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  1. Well its been a while since I posted this, and I now have the Series x. The game does run smoother I can only assume it is running at Sixty fps, it is definitely smoother, but otherwise looks the same. The best part are loading times and fast travel times, they are very quick now fast travel is a matter of seconds, maybe 5 seconds and you are at your destination, I love that.
  2. Is it just me? I did not get a new telegram with any new missions for A New Source of Employment. I asked R* they said to rest my console, I did that, still nothing, I really hate missing content. Did anyone else have this happen to them?
  3. I just had a few questions for anyone that is. I am planning to buy one soon, and we are also upgrading our tv. Last year I bought an LG oled but broke it in August, so now we are replacing it with a newer larger one, the CX 77" I was hopeful that the series X would run the game at Sixty FPS instead of the current 30 fps on xbx 1x, or maybe even run it with VRR on so it would fluctuate from Sixty to 120 depending on the scene and situation, but I have no idea how it is actually playing. I know there is a lot of back and forth over settings and such, but I was hoping to hear from someone actually playing the game on the series X to find out what they thought, if they had played it on an xbx 1 before this and just in general how it is on the next gen console. And whether or not they are playing it on a 120 hz tv with vrr and allm on. and has there been any talk about a patch for next gen consoles? They are releasing some next gen patches, like Fallen order the Star Wars game, they made a patch, and a few others I have seen in videos, but I am not sure about RDR2. any info would be appreciated, thanks
  4. So, Ive been off the boards for a while now, as the game was working out its issues. I just hit level 400 today after all this time, Ive never stopped playing, been doing daily challenges for a long long time now, and yeah the recent nerf sucks, But you still get gold, just not nearly as much, so I still do them. This last update wasnt very impressive IMO but I am at level 27 I think nearly done with it for now. I hope everyone is safe and doing well getting though this strange year we have been experiencing. I remember coming here early on when I was at I think level 38, so I just thought Id stop in to say hello, hope all is well, and let ya know Im still out there in the wilderness.
  5. Collector makes you the most money the fastest. It is simple, all you need is the shovel, metal detector and the role, each collection is worth a different amount of money, the coins for exampel are 540.00 for a full set, and I think 1400 xp? or maybe 140 xp I forget., Well I had 6 full sets of coins and except for one coin, 9 full sets, same with every collectible category, I plan to sell them all after I get the new role so I can use that xp towards the pass. Collector will make you the most money, the trader is good as a passive background money making business, same as the moonshiner.
  6. I think so yes, you get a lot of items you cant otherwise, it always pays for itself so it is free in the end as it pays you back at least the gold you spent to get it. Last time I think it was 30 gold bars? and you got 30 plus bars back as you went through the pass so yeah why not? Also you got some things that you otherwise couldnt get, like small clothing updates and items. I def plan to buy the pass and the role together so as I go through the role the xp also unlocks the pass items, ususally new horses, clothes, somtimes weapon variants, etc.. I am soooo ready for this update lol. Ive beeen doing daily challenges for 7 months straight and lately collecting also, I now have 6 or 7 of each collection complete and I managed to aquire 535 gold bars, 27500 in cash and get to level 366 plus I still have 42 tokens from the last outlaw pass, so yeah, I am ready for this Tuesday, cant wait.
  7. I took a LONG break posting here, since I talk too much, you may have noticed, you havent heard a word from me in several months.
  8. Update: I can be so dumb sometimes, I had forgotten that my game pass and my Live are both now associated to each other and if one expires the other does as well,. This was very simple, but I think Microsoft can do a better job at reminding us that this is about to happen or has just happened, I wasted two days because it never occurred to me that my subscription to xbx gold live was expiring. I think instead of a spinning green icon, how about a litle message, "Your Xbox live account has expired" ? is it really that hard? So, today, just now 5/13/2020 8:08 pm EST I can not start an online session. I can start a story mode game, but each time I select any online option, ie: camp, free roam, free roam by region, etc.. instead of a black screen followed by images that look like negatives, instead of that I get an xbx green colored spinning circle and then back to the menu. I re-started the game, unplugged the console did a hard start etc,, still not joining. Is anyone else having this issue right now on XbX1?
  9. exactly, lol Ive learned in a year, these people responding are reading from script and often their recommendations do absolutely nothing, I am not going through all that in hopes that camps start working and animals spawn, lol. Anyway, same old thing, today no fast travel, I had to ride from Tumbleweed to LaGras that was fun, I did find a few animals which is hard to complain about, but literally a few, thats it. I dunno, the game just stinks now, its a real shame this game has so much potential but they have got to go dedicated servers or it is never going to improve. The p2p system allows for way too many errors, plus manipulation from players as any pc player will tell you it is literally the wild west on PC. I still do my daily challenges in case they ever fix it, but short of that I just bail right after and find something else to do. I did spend 6 weeks tweaking these settings trying to figure out the blur issues I was having and I worked that out so now it is crystal clear when panning 360 degrees or rising my horse and looking around I no longer get that blur, I used to have to stop and then look real carefully to see any animals or collectibles etc.. and I would get a headache, but now it is crystal clear, and I do really like it. I just wish they would fix the game.
  10. R* sent me a note said to delete my profile, uninstall the game, download my profile again and then re install he game and let it update, etc... I feel like, ummmm no, I dont want to go through all that. Especially because I really have no faith it will change anything.I havent been playing very much anyway, just doing daily challenges holding out hope that the next big update will fix things, but if no then at some point I may opt to try this, but I just dont see it helping.
  11. Hmm well I'm on Xbx 1x as well, no animals. Today a few birds, nothing else, I was thinking as I rode from St Denis to the Bayou and then Rhodes, not a boar, bear, deer, pronghorn, raccoon, rabbit, or even a muskrat, there are simply no animals for me. Disappointing but not unexpected.
  12. Well, I will look around a little more today when I go in to do my daily's. If the animals were back, id be happy with it, I just havent seen that. I dont need them to be at story mode levels or solo session levels, but still it would be nice to find deer and raccoons, rabbits etc.. a lot more. Even gators, heck I go to the Bayou and cant find a gator anywhere no wild boars, etc.. just a few birds usually, a few herons or loons etc.. but never walking mammals anymore. Damn Hitchcock, save some gold for me, 800 gold bars!!! lol
  13. Oh My bad Kean, I didnt realize I screwed that up, lol I meant to put this in the online section, sorry.
  14. Thats great it was all working for you So, I went in yesterday and decided to do a moonshine delivery, and those usually work for me anyway but this one put me in a solo session which meant for the first time in a LONG time, animals everywhere, I use the bayou for my moonshine shack and when I spawned it was glorious, gators everywhere etc.. so many birds I couldnt get them all. I called in my hunting wagon while my delivery wagon sat there and the clock was ticking, I loaded it quickly, then jumped on the delivery wagon with 4 minutes to go and had to deliver to the pawn shop in St Denis, I got there with less than 1 minute to spare. The good news, is I stayed in a solo session after I completed it, so I immediately went to get Pelicans, I usually keep 5 or 6 stocked in case we get that exotic bird meat challenge, after I grabbed 3 pelicans I went back, filled Cripps, reloaded my hunting wagon again then bailed for the day. So it did work, but only in a solo session, it never seems to work with more than 12 players in a server still. I did appreciate that it let me hunt and get stocked up again, I just wish we could have it both ways have players in the server and animals too. I am level 378, have everything, all roles, horses, etc.. you know EVERYTHING. I had a streak going then I missed one day and started over, I have done that three times now, lol Ive missed 3 days in a year. Currently I am working toward the .5 gold payout again for challenges, I hit .4 the other day, so I know I am close. another week I think or less.
  15. It was 1 year ago the other day that I started my RDR2 online character and account. 3/14/2019. I can say after a year, the game has changed a lot. For a time it was working great, for the past 5 months not so much, and since Moonshiner role was added it has been down right busted. Still to this day, I get no animals, camp issues, etc.. you all know the issues. Ive stuck it out in hopes they would eventually fix it or go to private servers and get off these p2p servers. They keep talking like they are goign to fix it, so I keep hanging in there. I am hoping soon they do fix these things as it isnt much fun to play anymore, I only keep it going for my daily challenge streak, I am at level 378, 180 gold bars, 11k$ in cash and 42 tokens still unused. Here is to year 2, lets hope this year things improve a lot.
  16. Hmm ok so I dont need to got through my wheel for the camera I have, rather open up the start menu?
  17. Back in Jan the ps4 got the addition of the new photo mode that I think came with the pc version of the game. Xbx got it in Feb a month later or maybe it was Dec for ps4 and Jan or xbx, I forget, xbx was a month after Ps4. Anyway, how do we use it, access it etc.. I jumped into story mode the other day to try it, and when I pull out my old camera I do not see any new options or ways to use it, is there another camera we have to get or something? Dos anyone know how to use the new photo mode on xbx in story mode? Thanks
  18. I had to add this, it is too funny. So, I upgraded for several reasons, but to me, the biggest was to be future proofed for gaming with hdmi 2.1 and 4k/120 when it comes next year, but a big part of that was so I could then lay rdr2 on the series X and hopefully see it beyond the 30 fps it is locked at now. Anyway I have been playing since launch on a pre hdr tv, so I have never played rdr2 with hdr on. I figured that too will be an added benefit, well turns out the HDR in RDR2 doesnt work properly it isnt really hdr. High dynamic range means the range between black and the brightest bright is greater than normally, so you get brighter highlights and specular highlights you can see etc.. But in RDR2, the range stays exactly the same it just moves from darker to more bright, but the gap in between never fluctuates, so it isnt HDr, it is some form of a fake HDR. Anyway with xbx1x and rdr2 if you use hdr on an LG oled anyway you get this bluryness while you are panning around, it is distracting and terrible looking, the only way to clear it up is to disable HDMI deep color, which then disables hdr 10. So, irony being what it is, the tv I bought to play RDR2 in all its glory wont let me play it in hdr!! lol thats funny IT works great in all my other games, they look so amazing, I have never seen them like this before, so playing them all again is a definite to do now, but I thought it was funny, that the one game I really wanted to see this enhancement on I can not. Here is a better explanation of the hdr in RDR2
  19. Well, my new tv arrived yesterday, WoW!! This thing is beautiful. I ended up with an LG 65" E9 I have a couple of issues I need to figure out, but I know I can, I just need to get familair with the tv, but so far the image quality is awesome!! Ive got all day to dive into it and figure out the settings. this was the first time I ever saw my xbx 1x 4k settings all lit up green with green check boxes next to every single option, very cool. I put it in 1440 @ 120hz and rode into Valentine and St Denis and did not get the stutter I always get like it feels like frames drop into the teens usually, well now it stays smooth like anywhere else in the map, even at 4k 60 hz it was smoother and no stuttering, only thing different is my tv, on one is lags and stutters on the other it doesnt, I cant wait to get this all set up today and really see my games in all their glory, time to go back and play the story mode again now. I solved the two issues I had, and now......It is perfect!! so awesome!! There was a firmware update that solved the hdr thing, and black screens and there is a deep color setting for hdmi and when I disabled that, smooth as butta when I pan now, so 100% back to perfect and now looking even better than before. RDR2 on an oled is the pinnacle of my gaming life to this point, 40 years of gaming, this is the best Ive ever seen.
  20. Thanks Kean, I suppose I have it then, uggg the game is worse than ever. Cant make a camp, cant do bounties cant enter my moonshine shack, there are no animals, etc... I was hoping I hadnt updated it and this was why I was seeing such bad lobbys. Heck I just went in to do daily challenges and after I left I thought,hmm let me jump back in quick to check version # lol I could not get back into a server, just had an infinite loading screen 4 times before I just gave up. I love this game, but I hate this game!! My new oled tv arrives Friday so whatever, I am going back to story mode until they fix this stuff, if it werent for daily challenges I wouldnt go online at all, I am up to 144 bars.
  21. Did you download an update ? I havent noticed any downloads and I just want to know what version of the game I should be running and how to check if I have gotten the update or not.
  22. I havent downloaded any updates, how can I check to see if I did and didnt notice? I dont think I have the update, nothing has changed in game, ID say it is even worse, today the bounty boards were greyed out on top of not being able to male a camp or find a single animal other than a bird.
  23. Just so you know, it is has never been a better time to buy an Old than right now, even the Samsung Qleds are more expensive and the Oleds are way nicer, what was 15k$ a few years ago is $2500 now. You can get the B9 65" for $1500 and the C9 for $1900 Well it seems every 6 years to the month we buy a new tv. It just worked out that way. 2008 Mitsubishi 60" dlp hd tv rear projection 2014 Vizio P series 70" full array 4k tv 2020 LG 65" E9 Oled I just ordered the E9 this morning, I was able to buy it for less than the C9 is on sale at Best Buy right now. It is a $4000.00 tv, I bought it for $2100.00 We waited for tax time and figured what our budget was, and then waited, we filed on the first day that you could so we could buy early, I tried to make the Super bowl sales but missed them by a week. anyway, I dont have much money to work with, for the past 6 years we havent bought any large purchases, havent taken a vacation, we dont eat out or drink, or smoke, etc.. So we decided lets do it, its time. It will be here next week, I cant wait. I havent been playing very much RDR2, I do play everyday to keep my daily challenge streak going, I have 120 gold or something so I dont want to reset that, but I just jump in, do a couple easy ones and bail. Until they fix it I have no interest, BUT now that my tv is coming, I can finally go back to play the story mode again, I started a play through when the animal spawns got real bad about 4 months ago and I havent gone back to it in a while, as soon as my tv died and needed a repair I knew I was upgrading and so I figured Ill wait til I get the new panel, I am glad I did, I cant wait to see the game on the Oled. The next gen consoles come out next year or maybe holiday 2020 if delays dont plague them, and then the hdmi 2.1 allowing for 4k 60 - 120 will be the real exciting time to play it again, and now I am ready for it with this tv, I cant wait. Im wondering if 1440 @ 120 will improve stuttering in Valentine and St Denis, I dont know how it will run, but I am going to try this day 1 and find out, if I can unlock the 30 fps lock it has now and get it in variable refresh rate mode or gsync etc.. that would be amazing!! Ill post back after I set it up, it should be here next Tuesday but I am getting Thursday in my head just in case so I am not anxious, it is only coming from NJ to CT so I suspect it will be quick. https://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-OLED65E9PUA-oled-4k-tv This one has the all glass panel, front firing 4.2 atmos speakers, invisible stand, and a whole bunch of features for the "Elegant" version of the C9. I hear ya about budgets for stuff like this. this is the nicest tv we ever bought and it took til I was 50 to be able to do it, lol so yeah, I get it. EDIT: UPDATE: There was an issue with my bank and a fraud alert they use to limit my purchases, it took an extra day to get the funds released and pay for it, so my order was delayed, it went out today instead of last Friday, so now we have an estimated delivery date of the 21st, this Friday, so if it doesnt get delayed til next Monday, I should be all set on Friday this week, I hope. Ill update this when it comes. I studied tv pricing trends and found that Nov through April is the best time to buy a new tv, as prices hit their all time lows for that particular model year after Black Friday and again around Super Bowl and Presidents day which happens to coordinate with tax season. So if you plan to use your tax return to buy a new tv, which is what we do every 6 years, you can do very well on price, we saved over $2000.00 I have a friend who ordered the same tv 9 months ago for $1800.00 more than we paid.
  24. https://geni.us/OjYoT There is a petition up to fix RDR2, it cant hurt to sign it, it has over 5k when I signed it. It is moving fast, so the more the better. Lump
  25. Actually yes you can def burn an image on an Oled, and the brighter you make it and the longer you keep a static image on the screen you are more susceptible to it, BUT they have largely mitigated this with new technologies and today the problem is far less frequent and LG is offering 4 year protection against it, if it happens they will replace the panel parts and labor, I talked to them earlier today about this very thing, as it was my only concern. The fact is there wont be a better looking image than Oled until 2025/2026 so for the next 4 or 5 years this is about as good as it gets, and knowing they will warranty against it, and the things you can do to reduce chances of it happening, I am all in. Not only did I study those tests, but I also watched several others from all over the net, the 10,000 hours burn they did at Rtings on most of the test samples still hasnt burnt an image, although I think the footbal one might have, on the C9, after 20 hours a day with static images and peak brightness they arent getting it, thousands of people bought these panels since 2016, the c6, 7, 8 and now 9 series and less than 2% have had issues, and a % of those were replaced free by Lg, for my money to have the very best image I can get at a great price, I am willing to chance it. I hear you about every 4 years or so, for me it is a bit longer. I like to spend around $2000.00 when I buy a new tv, so I try to get 5 years plus, my current tv is a Vizio P series from 2014, I still love this tv even though it isnt even close to the ones I am looking at to replace it, I do love this image and size, the 70" looks awesome!! I think now that I just replaced a bad capacitor on it, I will hopefully get another 5 years out of it or more as it wont be used for gaming anymore and will be retired to my bedroom where my wife uses it mostly for cooking shows and stuff. The oled I am buying, I full expect to get at least 5 years out of it, and more if I can, if it gets burn in, hopefully it will happen in the first 4 years and they will replace it for me, but we will have to wait and see. The second best image right now would be the Q90, not the 8k Q90r but the 4k Q90 and frankly it is more expensive, has less contrast and not as good black levels, where it shines is peak brightness, but I play and watch in a dark room, so peak brightness doesnt interest me, but the picture it amazing, lets not pretend it is bad, it just isnt as good as an oled. I have never owned an oled, or a tv of this level, all reviews I can find across the board when comparing the LG C9 to the Q90 and other offerings at that level all say except for the possibility of burn in and peak brightness, the Oled is the best image quality and best for gaming period in 2019 and 2020 so far. Following the tech future and each companies plans going forward FOMO made good video about this part, and it will be 5 years or more before the oled isnt the better image, buying one now with future proof hdmi, earc, free sync, gsync, vll, etc.. means when the consoles come later this year with 4k@60 - 120 this model tv can do it, so to me the timing is perfect for it, and the final nail for me, was that the Oled which is the more expensive tech, is actually $500 less than the comparable top dog at Samsung the Q90, they are on sale at $2600 for the 65" whereas the Oled C9 at 65" is $2100 and it can be found for $1800 on several sites, so to me, for my needs, and what I want, the choice is clear, although either tv would be amazing, the Samsung doesnt have the hdmi 2.1 yet although they may be able to offer everything that hdmi 2.1 brings, they were just late filing for patents still I like the idea of being good to go out of the box, no dongles or add on's/ upgrades later. All I know is I have had crt's, rear projection dlp's, full array 4k led's, and now it is time for an Oled, for better or worse, that is what my heart is set on. To each his own for sure, and honestly any of the top contenders out right now look amazing, better than anything previously in most cases, although the Samsung offerings of 2018 in some cases look better than their 2019 image quality as they made only a few changes to the tech for better viewing angles and peak brightness, they all look damn good. RDR2 will look simply awesome on a new 65" oled @ 4k in hdr, I cant wait, just a few weeks away.
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