Hahahaha, banshee knows.
My point is, normally that would be the case, but in this extremely unique and rare circumstance, it is a bit of a speedbump.
When RB4 was first released that was exactly my thought - awesome.
But then it quickly became apparent that for now at least, the game was not perfect and complications have arisen regarding the world of customs and ongoing dlc co-existing.
What started as a very minor concern has evolved into a bit of frustration, and I just wanted to post to see if anyone else was feeling the same.
Of course then though you get this weird situation whereby a developers efforts to keep a much loved franchise alive are now clashing with a community's efforts and it's quite a bizzare situation and I certainly don't know quite how to feel.
I think, since C3 is so organised, centralised and the quality of the customs so standardised, that I felt more comfortable before rockband 4 released, because there was a steady flow of amazing quality dlc, done by cool people and it can all be discussed and everything. That was pretty cool.
Then on the other hand, if none of this had existed, RB4 would just be another sequel that everyone could buzz about and that'd be it.
That would be a crazy alternate timeline though damn
I feel like even though everyone knows it, they are just ignoring the fact because it's a bit shocking to complain about something like this, and it is, of course it is - I don't really have an argument - there's nothing anyone can do about it, and I think the futility of the situation is what causes most frustration tbh.
What about if customs were more high profile and popular? I feel like if almost every RB player knew about them at the time of RB4's sale there would've been a dramatic difference in sales.
And it's thinking like that that, although it's already been released, and HMX are afloat, has got me wondering if they'll let customs live too.
I know you guys been in this game a lot longer, and it will still have some more life in it yet - I think maybe because I haven't really done charting a lot before it's a bit more difficult to swallow.
Plus the reasons like I the style of game - I didn't really think a rhythm game needs better graphics or things like that (that said, I think it really does look gorgeous - despite others opinions), but those arguments don't really seem to stand up because it's almost part of a rose-tinted view of the world, when in fact things do move on and change over time - whether we like it or not.
If there was a way to plug in my old hardrive (customs n all) into an xbox one I'd be happy as shit, but knowing that'll never work it's just completely split everything RB-related for me, and you guys.
I didn't think I'd be the only one in this though, I feel like if they knew more about customs, and more people used them, and enough people made a point about it, they might have had to release backwards dlc - if they could do backwards packs, and compensate for the extra effort/licensing, and enough people would buy them obviously then it would be profitable.
No I don't really think that would happen.
All in all, I'm not really as bothered about it as it comes across, I just wanted to share to see if anyone else was maybe tasting the bittersweet that RB4 for us. I understand it comes across as entitled - there wasn't really a way it couldn't - but sometimes it's better to at the very least voice a concern rather than just let it slide because you don't want to "make a fuss", and this wasn't supposed to be a "I HATE RB4" post, even if I was getting a bit pissed/worried at the time hahaha 😅
I appreciate all the responses
FujiSkunk Yeh I couldn't remember the details, I think it was hardware sales that flopped, and there was a shortage of legacy adapters (so clearly the resistance to buying new hardware is real for the RB community), it was just a quip, I figured the person who estimated RB's new hardware sales was not the same person who decided legacy DLC would not be profitable.
And if course I'm happy that the developer is still alive and I'm stoked they have brought out a new game (that's the "sweet" in the "bittersweet"). It would be an absolute tragedy for HMX to cease to exist after RB3, they deserve to prosper more than most developers in this age.
And it's not that the current game is not for me, just that the current game is going to effect, however slightly, an enjoyable experience I already have.