Problems with Blitz songs? look here first!

jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
edited October 2012 in Rock Band Blitz
Seeing as there are a lot of threads being made about various problems with the blitz songs not showing up for whatever reason, I thought it would be a smart idea to just make one easily noticeable thread for it.


Blitz only has/gave me 3 songs!

Answer: The game data of blitz has only 3 songs yes.
After you start up the game, it will check for your downloaded content. When it's done with that, it will ask you to download the game soundtrack. Download/install this and the songs should show up.

Please note that you have to start the game on the same account as you downloaded it on, or else it won't ask that you download the songs!


note 2: On PS3, if you set the song pack to background download, you have to install it from the XMB (which requires exiting the game).

While the songs are downloading you should already be able to play the 3 songs and all your previously downloaded songs for RB to pass the time while you wait.



I accidentally stopped/cancelled the download of the Blitz songs and it's not asking me me to download them again.

Answer: Any download you've at least started will be in your download history. On the PS3, there's a link to it in the top-right corner of the PSN Store. On the xbox, press the xbox button on your controller. Then go all the way to the right and click on "Account Management". After that, click on "Download history".



My Blitz songs won't (all) appear in RB3!!

Answer: Same as the first one, make sure you downloaded the soundtrack.

Now if you're on xbox, and you sort by "date acquired" in RB3, it will only show the last 20 songs added. The other 5 songs are there, you just have to search for them by alphabet or by artist (number of times played is also a good way)

My RB3 disc songs won't show up in Blitz!

Answer: RB3 disc songs can not be exported (yet). And therefore can't be played in Blitz

Some of my downloaded songs are not showing up in Blitz!

Answer: Cover versions of songs (also known as "as made famous by") will show up under the original artist.
With any other songs i suggest re-downloading/installing.

The solos won't show up in some songs!
This is because HMX has built in a certain thing that prevents songs that consist mostly of solos to just be 1 track most of the time. most likely because a lot of players would find that boring.
It is confirmed by HMX that any song that has solos for at least 35% of the song will have no solos marked in the song. of course you can still play that part, it simply won't give you a solo bonus.

for a list of songs that don't have the solos in them, please take a look at this thread: http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231548
do note that this thread is a work in progress, and feel free to add stuff to it in that thread.

If i delete the game, can I still play the songs in RB3?

Answer: Since the songs are downloaded in a separate file, yes you can.
But why would you? :p


I got disconnected from the rock central servers while playing a song, why did this happen/ what will happen now?

Answer: The servers might occasionally disconnect because they're not working properly or you lost connection to the internet. but this shouldn't happen often or at all really.

Also, here's a not 100% verified problem that might be causing it:
It also looks like there might be a glitch that if you play a song that has since been pulled from the store, the game will disconnect you from the RB central servers and not save your progress.


What will happen if you do disconnect?
You'll lose whatever coins you spent on purchasing powerups. And you will be brought back to the title screen

How do i start a score war? Why can't i start a score war with (insert name)?

Answer: There are 2 ways to start a score war.

The first can be done in-game. On the recommendations screen it will often show you that you can challenge someone to a score war. the only problem with this way is that you can't choose your opponent or the song.

The second has to be done through the Rockband World Facebook app.
just look for score wars on there, and then put in the name of your friend and the song you want to play.

Why can't i start a score war with (insert name)?

Answer: you can only start a score war with someone that is on the same console as you, so you can not challenge someone on PS3 if you're on Xbox, or the other way around.

also, both players need to have linked their game to the app. you can find the code to do this in-game. in the options menu.

My *insert achievement or goal here* won't unlock!

Answers: For the score war achievement, you need to challenge someone to a score war through the in game recommended score war. To do that, look at the answer above this one.

For the "Play a song from every decade" unfortunately, the Roy Orbison song "Ooby Dooby" won't work for the 50's for a reason i'm sure someone will tell us in the comments. The 50's Johnny Cash songs will work.

The "Medium All American Reject goal" for some reason does not work with the song "Gonzo" unfortunately you have to play other songs


Some Rock Band Blitz goals can be played in RB3, and they will still unlock for you! just go to Facebook, join the goal and play it in RB3!
however, not every goal can be completed this way. each goal says on which platform you can play it, see this picture for reference: http://i.imgur.com/xU6b9.png
Also: it turns out you can play the songs in both, for example, if you play 3 songs in Blitz, and then the same 3 in RB3, it will count as 6 songs! (this might get fixed though)

It is impossible to get gold stars on (insert song here) !

Every song in the Blitz setlist has already been gold starred, and i'm pretty sure every piece of DLC as well. Try using different power-up combinations or different strategies (like instead of going for getting all the multipliers up, stick to one part with loads of points.)

for a list of the approximate scores you need to get gold on the Bltz setlist, please look here: http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231560 (still work in progress)

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If anyone else has some things that would be smart to add in here, please post it in here.

Comments

  • SheSaidSheSaidSheSaidSheSaid Washed Up
    edited August 2012
    Let's just keep this thread =) I sent the mods a message asking to close the other one. But it might be better just to call it Rock Band Blitz FAQ

    I think it would help to specify for PS3 that if you set the song pack to background download, you have to install it from the XMB (which requires exiting the game). I've seen people have that issue.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited August 2012
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited August 2012
    It also looks like there might be a glitch that if you play a song that has since been pulled from the store, the game will disconnect you from the RB central servers and not save your progress.

    You'll lose whatever coins you spent on purchasing powerups and what not. It happened to me last night, and I've heard other people say the same, but others have said they haven't had a problem with it.

    So just a heads up that there's a potential problem there.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited August 2012
    i'll add it as unverified =)
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited August 2012
    added the "can't do score war" section
  • --Tay----Tay-- Opening Act
    edited August 2012
    So... we can't play RB3 songs... but we also have no RB2 or GD Disc songs.
    We do have Lego and AC/DC as well as all DLC.
  • SheSaidSheSaidSheSaidSheSaid Washed Up
    edited August 2012
    Anything that can be downloaded for/imported to RB3 is playable, including RB2 and GD:RB.
  • Meat-PopsicleMeat-Popsicle Road Warrior
    edited August 2012
    Very useful list.

    ****

    I am still looking for confirmation for this question: you can only start a Score War via the Rock Band World app with someone that is:
    1) on the same console as you
    2) linked their game to the app (happens automatically if they've linked RB3 to the app already)

    AND

    3) is your friend on Facebook
    [4?) and also is your friend on PS3]

    I have several people on my friends list on the PS3 that are playing Blitz, but none of them are Facebook friends, and thus my "pick a friend to challenge" drop-down menu is empty.

    Also, I can't recruit people to help me finish a challenge (which isn't console-specific?), since that's done by sending a request to Facebook friends only, right? Does it send them a message inside the app, or post something to their wall (which can be seen by all their friends)?
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited August 2012
    If you go to the recommend blade in game you'll see a recommend you start a score war with person x on song x.

    So if you're looking for the achievement/trophy that's the way to do it. It's totally random and you can't change the options it gives you. Unless you go out and come back in I guess.

    The only way to pick the person and the song is to do it via Rock Band World as far as I can tell.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    Added the 2 achievement help things
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    I haven't noticed it in here, but maybe mention something about goals being playable in RB3 too? and the you can't repeat a song for the same goal. Maybe under a "My goals aren't unlocking/songs haven't shown up under goals menu"

    Great list by the way :)
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    Munnchy;4866170 said:
    I haven't noticed it in here, but maybe mention something about goals being playable in RB3 too? and the you can't repeat a song for the same goal. Maybe under a "My goals aren't unlocking/songs haven't shown up under goals menu"

    Great list by the way :)

    i will add that, although i have heard something about not all goals being able to be played in RB3.
    so if someone can confirm/deny this and tell me how people will be able to tell if you can or can't, then i'll gladly add it =)
  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited September 2012
    jibjqrkl;4866176 said:
    i will add that, although i have heard something about not all goals being able to be played in RB3.
    so if someone can confirm/deny this and tell me how people will be able to tell if you can or can't, then i'll gladly add it =)

    It will say "Play songs from:BLAH" and if it says Blitz and Rock Band 3 that means you can play it in either.

    Here is a picture of the Cheap Bastard goal for reference.
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    I know the parenthetically speaking goal can be obtained without some of the dlc because of this, but as WWW1221 just mentioned, it'll say on rock band world wether or not it can be done in RB3
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    Added!

    also, did i hear something about the AAR goal not working with 1 of the songs? anyone got info on that?



    And any chance a mod could sticky this thread? way better than having those "i can't find my songs" threads popping up all the time:p
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    jibjqrkl;4866214 said:
    Added!

    also, did i hear something about the AAR goal not working with 1 of the songs? anyone got info on that?



    And any chance a mod could sticky this thread? way better than having those "i can't find my songs" threads popping up all the time:p
    Gonzo doesn't count towards the goal for some reason. Not sure why.....
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    im not really into goals myself, so i don't really know. but don't these goals change over time? or is that just the community goal?

    don't really want to put it in here actually if the goal is gonna be gone next week
  • www1221www1221 StackOverflowError
    edited September 2012
    jibjqrkl;4866222 said:
    im not really into goals myself, so i don't really know. but don't these goals change over time? or is that just the community goal?

    don't really want to put it in here actually if the goal is gonna be gone next week

    All goals will be there forever other than the community goal of course.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    www1221;4866224 said:
    All goals will be there forever other than the community goal of course.

    ah right
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    I'm assuming they'll add more goals every week for other bands/specific tasks though. I've almost finished the list they gave out, and i'm sure there are others that have already got there.

    Also, this thread should explain the whole Ooby Dooby issue :)

    http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231443
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    added the reasons why solos don't always show up

    thnx for the sticky Doc
  • edited September 2012
    Let's hope it helps. Nice work.
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    jibjqrkl;4866238 said:
    added the reasons why solos don't always show up

    thnx for the sticky Doc
    Do you think it would be a good idea to include a list of confirmed songs that lose the solo? Or should that just be left out?
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    Munnchy;4866240 said:
    Do you think it would be a good idea to include a list of confirmed songs that lose the solo? Or should that just be left out?

    if you're bored you could make 1. put it in a different thread and i'll link to it from here
    same goes for if anyone wants to make a list of gold star cut-offs ;)
  • edited September 2012
    jibjqrkl;4866241 said:
    if you're bored you could make 1. put it in a different thread and i'll link to it from here
    same goes for if anyone wants to make a list of gold star cut-offs ;)
    I was just about to make one. Now I'll just wait for Munnchy to do it :)
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
    jibjqrkl;4866241 said:
    if you're bored you could make 1. put it in a different thread and i'll link to it from here
    same goes for if anyone wants to make a list of gold star cut-offs ;)
    I'm extremely bored. Consider it done!
    http://www.rockband.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231548
    MagicMurderBag7;4866245 said:
    I was just about to make one. Now I'll just wait for Munnchy to do it :)
    Cheers dude :D Help me out with the songs though plz!
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    added it to the section ;)
  • MunnchyMunnchy Road Warrior
    edited September 2012
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited September 2012
    added something i just found out to the playing songs in rb3 for goals part (bottom of the post)
  • tehman237tehman237 Opening Act
    edited September 2012
    whenever I play a blitz song in RB3 and try to go into practice mode the game crashes. I have a PS3 and every time I try to go into practice mode it crashes for whatever reason unless I go into practice mode before playing any songs. After I play one song however, practice mode turns into an automatic crash.

    Anybody else have this problem/have any info to help me?
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