Rocksmith Catch All

I seem to recall a developer interview that addressed this exact question (mandatory tuning before each song). The response was that this was geared toward beginners who might not realize that tuning can drift off. They didn't want beginners to go slightly out of tune and then be frustrated when they didn't realize why they are suddenly missing a bunch of notes.

The problem is that pre-song tuner sucks. I want to disable it because one, my guitars don't go out of tune typically once I've tuned for the current temp and humidity, and two, it sounds awful to my ear before the quick tuner has a problem with my tuning. My $10 Snark makes sure that I'm always precisely in tune while I wait for the song to start. Have it default to always wanting you to tune to avoid a lot of support complaints about tracking, but allow those of us who want to disable it the option to do so.

TL; DR: ditto.

GAWD! PLUCKING ALL SIX STRINGS IS SUCH A PAIN IN MY ASS! THAT'S LIKE 18 SECONDS I'LL NEVER GET BACK!

LilCodger wrote:

GAWD! PLUCKING ALL SIX STRINGS IS SUCH A PAIN IN MY ASS! THAT'S LIKE 18 SECONDS I'LL NEVER GET BACK!

:)

First world problems for sure, but put those 18 seconds together for hundreds and hundreds of hours of playtime...

The game already has a thing where it detects if your guitar might be out of tune, it stops you and asks you if you want to re-tune it (I think? Been a while since I've seen that, but it was in the Xbox release of Rocksmith), they just need to have a setting that asks you about it.

Dunno, still love the game : )

Imagine if every time you walked to the water cooler some schmuck popped out and lightly slapped you on the forehead. Hey, no real loss of time, right?

Shall I get started with bitching about how much it annoys me that Rocksmith doesn't remember your song sort method between songs and won't let you jump first letters with the shoulder buttons? The Rockband UI and general gameplay has sooo much awesomeness to it that I really with the Rocksmith engine could just be plugged into RB3.

anyone else have problems updating on Steam?

This isnt actually just a Rocksmith issue, but my updates for all games in general lately have been problematic. It'll randomly stop around 20-50% Then it just updates in fits and starts 1-2% at a time. I have to click on resume update each time.

LiquidMantis wrote:

Shall I get started with bitching about how much it annoys me that Rocksmith doesn't remember your song sort method between songs and won't let you jump first letters with the shoulder buttons?

Wait. You can sort songs?

Yeah, it's one of the "hidden" "Go Left" options, just like your event menu. While in Songs you can go left and filter to your Even List or sort Artist A-Z, Songs A-Z (default), or Year. No reverse sorting though.

LiquidMantis wrote:

:D Yeah, it's one of the "hidden" "Go Left" options, just like your event menu. While in Songs you can go left and filter to your Even List or sort Artist A-Z, Songs A-Z (default), or Year. No reverse sorting though.

You just blew my mind. I had no idea.

I agree with every niggle and complaint mentioned, especially about the UI. (The developers must wince now every time they think about it.) But as many have noted -- I can't get enough of this game. The DLC has been strong and, honestly, I wasn't sure when this game first came out that we'd get much DLC at all.

Here's hoping they are working on Rocksmith 2 (for next-gen consoles, perhaps?) and there will be a way (a la Rock Band) to carry over all the songs and DLC from this version.

B Dog wrote:

Here's hoping they are working on Rocksmith 2 (for next-gen consoles, perhaps?) and there will be a way (a la Rock Band) to carry over all the songs and DLC from this version.

Go take a gander at the Bandfuse thread Songs wont carry over sadly and i'm trying real hard to not over indulge on the DLC, but this looks like a much slicker cleaned up version of Rocksmith.

ranalin wrote:
B Dog wrote:

Here's hoping they are working on Rocksmith 2 (for next-gen consoles, perhaps?) and there will be a way (a la Rock Band) to carry over all the songs and DLC from this version.

Go take a gander at the Bandfuse thread Songs wont carry over sadly and i'm trying real hard to not over indulge on the DLC, but this looks like a much slicker cleaned up version of Rocksmith.

After experiencing Rocksmith on PS3 vs. PC, it's very unlikely that I'll be buying Bandfuse. I hope they consider a PC and/or new gen console release.

mateofalcone wrote:
ranalin wrote:
B Dog wrote:

Here's hoping they are working on Rocksmith 2 (for next-gen consoles, perhaps?) and there will be a way (a la Rock Band) to carry over all the songs and DLC from this version.

Go take a gander at the Bandfuse thread Songs wont carry over sadly and i'm trying real hard to not over indulge on the DLC, but this looks like a much slicker cleaned up version of Rocksmith.

After experiencing Rocksmith on PS3 vs. PC, it's very unlikely that I'll be buying Bandfuse. I hope they consider a PC and/or new gen console release.

I was pondering this myself. I concluded that the primary appeal of the PC version for me is that it's fast enough to mostly compensate for the steaming pile of crap that is the Rocksmith UI. If Rocksmith had a snappy UI, I'd probably be playing it on my 360, where there's more room to play and a much larger screen. At this point, if Bandfuse can nail the UI and do roughly the same sort of guitar stuff that Rocksmith does, I'll be jumping ship.

Yeah, I don't think there's a reason to avoid 360 music games based on Rocksmith's poor performance.

Incubus pack:

Not a bad pack, I'd say.

The first two aren't songs that I'd pick necessarily, but I like the last choice.

Bleah

Really? No 'Drive' or 'Megalomaniac'? I'd figure those would sell better.

I need more practice time. I'm just under level 5 and the game is really starting to kick my ass. I wouldn't be the first to drop out of school and learn the guitar, right?

Yeah, I was a bit surprised with the song choice. I am pretty. I plan on holding off on any of that stuff until the next steam sale. I think I'd be able to practice more when I don't have to do it in the living room.

obirano wrote:

Yeah, I was a bit surprised with the song choice. I am pretty.

Hey buddy, the non sequitur thread is that-a-way.

I meant to do, I am pretty sure I'm going to....

Rock Hits '80s 2

"Cult of Personality" by Living Colour
"Blister in the Sun" by the Violent Femmes
"Burnin' for You" by Blue Oyster Cult

Looks fun if not all that over the top.

I may have to pick up the violent femmes track.

From the reviews and some comments in this thread some of the technique detection is wonky/off in Rocksmith. Please clarify; is it 'off' enough that adjusting to play it right in game is going to result in a starting player learning bad habits?

Off how? I haven't read any of that. From my experience, the only detections that I see it miss with any frequency are:
- It doesn't read my bends sometimes
- It misses hammer-offs occasionally
- Palm mute detection seems weird (but that may be my poor technique)

On bass, it doesn't like to read low E sustains for some reason. This is the only thing that happens enough that it really bugs me.

So, from my experience playing both guitar and bass in-game, I would say no, it should not give anyone bad habits. If anything it has made me be more precise and less lazy with my techniques. Perhaps a high level player would notice more than me. If someone is starting off I think it will reinforce good technique in general.

Edit: Although, to be clear, this game is not a substitute for lessons. It should be viewed as supplementary not a primary source for learning to play an instrument.

I don't need no lessons to know how to rock!

I fired this up for the first time in ages last night, it's still fun.

I downloaded the Clash song pack this weekend. I love the Clash but am pretty disappointed in the transcriptions. The lack of nuance in the way the game presents rhythm structures really stands out.

How many people still playing this? Anyone feel like starting up our old "Weekly challenges" where someone picked a song and we tried to get as good as we could for a week?

Could be monthly too, if you don't want to feel too pressured...

I'm still playing. Not with consistent regularity but clocking a few or more hours a week.

And first hint for next week's DLC is in!

More DLC hits next week! Here’s song #1, which was written by this band’s frontman for his fiancé as a wedding present. Recognize it?
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