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Just be aware that while you can go "solo" into RD Online, you still share the session with other human players.  ....other players that have the ability to essentially do as they please including trying to kill you if they want. There is no actual "solo" mode.

Personally, my suggestion is to find someone or a group you can join in a session with who can show you the ropes. .....what offensive an defensive modes do, what to look out for, how to protect yourself from "griefers", etc. 

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Story:  Arthur's the star, who has predetermined paths and endings. 

Online: You are the star. You become who and what you are by what you do, whether you do it by yourself or with friends or with friends you haven't met yet online. 

Why not online? Or take my word or anybody else's?

I agree with the other posters who are saying "Stick your toe in the water." 

'Nuff outta me. 

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6 hours ago, Kean_1 said:

For me, it's all about the co-op.  .....playing with friends and experiencing the game together.  There are story missions, side missions and all the various activities you can do.  

I agree plus ya never know what will happen online.  Just like GTAO spent 100 something days online and it was great fun.

best to give it a go. if you dont like it, at least you can say you tried it.....

 

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4 hours ago, Juddsie said:

I agree plus ya never know what will happen online.  Just like GTAO spent 100 something days online and it was great fun.

best to give it a go. if you dont like it, at least you can say you tried it.....

 

Thanks for that. I've never gamed on-line at all and apart from not knowing how to do it I am acutely conscious of my incompetence and loathe to have someone else reliant on me in any way.

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2 hours ago, PebbleDash said:

Thanks for that. I've never gamed on-line at all and apart from not knowing how to do it I am acutely conscious of my incompetence and loathe to have someone else reliant on me in any way.

Yeah might to slow to start with.......people may get annoyed......but in the end you paid for the game and you can play it as fast or as slow as you want. if people are gonna get mad over slow people then not worth giving them the time of day as far as i see it.

 

If you are ps4 add me : Juddsie

if xbox hopefully you enjoy ya time on the game. :D 

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Thanks for your responses Juddsie. I'm going to try to acquire a lot more game know-how before I inflict myself on other players.

I have just been fishing again in Elysian Pool without success - even though I went all the way to Lagras to get the right lures. If you don't get the Heads about legendary fish in the area does that mean one won't spawn?

Also I'm smarting with the injustice of being attacked at camp by Murfrees and having defended myself and even neatly disposed of the bodies in the river, that next morning some alleged 'witnesses' materialised to accuse me of murder.

I am on PS4 but since all of this is new to me, very new, I don't know what you mean by 'add me'. This forum is the first time I've ventured into such territory - only on my Mac not on the PS4 itself. I think I left the 'friends' box unticked. It's all very mysterious to me. No doubt I am not properly using all the buttons in this forum.

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17 hours ago, Juddsie said:

I agree plus ya never know what will happen online.  Just like GTAO spent 100 something days online and it was great fun.

best to give it a go. if you dont like it, at least you can say you tried it.....

  

Is it possible to play on-line still as a single player? Is there an additional fee?

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59 minutes ago, PebbleDash said:

Is it possible to play on-line still as a single player? Is there an additional fee?

There is no fee, except your Xbox live subscription fee (don’t know about PSN), and you can play online by yourself, but there is the possible of running into other players as there are no private server options as of yet.

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1 hour ago, The Coca-Cola Kid said:

There is no fee, except your Xbox live subscription fee (don’t know about PSN), and you can play online by yourself, but there is the possible of running into other players as there are no private server options as of yet.

Same thing no fee to play rdr just need a PSN subscription

On ps4 you have a friends list and can add more people that way. (you can see what they do so if people are on rdr you can join them quickly)

 

Most of the time im on i dont really see that many people and most people have left me alone. from what ive read as long as you are 150 meters away you are invisible on that map to other people. so pretty safe to do fishing or hunting etc

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I first played online during the PS3 days. I joined up in a COD 4, and I got obliterated to shreds. It was so much fun though, hearing people talking and stuff like that was completely new to me when playing the game. 

If you haven't ever played online, then you might actually really enjoy more than most of us because a lot of us been playing online for YEARS. 

Give it a go! 

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I agree with Dylbandit. The big plus for me is the customisation. You can create your own character. Then choose what type of horse/s you want to ride, clothes, weapons etc. Hook up with a posse or go solo. It's entirely up to you. Jump in get your feet wet. :)

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3 hours ago, dredd1961 said:

I agree with Dylbandit. The big plus for me is the customisation. You can create your own character. Then choose what type of horse/s you want to ride, clothes, weapons etc. Hook up with a posse or go solo. It's entirely up to you. Jump in get your feet wet. :)

Ah, now I am tempted to try RDR2 online! The notion of customising my character and still being able to go solo is very appealing. It's not that I am anti-social but definitely shy of interacting with others on-line. I think I missed a special offer for playing on-line - I'm going to look into it today.

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12 hours ago, Juddsie said:

Same thing no fee to play rdr just need a PSN subscription

On ps4 you have a friends list and can add more people that way. (you can see what they do so if people are on rdr you can join them quickly)

 

Most of the time im on i dont really see that many people and most people have left me alone. from what ive read as long as you are 150 meters away you are invisible on that map to other people. so pretty safe to do fishing or hunting etc

Juddsie thanks again. I have taken the plunge and begun the on-line game this morning. I really am very ignorant about it all. I was surprised it wasn't the same game beginning in Colter with Dutch and so on through the Chapters. Then surprised that my character has no dialogue. My character, mysteriously called Kratos635wild from Resident Evil 5 off-line game, looks and acts a bit like the dumb one of the Marx Bros. It's like being a new born there is so much I don't know. Do I need to get one of those interactive headsets to play on-line? Having said that I am quite excited about the adventure to come.

Thanks Buddie - Jon

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27 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

Just be aware that while you can go "solo" into RD Online, you still share the session with other human players.  ....other players that have the ability to essentially do as they please including trying to kill you if they want. There is no actual "solo" mode.

Personally, my suggestion is to find someone or a group you can join in a session with who can show you the ropes. .....what offensive an defensive modes do, what to look out for, how to protect yourself from "griefers", etc. 

Thanks Buddie - that sounds quite scary. "Griefers"? I have taken my first faltering steps on-line this morning. What a lot to learn! 

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3 minutes ago, PebbleDash said:

Juddsie thanks again. I have taken the plunge and begun the on-line game this morning. I really am very ignorant about it all. I was surprised it wasn't the same game beginning in Colter with Dutch and so on through the Chapters. Then surprised that my character has no dialogue. My character, mysteriously called Kratos635wild from Resident Evil 5 off-line game, looks and acts a bit like the dumb one of the Marx Bros. It's like being a new born there is so much I don't know. Do I need to get one of those interactive headsets to play on-line? Having said that I am quite excited about the adventure to come.

Thanks Buddie - Jon

Having a mic is up to you. Some people prefer people with mics but if you are happy to do things on your own you wont need a mic. (i have a mic but hardly use it for online gaming myself but everyone is different. :)

 

And yes online has a bit of a story to it but no where near as much as Single Player. Should be able to find some forum posts here with some tips and hints to get ya going in the wild west online :)

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1 minute ago, PebbleDash said:

Thanks Buddie - that sounds quite scary. "Griefers"? I have taken my first faltering steps on-line this morning. What a lot to learn! 

Griefers....  People intent on making your gaming experience frustrating by pestering you, indiscriminately killing you, etc. There are ways to mitigate the problem that comes more naturally as you gain experience, the use of certain tactics, options, etc.

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10 hours ago, DylBandit said:

I first played online during the PS3 days. I joined up in a COD 4, and I got obliterated to shreds. It was so much fun though, hearing people talking and stuff like that was completely new to me when playing the game. 

If you haven't ever played online, then you might actually really enjoy more than most of us because a lot of us been playing online for YEARS. 

 Give it a go! 

I've just started to give it a go - strangely nervous and excited and feeling very much like a 'babe in the woods' and easy meet for some malicious veteran. - Jon

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4 minutes ago, Kean_1 said:

Griefers....  People intent on making your gaming experience frustrating by pestering you, indiscriminately killing you, etc. There are ways to mitigate the problem that comes more naturally as you gain experience, the use of certain tactics, options, etc.

Thanks to y'all - 'tenderfoot' - Jon

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I play mostly solo but with family members at weekend. I got to level 40 I think before they joined me online.

My early coping strategy (because 6 months ago griefing was way worse) was staying fairly close to camp and get a few levels under my  belt, bow, bolt action etc. Gives you the chance to find your feet being relatively free from random attacks. Just my 2 penny worth. Enjoy!

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As someone who started playing on-line not too long ago, I'm beginning to enjoy it. I just got to level 20. I joined a posse, one that is not an aggressor that goes around shooting people for no reason. Being the one with the lowest level, I still get randomly killed by people even when I'm with the posse. My character really isn't strong enough and doesn't have most of the really powerful weaponry so I'm an easy target. However, the way our posse works, you shoot or kill one of us, then you need to deal with all of us. So, it's nice being with people who have my back. I will eventually get to a level where I will be big and bad like them. lol.

But it's not like you lose anything by being killed. Just respawn and go back to whatever you were doing.

Other than being killed every so often, the posse way is extremely enjoyable to me. We all have mics and talk and have laughs together. We have people from all over the world. The other night we had a lady from Norway who was with us. I've also met some people from Great Britain and Australia and there is one from France that I haven't met yet.

Before now, I never played anything on-line. I doubt I'll play anything but RDR2 on-line, but I'm glad I gave it a try.

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Welcome, Cowboy. Well said. Posse teamwork will get you skilled and armed, boosting your level quickly. My crewe hails from several different flags also--at one time, 5.  Our last tinhorn was Level 12 in late May. Today, he'll reach 58 and the goal of his dream pony.  G'luck. And as we say in the 'shiners,.     ::hiccup:: 

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I was a bit worried that no posse would accept a low level player since it would be like them having to change diapers on a baby constantly. :)

But that's not the case. They have been extremely helpful and told/taught me some things I didn't realize, even after playing the SP through twice.

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