HOPO-cidal Maniac

#1 Posted by SmasheControllers (2548 posts) -

Is HOPO-cidal Maniac  only achievable with Guitar or will Bass do? I don't play Guitar so if it's only achievable with Guitar, I'm Shit out of Luck.

#2 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I don't see why Bass wouldn't work, however... if you can play bass, why don't you play guitar?

#3 Posted by SmasheControllers (2548 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero: I find Bass more fun, I upstrum only so it makes Bass fun. I mean if push came to shove I could play Guitar but I prefer Bass. 
 
On a little side note, has anyone played Jerry was a Racecar Driver on Bass, Holy Shit.
#4 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@SmashedControllers: I actually only upstrum too. It just feels so much more natural to me, but I still play guitar over bass. Anyway, Primus' bassist, Les Claypool I think is his name... that guy's a beast.
#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@SmashedControllers: Do you have that special Mad Catz bass? Seems like the only guitar that it would be realistic to only up-strum on.
#6 Posted by SmasheControllers (2548 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: I wish I did, but no I get by with the strat. They need to make a Pro Bass.
#7 Posted by SuicidalSnowman (396 posts) -

No help on the achievement here, but I also prefer Bass.  In my mind (and there is no real reason for this) I find playing plastic instrument Bass to be somehow more reasonable than plastic instrument guitar.  I have no idea why, I just get more into it.  And I like upstruming too. 

#8 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

Always Be Up-strumming

#9 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@ShaggyChu said:
" Always Be Up-strumming "
Never not up-strumming.
#10 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @ShaggyChu said:
" Always Be Up-strumming "
Never not up-strumming. "
*nods* Good man.
#11 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

One of the Career Goals is to hit 1000 HO-PO's on bass.
 
May I recommend the song "No Regrets" ;)

#12 Posted by takua108 (1478 posts) -

Wait, what? People who aren't this one douchey friend I had in high school only upstrum, even on guitar? I had no idea.

#13 Posted by CptBedlam (4449 posts) -
@SmashedControllers: Just go into the goals section and look up the number of HOs/POs that you currently have for that specific goal. Then play a song using bass and check again whether the number has increased. That should answer your question.
#14 Posted by Stahlbrand (838 posts) -

I think the HOPOcidal maniac goal is listed under "Epic Guitar Goals", so it might be for guitar parts only.  Don't know for certain.
 
Also: Bass = upstrumming.  The bass in my house gets played on the Hoffner or Madcatz P-Bass, and upstrumming, IMO, just makes it feel like a different exercise than playing guitar.

#15 Posted by kitsunezeta (84 posts) -

A little side note on HOPOcidal Maniac (and all related goals): Tapping during the solos DOES COUNT TOWARDS THE GOAL. If you tap a note and then tap a HOPO after it without breaking streak, it will count as a HOPO instead of a tap. Those of you that exported Rock Band 1, get used to grinding Green Grass And High Tides if you want the goal fast. Alternatively, wait for the Harmonix Free DLC (the tracks from RB2 by Harmonix bands) to hit and grind Visions if you can consistently FC it.

#16 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@kitsunezeta said:
" A little side note on HOPOcidal Maniac (and all related goals): Tapping during the solos DOES COUNT TOWARDS THE GOAL. If you tap a note and then tap a HOPO after it without breaking streak, it will count as a HOPO instead of a tap. Those of you that exported Rock Band 1, get used to grinding Green Grass And High Tides if you want the goal fast. Alternatively, wait for the Harmonix Free DLC (the tracks from RB2 by Harmonix bands) to hit and grind Visions if you can consistently FC it. "
Interesting. Why would you be grinding GGaHT though, when there better songs on the RB3 disc you could be grinding? (Free Bird comes to mind) 
 
I'd rather just get it by playing normally though. I'm not in a hurry to unlock achievements.
#17 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

So... the last time I checked, I had hit around 40,000 HOPO's.
 
I don't know what I'm gonna do once I get this achievement :(

#18 Posted by HistoryInRust (6293 posts) -
@SmashedControllers said:
" @TheGreatGuero: I find Bass more fun, I upstrum only so it makes Bass fun. I mean if push came to shove I could play Guitar but I prefer Bass.  On a little side note, has anyone played Jerry was a Racecar Driver on Bass, Holy Shit. "
That song's bassline is fucking awesome.
#19 Posted by kitsunezeta (84 posts) -
@JJWeatherman:  the "GRY Zig-Zag of doom" is stupid easy on a rock band guitar by exploiting the "pull-off-to-higher-note" trick only possible during solos, making for two easy sextuplet hopo chains, and the ending is also a long sextuplet hopo chain, and both are in the second solo. That, and I believe there's more HOPOs in GGaHT all-around than in Free Bird.
#20 Posted by SuperEvilDOOM (30 posts) -

It is ONLY achievable by playing guitar. Kind of silly, but that's the case.

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