On numerous occasions, I have been asked how I got ranked so high in the leaderboards on Rock Band… so, I’ve decided to share my wisdom with you 😉
Easy answer: I own a lot of the DLC (downloadable songs).
I was cleaning up Microsoft Point cards from my room and found over $300 in used cards. Sad, but true. For a long time, I would justify buying points (songs) because I made enough money and didn’t do anything else. I don’t smoke, rarely drink, and well… that’s about it. My only real expense is living costs and games.
I have been downloading demos from the Rock Band Network so I could deem if they were worthy to buy or not. I determine this by:
A) How much they cost
B) If I can stand the music
C) How many points I can get for the leaderboards
I was “download happy” and picking the demo-ed songs I wanted to buy when I clicked “confirm” to “I Couldn’t Explain Why” by Citizen Cope 240MSP. FAIL. That is the most expensive song I own.
…oh well, at least I got 100% and #1 on the leaderboards!! 🙂
I suppose that’s it. If you want to move up in the “Total Ranking” leaderboards, all you have to do is Download and Play songs from the Rock Band Network and Rock Band Music Store.
It’s a different story if you want to move up in the “Rock Band 3” leaderboards because the ranking is exclusive to the 83 Rock Band 3 songs on the disc. So the people with the highest scores will be the highest ranked. My ranking for this is about 137, but that’s because I’m not a fan of the songs and I rarely play them. I love DLC! If you want to move up in these leaderboards you have to Play the songs over and over again. Until you master them. Sounds simple right? Play the game, move up in the leaderboards.
Have fun and happy rocking!!