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In the single player game, you can buy recipes/blueprints for different arrows from a Fence. I bought mine from the Fence in Rhodes. Those required various unlocks to be able to be able to do. I'm not sure if that is the same for the online version. It may be rank dependent.

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You need to buy the recipes from a fence, since Charles isn't available online to teach you how. They are rather expensive, mind, and also locked behind reaching a certain level. When you buy the recipe, don't forget to read it, and either hold Y to take a knee and begin crafting, or go to a campfire. 

Hope this helps. :)

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11 minutes ago, Vaderspupil said:

Just got the small game arrow pamphlet myself. $350!🤬

Ya, seems unreasonably high for it.  $150 wouldn't be bad.  Not even sure what pamphlets they lowered the price on, they all looked the same from before the economy changes, and pamphlets were supposedly lowered, or at least some of them, but I don't see any difference.

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6 minutes ago, KRooKeD KRoW said:

Ya, seems unreasonably high for it.  $150 wouldn't be bad.  Not even sure what pamphlets they lowered the price on, they all looked the same from before the economy changes, and pamphlets were supposedly lowered, or at least some of them, but I don't see any difference.

Yeah, it's  not like I'm going to be getting rich off of perfect squirrel pelts.🙄

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On 12/10/2018 at 9:32 PM, Badboynadzza said:

Online how do I upgrade my arrow's bullets and cook meats with herb's.. I've collected flight feathers to upgrade my arrow's and still can't craft can anyone tell me how or whwn.. I'm rank 11 online 

Hey Buddy I am ranked very similar to yourself and have a related question.  I can't just set up a camp fire the wilderness as I used to offline, to cook food and craft items like arrows. I can set up a camp but it's not in the place where I have business to attend to like hunting. I don't want to be transported to somewhere else for a camp. I want to make a fire and cook meat where I am - Cananyone tell me if this is possible.

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9 minutes ago, PebbleDash said:

Hey Buddy I am ranked very similar to yourself and have a related question.  I can't just set up a camp fire the wilderness as I used to offline, to cook food and craft items like arrows. I can set up a camp but it's not in the place where I have business to attend to like hunting. I don't want to be transported to somewhere else for a camp. I want to make a fire and cook meat where I am - Cananyone tell me if this is possible.

Sorry but you cannot setup a camp fire like in single player. Online will random place a camp with in your region you select.

You can look for camp fires around the map. Not other players camps, but camp fires placed in certain location on the map. They work just like your camp fire. Just walk up and it will allow you to craft or cook.  There are camp fires around Saint Denis, Braithwaite in the back by the free apple house, house by Mattock Pond has one. Just to name a few so you know what you are looking for.

If you want to craft item and not cook them, you can just press & hold Y on Xbox and it will tell say you are about to rest. You will take a knee and you can craft certain items like arrow & explosive rounds without a fire.

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No. When you set up camp, you select a region and the game will randomly place your  camp somewhere within that region which you'll then have to physically travel to(until you're high enough level to set up fast travel to it). However, there are campfires scattered throughout the map which you can use to cook and craft.

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1 minute ago, C20Dragon said:

Sorry but you cannot setup a camp fire like in single player. Online will random place a camp with in your region you select.

You can look for camp fires around the map. Not other players camps, but camp fires placed in certain location on the map. They work just like your camp fire. Just walk up and it will allow you to craft or cook.  There are camp fires around Saint Denis, Braithwaite in the back by the free apple house, house by Mattock Pond has one. Just to name a few so you know what you are looking for.

If you want to craft item and not cook them, you can just press & hold Y on Xbox and it will tell say you are about to rest. You will take a knee and you can craft certain items like arrow & explosive rounds without a fire.

Buddy that is really useful many thanks. I will look out for those fires tomorrow. I have meat but in the 2 days I've been in the online game I've survived on wild carrots and beans. I feel lost and incompetent in this game but like the extra excitement of unpredictability over the Story mode.

 

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2 minutes ago, Vaderspupil said:

No. When you set up camp, you select a region and the game will randomly place your  camp somewhere within that region which you'll then have to physically travel to(until you're high enough level to set up fast travel to it). However, there are campfires scattered throughout the map which you can use to cook and craft.

Thanks to all those who have responded to my question about camp fires.

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If you click on this topic above, I have added a map you can download with camp locations & other stuff  I've found. I'm working on a new update v4 of this map with more camp locations and other goodies for daily's. This might help you locate those camp fires, you're looking for.

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On 12/10/2018 at 6:26 PM, Vaderspupil said:

Just got the small game arrow pamphlet myself. $350!🤬

You will find they are very expensive, so get what you NEED.

I have all except a few horse tonics and the baits, I really wanted the explosive rounds, incendiary rounds and dyna arrows, after that meh, dont need the rest, although I did get the tonics as they can be helpful in pvp. 

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2 hours ago, PebbleDash said:

Buddy that is really useful many thanks. I will look out for those fires tomorrow. I have meat but in the 2 days I've been in the online game I've survived on wild carrots and beans. I feel lost and incompetent in this game but like the extra excitement of unpredictability over the Story mode.

 

Also something to know is the weight system is different online,  when I started, I’d eat the same amount of meat I did in single player and immediately I was overweight. I couldn’t believe I was overweight. in single player I’d eat more and was always underweight.  The only way I found to maintain perfect weight online is to eat only canned foods, and even then I let myself go hungry a lot of the time (like when hunting and there’s little chance of being killed).  Also find as much ginseng and yarrow you can and craft potent health tonics to protect your cores without eating.

Another thing is to always upgrade your tent, that way your health core will fill without needing to eat (especially if you rest in camp).  So if you are just starting, constantly monitor your weight until you find the right amount of food for online play.  I sell virtually all my meat to the butcher.

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I can't believe nobody has set up a black market for recipe pamphlets in the world of red dead - the fences charge obscene amounts of money for these things and the recipes are ridiculously simple. How do they get away with it? A piece of paper telling me to take a knife to the tips of my bullets to make split points in exchange for more than 100 platinum pocket watches!!

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8 hours ago, deadairface said:

Also something to know is the weight system is different online,  when I started, I’d eat the same amount of meat I did in single player and immediately I was overweight. I couldn’t believe I was overweight. in single player I’d eat more and was always underweight.  The only way I found to maintain perfect weight online is to eat only canned foods, and even then I let myself go hungry a lot of the time (like when hunting and there’s little chance of being killed).  Also find as much ginseng and yarrow you can and craft potent health tonics to protect your cores without eating.

Another thing is to always upgrade your tent, that way your health core will fill without needing to eat (especially if you rest in camp).  So if you are just starting, constantly monitor your weight until you find the right amount of food for online play.  I sell virtually all my meat to the butcher.

Much appreciated advice Buddy. Today will be my third day online and I have been living on beans and berries and nervous energy, not knowing who to trust, being totally confused in missions, on a slow horse, with weak weapons and ammunition, and in relative poverty, so any advice that will make a marginal difference is very welcome. I am loving the game (if it is a game at all) without the apathy that the 'hand-holding' Story mode can induce, but I will enjoy it more when I have achieved some knowledge, skills and parity with those, especially 'griefers', with whom I compete for living space and goodies.

If anyone can advise me on how I can make early money I would be grateful. I mean $124 for a bow, and a gold bar for a fishing lure!  Inflationary prices from the Story mode - and gold seems to be worth a lot less.

I willl upgrade my tent on your advice but first I need to earn some sponduliks. Don't yet know my priorities in these early days. Do I upgrade my carbine or buy a shotgun, or improve my camp.

I thought I might tame and sell some wild horses for dough but the online horses seem much more twitchy and bold at the slightest approach.

On advice I accepted an invitation to join a posse, whose members had been 'grieving' me and triggering my retaliation, (no names no pack drill) but I left when I saw its members were using throwing knives and explosive slugs on innocent bystanders. Not sure whether my current maximum honour is at threat if I am in a posse that indulges in gratuitous violence for no obvious gain.

One last question for now, is there less wildlife at large in the online game? What little there is disappears the instant I equip my binoculars to study their form, or touch my bow. I look forward to retreating to the wilderness for hunting when I am better equipped - the grizzly bear shrugged off my entire armoury on its way to "rendering me tooth and nail - for the female of the species is more deadly than the male".

 

 

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@PebbleDashDon't worry about upgrading your tent for a long while yet. Prioritise getting a varmint rifle (for birds & small animals) and a bolt action rifle (for large animals). Head to the marshes NE of Saint Denis and slaughter alligators and any birds you see. You'll also find the odd whitetail and boar around there. The animals are usually plentiful and its a short trip down the railway line to the butcher. When you can, get a fishing rod - although you don't get xp for fishing, the large fish go for $7-8 each (tho you can only put 1 on your horse at a time) and medium fish are $2-2.5 each (store 10 in your satchel).

Doing the story missions will serve you well in getting a start in xp and money so try and find a decent posse to work through those with although it is possible to just team up with randoms via matchmaking to do them. Try to do the daily challenges - often there are herb picking and hunting ones and they pay out gold and 200xp each (260 currently with the bonus). Check out the buckle awards and pick off ones that you can do easily - they net you good xp and, if they can be reset, gold bonuses aswell. 

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28 minutes ago, CosmoKramer said:

 

Doing the story missions will serve you well in getting a start in xp and money so try and find a decent posse to work through those with although it is possible to just team up with randoms via matchmaking to do them. Try to do the daily challenges - often there are herb picking and hunting ones and they pay out gold and 200xp each (260 currently with the bonus). Check out the buckle awards and pick off ones that you can do easily - they net you good xp and, if they can be reset, gold bonuses aswell. 

This week is also bonus xp for all activities, so now would be a great time to take advantage of that and rank up.

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28 minutes ago, CosmoKramer said:

@PebbleDashDon't worry about upgrading your tent for a long while yet. Prioritise getting a varmint rifle (for birds & small animals) and a bolt action rifle (for large animals). Head to the marshes NE of Saint Denis and slaughter alligators and any birds you see. You'll also find the odd whitetail and boar around there. The animals are usually plentiful and its a short trip down the railway line to the butcher. When you can, get a fishing rod - although you don't get xp for fishing, the large fish go for $7-8 each (tho you can only put 1 on your horse at a time) and medium fish are $2-2.5 each (store 10 in your satchel).

Doing the story missions will serve you well in getting a start in xp and money so try and find a decent posse to work through those with although it is possible to just team up with randoms via matchmaking to do them. Try to do the daily challenges - often there are herb picking and hunting ones and they pay out gold and 200xp each (260 currently with the bonus). Check out the buckle awards and pick off ones that you can do easily - they net you good xp and, if they can be reset, gold bonuses aswell. 

Can't tell you how much I appreciate this advice. I'm off to the marshes pronto, where I gathered lots of egrets and orchids and spoonbills in Story mode. Those 'gators creep me out though - more than once with my eyes focussed on a glowing orchid I have run into one of these monsters.

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36 minutes ago, CosmoKramer said:

@PebbleDashHead to the marshes NE of Saint Denis and slaughter alligators and any birds you see. You'll also find the odd whitetail and boar around there. The animals are usually plentiful and its a short trip down the railway line to the butcher. 

Thanks for the public callout of a sweet hunting spot, 😠

You could have sent an PM instead. No wonder everybody is chasing alligators in St. Denis now...

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7 minutes ago, roggek said:

Thanks for the public callout of a sweet hunting spot, 😠

You could have sent an PM instead. No wonder everybody is chasing alligators in St. Denis now...

It pretty much common knowledge that that's one of the best hunting spots in the game.

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54 minutes ago, roggek said:

Thanks for the public callout of a sweet hunting spot, 😠

You could have sent an PM instead. No wonder everybody is chasing alligators in St. Denis now...

As mentioned, this is pretty much common knowledge already and besides, that's something that sets this community apart from some others.   ......it's members are mostly welcoming and helpful. 

If others muscling in on a sweet hunting spot are your concern, spawn into a session at least a couple regions away from Lemoyne and then travel there. The game tends to spawn players in areas with others.

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7 hours ago, DNMNetTech said:

@PebbleDash

Have you looked at Arthur's Angels for a posse? Good group and they can fill you in with lots of game information and help.

Thanks for this Buddy. I will try to find out tomorrow how to do this, I mean the mechanism. When I am in game is there a list of available posses? Is that how it works? Also, how can posse members give me information? Does this require me to have a mic and headset communicate. I'll get one if that's how it's done.

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