• As you may have heard...

    As you may have heard, Harmonix had a layoff today, and I'm sad to say that I'm one of the 14.

    It's a weird, sad day, and I couldn't say goodbye to Harmonix without saying something to all of you. I'll miss every one of you (well, maybe not the guy who called for my head impaled on a cymbal, but everyone else). Thanks for hanging on Twitch, in the Discord, and in threads here with me, as talking to the community was by far the best part of my job.

    You can keep in touch on twitter at @joshharrison.

    P.S. Despite this news, I promise the Rock Band roadmap isn't "RB is over." There's awesome stuff in store, and now I'll be watching to see what comes next alongside all of you.
  • Re: Every Song So Far

    This forces Harmonix to show their hand and start showing us new playlists instead of repeatedly using the starter packs.
    No it doesn't. ;)

    We'll announce new stuff when we're good and ready.
  • Re: Deckbuilding questions

    You only have 80points to work with on 30 cards (or 40points on 15 cards for 4players) and can't exceed that to make a deck. Each level is a point - Level 1 = 1pt etc, and the Wild and White cards are worth 4pts.
    I think that might break the balance, though. a standard deck is 36 points, which is enough points to take a standard deck and just swap out the level one cards for level two cards, giving you the advantage against pre-built decks of never having the lower level cards that can't be played. and only allowing a standard deck player to use level one cards if the board is empty, or overtop of their own level one cards.
    It also leaves you more at risk of the Equalizer, though. Not only are 2's more likely to come up than 1's, but if you're only splitting your cards across two power levels instead of all three, then you're losing more points when your opponent hits, they're clearing more of your cards from the board (making more room for their 1's), etc.

    That's not to say you couldn't build a deck around higher powers, because that's absolutely a viable strategy, but there's absolutely an advantage to keeping a more balanced deck as well.
  • Re: Introducing Our Next Game: DropMix [the Discussion Thread]

    Do the recent reductions in workforce at Harmonix change the outlook for Dropmix at all?
    Not in the slightest.
    Is there a worldwide release or US only?
    Yep, it'll be global!
    Same here, i will buy it as I like card / board games and music, but so far I don't understand how the scoring works. Had difficulties to understand the explanation in video due to the beat :wink: HMX should at some point in time explain this step by step, so that older generations get it :smiley:
    Relatively simple breakdown:
    • You get one point for every card you play.
    • You get a bonus point if you play a color that isn't already in the mix (If you play a wild and fill two unfilled colors, that's two bonus points).
    • You get a bonus point if you have the full mix (All five cards in play are yours).
    • Some FX cards can give you bonus points, either by letting you play extra cards or if you meet certain criteria (e.g. Play a synth card or +1 point if you have a blue card in play)
    • You lose a point if your cards are removed from play via the Equalizer or an FX card (This only affects when cards are removed from the board. Playing over a card doesn't make them lose points.
  • Re: Introducing Our Next Game: DropMix [the Discussion Thread]

    great just went out and bought rb4 and all the dumb gadgets to play on xbox...
    Welcome to the family! We're almost six months out from when that comment was made, and Rock Band is still going strong! We just finished the first Season in the new Rivals Seasons mode, we just dropped 83 new missions into the game last Thursday, we just dropped two free songs for Rivals owners last week, with two more coming this week, Season 2 starts in nine days, and we've still got new DLC hitting the store every week.

    I wouldn't worry about your purchase. Thanks for joining us, and enjoy the game. :)