Sorry, but I don't get it. Why do so many of the more casual crowd just expect everything to be free? Why do you feel so entitled? All the time. I've never once heard a hard-core competitive player come on the forums and cry about having to spend $2.00 for a DLC song. Ever.I'm just speaking for myself here, but I was gifted my PS4 and RB4 Rivals band-in-the-box, and would not have been able to get it otherwise. I am very poor, and can't afford to get DLC outside of holidays or birthdays when I get money gifted (I do also sometimes win free songs via Twitch streams, so that's helped me expand my library in recent weeks). As thus, any system that requires you to spend more in order to "win" at something without spending countless hours I don't have grinding is something I dislike. Don't worry, I realize there are much worse examples of this, and I strongly oppose to those as well.
In the meantime, you have what? Your $300 xb1 or ps4, your $200 band in a box, maybe your $50/year online membership with whichever console you are on. How many extra controllers or add-ons? What about that cell phone you're looking at the app on? If you have to buy 1 song a week (and doubtful you would have to unless you were on a crew by yourself and had zero DLC) the most you are talking is $104 over the course of a year. That's $8.67 a month / $2 week / 28 cents a day, for entertainment. Count up the hours you spend on this game and I dare you to find something in the real world you can do that long for that amount of money. Even if you never play a handful of those songs ever again, it's hardly a waste if you look at the big picture.
When there are so many games that charge you a much higher monthly subscription on top of everything else just to play, I'd hardly call this a big deal and saying it's "pay to win", well, nobody is forcing you to buy them. You can still advance and get promoted with extremely low spotlight scores and extremely high XP. It's not a requirement. If nobody wants to buy the song then everybody pitches in 20 cents and you buy it for one person on the crew who can do it on more than one instrument. TWENTY CENTS.
So, for those of us that don't mind, and enjoy having something new now and then (whether we like the song or not doesn't matter), just stop already. This is the kind of thing that would totally destroy what's left of this game.
I respect your opinion; if you find it fun as-is, then that's fine. I can certainly see the argument that the current model allows for more variety in Spotlight selection and themes. However, not all of us are fortunate enough to be able to afford DLC every week, and many of us are in crews with friends, not necessarily in crews that are made up of entirely top-level players who can afford DLC every week. As for you're comment on pitching in twenty cents every week, I wonder how that would work in terms of buying digital content on PS4, since their system requires you to buy the virtual currency itself, which last I checked had a minimum cost/amount of $5 (in other words, their system doesn't allow you to just buy the DLC on it's own using your credit card, you need to add at least $5 to your PSN account first). There's also tax to take into account, though that probably isn't nearly as big an issue.
I would be completely happy to them going back to one DLC song per week; that way there's still some DLC in the spotlight, but not too much to where those who can't buy the songs/don't like the songs aren't left out in the dust, required to grind the few songs they have over and over for several hours (especially in higher tiers).0
I actually agree that having DLC songs in the Spotlight section is kinda lame; it essentially makes the game pay-to-win at that point, especially now that the majority of the time it's two DLC songs per week.
As for being in Rivals in general, though, I don't think that removing them from Rivals entirely is a great idea. That would only leave on-disc songs and Rivals songs, and that would get old quick. Besides, Spotlight songs are where the big XP boosts are, so it makes more sense to just not have DLC be Spotlight, then to have all DLC discounted from Rivals entirely.1
Honestly, I would say Muse is easily as frequently requested as all of those. This isn't 2011 anymore, but back in the RB3 days we couldn't go a month at most without at least a few requests for Muse on these forums. Muse definitely is a highly requested band, as well as the ones you've listed.
Yes to Ed Sheeran. No to Basement. I think most of us here would agree that the most wanted British band that we want in Rock Band is Muse.Lol? Over Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Radiohead?
As for me personally, I would prefer Muse over the likes of The Rolling Stones and Radiohead (nothing against those bands, mind, but I like Muse more). The Beatles, as mentioned, already have an entire game, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin probably won't happen if they haven't happened yet, and Black Sabbath... actually I do wonder why we don't have more Black Sabbath. We got a pack of covers back in the RB1 days, and Guitar Hero has gotten Black Sabbath songs all the way up to Warriors of Rock, with "Children of the Grave" being on-disc. Nowdays masters aren't really an issue for Harmonix, so the possibilities are much more open than they've ever been for classic Sabbath, I feel.2
I hate that HMX has started making DLC spotlight songs, honestly. To see a week of entirely DLC would just infuriate me, so sadly I think I'll pass on this.0
Three words: Sir Psycho Sexy...
What songs in RB had to be edited as much as a hip hop song would? We're not talking about a few words in a chorus. There'd be huge chunks of verses that would have to either be edited or they'd have to use a clean version, but I'm not even sure those are made anymore. I don't really hear clean versions of songs these days.
Not really, and that hasn't stopped other songs from coming.
My guess on why is because many songs would have to be very heavily edited.
Rap/Hip-Hop is one of the hottest genres right now. I'm actually so surprised we haven't gotten any new rap songs. We literally have no R&B lmao
We've gotten 1 rap/hip-hop song in the past 4 yearsRB is sorely lacking in rap/hip hop. For old stuff, we need MOAR Run DMC, among others. They have plenty of stuff that fits the game well.
Maybe we'll get some more recent stuff too, even if it isn't exciting chart-wise. I still want Kid Cudi's "Erase Me" though, dammit! I occasionally fire up GH:L just to play that and "Let It Rock".
Oh, and also Redneck by Lamb of God is pretty heavily censored, as well as the final chorus of Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine.
Also, I'm sure there's plenty of hip-hop that wouldn't have to be too heavily censored, and I do know some radio edits are still made. For example, we got a radio edit for Starboy by The Weeknd, where they replace "I'm a motherf***ing starboy" with "I'm a I'm a starboy." There's also songs such as Swimming Pools (Drank) by Kendrick Lamar (which a radio edit exists that takes out the n-word), Bring the Noise by Public Enemy, most Run-DMC songs, pop rappers such as Pit Bull who have plenty of radio edits available, and I'm sure there's plenty more that I just can't think of right now 'cause it's the middle of the night4