The one stop shopping Rock Band Network preview video thread.

ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
edited September 2011 in The Rock Band Network
The purpose of this thread is to try and contain as many preview videos and information for songs available on Rock Band Network as humanely possible. This isn't just for us (TAG), this is for all you authoring groups out there. If you've got preview videos you want posted in this thread post them and I'll get them edited into the main list.

Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats : Need Strange :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErGeg3T7dZg

The Bombastic Meatbats, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, is a critically acclaimed American instrumental funk rock band. "Need Strange" is from their debut album release, "Meet The Meatbats." With successful albums—and international popularity that includes a Meatbats tribute band in Japan--Smith, along with keyboardist Ed Roth (Sophie B. Hawkins), guitarist Jeff Kollman (Cosmosquad), and bassist Kevin Chown (Uncle Kracker, Ted Nugent) have been surprising audiences with their unique brand of party funk/rock fusion
tiers:

Guitar: 2 || Drums: Devil || Vocals: N/A || Bass: 4|| Keys: Devil || Pro Keys: Devil || Full Band: 5

Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats on MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/bombasticmeatbats

Cynic - The Space for This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLEGQqPAbFo

Cynic - The Space for This (2x Bass Pedal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlzh5rIHEuM

Cynic is an American progressive rock band, incorporating experimental music, alternative, metal and jazz fusion elements, founded in Miami, Florida and currently based in Los Angeles, California. Their first album, Focus, released on September 14, 1993, is widely regarded as a landmark release of the progressive metal genre.

tiers:
Guitar: 5 || Drums: Devil || Vocals: 2 || Bass: 5 || Full Band: 5
Cynic's Official Website : http://www.cyniconline.com/

Devin Townsend - By Your Command (2x Bass Pedal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aT9Jn6a6is
The double kick pedal version of By Your Command!!

tiers:
Guitar: 5 || Drums: Devil || Vocals: 1 || Bass: 5 || Full Band: 5
Devin Townsends official site : http://www.hevydevy.com/

Devin Townsend - Hyperdrive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1wXXSUVzD0
Also there will be no 2x bass pedal version of this song as it's slow enough that we were able to chart all the bass kicks on the regular version.

tiers:
Guitar: 1 || Drums: 3 || Vocals: 0 || Bass: 2 || Full Band: 3

Devin Townsends official site : http://www.hevydevy.com/

Devin Townsend - ZTO :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjUkDkHfxuc

Devin Townsend - ZTO (2x Bass Pedal) :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v941tGIlWo

This is the opening track to the Ziltoid album where Ziltoid makes his presence known to Rock Band players around the world by beaming himself directly into your game console. Doing so has 'broken' Rock Band in strange ways. Such as causing the camera, lighting, and characters to behave in strange and unusual ways. Breaking the gameplay by producing vocals that shouldn't be there and other shenanigans. Proclaiming that Rock Band is a game for 'nerds', he challenges the players to play through all the tracks of the album and convince him that Rock Band isn't a waste of time. To do so you'll need to 'beat' each song and show Ziltoid that Rock Band does in fact rock.

Oh and you better hurry it up and bring him his damned coffee while you're at it!

tiers:
Guitar: 4 || Drums: 4 || Vocals: 0 || Bass: 1 || Full Band: 3

Devin Townsends official site : http://www.hevydevy.com/

Ghost Brigade - Into the Black Light
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWxm9ApSHEE

"GHOST BRIGADE took the world by surprise. Their debut album "Guided by Fire" (2007) was received with raving reviews and praised by the music press all around the globe. Obviously the Finns hit a nerve with their highly original blend of Post-Rock, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Death and Doom Metal. As a result "Guided by Fire" received laurels for being "impressively atmospheric, dark, intelligent and passionate", while letting "KATATONIA's grief collide with the wrath of NEUROSIS"."

tiers:
Guitar: 3 || Drums: 4 || Vocals: 3 || Bass: 2|| Keys: 2 || Pro Keys: 2 || Full Band: 3

Ghost Brigade on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/ghostbrigade

Halcyon Way Desecration Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldni5nCoJfo

Halcyon Way - Desecration Day (2x Bass Pedal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE_qCvuWHnQ
This is the seventh track from Halcyon Way's second album Building the Towers.

Halcyon Way is Atlanta's premiere heavy metal band. Known for their explosive live shows, instantly catchy melodies, precise vocal harmonies, incindiary guitar work, intricate yet pounding drums, and live props and showmanship hearkening back to the glory days of arena rock, they dominate the stage.

tiers:
Guitar: Devil || Drums: Devil || Vocals: 3 || Bass: 4 || Keys : 0 || Pro Keys : 1 Full Band: 5

Halcyon Way's Official Website : http://www.halcyonway.com/

Halcyon Way - The Age of Betrayal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggTf_RLkqjM

Halcyon Way - The Age of Betrayal (2x Bass Pedal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpWEAEsHAWQ
tiers:
Guitar: 5 || Drums: Devil || Vocals: 4 || Bass: 4 || Full Band: 4

I am King Tony - Stereo Stereo :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rIpxawYkUA

A nice pop/punk style of song, or as Tony himself describes it Popcore.
King Tony provides the voice muscles. Sub Rose provides the soundtrack. You provide the ears.

tiers:
Guitar: 3 || Drums: 4 || Vocals: 1 || Bass: 2 || Full Band: 3

I Am King Tony's Facebook Page : http://www.facebook.com/IAmKingTony

Lnk. Ken Kardashian - The December Experience :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fClhixEKKho

Ken Kardashian (or Lnk. Ken Kardashian) was a loner inspired by Powerman 5000 to start writing, then later heavily influenced by the sound of Industrial Metal bands Ministry and Killing Joke. Along with vocalist Patrick Moriarty, Ken Kardashian usually mixes orchestra and industrial elements to create 7+ minute industrial stompers. Every song title of his includes either a location or event within it.

The December Experience is a fast-paced Industrial Metal track with very fast vocals about taking something that isn't yours far away to an undisclosed location and celebrating with it in the month of December when Christmas spirit fails you.

tiers:
Guitar: 3 || Drums: 3 || Vocals: 1 || Bass: 0 || Full Band: 2

Lnk. Ken Kardashian on Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/kenkardashian

Musica Diablo - Betrayed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ZGqodD0Mw

Musica Diablo - Betrayed (2x Bass Pedal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8ZGqodD0Mw

Musica Diablo was formed in 2008 with the single goal of playing thrash metal. When Andre NM (NitroMinds) decided to call in a few friends for a weekly jam, it wasn't too long until they started cutting demos. With the need for a lead singer to complete the line up.

The called in their old friend, Derrick Green, the frontman of metal titans Sepultura.

Adding in a second guitar player with Andrew Curci, the line up was solidified, and Musica Diablo was unleashed upon the world.

Can you survive the experience?

tiers:
Guitar: Devil || Drums: Devil || Vocals: 0 || Bass: Devil || Full Band: 5

Musica Diablo on Myspace : http://www.myspace.com/musicadiablo

Rishloo - Katsushika
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAc5LunU734

This is the tenth track from Rishloo's third album Feathergun

RISHLOO is an independent crossover prog band from Seattle. Known for their unique ability to meld innovative structures, esoteric influences, psychadelic moods and modern experimentation into an emotionally rich experience, fans have come to appreciate the band's musical ingenuity as well as their candid and often abstract lyrical explorations. Rishloo plan to continue national self-supported tours, followed by international journeys as soon as they have the means.

tiers:
Guitar: 3 || Drums: 4 || Vocals: 3 || Bass: 2 || Full Band: 3

Rishloos official site : http://www.rishloo.com

Rishloo - River of Glass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exU4H2Zha3Y

tiers:
Guitar: 5 || Drums: 5 || Vocals: 4 || Bass: 4 || Full Band: 5

Rishloo - Turning Sheep Into Goats Systematomatic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlBlfCAN42Y
tiers:
Guitar: 5 || Drums: Devil || Vocals: 4 || Bass: 4 || Full Band: 5

Rose of Jericho - Buried Cold (RB3 Version) | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:1 | D:4 | V:5 | K:3 | ProK:3 | Band:3
Rose of Jericho - Midnight Eyes (RB3 Version) | Pop-Rock | G:1 | B:0 | D:1 | V:3 | K:3 | ProK:3 | Band:1
Rose of Jericho - These City Lights | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:0 | D:3 | V:5 | K:4 | ProK:4 | Band:3
Rose of Jericho - Find Beauty | Pop-Rock | G:1 | B:1 | D:0 | V:2 | K:2 | ProK:2 | Band:2
Rose of Jericho - Midnight Eyes | Pop-Rock | G:1 | B:0 | D:1 | V:4 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:1
Rose of Jericho - Signed With Love | Pop-Rock | G:3 | B:2 | D:3 | V:4 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:3
Rose of Jericho - Beautiful Machine | Pop-Rock | G:4 | B:2 | D:6 | V:5 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:4
Rose of Jericho - Wrong Side of the Sky | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:3 | D:1 | V:3 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:1
Rose of Jericho - Buried Cold | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:1 | D:4 | V:5 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:3
Rose of Jericho - Take Me Away | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:2 | D:2 | V:6 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:2[/QUOTE]

Scum of the Earth - Bombshell From Hell
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oIYDfXdMiA

Mike Riggs and John Tempesta formed Scum of the Earth after Rob Zombie turned to directing movies. Scum is their outlet for all things heavy metal, erotic, and flat out bizarre.

tiers:
Guitar: 3 || Drums: 3 || Vocals: 2 || Bass: 2 || Full Band: 3

Scum of the Earth's official site : http://www.scumoftheearth.com/

Septicflesh - Anubis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KokskMn9qUQ

Septicflesh - Anubis (2x Bass Pedal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJgeHJrzWzk

SEPTICFLESH recorded their sixth full length album for "Season of Mist". The yet untitled album was to contain all the elements that made the sound of SEPTICFLESH so unique: pale, strange guitar melodies, brutal and sharp riffing, the devil behind the mic, and of course the neoclassical arrangements that are Chris Antoniou's trademark.

To get that result, Chris the "gothic maestro" tortured a full orchestra and a choir respectively composed of 80 musicians and 32 singers! The rest of the album was recorded and mixed in what has become the temple of their past two musical rituals. Yes, once again they chose to invade the famous Fredman studios, with Fredrik Nordstrom.

tiers:
Guitar: 2 || Drums: 4 || Vocals: 1 || Bass: 3 || Keys : 2 || Pro Keys : 2 || Full Band: 3

Septicflesh on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/septicfleshband

Shakespeare in Hell - Poor Yorick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byz3fyv4dJM

Shakespeare in Hell - Poor Yorick (2x Bass Pedal)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQXzoZcoIdE

New Orleans' Shakespeare in Hell was formed in late 2000 by vocalist Kevin Kish and guitarist Keith Guillory. Armed with the idea of taking William Shakespeare's darkest works and setting them against a sonic stage of death, black, and gothic metal, the pair recruited members Daniel Eschete (bass) and Steve Gipson (guitar), then began the process of recording their first CD, the dual concept album Hecate.

tiers:
Guitar: 2 || Drums: 5 || Vocals: 0 || Bass: 2|| Keys: 0 || Pro Keys: 1 || Full Band: 3

Shakespeare in Hell on MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/shakespeareinhell

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Farewell Mona Lisa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJwEJOTBVK4

The Dillinger Escape Plan Farewell Mona Lisa 2x bass pedal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIkKWC_ekcU

This is the first track from DEP's Fourth album Option Paralysis.

The Dillinger Escape Plan is an American mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie. The band's current line-up consists of guitarist Ben Weinman, bassist Liam Wilson, vocalist Greg Puciato, guitarist Jeff Tuttle and drummer Billy Rymer. Their band name is derived from the famous convicted bank robber John Dillinger.

tiers:
Guitar: Devil || Drums: Devil || Vocals: 1 || Bass: 5|| Keys: 0 || Pro Keys: 0 || Full Band: 5
The Dillinger Escape Plan on MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/dillingerescapeplan

Vangough - Estranger
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW2GcrNaBck

Oklahoma City based powerhouse Vangough may be named after a post-impressionistic artist, come from a conservative bastion of the U.S. and draw inspiration from heavy guitar driven 90's prog-rock metal bands like Dream Theater; yet driven by the explosive, cutting edge vision of guitarist and lead vocalist Clay Withrow, the band's incisive and infectious songs - 13 of which appear on Vangough's critically acclaimed indie debut Manikin Parade - and intense energy requires adjectives far beyond words that describe mainstream artists. So here's an opening attempt: committed to drawing listeners into their melodies before totally upending the tea table, they spit fiery madness by drenching your ears with a purple sunrise of melodic cocaine and a not-so-subtle approach to reading you the story behind today's headlines

tiers:
Guitar: 2 || Drums: 4 || Vocals: 3 || Keys : 4 || Bass: 3 || Full Band: 4

Vangough's official site : http://www.officialvangough.com/

Comments

  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
    What did the demon say to the priest?

    Possession is nine/tenths the law.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
    This space for rent.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
    Once more with feeling (really good Buffy episode).
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
  • LuigiHannLuigiHann Stormtrooper
    edited September 2011
    A forum thread seems like an awkward way to handle something as complex as "preview videos for every individual RBN song." Seems more like a job for a website of some sort.
  • SheSaidSheSaidSheSaidSheSaid Washed Up
    edited September 2011
    This is not a bad idea at all, but one thread for the entire RBN? That's gonna become ridiculous very, very soon. Maybe each authoring group could do their own thread.
  • TubaDude49TubaDude49 Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    SheSaidSheSaid;4496741 said:
    This is not a bad idea at all, but one thread for the entire RBN? That's gonna become ridiculous very, very soon. Maybe each authoring group could do their own thread.

    Exactly, I don't see the point of this thread, when most of the authoring companies have all their previews in their own threads.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
    I'm sure it is a job for a website, but who is going to host such a website? This is a work in progress so I'm open to suggestions. Heck if we have a hard enough time getting people that are not interested in RBN to go to youtube to look up unknown bands, I think it's going to be a tougher sell to get them to go to an entirely unknown website.

    I figured the best solution would be to keep the videos in the RB community so the curious could just come in here, find the song they were looking for and click away. Instead of leafing through numerous threads from various authoring companies to find the video they're looking for. The more streamlined and centralized it is, the better chance that a curious party will find what they're looking for before getting frustrated and giving up.

    So again. I'm open to suggestions on how to keep it here on the forums for easy access :)

    Should I get rid of the song descriptions and just use links? Let me know suggestions, as I'm all ears!
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited September 2011
    I think it's good as is.
  • rose_of_jerichorose_of_jericho Opening Act
    edited September 2011
    i think this is a good idea, but i don't think songs should have a description. i think you want the thread to be as easy to read as possible meaning one line for the video, difficulty and genre and thats it. Anyways we would like to be included!

    Rose of Jericho - Buried Cold (RB3 Version) | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:1 | D:4 | V:5 | K:3 | ProK:3 | Band:3
    Rose of Jericho - Midnight Eyes (RB3 Version) | Pop-Rock | G:1 | B:0 | D:1 | V:3 | K:3 | ProK:3 | Band:1
    Rose of Jericho - These City Lights | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:0 | D:3 | V:5 | K:4 | ProK:4 | Band:3
    Rose of Jericho - Find Beauty | Pop-Rock | G:1 | B:1 | D:0 | V:2 | K:2 | ProK:2 | Band:2
    Rose of Jericho - Midnight Eyes | Pop-Rock | G:1 | B:0 | D:1 | V:4 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:1
    Rose of Jericho - Signed With Love | Pop-Rock | G:3 | B:2 | D:3 | V:4 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:3
    Rose of Jericho - Beautiful Machine | Pop-Rock | G:4 | B:2 | D:6 | V:5 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:4
    Rose of Jericho - Wrong Side of the Sky | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:3 | D:1 | V:3 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:1
    Rose of Jericho - Buried Cold | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:1 | D:4 | V:5 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:3
    Rose of Jericho - Take Me Away | Pop-Rock | G:2 | B:2 | D:2 | V:6 | K:NA | ProK:NA | Band:2
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    Good idea TAG, and I agree with RoJ's comments about streamlining the links. I don't think people are going to care much about the song info, and it will just clutter up the page with tons of information and very few links.

    And honestly, I'm not even sure if the difficulty is needed. I think there are three (four?) important bits of information which can be written as:

    Genre 1
    Artist 1 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss
    Artist 2 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss
    Artist 3 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss

    Genre 2
    Artist 1 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss
    Artist 2 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss

    As the Genres fill up, you can separate them between the front page posts. And at the first post, just have an index that will link you to the appropriate post below.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
    Good suggestions from the both of you. When I get some free time I'll streamline the main posts more and more.

    Now as for genres (and this is a sticky subject), should I just put metal as metal, or break it down as death metal, metalcore, heavy metal, etc?
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    For the sake of consistency, I'd try and match up the genres to what they are in the Rock Band library. I think it might become a bit burdensome to have a ton of music labelled as sub-genres (even if it is correct) since there are so many out there. Plus, as you said, it's a sticky situation that invites unnecessary arguments. Also, if someone wants to go to the in-game library and find the song by genre, the appropriate genre here would lead them to the correct area there.

    Then again, it's just my opinion, and I'm curious to see how others view it.
  • DragoonXDDragoonXD Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    I think at least for the metal songs, subgenres should be listed somewhere. I'm sure that a lot of people just dismiss any and all metal, when there are genres of it that don't have screamed/growled/etc vocals that some may enjoy. Though I don't know how many of those people are visiting the RBN forums constantly.
  • grizzlymazegrizzlymaze Fourplay for a Long Time
    edited September 2011
    I think it would be useful if the weekly RBN announcement from HMX could include links also. Folkeye used to do this for us on the playstation and it was incredibly helpful. Many simply dont have the time or inclination to wade through the catalogue of RBN songs but if the weekly dlc was put out there for them to listen to without any other effort than a quick trip to this site then it may result in more sales. It certainly wouldnt do any harm.
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited September 2011
    grizzlymaze;4496949 said:
    I think it would be useful if the weekly RBN announcement from HMX could include links also. Folkeye used to do this for us on the playstation and it was incredibly helpful. Many simply dont have the time or inclination to wade through the catalogue of RBN songs but if the weekly dlc was put out there for them to listen to without any other effort than a quick trip to this site then it may result in more sales. It certainly wouldnt do any harm.

    I agree links to the page that displays difficulties,album art(just cool to look at which album we are getting by the band.. if a big name especially), and genre. I miss being able to just click the song to get to that page instead of like you said using search to find it.. and most of time i typo. lOl
  • grizzlymazegrizzlymaze Fourplay for a Long Time
    edited September 2011
    I kinda meant links to youtube but boy was I vague huh!! :)
  • OscarvariumOscarvarium Rising Star
    edited September 2011
    RBNReleases list tiers, genre, price AND allows authors to provide links to videos. Is there really anything else needed?
  • DangimarockerDangimarocker Headliner
    edited September 2011
    grizzlymaze;4496956 said:
    I kinda meant links to youtube but boy was I vague huh!! :)

    Opps. :X
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited September 2011
    Oscarvarium;4496957 said:
    RBNReleases list tiers, genre, price AND allows authors to provide links to videos. Is there really anything else needed?

    This site is awesome and I use it all the time.

    However the problem is that we can't get people to bother going to youtube, so I'm trying to keep things onsite for ease of access.
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    Oscarvarium;4496957 said:
    RBNReleases list tiers, genre, price AND allows authors to provide links to videos. Is there really anything else needed?

    While that site is nice and informative, I think having links directly on the official announcement page or in an official forum thread (like this one) can only help. I can imagine some players are just unwilling to go to a 3rd party site to find basic info they immediately want to see, like a preview of the song and/or charts.

    In that spirit this thread is a step in the right direction. I only fear it will get lost if it isn't stickied or kept on Page 1 by active replies/updates.

    I believe the point of all this is to grab the attention of the casual forum goer who normally wouldn't bother with the RBN given the massive library of songs and general lack of readily and immediately available previews. And by "readily and immediately" I mean one-click linking, not "visit this site for more info".
  • OscarvariumOscarvarium Rising Star
    edited September 2011
    CJHobbes;4496976 said:
    While that site is nice and informative, I think having links directly on the official announcement page or in an official forum thread (like this one) can only help. I can imagine some players are just unwilling to go to a 3rd party site to find basic info they immediately want to see, like a preview of the song and/or charts.

    In that spirit this thread is a step in the right direction. I only fear it will get lost if it isn't stickied or kept on Page 1 by active replies/updates.

    I believe the point of all this is to grab the attention of the casual forum goer who normally wouldn't bother with the RBN given the massive library of songs and general lack of readily and immediately available previews. And by "readily and immediately" I mean one-click linking, not "visit this site for more info".

    I definitely agree that having links in the weekly announcement threads would be very helpful. There are sundry other things that HMX could do to promote RBN more, especially in-game stuff like the RB2 MotD or as someone mentioned in the other thread, live streaming random tracks with a link to check the song out in the store (way too much work to be feasible, I know).

    However, I don't really see what this thread does that RBNReleases doesn't do. If authors provide links to videos on RBNReleases then that's a much better place to find them than in one massive forums thread, since you can filter and sort the list of songs.
  • DragoonXDDragoonXD Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    Oscarvarium;4497026 said:
    However, I don't really see what this thread does that RBNReleases doesn't do. If authors provide links to videos on RBNReleases then that's a much better place to find them than in one massive forums thread, since you can filter and sort the list of songs.
    There's a large amount of songs that have preview videos that aren't linked on rbnreleases. Why that is, I don't know. I like how DLCQP finds videos of the songs on youtube, but even then it misses some.
  • OscarvariumOscarvarium Rising Star
    edited September 2011
    DragoonXD;4497031 said:
    There's a large amount of songs that have preview videos that aren't linked on rbnreleases. Why that is, I don't know. I like how DLCQP finds videos of the songs on youtube, but even then it misses some.
    Yeah, some authors might not know about it, not have the time, not have the facilities to record official videos or (in the case of older songs) are perhaps just not interested any more so it's never going to be perfect. However, there's no reason I can see why a thread would be preferable to something like RBNReleases or RBNStuff or DLCQuickplay. I don't imagine there is actually any significant number of people who check the RBN section of the forum and would be fine reading through a huge thread like this but would refuse to visit another site that has a much more user-friendly layout for that sort of thing.

    It's all about awareness, both for RBN itself and also for sites which facilitate the use of RBN like those mentioned above. If Harmonix were able to get more involved and promote them (RBN and/or other sites) that would be great, but it's understandable that they can only do so much.
  • DavyinaTogaDavyinaToga Road Warrior
    edited September 2011
    Noble, you never checked your PMs last night, did you? I didn't want to disrupt your reserving spree when you were only two posts in. Basically, this:
    CJHobbes;4496888 said:
    Good idea TAG, and I agree with RoJ's comments about streamlining the links. I don't think people are going to care much about the song info, and it will just clutter up the page with tons of information and very few links.

    And honestly, I'm not even sure if the difficulty is needed. I think there are three (four?) important bits of information which can be written as:

    Genre 1
    Artist 1 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss
    Artist 2 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss
    Artist 3 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss

    Genre 2
    Artist 1 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss
    Artist 2 - Song - Price: 80 MSP - Length: mm:ss

    As the Genres fill up, you can separate them between the front page posts. And at the first post, just have an index that will link you to the appropriate post below.
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