I am very prowd to announce one of our supprises for you all this year...
Welcome to BATTLE OF THE ROCK BANDS!!!
Battle of the Rock Bands is ACen's premiere Rock Band 2 tournament. This tourny will be held on a stage, infront of a crowd, and be based on entertainment rather than score. It will take place in Main Programming Beta on Saturday. The exact time is currently TBA, and will be closer to the convention.
Rules & Scoring:
- All Bands MUST have four members.
- Each band will play a set of two songs, their choice. The same song cannot be picked twice.
*EDIT* - See bottom of this post for full details on songlist.
- We have a unique scoring system that rates not only how well you play, but how entertaining you are, and how the crowd reacts.
- Any difficulty may be played, but there is a scoring alogrythm in place to reward playing on harder difficulties.
30 and 50 are arbituary numbers, and are NOT results from the scoring system.
- "Bonus Points" will be awarded by the Judges as they see fit. No more explination than that will be given until the tournament is underway.
Band / Crowd Interaction Rules:
- ONLY the band will be allowed on stage
- You cannot intruduce 'foreign instruments' while onstage. (No swapping out w/ real guitar, etc)
- Song lyric changes are ok. Note: All lyrics MUST be rated G, explicit language will get your band D/Qed.
- No crowd surfing / encouraging crowd surfing.
- No mosh pits / encouraging mosh pits.
- There will be a very limited number of spots to sign up. You may ONLY sign up as a full 4-man team.
- In lou of all four members being present when signing up, you MUST provide each members real Full Name, Badge Name, Stage Name (if you have one), and Band Name.
- Sign-up spots are first come, first serve.
- Sign-ups will open at-con, at a time TBA friday.
- No sign-ups prior to the convention.
But My Friends Aren't Attending Acen...:
We will have a "Looking for Bandmate" signup system to try and aid those who don't bring a full band with them to ACen.
Ok, I Found Partners; But We've Never Played Together...:
We've got something for that too! When you sign your band up, you will be put in the que for 30 minutes of practice time. This practice session will take place on the gamesave (and if avilable guitars/drums/mic) that will be used for the tournament. The purpose of all of this is so bands that met up, or get put together at ACen get a chance to play together; and so that all bands can get familiar with the songlist before the tournament.
There will be a Tv facing the band onstage. The Tv will be on the floor, angled upwards; It is advisable to practice reading (playing) from a similar situation beforehand.
Feel free to ask any questions pertaining to the event here, but please keep the band recruiting to the BOTRB: Looking for Band thread.
Songlist, DLC Content, and Rules:
Below are songs/packs that have been purchased and will be avialable for the tournament. They are listed albums first, then packs, then singles; aside from that they are in no paticular order. If you do not know what is in ____ album or songpack, do not ask about it here; Instead, go look it up.
Non-DLC Rock Band Songs
All RB 1 songs have been imported and will be available.
All RB 2 songs are unlocked and playable.
Megadeath - Peace Sells album
Rush - Moving Pictures album
RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik album
The Cars album
All That Remains pack 1
Black Sabbith pack 1
Boston pack 1
Disturbed pack 1
Foo Fighters pack 1
Metallica pack 1
Nine Inch Nails pack 1
Nine Inch Nails pack 2
Roadrunner Records pack 1
The Offspring pack 1
The Best of the Who
3s & 7s
Are you dead yet
Closer to the Heart
Interstate love song
I Dont Care
I Stand Alone
Jesus Christ Pose
Joker and the Theif
Junkies for Fame
Laid To Rest
More Human Than Human
Mr Bright Side
My Iron Lung
Number of the Beast
Sex Type Thing
Sick Sick Sick
Tell Me Baby
This Aint A Scene, Its An Arms Race
This Is It
If you do not see "your song" that you absolutely must have and cannot live without follow these simple steps.
1. First, look up what songs are in the albums & song packs listed above.
2. If after checking the contents of the albums & song packs, your song is still missing, then you can email me about it at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Battle of the Rock Bands DLC Content".
-> Please keep all Songlist comments and questions STRICTLY to email. <-
We are all looking forward to this Rockfest! Show us your best!