Originally Posted by thejokell
But that doesn't make any sense. Before I hit 1,000,000 fans I was only getting 10-20,000 per set. Now all of a sudden I'm getting 179,000. Seems to me that I haven't hit the hard cap yet, I've just hit the next level. The hard cap would come in when they start *limiting* the amount of fans I can get, not bumping it up 100x what it was.
No, I think NoThru22 is probably correct.
It just so happens that you saw TWO different mechanisms hit at the same time. The first was once you reach 1 million fans (which takes forever), the game essentially decides you are now a "superstar" band and starts awarding you ridiculous amounts of fans. For example, if you played on Expert, you might typically get 20,000-50,000 fans per set before hitting one million. But once you hit 1,000,000, you start getting 250,000 - 1,500,000 fans per set (depending upon things like venue size, # of stars, etc).
But if there is indeed a threshold for Hard players that is still around 1,000,000 fans, your expected "windfall" will still be a reduced number of fans than if you were playing on Expert since you are now past this threshold.
So you effectively hit "the 1M+ fans next level" AND the Hard difficulty fan cap threshold at the same time, making it hard to see that it is actually being limited.