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Suggestions for the future of Red Dead Online


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   Let me start off by saying I have always loved Rockstar games. Ive played every GTA since I was a kid and I loved Red Dead Revolver back when that came out. Red Dead Redemption built upon Red Dead Revolver in so many ways, it made me truly have a love for the theme of cowboys and outlaws more than I ever had before. Anyway, lets get back on topic; Red Dead Redemption 2 had an amazing story and I loved every second of it. GTA online gave me high hopes for what Red Dead Online would be when it released. I remember beating the story and checking the news every day to see if there was any updates on when Red Dead Online would release. I remember counting every night how many days were left until Red Dead Online was gonna finally come out. 10 days, 9 days, 8 days etc.

Then it released.

   I was so disappointed to see how little content there was. It felt so empty. Sure you could go hunt, or posse up with your friends, or do showdowns, but for someone who loves the game and wants to play it a lot and do things in it, it all gets boring so fast. You get tired of hunting, so you go do stranger missions. Then you get tired of doing stranger missions, so you go do the story missions. Then you finish all the story missions, so you go do showdown series and other random PvP jobs. (and you dont even get to select which one you actually want to do) Then you do what? Wait for the next update? It could be weeks, even months before you get something new to do, so what do you do in the mean time? Stranger missions, Hunting, and PvP, because what else is there to do? Not much.

  This is where the suggestions actually begin.

   Major Additions/Changes

-Ability to create custom game modes and maps, like in GTA online
-More depth to camps, such as:
   -A place to store wagons if you wish to have your own
     -Ability to customize wagons, new wheels, colors, better horses, etc.
   -Recruit people and pay them to work in your camp such as:
     -Hunter to periodically store meat/animal parts in your camp for you to sell/use
     -Scavenger to periodically go out and get herbs, find items in empty houses, etc.
     -Chef to cook with the animal parts and herbs, maybe every few hours they have a meal ready or you can pay extra to have one made on the spot
     -Merchant to sell you and people who pass by your camp basic items
     -Stable worker, to manage and tend to your unused horses
     -Ability to interact and do things with people to increase bond with them, making their services better
  -Import/Export missions, similar to GTA online
    -Recruit people who make products, legal or otherwise
    -Sell products to buyers who want them through transport missions
    -Bond with workers and use money to upgrade their tools to make their product
-Years actually go by
  -Since Read Dead Online is a prequel to the story mode, events can happen as they progress up to the end of the first Red Dead Redemption. What i mean by this, is for example, the docks in Blackwater are being worked on, and they should be done soon. So if, for example when a few months go by in real life, Red Dead Online can progress by 1 year, and the docks will be complete, some events will have happened, and newspaper boys can be added so you can read about the events, new buildings can be done, and invented weapons and technologies can be added to the game. After a year or two in game we can see that theres a hole in the Saint Denis bank, and then a few in game years later we can see that beechers hope has been built.
  -Watch Armadillo become a decent town like in the original Red Dead Redemption
-Add Mexico
 -A great and difficult task that may have to wait until next gen, but it may be extremely worth it.
 -Could be a "hardcore" zone. You are always on offensive mode here, and can always be killed by other players in free roam, possibly without them losing honor to make things more hardcore
   -More XP and rewards from stranger missions in Mexico,
   -Animals native to mexico only are worth more if they are brought up and sold in the states, which would be difficult with player killing so easy
 -Opens up even more possibility for missions and Import/Export

Minor Additions/Changes

-Minigames such as canoe races, foot races, fist fighting clubs, shooting ranges for fun and to level up stats
-A way to test guns before you buy them, like a shooting range
-Ability to keep holding small animals after you skin them so you don't drop it just to pick it back up and stow it on your horse
-A mission to visit guarma, or to just be able to go there whenever you want
-Decorations to place in your camp yourself, such as hunting trophies
-Ability to sell stolen horses for bad honor and wild horses for good honor
-Funny horse cosmetics such as armor, hats, tie, etc.
-Better swimming
-Somewhere to get a boat without killing the person on it and taking it
-Sail big boats
-More stuff to do in Ambarino. the only reason ive even gone up there in Red Dead Online was to just explore
-Bigfoot as an extremely rare but valuable spawn in the woods to hunt
-Special horses for doing extremely difficult tasks, such as the horses of the apocalypse 
-60fps mode in exchange for worse graphics (I believe all games should have this)
-Hot air balloon that you can actually control and fly around yourself, maybe for like $10000+
-An indicator that your character is getting hungry before you start losing weight
-More bows. Crossbow, Longbow, etc
-Slightly cheaper food?
-Better jumping. your character jumps a foot off the ground, if even that much.
-Less fall damage, but if you fall from too high you limp for a while
-Cacti actually hurt you and your horse rather than just making your controller vibrate
-Rob and Loot any wagon with items in it
-Heist missions
-Teeth that dont look terrible
-Glasses
-Eyepatch
-Tattoos
-Reasons to explore the map, such as photography challenges
-Bounty missions from sheriffs where players can easily steal the bounty from you
-Pets for camps
-Random bar brawls
-Make Cripps actually do things
 

    I only make this post in desperation and in hope that a game with great potential will meet that potential. So I do very much hope that someone who can do something about the game reads this and genuinely considers my suggestions. Rockstar has made a great thing and isnt giving it the attention it deserves, so if possible, please spread the word so that they can at least have an idea of what they could do with this wonderful game.

And if you have any other suggestions, or a valid reason why something I suggested is not a good idea, feel free to reply and tell me (and hopefully Rockstar) about it.

Thank You

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Hey, and welcome to the forum

Firstly, this is a fan run forum and has no association with Rockstar or Take-Two, but that doesn't mean there may not be developers lurking, since this is an open forum. Rockstar generally doesn't run forums but they DO want all of the players suggestions. You can submit your ideas and feedback here: https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadonline/feedback?step=decd9bdb

 

I like a lot of your ideas, and I'm sure others will join in soon :)

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Hi @Kaedstar,

As Moosh mentioned, this is a fan site not affiliated with R* or 2K.  However, since R* doesn't host their own official forums, fan sites like ours are all there are for players to gather as a community and share ideas, tips/tricks, problems, experiences and simply to engage in discussions about various topics regarding the game.  

btw, the feedback site is limited to 500 characters per submission on your feedback so you'll likely need to break down your list and enter them piecemeal.   There's no limit on what you can submit so feel free to go nuts.  I've done my fair share myself.

Welcome to the forums and we hope you stick around.  I think you'll like it here. 

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19 minutes ago, Moosh89 said:

Hey, and welcome to the forum

Firstly, this is a fan run forum and has no association with Rockstar or Take-Two, but that doesn't mean there may not be developers lurking, since this is an open forum. Rockstar generally doesn't run forums but they DO want all of the players suggestions. You can submit your ideas and feedback here: https://www.rockstargames.com/reddeadonline/feedback?step=decd9bdb

 

I like a lot of your ideas, and I'm sure others will join in soon :)

Thank You! Before i made this post i looked around for a way to submit it directly to Rockstar but i couldnt find it, so the link is greatly appreciated.

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