Rocksmith 2014 – Dan’s Clue for 9/16 DLC

Hello Rocksmith fans!

You may have noticed the Ubisoft Forums have been down for quite awhile now.

Since it doesn’t look like they are coming back today I’ve decided to have this article to solve the puzzle that @DanAmrich has created for next week’s DLC.

Update: Forums are Back!

another world where they see blind men without gold

to a place where blind men see/golden streets 

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nobody.
nobody.
September 16, 2014 4:06 am

I like creed.

rice_boy
rice_boy
September 16, 2014 4:08 am
Reply to  nobody.

lol nobody likes creed.

Aly
Aly
September 15, 2014 3:22 pm

I’m really curious why Creed elicits almost no “Hey, it’s not my thing, but if it’s yours, then enjoy it~!” type reactions, and plenty of “I WILL KILL THE WHOLE FAMILY OF WHOEVER APPROVED THIS DLC!!!!!!”

Why is it all so visceral?

HA!
HA!
September 14, 2014 12:11 am

Wow, you guys are so damn negative all the time! Why can’t you just be happy that there’s continuing DLC and not bitch and moan about all the stuff coming out that you don’t like!

I for one think this could be some fun guitar to play. There’s some nostalgia in there since this was on the radio often while I did homework in high school. Tremonti has some fun riffs and chords though.

Give it a chance! Or don’t buy it and shut the hell up! Geez.

IZ
IZ
September 13, 2014 1:33 am

I wonder how low their sales will be this week 😆

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
September 13, 2014 2:24 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Yeah. Just as low as those best-selling Nickelback packs on Rock Band 😀

forest1903
Editor
September 12, 2014 11:02 pm

Not a fan of creed at all, so this is definitely a skip (still waiting for a Huey Lewis and the News pack).
By the way, what was the whole spam issue about?

j
j
September 12, 2014 9:11 pm

Dan hasn’t responded yet and this does seem a bit easy compared to usual clues, doesn’t it?

hitosan
hitosan
September 12, 2014 10:25 pm
Reply to  j

He already said yes.. It’s hidden somewhere amongst all the drama of “Dan didn’t wait for the forum to be online to post the clue” 🙄

They were changing offices, so I guess he just didn’t have time to make a harder clue..

j
j
September 12, 2014 10:59 pm
Reply to  hitosan

Cheers.

bickalicious
bickalicious
September 12, 2014 8:33 pm

Anyone ever hear about Stapp tussling with the 311 crew? Wish I could seen that fight lol

Stapp Complaining
Stapp Complaining
September 12, 2014 6:31 pm

Tremonti is a good player. Creed is popular and this is a mass-market piece of software. A handful of songs you don’t download will not change your life, and really, nobody cares what YOU like — they care what THEY like. Why complain?

Just skip it and go back to that Bachsmith track that kicked your ass.

Liam
Liam
September 12, 2014 5:45 pm

Gotta admit, I don’t really get all the hate for Creed. I’ve just decided to listen to some songs to see if it’s a buy for me, and they’re not that bad, seems pretty playable without being too boring. I’ll probably pick up the pack

bob
bob
September 12, 2014 4:30 pm

So there’s two guesses: Creed and Blind Willie Johnson.

I think Blind Willie Johnson would be just too easy to play on guitar and there’s no bass.

I would probably lose my bass card for this, but I would buy a Creed pack. I grew up in the 90s listening to popular radio. I got into Creed way before I got into Pearl Jam, lol!

chris
chris
September 12, 2014 4:16 pm

Creed isn’t that bad I mean people like Alter Bridge so not sure why all the dislike for Creed. Personally rather have more Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam but I would play Creed for the fun drop D songs

Muffy
Muffy
September 12, 2014 4:03 pm

A creed pack would be extremely painful following a week of singles from three bands that deserve a pack each.

DC
DC
September 12, 2014 3:49 pm

Creed would be awesome! Bullets, what if! He’ll yes!!

Unmuscleman
Unmuscleman
September 12, 2014 3:38 pm

Prince yes, Creed no.

forge
forge
September 12, 2014 3:35 pm

I’m a creed fan, now y’all know there is at least one fan now!

Mike
Mike
September 12, 2014 3:17 pm

The answer is Creed.

*Insert Homer Simpson scream.*

Rich
Rich
September 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Reply to  Mike

I’d say “Jesus wept”, but that is likely already either the name of one of their songs or in the lyrics. Wow, I usually can scrounge some good out of most packs, but this is a fucking catastrophe, musically-speaking. What’s next? Presidents of the United States of America?

I’d be deathly afraid to download it as it would lame up the rest of my library.

Adrenalize
Adrenalize
September 12, 2014 3:32 pm
Reply to  Rich

At least PotUSA were very deliberate in their awfulness. Creed on the other hand, and more specifically, Scott Stapp had no self awareness.

How they became so huge in the US is a mystery to me.

Rich
Rich
September 12, 2014 3:44 pm
Reply to  Adrenalize

Very good point. I like their sense of humor and my wife likes them (PotUSA). So, not a very fair comparison. Actually, it is unfair to compare anyone to Creed.

Creed was just awful. I do remember how popular they were. Fucking baffling. Perhaps they would be better-suited to kareoke, but certainly not Rocksmith.

Fucking Creed? Gahhhh

Stoopid_Trippin
Stoopid_Trippin
September 12, 2014 3:50 pm
Reply to  Adrenalize

Isnt alterbridge just creed with a different singer? People love them but hate creed. I don’t know if it was the “christan” label or just scott. Ive always liked the guitar work of mark but never a fan of either band.

Rich
Rich
September 12, 2014 4:15 pm

For the record, I don’t care for Alter Bridge, but they are nowhere near the level of musical abortion as Creed.

chris
chris
September 12, 2014 4:21 pm
Reply to  Rich

I cant believe you dissed Presidents of USA one of the better gimmick bands from the 90s. Who wouldn’t want to play Lump or Peaches?

Honky thom
Honky thom
September 12, 2014 4:50 pm
Reply to  chris

me for one.

Chris Boothe
Chris Boothe
September 12, 2014 3:13 pm

I kind of like With arms wide open. And I’ll bet with all the backlash Creed has gotten, it’s probably easy and cheap to secure the rights to those songs now.

Muffy
Muffy
September 12, 2014 3:04 pm

Is creed the best guess so far? I never thought of them as a band that would warrant its own pack. Honestly I’ve never heard anyone admit they’re a creed fan

Malkorum
Malkorum
September 12, 2014 3:12 pm
Reply to  Muffy

Seems so. Closest i could find to the hidden symbols would the circular Alphabet

http://luc.devroye.org/fonts-51221.html

But it lacks a rectangle letter (unless that is a space) and would spell out

I (square) CC (no matching letter)

Rich
Rich
September 12, 2014 3:13 pm
Reply to  Muffy

Well, I am just baffled why anyone thought this would be something people would actually like. Aside from the rare fan or the Christian community, I figure this won’t be very popular (if indeed creed).

I mean, well, they just were not very good is my main complaint.

deltaXkila
deltaXkila
September 12, 2014 2:57 pm

Hey look, Dan’s in the comments and he has a picture. That’s pretty cool.

I digress, I call it a 90’s pack, because I’m pretty sure people would make fun of me if I bought something called a “Creed Track Pack”.

nullPointer
nullPointer
September 12, 2014 2:42 pm

> Post picture indicating Prince DLC
> It’s Creed 😡
> ?
> Profit! :mrgreen:

Crafty. Very crafty, Mr. Elliot. 😐

nullPointer
nullPointer
September 12, 2014 2:52 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Well now I have the urge to load up some Prince tunes, so really I should be thanking you. I guess. 🙂

Muffy
Muffy
September 12, 2014 1:54 pm

In the Matrix Neo becomes blind and sees the world in gold light. He is fighting against the Machines so I am guessing Rage Against the Machine

j
j
September 12, 2014 1:59 pm
Reply to  Muffy

hahaha one can hope.

FuntCuck
FuntCuck
September 12, 2014 9:44 pm
Reply to  Muffy

To some small degree of accuracy, there must be a percentage chance that this is correct.

j
j
September 12, 2014 1:37 pm

Don’t know if this is any help.
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/music.html

“Dark Was the Night,” written and performed by Blind Willie Johnson. 3:15

j
j
September 12, 2014 1:46 pm
Reply to  j

“another world where they see a man which was blind gold on the outside”
another blues song on the record is

“Melancholy Blues,” performed by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. 3:05

But it’s mostly trumpet…
is it a Willie Johnson Five pack? or A blues five pack? Or should I have settled on creed?

Hito
Hito
September 12, 2014 1:05 pm

So.. is it Creed?

The background pattern seems to match, and the text does seem to refer to Higher..

dave
dave
September 12, 2014 1:22 pm
Reply to  Hito

Yeah, that would be my guess -- a clue with golden streets 😆

Rich
Rich
September 12, 2014 1:47 pm
Reply to  Hito

Creed? Ugh. Hope not!

Jayrock
Jayrock
September 12, 2014 2:01 pm
Reply to  Rich

I have to agree.
“When dreaming I’m guided to another world”

Chorus:
Take me higher blah blah blah
“To a place where blind men see”
yadda yadda take me higher
“To a place with golden streets”

Malkorum
Malkorum
September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

Could it be a clock face?

12:30 or 6:00
No idea what the square would be so I’m probably wrong
3:15
3:15
9:45

Malkorum
Malkorum
September 12, 2014 12:59 pm

View post on imgur.com

Is a version with the symbols slightly more visible

bob
bob
September 12, 2014 12:48 pm

I think I am noticing a little something behind the letters. There’s 5 symbols, and a few of them look kinda like peace signs.

Maybe a photoshop/CS wizard can clean it up a bit.

dave
dave
September 12, 2014 12:54 pm
Reply to  bob

You are correct, there are symbols hidden in there.

First is a circle with a line pointing up and down (inside circle)
second is a square
third is a circle with a line pointing right
fourth is a circle with a line pointing right
last, is a circle with a line pointing left

j
j
September 12, 2014 1:02 pm
Reply to  dave

Five songs?… Have you tried layering them on top of each other?

It looks like it says creed…

dave
dave
September 12, 2014 12:46 pm

Where’s the can of soup?

Malkorum
Malkorum
September 12, 2014 12:35 pm

Google translate on that latin is:

another world where they see blind men without gold

There does appear to be a bible quote in a similar vein:

“You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred?” Matthew 23:17

And there is a song by Cannon called Song 38 23:17

http://www.last.fm/music/Cannon/Song+38+23:17
http://www.last.fm/music/Cannon

So it is German Heavy Metal this week! 😛

j
j
September 12, 2014 12:35 pm

Wish the pic of Dan was the clue… I’d actually be able to help figure it out for once, not that the usual code breaking crew need any help.

Stoopid_Trippin
Stoopid_Trippin
September 12, 2014 12:26 pm

I saved the image and checked the properties. Under origin: Program name: adobe photoshop CS6. So I believe you could be right and there is more under. maybe

thealphajerk
thealphajerk
September 12, 2014 12:15 pm

this is what i have so far, i hope someone can expand on it:

alium mundum ubi vident
homines caeco foris auream

hope mankind/worlds where see
man blind forums feminine/gold/magnificent

edit: i’m 99% sure there’s another image behind the latin but i don’t have photoshop
=(

bob
bob
September 12, 2014 12:53 pm
Reply to  thealphajerk

OK so I put that into Google translate, came out with this:

another world where they see
blind men without gold

Now I put *that* into Google and the first music related result is… CREED!

“when dreaming, I’m guided to another world…”

“to a place where blind men see…”

The lettering in the clue image does remind me of Alter Bridge back when it was released as DLC some months ago, and Alter Bridge is basically Creed without Scott Stapp.

Also, maybe those five symbol looking things in the background of the clue image spell out CREED.

Now I know Creed gets a lot of sneering, but I personally would love a Creed DLC.

Michael
Michael
September 12, 2014 1:31 pm
Reply to  bob

Yup this sounds right, there’s also a line about golden streets in that song

Jed
Jed
September 12, 2014 12:05 pm

okay, so here are some possible leads:

-It says “more” in the URL
-There’s some sort of code in the background

luke
luke
September 12, 2014 11:57 am

comment image

is that it?

Dan Amrich
September 12, 2014 11:58 am
Reply to  luke

That is it.

thealphajerk
thealphajerk
September 12, 2014 11:59 am
Reply to  Dan Amrich

hooray! let’s go 😀

Dan Amrich
September 12, 2014 11:48 am

Ahem.

This Prince outfit was my Halloween costume, like, ten years ago. It does not have anything to do with anything. 🙂

Malkorum
Malkorum
September 12, 2014 12:33 pm
Reply to  Dan Amrich

The internet never forgets 😆

TwoShay
TwoShay
September 12, 2014 11:39 am

Adam Ant! (was my thought before I realize that was NOT the clue)

XXTwnz
XXTwnz
September 12, 2014 11:20 am

Prince?

SnqKe
SnqKe
September 12, 2014 10:40 am

Hendrix ?

Jeam95
Jeam95
September 12, 2014 10:34 am

Could be Ozzy Osbourne ❓ :mrgreen:

bob
bob
September 12, 2014 10:09 am

Rick James? Prince?

Edit: D’oh, just realized THAT was not the clue…

Rick Rastardry
Rick Rastardry
September 12, 2014 11:30 am
Reply to  bob

Yeah, that sure looks like a Prince outfit to me.

Which would be waaaay too easy compared to the usual difficulty.

As you mention, the post writes “Stay tuned for the clue from @UbisoftStudioSF”. But maybe the clue will be related to the picture? A funk DLC?

bob
bob
September 12, 2014 12:41 pm
Reply to  Rick Rastardry

I would love some more funk in my Rocksmith.

Maybe Prince would be easy for guitar, but would make for a nice bass DLC.

Matthew
Matthew
September 12, 2014 2:08 pm
Reply to  bob

Have you ever listened to Prince? That dude can shred.

Chu
Chu
September 12, 2014 2:31 pm
Reply to  Matthew

I think he meant the clue was too easy to be Prince, but yes, he is definitely an underrated guitarist, he can absolutely shred. Buddy of mine has seen him a couple at the grocery store near his studio with extremely tall and attractive blonde women. Must be something to purifying oneself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka ;).

I.E.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y Sick Prince guitar solo begins at 3:30.

Rick Rastardry
Rick Rastardry
September 12, 2014 3:07 pm
Reply to  Chu

Yes, I meant the puzzle would have been way too easy. I’ve never gotten one of these puzzles. So there was just no way that the puzzle was

“Look at a picture of an obvious Prince costume ==> Deduce that the DLC is from Prince. ”

BTW, I would love a Prince or funk DLC

Rick Rastardry
Rick Rastardry
September 12, 2014 3:15 pm
Reply to  Rick Rastardry

Or an Earth, Wind, & Fire DLC

Fantasy
September
Sing-a-Song

Rick Rastardry
Rick Rastardry
September 12, 2014 4:01 pm
Reply to  Chu

Yeah, see the ending solo focus of Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad at ~2:40

And while there isn’t a dominant solo in I Wanna Be Your Lover, I just love the funky timing and the subtle but awesome accompaniment.