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#21 Gigakoops

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Posted January 5, 2016 - 06:43 PM

I'm not going to do the research for you guys, but do Wii U Fit or Wii U Sports that can be played multiplayer locally have online multiplayer? What about multiplayer fighting games like the recent Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter? Or to take it even closer to home, Amplitude 2?

 

If you want to say that Rock Band 4 should have online multiplayer because it's designed for local multiplayer, that's just the same as saying Fallout 4 should have had online multiplayer. The game's system lends itself well to a sort of MMORPG kind of thing.

 

I don't know about the Wii games, but both Mortal Kombat X and Street Fighter V have online multiplayer. Neither of which really work well (or at least that beta for STV didn't), but at least they tried. Also no, this isn't like saying Fallout 4 should have multiplayer, because that game is built for single player play. Whereas Rock Band 4 out of the box has multiplayer, it's just local and not online.



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Posted January 5, 2016 - 06:52 PM

But integrating multiplayer into Fallout 4 and Rock Band 4 would probably be just as difficult, if not more for RB4 since it needs a lot more precise timing. Neither game was designed with online multiplayer in mind. Don't discount that simply because RB4 has local multiplayer.



#23 Gigakoops

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Posted January 5, 2016 - 07:02 PM

But integrating multiplayer into Fallout 4 and Rock Band 4 would probably be just as difficult, if not more for RB4 since it needs a lot more precise timing. Neither game was designed with online multiplayer in mind. Don't discount that simply because RB4 has local multiplayer.

 

No, but it should have been. Harmonix should have known that people would be upset at the lack of online multiplayer, and should have focused their multiplayer game to have online multiplayer. If this meant delaying the game, then so be it; I'm of the opinion that they maybe should have delayed it anyways, due to the sorry shape it shipped in (crashes, various glitches, etc.).

 

They say they're considering it, so at least that's a step in the right direction. Though don't blame people for being a bit upset that features that were standard in past releases are now being tacked on after release. It's okay for people to voice their distaste for things they feel are wrong.



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Posted January 5, 2016 - 07:09 PM

 

If this meant delaying the game, then so be it; I'm of the opinion that they maybe should have delayed it anyways, 

 

I hope you realize that 1) a lot of people would disagree with you there and would prefer a bunch of other things before online multiplayer, myself included and 2) it's fairly evident they rushed to release to beat GH:L and to make it to the holiday sales. Pushing later might have meant no game at all if they were as tight in their budget as it seems they were.

 

It's easy to make decisions like "postpone the game!" or "add x and y I don't care how much money or time it takes!" when you're not the one having to run a business that has employees who rely on that business's success to pay their bills.



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Posted January 5, 2016 - 08:03 PM

I never play online anyway so I honestly don't care if RB4 gets online multiplayer or not

#26 Gigakoops

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Posted January 5, 2016 - 08:18 PM

 

I hope you realize that 1) a lot of people would disagree with you there and would prefer a bunch of other things before online multiplayer, myself included and 2) it's fairly evident they rushed to release to beat GH:L and to make it to the holiday sales. Pushing later might have meant no game at all if they were as tight in their budget as it seems they were.

 

It's easy to make decisions like "postpone the game!" or "add x and y I don't care how much money or time it takes!" when you're not the one having to run a business that has employees who rely on that business's success to pay their bills.

 

I realize there are those who would disagree with me, and that is fine. Yes, there are a lot of other things that are also important for the game, and what should be focussed on more than the other is a complex issue. I'm just stating my opinions, I'm not trying to make it seem like I'm attacking anyone else, and I apologize if that's how it came off.

 

Though my opinion that they should have delayed still stands. They could have released in December and still made the Christmas sales, for example. Even if it wouldn't mean online multiplayer, or any of the numerous features that aren't in the game, it would more than likely mean some of the bigger bugs would be worked out. Also, releasing in December could actually give it a boost in advertising, as retailers could make a display or advertisement saying it's released "just in time for the holidays!" That could attract people who are looking for a gaming-related gift to buy, and see this brand new thing. I realize it's a bit of a stretch, but honestly, I can see it happening.



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Posted January 5, 2016 - 09:31 PM

I don't think the "give your main competitor 2 months of headstart" argument would have flown in the CEO's office. Also, private citizens can measure what they want to achieve by the time they set aside for it, but business measure it by budgets. Multiplayer is out because it costed more than what they projected to make out of it, that's it. Taking 2 more months would have meant spending more than they allocated. I understand it can be tempting to think like that but a business needs to make a profit and the market is free to judge the products. RB4 has been successful for Harmonix, according to them (hence the long term upgrades path), so they probably made the right choices. There's nothing a business HAS to do, outside of regulations: however, it's up to the consumers to rejects products if they don't like them.



#28 MFX

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Posted January 6, 2016 - 12:31 AM

My "online multiplayer experience" consisted of trying to hook up with randoms with a decent amount of DLC overlap and hoping they don't drop out (or start spewing bigotry, racism, and misogyny). I guess it's all well and good if you have a crew of talented regulars, but you might imagine how well it went in my case. I probably didn't even try it past RB2.

 

I did bassvox my way through the "Moving Pictures" album upon release with a friend of a friend who drummed, but that was pretty much the pinnacle of online for me.

 

A success story, you might think, but I did the same thing with one of my local friends a few weeks later. It really served to underscore the value of interacting in a musical context with people you can see and hear in real-time. Also, same local friend ran Rock Band nights in a local bar. That was fun.

 

I think online pales in comparison and don't miss it. But all I can speak to is my own personal experience.



#29 Sid Kafizz

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Posted January 6, 2016 - 10:52 PM

You gotta know how to find the right online players! Facebook isn't the greatest thing in the world, but I've found plenty of fun and DLC-loaded people to play with. There are several groups that are worth checking out, from casuals to the insanely talented, top of the leaderboards types. I never did much like the randoms - most of them only wanted to play "Timmy" and A7x.



#30 MissingElements

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Posted January 8, 2016 - 11:10 PM

I really hope they allow the RBN songs on there. The best songs, in my opinion, were on RBN and I've bought a bunch of them, like Halcyon Way, Ghost Brigade, Amberian Dawn, Blackguard, etc., and it'd be just so great to play those songs on Rock Band 4. Really wish they would've kept keys. It makes me mad how they kept harmonies and ridded of keys, because I've never had a successful time using harmonies with other players even. But either way, that's something completely different. Excited about the possibility of RBN, and hopefully previous Rock Band (1, 2, AC/DC Live, Lego, etc.) export packs will come too.



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Posted January 22, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Quick update. RB1 Export is now live on Xbox One. It was live for PS4 last week. Enjoy Rockaholics!



#32 Sideshow

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Posted January 23, 2016 - 03:02 AM

Quick update. RB1 Export is now live on Xbox One. It was live for PS4 last week. Enjoy Rockaholics!

:rock:

Hopefully RB2 and Lego next week.



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Posted January 23, 2016 - 06:28 AM

:rock:

Hopefully RB2 and Lego next week.

That's what I'm talking about. Or should I say..... Thats what I'm "rockin" about. Heh. In case anyone is having troubles with the export... It wasn't showing up in the export section in the RB4 game. You need to go to the "manage game" section and download it there. That was how I did it earlier. Maybe they fixed it.



#34 Ironman

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Posted February 12, 2016 - 06:57 PM

I don´t know if you guys already seen it, but I have an Xbox One with RB 4 and I bought the RB3 Export...so now I got the RB3 Songs in my list...and today as I read here that there could be the RB1 Export out for PS4 I also looked at my RB4 on Xbox One...the game updated very long, but still no other Exports to download/purchase...but I discovered in the RB4 Gamehub, that in the Add-Ons, there are some RB1 Songs and AC/DC Songs, that I can install for free...but I have to click on every single Song...so now I´m downloading my old RB Songs and searching through this library



#35 iammax

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Posted March 15, 2016 - 01:38 AM

https://www.youtube....VqsK41HQ/videos

 

Official RBN info



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Posted April 8, 2017 - 03:44 PM

Quick question about this, since I moved from xbox to playstation. All you have to do is play the pervious games (Rock Band 1 and Rock Band 3) on my Playstation account then I'm entitled to buy the exports on Rock Band 4? Thanks



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Posted April 8, 2017 - 05:21 PM

Quick question about this, since I moved from xbox to playstation. All you have to do is play the pervious games (Rock Band 1 and Rock Band 3) on my Playstation account then I'm entitled to buy the exports on Rock Band 4? Thanks

 

No, this only works with ps3 rock band 3, others rock band DLC is not cross-plataform, now is unavailable export: rock band 1,2, green day, lego, if you export  codes on xbox 360 is only for xbox one, ps3 is only for ps4.
 
others track packs is still avaliable purchase and export, you need to export a new code, try purchase a never opened game with the code on amazoon, ebay, best bay or some webstores to export. 





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