On my original Journey, I refused to play any song in an event until I got the song score over 70,000 points. I'm not doing that this time around. But, because I worked everything so hard the first time around, I'm seeing scores above 70k on my first or second run this time - even on songs that I haven't played for months. After two nights, I've played exactly 30 songs, including two unlocked SSC songs, Space Ostrich and Six AM Salvation. Of these 30 songs, half (15) are already over 70k.
All but 5 songs are already back above 40k, and 4 of those 5 low-score songs were encores which I have only played once since the restart.
Last night I qualified 5 songs for Event 6 (all on the first try) and unlocked Scale Runner. I played Event 6 at 363 Brannan and got Song 2 as an encore. I scored 80,193 on the encore which was apparently good enough for a double encore. I Got Mine (ironically?) was my double encore song. I got my second SSC unlock - Six AM Salvation. Also got promoted to Level 5, National Support Act.
One interesting change from Journey p.I is that I finally got to play Well OK Honey. On my first Journey, I played every single song plus a bunch of DLC at least once, but Well OK Honey NEVER came up on any event setlist. I had never played it before last night! Weird.
|Event Location||363 Brannan||Notes|
|Song||Artist||Score||Tone, Woo Hoo|
|Unnatural Selection - Combo||58081||Pedal, Stereo Phaser|
|Well OK Honey - Combo||Jenny O.||44104||Venue, 3d St. Lounge|
|Outshined - Combo 2||Soundgarden||53101||Song, Six AM Salvation|
|Freebird - Combo*||Lynerd Skynerd||29037||Guitar, Vintage Gibson Melody Maker D|
|Play with Fire - Combo||Rolling Stones||58888||Total Score to date: 4259734|
|Song 2 - Combo||Blur||80193|
|I Got Mine - Combo||The Black Keys||45377|
|Event Score:||368781||2,744,191 RSP|
After this event, two songs on my next setlist were already qualified for Event 7, so I only had to qualify two new songs for the next event: Me & the Bean and When I'm with You. Got both of those qualified with no problems and unlocked my final Technique Challenge - Barre Chords. It was late, so I opted not to play the event but instead started getting my Technique Challenges caught up.
I got Sustains and Shifting up to Gold in two tries each. I got 123,884 on Sustains and 92558 on Shifting. I don't think I had either one of those up that high before. Never really paid attention before but last night I realized that the points you earn in the Technique Challenges count toward your RSP total. That was an easy bunch of points!
The BASS Bug - Will it Bite Me on Restart?
One concern I have now is whether the bass bug is going to bite me. It's known that SSC songs which were unlocked on guitar prior to installing the bass expansion pack cannot be played or unlocked on bass. That's why I was never able to play Space Ostrich on bass. I thought there just wasn't a bass arrangement for that song, but there is. I just couldn't play it because I had unlocked it on guitar before I installed the bass expansion.
Well, nobody seems to know if this problem comes up when restarting Rocksmith AFTER installing the bass expansion. Guess I'll be the guinea pig on that issue! I have already unlocked 2 SSC songs on guitar and I have not played bass since my restart. Tonight I'll see whether I'm able to play those two SSC songs on bass.
If The Bass Bug keeps me from playing those songs on bass, I'll have a tough choice to make: live with it and just never play those two songs on bass; or, start over AGAIN and unlock the SSC songs on bass FIRST before picking up the guitar. Stay tuned.