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I started with Collector as I had the Bag free from connecting my accounts & for me its still the 1 that pays out most often both in $ & in XP as the sets sell well & you can sell extra items after you decide what "cap" you are setting for yourself - I don't hold more than x3 of an item [except Alcohol] although you can hold 10 so I sell extras down to 3

Bounty Hunter still glitches for me quite often [especially completing "dailies"] but once you get through levelling up it's just doing dailies for the Gold reward IMO

Once you have all 4 "jobs" maxxed you can spend 2 - 4 hours a day just completing the dailies [ 3 per trade] for a decent 6 Gold bars a day plus any you can make from the non-trade dailies - some of which are very easy like "pet a dog" or "visit a store in a certain town" - even "eat 3 x camp stews"

Personally I would still start with Collector others may disagree although Bounty Hunter gives 0.16 - 0.24 Gold pieces per completion I still think its better to go Collector

Good luck

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This is very tied into your prefed playstyle.

Collector is a pacifist role. You are designed to be roaming the lands.

Bountyhunter is a combat role. There are some bountys that dont have any combat in it at all, but for the moust part you will be shooting alot.

 

Both roles are exelent for a solo player. You do not need the bounty wagon cuz you do not need to do bountys that contains more then 1 target. If the bountyboard dont have any single target bountys, travel to the next one, it will have.

In terms of cash and gold bars, collector earns way, way more then what bountyhunter does BUT it requires time. I would say up to role lv 15 bountyhunter earns moregold and cash, from 15-20 collector leaves bountyhunter in the dust when your collection start to grows. (many of the items alone sells for 4-10 dollar per piece and completed sets sells from 100+-300+ dollars)

 

So, for a new player, your best bet is the bountyhunter first. Fokus on bringing the bountys in alive!!. You will get anywhere from 5-16 dollars per easy or medium bounty.

It is not mutch, i know, BUT it allows you to buy the early game stuff you need, like ammo, food and clothes.

Save all the gold you get AND do as many bounty related daily quests for more gold reward and use that gold to buy the collector role.

 

Play thru the online story missions. First time completion gives good cash and gold bonuses, enugh to kick start your rdr2 life aslong as you make the good decisions on what to spend it on. (like for bountyhunter, reinforced rope is a must have, but it costs 300 dollars......., and for collector the shovel and metal detector are must have but they together cost around 900 dollars..)

When it comes to weapons in order to save money there is ONLY 2 you need: schofield revolver and lancaster repeater. Why?  cuz they both has high damage with defualt ammo and they both have very quick aim time. these 2 weapons alone can carry you true the entire time you play red2.

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I did all three initial trades at the same time.   I noticed that I finished bounty hunter first, followed by trader and finally collector.   I did not use the online maps to tell where all the collectibles are hidden, not my style.  

I ranked up bounty hunter very fast by repeating legendary bounties to 5 stars solo.  On missions with multiple bounties, I would hogtie the first, put them in my bounty wagon and slowly work around the map.   It felt like the bounties would never run away if I did it slowly and focused on them one at a time.   My highest XP on a legendary was almost 2K.

All said and done, I never do bounty hunting any more unless with a group.   I still do a lot of trading and I'm always on the search for collectibles.

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Again, the smart thing here is to focus on the collector first until you`ve reached at least 33 or higher level. Then you will have some money, upgraded ability cards and you will have accesss to express ammo. This will make bounty-hunting a bit easier..

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I've topped out on bounty hunter and trader and only recently began collector. I've never found money/gold a problem but then I don't buy any apparel or decorations.

Collecting can be a real tough one for arrowheads that don't show up with EagleEye. Bounty hunting is good training for using weapons and fighting that will always be useful in the game. The legendary bounties I've found most fun of all, particularly as they get more challenging. It's always good to have something difficult to try for...

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If you have the metal detector, I find I make a fortune with collecting (I sell excess once I have seven of something and seem to make money every day), but for me the bigger thing is the xp boost that collecting gives you.  There's so much xp on offer - 100-300 per item collected, in my experience, and then four figures when selling a collection - that I ranked up super fast with collector.  That unlocked all the weapons and toys, and gives lots of treasure maps.  So I'd start collector.  I find I can do collecting in the margins of other things.  I found bounty hunting not lucrative enough (have plenty of gold from dailies), and gets a bit samey, so I just do that when with a posse.  I'm a trader who collects in the margins of hunting with a regular batch of moonshine brewing and I feel like an Old West millionaire, I could buy that oilfield outside Valentine if it came to the open market!

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