Single Status Update
(I was formerly known as SuperSonic. Been meaning to get a name change for a while)
Welp. I think this is it for me. I find myself increasingly bored of playing Rocksmith 2014. For some reason, even though I have autism, routine just isn't that fun for me. I have this issue with everything else I do in life. It might need to be something I need to get checked out.
That aside, I wanted to announce that I'm sort of done with Rocksmith 2014 for a while? I think I'll try to keep playing. The problem is, the game runs like shit on my new PC.
Here are the specs for my new PC:
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow
PSU: Corsair TXM 650W Semi Modular
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100x
Motherboard: ASUS Tuf Gaming B550-Plus
RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance (4x8GB sticks, 3600Mhz)
Primary Storage (Windows 10 installed): 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus.
Additional Storage Drives: Seagate Barracuda 2TB, Samsung Evo 860, Toshiba External HDD (2TB),
Video Card: GIGABYTE AORUS GeForce RTX 3070 Master
It just keeps white screening on launch, with no suggestions or fixes really working. When I alt tab, it will white screen and stay like that forever. The screen also gets stuck when it does this, which in this case, would warrant the game being considered some sort of virus I guess. It shouldn't be doing that. And that isn't the worst thing though. I've simply run out of music to play.
I've done my best to find new music. I have a CDLC library of over 1700 songs. About 700 of which are favorited. I've listened to tens of thousands of songs, and have quite a few in my MP3 Playlist of music. Apparently 9900 songs according to File Explorer, with the most coming from Falcom Sound Team. The only few songs I've found fun to play on guitar recently are Sylosis. And everything else is just, meh. I also like songs that are solo-y, like Steve Vai. I'm bored. I like songs that move around or have a big kick.
To address the point I might hear in response to this. I would make more CDLC, and tab more songs. I just don't have the time. If maybe someone can figure out a way to give me 2 hours of sleep and be energetic, then I would probably find time to do that. Currently, I can't. I can't really be bothered. And I need to learn more. I don't know enough music theory, I don't know tones at all.
What I might do instead
I also have other hobbies to pursue, such as gaming, music, art, writing, ethics and activism. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx7EGZD_iyKzWP_kgveSMTQ https://www.deviantart.com/eeveeone I was kind of bought up to be selfish, but I broke out from that. It just isn't me. I want to do things that can benefit others in a positive way. That can make a big impact. Of course I still want to play electric guitar and bass. But I don't want to be a God at either. I just want to be decent, so I can make better music.
If I had to say what my main goal would be, it would probably be music. I have this dream of making a band about some of my other passions, and creating a new genre. I'll call it Djazz. Though it's sorta already half been done by Animals As Leaders, I think it would be an interesting concept. I also want to use inspirations like Demetori and Linkin Park to sorta make music. It depends. My goal isn't to rush out music and make a profit, it's to make good music. Current situation makes it difficult since I can't play my own instruments let alone compose and produce properly. But I'll have to make do. I get the gist of it.
Small rant about the community
Something to say about the site. I don't really have anything against people, but it gets kinda annoying when someone releases an entire CDLC, one that I have tabbed out myself might I add, with a single arrangement or little to no variation on them. Where someone could literally just say "Hey, I made a tone" or "I added an arrangement, if you could update this." It's instead "I'ma reupload this." it feels really anti-social. Yet, I'm the one with social anxiety, and I have previously collaberated with others based on their profile status (When they last visited that is. Some people have made just one or two CDLC's and left)
Also, some additional feedback for this site and the tools.
CustomsForge: Favorites option for certain database entries like Bands/Artist, or Album, or Song Title, or Year. Something that can help people find music they like, or be notified when a new song comes out that they may have missed, since a lot of users update/upload daily. Let's say I have the band Architects favorited. I should now receive notifications of (And customizable via updated and or added) Architects CDLC. It's a great quality of life.
EOF: Just scrap it. This, alongside Toolkit, has been the most frustrating software I've had to work with at times. EOF is just everything I hate about software. It's old, it's outdated, there's no way to view keyboard shortcuts. There needs to be a new interface creator for Rocksmith. If anyone's ever seen that developer video the guys at Ubisoft San Fransisco made, you could see one of the developers using their software. It's decked out. It has everything on it. Everything EOF has except for that grey box below. Replaced with a toolbar I think. I don't like the lack of customizability in EOF. I hate that the jump to end/start buttons are right next to the fast forward and fast backward buttons. And the interface can be really buggy at times too. I remember before, quite a few times, I'd drag the start point of the note highway, and whilst it was dragging, it would magically change the BPM and make that beat tiny, and also happen to other bars. There's also that bug with not being able to calculate /16 Time Signatures in repeats, and alternate repeats not existing. Also, it's third party software. It's not gonna be that great anyway based on that grounding. It was designed for guitar hero first if I'm not mistaken.
Toolkit: Remove the requirement for an older version of Wwise, or at least make a working link that is accessible for creators to download the older version of Wwise. Errors should also try to show what happened in a simpler way rather than lines of folder destinations. Also, a nice quality of life feature would be to do with the volumes. There should be an example preview, which is what we should hear in game as the volume. So it's up to the creators to fix that volume. Volume has always been an issue in CDLC since every audio rip is different.
TL:DR: I'm pursuing other hobbies and will be spending a lot less time on Rocksmith 2014 and CDLC as a whole. Tabs will be extremely rare, and CDLCs still rare. Depends on the music I find.