when shaggy said you can import most or RB1's set-list into RB2, he means all the set-list except for 3 songs (Paranoid cover, Enter Sandman, and Run to the Hills cover)
Run to the Hills has been rereleased with the master track.
The thing to do would Buy Rock Band 2's bundle, then buy a RB1 guitar seperate if you want to do the whole 4 man band thing.
Then rent Rock Band 1 you don't need to buy it to copy the songs just need to have the disc for a total of 5 minutes, cash in the 20 bonus songs for Rock Band 2, DL the 4 freebies, then you've practically doubled your song count for maybe 15 dollars (RB1 rental + the cost of downloading the import key from PSN/XBL)
then pick up RBTB
I made it more complicated then it needs to be
Buy the Rock Band 2 bundle, and a Rock Band 1 guitar, rent Rock Band 1 and import the songs, cash in the free 20 song pack you get with Rock Band 2, then download the four free normal tracks.
Then right off the bat you have 163 songs
Then rent Lego Rock Band like the day it comes out, use the code on the manual to import the tracks, then you'll have 208 songs for minimal cost
I'm confused as to how the track packs work for Rock Band. Are the songs on the actual disc or does it just allow you to go online and download them? Is it pointless to buy the games used because someone has already downloaded/used the songs?
well you can do both I believe. For those who can't afford internet for some reason, they can buy track packs, all the same songs are available for download on rock band store around the same time.
I don't know if this is what you mean, but any song you buy is forever on that console (or in the wii's case, on 2gb sd card but it's still non-transferrable). coincidentally the same is true for any downloadable games you buy for any console. So I bought all Legend of Zeldas on the wii and some marios; they are forever tied to that wii console no matter if you refurbish/sell or clean out the system.
i helped a cousin shop around for a wii and helped him set it up and get some nostalgic games fro mthe shop channel. Whoever previously owned it bought Mario Kart (i think), Link to the Past, Super Mario World and a Mega Man. All were shown as previously downloaded and could be re-downloaded at no extra cost. So he pretty much got 4 free games at someone else's expense.
I don't think that's what I'm talking about. Rock Band has several discs you can buy that either have the songs on them or let you download the songs - which one I'm not sure. There is a country disc, rock, etc. If you buy one of those discs used can you still get the games off of them?
All Rock Band discs can be played on their own, most of the discs (except RBTB and RB2) feature an export function of one kind or another that lets you copy the songs on the disc into Rock Band 2.
For example with the Country Track Pack, it is it's own game of sorts it uses the Rock Band 1 engine. But most see them as expansion packs that you can use to copy the songs so you can play them in Rock Band 2. The Country Pack features 21 songs, 8 of which are available to anyone through the Rock Band Marketplace as DLC, 13 songs are limited time exclusives so the Country Track Pack is the only place for now to get those songs. If you buy the pack you can play it as a regular game to get the trophies and such, then/or you can cash in the code on the back of the manual to copy the tracks into RB2.
This ability to transfer all your songs onto the one platform is one of the main draws for the Rock Band platform.
Also, the codes are one-time use only so DO NOT buy a used copy if you plan on importing the songs.