RB3 Request a Feature, Bug Report and Suggestion Thread (no song requests)


  • MakaiOokamiMakaiOokami Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    As a Keyboard Player when it says "At least one song doesn't have keyboard part" I should have the option to be able to jump in on Guitar/Bass/Drums for those songs or AT LEAST play the Guitar or Bass part on my keyboard for those parts and select a different difficulty for keyboard and bass/guitar parts.

    It's really hard to want to play online at times when you have to deal with either asking band members to pick mostly keyboard songs when you don't feel like having a mic on, or just sitting there screwing around on forums while they do Tom Sawyer and your game is officially in Jukebox mode at that point.
  • HysteriaHysteria Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    I'm using a PS3 slim and Logitech wireless mic. Just played 3 songs in Quickplay and could not activate overdrive while singing. I got 5 stars on the songs but no matter how loud or high I made a sound during the activate sections, overdrive would not kick in.
  • BorlasleftshoeBorlasleftshoe Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    This is all PS3 related, one of the fat variety but from what I've seen these things aren't exclusive to that platform.

    -Microphones, Guitars, and Hats constantly pulse back and forth, but on the bright side it seems to happen in time with the beat of whatever song is playing. Though it is rather distracting to watch as everything twitches around on stage.

    -Playing Keys seems to invite a rather loud laser noise to show up uninvited while you are playing. Luckily my TV isn't very fancy and won't be missed if this sound succeeds in blowing speakers, but it does have the never before available effect of giving you a heart attack while playing "Imagine".

    -I dread playing at festival venues because there is a good chance the game will freeze up once I see those guys pushing that box around. Equally dangerous is to attempt to load up practice mode, which will frequently greet me with a black screen until I restart my system.

    -There is about a 1 in a million chance of getting vocal overdrive to work. Torn apart the forums and any "fix" that anyone has come up with so far hasn't changed anything. It's basically made me give up vocals for the time being, seeing as gold starring, even 5 starring a couple of songs is basically impossible to do at this point. I'm thinking about making a video of all the sounds the game won't activate with, because the hilarity is about all singing is worth at this point.

    -I played "Colony of Birchmen" and was assaulted with a horrifying display of bright lights and epileptic seizure inducing strobes that made it insanely difficult to pay attention to the note highway. And this is coming from a guy who had zero issues with this sort of thing before. So after telling everyone to more or less suck it up and that it wasn't that bad I have to suggest you guy tone down the light show a little bit.
    edited October 2010
    i wish that the guitar hero 5 slider would work for the tiny frets since theres finger taps now
  • studman7studman7 Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    Add me to the list. RB3 literally gives me a headache now. I really LOVE the franchise and don't want to be stuck back at RB2. Please give us an option to make the fret board solid and/or tone down the animations. Please.
    Originally Posted by XeMpLiFyy
    So far, my only issues are the strobe lights during songs (they seriously blind me... it's not enjoyable)
    Originally Posted by Lakers_Fan_24
    REQUEST: FRETBOARD: Please make a modifier (extras menu). Ability to change the fretboard color, design background (logos in band setup will work) and transparency. Very hard to see the notes sometimes.
    Originally Posted by ElephantRider
    Please allow the ability to return the note charts to just a plain black background like in RB1/2, and to be able to turn off (or reduce the brightness of) the blue and orange swirlies when the streak/OD is triggered. My girlfriend has vision difficulties and can barely see the notes when there is anything on the path. The new chart style in RB3 and TB:RB makes it almost impossible for her to play either of those games.
    Originally Posted by Orgophlax
    I'm having real issues with the new fretboard in RB3. Despite them adding a solid texture to it, the stage antics show through WAY more than they did in RB2, especially at the top. I also think the notes are a bit darker, and hopo notes are smaller. If they aren't smaller then the darker color makes them look smaller. And because they're darker, all the flashing that's going on makes them disappear to my eyes, especially green and orange. Also, it seems like breakneck speed doesn't space out the notes as much as it did in RB2.

    It all boils down to that it's much harder for me to pick up the notes than it was in RB2, especially in fast hopo runs. I think if the top of the fretboard (which is where I fix my eyes) was made less transparent so that it actually blocked out the background it'd help immensely. As it is my eyes can't pick up the notes when they first appear at the top most of the time, so once they get down to a point where they register to me, my timing is now off because I'm seeing them later than normal.

    So basically: Make the fretboard less transparent
    Originally Posted by Lakers_Fan_24
    REQUEST: FRETBOARD: Please make a modifier (extras menu). Ability to change the fretboard color, design background (logos in band setup will work) and transparency. Very hard to see the notes sometimes.
    I'd like this. It the shorter lanes and seemingly increased transparency, it's gets tricky to see the notes sometimes. If we had the option to darken the lanes up, it would be great.
    Originally Posted by HaloOfTheSun
    Also it'd be nice if the fretboard was less transparent, but I don't see this actually getting fixed.
    Originally Posted by bengalcp09
    Please with the transparent fretboard. The fact that it's shorter is enough of a change, but both is too much. At times you can barely see the notes. Especially with the groove pattern then overdrive. It's almost like the game punishes you for doing well. If I miss notes because I hit a wrong button, that's one thing. If I miss a note because the video puts the spotlight on the drummer really quickly, that's very frustrating. You can add new instruments, you can have a great catalog, and you can have an awesome sorting system. But when the songs are frustrating and no longer fun to play, and it's no longer my own skill that holds me back, it makes me want to stop playing. It's really disappointing.

    I barely played The Beatles because I couldn't see the notes, I really don't want that to happen with this game. Please give us track options to lessen the transparency.
    Originally Posted by Orgophlax
    I just want to reiterate that the fretboard needs it's transparency removed, or lessened by a lot. After 3 days of playing I'm getting really frustrated with how much it's affecting me. And if it is shorter too, change it back to it's original size. There was no reason to change anything about the fretboard other than for the sake of change.
    Originally Posted by Greyfus
    The only possible explanation for the transparent fretboard is to allow the background animations to be seen, and I'm sure a lot of time and money and creativity went into creating the background animations (well, not as sure after reading through this entire thread of comments) but it's not why we play the game, and to sacrifice actual gameplay for the sake of aesthetics is simply vanity.

    The Beatles: Rock Band's note highway was pretty bad, but still semi-playable. Rock Band 3, however, is unplayable because of the fretboard transparency. Honestly, this is a game killer for me. As evidenced above, I'm not the only one this is affecting but maybe it is affecting me more severely than others as I can promise I'm done playing Rock Band 3 until this sees some sort of fix.
  • eisbrecher03eisbrecher03 Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    I'm on PS3.

    This has happened to me twice since I've gotten the game earlier this week, just out of the blue:
    The game will tell me that it is unable to save, and then tell me how to turn autosave back on. I try to turn autosave back on, the game asks me if I want to overwrite the save data, I say "yes", and it tells me it's unable to save. I try rebooting the system and reloading. It is seemingly able to load my band name, icon, and number of fans. However, it says the data won't load, so I try saving over it, but it will not save, no matter what. I play a song, and the guitarist is standing still, facing away from the crowd, arms stretched to his left, holding the guitar out and plucking the strings on cue. The only solution I have found was to delete the save data and start over. However, as this problem has happened to me twice in a 4 day period (once on Wed, and once Fri) I don't want to be starting over every 2 days... I'll stop now, I think my point has been made..
  • PlutarchPlutarch Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    Well, I've mentioned this in several other threads, but I might as well make my request official here.

    I have accepted that the "all or nothing" exports will likely continue, even though I don't like the concept. A good way to deal with this would be a song review filter. This would allow players to 1-lighter and then hide disliked songs that we can't delete individually because they are part of a bulk export. For some reason, I was under the impression that this would be included in RB3 and was fairly suprised that it wasn't. There's filters for everything else, so what gives?

    RB3 is an awesome game and I'm having a great time with it, but I think this added feature would make for a truly ideal way to manage all the content we dedicated players have at this point. Please make it happen!
  • oedipaxoedipax Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    Menu navigation on drums is glitchy for me. I'm using the Ion Drum Rocker and sometimes yellow/blue hits on the pads open up the song info panel rather than move up/down. You can avoid it by using the directional pad on the brain, but that's a real hassle when you just want to grab the sticks and head into a song. Anyone else having this problem on Ions or standard kits? PS3, by the way.
  • cfh1973cfh1973 Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    I'm on PS3 and now that I'm far in the game it keeps freezing on me. It froze on me 9 times in one day. It froze two times the day before. I'm really finding a love for the new game, I would hate for it to be ruined by freezing.
  • mjnelsonmjnelson Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    I've got a couple of bugs for the PS3 version.
    1) My score(s) isn't (aren't) showing up on the online leaderboards! I should be holding the tied for 3rd Rainbow in the Dark place (48,900) and 1st place on Last Dance (321,325) on Pro Keys, but it's not showing it!

    2) I'm getting a loud, weird noise randomly in the middle of songs. So far it's happened in at least Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (twice), Imagine, and Low Rider, among others in various modes. It's much louder than any of the song or background noise from the game and I'm pretty sure that it might actually damage my speakers if it goes on for too much longer.

    3) The audio is cutting out in the middle of the Harmonix logo at the start of the game. I'm not sure if it's related to the noise described above, but it may be.

    leaderboards not saving
    weird noise
    no sound
  • Joseph P. DogJoseph P. Dog Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    As mentioned in a different thread, a few hours ago I was treated to my 1st roadie hauling gear on the truck ramp cutscene game crash (I'm on PS3), and just now, as Walk of Life was starting (keyboards were still playing the intro), I was instantly booted back out to the cross media bar. This release is a mess. I hope whoever is in charge of payroll can stop payment on Q&A's checks, 'cause from what I've experienced the past few days, they sure weren't doing their jobs.
  • Elisabeth's ShueElisabeth's Shue Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    Rock Band 3:

    Xbox 360
    "Proud Mary" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Vocal - Harmony

    Freezes while loading.
  • Joseph P. DogJoseph P. Dog Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    As mentioned in a different thread, a few hours ago I was treated to my 1st roadie hauling gear on the truck ramp cutscene game crash (I'm on PS3), and just now, as Walk of Life was starting (keyboards were still playing the intro), I was instantly booted back out to the cross media bar. This release is a mess. I hope whoever is in charge of payroll can stop payment on Q&A's checks, 'cause from what I've experienced the past few days, they sure weren't doing their jobs.
  • WozamilWozamil Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    Random PS3 freezes. During the loading screen with the person kicking the boxes and going into practice mode after failing a song. These both happened a couple times

    The note highway freezes in the beginning of songs once in awhile. Game continues, but the note highway is stuck for 3-5 seconds.

    Audio track not synced with the gameplay. (experienced online only)

    Rare audio glitch during songs. High pitched squeal (no good way to describe)

    Auto save got disabled during a road challenge.

    Unable to load song. During a road challenge it just skips the song. It should give the option to load another one so as not to lose the chance for the 10 spades.

    Missing a string of HOPO's is a daunting task to recover from.
  • PieterMCPieterMC Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    I have experienced the following issues on the PS3:

    Keyboard stopped registering notes while playing any standard difficulty setting, but would work on PRO mode. This happened on all songs. I had to restart the game to get it to work again.

    Random LOUD pop / squeal when playing songs using keyboard

    I once had the highway freeze for around 2 seconds while playing. I don't recall which song.
  • WiredecsWiredecs Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    BigBoss93;4126875 said:
    I have only one complaint and it isn't really a big one, but a feature that shouldn't have changed. When I unlocked the ability to make tattoos, I was thrilled. I always loved making fantasy tattooed sleeves for me and my friends. Not to brag but they looked pretty damn realistic. When I was creating them on rb3 however, I saw a problem. A huge chunk around the elbow was un-editable. I got so mad. I was unable to make a sleeve for my characters, the most important and most noticeable feature on my characters. This blank space makes it impossible to finish creating a sleeve. I don't know if this is something you guys can correct but if it's possible through a patch or something, please fix this. I don't care if pre-made sleeves are created and added into the art section (although custom sleeves would look better), as long as me and the many others who make sleeves can restore our rockers to their former glory, that's all that matters. Thank you for even taking the time to read this, the game is above expectations in every other way.

    I had a problem with this at first, as well, then I discovered how it works. After you create the artwork and apply it, you can scale and move it on the character once the artwork is complete. What I've been doing to make sure the artwork/tattoo looks the way I want it to is I designated the first artwork slot to a solid color box, and then apply it, back out and scale/move it to the location I want to alter, then I go to the "change artwork" option and start with a blank canvas from there. It was a bit confusing and irritating at first until I realized that you can actually do more this way than you could previously. You can pretty much tattoo your character's entire body now by doing this, making them look like Travis Barker.

    I hope this helps out and sorry if this has actually already been discussed/addressed, but I found this back on page 21 after an hour of reading this board and had no real desire to read through another 27 pages to make sure. :)
  • edited October 2010
    oedipax;4136596 said:
    Menu navigation on drums is glitchy for me. I'm using the Ion Drum Rocker and sometimes yellow/blue hits on the pads open up the song info panel rather than move up/down. You can avoid it by using the directional pad on the brain, but that's a real hassle when you just want to grab the sticks and head into a song. Anyone else having this problem on Ions or standard kits? PS3, by the way.

    I am having this problem as well, with the PS3 ION Rocker. I've just switched to using the D-pad instead, no huge deal, but it would be better if it worked correctly. Btw, if you find that some songs are rated 1 or 2 stars when you haven't rated them yet, I think the blue pad is doing that. Yellow pad occasionally acts like triangle, blue pad occasionally acts like square.

    Anyway, I have a launch model 80gb ps3, and I have encountered the following issues, similar to many others:

    - Game freezing on the "roadies unloading crates" loading screen.
    - Microphone, bass, Mothership Q's afro, all occasionally pulsate to the beat of the song. Has happened in looooots of songs. Probably all, but I'm not always paying attention to the background.
    - Strange very loud noise randomly happening. Only happened ti me once so far, while playing solo keys, I don't remember what song.
    - My PS3 was reset to the XMB right when the loading screen ended when I tried to play Bohemian Rhapsody. I turned the game back on and tried it again and it worked just fine.
    - All RBN songs have ALL Y/B/G hits, whether they should be pads or cymbals, mapped to cymbals. Very noticeable when playing Remedy by Seether specifically, because almost the whole thing should be on pads.
    - This has actually been a problem since Rock Band 2, but I have always had a hard time connecting to the music store. It often just randomly disconnects and says "Cannot connect to the Rock Central Server at this time", even though I was already in the music store browsing songs. Of course, sometimes it doesn't even make it into the store. I would think it was my internet connection, but this has happened everywhere I have ever tried to get to the music store from, my parents' house, my college dorm, and most recently in my apartment.
    - Is this supposed to be like this? It doesn't show my rank on the leaderboards when I finish a song unless I specifically turn on "Play online" through the overshell. This is annoying, I should be connected automatically.

    - I do have to say, I have had absolutely no problems with the new fretboard. I really like it. But, then again, I don't like metal, and it seems like most of the people complaining of fretboard issues are having issues with strobes during metal songs.
  • nicholasenjnicholasenj Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    Xbox 360 - Pro - 120 GB HDD
    Guitar hammer ons not working at all.

    The hammer ons are impossible. I have no clue what the problem is, but I've tried calibrating for lag, even though I don't have an HD TV, nothing, I've tried with both a wired x-plorer controller from GH2 and a wireless controller from GH 5. Before you say, "they were easier in GH, you know," I have only played RB2 for ages, cannot remember the last time I touched a GH game. The latter controller was bought just now and specifically for this. Also, do not say "you just suck" because I could play every song except "Constant Motion" of the 450+ songs I had on RB2, and now I can;t play ****. The guitar is unusable, and this is unacceptable.
  • BankaiBankai Banned
    edited October 2010
    things to fix
    bring back the old fauxhawk.
    more hairstyles with 2 color options (idk why u took this out for some hairstyles but put it back)
    weird instrument/hair twitching glitch. u can see the microphone and guitar twitching up and down during animations sometimes. same for hair...
    more than 4 players playing at once online and no i don't mean through harmonies we want guitar bass AND keys at the same time. 7 player full band ftw
    get the licenses for the songs that were left out in rb3 PLEASE. i know its not easy but i trust u are trying ur hardest. it's ****ing bull**** that ACTIVISION isn't letting me play something THAT I ALREADY PAID FOR...(the soundgarden and rhcp songs from rb1 and 2) and get journey too :(
  • randracrandrac Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    System: PS3 in Quickplay mode.

    Experiencing numerous bugs. We had the game completely lock down and kick us back to the PS3 menu in the middle of Bohemian Rhapsody. We have had several instances of audio feedback "beeps" over the speakers in my audio system during Blue Monday. UPDATE - I notice in a previous post someone mentioning a similar problem to this when playing keyboard. We were playing with keyboard as well. Likely the same issue as PieterMC above. Intermittent problems with the mic losing sensitivity and not registering, requiring a restart of the song during multiple songs. Over-sensitivity of mic routinely picking up background noise and resulting in missed vocal notes and jumping arrow.
  • MaxRenn82MaxRenn82 Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    ajcarpen;4135377 said:
    No complaint just a request. I'm not sure if it has been suggested but, I would like to play in pro mode guitar or bass without the instrument. I have real guitars and I wanted to use the game as a "Learn the Song" type of tool.
    Couldn't you just turn on no fail and try playing along???
  • PubknightPubknight Road Warrior
    edited October 2010
    Ruz-El;4135782 said:
    I exported on the PS3 on oct 24th. Is it down again?
    Yep: http://www.rockband.com/ps3-export
    Basically a "Come back on Monday" message.
  • nicholasenjnicholasenj Opening Act
    edited October 2010
    Ok, just to make sure I hadn't just started sucking in the time I hadn't been playing, I went back and played Iron Maiden (Live) in RB 2. 5 Stars on expert. I'm not trying to brag, I know no one cares, I just want to make the point that I'm not struggling to pass. I failed the same song within a few seconds on RB3 because the guitar is unresponsive as all hell. What the ****, Harmonix?
  • kleeeeeeee smukkleeeeeeee smuk Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    You need to make individual song picks for online play again.. It is unbelievably annoying when people pick 200 songs before they start and anyone can just add random songs. This is very unorganized. It also creates problems when a guitarist is trying to take turns with the bassist between each song; vise versa.

    You guys really need to bring back the old leaderboard for individual songs, too. The new setup for highscores is terrible for people who play competitively and want to see where they stand in terms of points and rank on a single song. The percentage for total guitar points is very unappealing.

    Lastly, in character customization, fix the artwork on the guitars so that you can put the art anywhere, not just underneath the pick-ups. This is very annoying because I can't use my old design from RB2.
  • xtreme2252xtreme2252 Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    My leaderboards are screwy because i was playing the day the game came out and the leaderboards weren't working, so now I'm with the 140mill fans people when i have 222 mill. This sucks because of the new system. it means that there's a 82million fans i will never be able to get onto the leaderboard. is there any way for you guys to patch this?

    Also, I maxed out the points for a few songs and, of course, the leaderboards weren't working even though it said i was connected to rock band central. Now, when i try Thank You Boys and get 7,000 on it on vocals, the game thinks I didn't beat my score, so it just doesn't bother to upload it to the leaderboard. This is really annoying. I don't see why you guys couldn't have made it like rb2 where it saves data of your scores for the leaderboards for up to two weeks. That was one of the greatest features of RB2
  • cool_dude272cool_dude272 Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    The option to turn off orange notes on medium. I refuse to play RB3 until I have this option. I do not wish to play on harder difficulties. I am very unhappy with being unwillingly forced to play with even one orange note in a song. Very disappointed in this choice that has been made. Don't tell me anything like "hurrr push yourself to get bettur" No. I do not want to get better. This is a video game. I do not want to play for realism, if I did I would learn to play a REAL GUITAR. Farewell RB3 have fun collecting dust.
  • xXNinJaxXNinJa Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    If you ever plan to change around the way Online Quickplay is, please take a look at my suggestion in the thread linked below:


  • WiredecsWiredecs Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    Here's a couple of graphical glitches I noticed that I don't think anyone else has mentioned: There's a clipping issue with the "Perspiration & Pyramids" wrist accessory. On the right on the upper part of the band clips through the character's arm. It's most noticeable during one of the side shots from the right of a keyboarder during a performance.

    There's also a clipping issue that I found while playing in the "Gasolina" venue. I'm not sure if it occurs anywhere else (though I'd imagine it would). During a performance the lead singer will walk towards the bass player and then hit his/her knees to belt out a note, when he/she does this, the character's head and upper body experience MAJOR clipping issues with both the bass players abdomen/torso and guitar. I saw this several time while trying to do one of the Green Day challenges.

    I'm on a PS3 slim, 250 gb. I was playing keyboards when I noticed the first and vocals when I noticed the latter.

    Obviously, neither of those are major issues, but thought I'd bring them to the attention of someone. I've been also (like most people, apparently) having issues with deploying overdrive with the vocals and what's been described, in some places, as "The Star Wars Sound" glitch while playing keyboard. Those are issues I'd MUCH rather see addressed in an as expedient manner as is possible.

    Thanks to Harmonix for making an otherwise enjoyable game, and I look forward to seeing these issues addressed in some manner in the (hopefully, near) future. :)
  • Pearl WhitePearl White Rising Star
    edited October 2010
    Small list of features that would improve my enjoyment of this game

    -Would like if possible a way to select venues as cant seem to see that option

    -Would like a way for thegame to remember what my customised instrumenst look like when i change instruments on characters , i liked RB2 where in wardrobe each chara had their own instrument with thier own artwork. In RB3 i have to recreate the instrument each time , all the clours and looks and things.

    -Ideally would love to have stand ins return to assigned instruments as well

    -Would like option to have the old solos back, the blue background was a clear indication of the solo for that particular instrument, 2 thin blue lines dont do it for me.

    -Would like option to have the world tour reinstated the RB3 challenges are not as immersive and dont feel like im traveling the world, maybe it was the spinning globe effect.

    -Also like the ahmmer ons and pulloffs to be like RB2 more easier to spot

    -Would like drummers to be aninmated like they where in RB2

    -Also wold like the forums to be changed to a readable, non squashed up feel, as well as new posts and threads being more idnetifiable and posting, editing to become easier.

    RB3 has so many things that are imo are not as well presented to us the players as RB2 was, RB2 imo is the better of the two games as it stands
  • Spc_WomackSpc_Womack Unsigned
    edited October 2010
    ok question, I just finished the Endless Set List on expert and there are no icons?? whats up with that?
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