Rock Band World
is the companion Facebook
to Rock Band
and Rock Band Blitz
; more so the latter because the app seems much more tailored to it than the former. In this, you can link your accounts to track your progress, challenges others to Score Wars, and complete goals which earn you coins. The latter one is the most notable, as they are both fun and pretty Troperiffic
. There are three types: Standard difficulty based goals, Scavenger Hunt
goals, and Community goals (They require everyone get a certain number of stars by the end of the week, with varying degrees of success. A goal related to American Pie
was completed within a day
), created by either Harmonix or by users on the official website.
Tropes demonstrated by the goals
- Canada, Eh?: "Le Canadian Goal, Eh"
- Epic Riff: "Celebrated Riffs". The goal's creator has said that he avoided songs from the third game, which is the reason for the lack of "Smoke on the Water" and "Crazy Train".
- Epic Rocking: "Play For Long Time"
- Guide Dang It: "Hard Goal is Hard". The goal requires you to Gold Star three difficult songs. Fair enough. Only problem is, they don't list which songs to play, making the goal actually difficult. This was most likely unintentional; if it was intended, they would have said so.
- Instrumentals: "Vocal Yokels"
- Lawyer-Friendly Cameo: "The Cannonball Goal" is about "a certain animated series about a guy who becomes a human cannonball." note
- Lost Forever: When the three Metallica songs were pulled from the library, the "Master of Metallica" goal went with it.
- Marathon Boss: Downplayed with the goals with a lot of songs, which are made marathons by the songs' durations compounding, but it's not one of the better examples as they can be played at a slow pace.
- Name's the Same: No examples on the goals themselves, but the goal "Double Your Pleasure" is based on pairs of songs with identical titles.
- Nintendo Hard: While most of the goals are reasonable, some goals are just purposefully hard, especially ones that require you to use specific power-ups.
- Non-Appearing Title: "The 'Oh, So That's the Name Of That Song' Goal" has songs like these. And yes, one of the songs was "Baba O'Reilly".
- Numbered Sequels: The only goal to get one of these is the Scavenger Hunt goal "Rock Band Petting Zoo". With seventeen songs, "so think of this as the main event to Part 1's opening ceremony."
- Power Ballad: "The Power Ballad Challenge"
- Precision F-Strike: "Cheap Bastard" is the only goal to contain a curse word.
- Pun-Based Title: Plenty of the goals. Notably the goal "Radio/Gaga", which is a bunch of songs with "radio" in the song title/band name and all the Lady Gaga songs, and "Medium Medium", a goal with songs about ghosts.
- Revenue Enhancing Devices: Aside from generic genre-based goals, very, very few goals are completable without buying additional songs. Good work, Harmonix.
- Scavenger Hunt: These types of goals require you to play a bunch of unlisted songs
- Shout-Out: Plenty. For example, "Medium Rock" has "For those about to rock, we salute you with coins..."
- Step Up to the Microphone: "Open Mic Night"
- Un-Person: Rock Band Network songs are rarely ever included in the goals. In fact, when goals tell you to "play all songs of this type", they don't include those songs. Rock Band 3 are also excluded in community-created goals.