a bit frustrating for me trying to figure out when I shoudl OD. I think I need to really just try to generaly follow the vocalist OD paths, because all to often if I miss them I might get trapped with spots where I can't go. Plus on a few songs I started doing that and just missed a couple of crucial spots (I missed on the the OD phrases I needed to hit in Alive and on Down With the Sickness, love that song, I tried to squeeze kicking in that lost OD too much and I missed getting it off. Grrr.... For those who don't know what squeeze means, on the vocal line it's when you have that golden OD section and you try to wait until the very last second to activate it to get the most time you can out of it. At any rate, there were just a ton of songs I was getting 99% on because of just barely missing 1 phrase in the song. I hate when that happens and it probably just makes me keep missing 100% on other songs I know through sheer frustration. ;) Ah well. Good jam anyway!

    No problem for the play length. Babies take priority! Here's wishing you a healthy delivery!
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    BTW, one request. When you guys do something like select a song or make a setlist, would you do me a favor if I'm in the band and wait a sec for the song you're picking to play a few bars first? I don't always remember songs by their names and that gives me a sec to refamiliarize myself with which song it is and to look at my cheat sheet for optimal OD paths.

    Also on things that are multiple song list (other than the Mystery Set Lists, obviously) if you could hit that 2 button for me so I can grab a glimpse of what songs we will be doing that would be helpful to. Same if you pick a Band Challenge (anyone up for doing the Storyteller's Challenge if we can get at least a 3-person band on?) At any rate, that would be a big help for me and also lets me know if maybe I should just pick hard for songs I don't know or barely know (if they have the difficulty levels listed that can help to, since I can usually get away with staying on Expert even if I don't know the song if it's under a 2 dot difficulty.)
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Hey guys.
    No, I didn't realize that it was me that disconnected.
    I had the message that the leader had left... though I guess it gives you that message regardless who drops.
    And then I guess we just couldn't hook back up again.
    Would like to give it another shot sometime for sure... though I'm probably not going to be back on until mid-to-late in the week.
  • Kev2380Kev2380 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    zarlor;1826103 said:
    BTW, one request. When you guys do something like select a song or make a setlist, would you do me a favor if I'm in the band and wait a sec for the song you're picking to play a few bars first? I don't always remember songs by their names and that gives me a sec to refamiliarize myself with which song it is and to look at my cheat sheet for optimal OD paths.

    Also on things that are multiple song list (other than the Mystery Set Lists, obviously) if you could hit that 2 button for me so I can grab a glimpse of what songs we will be doing that would be helpful to. Same if you pick a Band Challenge (anyone up for doing the Storyteller's Challenge if we can get at least a 3-person band on?) At any rate, that would be a big help for me and also lets me know if maybe I should just pick hard for songs I don't know or barely know (if they have the difficulty levels listed that can help to, since I can usually get away with staying on Expert even if I don't know the song if it's under a 2 dot difficulty.)

    Don't sweat the OD stuff. I would like for us to do it at the same time but I don't really care about score or what not. I just like playing. What I try to do is get my bar about 75% of the way then on the last notes that give you that last %25 I activate OD. Usually that lasts all the way until the next OD notes and I can extend it a little.

    I'll give you a chance to listen to the bars next time. It was fun jamming with you. Next time we'll have to get pub involved. The thing that really sucks about RB2 is if someone gets disconnected do we all stop and try to pick them back up? We don't know why the disconnected, or what happened and you lose fans when you end a gig, not a big deal but that can add up if you keep dropping out. I have had a few people get disconnected like what happened to you PUB, I've only been able to play with 3 other online people one time. Maybe my internet connection is not strong enough to handle that many people. We'll have to test it again.

    Do you guys have AOL IM? Or another messenging program, we could meet up on that first and decide who's going to host a game and what we'd like to play. I know that seems a little more complicated but it could add some communication.

    My baby was born last night, so I'm not sure how much I'll be playing, she'll probably sleep a lot and I'm taking this week off, so I should be on at random times. If I am I probably won't play long, probably a hour here or there. Holler at me, if there is a set time you guys wanna play.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Congrats!

    The scores aren't that big of a deal, but can be fun to try and kock up points on anyway. But esp[ecially without a full band it makes no real difference. Solo or 4-person is the only place you'll really notice scores like on the Leaderboards. (I've actually got a few in the Top 20s, I think I even have a couple of #1 spots, on solo vocals. I'm sure that will go away quickly enough, though.)

    I don't really use any IM clients. I do like to use Team Talk 3, though. It's free for the server side as well as the client and I've used it with friends for MMORPGs before. I could set that up if folks wanted to try it out. Just send me a PM or email me at zarlor at acm dot org if anyone wants to try that and I can give you connection details. Or we could use the main server in Denmark, but it is oversees so sometimes there is a bit more lag that way. I can at aleast set up seperate speakers and a mic for that, though, so unlike having to switch my projector between PC and Wii I can just stay on the Wii and still communicate that way.

    As for set times, that's a bit harder. Thursdays are bad for me (choir practice) and Fridays are a bit iffy, as are some times on Saturdays. Most of the rest of the week I usually fit some gaming in, though. For me it will usually be after 4pm and before 10pm Central time. Sundays I'm usually pretty open for anytime.
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Congrats Kev!

    Set times are tough for me too.
    Drums are my main thing, so I am limited a bit by the spouse.
    If she's around, I'm usually stuck with something like bass... I suck at it (medium), but I'm happy just to play along.
    Other than that it's a couple hours here and there.
    Probably the best thing is just to look for each other when we're around.

    On the dropping thing, it just seems to happen.
    I've had sessions where I've gone hours with no drops, and others where someone drops, but as you said Kev, the main problem is knowing where the problem was. I keep tweaking my wireless router as well, hoping things get better.

    We could always bounce around trying different hosts to see what is generally the most reliable.

    the other thing I will do, if we are all trying to play together, is if say I get disconnected, I'll fire off an invite letting you know I'm still around.
    Then I can just wait for a return invite.
    I will never ever leave mid set or mid song... so if that has happened, it means a disconnect.
    The problem I think we were having Sunday is I would jump into another game, then your invite would come, and when I got out of the other game your invite had expired.
    In future if we are playing and say I drop out, I'll give it like 20 mins or so (figuring you're in a set) before I jump into anything else. (or I'll kill time with the beat trainer or something I can get out of quickly)

    IM wise, I haven't got many options... my computer is on a different floor from the Wii so I have to kind of wing it.
  • Kev2380Kev2380 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Pub, great idea!!!!!

    Let's plan on that, if we're playing a set and one of us gets disconnected, wait for an invite. The people who are still playing will end the set or song then return to the matchmaking area to send out the invite. That should resolve the issue. I tried to do that the other night but I think I was patient enough.

    I waited maybe like 4minutes before starting the tour again. I like your idea, Zarlor are you ok with this?
  • suebee3340suebee3340 Unsigned
    edited January 2009
    Hey if you guys don't mind adding another older person??? My FC is in my signature. KEV2380 posted on another board that y'all are older...I'm almost 44 - there I've said it. Now everyone can see I'm not 21.....but, I act it....I have no kids because I am one :-) Oh well...I really like RB2 online. So addictive... Like to know I'm not just playing against a computer.
  • Kev2380Kev2380 Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    No problem suebee, I'lll be happy to add you.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    I'll add you too when I get on later.

    On communications, actually that was what I was trying to do when I quit out of the band right after PubKnight was disco'ed. I figured either you could send him and invite to come back in, or maybe he wanted to send an invite so we could work on options in his band (nicely named as "Free Beer Tomorrow", btw.) I'm just as happy to join rather than run folks in my band so it's no biggie for me.

    Some things that can also work are if you have two guitarits at the selection screen if someone has been doing guitar or bass for a while and would like to change around, just flick between the two choices to let the other person know you might like to change out if they are willing. Also, I'd say that some screens we should accept that occasionally someone will hold the others up on but that if they do so it's fine because it just means they needed a quick break (grab drink, hit the bathroom, deal with the crying baby) but if it's expected to be an extended break, then dropping out may be the better option and just doing the invite thing when you're done to get back into the band.

    I'd aslo say that it's not a bad idea to send multiple invites just because sometimes, expecially in the middle of a set, it's easy to miss. Oh, and obviously that means the band leader will have to occasionally drop back to the invite screen to check if there are new invites (or even if someone else just happened to log into the game and we hadn't noticed them yet.)

    Also another option if you'd prefer to let someone else drive and you sent an invite, just drop the band after the other person joins. Whoever that was can then send the invite in return. (That's what Ill probably do most of the time, especially since I've advanced my band, Electro Hogs, to the point where I think it may be on the Hard only parts.) Or if you want to drive but get an invite, then join, drop and then send your own invite.
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    Suebee, I'll add you tonight as well... I might be on for a couple of hours.

    One other thing I wanted to mention since Sunday was my first time playing with Kev... I'm typically on Hard drums, but for our very first song, you picked Call Me... and that song just kills me.
    I'm playing hard drums on almost everything now, except the impossible stuff... but there are some lower tier things that I just can't figure out. Call Me is one of them, Jagged Gorgeous Winter, and E Pro are some of the others.... basically erratic beat patterns mess me up.
    I'll pull off 90% on them, but it's not exactly lighting it up.

    As for which band we use, makes no difference to me... if someone else has already started a session, I am fine with joining in. Advancing my band isn't that big a deal for me.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    One thing that occured to me playing with Pub tonight on the communications thing. It's probably best if you need to take a quick break to back out to the waiting room area and just hang there until you get back. Then when you get back you can either see where everyone else is easily from that screen and go there, or you can jump into the practice space (or go wherever you want other folks to go if you're the leader). We basically did something like that when I had to take a quick break and it seemed to work pretty well, I think. (What can I say, I drink a lot of water when singing so I have semi-frequent trips to get rid of and/or get more of it. ;))

    Also I noticed that if the leader add you to their band and for some reason you or they get disco'ed you can jump right back into their band that way. Or if the leader was the one you can just wait in their band "waiting for leader" until they get back. I did that with Pub tonight after he added me and then got disconnected and it worked great!

    Oh, and PubKnight, if you want to do those vocal challenges when I'm on to get the costume or whatever, I have no problems with doing that stuff. Then again I'm pretty much up for anything. And it felt to me like we were getting into a bit of an overdrive groove a bit later in the night. Pretty cool!

    EDIT: I saw another thread (and one of the posts above where you guys talked about a set time) that got me thinking that maybe a 2-3 hour block on just one night where we can all try to make an effort to get on might help us to have a full (or close to it, anyway) band at least once a week. Maybe try out a few of the band challenges that way or what not. Maybe Wednesday evening? Not sure what the most convenient time zone would be, but maybe 6pm-9pm Central as a starting point? If nobody's interested it's not a problem, of course, but if anyone wants to give it a try with a day and/or time that works for them I'm up for giving it a shot.
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    I like the concept of a set night, I just don't know if I would be able to do it.
    For example, without boring you with too many details, I go visit my Dad once a week for dinner... he's an hour and a half away. Some weeks that's Wednesday, others it's Thursday... it depends on what's going on at work, etc, as to what day I can get down there.
    Spouse wise can be also be a challenge, since I'm on the drums.
    Let me work on some ideas and I'll get back to you.

    I know Friday night and Saturday both this week are good... if anyone wants to do anything.

    Zarlor, sorry about that one battle of the bands thing.. that storyteller one... I didn't realize it was a longest streak thing... which was kind of silly with the songs it had. I shouldn't have joined it with you and wasted your time. A longest streak challenge should be a solo challenge.

    Well, after my hard sightread on Spoonman from our session this evening, I have now decided I'm only doing hard. Sometimes I get a little freaked out, since there are some songs I just don't do well, and I drop down to medium because I don't want to look like I suck... but I figure there are a lot more I do well than those I don't... and I'm never going to improve without pushing myself... so that's it. Just hard from now on. It might mean the odd bail out by you folks on something like Painkiller, or Visions.

    But if you want to do something to put up a big score, I'll drop to medium. I tested medium versus hard on one of the battle of the band challenges... the hipster one I think, and doing it on medium I crushed the score I got on hard. Part of that was I suck at Jagged Gorgeous Winter on hard, but I think the other part is because I can do most songs on medium and might only drop 2-3 notes, max... so I get much longer streaks going, and max out my overdrive, etc. It might be song/set dependent on what my max score option could be.

    Zarlor, I'm going to let you drive that. Since I know you do everything at Expert... if you want me to do a challenge/battle/song or something on medium, highlight Medium difficulty on your difficulty select screen. I won't register my difficulty until you've locked in. But if I see you flip to Medium, then back to expert, I'll take that as my signal to play at medium. If you just lock in at expert, I'll go with hard.

    As for the vocal challenges for the costumes... I don't really care about that stuff. I haven't changed my characters outfit or anything since my 3rd day with the game. I like my dude the way he is.

    The way I play, I just kind of bounce around from one thing to the next, depends on my mood. I haven't spent a ton of time on the World Tour thing... I guess I probably should start spending more attention on that.
    I do like doing the battle of the bands challenges though, since they always change.... and I figure if I don't do one, that I've "missed" something.

    And Zarlor, I really like playing with you. I'm leaving you in my band, if that's ok with you. I think it will make it much easier to link up online. And you're right, the staging area thing we were doing works quite well. The other thing that also worked, is from that screen, if one of us drops out... using that as a signal to 'switch bands'.... unless of course the drop out was due to having to go... which will be obvious since the person will no longer be online if they needed to go. And the switching bands periodically I think is only fair, to knock off challenges/venues/battles, etc for each.

    I think the only thing hurting any OD stuff we do is that I have absolutely no idea on vocals. That link you gave a couple pages ago with the drum paths. Did you have something like that for vocal paths? Then I can at least give it a once over to try and understand your side of things better. I think drummer/vocalist is the hardest pairing to try to match up OD, since we are the only ones limited with when we can engage it. Given the difficulties with it, I thought we did ok.

    ok... that's a lot of typing... and I'm all over the place.
    so I should stop now.
    Another fun night Z, thanks again.

    (And I would be up for trying the endless setlist with you by the way... though I don't know what happens with that if someone disconnects. And I would have to try it on hard, otherwise I would get bored out of my mind.... and that could make some of the last few songs dicey. Up to you. I would totally understand if you wanted to go at it solo)
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    On the Storyteller battle, it's actually a pretty fun battle, but if you didn't realize the "band" we were playing against was mine! (I think it selects the lowest score if you've never played it OR the lowest friend score for you to compete against.) So doing that solo (at least on vocals) isn't worth it at all. I think it combines streaks and that's how you rack up the score there, so I think that one is actually better with a full band. At any rate it wasn't a waste of time. I do all the battles as well myself, and doing many of them solo (or sometimes just doing them on Medium like I tend to do when doing instruments) is more of a time waster then that, but it's still a lot of fun so I'm always game!

    As for the Hard/Medium thing, I wouldn't sweat it at all. Just always push yourself with Hard (there are more than a few songs I do that with on Vocals! If I get less than 95%, chances are I don't really know that song but decided to try it at Expert anyway. I think I had one song where I actually went red on you.) If we have to do bailouts or whatever, that's cool. It's not a problem at all for me. I like playing with the OD stuff, but I just enjoy jamming more than anything. It's just not that big of a deal.

    As for the Vocal pathing: http://rockband.scorehero.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14707&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&sid=5af2b15623e6ce80c3f0c494fa4fa08e

    That's the trhead I've been working from. I haven't even started to try to optimize any of those paths further (and some of them definitely can be optimized further, if the scores other folks are posting are any indication) and I haven't even started on the DLC stuff at all, yet. Sometimes you need to do something like that not just for an optimal path, but just for a sane one because some songs will lock you into not being able to use any saved energy if you don't use it in the right spot or if you do something like use it before you go into the tapping sections (the big round dots instead of vocals is for tapping out that rhythm on the mic) then it pretty much gets wasted. Those are good sections for the rest of the band to use their OD on, though, if they are long because it's a definite section where the vocalist just won't be able to go into OD. My problem is getting down the squeeze. Sometimes I'll try to kick off OD but it doesn't go off on time. So I miss it and then get stuck with hitting OD lines that I won't be able to use because I'm already full and such. I had plenty of those screw-ups earlier in the night.

    Finaly on set days I just threw out Wednesday as someplace to start from. If Wed., Thur. is though for you (Thursday is definitely a no-go for me) Then maybe Monday or Tuesday or Sunday. Fridays are tough for me and Saturdays I can only do every other Saturday evening (and that is if nothing else pops up.) But Sunday-Wednesday I'm usually free, especially now that football season is over, or at least now that the Saints are no longer playing for this year. ;)

    Oh on the Endless Setlist, thanks for helping me unlock that. But I'd be really worried about trying to do that online. I mean it's all 84 songs in one set. So that would be around 2-3 hours depending on load times, I think. Chances of a disco happening I would expect would be pretty high. Although I suppose I could just it that + key and save the set to continue later. I noticed you had that on one of your Challenges. I wonder if I can do that on a World Tour setlist...
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited January 2009
    yeah, was scouting around a bit, and it seems as though people advise against doing the endless setlist online, due to disconnects.
    I'm just starting with my world tour stuff, so I don't know if you can save sets mid-progress like you can with the challenges.

    I'm going to negotiate with the wife about a set rock band time.
    May want to wait on including me in those plans though... Feb 4th I have a hip surgery scheduled (original thread title is the Old Man Band after all), so I would imagine I'm off drums for at least 3 weeks.
  • zarlorzarlor Opening Act
    edited January 2009
    Good luck with the surgery! However that souldn't stop you from playing the drums. Just shorten the set so you can play from bed and have your wife hit the kick pedal for you. That way she can join in on the fun too and you can get her hooked on playing Rock Band with you! >:)

    I checked on saving mid-set, though, and the tour mode doesn't let you do that, I'm sorry to say.
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