So awhile back, I asked people to submit their requests for existing Rock Band DLC that they would like to see updated with Rock Band 3 features. While the poll and submission process was far from scientific, the results were VERY enlightening.
With over 400 “write-in” entries, I did not have the time and/or patience to log every individual song request… especial considering requests ranged from “ALL SONGS” to “DLC packs” to “songs from certain albums” to “songs only by certain artists,” to… well, you get the point. (I’ve included a link to the CSV file so you can see what type of information I was working with from the community.) What I did instead was to record only the artist from each request and then sorted to see who was the most requested artist. Many single requests from people included multiple artists, so I tried to include those as well.
There were just under 100 different artists requested. The most popular being Boston with over 60 different requests for them! Queen and The Who tied for 37 requests each, followed by Dream Theater. Rush came in next at 21, followed by… ahem… ALL OF THEM, with 20 different people making this request. Rounding out artists with more than 10 requests, we have Europe‘s “The Final Countdown” from LEGO Rock Band with 16 requests, and finally Avenged Sevenfold with 12 requests.
What I find interesting is that the TWO most recent acts among the community in this unscientific poll, BOTH have NEW achievements related to them. Could this lend further evidence to the fact that Harmonix may already have plans to upgrade some DLC?
Also, @HMXHenry mentioned earlier today in the PAX panel that, while not promising anything, Harmonix is listening to the community and would consider requests for Rock Band 3 “upgrades.”
I’ve included the full list below, if you care to see it:
This list shows the artist requested, and the number of times they were requested.
|Alice in Chains||9|
|Simon and Garfunkle||6|
|Guns N Roses||3|
|Nine Inch Nails||3|
|Stevie Ray Vaughn||1|
|3 Doors Down||1|
|System of a Down||1|
|Grand Funk Railroad||1|
|Earth, Wind & Fire||1|
|Children of Bodom||1|
|Blue Oyster Cult||1|
|Coheed and Cambria||1|
|All That Remains||1|
|Panic at the Disco||1|