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11:47 pm - A breakthrough of sorts
I decided to try the first tier songs on Guitar Hero 1 on Hard.

I actually felt like I knew what I was doing, found my fingers were going where they needed to go in order to move up and down the neck, and I actually five-starred almost every song on the first try except Infected.

I went WHOA WAIT I CAN WHOA WHOA WHOA. Something had clicked. I was chuffed.

So I went to Guitar Hero 2 and tried the first tier on Hard.
Golf balls made their way through garden hoses.


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Date:March 4th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC)
Go-o-o you!!
It has seemed to me, the times I tried, that the simpler levels are tougher to do, because they are off the actual beat and pattern you hear and know by heart. So it make sense to me maybe that one could RAWK on the spiffier levels. Does that ring true with your experience of it?
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Date:March 4th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)


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Date:March 4th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, you're making progress. It takes some practice to be able to play on hard. Hell, I never got comfortable with it until GH2...and remember, I have all the free time in the world, as well as a seeming commitment to permanent ligament damage. You'll get there (on the game, that is, not the ligament damage. Hopefully.)

Regardless, congratulations on your first venture into Hard. Rock on, my friend. Rock on.
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Date:March 4th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
I've got I, II, III, encore and rock band.

When I max out III on a given level I go back to I or II and bump to the next level. There is no doubt that II is way easier than III.

I think Rock Band is also easier than III. I started Rock Band on medium and have had no issues.

So your method seems sound to me. It usually takes me a few sessions on II to be able to move up on III.

(Encore is easiestly the weakest of them - as a child of the 80s, I was really disappointed)

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Date:March 4th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've heard that GH3 on Medium is kinda like GH2 on Hard, though with four frets I sped thru GH3 Medium once I knew what I was doing.

The thing I found (and I've written about now like a zillion times already) is that the learning curve from Medium to Hard wouldn't be as steep if, at least in 2 and 3, you weren't handed the orange fret along with an insanely new bunch of note charts. However, 1 seemed to give you a fighting chance on the first tier. Yes, Smoke on the Water is repetitive, but at least it gives you practice on playing a R-Y-B progression with your index finger on R and then switching to G-R-Y and back real quick.

On the other hand, Woman in GH2 is just ALL OVER THE GODDAMN PLACE with serious HO/PO runs.

So I think it'd be well worth it to play GH1 in Hard and really get the orange fret down before venturing forth. The only stumbling block here, though, is that HO/POs in GH1 are tough as nails. Their hit window is insanely small. But still! The first tier was fun!!
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Date:March 4th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
thats good to know, because i haven't played GHI at all. I have an excess of GH right now and also play WoW.

So I've been using GH II as my stepping stone. My one attempt at bass on hard for rock band kicked my ass. :)
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Date:March 4th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)

IS IT TRUE?! Have the cat town cats all died?! WHY WERE WE NOT INFORMED OF THEIR HARROWING END??
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Date:March 4th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)

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