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I admit I've only had 30 minutes to play so far, but from what I can gather already, it's looking VERY hard to save enough to buy even basic weapons. Like 40+ hours of grinding to get a rifle or shotgun? I played GTA Online for a while and that was a big enough grind, however Red Dead Online seems even worse... As this Reddit thread says "A gold wedding ring sells for $1.15. A can of baked beans costs $1.50." 

What are your experiences/thoughts? Is it as bad as they say? Lucky this is beta I guess.

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7 minutes ago, Volt said:

Hmmm ....perhaps I have what it takes to become the Baked Beans Baron of RDO?!

I am voting this to be a new forum title on here. "Baked Beans Baron". Come on, someone add this!!! 🙏

As for the money... Yeah I was hunting to earn some money and it takes too damn long.

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2 minutes ago, Poggy said:

Depends if it just becomes pay to win.  Gold!

If it becomes that, then a lot of people won't play it. I will be one of them. I am not paying for an advantage and being harshly thrown at a disadvantage for not giving them my money. I have a damn kid to feed! 

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1 hour ago, Truth said:

That does it! I'm putting ALL my money into baked beans RIGHT NOW.

I literally spit out my coffee all over my laptop screen at this comment. You owe me a new laptop buddy. 😂😂😂😂

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23 minutes ago, OGTKCole said:

I literally spit out my coffee all over my laptop screen at this comment. You owe me a new laptop buddy. 😂😂😂😂

It's been a long time coming. I've known the value of the mighty bean since my first burrito, so it didn't take much convincing.

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I don't mind being required to do a fair bit of grinding in games but the way they've implemented the two types of currency is plain stupid, some items can only be bought with gold bars which makes buying everything from horses to clothing a ridiculous grind.

If you want to change the metal your Cattleman Revolver is made out of it will cost you 12 gold bars which is insane, you can buy a brand new Bolt Action Rifle for just $360 cash.

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It is important to keep in mind that it is beta and Rockstar has a feedback link at:

https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadredemption2/online/feedback

The more people comment on something, the higher chance it will be changed. Certainly at the moment it feels a bit rough. But Clay, the horse thief, says that he will buy horses off you when they are "up and running". I would also hope that robbing stores and NPCs will come in to play. Because it is beta and therefore limited, this may explain why it feels rough right now. It may not, maybe they really are setting it up to be "Hey, everything's crap unless you buy gold." I would like to think that is not the case, however.

Also: Birds. Condors, Herons, Turkey Vultures. Shoot everything that flies. Sell the feathers.

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My horse on I are actually going to starve on the plains.  The economy is obviously designed to require you spend real money to survive. GTA V evolved into the same thing especially after the X bone and PS4 launches.  

I'll keep shooting everything that moves ( and get poor pelts because of , Carbine)  that should keep us fed. But I have no hope of ever affording an $80 Varmint rifle, let alone nearly $500 for a shotgun

 

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I've been just about managing the cash so far - I've upgraded my camp, modified some guns, and always enough food.

My tips:

1) Having ultimate edition, with free varmint rifle and horse really, really helps.  Sorry.

2) Unlocking ranks gives treasure map rewards.  Always worth doing.  Rank up as quick as you can by doing stuff.

3) Loot every structure of cans of food and tonics.  You also sometimes find jewels to sell to fence.

4) Whenever travelling (fast travel costs, only do when necessary), shoot and pick and loot everything as you go - don't worry about pelts (you'll never get them to the butcher), just get feathers, meat, talons etc - these you keep in satchel.  This is the most sure fire way of getting dosh - but it takes time.  I can spend a few hours doing this to get any real dosh.  But it's surefire.

5) Clear bandit hideouts - then loot everyone.  Usually worth it.

6) Loot bodies as you do missions.

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3 hours ago, Hammer said:

My horse on I are actually going to starve on the plains.  The economy is obviously designed to require you spend real money to survive. GTA V evolved into the same thing especially after the X bone and PS4 launches.  

I'll keep shooting everything that moves ( and get poor pelts because of , Carbine)  that should keep us fed. But I have no hope of ever affording an $80 Varmint rifle, let alone nearly $500 for a shotgun

 

If that's indeed the case, then R* is making it that much easier for me to walk away in March when The Division 2 drops.

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13 minutes ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

If that's imdeed the case, then R* is making it that much easier for me to walk away in March when The Division 2 drops.

Amen... Sometimes i wish i was a fly on the wall in the developers rooms, in Rockstar offices.. 

really curious about what they are gonna change.. I have no patience... at all! :D 

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Of course it will be pay to win. That's R*'s MO. Many other developers too. 

Why wouldn't it be? If the online portion of the game didn't make money, there would be no online portion of the game. 

Not that I agree, but we're not going to get the online game we want. Games like this cater to trolls. They pay real money to piss people off.

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I've played Friday-Sunday, probably put about 15 hours. I netted about $750 with my time spent between story missions, screwing around shooting up towns, and seeing how much money I could make in free roam. I'm not entirely sure how much that was inflated by doing the story missions for the first time, but also I spent a huge amount of time either not making money or just actively losing it by shooting up towns and attacking players. 

 

My immediate reaction is that I'm glad, mostly compared to single player. Single player was painfully easy, if it wasn't for them locking weapons in single player, I would have had everything in the game unlocked within the first 2 chapters, by the end of chapter 3, I had more money than I could spend and it kind of sucked a lot of the fun out of hunting and robbing. I deliberately blew all my end game money after the epilogue just so I could enjoy robbing again.  On another note, thinking back to GTAV, GTA Online was about thrice as grindy as I wish it were. Hard to compare at this point with Red Dead Online. 

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I'm come to believe that the basic economy isn't actually too bad - it just seems mega rough because of five things:

1) Gold being unable to unlock stuff early, being too hard to get, and being an obvious set up for MTs

2) Missions not paying out enough to make them worth the time - they need better rewards

3) Purely cosmetic items, like many clothes, haircuts etc. being overpriced

4) Very arbitrary level locks on stuff

5) Trolls making hunting and fishing harder than it has to be

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Well, I guess we'll see this week when they drop the first update if that helps balance things out a little better. 

R* caught a lot of heat from review sites and I'm sure from the community as well who have submitted their feedback.  I'll wager the economy is at the top of the list of things people wanted addressed.  .....I'm sure private sessions was a pretty popular one as well after reading some of the feedback on social media.  Maybe that will come the week after?

Hoping for the best but expecting a work in progress still.

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On 11/30/2018 at 8:15 AM, BropolloCreed79 said:

If that's indeed the case, then R* is making it that much easier for me to walk away in March when The Division 2 drops.

Another Division supporter like myself. Once March hits Im gone, I wouldnt care what Rockstar does between now and then.😂😂😂

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I tend to play multiple games as not all of my friends enjoy the same ones as much as others.  

Still on the fence about the Division 2 though.  ....just don't like the RPG damage mechanics in my shooters and the Division was very spongy.  GRW was much more to my liking in that respect although they blew it with Ghost War IMO.  For me, I'm waiting for Insurgency Sandstorm to get my tactical shooter fix.

Apparently TTK was one of the things devs said they wanted to address in TD2 so I guess I'll wait and see how that pans out.  Also, if my friends are getting it, that will probably influence me to get it as well.

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