Let's Talk About All of the Features in RB3 We're Not Supposed to Know!!

atalkingfishatalkingfish Opening Act
edited October 2010 in Rock Band
Or, not!

Seriously, the mods are totally slacking, or HMX has given up. Something. It friggen sucks. I feel like there to engage in conversation here, you have to have played through the entire game.

I was kinda hoping, for this last week and a half, I could anticipate the game with a bunch of other people who are also anticipating the game. Not with a bunch of people who are 2 weeks ahead of me.

People who have the game are talking about it.
People who don't have the game are talking about what the people who have it are talking about
People who don't know what the people who have it are talking about are asking about what they're talking about.

Not only is this dampening my future experience on the 26th, but it's making these two weeks' experience significantly less fun, which is how I imagined it.

Comments

  • OddbrotherOddbrother Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    The only small stuff to sweat is that Awesomeness Detection will be gone... FOR GOOD!
  • Baanu_RassBaanu_Rass Headliner
    edited October 2010
    Hey did everyone hear? RB3 got a patch that did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Back to you in the studio, Trent.
  • aGrayHouseaGrayHouse Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    wow, a Clue reference, that's pretty sweet Rockox
  • rockguy1314rockguy1314 Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    the 84th song is visions: malika's return
  • edited October 2010
    This is the case example why companies are so protective of the flow of information and manage their products through street dates. So next time you blast a PR department for holding their cards close to the chest, harken back to this month.

    Both of these controls are gone, and have left the community in a lurch. And there is nothing the developers can say or do to compete with a kid in his basement blasting the whole product out on ustream 8 hours a day. They have lost control of the message... that RB3 is this amazing fun game with all sorts of cool new stuff. Instead the message getting out is based on blurry screencaps with minimal explanation.

    The number of contradictory, half-truth, misinformed, or ill-conceived forum posts this has generated is immense, and it doesn't do any "favors" as the authors of these streams purport. All it does it generate confusion, anger, resentment, jealousy, and so on. (And the mods are trying to clean this up as best they can... it's not perfect by any means.)

    Personally, I hope the online dealers which have sparked this debacle are all taken to the cleaners for this mess because they have not done anyone any favors. I hope a few low margin sales was worth all of this.

    In the meantime, we're all toughing it out as best we can for the next two weeks. There is no easy way through, and I understand the desire to get questions answers and holes filled in. I simply ask that some restraint is shown. This is twofold in deference to the developers who slaved over this project and the forum fans who want to visit here without seeing every detail spoiled prematurely.
  • illgreenillgreen Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    C'mon Apples! It's time to reminisce the weeks before RB2 and TB:RB.
    Deja Vu!
  • edited October 2010
    illgreen;4089968 said:
    C'mon Apples! It's time to reminisce the weeks before RB2 and TB:RB.
    Deja Vu!
    Those were way better because they were not leaked several weeks ahead of time. In both cases it was just a few days.

    It makes a difference, because the extra time allows for more and more details to be spilled out. We're almost at the point now that you can search out any instrument or song and find a bootleg copy.
  • GrimCrackerzGrimCrackerz Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    This thread for president.
  • Captain_CoolCaptain_Cool Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    Oddbrother;4089817 said:
    The only small stuff to sweat is that Awesomeness Detection will be gone... FOR GOOD!
    No its still there, and yes, it still does nothing.
  • lvmathemagicianlvmathemagician Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    JoshVanHalen87;4089678 said:
    wait... soo people are talking about something that they´re not suppose to talk about when they talk about something that they shouldn´t be talking about because they dont want you to know what they are talking about... sorry, i lost it.
    Let's Give Them Something to Talk About.
    Let's Talk about Sex.
    I'll Talk to You Later.
  • Bront20Bront20 The Writing's on the Wall
    edited October 2010
    lvmathemagician;4089992 said:
    Let's Give Them Something to Talk About.
    Let's Talk about Sex.
    I'll Talk to You Later.
    Keep Talking.
  • painliesbeneathpainliesbeneath Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    Not coming to the forums is a good idea for you.
    Wait until the game is released...I'm pretty sure you can wait to read what's in the forums until then.

    Coming back to the forums just makes you anticipate more and well, people will keep posting their concerns because they don't have the game...thus revealing spoilers.

    I'm sure you don't get angry when they post things about upcoming , rumored songs...
  • ShoTTySLanKiNShoTTySLanKiN Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    I thing the thing I'm upset about is that we are 2 weeks away from the game releasing but yet their are is so much left to be desired.

    We don't know what songs from RB2 are importing, I can't remember the specifics but I'm pretty sure it was farther out than 2 weeks.

    We don't know about the stage kit now all the sudden. I understand that not everything will follow but why if it's based off the lighting code of the song should that have anything to do with new codes to allow for keys/harmonies/pro mode.

    I am really excited about this game, the recent DLC & future DLC. It's not the people's fault for leaking the game early. They are just trying to inform us on what we don't already know. I do think that those people should be objectve about it and just give us facts, NOT opinions on the game.

    In the end, just like every other time, until HMX confirms it, it didn't happen!
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited October 2010
    Monocles confirmed for characters from several videos posted.


    I am happy.
  • JPSChampagneJPSChampagne Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    I don't think there's any details that people who got the game early could leak to ruin any of my anticipation. Like was mentioned earlier, questions about RB2 imports, missing songs from RB1, missing DLC, the stage kit, the stand-in situation, and a whole host of other things are on my mind and can really only be answered when launch day rolls around. I can watch every note chart for every song in the game and it's not going to make me want to play it any less. I can hear everything about every menu and I'll still want to play around with them.

    Knowing about a game doesn't ruin it for me. Rock Band doesn't have a plot to spoil. It's about playing those songs with your friends. No amount of leaks or information can replace that.
  • MaRkiSHMaRkiSH Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    JPSChampagne;4090122 said:
    I don't think there's any details that people who got the game early could leak to ruin any of my anticipation. Like was mentioned earlier, questions about RB2 imports, missing songs from RB1, missing DLC, the stage kit, the stand-in situation, and a whole host of other things are on my mind and can really only be answered when launch day rolls around. I can watch every note chart for every song in the game and it's not going to make me want to play it any less. I can hear everything about every menu and I'll still want to play around with them.

    Knowing about a game doesn't ruin it for me. Rock Band doesn't have a plot to spoil. It's about playing those songs with your friends. No amount of leaks or information can replace that.
    That was beautiful man.
  • LoopyChewLoopyChew Wordsmith
    edited October 2010
    I was hoping I'd see more information on the Free Bacon Ice Cream the game dispenses on your thirtieth Pro Gold Star, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.
  • Bront20Bront20 The Writing's on the Wall
    edited October 2010
    I'm annoyed the Rumors and Facts thread is closed when we're missing some important facts that they should announce soon enough. (Exporting RB2 being the big one).

    Leaks aside, why not push the game with more details? Particularly now.
  • Rhystic_1Rhystic_1 Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    JPSChampagne;4090122 said:
    I don't think there's any details that people who got the game early could leak to ruin any of my anticipation. Like was mentioned earlier, questions about RB2 imports, missing songs from RB1, missing DLC, the stage kit, the stand-in situation, and a whole host of other things are on my mind and can really only be answered when launch day rolls around. I can watch every note chart for every song in the game and it's not going to make me want to play it any less. I can hear everything about every menu and I'll still want to play around with them.

    Knowing about a game doesn't ruin it for me. Rock Band doesn't have a plot to spoil. It's about playing those songs with your friends. No amount of leaks or information can replace that.
    This.
  • Bobman32xBobman32x Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    BHchurchil;4089658 said:
    84th song is Alex Chilton pt. II
    Cruelest. Joke. EVAR...:( I want Tim as full album DLC
  • *Josie**Josie* Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    atalkingfish;4089648 said:
    Or, not!

    Seriously, the mods are totally slacking, or HMX has given up. Something. It friggen sucks. I feel like there to engage in conversation here, you have to have played through the entire game.

    I was kinda hoping, for this last week and a half, I could anticipate the game with a bunch of other people who are also anticipating the game. Not with a bunch of people who are 2 weeks ahead of me.

    People who have the game are talking about it.
    People who don't have the game are talking about what the people who have it are talking about
    People who don't know what the people who have it are talking about are asking about what they're talking about.

    Not only is this dampening my future experience on the 26th, but it's making these two weeks' experience significantly less fun, which is how I imagined it.
    Just don't read the threads with info about RB3 if you want to wait until the 26th. Personally, I'd like to know as much as I can as soon as I can.
  • sillystousillystou Headliner
    edited October 2010
    The first rule of Fight Club is you do NOT talk about Fight Club.
    The second rule of Fight Club is you do NOT talk about Fight Club.
  • Bront20Bront20 The Writing's on the Wall
    edited October 2010
    sillystou;4090235 said:
    The first rule of Fight Club is you do NOT talk about Fight Club.
    The second rule of Fight Club is you do NOT talk about Fight Club.
    Dang it! I joined Spam club. What are it's rules?
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited October 2010
    *Josie*;4090233 said:
    Just don't read the threads with info about RB3 if you want to wait until the 26th. Personally, I'd like to know as much as I can as soon as I can.
    This is NOT a productive response to the OP, people.

    The OP, like many other folks, comes to the forum to get OFFICIAL word on how RB3 works and is progressing. There are (were) specific outlets where he could find that info, and now the main source of that info --- Sayburr's RB3 Facts and Rumors Thread --- has been shut down because of all the misinfo from the amateurs.

    Apples' post summed it up perfectly. Instead of getting ACCURATE info from, you know, the actual *makers* of the game, we're getting a rundown of questionable accuracy from guys in their basement who are still trying to figure the whole thing out.

    And the spoilers are in EVERY thread now, because all of us discuss them now like they're common knowledge.

    So no, the right answer to the OP is NOT "omg just stay off teh forumz for two weeks"
  • HysteriaHysteria Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    I kind of laugh when HMX talks about launch day magic, getting the game and not having anything spoiled. When RB2 came out and it had a 30 day exclusive window, PS3 and Wii owners had the launch day magic intentionally ruined by HXM. We had to listen to all the 360 owners talk about how wonderful the game was and we had to wait. I have no sympathy for HMX in this case. If you ask me, its karma.
  • Chuck_FiascoChuck_Fiasco Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    I just want to know if the game has the 3-2-1 countdown like the TB:RB. That's the only real feature I wanted changed in RB2.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited October 2010
    Chuck_Fiasco;4090300 said:
    I just want to know if the game has the 3-2-1 countdown like the TB:RB. That's the only real feature I wanted changed in RB2.
    That information is somewhere in the rumors and facts thread stickied at the top. All known information is in the first six posts of that thread. I think it is under "gameplay".
  • kitlerckitlerc Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    Chuck_Fiasco;4090300 said:
    I just want to know if the game has the 3-2-1 countdown like the TB:RB. That's the only real feature I wanted changed in RB2.
    Technically, no. Instead it rewinds the track a little and then plays again with the first note being the one you left off on.
  • *Josie**Josie* Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    cherokeesam;4090251 said:
    This is NOT a productive response to the OP, people.

    The OP, like many other folks, comes to the forum to get OFFICIAL word on how RB3 works and is progressing. There are (were) specific outlets where he could find that info, and now the main source of that info --- Sayburr's RB3 Facts and Rumors Thread --- has been shut down because of all the misinfo from the amateurs.

    Apples' post summed it up perfectly. Instead of getting ACCURATE info from, you know, the actual *makers* of the game, we're getting a rundown of questionable accuracy from guys in their basement who are still trying to figure the whole thing out.

    And the spoilers are in EVERY thread now, because all of us discuss them now like they're common knowledge.

    So no, the right answer to the OP is NOT "omg just stay off teh forumz for two weeks"
    So you aren't saying that you don't want info about RB3 now because it spoils the surprise, you're saying you only want "official" info now because it's accurate? Alrighty then. Sorry you're being forced to read inaccurate info about RB3.
  • cherokeesamcherokeesam Washed Up
    edited October 2010
    *Josie*;4090318 said:
    So you aren't saying that you don't want info about RB3 now because it spoils the surprise, you're saying you only want "official" info now because it's accurate? Alrighty then. Sorry you're being forced to read inaccurate info about RB3.
    I'm sorry we're being forced to read inaccurate info about RB3, too.

    I can go into a thread that, for all intents and purposes, should be "spoiler-free" (with titles like "what's your favorite memory of RB2?" and completely vague titles like "I have a question"), and suddenly be bombarded by posts of people b*itching about something they've seen on a stream from torrent haxxorz. Something that they usually don't even understand. Hence the misinfo train begins.
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