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TwistedFate
07-20-2008, 04:11 AM
Song for the Week: Blackened

Divisions:
Drums, Medium
Guitar, Medium
Vocals, Medium

Drums, Hard
Guitar, Hard
Vocals, Hard

Drums, Expert
Guitar, Expert
Vocals, Expert

You may enter as many divisions as you wish, however, you can only win in one division per instrument. If you switch difficulties on a particular instrument mid-week, your last entry is the one that counts.

Score is what matters. The highest score in each division wins.

If you win on Medium or Hard you must move up at least one difficulty level the following week or sit the week out. If you win on Expert you must stay on Expert until you lose or sit out a week.

A screenshot of the score screen that appears after the song is completed must be posted. No other screens will be accepted as proof of score. Please have the following easily identifiable: song name, score, and instrument icon.

If you win all three instruments, No more than 1 may be Medium difficulty, in a given week (Hat Trick), you get to pick the song for the following week.

There will be no ties. First person to post a score in a division gets credit for it. Only post a score if it is higher than a score already posted.

Contest will run from Midnight (EST) Saturday to Midnight (EST) the following Saturday. The contest closes at Midnight, whether I actually post that the contest is closed or not. I will not accept any entries posted after that time.

The songs are chosen at random by computer from a list of songs that have not been played yet. I have no input into what song comes next on the list.

Special Rule for Hat Trick
In the case of multiple winning Hat Tricks posted in the same week, the following system will be used to determine the winner. Each difficulty is assigned a handicapping point value. Each Medium entry gets 1 points, each Hard entry gets 2 points, and each Expert entry gets 3 points. The person whose Hat Trick entry has the highest number of points is the winner.

Ties follow the same rules as individual entries. First one posted wins.

Special Note: Send me a PM with your song request when you think you have a Hat Trick. It prevents troubles in getting the next song up.

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Big thanks to soccerplaya for getting these started, and OldWIKI Tik for doing the banner graphics for both contests.

Feel free to discuss any issues you have with the contests with me.

nightmare975
07-20-2008, 04:23 AM
No poll this week?

Matrarch
07-20-2008, 04:30 AM
I may be incorrect (Twisted will of course inform me if I am!), but the polls are only going to be run on non-DLC weeks. Next week's song will be from the included setlist, so we get whatever the random generator pulls out. Voting is reserved only for DLC weeks and run during the week prior to the DLC week, if that makes sense.

Great to see so much involvement in the poll, I just hope some of those new names participate this week! :)

TwistedFate
07-20-2008, 04:42 AM
I may be incorrect (Twisted will of course inform me if I am!), but the polls are only going to be run on non-DLC weeks. Next week's song will be from the included setlist, so we get whatever the random generator pulls out. Voting is reserved only for DLC weeks and run during the week prior to the DLC week, if that makes sense.

That's exactly right.

See the RB2 forums for a thread for discussing the new SotW plans I have. Polls every week.

Mike255
07-20-2008, 01:45 PM
Bleh. Give me a few days to let the song sink in and ill give it a shot.

InvadingJaPaN
07-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Ugh. Me + Blackened on expert drums = Fail. Maybe I'll try guitar/vocals this week.

Also, the rule is that you can't enter more than one instrument on medium, right?

TwistedFate
07-20-2008, 06:44 PM
Also, the rule is that you can't enter more than one instrument on medium, right?

You can only use 1 Medium score in a Hat Trick attempt. You can enter all 3 instruments on medium if you want, but it won't win a hat trick.

OldWIKI TIK
07-20-2008, 08:42 PM
My apologizies to everyone who has not recieved a badge for 27, 28, and 29. Gamerscore Leauge takes up alot of time. Also been working 2 jobs lately and just got home from vacation 20 minutes ago. Working on them as I type and will have them all done for all weeks around 6pm est. Posting this here since there was more traffic on the dead SOTW's about it and again I apologize. As far as it being Blackened..... well, maybe I can regain my 1st place on this song that I had once before!

Th3 Apache Dog
07-20-2008, 11:24 PM
My high score is 226k. Well here is 216k.:p
YouTube - ignore this
I'm glad I did this first try:p

Dex
07-21-2008, 01:29 AM
I can pass Hard, but can't get that great of a score. At least not something I'd want to submit for SotW, so I tried Medium for the first time ever.

Quite tricky with all those missing notes that I expected. I think I can can get 100% if I try again, but this is good enough for now.


http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g191/dexisajerk/100_1057.jpg

OldWIKI TIK
07-21-2008, 02:16 AM
Ok, badges done and am sending them now. I will try to put up a vocals score by tomorrow since it seems my team was eliminated from GSL, will find out for sure tomorrow morning. Damn timer limits on pm's!

Edit: Got one today, 12 points better than my previous score on this song.

http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/PaulP1976/Rock%20Band%20Scores/IMG_7346.jpg

sharonoagain
07-21-2008, 05:47 AM
http://prosemonkey.ook-ook.net/blackenedxvox.JPG

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. :woop:

Matrarch
07-21-2008, 06:19 AM
Jeez, you two just own vocals, Sharon and Wiki. o_O

Maybe this would be a good week to just try the hard track for guitar and vocals. ^^

Dex
07-21-2008, 06:45 AM
Maybe this would be a good week to just try the hard track for guitar and vocals. ^^
Maybe this would be a good week for you to just try. Period.

This contest has been lacking Matrarch for far too long.

sharonoagain
07-21-2008, 06:46 AM
maybe this would be a good week for you to just try. Period.

This contest has been lacking matrarch for far too long.


qft ! ! ! !

InvadingJaPaN
07-21-2008, 02:59 PM
Im wondering, I can barely pass this thing on expert drums... I know I'll be shown up if someone else comes along, but i dont want to sit the week out. Hmm... It's time to try to beat Dex's guitar score...

Mike255
07-21-2008, 03:32 PM
My high score is 226k. Well here is 216k.:p

Damn. Ive been trying today. I can get a consisten 96% i just cant keep streak in the easy parts. Ahh.

Th3 Apache Dog
07-21-2008, 03:58 PM
Damn. Ive been trying today. I can get a consisten 96% i just cant keep streak in the easy parts. Ahh. Don't worry, my score is going up:pI do good until I hit the solo...If I can get a run where I keep a streak in the intro solo, and outro solo, my score will skyrocket.

Mike255
07-21-2008, 04:00 PM
I can usually hit like 85-90% in the solo.

Th3 Apache Dog
07-21-2008, 04:03 PM
I can usually hit like 85-90% in the solo. :(You make me sad.lol Honestly though I'm lucky to hit 80%...maybe it has something to do with me messing up the tapping at the end.:p What's your current score?

Mike255
07-21-2008, 04:40 PM
208k is my highest so far. Ya and for the solo, i can get the first part down really well, make my way through the middle with no OD and 100% the last tapping part with OD.

Th3 Apache Dog
07-21-2008, 04:42 PM
208k is my highest so far. Ya and for the solo, i can get the first part down really well, make my way through the middle with no OD and 100% the last tapping part with OD.I can get the intro...just not lately:(lol When I got my 226k I was barely paying attention, and just talking to friends that were at my house...I 100% the intro and outro to the solo. Now I can't lol

Mike255
07-21-2008, 05:04 PM
Well i just re-5starred expert drums. Ill post my score up later. Dont feel like looking for the camera cord.

XFirePuppetX
07-21-2008, 06:42 PM
expert guitar on this wont be as easy as last week

XFirePuppetX
07-21-2008, 07:24 PM
since last week i won on expert guitar does that mean i have to stay on expert for drums and vocals also or can i enter medium vocals and hard drums??

Matrarch
07-21-2008, 07:52 PM
Nope. You can play on any difficulty you like on other instruments. The rule is that, when you win an instrument, you have to go up to a higher difficulty (or stay on expert) on that instrument. It would be unfair to expect someone to go up a difficulty on instruments they didn't even enter. :)

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x310/mbalsan/blackened_guitar.jpg

Oh, and lookee here, a score for this week's SotW! :)

I can do better. Missed a OD phrase right at the beginning I should've gotten. Oh well.

XFirePuppetX
07-21-2008, 10:37 PM
thanks
matrarch

sharonoagain
07-21-2008, 11:59 PM
Nope. You can play on any difficulty you like on other instruments. The rule is that, when you win an instrument, you have to go up to a higher difficulty (or stay on expert) on that instrument. It would be unfair to expect someone to go up a difficulty on instruments they didn't even enter. :)

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x310/mbalsan/blackened_guitar.jpg

Oh, and lookee here, a score for this week's SotW! :)

I can do better. Missed a OD phrase right at the beginning I should've gotten. Oh well.


YAY!! Matrarch's back!!! :woop:

xCOBRAx
07-22-2008, 03:11 AM
well i was about to show matrarch whats up sincei havent entered in a long time, but my exploder finally gave up. had it since release day so its had a good run. at least it was fun to finally be a true rockstar and smash a guitar....time to ebay a new one :(

Dex
07-22-2008, 03:26 AM
well i was about to show matrarch whats up sincei havent entered in a long time, but my exploder finally gave up. had it since release day so its had a good run. at least it was fun to finally be a true rockstar and smash a guitar....time to ebay a new one :(
Sorry about the guitar problems bro, but that's probably good news. If anyone beats Matrarch... we might not see her enter a SotW for another 6 months :o

Matrarch
07-22-2008, 04:03 AM
Sorry about the guitar problems bro, but that's probably good news. If anyone beats Matrarch... we might not see her enter a SotW for another 6 months :o

Oh, but you have it all wrong. If I win, I'm gonna stop playing because there's no better way to go out than on top, right? ;)

Th3 Apache Dog
07-22-2008, 04:05 AM
Oh, but you have it all wrong. If I win, I'm gonna stop playing because there's no better way to go out than on top, right? ;) Than I'm going to have to play on hard...and get rid of my expert score...lol:pj/k

Matrarch
07-22-2008, 04:11 AM
Than I'm going to have to play on hard...and get rid of my expert score...lol:pj/k

Curse you Apache! *shakes fist* Would that invalidate your Expert score though? I somehow don't think my high score of 103,000 on expert would hold up, though...;)

Th3 Apache Dog
07-22-2008, 04:20 AM
Curse you Apache! *shakes fist* Would that invalidate your Expert score though? I somehow don't think my high score of 103,000 on expert would hold up, though...;) What I meant was that I would delete my post with my score up there, and beat your score on hard:plol But I'm not...I hate playing on hard:p

nightmare975
07-22-2008, 04:54 AM
Just got my camera, but I'm just not feeling like redownloading this song.

Next week for sure.

InvadingJaPaN
07-22-2008, 01:53 PM
Here we go! My second attempt.
http://i347.photobucket.com/albums/p471/AoR_JaPaN/DSCF0960.jpg

sharonoagain
07-22-2008, 03:20 PM
well i was about to show matrarch whats up sincei havent entered in a long time, but my exploder finally gave up. had it since release day so its had a good run. at least it was fun to finally be a true rockstar and smash a guitar....time to ebay a new one :(


Aww, sorry Dude. :( I'm surprised our Explorer has lasted through all the GH games AND RockBand played by a 16 yr old who thinks he's a rockstar but without the smashing!

I did have to laugh at you calling it an Exploder, though. :p

xCOBRAx
07-22-2008, 07:05 PM
I did have to laugh at you calling it an Exploder, though. :p


well i used to hate the damn thing. because of the smaller square buttons but once my les paul strum bar broke i got so used to playing it that i loved it

x STDC x Clint
07-22-2008, 07:46 PM
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d56/motox_rich/P220708_2039.jpg

Mike255
07-22-2008, 07:59 PM
Little late there. Apache's score on page one is like 216k.

x STDC x Clint
07-22-2008, 08:03 PM
bummer, il get practising

Th3 Apache Dog
07-22-2008, 10:15 PM
bummer, il get practising Sorry man, but your going to have to practice a little more now:p
YouTube - ignore this

Longhorns
07-22-2008, 10:15 PM
Man this is a tough song, gonna take me a few tries to get better at it.

Mike255
07-22-2008, 10:20 PM
Damn you Apache. Beat me by 10k. Thats it.

Th3 Apache Dog
07-22-2008, 10:23 PM
Damn you Apache. Beat me by 10k. Thats it. LOL, so you beat my 216k score...but I come out of NOWHERE with this one...well you should have drums on lockdown:p

Mike255
07-23-2008, 12:06 AM
lol, i had a good run going earlier but my power went out. Damn florida weather. Ill try later this week.

Th3 Apache Dog
07-23-2008, 12:20 AM
lol, i had a good run going earlier but my power went out. Damn florida weather. Ill try later this week. Wow, that musta sucked. I'm going to florida in august for 3 weeks:drunkwell good luck on this song lol

Mike255
07-23-2008, 01:35 AM
Where do you live now? And what part of Florida?

Th3 Apache Dog
07-23-2008, 01:40 AM
Where do you live now? And what part of Florida? I live in Brooklyn man:p I'm not sure what part of Fl. I'm going to lol. I know I'll be in Tampa for a little while, but we're going to different areas while we're down there.

Mike255
07-23-2008, 01:59 AM
Oh ya.
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Anyways. If you come down happens to land on a monday come to melbourne. We have mini rockband/guitar hero get togethers at an ice cream shop. lol

Th3 Apache Dog
07-23-2008, 02:05 AM
Oh ya.
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Anyways. If you come down happens to land on a monday come to melbourne. We have mini rockband/guitar hero get togethers at an ice cream shop. lol lol I HIGHLY doubt I'll be able to go. And I don't think I'm going to Melbourne...my parents are the ones driving you know:pwell, during those 3 weeks odds are I'll have very limited internet access, so i won't be entering any SOTW's:(Well, I'm going to try to beat my Blackened score in a little while or maybe tomorrow lol

Tibatron
07-23-2008, 05:54 PM
I haven't participated in the Rock Band SOTW too much, but, I've kind of been getting sick of GH3 and GHA.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1456/p7220511co7.jpg

Expert Guitar 248,453

Th3 Apache Dog
07-23-2008, 06:02 PM
I saw you posted last, and I knew something like this would happen:(Damn, now I really am going to try for that GS:p

sharonoagain
07-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Here we go! My second attempt.


Sorry, nice score, but since you won Hard last week, you have to come up to Expert this week. Good luck!

InvadingJaPaN
07-24-2008, 02:04 AM
I won Hard on Drums. I won vocals on Medium. Does that mean I need to be on Expert for vocals too? I didn't think so.

Also, I'd enter guitar, but my latest Fender crapped out yesterday. This would be my second Fender to have a faulty strum bar, and seeing as I bought the game 2 weeks ago, I'm pretty upset. I treat all my equipment really well too! Do any of you have recommendations for a new guitar? I'll send in for a new Fender, but I'm buying a better quality one too.

sharonoagain
07-24-2008, 03:31 AM
I won Hard on Drums. I won vocals on Medium. Does that mean I need to be on Expert for vocals too? I didn't think so.

Also, I'd enter guitar, but my latest Fender crapped out yesterday. This would be my second Fender to have a faulty strum bar, and seeing as I bought the game 2 weeks ago, I'm pretty upset. I treat all my equipment really well too! Do any of you have recommendations for a new guitar? I'll send in for a new Fender, but I'm buying a better quality one too.

DUH, so sorry, lost my mind there. :(

Dla911
07-24-2008, 08:53 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/dla911/IMG000040.jpg

Not even going to stay anything about it

Dex
07-24-2008, 10:12 AM
Not even going to stay anything about it
I'm choking on the irony... :p

animeaddict42
07-24-2008, 07:42 PM
I haven't participated in the Rock Band SOTW too much, but, I've kind of been getting sick of GH3 and GHA.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1456/p7220511co7.jpg

Expert Guitar 248,453
*sigh* I was only 5k off of Apache's score too... not giving up yet though... I'm improving like 5k with every try!

Longhorns
07-24-2008, 09:43 PM
Man I can only get like 165k on this song.

Th3 Apache Dog
07-24-2008, 10:52 PM
*sigh* I was only 5k off of Apache's score too... not giving up yet though... I'm improving like 5k with every try!I keep making stupid mistakes...so I know I lost this week lol

sharonoagain
07-24-2008, 11:26 PM
I keep making stupid mistakes...so I know I lost this week lol

Never say die, Apache!! Some weeks I sing the song 10 (or 50!) times before I get a score I can be proud of. And then I go back and, just for fun, take a run at the leaderboards. That's why I enjoy this contest so much ... I'm not just going for an achievement, I'm actually trying to improve my performance on songs I might not normally want to sing. :)

Th3 Apache Dog
07-24-2008, 11:28 PM
Never say die, Apache!! Some weeks I sing the song 10 (or 50!) times before I get a score I can be proud of. And then I go back and, just for fun, take a run at the leaderboards. That's why I enjoy this contest so much ... I'm not just going for an achievement, I'm actually trying to improve my performance on songs I might not normally want to sing. :) But you don't know how hard an extra 13k is!:pAnd this song is too ridiculous to play 50 times in a row:pin all seriousness I see what your saying...I will continue to try, but it doesn't mean I'm going to win lmao

sharonoagain
07-25-2008, 12:56 AM
But you don't know how hard an extra 13k is!:pAnd this song is too ridiculous to play 50 times in a row:pin all seriousness I see what your saying...I will continue to try, but it doesn't mean I'm going to win lmao

Oh, but I do know how hard they are ... I have only 16 more points to go to tie for 1st ... I know I'll get them but I'm at the point that I have to do in 3 or 4 tries or I get frustrated and end up singing something else for fun. :p

Mike255
07-26-2008, 05:14 PM
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn234/Lunacy255/Blackened.jpg

SebastianSB
07-26-2008, 07:47 PM
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8533/asdrhaerhmf8.png

I was going to try hard guitar but I couldn't touch matriarch's score lol

Mike255
07-26-2008, 08:30 PM
What the hell is that shit mr. fancypants.

SebastianSB
07-26-2008, 08:31 PM
What the hell is that shit mr. fancypants.

Pure Boredom...with a hint of energy drinks.

Longhorns
07-26-2008, 08:33 PM
Looks pretty cool.

Dex
07-26-2008, 09:21 PM
What the hell is that shit mr. fancypants.
Yeah, what the hell is that indeed.

I don't know if Twisty will accept that first screenshot...

OldWIKI TIK
07-26-2008, 09:23 PM
I don't know if Twisty will accept that first screenshot...

Why wouldn't he? You can clearly read both the score and instrument as well as difficulty. ---------------- Now playing: Nickelback - Do This Anymore (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/nickelback/track/do+this+anymore) via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

TwistedFate
07-26-2008, 09:26 PM
Why wouldn't he? You can clearly read both the score and instrument as well as difficulty.

I gotta squint a bit, but I can see it's a guitar. It's acceptable. I prefer not to work at it, but I'm not a total hardass about it.

OldWIKI TIK
07-26-2008, 09:28 PM
Why have you not competed lately Twisted? Been like what, 25 or more weeks? ---------------- Now playing: Nickelback - Someday (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/nickelback/track/someday) via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

Edit: been 20 weeks now, ever since week 10.

Dex
07-26-2008, 09:44 PM
Why wouldn't he? You can clearly read both the score and instrument as well as difficulty.
I can? Really? Clearly? Meh.

I was just giving him a heads up - in case he still had the original image, maybe he could darken it or something. I've seen people's scores not counted because of that in the past.

SebastianSB
07-26-2008, 09:50 PM
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2206/adfaxz8.jpg

Sorry...I didn't take into account that I have a freakishly bright monitor.


EDIT:: Hooray for someone listening to Nickelback

TwistedFate
07-26-2008, 10:02 PM
Why have you not competed lately Twisted? Been like what, 25 or more weeks? ---------------- Now playing: Nickelback - Someday (http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/nickelback/track/someday) via FoxyTunes (http://www.foxytunes.com/signatunes/)

Edit: been 20 weeks now, ever since week 10.

I'm no longer competing. I had some hard feelings after some behavior that didn't jibe with my sense of fair play, so I stopped to save myself the frustration.

Dex
07-26-2008, 11:11 PM
Damn it, Sebastian... I finally got a 100% on medium, but my score was 139,800.

Oh well, I'm throwing in the towel this week.

sharonoagain
07-27-2008, 12:30 PM
As you may know, the site went down last night just before midnight.

I believe the contest is closed (I'll let Twisted officially close it and declare winners) but I wanted to let everyone know that we were up and checking it until 1:30ish EST.

Sorry for the delay.

TwistedFate
07-27-2008, 12:52 PM
Sorry for the delay, as Sharon said I couldn't get on last night.

Contest is closed

Winners:
Drums, Medium: Dla911
Guitar, Medium: SebastianSB
Vocals, Medium: SebastianSB

Drums, Hard:
Guitar, Hard: Matrarch
Vocals, Hard: InvadingJaPaN

Drums, Expert: Mike255
Guitar, Expert: Tibatron
Vocals, Expert: Sharonoagain

SebastianSB
07-27-2008, 03:15 PM
Damn it, Sebastian... I finally got a 100% on medium, but my score was 139,800.

Oh well, I'm throwing in the towel this week.

I was shocked when I ended up hitting 100%. I kept wanting to strum in all sorts of spots where there should have been notes...and I really don't like metallica >.<

Th3 Apache Dog
07-27-2008, 05:13 PM
Well, I tried, and failed:(247k is out of my reach lol