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Just got finished my first few hours in RDO. I quickly discovered that a lot of players WILL attempt to mess up your active missions such as escorting a caravan or delivering a supply wagon, so don't count on any "noob-truce" going on lol. I have only done two or three missions because getting headshotted out of the wagon gets old super quick.

I thought maybe if I just went straight to Horley in

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Blackwater

that I could make some money further away from the starting zone. I ended up getting jumped by a pack of 4 wolves and a cougar in my travels. I killed them and skinned them, threw the skins on my Ultimate Edition Arabian. I rode to 

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Blackwater

to sell the hides. I went to the General Store, but you can't sell/no option to sell, only Browse the Catalogue. I hustled over to the Butcher, I can sell, but not any items (like meat, hides, wolf hearts). I went down to

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to the Fence, but the Fence only buys valuables like Jewelry. I looked for a Trapper on the map, but didn't see any.

I went back to the General Store/Butcher, thinking maybe I had to physically hand the hides over from my horse. I got there but I couldn't grab the hides from his back. I could access Horse Cargo, which listed my hides but all I could do was Discard/Discard All.

I went to the Stable to see if I could afford Horse Insurance yet, which auto-revives your horse if it becomes critically injured. (I ain't about to permanently lose my Ultimate Edition Arabian) but NOPE, Horse Insurance is 5 Gold. I have 0.21 Gold... So I've been trying to keep a Horse Reviver on me, I already used one when my horse Swan-Dive!-ed off a cliff while I was chasing my stolen supply wagon from another player during a mission, so I bought another at the Stable. I step out of the Stable, ALL my pelts are gone! ("Fffff-*******k!")

Got frustrated so I decided to try out some racing. Pretty fun, sort of reminds me of Mario Kart with the ruthlessness and weapon pickups lol. Taking a break now.

How'd your first session go?

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8 minutes ago, Poggy said:

Sounds fun, but did you ever find out what to do with pelts?

Nope, so I came and posted here, hoping someone else could figure it out. At the very least I can warn others not to bother hunting/getting pelts until it is figured out.

I haven't tried to see if I can make a campfire to cook yet, so not sure if my Big Game meat is useless or not.

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24 minutes ago, Moosh89 said:

I went to the Stable to see if I could afford Horse Insurance yet, which auto-revives your horse if it becomes critically injured. (I ain't about to permanently lose my Ultimate Edition Arabian) but NOPE, Horse Insurance is 5 Gold. I have 0.21 Gold... So I've been trying to keep a Horse Reviver on me, I already used one when my horse Swan-Dive!-ed off a cliff while I was chasing my stolen supply wagon from another player during a mission, so I bought another at the Stable. I step out of the Stable, ALL my pelts are gone! ("Fffff-*******k!")
 

 


Did the game give you an Arabian horse for both single player and online mode? 1 for each mode? So you just don't want to lose the online one, right? Your single player game Arabain is safe from something bad happening to it during online mode?
 

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2 minutes ago, Volt said:


Did the game give you an Arabian horse for both single player and online mode? 1 for each mode? So you just don't want to lose the online one, right? Your single player game Arabain is safe from something bad happening to it during online mode?
 

The Single Player Ultimate Edition horses are an Ardennes and something else, can't remember but they definitely don't give you an Arabian in Single Player.

Your SP horses are separate from the MP horses.

In MP, I got an Arabian and again, something else but it SURE beats the "Skinny Nag" you start out with hahahaha, luckily soon after starting you get a

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from a mission which too is miles better than the Skinny Nag

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Sounds like your hides or horse bugged out. Butcher will buy them, usually. I like the other players interrupting my mission. Had an awesome chase with me driving a wagon with a rescued prisoner while two players and half a dozen lawmen chased me. Ended up running him to the end after they shot my horses. Heart was racing!

I've had my Arabian die a few times, it is unusable for a bit but visiting the stables brings it back. Unsure if that is intended or a bug, though.

My main thought so far is: how do i be an outlaw? Can't rob stores. Can't rob the train. ( I even drove the train TO the station to try pick people up, no go. ) No bandana ( so, so sad about this ) can't rob townsfolk or strangers, have to kill them to loot. Can't steal stagecoaches to sell and I haven't found one with decent loot yet. Homes you can enter have barely any items and so far it is significantly more profitable to fist fight in Saint Denise than to clear bandit camps.

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Its strange, I had no problems with selling pelts to butcher (some deers and cougar so far). 

Btw to be an outlaw online - just do those outlaw quests. There are a lot of strangers who have outlaw quests for u (these result in lowering your honor and involve killing/robbing people, coaches etc.).  Just find them. And of course you can always interrupt other's missions to profit 😉

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Sort of a "necro-bump", but I just wanted to get some opinions on my latest ideas since update 1.09 BEFORE I bother submitting them as suggestions... Sort of to cut back on bad suggestions, I'd like to test them out here first.

 

This first one is sort of two parts, or rather they'd work together well. For Tonics such as tobacciana (Cigarettes/Premium cigarettes and Cigars) and liquors (Fine brandy, Kentucky bourbon, Gin, Moonshine, Guarma rum) I suggest that they become an interactive item. Exactly like how you can hold and sip beer from bottles in camp or beer/whiskey purchased from the saloons. You can hold the item and press R2/RT to puff/sip and Circle/B to drop/flick.

Like: Open satchel > select item (say Cigar) > Square/X to "use": you light the cigar like you normally would - BUT instead of taking one tiny puff and dropping it immediately, you hold onto it. R2/RT to puff, the longer you press it, the more you puff/burn up. It would still give the same buffs to your cores as it does now. Pressing Circle/B makes you drop the cigar. *Aim/L2/LT and Circle/B will cause you to throw/flick the item.

**Lit tobacciana could potentially light up flammable liquid (liquor/kerosene/oil) when flicked. So for example you want to be a bit evil. Throw a non-empty liquor bottle, then light up a cigar/cigarette and flick it at the puddle. 

The second part is for bottles/shot glasses, if you're standing next to another player/NPC, you can hold L2/LT and hold Circle/B to smash it on them. It's a one time and it breaks thing. It would make bar fights epic. Additionally you should be able to pick up bottles/glasses on tables/the bar to use too.

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I like the idea of being able to enjoy a cigar and fine brandy from my inventory just like I would a bottle of whiskey from the bar or a beer from my camp. The one problem I see with this is from a combat point of view... though if you have the effects take place instantly , much like how the whiskey effects hit you before the first sip, you could always drop it after and go back to fighting.

as for the bottle smash, I like the idea. Or chairs or lumber... anything else that could make a one or two time use improvised weapon. It would make brawls more fun. Though I already have a bad habit of accidentally strangling people. I imagine myself walking down the street and accidentally picking something up and busting it over some poor guys head for no reason...

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It would also be nice to have a tinderbox as a Kit item to make a small campfire anywhere to craft items that you can't with the pestle/mortar or even to rest at instead of calling in a full on camp.

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1 hour ago, Moosh89 said:

It would also be nice to have a tinderbox as a Kit item to make a small campfire anywhere to craft items that you can't with the pestle/mortar or even to rest at instead of calling in a full on camp.

Well, matches were a thing back then... I think lighters were even being worked on in the early 1800s... but I get the point. I always found it annoying how when I need to whip up some more meat I need to either go back to my camp three states over, or hope I come across someone else’s fire. I’d be willing to spend on some minor consumables to be able to whip up a crafting/cooking fire on the road.

There were even portable stoves available back then I believe.

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Exactly my point. If I'm hunting or herb picking and I get full, I'd like to be able to start a fire to craft tonics, brew coffee and cook meats, or even rest to refill my cores all the while knowing that my flame in the distance is vulnerable to other players spotting it, knowing my campfire doesn't have the same safety bubble as my full camp. Maybe another weary player might see it and come craft or rest and chat? Maybe they'll just murder me and I'll know better than to make a fire in the dark out in the open next time lol

 

I've approached other players empty camps before and thought about borrowing their fire but I worried they might see me as an intruder and shoot me if they happened to come back

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Ok, so pro tip, if you want to do those missions and be left alone, spawn into the opposite side of the map, if you want to run missions in Rhodes, spawn into Tumbleweed, then fast travel to Rhodes and visa versa, if you do that normally there will be very few if any people near you and you can do those missions in peace, I have done hundreds and only been attacked twice, early on, before I learned this tip,

ALSO, if you have a 3 star pelt or carcass on your horse and you want to fast travel, it will degrade, SO, go to the fast travel post, get off your horse, tell it to FLEE, then wait until it is gone, and off the radar, once your horse is gone, fast travel to where you need to go, when you get there just call your horse and it will appear with your pelts and carcasses in tact as you left them, 3 star still.

Now I do them everyday and I NEVER have anyone messing with me.
I do a loop from Black Belle, to Joe the swamp guy, the kid in Valentine, then Flaco and Sadie, then sometimes a few others depending on what I want to do or what I need to do for daily challenges.

First thing I do everyday is my daily challenges, I get as many done as I can early on, today I made 4 gold bars in an hour and had 5 daily challenges done, the more days in a row you do them the larger the gold multiplier payout, so it pays to focus on these right now.

This philosophy works with anything you want to do in game, spawn over there then ride or fast travel to the other spots.

The butcher should work for you, dont get why it didnt, if you have been playing other games or if you have an xbox, and you shut down by pressing the xbox button then selecting quit, you may need to do a hard off from time to time to dump recent memory that can mess up things in the game, I find once a week if I do that everything works well.

If you are on ps4 I dont know the process to shut down or if it is the same type of thing so I cant speak to that.

Also, you will find players over level 75 are less likely ti mess with you / kill you for no reason, whereas players under level 30 are more likely and players under level 15 are extremely likely.

It def takes time to feel comfortable in the servers and to learn who is dangerous and who is not.

for me when I was new, I fished, a lot, to make money to buy upgrades, I only used gold once and that was to buy a fishing pole, then after that it was cash only and cash is easy to make, get a bolt action or Springfield, and a scope and you can hunt anything, the varmit rifle is also great for birds and smaller animals so those two to me are necessary, after that all you need is a lancaster, evans, or litchfield, pick one, and then dual pistols of your choice, I have Mausers, Volcanics, Sawed off's, Lamats, etc.. they all are different and all have their place, but if you get two hand guns, a repeater and a shotty of some kind that really all you need, and some would argue you dont need a shotty, you can get sawed off;s which at close range are incredible or a Lamat has one shotgun shell in each gun, so you can also go that route, but at first, a fish pole, one basic weapon of each and then just go hunt/fish, opposite ends of the map and you should rack up cash by the thousands very quickly.

First thing to get after the basic weapons, is ability cards, get either slow and steady to help protect yourself or paint it black to help with hunting and gun fights, IMO these two cards are great, the others are based on your style of play, but get cards, and max them out while you hunt.

You already have a horse so no worries there, the faster you can level up the faster the game gets better for you, so level up, story missions, you can replay these, people generally dont mess with you much at all, so run them til you are sick of them, same with stranger missions, pick ones across the map to prevent others from stopping you, Also, learn which missions givers give you hunting missions, those are great, easy and fast and pay well, so you can do very well if you work hard at focusing on leveling up, and do these things all together so you dont get bored.

Some days I never see another players, I am just super focused on leveling up and I never cross paths with another player at all, I have gone for hours some days, but I also will level up 2 or 3 levels in a session sometimes as a result.

Fishing, for small or large mouth bass, trout or salmon are very good, you can hold 10 of each and they pay $2 to $2.50 each so you can easily make 70$ a loop getting 3 types and it only takes about 15 minutes, you wont rack up xp fishing, but you will rack up quick cash, and cash is king in this game.

Lastly dont waste money on clothes, cosmetic upgrades, etc.. only put your money to things that will benefit your attributes, like alwasy modify your guns, all guns that you own, barrel length, rifling, sights, etc.. this makes them better and you need every advantage you can buy.

Hope some of this help,

 

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Lol. Funny you should mention other players camps... I make a point of drinking all their beer and cooking at least a piece or two of meat... I’ve yet to have anyone make an issue out of it and I always leave one bottle away from passing out.

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3 minutes ago, The_Liquor said:

Lol. Funny you should mention other players camps... I make a point of drinking all their beer and cooking at least a piece or two of meat... I’ve yet to have anyone make an issue out of it and I always leave one bottle away from passing out.

Yeah, nobody cares, we dont pay for the beer, so.....does nothing to us or for you.

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1 hour ago, The_Liquor said:

Well, matches were a thing back then... I think lighters were even being worked on in the early 1800s... but I get the point. I always found it annoying how when I need to whip up some more meat I need to either go back to my camp three states over, or hope I come across someone else’s fire. I’d be willing to spend on some minor consumables to be able to whip up a crafting/cooking fire on the road.

There were even portable stoves available back then I believe.

Yeah, I didn't even think about it being a consumable item. Technically your player already has matches as they light tobacco products but what about purchasing bundles of kindling? Or being able to "pick" kindling from dead trees? That would be perfect! 

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I’d be happy with any system that allows me to make a little temporary satellite camp like in story mode. I get that sleeping isn’t a thing due to the real time nature of online, but I’d like to at least cook meats/tonics on the go.

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I noticed we're getting a lot of Mexican/Spanish themed stuff lately with the clothing especially. One of my new favourite things to do is to ride the little Donkey found at Flatneck Station all over the map, especially down to New Austin. Why these aren't available as mounts is beyond me. It's got a smidgen of health and stamina but it's a surprisingly hearty little bugger! If you time your spurring just right, it goes like the Energizer bunny. It's pretty fast too!

I haven't tried finding a Mule yet. That little "Ahss" has my heart and my humour LOL
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Look at the jealous scowl on my horse though, HAHA "...that B*TCH!"

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1 hour ago, Moosh89 said:

I noticed we're getting a lot of Mexican/Spanish themed stuff lately with the clothing especially. One of my new favourite things to do is to ride the little Donkey found at Flatneck Station all over the map, especially down to New Austin. Why these aren't available as mounts is beyond me. It's got a smidgen of health and stamina but it's a surprisingly hearty little bugger! If you time your spurring just right, it goes like the Energizer bunny. It's pretty fast too!

This should have been the default mount instead of the Scrawny Nag.

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2 hours ago, Kean_1 said:

This should have been the default mount instead of the Scrawny Nag.

It has been a while, but wasn’t the donkey the default in RDR1? I can’t remember, but I do recall several gunfights while riding around on one in free roam...

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I was sad when I first got RDR2 and couldn't ride (a bucking) bull or oxen... Not as a mount but just as a minigame/stamina endurance challenge. I hated that higher levels in RDR1 Online gave you a bull to ride as a mount.

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46 minutes ago, The_Liquor said:

It has been a while, but wasn’t the donkey the default in RDR1? I can’t remember, but I do recall several gunfights while riding around on one in free roam...

I don't recall it was but apparently I'm wrong.  

I also didn't play RDR1 online.

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11 hours ago, Moosh89 said:

I found a Mule by the Emerald Ranch Fence. I rode it to Valentine and although it looks to have the same Health/Stamina, I'm pretty sure the Donkey is superior for drain rate lol

Tires slower recharges faster?

I took that donkey back to camp instead of scrawny and was a better mount (not hard really)

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Is it my imagination, or has horse bonding slowed down significantly?

I have been a 1 horse cowgirl since about January, when I bought my Nokota, and had only owned 3 horses in game - the one you get at the start and a black thoroughbred, each of which I sold soon after upgrading.  Maybe my memory is playing me false, but it feels like all 3 of those bonded up to level 4 very quickly, without even trying.

Last week, as a result of several occasions when my Nokota was shot out from under me, I decided to buy a backup horse, to avoid the curse of the scrawny nag.  

However, my new pony (the red Arabian) seems to be bonding ridiculously slowly.  I must have at least 10 hours in the saddle (with a reasonable amount of brushing and feeding), and I'm barely half way to bonding level 3.  Anyone else noticed this?

To be fair, I did think that they bonded too quickly before, but curious as to other peoples' experience of this.

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38 minutes ago, Harlock1796 said:

Is it my imagination, or has horse bonding slowed down significantly?

I have been a 1 horse cowgirl since about January, when I bought my Nokota, and had only owned 3 horses in game - the one you get at the start and a black thoroughbred, each of which I sold soon after upgrading.  Maybe my memory is playing me false, but it feels like all 3 of those bonded up to level 4 very quickly, without even trying.

Last week, as a result of several occasions when my Nokota was shot out from under me, I decided to buy a backup horse, to avoid the curse of the scrawny nag.  

However, my new pony (the red Arabian) seems to be bonding ridiculously slowly.  I must have at least 10 hours in the saddle (with a reasonable amount of brushing and feeding), and I'm barely half way to bonding level 3.  Anyone else noticed this?

To be fair, I did think that they bonded too quickly before, but curious as to other peoples' experience of this.

I think it depends on the breed. Horses like the Tennessee Walker bond very quickly but higher calibre horses take longer. My Red Chestnut Arabian seemed to take forever to reach level 4. Same with my new Turkoman. 

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3 hours ago, jamesg said:

Tires slower recharges faster?

I took that donkey back to camp instead of scrawny and was a better mount (not hard really)

The Mule definitely drains quicker than the Donkey but it seems to recharge faster too. If we could saddle them and bond with them I bet their base Health/Stamina would improve

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9 hours ago, Moosh89 said:

The Mule definitely drains quicker than the Donkey but it seems to recharge faster too. If we could saddle them and bond with them I bet their base Health/Stamina would improve

What would be a good idea is to bond with them but instead of saddling them use them as pack animals.

That way you could carry more than one muskie, buffalo, alligator and the other big items.

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