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Melting Snowflakes

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  1. Capturing, breaking, and selling horses can also be a source of money, but not much if you take them to the stable as soon as you break them. Once you've ridden them a little and upped their stats and love, then you get a little more for them. I'm surprised, however, that you don't get more for horses .. especially given as much trouble as they are to capture, break, and deliver to the stables compared to something like hunting and fishing - I would assume the low money is because of how easy it is to STEAL horses lol.
  2. The tonics are also trivial to make if you've learned how, using herbs that you find while hunting, another source of money. Same for herbivore and predator bait.
  3. Non story except that people's livelihoods are literally being destroyed, people are being assaulted in the street for wearing MAGA hats, Tucker Carlson's house was surrounded just a day or two ago and antifa terrified his wife yelling and breaking the front door, etc. People lose their jobs over stuff like this, get kicked out of college, etc, just for their speech. This isn't something you can just hand wave away as being a non-story - it's indicative of a trend. Youtube has been banning conservative channels left and right (and some leftist channels too). This is becoming the issue of the day. Infowars, which is like the national enquirer or the U.S. News and World report, a channel that literally talks about alien conspiracy theories and theories about making frogs gay ... was banned on all major platforms. It's a thing. This guy that had his channel banned, he was pulling down about 20k$us/month with that channel, that's his livelihood ... whether he eats and has shelter rests on who is outraged by his comments and whether Youtube will delete his channel or not, and he's not alone.
  4. Hunting, in a smart way. If you are selective about which animals you shoot, use the correct rifle so you don't ruin the pelts, etc, you can make good money hunting. Also ... always riding with a varmint rifle out so you can always land a turkey, bunny, squirrel, etc, along your path is a good idea ... never enter town without something to sell ... Fishing. I find fishing an easier way to make money. You can carry a lot of fish, of each type, they don't go bad on your horse, and they are worth a good bit of money. The best (most valuable) fish are generally the harder ones to catch. It's a good skill to learn for making money. Just to see how much and report in this post ... I just sold about 15 fish for $50 in the game at the butchers.
  5. I'm more irritated that she was in the game to begin with ... this game is FILLED with SJW nonsense. That said, nobody seems to care that you literally killing hundreds of men in the game ... I made this same statement about the decision by DICE to put women in Battlefield V. I mean you mix teenage boys with female character customization and Youtube .. what could possibly go wrong ? One of the funniest statements I heard in reaction to DICE deciding to put women in a World War 2 game was ... "DICE is brainwashing me to be violent to women!" lol. One of these days feminists will have to decide if they are 1) as strong, capable, independent, and powerful as men ... or 2) fragile creatures that retire to the fainting couch and reach for the smelling salts every time someone says something that could offend them.
  6. It's no accident why you thought that ... that's exactly what they told you in the first chapter of the game lol. They did a terrible job of explaining how it works.
  7. I found that confusing too, don't worry, it can make sense, they just didn't explain it well ... There are basically three horse riding modes, one is near camp, one is with people, the third is by yourself. 1) Near camp the only speed is SLOW. 2) With other people you are essentially riding as a group, and you can indeed get moving and then press and hold the "X" while you are at least second in line following someone else in the gang, but that won't work if you are first in line. You can move up in line by double tapping "X". When in doubt, just hit "X" lol. 3) When it's just you and the horse and you are riding out in the world, I'll tell you how I do it, and you can take it for what it is. I use the 1, 2, or 3 tap method. While pressing forward on the left joystick ... 1 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every stride of the horse, tap, tap, tap, tap, and that makes the horse go very fast, but it also slowly loses stats and pants, this is the stride when you're running away from a pack of something that you simply won't be able to survive, and also when you just want to get somewhere in a hurry and you know the horse can rest when you get there. I also do this when the horse is still just to get it going, then lower back down to 2 tap. 2 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every other stride of the horse, tap, pause, tap, pause, tap, pause, tap, pause, and that makes the horse run at a sustainable stride without losing stats, but it won't let the horse recover stats from 1 tap, for that you have to switch to 3 tap until stats recover. 3 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every third stride of the horse, tap, pause, pause, tap, pause, pause, tap, pause, pause, as the horse is running, and this is sustainable indefinitely, but is a little slower than 2 tap, and is really good for letting the horse make fast progress while recovering from 1 tap. To stop the horse no matter what speed it is going, just stop tapping, and stop pressing forward on the left joystick, and it will slow down and come to a stop.' Pay attention to the ring around the lightning bolt symbol, if you are doing the 1-tap above you'll start to see the lightning bolt blink and the ring move down, that's your horse getting tired ... you'll hear it panting. Hope that helps.
  8. Use your binoculars to study animals first, it tells you what rifle to use - repeater, varmint, bow, rifle, etc ...
  9. I wrote a lengthy response on how to do this ... but then I realized, you didn't actually ask for (and may not want any!) help lol.
  10. No spoiler for mine ... shooting a pristine squirrel. Do you know how freaking hard it is to even FIND a pristine squirrel, much less chase it down on horse, track it as it darts through the freaking weeds, and dead eye land a shot on it with a bow with small game arrows or a varmint rifle ? And dead eye doesn't even work perfectly with a bow, the arrow is too slow, so you still have to lead it .. and it's a very small target. This is a target of opportunity for me, and I don't even bother now trying to figure out which squirrels are in what condition, I just shoot at every damn squirrel I see ... I must have killed 30 squirrels without landing on a pristine one yet. I'd rather face 10 bad guys at once than go off looking for a pristine squirrel ... which I have done on a few occasions only to get frustrated and quit looking for them lol ...
  11. I typically go to sleep for a few hours (in game obviously) and then hit save, then change the save slot to a new one when I want to be able to go back to that spot.
  12. I'm going to intentionally pretend you didn't teach me that RDR2 has a reload .... RDR2 is fun and all, but I don't want to mess up the muscle memory I have in Battlefield as that is my main game and Battlefield V is just around the corner.
  13. Btw, the reload button PS4 in RDR2 is "O", it's square in BF1, so it's there but it's a different button. I learned something, I didn't even know it was there. Yes I had that same problem in BF1 because I play medic so much and I'm accustomed to only having a few shots in my rifle, and it takes me consciously making myself stop reloading when I have a gun with more ammo. Or, rather, I just reload more than I need to, it's like having all the disadvantages of my medic rifle with all the disadvantages of the new weapon lol.
  14. No, it's not true ... in RDR2 on PS4, pressing the square button does NOT reload. There is a counter saying how many rounds you have, but the reload is automatic once you hit zero, the control is not the same as in Battlefield 1.
  15. Erm ... is that true ? lol. Uhh ... I'll have to test that. I'm rank 150 in Battlefield 1, so it's actually possible I've been reloading without even thinking about it LOL, it's muscle memory for me. I'm going to go and check ... that would be hysterical if I've actually been reloading this entire time without even realizing I was doing it ...
  16. Meaning, once you completely run out of ammo you need to get more ... just for the sake of clarity .. not a Battlefield 1 click to reload a new magazine after a few shots type of reload ...
  17. Yes I have a pelt on mine too that I can't remove, doesn't show up in horse inventory but is visually there.
  18. If you're using multiple horses, it's usually best to ride the new one and let your primary follow, it continues to build a relationship with your new horse - don't forget to load up on weapons before you do this, and whistle for your primary horse often so it keeps following and you don't leave it somewhere. I agree with one of the poster's above that it's best to leave the horse during engagements and find cover, then whistle for the horse, mount, and run as needed to avoid having your horse shot out from under you. That said, there are also strategies that can be very effective from horseback - like using a sawed off shotgun and using your horse to close quickly and drive right into the middle of a crowd of enemy. The sawed off shotgun does wonders at such close range, many headless bodies can result in a very short time. If you get separated from your horse, at a close distance, say for example you slide down a hill and your horse won't follow after repeated whistling even when it can hear you, simply set up camp and magically it will be beside you. Useful if you end up on the bottom of a cliff, on the other side of a body of water that you can't cross, a chasm, etc. This "trick" (cheat) saved me a huge amount of walking to regain my horse in the mountains after I slipped once. Don't wander away to the restroom, kitchen, etc, while sitting on horseback on a railroad track lol. When riding with the gang, double tap "X" (ps4) to move up in the formation. Pushing down on L3 (ps4) to calm your horse if there are snakes, predators, etc, and to give some warm snuggle love to a new horse to increase your bond. Press "O" (ps4) to have Morgan kick left or right while mounted, it's fun to kick enemies from horseback! lol.
  19. No. I won't belabor the point (okay I probably will belabor it a little bit), but you are obviously a young person if you believe what you wrote. You are taking a very postmodern point-of-view and overlaying that on actual history to arrive at a kind of caring, compassionate anti-hero who has a soft spot for modern day leftist ideology. I doubt you would be able to see that because you've probably grown up in it, but people didn't always think the way you think, or hold the beliefs you probably consider foundational. I'll give you an example - the entire idea you wrote that people are introspective, searching, and "torn", is a VERY modern concept, it arises out of the human potentiality movement in the mid 20th century culminating in the "self-help" and new age movements of the hippies into the 1980's. In politics that took off in the form of the Reagan and later Clinton (and Thatcher) revolutions to make a government that catered to the happiness of it's citizens as individuals. NONE of that has ANYTHING to do with the reality of the early 20th century. The idea of a "progressive" didn't even mean the same thing then as it means now - back then it was a movement to apply science to government and civic institutions to make them more efficient so they could serve their purpose better, it had almost nothing to do with the modern idea of "progressive" thought, about equality of outcomes, oppression, identity politics, etc, all of which is warmed over Marxism that didn't enter the U.S. public's consciousness until later. Even very basic things like the whole idea of making Arthur's outfit "unique" is a modern idea, up until advertising became a thing post World War 1, everyone basically dressed the same - same hats, same shoes, same clothes, they ate basically the same foods, cooked in the same ways, it was a very pragmatic, simple existence, and it was only the very rich that had any concept of "self-expression". Today's individual simply didn't exist, not in the sense of feeling you have to "create a unique identity". The idea that Arthur Morgan, a killer, and thief, would wander off to the beach to sit and stare out over the horizon in an attempt to resolve his inner conflicts about the way women and slaves are treated is such a &^%$ing modern millennial / leftist way of looking at the world it makes us older people cringe. This kind of thinking didn't even become a cultural archtype until about 40 years ago when you started getting movies like "fern gully" (later to become the story line for "Avatar"), and just before that at the end of the 1960's when hippies started wandering out into the wilderness to "find themselves". Ultimately the entire story line of Arthur and the rest of the gang trying to find "freedom" out in the West away from modern civilization so that they can live the lives they want as individuals is a totally modern concept, born of movies like "easy rider" in 1969, all a product of the hippie era. I hope, as Poggy said, that eventually this nonsense passes. There are glimmers of hope, but not much of it.
  20. My only complaint with the game, after moving into Chapter 3, is all the Leftist/SJW story lines. I mean between rescuing or taking up the causes of every minority group on the map, punishing racists, caring about everyone ... unless they are white rednecks, or white southerners, or white rich people .. and ... helping the women's suffrage movement ? REALLY ? I mean who the hell wrote this story line, the Southern Poverty Law center ? Next paragraph has spoiler ... The story line is starting to run like some Millennial / SJW / Antifa wet dream.
  21. Why can't you take one hunting ? I have. Also, you aren't limited to just two horses ...
  22. Agree with some of the others, the most important thing imho is to just take it slow, really, really slow. Almost forget about the story, and do story elements as you feel like doing them, try not to be all "type A" about reaching "the ending". This is a game to be enjoyed, and think of the story "ending" not as a reward, or a puzzle to be solved, but as something you'll reach someday after you've enjoyed all the game has to offer. Focus on exploring, studying the animals, learning to hunt, fish, take care of yourself, think of it more as going out for an evening ride after work on your horse to take in the sunset, and pick up a few herbs, maybe shoot a rabbit along the way. Just experience it and take it in. There is no hurry to "finish" this game. Most games have goals, you might want to acquire as much money as possible, or as much resources ... but in RDR2 I don't feel that is really the point. There are a ton of technical tips about doing specific things that could be talked about, but my tip in general would just to be opportunistic - as someone above said, loot when you can, and always be aware of the things you need to progress in any category. There will be all kinds of objectives that you can have, but instead of working towards a specific one, my advice is to just enjoy the game and always have all of the next steps to your objectives in mind so that you can be opportunistic and take advantage of situations as they arise. Maybe you need a certain kind of animal to progress at something, or maybe there is a certain action you have to take to advance a skill, or a challenge to gain some resources, my advice is don't be so driven to "complete a project" and just have all of your projects in mind and enjoy finding pieces to the puzzles as you run across them.
  23. I actually agree with the developers on this after playing for a week, it's very much like when I explore iRL in the sense that you have to stop being project oriented like you're developing a software program or building a house, and start being opportunistic, taking advantage of things as they become available to you. Project oriented, you set your sights on "that thing you want", and then go searching the map for resources to craft it, or to finish and get the new skill, or whatever ... this takes a long time, requires a lot of riding around, requires you to have access to some kind of "google" to do searches, etc ... Opportunistic, you keep track in your mind (or on paper) of all of the various things you need to advance, and then wander around, exploring, and as you find them, take advantage of them, take advantage of whatever is there. You might have a general goal, like searching for currants in part of the map, but in the back of your mind you know you need a pristine elk hide for something, more money, to demonstrate that you can do certain tasks to level up some skills, that you're going to be near where some of the objectives are, etc ... and you just take it as it comes. Always be on the lookout for things you need, and get them while you can. I've actually had to do this iRL before because I am a long distance sailor, and when you do that, you take advantage of whatever is there. Someone has chickens for sale ? Pressure canning time. You find a good deal on fuel ? Fill er up. You find a warm shower ? Get it while it's hot. Sure, you're moving towards a destination, but you don't sail across a freaking bay to get food every day, you have to constantly be planning ahead and watching for resources as they cross your path. You don't focus on a project until its completed, you have 50 projects going on at the same time, and you make progress as you are able. Edit - in game example, for me I use a lot of small game arrows, so I am always on the lookout for an easy shot at a bird that has flight feathers. I don't go looking for them, but when I see one perched somewhere I'll pop it and take the feathers and that way I'm constantly picking up a few here and there and always have a supply of small game arrows.
  24. For me riding falls into 3 "fast" modes ... 1 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every stride of the horse, tap, tap, tap, tap, and that makes the horse go very fast, but it also slowly loses stats and pants, this is the stride when you're running away from a pack of something that you simply won't be able to survive, and also when you just want to get somewhere in a hurry and you know the horse can rest when you get there. 2 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every other stride of the horse, tap, pause, tap, pause, tap, pause, tap, pause, and that makes the horse run at a sustainable stride without losing stats, but it won't let the horse recover stats from 1 tap, for that you have to switch to 3 tap until stats recover. 3 tap - this is where I tap the "X" every third stride of the horse, tap, pause, pause, tap, pause, pause, tap, pause, pause, as the horse is running, and this is sustainable indefinitely, but is a little slower than 2 tap, and is really good for letting the horse make fast progress while recovering from 1 tap. That's how I do it, anyway.
  25. Because all the articles in those magazines are written by millennial women who don't care, and know anything about the game, because they couldn't do anything else with their journalism degrees ... (I'm feeling mean spirited today)
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