iamchris4life;4887875 said:Should I also make a separate thread announcing that I'm #1 in almost any song I play on the 360 now?
MaximusDM;4887899 said:Sure, this is America.
iamchris4life;4888100 said:Yet I was scolded for bumping a thread that contained legitimate questions towards achieving higher scores
SheSaidSheSaid;4888187 said:It is?
MaximusDM;4887856 said:I try to leave all the songs I play on first, but its too hard to manage keep on top of all of them when you gotta keep playing new songs to go higher on the overall leaderboard.
Epsilon82;4888458 said:Come to think of it, it makes me wonder why if everything is done server-side on this game, what's stopping them from merging the leaderboards? Ultimately, the scores are just integers tied to strings, and all of it is on their servers.
jibjqrkl;4888460 said:Blame Sony and/or Microsoft for that one
Magnet;4888123 said:If the original poster starts to bump this thread, I'll issue a warning to him as well per the forum rules. Sorry if you don't like the forum rules, but they are what they are.
Epsilon82;4888467 said:In what respect, though? Is it that Sony and Microsoft refuse to allow Harmonix to do what is technically feasible, or is there some technical aspect that I'm missing here?
iamchris4life;4888494 said:So there's not a forum rule against making threads about a topic that already has a thread, i.e. Accomplishments?
hodayathink;4888703 said:Microsoft doesn't allow their system to play well with other online networks. Not PSN, not Steam (Portal 2 had steam integration for PS3 and nothing for 360, for example), not anyone except GFWL on PC.
Epsilon82;4888761 said:I guess what I'm saying is that I fail to see how Microsoft needs to allow their system to "play well" with other networks. As long as Rock Central is getting (in a reductive example) the name of the user and the score they posted, what's stopping Rock Central from throwing that score and username into their own database with the scores and usernames from the PS3, and then just feeding that whole list out to their own leaderboards on both systems?Again, if you're saying that there's some kind of contractual element where Harmonix has to agree not to allow dignified XBox users to have their clever usernames appear in the same list as lowly PS3 users, that I can see Microsoft doing. I just don't see what any technical limitation would have to do with it, as long as at some point along the line Harmonix gets a string for a username and an integer for a score and then pushes those values out to leaderboards in a particular order. It would seem completely obvious that that's the case, so the only thing I can fathom causing this proverbial "segregation" is some kind of contractual agreement.It's not like we're talking about allowing PS3 and 360 users to play a FPS game together online. Not to minimize the game itself, of course, but at its core we're just talking about a program that effectively displays a list of names and numbers in a particular order as the extent of the online functionality.
hodayathink;4888922 said:It's not a technical limitation at all. In fact, there was a company at E3 last year that actually, in their dev code, had the PS3 and Xbox versions of their game (a shooter) being able to play against each other. They out and out said that it would never get into their released code because Microsoft would never allow it. And Microsoft proceeded to confirm that statement. Here's an article about it:http://kotaku.com/5813740/i-saw-the-playstation-3-wired-to-play-against-an-xbox-360-but-you-wontPresumably, that could even extend as far as the in-game leaderboards. All that would need to happen is for MS to deny certification to any game that does it.