What is Rock Band World...?

edited September 2012 in Rock Band Blitz
Hey gang!


If you log in today, you may notice our "Rock Band Dashboard" Facebook App looks a little different. We're prepping some (fracking AWESOME) new features for when Rock Band Blitz launches, and rolled out the new app to get it all tested and ready for you all on Aug. 28.

You can't play with all the new features yet - some of them require Rock Band Blitz - but you can still add items to your Wishlist, check out the new Shopping Cart feature, and keep track of your RB3 scores.

Please be patient if you run into errors - we're actively tweaking things as we're finding issues. Feel free to include feedback in this thread. We'll have a more formal announcement detailing the new features closer to Rock Band Blitz's launch. But just for a level set, expect this to be VERY MUCH in a beta state until RB Blitz launches to the world. GET HYPE!

More info on Rock Band World coming next week.

Comments

  • Skippy DeluxeSkippy Deluxe Unsigned
    edited August 2012
    Earning coins from goals! Neat! It looks like there's a lot of cool stuff to be revealed.

    Unfortunately, like the old Dashboard, this one doesn't work at all in Safari. Clicking the headers just gives an error message. It works fine for me in Chrome. Hopefully just a temporary issue. I tried clearing my cookies and caches and such, so I'm pretty sure it's not just me.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited August 2012
    I'm glad to see you guys really pushing the Facebook app :)
    Keep on being super cool, Harmonix.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited August 2012
    Is there any plans for integrating HMX employee's best runs on songs using this or through community events?

    I really want to do that :3
  • TheStuddzTheStuddz Lil Rascal
    edited August 2012
    I checked it out after seeing this thread posted. It looks to be really awesome, and I'll be there to try it out on the 29th!

    Err, well maybe the 30th.. 29th is reserved for Blitz.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited August 2012
    OH MY GOD YOU GUYS ADDED A SHOPPING CART!
    YOU DID IT! MY REQUEST WAS ACTUALLY FULFILLED!

    Oh man, this feels so WEIRD AND DOUBLE PLUS GOOD!!!!!
  • JibblypuffJibblypuff Pronounceable
    edited August 2012
    quick question, the things like goals and score wars in this, can they also be done from in-game? because if i have to go to facebook everytime i want to start a score war then i'm pretty much not gonna bother >_>

    like the way it looks though :D
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited August 2012
    Issues that I see:

    All of my scores are wiped
    Bullet For My Valentine shows up as latest DLC
    Songs added to shopping cart don't display prices (and I don't like the way they're organized, but I'll live)

    Speaking of the shopping cart, will it open up every time I log into XBL?
    "Your Shopping Cart is a list of exisitng DLC songs you’d like to purchase - you’ll see this list on your console when you play!" is pretty vague and I don't want to have another layer of menus to navigate to start playing.
  • edited August 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4847172 said:
    Is there any plans for integrating HMX employee's best runs on songs using this or through community events?

    I really want to do that :3

    This is a cool idea, Cipher! We have certain limitations on how we can build goals, but we might be able to do something similar, like "Beat TheOverNord's high score of 1,223,150 on Cult Of Personality" for a goal.

    I'm open to any and all goal brainstorming y'all want to do, as I'll be the guy creating them.
  • edited August 2012
    Jibblypuff;4847184 said:
    quick question, the things like goals and score wars in this, can they also be done from in-game? because if i have to go to facebook everytime i want to start a score war then i'm pretty much not gonna bother >_>

    like the way it looks though :D
    I'd repeat that old Community Manager motto, "Try it, you might like it!"
  • horsepastriesahorsepastriesa Rising Star
    edited August 2012
    None of my RB3 stats are showing up. It also says I completed 0 songs and gold-starred 0 songs.

    Other than that, it looks great. I can't wait to learn whatever the hell "scavenger hunt" could be.
  • Skippy DeluxeSkippy Deluxe Unsigned
    edited August 2012
    Okay, I found a solution to my Safari problem. I changed my 'Block cookies' setting (under 'Privacy') from 'From third parties and advertisers' to 'Never', reloaded Rock Band World, and everything started to work! That's really strange, I've never had a problem with a site because of this setting before. Oh well, I thought I'd post the solution just in case anyone else was having the same problem. Also, it looks like you can change the setting back and the app will continue to work. I guess it just has to be able to set the cookies once or something?
  • Skippy DeluxeSkippy Deluxe Unsigned
    edited August 2012
    Wait a sec, I just noticed something. From the 'goals' page:
    Goals are a way to play Rock Band Blitz and Rock Band 3 cooperatively with friends and the Rock Band community, earning badges for your profile and coins to use in Rock Band Blitz.
    Emphasis mine. This could just be inexact wording, but this really sounds like we'll be able to earn Blitz coins by playing Rock Band 3! If this is true, this means that Harmonix is effectively adding functionality (and cross-title functionality at that) to a 2 year old game! That would be pretty incredible IMO, and almost certainly unprecedented.
  • edited August 2012
    Skippy Deluxe;4847230 said:
    Wait a sec, I just noticed something. From the 'goals' page:



    Emphasis mine. This could just be inexact wording, but this really sounds like we'll be able to earn Blitz coins by playing Rock Band 3! If this is true, this means that Harmonix is effectively adding functionality (and cross-title functionality at that) to a 2 year old game! That would be pretty incredible IMO, and almost certainly unprecedented.

    Yeah, it's a thing we pushed for. We'll see how it all works! (that's part of the reason we made this live now, before actual launch, to test stuff out.)
  • HMXMister_GameHMXMister_Game Harmonix Developer
    edited August 2012
    Jibblypuff;4847184 said:
    quick question, the things like goals and score wars in this, can they also be done from in-game? because if i have to go to facebook everytime i want to start a score war then i'm pretty much not gonna bother

    Score Wars can be created ingame, but only for opponent/song pairs that the game suggests. If you want to create one versus a specific opponent on a specific song, you can do that via Facebook. We made this choice to make it quick and easy ingame and avoid a TON of complicated UI.
    horsepastriesa;4847207 said:
    None of my RB3 stats are showing up. It also says I completed 0 songs and gold-starred 0 songs.

    Yes, this is a known issue, thanks. We're working on getting everyone's RB3 data feeds working right now.
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    I'm guessing the cross-game coin thingy will only work if you have a facebook account? If so, then that's annoying for us psychopaths.
  • Skippy DeluxeSkippy Deluxe Unsigned
    edited August 2012
    HMXPope;4847256 said:
    Yeah, it's a thing we pushed for. We'll see how it all works! (that's part of the reason we made this live now, before actual launch, to test stuff out.)
    Well, that's pretty nuts of you guys, and also incredibly cool. All this "Rock Band as a platform" stuff really keeps things fresh for the hardcore fans!
  • HMXMister_GameHMXMister_Game Harmonix Developer
    edited August 2012
    Blasteroids;4847279 said:
    I'm guessing the cross-game coin thingy will only work if you have a facebook account? If so, then that's annoying for us psychopaths.
    Yes. Goals only work with Facebook (there's no way to join them without linking your Console ID).

    Also I've reported you to the authorities.
  • BlasteroidsBlasteroids Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    HMXMister_Game;4847294 said:
    Also I've reported you to the authorities.

    Be Seeing You
  • Tykki-TemeTykki-Teme Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    Looks really nice, and my RB3 scores are working as well!

    Is it just me, or are we unable to browse the lists of most wanted artists? I can currently only see my personal wishlists and how those bands are ranked.
  • Lord_MhoramLord_Mhoram Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    Blasteroids;4847279 said:
    I'm guessing the cross-game coin thingy will only work if you have a facebook account? If so, then that's annoying for us psychopaths.

    Interesting read - thanks for the link.
  • ErikSarcasmErikSarcasm Opening Act
    edited August 2012
    Blasteroids;4847279 said:
    I'm guessing the cross-game coin thingy will only work if you have a facebook account? If so, then that's annoying for us psychopaths.
    I don't know if I'm insulted or frightened by that article.
  • thatmarkguythatmarkguy Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4847193 said:
    Issues that I see:

    Bullet For My Valentine shows up as latest DLC

    I'm seeing that too, followed by Iron Maiden.
  • HMXchristineHMXchristine Harmonix Developer
    edited August 2012
    Skippy Deluxe;4847219 said:
    Okay, I found a solution to my Safari problem. I changed my 'Block cookies' setting (under 'Privacy') from 'From third parties and advertisers' to 'Never', reloaded Rock Band World, and everything started to work! That's really strange, I've never had a problem with a site because of this setting before. Oh well, I thought I'd post the solution just in case anyone else was having the same problem. Also, it looks like you can change the setting back and the app will continue to work. I guess it just has to be able to set the cookies once or something?
    Indeed. This is a known issue, but it's with the way Safari handles cookies. Apparently it has the "block third party cookies" on by default, where other browsers do not. This would affect basically any Facebook app, as far as we're aware. It will work in other browsers just fine, or your solution will also get you into the app.
  • Skippy DeluxeSkippy Deluxe Unsigned
    edited August 2012
    HMXcj;4847790 said:
    Indeed. This is a known issue, but it's with the way Safari handles cookies. Apparently it has the "block third party cookies" on by default, where other browsers do not. This would affect basically any Facebook app, as far as we're aware. It will work in other browsers just fine, or your solution will also get you into the app.
    Okay, I guess I've just never tried any other Facebook apps in Safari then! Thanks for the heads up.
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited August 2012
    Skippy Deluxe;4847165 said:
    Hopefully just a temporary issue.
    It is, you can delete Safari and use a better browser at any time.
  • NumskullNumskull Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    I just got much more anxious to learn how else coins can be acquired. As someone who has never bothered with Facebook before and has no intention of starting now, this news is sending chills up my spine.
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited August 2012
    Regular play? I doubt it's different from, say, Halo: Reach, which has you earning cR for playing, cR for Challenges, and now you can even make custom Challenges on the Halo site for cR.
  • Bront20Bront20 The Writing's on the Wall
    edited August 2012
    This looks amusing. So, no more "folks with similar DLC" and public community wishlists? I can't get to either.
  • AnacondaAnaconda Opening Act
    edited August 2012
    I'm guessing the cross-game coin thingy will only work if you have a facebook account?
    So I wont be able to use bonuses without facebook account?
    You guys seriously dont want me to play Blitz.
    Well I'm gonna buy it as a song pack for RB3. (still I'm really dissapointed!)
  • JibblypuffJibblypuff Pronounceable
    edited August 2012
    Anaconda;4848040 said:
    So I wont be able to use bonuses without facebook account?
    You guys seriously dont want me to play Blitz.
    Well I'm gonna buy it as a song pack for RB3. (still I'm really dissapointed!)

    if someone asks a question then that isn't a confirmation that that's how it's gonna be.
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