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Old 09-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #91
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It's relevant and you're contributing. Let it ride, I say.
Makes sense.

I went ahead and just made the video a basic tutorial on using bottle rockets by adding annotations where I thought they would be helpful.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:11 AM   #92
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Thanks a ton, Gheuh2. Haven't tried it yet but I see what you are doing and the annotations are uber-helpful.

Edit: Nope. Not working for me - getting lower than before. Even with max multipliers or 3x at that one spot. Oh well. Time to give up.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #93
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All done! I got CoP with 369k which made me well chuffed Thanks for the tips.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #94
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For Diamond eyes use jackpot + blast + keys and use the jackpot on the sustain notes after the boom lay bits.

I got 226k from jackpot alone.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #95
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Well, I was bored last night before going out so I figured I would record using the flame notes and jackpot and make another tutorial thing. So here's that.


I hope the annotations stay up long enough to read without pausing. Normally I leave them up for an extra second or two longer than it takes me to read them, but I'm hungover right now so instead I took how long it takes me to read it and subtracted a few seconds.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:36 AM   #96
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I've included your video on Bottle rocket spamming. I skimmed over it and the annotations seem to do what the title says it does. Added. However, I don't think your other strategy is necessary (read as: I'm too busy right now with studying to watch the video and write up a decent paragraph on how it works before attaching the video).

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Old 09-16-2012, 08:42 PM   #97
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However, I don't think your other strategy is necessary (read as: I'm too busy right now with studying to watch the video and write up a decent paragraph on how it works before attaching the video).
To be honest, anyone who needs help getting gold stars probably won't get much use out of it. It's more of a thing to get high scores.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:07 PM   #98
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I'm working on this cheevo and i just wanted to say you're tutorial has been very helpful and so far (still not there) and beautifully done! thank you!
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:12 AM   #99
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If anyone's still having trouble with Diamond Eyes, I have a video.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #100
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My combination of Cult of Personality was Road Rage - Runway Notes - Super Guitar.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:16 PM   #101
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Dear god I finally completed this achievement. "Sing" was my last song (though Cult of Personality took me the most attempts - over 19).

One of the useful combos for me during the last few was Band Mate, Flame Notes, Super _______. Managed to get within the top 100 of Shout with Jackpot, Blast Notes, Super guitar (using jackpot on the long double sustains in guitar tracks.)
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:37 PM   #102
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Finally (!!!) Gold-starred "Cult of Personality" /w Band Mate, Flame Notes + Super Guitar.

That Combo is great for Songs /w long Solos and/or one-lane-sectors ^^
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:59 AM   #103
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I goldstarred two songs yesterday, I really had problems with before, wanted to give you feedback and back up Gigatoreador's solution.

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Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Cutoff: 369,000
Power ups: Road Rage - Blast Notes - Super Guitar
When you're ready to deploy road rage go in the drum lane so it starts from vocals giving you more points for each use. Make bomb notes a priority to get multipliers up quickly and to rake in points during high density sections. If you're in blitz mode and are afraid to lose it to hit a blast note do not chance it, especially if you're on guitar because all other multipliers are maxed out.
That song was hard for me to five star at first let alone gold star. I was missing like 100.000 points and this configuration didn't do it for me. I finalle gold starred it with the combination of Bandmate - Flame Notes - Super Guitar.

I was really unfamiliar with Bandmate before, I usually use Bottle Rockets and Blast Notes. In combination with Flame Notes Bandmate is superb, let it run wild on guitar while you focus on other lanes to get the multiplier up and combine it at least 2 or 3 times with Flame Notes (the notes to start Flame Notes seemd rare at my playthrough, maybe I missed some - but if you have full energy, deploy it and don't let any new energy notes go to waste). You can collect more than 100.000 points through flame notes easily this way and don't have to worry about your performance in the crazy solo. I got 387,660 points that way.

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Cutoff: 298 000
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Note: This strategy requires a good deal of accuracy.
You'll want to be switching between paths for overdrive energy, as always. Always stay near the keyboard when it shows up, jumping to vocals when a long note appears on keyboard. Always use Road Rage whenever possible when all instruments are in play, you'll get some track multipliers which gives you more room to spare jumping from keyboard to drums.

After the second solo, both the drums and keyboard will show up. Go for keyboard as soon as possible, play every note until the bass shows up, play bass up to max multiplier, switch back to keyboard straight after. Use Road Rage to get the drum notes, while you switch between keyboard/bass and then quickly run up to drums. After this, continue as normal, but keep to your Super instrument about 40 seconds before the end. You'll probably need to milk as many points at this moment, and track multiplier should not be a concern if you're playing effectively.
This strategy is good and might work, but it did not for me, always beeing 10.000 to 15.000 points short in the end. The key to gold star this song is to get the multiplier up and the biggest problem is the key section with long notes and that there are generally so few of them that you have to concentrate on the key lane. Like the solution says start playing the long key notes and switch right back to the vocal lane to keep playing those, watch out for energy sections and switch to other lanes if you have to for your multiplier. If you do this in cooperation with Road Rage from the key lane to boost drums and bass plus guitar, you should not have any problem with the multipliers. You should try to get 20.000 bonus points for the easy guitar solo. But instead of Super Guitar use Super vocals, you can get much more points out of that, because you are mainly playing vocals while switching from keys. I finally gold starred that song in this configuration easyily with 329,663 points, so even if you do not get the 20.000 bonus points it is easily doable and don't worry, even with the guitar solo and one section without vocals, Super vocals racks up a lot of points.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:40 AM   #104
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That song was hard for me to five star at first let alone gold star. I was missing like 100.000 points and this configuration didn't do it for me. I finalle gold starred it with the combination of Bandmate - Flame Notes - Super Guitar.

I was really unfamiliar with Bandmate before, I usually use Bottle Rockets and Blast Notes. In combination with Flame Notes Bandmate is superb, let it run wild on guitar while you focus on other lanes to get the multiplier up and combine it at least 2 or 3 times with Flame Notes (the notes to start Flame Notes seemd rare at my playthrough, maybe I missed some - but if you have full energy, deploy it and don't let any new energy notes go to waste). You can collect more than 100.000 points through flame notes easily this way and don't have to worry about your performance in the crazy solo. I got 387,660 points that way.
Anybody that's still having trouble grabbing gold stars really needs to give flame notes, bandmate a try. With a little knowledge of the track that you're working with and where the notes hit or when tracks dip in and out of play, you can keep flame notes going for a super long time.

The only thing that can top it at this point is jackpot, flame notes, but that hinges entirely on, not only full knowledge of the track, but also being completely comfortable with when to do an appropriate lane change. Bandmate may only net you, figuratively not literally, 2x if you consider regular point values, but the difference between it and jackpot's 3x is that it's not going to miss. So long as you put bandmate on a border instrument (drums, vocals or keys) and let it rip on a flame note on the horizon and you stick right beside it, you'll hit flame notes over and over until you run out of overdrive, and even then you could keep gong for awhile longer if you lane change after the overdrive runs out to that instrument you had bandmate on.

Harmonix calls flame notes "random", but after you watch it for awhile, you'll figure out that they mean "random" in the sense of where it springs up after you activate it at first. once you get that chain going, you'll know where flame notes will pop up.

After awhile you'll know where flame notes will even spawn behind you and curse it loudly.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:47 AM   #105
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If you start using Bandmate and Flame Notes, after using Bottle Rockets and Blast Notes is keeping an eye on your muliplier imho.

Only 5 more songs to go, until Preciuos Medal - but the goals from Rock Band World are more fun right now.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:41 PM   #106
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I got 19th in the world (at time of writing) on The Wicker Man from Jackpot/Blast Notes/Super Keys. 580k points. All you have to do is play the song, collect up to full overdrive constantly, get all the multipliers up to the highest, except when there are keys. This is when the overdrive comes in. Use Jackpot on the keys, you can usually get ~50k from a full overdrive by the first keys section. I got about 175k from the last section's keys. The keys' overdrive fills up insanely fast, so you can get a lot longer if you stick with the keys.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #107
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Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay, Boom-Lay, Boom) - Shinedown
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Power ups: Road Rage - Blast Notes - Super Guitar
I had a LOT of trouble getting this score with the above. I was barely hitting 400k, but when I changed to Jackpot and Super Keys (using jackpot on those sustained notes = big points), I got 478k on my first try. MUCH easier, imho.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:04 PM   #108
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Once again I find myself thanking someone on this forum for a guide that helped me to get one or two elusive cheevos! So thaks for helping me get the last 3 songs I needed for this cheevo!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:16 AM   #109
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I've been able to gold star every song except Shout with Bandmate/Blast Notes/Synchrony. If you don't have the Road Rage power-up unlocked, that's the next best combination.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:04 AM   #110
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I have 3 songs left to GS. Bang Your Head, Sing and Spoonman.

I hit 387k on BYH but csn only get 360k on a regular basis. I have a tought time with the solos where the notes are so close together like in Sing.

Any tips for improving that side of my play? That is the only thing holding me back.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #111
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this was very helpful. i finally earned the precious medal achievement a couple days ago. thanks for everyone's help.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:45 PM   #112
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Thank you! Rock Band Blitz is one of my all-time favorite games but I kind of suck at a lot of the songs on the list for the Precious Medal cheevo. It's been frustrating as heck but I've (after a lot of practice) am actually starting to succeed using these methods! Sometimes I play just to relax, too..but dang I want that achievement! I'm on the path now thanks to all of you!
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I finally realized that my biggest mistake was spamming the rockets way too close together. Say I'd get first one to, say, 4500, and right after that 600. I'd be all what the...!
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