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Oh shut up, im so sick of all this crying. 

R* the only company to not have a store open on launch day, we had 3 updates in 14 days.

The biggest problem with rd2 is the player base, everone wants it easy, and complain when cheap exploits gets shut down.

And no one hated on R* when they gave us all 250 and 20 gold.

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8 minutes ago, Lucky Luke said:

Oh shut up, im so sick of all this crying. 

R* the only company to not have a store open on launch day, we had 3 updates in 14 days.

The biggest problem with rd2 is the player base, everone wants it easy, and complain when cheap exploits gets shut down.

And no one hated on R* when they gave us all 250 and 20 gold.

Oooh please.     This has nothing to do with crying or wanting things easy.

 

This game doesn't have private or invite only lobbies.  Doesn't have Free Aim lobbies .. All which is TOP PRIORITY.

Yet.. R* adds its shop to sell gold bars.. (24 hours after nerfing gold payouts in missions)

 

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R*  is really crazy, selling goldbars already ??  Paying for a half ready game is already F U , but selling goldbars for more profit is oke ? I can get really mad about R* alway's same BS . So a money stealing kid come ore crying kid for goldbars can F Y U in freeroam more because they can buy there way out. Its really crap.  PFFF start hating R* more and more.

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29 minutes ago, HuDawg said:

Oooh please.     This has nothing to do with crying or wanting things easy.

 

This game doesn't have private or invite only lobbies.  Doesn't have Free Aim lobbies .. All which is TOP PRIORITY.

Yet.. R* adds its shop to sell gold bars.. (24 hours after nerfing gold payouts in missions)

 

Well, it's not as if buying gold bars is a requirement to advance in the game, buy weapons, etc.  The only thing locked behind this form of currency is essentially cosmetics.  .....nearly everything else can be bought with in-game cash and in some cases gold as an alternative.

Personally, I don't see the conflict and to be honest, some folks are going to complain about microtransactions regardless. 

Also, whether they are released right now or later, what's the difference? They are not required.  People that find value in the items being offered at the time will buy them and those that don't, won't.  

Whether they implemented the store now or later has zero effect on my experience in the beta.  Hell, I played GTAV:O for years without ever spending a dime on Shark Cards.  .....I doubt RDO will be any different for me.

 

Oh, and it appears we are getting more freebies from R* for participating in the beta:

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We'd once again like to acknowledge our incredible Red Dead Online community for their continued support, patience and detailed feedback during this beta period. Here are some new details on the latest updates to the Red Dead Online Beta, along with a few things to look forward to:

Title Update 1.05 has been released addressing general improvements to fix game stability, save data and to address exploits.

Gold Gift: As a thank you for your ongoing support, we are awarding everyone who has played from the Red Dead Online Beta launch through this Thursday, December 20th with a gift of 15 additional gold bars. The awards will begin rolling out today and if you haven’t experienced the Red Dead Online Beta yet, play by Thursday, December 20th for eligibility. All gold bar gifts should be delivered by Monday, December 24th. Keep an eye out for an alert screen when entering the Red Dead Online Beta to confirm the gift. 

Cash Gift: As an added thank you to players who pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption 2, and those who purchased either the Special or Ultimate Edition, we are awarding additional RDO$ gifts. These will be active starting Friday, December 21st and are automatically added to your character’s balance the next time you play Red Dead Online during the Beta and permanently afterwards:

Special Edition Owners: RDO$100
Ultimate Edition Owners: RDO$1,000
Everyone who pre-ordered: RDO$100 (in addition to Ultimate and Special Edition gifts)

Store: Is now accessible in-game. As always, if you experience any technical issues at all with any purchases, please head to https://support.rockstargames.com for help; and if you have any user experience issues or feedback to provide, please submit to the www.reddeadonline.com/feedback website.

Upcoming Updates to the Red Dead Online Beta: We have been poring through incoming community input and suggestions and are working on updates for early 2019 to address many popular bits of feedback including some new anti-griefing measures in the works and other updates to improve gameplay balance. We are also working on lots of new features, modes and additional Red Dead Online gameplay content updates that we are very excited to share more about in the new year.

Thank you again to all Red Dead players worldwide for your amazing support and feedback contributions. Please stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks and months.

 

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6 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

Well, it's not as if buying gold bars is a requirement to advance in the game, buy weapons, etc.

More importantly, it serves as confirmation that progress will be retained at the end of Beta.  It's going to be difficult to explain how they can "sell" gold during the beta, only to have purchases rolled back or deleted later on.

Sure, your progress may be reset, but anything purchased with Gold will undoubtedly be tied to the account, not the character.

 

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34 minutes ago, HuDawg said:

Oooh please.     This has nothing to do with crying or wanting things easy.

 

This game doesn't have private or invite only lobbies.  Doesn't have Free Aim lobbies .. All which is TOP PRIORITY.

Yet.. R* adds its shop to sell gold bars.. (24 hours after nerfing gold payouts in missions)

 

And do you know why they nerfed the gold, because some people were using exploits to cheat their way to easy gold.

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1 minute ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

More importantly, it serves as confirmation that progress will be retained at the end of Beta.  It's going to be difficult to explain how they can "sell" gold during the beta, only to have purchases rolled back or deleted later on.

Sure, your progress may be reset, but anything purchased with Gold will undoubtedly be tied to the account, not the character.

 

......and possibly a sign that progress on this beta may continue to progress faster than some anticipated (e.g. more items and activities to be added soon).  It doesn't benefit R* to implement an MTX system and then dally about.

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I don't get the negative comments about R* here.  I bought the game for the story.  To my mind it is a masterpiece and worth every penny.  RDO is an added bonus.  R* have not tried to charge a fee to play, there is no Annual Pass required.  So what if they offer the option to short cut the need to farm money to buy the best kit.  In this game it doesn't make a heap of difference anyway.  I shan't be purchasing gold bars anytime soon, but more than happy for R* to take the money.  Also, they need to test the transactions work in Beta before full roll-out.

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4 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

......and possibly a sign that progress on this beta may continue to progress faster than some anticipated (e.g. more items and activities to be added soon).  It doesn't benefit R* to implement an MTX system and then dally about.

Don`t forget we also have around 75% more story missions comming.

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11 minutes ago, Lucky Luke said:

Haha you will do no such thing.

When this hits pc you will buy a cheat pack, and call your self a hacker.

mods are a easy dl and works on xbox to ,done it on gta5 pc and gta5 on xbox . so no problemo. when you see some 1 shooting goldbars and raining horses just think on me ;) . And NO the dl are costless. If you now where to look.

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4 minutes ago, john013 said:

mods are a easy dl and works on xbox to ,done it on gta5 pc and gta5 on xbox . so no problemo. when you see some 1 shooting goldbars and raining horses just think on me ;) . And NO the dl are costless. If you now where to look.

Wow you almost sound proud cheater. 

You do know that the only people you **** over is the other players right? And not R*

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1 minute ago, Lucky Luke said:

Wow you almost sound proud cheater. 

You do know that the only people you **** over is the other players right? And not R*

Iff they make it a pay to win game then they ask for it. Just like they done with gta5. Yes i'm a poud costless money making then yep.

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1 hour ago, Lucky Luke said:

Oh shut up, im so sick of all this crying. 

R* the only company to not have a store open on launch day, we had 3 updates in 14 days.

The biggest problem with rd2 is the player base, everone wants it easy, and complain when cheap exploits gets shut down.

And no one hated on R* when they gave us all 250 and 20 gold.

facts!!!

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57 minutes ago, Lucky Luke said:

Don`t forget we also have around 75% more story missions comming.

Source? I expected such, but haven't heard anything firm.

12 minutes ago, Mazier_Drave said:

This response is  not designed to be any more rude than I find you. It is in direct ratio.

Can't wait to read what you had to say there (don't have time right now).


@john013 you can swear here, there's a built in profanity filter (just an fyi)

 

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1 minute ago, Truth said:

Source? I expected such, but haven't heard anything firm.

Can't wait to read what you had to say there (don't have time right now).


@john013 you can swear here, there's a built in profanity filter (just an fyi)

 

Sry my bad, no source. But we only got to kill 1 of the 4 who framed us. So like you i expect as much.

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2 hours ago, Lucky Luke said:

Oh shut up, im so sick of all this crying. 

R* the only company to not have a store open on launch day, we had 3 updates in 14 days.

The biggest problem with rd2 is the player base, everone wants it easy, and complain when cheap exploits gets shut down.

And no one hated on R* when they gave us all 250 and 20 gold.

No one is crying.   For what they made off of the sales of the game the cost of the updates shouldn't be an issue at this point.  I am happy the cheap exploits get shutdown, I hate when players use them.  You are right that the playerbase has issues, everyone wanting everything too easy.  So yes that includes players buying their way into the game, instead of playing the game.  You are right when saying that no one hated Rockstar for giving free things away, especially around Christmas. 

The Gold Cards are just a sign that this will be nothing more then a GTA Online remake for cash grab.  Which means thing are about to get out of hand if not already for some. 

Note:  It was only 15 gold bars by the way.

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1 hour ago, Kean_1 said:

It doesn't benefit R* to implement an MTX system and then dally about.

It does if the sheeple throw money at it, even in this beta state, with no regard as to when RDO goes "gold" or "live".  Plenty of folks with no concern about tossing money at the game will have zero qualms about buying gold now, despite the lack of definitive, declarative statements about progress being maintained.

Personally, they won't see a dime from me.  The current game isn't a finished product, and as such, I am unable to make an informed decision as to how to spend my money, and whether or not I"ll choose to continue to play RDO.  It's close, but not where it needs to be to hold my interest. 

Investing now by purchasing gold is a fool's errand, imo: without knowing how things will end up when the final product is rolled out, I can't be assured my investment will be worth the effort.  If I buy gold now to dress my character in the most resplendent finery from the local haberdashery, only to find RDO to be a lawless frontier littered with flying locomotives, and bored trust fund babies outfit with the latest and greatest items, then I'll never feel the urge to play online just to be griefed/trolled into oblivion, no matter how well I rock those overalls.

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I can see why gold bars (or equivalent) would be useful in GTA V.  If you come in late, then its very much an unfare playing field in terms of having decent weaponry, so its probably worth spending some $ to get a leg up.  Plus, there's the matter of time.  I am considerably older than most, and don't often have hundreds of hours spare, but can afford the cost of Bars, so I can see the benefit.  However, in RDO there is very little difference in weapon performance; A varmint rifle can one-shot you.  And I can't see many people spending £80 to buy fancy clothes and do up their camp (which always spawns on the other side of the map!).

RDO is a freebie, R* are obviously looking to make cash and will obviously do what they can to encourage us to spend money.  If you want to grind/grind.  If you want to chuck money at it, do so.  I can only see it being a problem if they start to introduce more deadly (but expensive) weapons that give a real advantage, but until then it makes no odds.  As with most things; if its not for you don't do it.  Certainly not worth getting all lemon about it.

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2 hours ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

More importantly, it serves as confirmation that progress will be retained at the end of Beta.  It's going to be difficult to explain how they can "sell" gold during the beta, only to have purchases rolled back or deleted later on.

Sure, your progress may be reset, but anything purchased with Gold will undoubtedly be tied to the account, not the character.

 

Exactly right.  The fact that they opened the store is a very good sign that they have no intention of a post beta reset.  If they felt it would be necessary I would think they would have held off on the store until after. 

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2 minutes ago, Madrigalian said:

Exactly right.  The fact that they opened the store is a very good sign that they have no intention of a post beta reset.  If they felt it would be necessary I would think they would have held off on the store until after. 

If they did reset, I'm sure that any gold purchased in Beta would be transferred; but you make a good point.

 

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1 minute ago, Madrigalian said:

Exactly right.  The fact that they opened the store is a very good sign that they have no intention of a post beta reset.  If they felt it would be necessary I would think they would have held off on the store until after. 

Ostensibly, if they did anything other than roll back progress, they'd have to refund either gold or the funds used to purchase the gold, especially if any purchased items are level-locked.

My opposition isn't to the store.  In fact, I'd argue that they had to release the store now, in beta, just to make sure transactions worked as intended--hence all the free gold they've been giving away.  They WANT people to test the system and see how everything works. 

The issue I have with all of this is making gold available for purchase during the beta.  If they have to reset or rollback anything at all, it's going to cause massive headaches.  I'd urge anyone who isn't firmly behind RDO, especially in it's current iteration (for whatever reason) to hold off on purchasing gold until the game goes "live", and you know exactly what the experience you're buying into will entail.

This is a beta, and a LOT can change between now and whenever the final product is released.

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