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Based on what you have seen so far from the first gameplay trailer, what three things are you currently most looking forward to doing in the game? For me its:

  1. Exploring camp and getting to know the various gang members
  2. Getting a horse and forming a bond with my horses 
  3. Admiring the beauty of the various landscapes 
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1. Exploring the map and discovering interesting people and places. (Saint Denis is top of my list in terms of places to explore)

2. Bumping into characters from Red Dead Redemption that haven't been confirmed by trailers. (I'm hoping to see Landon Ricketts and/or Seth Briars)

3. Starting a saloon brawl.

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1 minute ago, Archbell said:

I'm hoping to see Landon Ricketts

See, I keep mentally going back to Landon Ricketts (as it sounds as though you are also), but how would that makes sense?  Marston had heard of Ricketts in RDR, but by repute alone. Neither men had met one another before 1911. 

The only way it would work is if Arthur somehow encountered a younger Ricketts (or, to your point, a younger Seth)  alone, without his gang. And doing it that way is so coincidental, it borders on feeling contrived. As if they did it just to give him/them a cameo in the game.

I don't know. Maybe Marston will be reading young Jack a pulp magazine/novel called "The Amazing Tales of Landon Ricketts," or something. Then maybe we get to PLAY the story Marston's telling  as a younger Ricketts while Marston narrates?

THAT, I think, would be cool.

As for Seth -- it might be cool to see how he gets his creepy inclinations toward dead bodies. Maybe showing a childhood (or teenage) trauma?

I don't know. I just hope it makes sense and doesn't seem thrown-in.    

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1 minute ago, Cokeyskunk said:

See, I keep mentally going back to Landon Ricketts (as it sounds as though you are also), but how would that makes sense?  Marston had heard of Ricketts in RDR, but by repute alone. Neither men had met one another before 1911. 

The only way it would work is if Arthur somehow encountered a younger Ricketts (or, to your point, a younger Seth)  alone, without his gang. And doing it that way is so coincidental, it borders on feeling contrived. As if they did it just to give him/them a cameo in the game.

A lot of the gameplay shows Arthur roaming the vast open world alone, I feel we'll have plenty of time away from our gang which would make it possible for us to meet characters that John only met later on in 1911.

We know from Rockstar's description of Trailer 3 that the story of Red Dead Redemption II starts in 1899 when a robbery goes badly wrong in Blackwater. Newspapers in Red Dead Redemption state that Landon Ricketts was involved in an incident known as the Blackwater Massacre of 1899 which was described as a bloody fight between outlaws and lawmen that took the lives of as many as 37 people (it is also hinted that Bonnie's brother and Archer Fordham's mother were among those killed but that's far from confirmed), it is also suggested that this was one of the reasons Landon Ricketts travelled to Mexico to live a more peaceful and inconspicuous life.

The actor who provided the iconic voice of Landon Ricketts unfortunately died in 2011 but I wouldn't be surprised if Landon Ricketts is talked of during the beginning of the game in a newspaper or by dialogue.

25 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

I don't know. Maybe Marston will be reading young Jack a pulp magazine/novel called "The Amazing Tales of Landon Ricketts," or something. Then maybe we get to PLAY the story Marston's telling  as a younger Ricketts while Marston narrates?

This would be cool, especially if it's set when Landon Ricketts was first gaining fame in the mid 1870's.

29 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

As for Seth -- it might be cool to see how he gets his creepy inclinations toward dead bodies. Maybe showing a childhood (or teenage) trauma? 

In Red Dead Redemption Seth states that he once had a wife, a family and a business but he lost it all when his lust for treasure took control of him so it would be cool to see him as a young business owner with aspirations and no vices to speak of.

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1 - Missions. I want to see how creative they get this time around, especially with side ones.

2 - Better understanding the connection between John Marston and Dutch and how things came to be for him in greater detail.

3 - Exploring the map and all the hard work they put into the landscape. 

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20 hours ago, Cokeyskunk said:

See, I keep mentally going back to Landon Ricketts (as it sounds as though you are also), but how would that makes sense?  Marston had heard of Ricketts in RDR, but by repute alone. Neither men had met one another before 1911. 

The only way it would work is if Arthur somehow encountered a younger Ricketts (or, to your point, a younger Seth)  alone, without his gang. And doing it that way is so coincidental, it borders on feeling contrived. As if they did it just to give him/them a cameo in the game.

I don't know. Maybe Marston will be reading young Jack a pulp magazine/novel called "The Amazing Tales of Landon Ricketts," or something. Then maybe we get to PLAY the story Marston's telling  as a younger Ricketts while Marston narrates?

THAT, I think, would be cool.

As for Seth -- it might be cool to see how he gets his creepy inclinations toward dead bodies. Maybe showing a childhood (or teenage) trauma?

I don't know. I just hope it makes sense and doesn't seem thrown-in.    

 

Seeing Seth’s demise from business man with a family to dirty psychotic graverobber would make him a really interesting character to re-visit and learn the backstory to. 

I guess with the games being set just 12 years apart there are endless possibilities of RDR1 characters we could encounter. 

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For me, 

1.  Getting to know the map - I think that just wandering around and exploring new land and getting to know the map will be fun and interesting. 

2. Hunting - I have a feeling the hunting will be a lot more realistic and challenging, which will make it a lot more fun. 

3. All the improvements in game play - obviously the graphics will be amazing, but improvements like better horses that don't run away, or up the wall of a cliff, and assuming there are gang hideouts to clear like in RDR, having new ones to do will be a lot of fun. 

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1 hour ago, Jackthestripper said:

Hunting - I have a feeling the hunting will be a lot more realistic and challenging, which will make it a lot more fun. 

I hope so. Hunting was fairly easy in RDR. You could ride your horse at full gallop in Tall Trees, and suddenly three full-sized bucks would run right up to you. Yeah, that's not very realistic.

I AM looking forward to killing a moose, though!

One other thing - I'd love to see two separate changes with the "field dressing/skinning" animation:

  • I'd like the animation to be longer to be more accurate, as the three-second animation in RDR was pretty silly.
  • I'd also like to have the ability to skip the animation, which you couldn't do in RDR.

Those are my thoughts.  

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1 minute ago, Cokeyskunk said:

I hope so. Hunting was fairly easy in RDR. You could ride your horse at full gallop in Tall Trees, and suddenly three full-sized bucks would run right up to you. Yeah, that's not very realistic.

I AM looking forward to killing a moose, though!

One other thing - I'd love to see two separate changes with the "field dressing/skinning" animation:

  • I'd like the animation to be longer to be more accurate, as the three-second animation in RDR was pretty silly.
  • I'd also like to have the ability to skip the animation, which you couldn't do in RDR.

Those are my thoughts.  

I agree 100% about the skinning.   Skipping the animation would be great.  Hunting was way too easy in RDR.  Killing 7 bears, 12 deer, 14 wolves, THEN heading off to sell them is also super unrealistic.  Only being able to kill one bear and then have to bring it back to camp seems more of a challenge and more realistic. 

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22 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

Maybe we don't field-dress. Maybe we drop them off and someone else does it for us?

I was thinking along those lines. Like there might be a kitchen area in camp with a cook, so you just drop it off there. 

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7 hours ago, Cokeyskunk said:

I hope so. Hunting was fairly easy in RDR. You could ride your horse at full gallop in Tall Trees, and suddenly three full-sized bucks would run right up to you. Yeah, that's not very realistic.

I AM looking forward to killing a moose, though!

One other thing - I'd love to see two separate changes with the "field dressing/skinning" animation:

  • I'd like the animation to be longer to be more accurate, as the three-second animation in RDR was pretty silly.
  • I'd also like to have the ability to skip the animation, which you couldn't do in RDR.

Those are my thoughts.  

I hope it isn't longer and more accurate.  Nothing like hunting bear in Tall Trees and getting mauled by a bear while you are carving up another and unable to do anything about it.

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Just now, YodaMan 3D said:

I hope it isn't longer and more accurate.  Nothing like hunting bear in Tall Trees and getting mauled by a bear while you are carving up another and unable to do anything about it.

I agree -- hence the hope to cancel the animation.

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1. Exploring the world and interacting with everything.

2. Making my own custom outlaw online and starting a posse and doing some robberies and heists.

3. Playing through the story and find the answers to unanswered question with the original Red Dead.

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14 hours ago, YodaMan 3D said:

I hope it isn't longer and more accurate.  Nothing like hunting bear in Tall Trees and getting mauled by a bear while you are carving up another and unable to do anything about it.

I believe there will be the option of skinning or not. In the IGN video the guys said that he shot a rabbit, then tore of its skin there and then. In the gameplay trailer we see Arthur walking with an unskinned buck on his back, which is also seen on his horse.

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1 - Learning the Map, exploring, having the feeling of a new expanse which could hold anything and everything.
2 - Learning the RDR2 Online meta, understanding how encounters will go down, learning new strategies and techniques to better opponents.
3 - Being in a desert, I really like deserts.

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On 8/21/2018 at 9:32 AM, Cokeyskunk said:

As for Seth -- it might be cool to see how he gets his creepy inclinations toward dead bodies. Maybe showing a childhood (or teenage) trauma?

Mission: Seth's parents have crossed the gang by talking to "the law".  You and members of the gang visit the Briars homestead, and one of the outcomes is killing Seth's parents and burying him alive with their corpses.

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40 minutes ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

Mission: Seth's parents have crossed the gang by talking to "the law".  You and members of the gang visit the Briars homestead, and one of the outcomes is killing Seth's parents and burying him alive with their corpses.

Dude. I'm glad YOU didn't live in the 1800's.  😌

Maybe he's an orphan and living with a cruel family who uses him as slave labor? Then maybe the gang visits the farm and sees how they treat Seth. So they decide to pop them all to do Seth "a favor." But they leave him with their rotting corpses -- which he now likes them much better this way since they can no longer hurt him. So he starts developing an unnatural affection for them in that state.

Blecch. What are we discussing??!! Video games ought not to give one such heebie-jeebies.

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36 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

which he now likes them much better this way since they can no longer hurt him. So he starts developing an unnatural affection for them in that state.

I like my version better 😈

Clearly, I'm damaged, but I've made my peace with it.  Imagine, if you will, being 13, and having your mother beseech you, in tears, to wear her mom jeans to school so she doesn't "let them go to waste".  You have no protection from this egregious breach of parenting protocol from your father because he's on a six month hitch in the Middle East.  So you wear them because you've got no spine and don't want to hurt mom's feelings.

True story.  I killed and buried my former loser self a long time ago.  College is a wonderful thing; you can completely reinvent yourself for strangers.  I just stopped being lame and became awesome instead (pro tip: alcohol helps).  I mean, it's not like that story is any more embarrassing than the time I shat my pants, but clearly, I don't care what people think.

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1 hour ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

Mission: Seth's parents have crossed the gang by talking to "the law".  You and members of the gang visit the Briars homestead, and one of the outcomes is killing Seth's parents and burying him alive with their corpses.

Calm down Satan

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Playing the game

Playing the game

Playing the game

I honestly can't just pick three. I am looking forward to every aspect of the game, even the parts that may or may not piss me off. I am here (there?) for the experience.

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1. Playing the story- R* are excellent story tellers. I can’t wait to see what adventure they’ve developed over the last 8 years. 

2. Bonding with my horse-  I played RDR with three horses. The first one didn’t die until more than halfway through the game when a cougar got her. Of course she spawned right back. But even back then, I fought to keep my horse alive. She never caught a bullet or was rode to death. I am totally stoked to now be bonding with another, when the stakes are high. Permanent death. You bet your ass I’ll be loaded up on meds and carrots. 

3. The world- My god. I think we’re all in for a f*cking treat with this one. Look at those trailers. Did you see the snowy mountains? The rolling hills? The fields? The developing towns? The desert? The redwood forests? Dynamic weather! Wildlife!  On The 26th, if you listen closely, you can hear the minds of a million dork’s exploding. Let’s do this sh*t. 

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Just now, CMcC said:

On The 26th, if you listen closely, you can hear the minds of a million dork’s exploding.

What strikes me about this game is that it's not just dorks whose minds will be exploding on the 26th. Going to change gaming this one. 

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15 minutes ago, Benjo said:

What strikes me about this game is that it's not just dorks whose minds will be exploding on the 26th. Going to change gaming this one. 

I hope so. Is it me, or are most games lately just...shite? 

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4 hours ago, CMcC said:

1. Playing the story- R* are excellent story tellers. I can’t wait to see what adventure they’ve developed over the last 8 years. 

2. Bonding with my horse-  I played RDR with three horses. The first one didn’t die until more than halfway through the game when a cougar got her. Of course she spawned right back. But even back then, I fought to keep my horse alive. She never caught a bullet or was rode to death. I am totally stoked to now be bonding with another, when the stakes are high. Permanent death. You bet your ass I’ll be loaded up on meds and carrots. 

3. The world- My god. I think we’re all in for a f*cking treat with this one. Look at those trailers. Did you see the snowy mountains? The rolling hills? The fields? The developing towns? The desert? The redwood forests? Dynamic weather! Wildlife!  On The 26th, if you listen closely, you can hear the minds of a million dork’s exploding. Let’s do this sh*t. 

I agree and am really glad to see they’ve added this aspect to the game. Investing time in building up a bond with a horse will make it so much more valuable rather than being just a mode of transport. In RDR1 when my horse died it really didn’t matter that much as I could just wait a few minutes and whistle a new one. I also really didn’t see any incentive in going and buying a new horse. A horse was a horse and they all did the same job no matter the breed. 

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6 hours ago, CMcC said:

1. Playing the story- R* are excellent story tellers. I can’t wait to see what adventure they’ve developed over the last 8 years. 

2. Bonding with my horse-  I played RDR with three horses. The first one didn’t die until more than halfway through the game when a cougar got her. Of course she spawned right back. But even back then, I fought to keep my horse alive. She never caught a bullet or was rode to death. I am totally stoked to now be bonding with another, when the stakes are high. Permanent death. You bet your ass I’ll be loaded up on meds and carrots. 

3. The world- My god. I think we’re all in for a f*cking treat with this one. Look at those trailers. Did you see the snowy mountains? The rolling hills? The fields? The developing towns? The desert? The redwood forests? Dynamic weather! Wildlife!  On The 26th, if you listen closely, you can hear the minds of a million dork’s exploding. Let’s do this sh*t. 

I had a great horse in RDR. Kept her for almost the entire campaign. Then, I made the mistake of calling for her while I was running out of the mine shaft at the bottom of the cliff. 

She spawned at the top of the cliff and, like a loyal horse, ran right toward me. She fell about 80 feet to her death.

Right at my feet.

At the time, that felt worse than it probably should've. 

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