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What does it mean when the Dead Eye meter has a yellow circle around it?  I am confused as I used the chewing tobacco and the circle turned yellow.  However, the center part of the icon was still red? Also, I used the Health Tonics Potent Health Care when my health meter was at half, and absolutely nothing happened.  I know I used it because I had one less  in my inventory.  But then I ate 2 beets and my health was full!? 

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Pretty sure this is how it works: 

There are two types of consumables, ones that provide permanent effects (white) to your meters and ones that provide temporary effects (yellow). Consider the yellow ones to be like getting the invincibility star in Mario Bros. 

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Yellow means it's fortified, and that you can use it as much as you want without it draining as long as its yellow. 

And tonics don't restore your Cores, eating provisions do (that's why eating the beets improved your health Core). Tonics restore the circle around the core that drains when it's being used.

The actual meters for Health, Stamina and Dead Eye are the circles around each icon. The icons are your Cores, and how much those are filled determines how fast your meters (the circles) regenerate

It was confusing for me at first also

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12 minutes ago, Pale Rider said:

Yellow means it's fortified, and that you can use it as much as you want without it draining as long as its yellow. 

And tonics don't restore your Cores, eating provisions do (that's why eating the beets improved your health Core). Tonics restore the circle around the core that drains when it's being used.

The actual meters for Health, Stamina and Dead Eye are the circles around each icon. The icons are your Cores, and how much those are filled determines how fast your meters (the circles) regenerate

It was confusing for me at first also

OK, thanks for that information! It actually makes a lot more sense now...I guess the fuller the icons are, the slower the circles regenerate....I think I got it lol In any case, I have a better understanding now. 

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17 hours ago, Pale Rider said:

Yellow means it's fortified, and that you can use it as much as you want without it draining as long as its yellow. 

And tonics don't restore your Cores, eating provisions do (that's why eating the beets improved your health Core). Tonics restore the circle around the core that drains when it's being used.

The actual meters for Health, Stamina and Dead Eye are the circles around each icon. The icons are your Cores, and how much those are filled determines how fast your meters (the circles) regenerate

It was confusing for me at first also

This is a good explanation. Took me ages to figure this stuff out myself. Some of the mechanics really should be explained better in-game.

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23 minutes ago, Skysaw said:

This is a good explanation. Took me ages to figure this stuff out myself. Some of the mechanics really should be explained better in-game.

Totally agree!  This is why I put 'get the guide' at the top of my recommendations for new players - it saves a lot of trial and error, wondering, and hassle about even the basic stuff! :)

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9 minutes ago, Poggy said:

Totally agree!  This is why I put 'get the guide' at the top of my recommendations for new players - it saves a lot of trial and error, wondering, and hassle about even the basic stuff! :)

I haven't bought a guide since GTA5. I think I might just pick one up on the way home today. So it's worth the cash?

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I personally have benefited from the soft cover one.  I wouldn't splash out for the collectors edn, but the normal one I'd say is worth it, yes.  Mainly to be able to get a handle on all the mechanics more easily, and use the challenge checklists etc.  I've avoided looking ahead to missions I haven't done yet.  Beware of that temptation :)

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1 minute ago, Poggy said:

I personally have benefited from the soft cover one.  I wouldn't splash out for the collectors edn, but the normal one I'd say is worth it, yes.  Mainly to be able to get a handle on all the mechanics more easily, and use the challenge checklists etc.  I've avoided looking ahead to missions I haven't done yet.  Beware of that temptation :)

Yeah, I use guides more for mechanics and general tips than for missions unless I'm totally stuck and about to give up. 

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