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not sure if im just doing something wrong or what but apparently you cant make money in this so you can't unlock anything decent looking.  Is there any reason to keep playing or should I just cut my losses on this garbage.   Sick of seeing crap that will take years to grind and get.  

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.....you're doing something wrong. ;)

Of course you have to grind for in-game cash and/or gold nuggets/bars.  You can also buy the latter if you want to.  

If you just started playing RDO, of course it's going to feel a little overwhelming.  Just start out with smaller goals buying your way through the essentials that you need first that will help you make more money and so on.  That's just part of the game.

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18 hours ago, mors_orcus said:

not sure if im just doing something wrong or what but apparently you cant make money in this so you can't unlock anything decent looking.  Is there any reason to keep playing or should I just cut my losses on this garbage.   Sick of seeing crap that will take years to grind and get.  

Not exactly sure what you mean. I recently created my new character on PC and I have made a lot of progress. Prior to this I was paying on the PS4 and prior to that, playing since beta on the Xbox One. While there has alway's been one aspect or another of the game that is a grind, that is what these games are, I have never felt overwhelmed and making cash is the easiest thing in this game. Just hunt. Making gold bars, that is a bit of grind. If you can post some more details about what your current game play is like in terms of what you are doing as well as what platform you are on, I'm sure we can help out. 

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Minus plopping down real world cash, one of the easiest ways to get gold is to do your dailies. I haven’t spent any money on RDO except for $5 for 25 gold bars during the beta. Now I’m sitting on 500 gold bars because I’ve saved 95% of it purely for DLC. If you don’t feel like playing RDO for a stretch of time, I’d recommend logging in every day to do just one daily challenge so you can keep your streak going and eventually get to the point where you earn 1 gold bar for every challenge you do. Another thing to do is to make sure you loot as many NPCs as possible because sometimes they’ll give you treasure maps that’ll lead you to good payouts of both gold and cash.

The only purchases you’ll need to make as a new player is a regular outfit and a cold weather outfit. As you earn more money, start with your desired weapons and a new horse (unless the horse you have is to your liking). From there you can start working on pamphlets and cards. I’d also recommend that you stay in defensive mode for the majority of the time while you build your character up before you start taking on players in free roam. I’m rank 215 and I stay in defensive because there’s really no reason to fight other players in free roam. And if griefers try to mess with me, I’ve got dynamite arrows waiting for them.

For cash, concentrate on the trader role. You can earn $500 a pop with every local delivery wagon full of goodies. You’ll be surprised at how fast you accumulate cash. 

As for your general attitude toward the game, you really need to examine exactly why you’re play it to begin with. I play it because I love the Wild West. I love immersing myself in that world and letting the real world melt away. Outside of PVP, this game is not competitive and it’s an easy way to blow off steam after work — unlike more competitive games (ie COD) where stress is always high and rewards are low. 

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3 hours ago, Enoch said:

As for your general attitude toward the game, you really need to examine exactly why you’re play it to begin with. I play it because I love the Wild West. I love immersing myself in that world and letting the real world melt away. Outside of PVP, this game is not competitive and it’s an easy way to blow off steam after work — unlike more competitive games (ie COD) where stress is always high and rewards are low. 

....guess it's a matter of how you blow off steam but a game like CoD:MW can do that too.   ......and while these are two different animals as far as genres, the idea of grinding for rewards is the same.  The new gunsmith is a perfect example of that where players have to grind for XP to level up their weapons which in turn unlocks new accessories.  Then there's the Season Pass progression which unlocks freebies every 10 levels or so or you can unlock them by purchasing.  There is a lot there but you have to grind for it.

RDO is the essentially the same way.  You have to put in the work to get the in-game cash and/or GB.  .....or you can take a shortcut and buy GBs to unlock new roles, certain items and so on.   

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RDO is far more generous in its reward/battle pass system. Like I said, I’ve only ever spent $5 on RDO and the rest of the gold I earned through dailies/maps/etc. COD is more of a grind because the BP takes way more time to get from reward to reward. In fact, near the end of the battle pass, it gets throttled and you have to spend even more time playing to get it maxed out (this, of course, is done so you’ll spend more money to automatically max it out). I can casually play RDO and max out the Outlaw Pass in two weeks. 

And I don’t find RDO to be grindy in my case. This is almost digital tourism for me. Unless I’m in danger, I walk everywhere (when not on my horse), I hitch my horse in towns, I tip my hat to other players, I don’t walk around with all of my guns strapped to my back. To me, it’s just a fun world to be in. I feel no pressure in doing a task I don’t want to do over and over like COD or Destiny. I feel free. And no matter what I do, there are always two rewards: those that the game gives me, and those that I find in just living in that world for a little while. 

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57 minutes ago, Enoch said:

RDO is far more generous in its reward/battle pass system. Like I said, I’ve only ever spent $5 on RDO and the rest of the gold I earned through dailies/maps/etc. COD is more of a grind because the BP takes way more time to get from reward to reward. In fact, near the end of the battle pass, it gets throttled and you have to spend even more time playing to get it maxed out (this, of course, is done so you’ll spend more money to automatically max it out). I can casually play RDO and max out the Outlaw Pass in two weeks. 

And I don’t find RDO to be grindy in my case. This is almost digital tourism for me. Unless I’m in danger, I walk everywhere (when not on my horse), I hitch my horse in towns, I tip my hat to other players, I don’t walk around with all of my guns strapped to my back. To me, it’s just a fun world to be in. I feel no pressure in doing a task I don’t want to do over and over like COD or Destiny. I feel free. And no matter what I do, there are always two rewards: those that the game gives me, and those that I find in just living in that world for a little while. 

Again, it's all a matter of perspective.  If the OP doesn't find the world engaging enough in RDO, then maybe it can feel like it's a grind to him.  .....same can be said for the way you feel about CoD:MW. 

For me, MW is fun playing with my friends in hardcore modes.  I spend most of my time with the gunsmith rather than worrying too much about my progress with the Battlepass.  For me, BP is more of a long term goal and that all depends on what is available.  I spend most of my time just enjoying the game and messing around with my weapon customization, leveling, unlocks, etc.  

.......btw, I also find the RDO game world engaging for some of the same reasons.  There is a grind aspect to the game but if I didn't enjoy playing the game, I would have deleted it from my HDD long ago.  ....same with GTAO, CoD:MW or any other game with rewards, in-game cash/purchase systems/ level unlocks, etc.

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Making money in this game is very, very easy. 

As stated above on the beggining of the game players may become overwhelmed by the vastness of stuff to buy for Gold Bars and rdo$. 

The trick is not to fall for that. So yes, you need only two sets of outfits for weather conditions.

First of focus on exping health,stamina,dead eye bars by fishing, hunting using bow, running etc. It will help you win confrontations with other players if that happens.  2nd Get a decent horse and better weapon. Then choose ability cards to exp and hunt hunt hunt - sell the goods to GUS. Do daily challenges to build the gold bar multiplier and keep the streak going even if you dont want to play - just log in for a min and do one daily.

After you accumulate some more money develop the trader role.

You can always collect items for madame nazar using the internet map or in game maps. Sell full collections not single items. 

You will have money in no time. I personally dont spend gold bars for outfits im fine with what i have since beta. I keep my gold bars for property update and other DLC's to come. 

If you want the details just ask. 

 

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7 hours ago, James Hickok_1837 said:

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Making money in this game is very, very easy. 

As stated above on the beggining of the game players may become overwhelmed by the vastness of stuff to buy for Gold Bars and rdo$. 

The trick is not to fall for that. So yes, you need only two sets of outfits for weather conditions.

First of focus on exping health,stamina,dead eye bars by fishing, hunting using bow, running etc. It will help you win confrontations with other players if that happens.  2nd Get a decent horse and better weapon. Then choose ability cards to exp and hunt hunt hunt - sell the goods to GUS. Do daily challenges to build the gold bar multiplier and keep the streak going even if you dont want to play - just log in for a min and do one daily.

After you accumulate some more money develop the trader role.

You can always collect items for madame nazar using the internet map or in game maps. Sell full collections not single items. 

You will have money in no time. I personally dont spend gold bars for outfits im fine with what i have since beta. I keep my gold bars for property update and other DLC's to come. 

If you want the details just ask. 

 

Yep. The reason to play now is so that you will be in a better position when Red Dead Online takes off after the future updates.

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