Have C3/customs kept your Rock Band experience alive? Tell us here!
Posted June 16, 2015 - 12:57 PM
Remember, this is not a thread about how good or not good Rock Band 4 looks to you right now, about how you will or won't buy it because you don't own an Xbox One or a PS4, this is all about how the work done by C3 and our passionate community has kept your interested in HMX's franchise alive. This goes for everybody, authors included, so please chime in everybody!
Posted June 16, 2015 - 01:07 PM
Posted June 16, 2015 - 01:09 PM
Posted June 16, 2015 - 02:13 PM
The surprise DLC announcement in January piqued my interest again, and then somebody on the HMX forum PMed me with this URL about a month ago. My mind was kinda blown. I had no idea.
I have 1000+ "official" HMX songs, but this site filled in a lot of major missing pieces. Not only major bands or songs that could never be licensed by HMX (like Guns 'N Roses, Led Zeppelin, "Danger Zone", etc.)...but other types of music that really suit my musical palate (I mean...there's a Frank Sinatra song available on these forums!). So while C3 hasn't forced me to go back into the HMX DLC store (I already bought everything I wanted before they stopped releasing...a couple thousand dollars worth of content)...it has definitely rejuvenated my interest in Rock Band as a platform, and got me playing again.
And now I troll this site daily, anxiously waiting to see what new customs get pushed out there every other day or so!
Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:00 PM
Finding the site has really jumped me back into playing guitar. I've also hosted a few RB nights with friends again lately.
I really enjoy the crazy variety you and everyone in the custom forum put out. I know I won't be as rich with goofy girl pop songs to sing to annoy everyone in the future so I will miss what you guys do here.
Posted June 16, 2015 - 03:10 PM
Still waiting for Rage For Order
Thanks for all you guys do!
Posted June 16, 2015 - 05:46 PM
Visit my post for Spanish Customs
Posted June 16, 2015 - 08:42 PM
Posted June 16, 2015 - 09:33 PM
but as soon as I found this site I picked up a 360 for $20 bucks and got my Roland E-Kit and started getting invested from the weekly customs to the RB: Harmony Project which breathes life back into the older official dlcs and it's just been amazing I'm forcing all my friends at any given time to have some sort of RB party
I loved Rock Band before
but C3 cemented with a lot of bands I thought I'd never see make it so thank you! thank you to all the charters!
Posted June 16, 2015 - 10:02 PM
I spied this thread's title when I came in today to see any updates from anyone. With Farottone's question, I can easily say that I've been playing Rock Band game since around December of 2011 and when I learned about the beauty of customs (especially Guitar Hero converts and pony customs), it was as if my prayers were answered. And coming across C3 back in Xmas of 2013, it was an amazing find. So, first off, let me thank you to every single person here. Thanks for keeping Rock Band rocking for all these years.
As for official DLC, I've been buying it on and off ever since I started. When I tell friends I still buy DLC, they are surprised I don't have it all. But it's thanks to this wonderful site that I learn of more amazing bands (Electric Six, Belle And Sebastian, the Fratellis, and iwrestledabearonce to name a few) which has resulted in buying some DLC. So, I'm slowly filling in the pieces (or should I say, "Picking Up The Pieces"? Yeah, that was lame).
Now, if I may muse a little, I absolutely love all of you who work on these customs and for doing songs by artists I love (and of course ones that I don't know quite yet). I mean, can you imagine how I felt when I saw Madness, Less Than Jake, CAKE, Pink Floyd, blink-182, U2, AC/DC, Daft Punk, Desmond Dekker (a personal fav), the xx, The Specials, "Weird Al", Supertramp, and the loveable band from the anime K-On!, Ho-kago Tea Time. It was stoked to say the least.
Let me share a bit of a story. Every year, I go to a conventions and there is one that I always staff at in the electronic game room (in case you are curious, the convention is Everfree NW in Seattle, an MLP con). Three years ago now, I took my Xbox 360 up with my ton of DLC (at the time) and pony customs I found around the internet (along with a few others, including ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky"). I decided to do a tourney for the attendees and to my surprised, the 'My Little Rock Band Tournament' has become a staple at the convention ever since. This has turned people back to Rock Band, turned people to this forum, and even have some of the musicians of pony music play their own music with plastic instruments! (Such as Pon1Kenobi and HayLasFas.) And all the thanks goes to the countless hours put in by all of ya'll, which is why I always put a thank you to you guys in the music binder each year.
All of this user created content is absolutely amazing. So, simply put, thanks for everything and keep up the amazing work and sorry for my rambling.
Now that I did all of that, can we get some more ska and punk up in here? What about all of Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust'?
A big thank you to all C3 staff! With all of your help, my RB Library is amazing and is loved when I take it to conventions (especially Everfree Northwest)!
Posted June 16, 2015 - 10:40 PM
Posted June 16, 2015 - 10:44 PM
I have always played RB3 on a weekly basis. Don't want dust to settle on the drums, guitars or my aging body !
After finding C3 earlier this year. I was able to convince my wife to let me purchase a set of Alesis DM10 drums off of eBay for a reasonable price. And haven't stop glowing yet. I own about 850 official DLC songs.
But even then they were getting on the boredom stage. I have been a professional drummer since I was 11 and picked up my first set of sticks.Been in several bar bands. Now at 55 years young I just want to have fun with music and leave the fighting with band members & hoopla to someone else. C3 & RB3 has helped me do just that. Have fun playing music & enjoy friends !
Once I found C3 in my Rock Band world. Bands like Led Zeppelin, G & R, Buckcherry, Volbeat, Journey the list goes on & on. These are bands I used to dream of playing the drums to.I was like holy Dog do do. Look at all these great custom songs I can get now + their all Free !! It was like the music gods have killed me & I have gone to drummers heaven.
New Drum Set + New Songs to Jam to. Yea music life is grand once again..
Not only has C3 made RB3 a revived game once again.... I have friends call me daily wanting to have a RB party since they are too cheap to buy the instruments & Xbox console all party's are at my house because of your custom songs.
Has C3 changed the way we play & revived the interest once again in RB3 ? That's a Big HELL YES it has
Can't wait for RB4 once I convince the wife on an Xbox One. But I will always play the great customs songs you fine people have brought into my life.
So upon that I say Thank you again what you have done for RB3 is nothing short of Fantastic !!!
See you in RB4 everyone. Music sooth's the soul ! Some friends & family may laugh at our plastic instruments.
But they just don't get it. C3 has made me feel like a Rock Star in my Mind & my House. What could be better ?
If they handed out a best add on to a video game award. C3 Should & Would win hands down.......
Posted June 16, 2015 - 11:35 PM
Playing with customs is a whole new world, and there's a ton of resources available, courtesy of C3, to have a fun time no matter what. I never really played Keys, and I never tried out harmonies, but my friend and I pooled our hardware, and we tried out full band with harmonies and keys, with a group of 5, and it was an incredible experience. Harmonies are now a staple in my group, and because of me picking up a ton more offical and RBN DLC, along with the Harmonies Project, I don't know why my friend group didn't start playing RB sooner.
Thanks to C3 for releasing endless entertainment every week, and I'll do my best to do my part to keep the longevity of RB3 alive in the weekly release's absence.
Posted June 17, 2015 - 02:26 AM
I've also gotten other friends interested in both playing and charting customs, and have met pksage in person.
And I'm already looking forward to figuring out what kind of RB4 slipups lead to the next generation of customs charting.
Posted June 17, 2015 - 03:10 AM
Posted June 17, 2015 - 06:49 AM
Posted June 17, 2015 - 08:06 AM
Customs help to keep the game fresh for us and thus have continued its lifespan - and that is a great thing. I really look forward to seeing what customs come out every week (as I used to on the harmonix forums).
As a wii user, my only avenue for new songs is C3 and the sterling work done by everyone who creates them and stackoverflowox, who converts them for the Wii.
If I was an Xbox user, I would have made plenty of customs myself to support the community. As it is, I can't afford to switch gear. But you live/die by your decisions early in life right !
Anyhow, C3 is amazing. So pleased I found the site about 2 years ago, and so pleased I finally decided to sort out the Wii in order to be able to play the customs, albeit not an easy and a relatively daunting process.
We play a game, where we show the songs in stars achieved mode...... we have to play a zero star, a 3 star, a 4 star and then anything we want after. Our aim is to get our increasing library to all 5-star songs. A neat game within a game.
We love 80's stuff (seeing as we're both around 40) and anything really well known, as well as other stuff, such as Nightwish.
Shame it will come to an end soon (for regular content) - but hey, that's not here yet !!
Posted June 17, 2015 - 12:23 PM
Seeing the looks on my friend's faces when I show them a new custom I've made that's related to an inside joke we have is priceless. Rock Band drumming is one of my favorite things in the world, and C3 has made it all the more enjoyable over the past years. Thank you for everything you guys have done!
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