White_PawZ;4661368 said:I can see a deeper social media integration. If I get stories about my friends harvesting beets in Farmville on facebook, then why can't they get a "WhitePawz just got 100% on expert vocals for 2112 by Rush!" on their feeds?
GNFfhqwhgads;4661491 said:Yup. The games got big BECAUSE you didn't need to know the instrument. Pro instruments were always going to be a niche.
Spidermaniac;4661706 said:But, I was looking up the leaderboard "Top 1%" scores to throw some numbers out. . .and it looks like in recent DLC there are more top 1% scores listed for pro guitar and pro drums than regular guitar and drums.
MaRkiSH;4661583 said:My personal forum speculation machine leads me to believe that it's either a new Rock Band game or something else.
Lowlander2;4661814 said:lolnoI mean, for Pro drums, maybe. I am legitimately surprised that there are a lot of them, but I still don't think they would quite eclipse the amount of legacy players.As for guitar, u trippin
HMXMister_Game;4661238 said:That's me. I love cupcakes.Here's the leak:Dingo Amiga Mango Klezmer Possum Spoon Church Frumply
SirDavidTLynch;4661862 said:For pro drums, it's the most accessible, and with the least reason to goback to basic mode.
to remove the legacy/5-button gameplay that a million unique users are using every week (I can't remember the podcast that was on, but it was said by someone from HMX a few months ago)
GNFfhqwhgads;4661987 said:Also, a surprising amount of people owned the Pro variation since RB2.They said over a million unique users played the game each month, and that it wasn't close to being the same million each time.
topdrawer;4662095 said:you definitely won't be able to use the same memory card since the songs are locked to the specific wiis.
nintendo is gonna have to figure something out because people with VC games will be pissed.
Hogan2000;4661371 said:Whatever it is bruther it has to work with all the dlc we have bruther or everyone is going to lose a lot of money bruther and Harmonix will lose a lot of sells dude. They may take Rock Band in a new direction bruther but they have to make sure that the DLC works with it bruther or we get the dlc free bruther
GNFfhqwhgads;4662099 said:So far, so wrong.Yeah, if by 'figure something out', you mean 'do the exact same thing they already did with the DSi -> 3DS'. They're really gonna have to brainstorm that one.
GRRRUMBLE;4662181 said:At the very least we paid a price to use the song in gameplay. We should be discounted that fee if we have to rebuy the song across platforms.
topdrawer;4662187 said:it's not quite the same issue. the dsi dlc content isn't locked the same way as the wii dlc on sd cards. currently nintendo requires you to send in your wii if you wanna transfer purchases over. it doesn't sound as clean cut as the ds.
elfreako;4662219 said:Why wouldn't they go that way?
It will also be peripheral free from HMX's perspective. Way too dangerous for them to have a costly distribution with the way things are going for these games.
GNFfhqwhgads;4662223 said:Because the game was built for a party setting, which you can't have online, and only a fraction of owners download songs. That's two reasons right there.It already is. What part of 'Harmonix sells instrument manufacturing rights to MadCatz for RB3' was confusing?
elfreako;4662243 said:online as in download only.
And peripheral free as in no proprietary/dedicated crap at all. Outsourced or not, it's expensive.
GNFfhqwhgads;4662247 said:Then you've got no market presence. A smart move for a genre trying to expand again.Not for Harmonix. What do they care?
elfreako;4662257 said:I think they need to capitalize as much as they can on what they've got. Then move on.
peterock2007;4662314 said:To do that, wouldn't the best scenerio be to fire all your programmers and just make dlc until it stops being profitable?
elfreako;4662257 said:You honestly beleive they are trying to expand Rock Band again?
GNFfhqwhgads;4662344 said:You honestly think a smart thing for a company to do would be settle for the market share they have?Has there EVER been a point in YOUR life where you went, "You know, I'm making enough money now to just get by, I'm never going to take any steps to earn more."?