Hard to believe but I didn't get around to playing almost all weekend! Finally, last night I managed to find the time and energy. This was the first event played in "The Big" venue - Atlantic Coliseum which I unlocked during the previous event.
Maybe it's because I've actually gotten to this point in the game before or maybe it's just because I've played Rocksmith so much that some of the initial zest has worn off. I don't know. But, considering that this was supposed to be my first time playing in a huge arena I'd sort of expect it to be a bigger deal. Instead, Event 20 was a little 3-song set. It felt more like opening for an International Headliner than being an International Headliner.
|Event Location||Atlantic Coliseum||Notes|
|Unnatural Selection - Combo||70348||Pedal||How Swell|
|Surf Hell - Combo||92349||Tone||Resistor|
|Take Me Out - Single Note||101157||Tone||Garden State Parkway|
|No double encore with a 71,734??? Last score was 64193.|
|A More Perfect Union - SN||71734|
|Total Score to date:||10,341,582 RSP|
Everything qualified within 3 tries for a change. But, there was still some weirdness. I had already scored over 93,000 on Surf Hell back when I played it in Event 4. So, I can't figure out why I had to qualify it again. It should have shown up on the set list already qualified, but it didn't. So, I played it once to qualify at 96,966 and everything worked normally after that.
After qualifying all three songs, I finished off the last Technique Challenge - Barre Chords. A 95,739 on that challenge pushed me over the line to Level 9 - Elite Guitarist, with a total of 10,005,994 RSP. I still find the Level 9 and 10 titles kind of funny. What is an "Elite Guitarist?" Or, better yet, a "Super Elite Guitarist?" I think I'd have gone with something like "Solo Artist" and "Guitar Legend." But, nobody at Ubisoft asked me.
The Event itself went well enough. I blew away the event minimum and unlocked a couple of Authentic Tones. Plus, I scored an encore which was good for a pedal unlock. (See chart for details.)
But, once again, I kicked ass on my encore and didn't get a double encore. I mean, what the hell? The last time I played A More Perfect Union was in Event 9 where the qualifying minimum for the song was 28,800. I scored a 64,193 on it in the event, so I'm sure it leveled up on me somewhat. Still! I got over 70k on it in this event - enough to unlock a tone. But, no double encore?
In fact, I haven't gotten a double encore since Event 10. I've had encores on 7 events since then and I've kicked ass on at least a few of them, so this 50/50 thing for unlocking the secret squirrel songs is looking a bit optimistic. Seems more like performing an encore well gets you a 1:10 chance of unlocking a song. I've still got to unlock Boss and The Star Spangled Banner. Easily done on bass, but I'd really rather do it on guitar.