AeroZeppelinSevenfold;892649 said:My comment from the blog:I played guitar before jumping on the rhythm game wagon, and I thought that Guitar Hero was just some stupid game.then I played it at a mall, and wow, I was hooked. It ws very fun from a musicians standpoint, (even though I sucked at the time) and I later bought all the others.Then I found out you guys were making Rock Band, and I was very exicted. Now I'm playing the game quite often, and me and my friends/family have a blast with it.I can't wait for Rock Band 2. You guys can't let me down when it comes to games. (unlike some other developers)You've also got me to play the drums. A very fun instrument to play. the game has also helped me with my guitar playing, by helping me hear the subtle but amazing guitar licks and rhythms.Thanks for everything guys. You've got something here. we all know it.and I want more HMX bands as DLC. Pretty please?
KampfVerein;892619 said:Starting the slow, movie clap.
cromartie90000;892718 said:Same with me, I saw Guitar Hero on G4 and I thought "what a ****ty idea for a video game." One day one of my best friends comes over to visit (from out of town) and he tells me "dude have you played guitar hero?! I love it, I've already mastered it!" I promptly went out and bought Guitar Hero and fell in LOVE with it. When I heard GH3 was NOT going to be a HMX game I was heart broken... Until I read in a magazine about a revolutionary new game coming out in the fall. ROCK BAND. I was ecstatic. I headed out to the nearest game stop and reserved it. Also, I went out and bought a guitar after being taunted so many times by the loading screen that reads "real guitars are pretty cheap, maybe it's time to invest."
AeroZeppelinSevenfold;892804 said:how'd you do? are you still playing?
cromartie90000;892947 said:I bought an electric and the cord that goes from the amp to the guitar stopped working recently, so I lost interest for the moment. lol. However, people keep telling me to learn on an acoustic first. My birthday is in Sept. so I'm thinking I'll go out and get myself an acoustic. There are places around here that give lessons, so I'm thinking about signing up.I REALLY do want to learn how to play. Every time I play Young Man Blues, Complete Control, or Gimme Three Steps, or even ThunderKiss '65 (going back to GH1) I want to learn to play even more.
Apples;893977 said:Nothing in this blog I didn't already know. You guys are awesome. You put all your passion and energy into being awesome.Yes, there are convenient financial benefits, but that's just a side effect of the ultimate goal.... doing good, changing people's lives, and committing to what you're passionate about.The fan appreciate project will bear that out next week. Some of the stories will really get to you. I know, because I read them all.Stories like:"I didn't get into drugs because I got into music instead""I found commonality with an estranged family member/sibling""I found a new passion in life with a real musical instrument""We discovered a new family bonding experience""I stopped driving home drunk because I stayed in playing Rock Band" (scary, but true quote)"It saved/improved my relationship with my girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse"Anyone who says its totally about the money is missing the point. You can be a financial juggernaut without being a cold, heartless bastard of a faceless corporation. You can be successful and achieve higher goals than money.
AeroZeppelinSevenfold;893192 said:yeah. thats pretty cool. you should learn on an acoustic first. it hurts to play because of the think strings, which then make the electric easier when you start on it.trust me. you'll do so much better if you start with an acoustic.I've been playing for 3 years now, and I can play a lot of Van Halen by ear, and some people say i'm better than them, but I don't think so. and at RockBandRocker, how can we have peace in a world like ours?
cromartie90000;894294 said:I used to have an acoustic, and I had a lot of fun with it. Until I broke it. It was VERY rough on the fingers, but that's a small sacrifice if you really want to ROCK.Through Rock Band I've met 3 other AWESOME people (though truthfully i met the first one playing GH3, then we defected to Rock Band when it was released and later we met the other two.) And we all play regularly, daily. We're great friends now and we help each other out. Our drummer's kit broke, so I had mine shipped to him, our singer's mic gave out so I shipped mine to her! lol. I know if my guitar controller ever breaks they'll have my back.My RB disc stopped working (every single time I tried to play it, it gave me the "unable to read disc error.") I went to buy one only to receive a text shortly after saying "hey we put our money together and are buying you a new disc!" I'm like "WOW THAT'S AWESOME! But I already got one lol."We are SO excited about the online world tour feature.
AeroZeppelinSevenfold;893192 said:and at RockBandRocker, how can we have peace in a world like ours?
RockBandRocker;894825 said:Depending on your religion:1) Jesus comes back and destroys Antichrist with the power of God.2) Shiva destroys the world.3) Peace is attainable now, through your state of mind.I know the competition is supposed to be "good", but in times like these, competition is the worst thing out there.My original post was really more of a thank you to Sean for addressing all of the similar threads in the past week. I know my post count went up from posting in support of Harmonix. I have tried to stay neutral, but in the end, Rock Band is the better game for me. The first GH games were fun. Like many, I thought the 3rd would be a fun game. However, that wasn't the case. FOR ME it was a terrible experience and a waste.I enjoyed Rock Band a lot more. It didn't feel like "a game" like GH3 did.So, I've been enjoying Rock Band for close to 8 months now. In that time, I decided lighten up on the Neversoft guys. After all, GH3 was their first try, maybe GH: Aerosmith would be better. I rented it, played it, and was let down. I had hoped for it to be better, but it really wasn't.Harmonix knows how to make these "games" not feel like "games". The Neversoft guys make the "game" feel like a "game".So for those of us who want to have a fun time, Rock Band is the way to go. Unfortunately, there are a group who just want to game, and for them GH has become the franchise for them.Putting these two groups together almost always erupts in a fight (like 360 players vs. PS3 players vs. Wii players). It sucks though because instead of talking about consoles, we talk about franchises.Who knows, maybe Neversoft, given time, can make a decent GH game. I , like many here, doubt it, but you never know.I'm just thankful that Harmonix is invested in their community. I mean, I've never been able to talk and comment with game developers before. I like being able to make jokes about Sean, Johnlok, Hellion, etc. I'm also glad that they have a "Mod Squad" that is also vocal (Apples, and...uh...).I'm glad that we can come to these forums and read these types of blogs. I think the Harmonix guys (and gals) are the only developers who actually post their thoughts and address fan questions, and for that I say thank you to you all.(I apologize for writing the internet version of Thomas Payne's "Common Sense", but I felt that I had to say a lot)
AeroZeppelinSevenfold;894846 said:but really, I agree with just about everything you said. (axclude the religion part, I would rather not talk about it here) GH feels like a video game, where you just add up score and what not, Rock Band makes me feel like I'm playing music. I'm a musician. I know what playing music feels like. I just hate how the GH fanboys blindly hate Rock Band and love GH just because of the brand name. of course, rock Band has its fair share of people that do this, but GH has far more.
RockBandRocker;893077 said:Well said Sean, but I feel that your words are going to fall on (a majority of) deaf ears.You guys created a monster with the original GH games, and you have also created a monster in Rock Band. Well, one of those monsters got kidnapped, got brainwashed and is now working for the other guys.For the nerds out there: Rock Band is the auto-bots, while GH has become the decepticons. Titans!Sean, I love how your post, indirectly, responded to all the "Rock Band will win" & "Rock Band pwned GH" type threads that have been created in the past week.I think that a lot of us fans of Rock Band know that you guys have a passion for what you do. I think though that when we try to point that out to the other guys, we get labeled as "fanboys".I think that, in time, your passion for the game will become clearer to more people, and someday we will all get along.Rock On! \m/