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Poll: Customs refining works (65 member(s) have cast votes)

What kind of missing features would you most appreciate added to mostly finished customs?

  1. ProKeys (15 votes [8.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  2. Pitched vocals (46 votes [27.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.06%

  3. Harmonies (27 votes [15.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.88%

  4. Rhythmic guitar on Keys (7 votes [4.12%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.12%

  5. Authored reductions (13 votes [7.65%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.65%

  6. Detailed characters animations (incl. lip sync) (19 votes [11.18%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.18%

  7. Venue camera & lightning (17 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  8. Chart improvements (disco flips, ghost notes, chords revisions...) (14 votes [8.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.24%

  9. Scoring improvements (overdrives, unisons, drum fills...) (12 votes [7.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.06%

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#1 Shroud

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 07:17 AM

Hi all,

 

this summer I finally took the courage to learn and create my first custom, and Reaper tells me it took me only about 60 hours to do it  :D I have many other customs in mind, but this is always the time of the year when my free time for hobbies disappears, so I don't see myself able to work on my next full custom until after Xmas probably... so I've been thinking that maybe I can put my newly acquired charting skills to contribute to the community with some lighter work, as I have already discussed privately with a few of you.

 

There are thousands of customs in our database which are in totally playable state, basically complete, but are missing a feature or two. Different people may consider these features anything between nice-to-have only and quite essential, depending on your tastes and way to play the game, so I thought it would be useful to get a gauge and ask you directly on what kind of additions would be more appreciated. I won't promise that I will necessarily work on whatever comes first on the poll, because I'm definitely not good at all with some of these, but I will certainly consider the results.

 

Let me also know if you want me to add more options to the poll. Note that the poll takes into account only songs that are at least in "legacy instruments" state, so I am not considering customs that are even more incomplete, as that could easily lead to a much heavier task.



#2 Bat Ramps

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 10:13 AM

100% pitched vocals for me, I always get really sad when I go to download a custom and don't pay attention to the fact that it doesn't have pitched vocals until I start playing it. Definitely strikes me as something that is mandatory in creating a high quality custom, though I do get that it is time consuming and isn't for everyone, but I feel like it is really rewarding in the end.



#3 Atruejedi

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Pitched vocals, harmonies, and lip sync. Go big or go home!


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#4 Shroud

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Pitched vocals, harmonies, and lip sync. Go big or go home!

 

I have been assuming lip sync as part of the "detailed animation" group in the poll, but now I have also added specific mention for it, in case it wasn't clear. Thanks!



#5 lifeismusic5

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 12:01 PM

This was a close one for me, but pitched vocals are very nice. Many times Ive ran into customs without them & although I enjoy karaoke style, & wished more authors would add that as a separate option, its nice to have a good pitched vocal challenge.

#6 Nintendo113

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 04:41 PM

Honestly, just whatever's actually missing being added! There's lots of stuff that's Guitar/drums only that could use the full band treatment. 

 

Like Colt 45 (crazy rap) by Afroman for example, the whole thing kinda needs work because it's out of sync, and it's guitar only at the moment. 

 

Out of the options, I guess I'd say Harmonies or Prokeys. 



#7 dr waffles

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 05:02 PM

I definitely would love more charters to add rhythm guitar on songs that have very little/no keys in the audio, but I know I'm in the minority in that regard. I also stress authored reductions mainly because, although I play expert everything, it's rare for my rock band nights to not have at least 2-3 people who cant play expert, so atrocious reductions can sometimes hamper the experience for them.



#8 TheFrisk

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 07:12 PM

Lip sync, 100%. It's super minor, but it always irked me when I'd find a custom of a song I love that's full band, with pitched vocals and everything else, but it's missing the lip sync/dryvox for the vocalist.



#9 Dangus

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 09:37 PM

Pitched vocals for me. I refuse to download non-pitched charts for the sake that I mostly sing now when playing.



#10 AJFOne23

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Posted September 4, 2019 - 11:00 PM

Venues! venues! venues!



#11 akaisenshi

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Posted September 5, 2019 - 12:25 AM

Mainly chart improvements for me



#12 doa

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Posted September 5, 2019 - 05:28 AM

Authored reductions for me too. 

 

No-one at my rock band parties plays expert anything. 



#13 ws54

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Posted September 6, 2019 - 08:52 AM

I'd just like to see customs fully authored and released all at once instead of piecemeal updates. Corrections happen, yes, but releasing a song before everything you plan to do is complete, I wish not. 



#14 Shroud

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Posted September 6, 2019 - 01:59 PM

I'd just like to see customs fully authored and released all at once instead of piecemeal updates. Corrections happen, yes, but releasing a song before everything you plan to do is complete, I wish not. 


Of course :) The purpose here in fact is to complete what for whatever reason was left with something missing. But there are so many customs in this state that some prioritising will be useful.

#15 BornGamerRob

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Posted September 7, 2019 - 04:02 PM

This has been one of the most informative surveys I've ever seen on this site. Thanks for doing that!


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#16 CameoAppearance

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Posted September 18, 2019 - 01:45 PM

Agreed on lip sync. It really throws me when the vocalist character's mouth doesn't move in accordance with the song, at least if I'm playing a part that's easy enough that I can take my eyes off my own track (or if the camera goes for a close-up on their face).



#17 bloosmurf

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Posted September 28, 2019 - 02:38 AM

I think my biggest pet peeve is that one venue (which seems to be included in the randomly generated venue options) that shows an overhead view of a large stadium rock show looking out on the audience full of grey shirted individuals. It cycles through about a 2 second zoom out, then jumps back to its original position. It is super disorienting trying to play the scrolling notes while the background is on that continuous loop. I'd most appreciate re-generating any venue that ended up with that particular option. 

 

Pitched vocals would be a close second. 



#18 epicduo

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Posted October 4, 2019 - 03:27 PM

Can't speak up enough for authored reductions - we're not all amazing at everything, even after all these years.  :)



#19 lonestar340

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Posted October 10, 2019 - 05:36 PM

Pitched vocals for sure. I'd really like to see Theory of a Deadman songs with those as well as other artists that I have found without them.






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