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October 9, 2008

Rockband bullshit award

Filed under: Gaming! — Tags: , , , — Hugsie @ 8:06 am

There is this secret achievement called “The Bladder of Steel Award” where you play the endless set list 2, with out failing a song or pausing the game for a break.  A friend of mine and I have been attempting to do this achievement for weeks now but something always fucks it up.  Usually it’s due to our mistakes, like one of us  would fail and I didn’t have enough overdrive to save him.  Hell one time I did have enough overdrive power to save, but since I was playing drums it did not LET ME use my overdrive in time to do so!  Arg!!

This last time wasn’t our fault. Once we got half-way into the song list, and right in the middle of a song, Xbox Live disconnect.  Well so what, right?  Well Rock Band 2 has a shit fit and stops the session. Okay sure this makes sense if I was playing my friend online, but we were playing LOCALLY on the same Xbox 360, logged in with our gamertags on MUs.  This shouldn’t have caused the game to even pause let alone to just STOP. No it didn’t even PAUSE the game it just ENDED it.  Normally when you get dumped off XBL you just get a little pop up message saying so, you ignore it and keep on playing.  But for some stupid bullshit reason Rock Band 2 has to stop everything.  XBL has been crapping out a LOT lately since the September 29th when they were offline all day for a big update. Now I’m constantly seeing this message that I’ve been disconnected from XBL. But still RB2 shouldn’t stop a local session because of that.

So here are some tips when trying to get this achievement.  Disconnect from Xbox Live, disconnect the Ethernet cable (or remove the wifi adapter). Play on Medium or Hard so you’ll never fail a song (Easy isn’t an option). Start it early in the day so it’s not past midnight by the time you’re finished, since it can take SEVEN hours to do.  Eat a meal about an hour before you start, since you’ll want to hit the bathroom before you play.  Or at least have one backup player to take over in case you do have to use the bathroom, and make sure he or she is decent at playing and doesn’t freak out over two-note chords. Also make a big pot of coffee, or get a lot of energy drinks.  Home brewed coffee is cheaper, and put it in a nice big thermos, and share with your friends!

Also, My RB2 wireless guitar came with a set of three Energiser batteries.  I’ve been using it every day for like 3 weeks now, and the battery indicator you see when you press the dashboard button still shows full four bars!  Will these batteries ever die?  I’m afraid they will die on me suddenly when trying to get this achievement!

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