OT: Thoughts Red Dead Redemption 2 (No spoilers)

It's been out for 3 days, I know a lot of you are playing it,what are your thoughts on it? I love it so far, the controls are a little awkward, but apparently there are settings you can play around with to make things(especially aiming/shooting) easier. There's also a lot more to keep track of, like your health, stamina, horse health, etc. The map's huge and there looks to be a ton to do. I wish I remembered the story of the first Red Dead Redemption more since this is a prequel.

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It took me awhile to get comfy with the controls, which I agree felt a bit "heavy" as I was getting started. Once I realized how the gunplay in particular worked, I feel like I have a pretty good flow established for shoot outs.

I happened to start playing it the night my mom came into town and we had a full weekend with birthday and halloween parties, so I just finally "got off the mountain", and loving the freedom the map provides. Once I put a few more hours in I have no doubt it will be one of my favorite games of all time.

The writing is top notch, I already care about these characters (and the ones I remember from RD1). Graphically the most impressive part to me is the small details. The game reminds me a lot of Witcher 3, in that there is a pre-written character that offers a lot of narrative push, but still give the opportunity to put your own mark on him.

Having played Spider-Man on the ps4 for weeks leading up to the release of this game, it really took me a bit to get used to how slow the character moved. It felt like he weighed a thousand pounds!

But I got over that, and am having a blast living my life as a complete sociopath and degenerate. The environments, and writing are top notch. Wish I had a good 12 hour block to sit down and really get lost in the world without any outside distractions.

I also decided to trade in both my old PS4 and Xbox One towards a PS4 Pro. Worth it.

A few questions: never played 1 will story be lost without that background? How much time do you HAVE to play in one sitting to actually progress the game? (I usually get a few small times a day to play with maybe an hour or two some nights a week).

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I think the consensus from what I've read/seen so far, is that you don't really need to know too much of the story from RDR1, since this is a prequel and the story seems to be self contained. If you did play RDR1, you'd recognize a few of the NPCs in RDR2. An hour or two should be plenty of time to complete a mission or two or just explore the world, I have a feeling you might get so addicted though that you'll stretch it to 3 hours and sacrifice some sleep :).

Do that with Fortnite already.

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I would say that you may miss out on some small nuances of the narrative if you havn't played RD1, but nothing that I've seen so far that would mess with the experience of arguably one of the best open world video games ever designed.

And that's only because you meet some characters whose fates you already know, but again nothing that would impede on enjoying the story.

I'm in the same boat where I rarely get mire than 1-2 hours in a good day to play, but I can tell you from experience with the first one I used to spend that time literally drinking whiskey and playing poker in the first game in one of the saloons. The game is that immersive

First time I ever went to unhitch my horse, it took a massive dump all over my boots. This game is awesome

The first hunting mission I was putting the deer on the back of my horse and the horse just made a mess all over the snow.

My wife said "Did the horse in your video game just take a shit?"

I was not expecting that to happen, and instantly made me realize how much I was going to enjoy this experience

I ran up on a horse from behind too quick and it double leg kicked me into next f*cking week

omg. ROFL.

I only play on PC so I just have to pretend that this game doesn't exist to keep myself happy

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You just gotta be patient my friend. The PC version will eventually come and it will be glorious.

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So far I've liked it. Didn't play the first, probably should have, and if they ever release a remaster on PS4 I will. I thought it would be like a GTA in the wild west, but its different in a really good way.

Only got to play a little over the weekend. I'll dive more deeply over the coming days. There have also been very strong hints that it will be soon coming out on PC, with the companion app making several references to it.

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Ah-Ha!
Finally a video game I can give some feedback on. Red Dead 1 was the only non-sports game I've enjoyed playing ever since I was feeding quarters into Jungle King at the local Mick-or-Mack along time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I've waited for this game to come out for years. I started the other night. The auto-aim is very forgiving for my old man slo-mo reflexes and over 40 vision. I love that you have to eat to keep up health, because I love to eat. The detail when skinning animals and gutting turkeys is very cool, and you get to fish on a lake. Plus, you can still walk up and punch a guy, which suits me down to the ground, because that's why I play video games in the first place.

Leonard. Duh.

Last night, I rode way to the west in order to hunt an animal. I went for one animal, and ended up hunting and discovering so many animals, and evading bounty hunters. Something I thought would take me 15 minutes, I spent almost 90 minutes on, and didn't even locate my initial query.

All that to say, I barely realized I had been hunting/evading for 90 minutes. That's how immersed I was. It has its differences, but it's Witcher 3 in a Western setting, only better in some aspects.

I'm having fun.

So far, my biggest qualm is, riding fast and essentially killing people you didn't intend to kill, or getting in "accidents" with people on horses/carriages has been annoying. On my way to the hunt, I ran over someone in the middle of the night because I didn't see them in the dark. My horse just made a loud noise, and the controller vibrated to say there had been a collision. I went skin the animal I hit, but it was a person. Oh well?

I definitely got arrested for some minor thing and was sent to St. Denis. Promptly got out of jail and went to get on my horse, hit the wrong button, and shot a cop in the face. LOL.

I just beat the game yesterday. 10/10, the ending is amazing!

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Holy crap, how? Did you just mainline all story missions and skip every possible side quest? I've had the game since launch and I'm just barely into Chapter 3 because I keep going off doing random things (I love me a good bar fight). Granted I only play about 2 hours a night tops, but still

I can't believe you finished the storyline 3 WEEKS ago. I'm still in Chapter 2!!!

So seeing online people "complaining" that they accidentally kill people or kill themselves.

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I lasso'ed a guy and dragged him from the back of my horse for miles.

It was very satisfying.

I still have the PS3. This would make me consider finally getting a new console, if it will never be ported to the PC.

The previous "RDR" was exceptional. Rockstar never disappoints.

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Latest rumor going is that it IS going to be released for the PC...just..no date on it yet.

I just got into Chapter 4 and I literally played almost all weekend. It is fantastic. Best game I ever played.

How do you all recommend playing? Right now I'm trending toward hero, with an intention of maybe playing as villain during a replay. But something tells me it could be more fun to just raise hell all game long. Thoughts?

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I have generally played in that manner so far although occasionally I will go off script. I definitely have robbed a few houses and shot a few people as well.

i play with the attitude that pretty much no face is too good for a punching.

Because, of course I'm pretty much a wimp in real life who wouldn't harm a fly.

Leonard. Duh.

Real life, or RDD2?

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Read the fine print up there, cowboy.

Leonard. Duh.

I've gone the Mike Ehrmantraut (from Breaking Bad) route, meaning the line of work may be bad but I still live by a code of honor. So like I'm not shooting up the place, killing innocents, stuff like that. But at the same time, there's no half measures either so there's been a couple of times in missions where a person could be "spared" but I dealt with them the other way since it could end up being bad for me and the gang. That said, I still get drunk and start fist fights. No harm in that!

I particularly like the ability to alter the looks, quality, and cleanliness of your weapons and horse equipment. I feel like every detail in this game was closely looked over and scrutinized to make all parts of the game exceptional.

So getting this based on this thread. Now what are some things you learned from playing that will keep me from doing something drastic the first time I logon.

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They really ease you into the full story. The first couple chapters there's no real open world aspect. Its very contained as it effectively trains you how to play and you get your feet wet. Only after you progress a bit does it fully open up and unleashes the full open world and hero/villain counter.

You'll have a good understanding of how things are by the time you get to a point where you can really impact the game.

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One thing I would recommend is to do the "white" side missions as well for the "yellow" main missions. If members of your crew have a side mission for you, do those. Those side missions open up things you wouldn't otherwise open up. I've learned different fishing techniques, been given different lures, been given new weapons, and had the lore filled out quite a bit.

I need to do more hunting and master tracking. I want to start crafting for camp goods. Apparently there is an indicator on how good a pelt is in your scope? Hopefully that will help once I discover more animals. I happened upon alligators completely by accident (walking across the river got pulled under). Scared the ever loving shit out of me.

I am sitting here at work and can't wait to go home and play more.

The heavy breathing from the grizzly bears chasing you down in RD1 used to terrify me. If you didnt have a horse near, you were done.

Got to experience that last night for the first time in RDR2. Damn bear bit my face off

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Is their any multi player aspect to it?

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Main story is solo, online play will open up next month though.

I absolutely love this game. Having a full gang to go on missions with, hunt bears with, and party with really adds an element to the RD series that I didn't know I needed. It feels like they took the crew/party dynamic of Bioware games (Dragon Age and Mass Effect) and threw it in a hyper detailed Old West setting.

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Lol I just played that mission last night. Hilarious

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I have got to buy this game, like NOW. Sounds incredible.

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Yeah I'm going to GameStop on the way home from work because of this thread. I rarely buy new games anymore - I like to rent them for 3 days from Redbox so if I hate it I'm only out $7 rather than $60 - but y'all have sold me on this one. I can't wait to take big horse shits.

Anyone offering deals if I buy this game? Special gear etc?

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Try slickdeals dot net. Been using it for a couple of years to find the best Black Friday deals (it's for all year, BF is just when I personally use it the most). It's a user community that gathers up deals on electronics (or anything) and upvotes the best ones. So just search for the game you want and the best deals should pop up

Got it. Will get to play when I come back Sunday.

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Just bought my PS4 with this bundle.
I ran through the original in my PS3 many years ago.
Looks very good so far.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

I like the game but there's one thing that's very strange to me. Every game that I've ever played, if you manually save and load that save, you start exactly where you saved it. Like a snapshot in time. With this game, if you manually save and load that save, it dumps you somewhere else. It's so odd.

It's a Rockstar thing. They want the feeling that the characters are doing things while you're gone. GTA V did this all the time, when you saved or switched characters. It doesn't bother me as much because you're always nearby where you left. The best way to ensure staying where you were is to set up camp, then save. Then when you load back, you're still at camp as if you just woke up.

Why can't I shoot the wolves in the rescue mission!!

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turn on Auto-Aim. in the early stages, it helps. Just aim - fire. Release aim, and do it again.

If you really get stuck, it'll let you skip that segment after about the 5th or 6th failed attempt.

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I aim at them pull the trigger and nothing happens. They overrun me and the other two guys every time.

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Oh you aren't on your horse, yet?

All you're doing is distracting so they can get to their horse. Shoot them a couple times and then run like hell to get on yours. Wolves will still chase you and you'll need to take them out for a couple or they'll overrun the others, but its mainly about getting the hell outta dodge

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I ended up knocking them down with my horse instead.

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Last night I robbed a hidden business. I ended up shooting up the law in the town, but didn't feel too bad because they were protecting that business. I think I made more from the robbery than my bounty ended up being, but I also got a pretty sweet gun out of the deal...so.

Fun game.

I found one, but I can't figure out how to rob them.

Just picked it up.

Never played GTA, but I like the pace and space of the game. It definitely lends itself to wandering and exploring and kinda just being on the open plains by yourself. Sometimes I feel like I have played for 2 hours and done nothing at all to move the needle, but I guess that is the point.

I like the storyline and the characters.

I get the feeling that you really have to no-life the game to really 'beat it' or get somewhere. One of the more picturesque time-sucks in recent memory. But that is just old man talk. The less time I have for gaming, the more I need to just pick one and stick with it. It will be RDR2 for the foreseeable future.

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It's by far my favorite game I've played in a while. The controls are kind of cumbersome at first but after playing a while you get used to them. There is so much to explore in the map that it's hard to focus on the missions. I was hunting and fishing in the game and I watched an eagle swoop down and grab a snake and take off with it. Tons of small details like that in the game. The graphics are really good with Xbox One and 4K.

I have a 360 now and will have to upgrade to xbox one. Any suggestions on xbox one "S" or "X"? Looks like X has 4K, but I don't have a 4K tv. Any other benefits that make it worth while?

I bought the X just so I don't have to worry about FPS drop. I already had a 4K TV so it made more sense. The S does fine for most games in 1080. The graphics card is better in the X and so is the processor so I did notice faster and quieter loading. So I'd say it's a tossup on money vs value. Just make sure you go 1TB of storage on whichever you pick.

I don't know how XB does it, but for the PS4, I got myself a 8TB external hard drive, and its seriously a lifesaver. Before they enabled the functionality, I think I could only store about 4 or 5 games at once before I had to choose which I'd like to play at any given time. Asinine they only sold 400GB options on a system where an average game uses about 50GB-80GB without breaking a sweat.

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Since I can't think of football right now without getting a little depressed, I've been playing this more and enjoying the heck out of all the little things.

I've hunted, caught a wild horse and made it mine, robbed banks, robbed stagecoaches, seen lawmen watching over prisoners get killed by the prisoners, seen a man trying to get stuff out of a horseshoe get kicked to death by the horse it was attached to, had someone ask for help be part of an ambush and had to kill everyone who tried to ambush me, and taken part in some intriguing story missions which I will not divulge any information on.

There are times I forget there are missions to do. While I may not spend Witcher 3 levels of time on this game, I can certainly see getting up there in time spent on a game.

I'm addicted to this game and I never want to finish it.

I don't own the game myself, but I do play my boyfriend's game sometimes and I basically just spend the whole time petting and brushing the horse before it shits all over the place. Great game, 10/10 would recommend.

I don't think I have ever been more frustrated with a game than I was last night with this thing. Just finally got into Chapter 4 and was able to get into the city and bought a really nice horse (Black Arabian) for myself. Literally no more than 5 minutes later, I was ambushed by a bunch of raiders which turned into effectively a cutscene that killed my character and the horse. Revived and the horse was gone, replaced with a Tennessee Walker, and there was no way to recover. The funds were gone, the horse was gone, and I was SOL.

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Ouch. Last night I had raiders try to ambush me, but they didn't know I just stole a wagon with a gatling gun by pure coincidence.

Man, it wasn't even an option. It was just riding along and heard "hey, we got him" and before the game even let me react, I was insta-killed, and apparently the horse was as well.

So, this pretty much is the beginning of my character's devolution into the Man in Black from Westworld. No more mr nice guy.

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Sounds like an appropriate response. I've wondered what would happen if you just pull into a town and kill everyone.

Create a Save point and then have at it. Once you're done, load up the save point and continue.

But yeah, going on a rampage skyrockets your bounty level. Its pretty much an additional $10-$20 per person killed, and you can never quite kill all the lawmen who come after you. Eventually, unless you flee, you're gonna die, and be left likely without a horse, without a lot of bullets, and a hefty price on your head.

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I'm in mourning right now over my dead horse. I couldn't revive him before I got killed by the cops.

My advice... don't buy a horse or clothes. There's plenty of nice free horses around, and you'll collect spiffy threads. Spend your money paying your bounties. Once your bounty in an area gets to be over $200, more bounty hunters are on your case and sometimes it's hard to get away without getting killed...which also costs you money. My bounty in New Hanover got up to $375, and I was having to fight off 6-7 bounty hunters at a time, all the time.

Leonard. Duh.

Pro tip: If you are getting annoyed with bounty hunters, you can donate your money to the group and then turn yourself in. The sheriff will confiscate the balance of your money and then your bounty will be gone.

That happened to the first horse that I bought early in the game during the mission where you go to the stables in Valentine. Haven't bought another one since, I've found/stolen a couple of decent horses in the wild which is what I ride now, always have one in the stables and make reviving my horse a priority when it goes down and that is working out so far.

Moral of the story, Outlaws don't get nice things

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Head up to the NW section of the map and tame the wild Arabian horse up there. It's one of the best horses in the game, and you don't have to pay for it.

The lesson here: Manual save files save (horse) lives.

Funny thing happened when I was playing the other day. I was out at night (because I like to party) and ran across a KKK meeting in the woods. I was able to blast everyone in attendance except for the leader, who I hogtied and stowed on my horse. I rode him all the way out to the swampy area and fed him to a gator, but my honor went down?

#thatsracist

Leonard. Duh.

I've found a couple of these. The first time, I wanted to see how close I could get before they got hostile, but to my surprise they just told me to keep it down if I'm going to join their meeting, which pissed me off, so I shot them all as they tried to flee.

The second time, the leader was yelling at two lower-ranking klansmen as they tried to raise a big wooden cross. So I shot the leader in his hood, and through my scope I saw the other two get startled and drop the cross on themselves, crushing both of their heads. I didn't lose any honor for either of these events.

I wonder if, in the time it took you to get David Duke from the woods to the swamp, the game forgot that he was a klansmen and punished you for feeding some poor fellow to the gators.

That is totally possible. I rode all night and half the morning to get him to the swamp (about 5 minutes of riding).

Leonard. Duh.

I came across a gathering, not too long after I got to Rhodes. I threw a stick of dynamite and used Dead Eye on almost everyone that was left. I then hogtied the last remaining survivor, and threw him on a fire.

You probably lost honor for torturing the gator.

Came across one last night. Figured, hey, they like burning things, so I tossed a couple molotov cocktails into the middle of their initiation circle.

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For anyone just starting out or about to start, find the white Arabian horse really early on when you're in chapter 2 in Valentine. It hangs out up near there mountains you first come out of. It take a few tries of taming it but after that you're set with a free top tier horse for the entire rest of the game and you can work on building your bond up and making it more reliable than any new expensive horse you might find down the road. Just Google white arabian and you can find plenty of guides.

Yep, this is exactly what I did. I didn't even have a hard time taming her but...

So when I spotted her in the distance, I kinda stopped in the middle of my path and got off my horse, leaving him in the middle of the pathway ..because...it's the middle of fucking nowhere, who would be out here, right?

...So anyway, I'm slowly making my way closer and closer to the horse, when I catch a glimpse of something and look back...some dude on his horse coming up the path towards me. "No big deal," I think...and continue to calm the Arabian horse. Dude on his horse gets closer, and I turn to look at him again and he says he doesn't want company, doesn't want to talk. Alright, cool, man ...I'm just trying to catch this horse anyway...go on about your business. Nope. This asshole, decides that I'm either 1. In his way or 2. Ignoring him, but either way he doesn't like it and draws his weapon on me. I tried to defuse the situation but, of course, this asshole starts shooting and scares the horse that I've been calming for about 4 minutes already. I was pissed. I hogtied him and blew his head off execution style with a double barrel.

Might have to do that when I get home. Its near the lake, right?

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Yeah, on the left side of the lake as you head up the path. I can't remember the name of the lake off the top, though.

Alright, yeah I know where you're talking about. I was able to break in a Thoroughbred earlier, and that's going to be my workhorse, but sure would be nice to have the Arabian to quickly get out of bad situations, though.

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Yea I tried getting the white Arabian the other day, it kept running off :(. might have to head back up that way at some point

Make sure as soon as it's in sight you hold down left trigger or whatever it is for your console and keep pressing X for calm when the indicator comes up in the bottom right. It shouldn't run away from you unless it's already bucked you off. Just keep an eye on the bottom right and feel for the controller shaking and that will let you know it's getting spooked and you need to hit the calm button again as you're easing up to it

So new issue I can't fix, my guy won't get on my horse anymore? Walk up to horse it lets me do everything but get on horse to ride? Playing Xbox one and it's "X" button correct?

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And I accidentally just punched my horse and it killed me now.

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You just went full Philly fan

never go full Philly fan

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"Y"

That's what hit and punched the horse and gots done killt.

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Go to the tailor shop in San Denis and buy some walking boots. They have a wide selection.

Leonard. Duh.

While we're at it, can I just say I'm frustrated you can't get a nice black coat at the tailor? I mean, if I wanna complete my Westworld Man in Black attire with a classy black coat, I should be able to, but there's no option for that, unless I'm just missing it. Of course, I could get a black coat that's ratty, but William is too classy a man for that

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Hmm X is usually punch. Y is ride. Check your settings. Not sure if they have different controller options.

Anybody been playing the online beta yet?

We should definitely organize a TKP Posse for everyone playing on here.

I'd be down for that. But man, I have to get through the main story, first. Only just started Chapter 4.

But that said, I know Rockstar is giving some free perks to RDO early adopters, so I might just dabble in that a bit this afternoon. I have heard some of the stories about how its pretty much just a grindhouse with a lot of work going into very very little reward.

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Where is a good tutorial? Because currently I'm just riding around trails getting into accidentally shootouts when I run into someone.

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This is one of those games where its really good to just learn through experience. That said, use the map, a lot, and continue the main story when you can (yellow dots/areas)

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I have ALOT of bounties on me.

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that happens. if you have enough money, you can pay them off at the post office/train stations by speaking to the teller, then you'll be left alone, for the most part.

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Or donate all of your money to the camp. Then go to the sheriffs office and stair at them until they ask you to surrender. Bounty will be gone. They don't take any items from you. Just whatever cash you have in yourself.

I got you....
I'm not playing on XBox, so control settings I can't help with, but here's some general advice.
-Ride to the right on the trail. Other riders will do the same. It is America.
-If you're not comfortable riding full speed past someone on the trail, then don't. Your horse has brakes. Use them.
-Don't speed through town. You will run over people.
-Use your map. When you see a shaded red area on the fringe, that means bounty hunters are in that direction. You can use that to either avoid them, or get a better tactical position to blast those fools. If you just stumble on bounty hunters, and your bounty is high, you're usually toast.
-Pay your bounties before they get too high. When you get killed you lose money anyway.

Leonard. Duh.

I name every horse I own Roach

I ended up naming my horse "Elmer"

I'm still on chapter 2 with a whole bunch of hours in but I have the whole map, with the exception of parts of the plantation and most of Blackwater still unrevealed.
Better weapons I have now are the schofield and semi-auto shotgun.

I haven't done much of the hunting yet, just the initial trainer mission and a couple regular sessions.

I saw the white arabian up north while I was ranging around. I'll probably go get that next. I have about $2500.
Then I'll restart the regular campaign and move on to chapter 3.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Definitely go find the white arabian horse by the west side of the lake up north. Best move I made early in the game.

I approached a wild horse it ran away before I could lasso it, killed a prospector who shot at me after I accidentally ran into him tried to take his pack horse filled with gear and the horse killed me.

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Don't lasso the wild horses... you want to approach them holding the dialogue trigger (L2 on PS4) and press the Calm button whenever prompted. As long as you do that, and approach slowly, the rest is very easy.

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Well that would be the probably then. What about a "strangers" horse who has died, can I take their horse?

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Absolutely. And you can bring those horses to any stable to sell (or, to a horse fence where you can get a little more cash if you've gotten that far... which is about midway through Chapter 3)

Another way to get easy cash is to ride up alongside any stagecoach, hop on, and then hightail it out of there. Once you're free, take it to the original fence (I think it unlocks in Chapter 2) near Valentine and you'll get about $30 a pop. And don't worry about having your own horse follow, after the cutscene, your horse should be there waiting after you drop the coach off.

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Emerald Ranch.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Anybody who's gotten far enough to go to the pig farmers' place north of Rhodes.... Do it. They'll invite you in and then hilarity ensues...

Leonard. Duh.

Yeah, that encounter was fantastic. Arthur's face when he pieces together what's going on is absolutely priceless.

I finished the game last week and played a little online. Last night I decided to start a new game and go back through it more throughly. I felt like there was a bunch of stuff I missed. The first thing I did once I got to Chapter 2 was go try and find the white horse up by the western side of the lake up north. Couldn't find it. Just killed like five wolves, which is a plus too. I am also going to go get the gunslinger immediately to get some better weapons.

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Just started it my God this game is unreal haven't even finished chapter 2 and I'm losing hours in wandering finding everything but nothing as fun as drinking with Lenny

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

That was a really well done segment.
I have never seen that simulated as well anywhere else.

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Drinking with Lenny was one of my favorite parts of any video game I've ever played

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I can't seem to get the hang of deadeye for some reason.
I "1 to draw my weapon, then do L3R3 do turn on deadeye then try to a8m with R2and it thinks I'm try g to shoot at nothing.

I know it's gotta be something easy I'm screwing up but without any kind of a manual, I'm lost.

What am I getting wrong?

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Once you trigger dead eye, move the cursor on your intended target at which point you can set a mark(s), and once you're ready press the trigger button to initiate the shooting.

I figured it out.
I was using a preview version of deadeye, not the actual deadeye.
Thus whenever I tried to draw a weapon, it would pop out of deadeye.

You enter real deadeye by L2 and R3. I was entering preview deadeye by L3 and R3.
It's useful for tracking and checking for lootable objects but that's it.

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Oh you were using Hunter Vision where you can track animals and important things are highlighted. Ok that makes sense.

Hunter Vision = darker shaded screen
Dead Eye = gold shaded screen

I also found out you don't reload if you use Dead Eye. So it's actually better to jump into it, target and jump out to shoot. Repeat until you've killed everyone. Drains a very minimal amount and it's quicker because reloading is automatic and without animation.

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Wait there is a difference? No wonder I keep getting killed in ambushes.

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Yes. Sounds like you are in PS4 so I don't know the button combos, but on XBox pressing the right analog gives you Dead Eye, pressing both the right and left at the same time gives you Eagle Eye, which is the scent and trail tracking as well as highlighting items

It's the one knock I have on the game honestly. There are almost too many systems at play for a console controller

On Xbox

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Ok then yeah just push down the right stick to bring up dead eye.

It's the same controls in ps4

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I figured out why I was having so many issues. I had set up my elite controller for FPS, shorter trigger pulls extra levers on back of controller which was screwing up interface with the game.

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Found the ideal place to rob a train the other day. Up to the north in the giant tunnel. If you wait to kill the guards right before you enter it, by the time you get to the engineer and stop the train you should be in the middle of it near the bend in the tunnel, and if you have a new outfit on, you won't be ID'd. About $300-$500 of easy money later (between the cash you get and what you can sell at a fence), you should be able to walk out without a bounty. Your rep takes a hit, but the reward is worth it.

Also every time you come across a premium cig package, pick it up, even if it means smoking one from your satchel to free up space. Each premium pack comes with a card, so it's a much quicker way to finish those tasks.

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Buy premium packs 20ata a time.

Go outside, discard them, go back in, get 20 more.

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I've been jumping on the train at Riggs station and stopping it in the middle of the bridge on the way to Flatneck. Unfortunately, you'll be identified by lawmen but they tend to stay underneath the bridge and can't get to you (one every now and then figures out to come up to the tracks but that's mostly when I'm at the back of the train) However, between the safes and the people, the rewards has always outweighed the bounty.

But I'm going to have to try the tunnel location and see if I can finally pull it off with no bounty.

do it. I pulled it off twice last night and didn't get a bounty either time.

Only part that sucked is that my horse couldn't keep up with the train, even when I was whistling for it to follow, so I ended up having to run 3/4 of the way back to basically Annesburg (or steal someone's horse, and take it there)

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How far along are you guys? I think I'm about wrapping things up...or at least it's starting to feel like it. Been taking my time.

Maybe someone can start a spoilers thread soon?

I think I'm still relatively early in Chapter 4, but I haven't really been going hard on the main story missions.

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Alum why does it seem like I am repeating "missions" I've played poker twice now looking for the priest.

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Hmmm I'm not really sure. Its been a while since I played that one. I think you find the priest at a poker table, and take his spot when he passes out, if i remember correctly. Not sure i remember what happens after that.

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Yeah, that's the one. Hilarious mission.

Chapter 3.

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I have a question for y'all. I have a ton of jewelry and other knick knacks I've lifted off people but I can't sell them at any stores cause the owners won't take them. Is there anywhere I can offload them for cash?

Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

Sell them at the fence. (If you've advanced far enough to steal and sell wagons, the little shop there is the first fence you'll see)

You have to advance far enough to do that, however

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I believe the fence option opens up towards the end of chapter 2.

Perfect, thanks. I'm well past that so I should be all set now.

Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice.

Anyone with any hunting tips.

I've gotten pretty good at taking down 3 star deer in particular with one headshot, but still always getting 2 star pelts from them.

Any tricks you guys use?

Are you using the right kind of weapon?

Yeah, when aiming, press R1 and it'll let you know what weapon to use for a clean kill

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A normal rifle works for everything fox and larger. For rabbits and stuff use a varmint rifle. Really small animals like snakes and squirrels use a bow with small game arrows.

Ah, small game arrows. I did not know about them. Been trying to headshot squirrels with the varmint rifle and not sure why I was still messing up skins.

Thanks.

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I am embarrassed at how long it took me to realize that repeaters and rifles are two separate categories.

Just finished chapter 6 and... Fuck.

In my adventures of late, it had been awhile since I had been through Valentine and that side of the map so I decided to stop in. I go to the bar and there's this drunk mountain man type dude loudly rambling on about all kinds of stuff. So I listen to him, greet him once (I'm a nice a guy), and eventually he stops rambling and says something "Go on. I don't care what you do". So I head to the bar and get me a nice lamb dinner. After finishing my dinner, this mountain man motherfucker sucker punches me out of nowhere for no daggum reason. Oh its on now. He's tough, but I proceed to knock the shit out of him. But on my KO punch, my honor goes DOWN. What the fuck? He attacked me! How the hell is it dishonorable to defend yourself? Anyway, in the scuffle, I notice his coon skin hat had been knocked off so as payment for discrediting my honor, I take the guy's hat. It's a nice hat.

So I go on about my adventures on this side of the map, doing some hunting and fishing, couple of legendaries on that side of the map to check off, etc. On my way back,I stop in the Valentine Gun Shop to clean my weapons, buy some more ammo. I'm coming out of the store and WHAM. I get tackled. It's that motherfucking mountain man AGAIN. Evidently this mofo wants his hat back or just wants round 2. Either way, I oblige and kick his ass right there in front of the sheriff, who doesn't even arrest me. After I KO mountain man for the second time, the sheriff just says "move along". Which I do but I wish there was spit option in this game because I'd definitely take a dip on that motherfucking mountain man as he's laying face down in the mud.

Haha, that's fucking awesome.

Just had a bounty on me for accidentally hitting a guy with a horse, he tried to shoot me I shot and killed him. Then some other people came after me so I shot and killed them. I ended up killing 12 people before I got away. How can I get out of paying a bounty that's over 200 dollars?

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Give whatever money you have to your camp, then go to the sheriff's office and turn yourself in.

Tried that and got gunned down.

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Do they draw guns immediately?

Seems like it.

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The bounty was Dead or Alive.

Just go to a jurisdiction outside of the bounty and pay it at the post office.
You'll never win that battle and the bounty will just get higher.

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I clearly don't TKP enough anymore. I'm just now seeing this thread. Sounds like a lot of y'all are still working through the game. It's so much fun, but I have so many complaints. Title said no spoilers, so I won't, but man! Who makes a game like this? Oh wait, Rockstar does.

I just finished chapter 6, and am working my way through the epilogue. ... It's hard not talking spoilers. Lol

I feel so bad for the programmers that had to build parts of the world. Why can't I buy a boat ticket to go back?

On can glitch your way back, the videos are up on YouTube. My buddy sent me a link showing me how to do so a couple days ago though, so hopefully Rockstar hasn't already patched it.

I've seen that too. It's still crazy to me they built that whole island and you can't go back, or everything west of Blackwater is basically a no-go until the game is over.

I am still on Chapter 4 but I know of the area you speak.

Heavy rumors are that the one area will eventually feature heavily in a later update of RDOnline. There's also a rumor that it may be included in a single player DLC (though don't hold your breath after what happened with GTAV)

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Lol, what is this single player dlc that you speak of?

I would love an Undead Nightmare DLC for this game. The one for RDR1 was better than most full games

It was more so a joke because of how Rockstar treated gtav.

Don't worry about me and spoilers.

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Just finished the entire story last night. Wow the game was amazing. So much to do, so many easter eggs, so much to explore. The soundtrack was amazing. The way the wolf and deer symbolize and integrate into the honor system/story path was nicely done. So much to talk about but don't want to spoil. Took me a month to get thru it all.

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It seems like this is a pretty popular game among the TKP community and lots are finishing it, so maybe we should have a separate thread for those that want to talk spoilers? Does TKP support code that hides spoiler text and we could talk about it in this topic?

I know nothing about this game or have played it, but I saw this video earlier and thought it was worth some fans time, gives some criticism on open-world gameplay vs story gameplay

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I finished the game the other night. Awesome.

However, I did postpone the last mission to take my revenge on the local authorities in and around Valentine. I just had trouble with those guys throughout the game. I spent a bunch of cash on the Litchfield repeater, and ammo'd up. The Litchfield is like what Samuel L. Jackson said about the AK-47 in Jackie Brown...

When you just have to kill every motherfucker in the room...

I firebombed the Sheriff office, and dynamited the sheriff, then I took my stand on top of a hill and took down at least 12 bounty hunters, deputies, etc.

Oh, I was able to lasso a deer and lead it, but I couldn't get it to go into the sheriff's office, so Plan A was nixed.

Leonard. Duh.

... I'm really curious as to what your plan with the deer was???

Also, the Litchfield repeater is hands down my favorite weapon.

Nothing fancy on the deer. I just wanted to get it in the jailhouse and turn it loose and see the sheriff's reaction. Then commence with the revenging.

Another neat weapons option is to pick up 2 sawed off shotguns and duel weld them for closed quarters hilarity. If you can get up close to a group of bad guys without being blasted too soon, and then use the deadeye paint-your-targets option, it's a pretty badass looking kill.

Leonard. Duh.

Where can I buy oil to Keep my guns in good repair?

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Every Gunsmith sells it in each town. I also find 1-2 when looting after shootouts with other gangs

Anybody know if that Arabian in the North-West respawns?

I...lost... mine. R.i.p. Snowfoot... You were too good for this world.

Supposedly not. I haven't been able to find him at all up there.

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Yeah, it should.

Just go back to the area, and save. If its not there, reload your save and see if its there. Every reload refreshes the map, so if you keep reloading, eventually you'll see it again.

named mine Shadowfax. Figured it was the most appropriate name.

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Appreciate the tip.

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From what I have seen other people say, that's the only one and she doesn't respawn.

She's Roach
That's my other horse Roach
And that's my other horse Roach

Just save up a littel and buy a new horse. I recommend the stable in Saint Denis. They have some nice ones. Also, upgrade the stirrups. It's worth the $10 or so. It'll make you fast.

Then avenge your other horse's death.

Leonard. Duh.

After what mission do you get to use the stables

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Oh Gee, Firedude... I'm not sure. I think you get stable access after one of the initial missions where you go with Hosea and buy your first horse... the gray one? Of course you won't be able to shop in Saint Denis until that part of the map opens up.

Leonard. Duh.

I stole a train and opened up most of the map already. I have some really high bounties in every area.

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Go big or go home.

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If you like to shoot it out, don't pay them. And, if you want, you can avoid bounty hunters by watching for the red glare of doom on your compass. I found the Strawberry and Valentine area bounty hunters to be the most annoying. However, do some of the good deed shit like giving ladies rides home, and treating snake bite victims to keep that honor up.

I bought the Turkoman horse in Saint Denis. It's fast, and handles well. I also upgraded the stirrups and it bumped up my speed. I could usually just out run bounty hunters if I didn't feel like fucking around. She's around $950.

Leonard. Duh.

My Marshmallow eventually met her fate as well :(

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Turns out, they do respawn!!

R.i.p Snowfoot

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I just got the legendary bear loaded it up, went to town got a train ticket and lost it? There should be a warning.

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Damn that sucks. I just killed my first legendary animal that wasn't tied to a quest.

The white Bison up by Isabella Lake, where I also got my Arabian horse.

I'm not... Really sure of what to do with the pelt, to be totally honest. I took it to the trapper but my options were limited so I'm still holding on to it.

Edit: when you die or lose your legendary pelt, it automatically ends up at the trapper or fence. Essentially, you can't sell it anymore, but it opens up the option to buy things that he can make using that material. I just looked it up.

Go to the trapper. You don't lose legendary animal materials. If you die with them and they disappear or if they just disappear, they should be with the trapped.

Go to the trapper and you can buy things made from the legendary bear pelt. Unfortunately, you won't get the $60 for selling it to the trapper.

I highly recommend buying the Bear Hat for $40 from a trapper. If you lose it, you can always go back and get it again for free but the comments you get from strangers as you ride through town are hilarious.

Yeah, me too.

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This is the damn truth. During missions, I'm constantly running into 3 star perfect animals. When its time for hunting, all I get is 1 and 2 star animals

I finished the game and started all over again taking more time. I have been at it for a couple weeks now and am still in Chapter 2. Been focusing on getting all the necessary pelts, treasures, bones, etc. I have been enjoying it thoroughly. Except I can't find any more Bison. I even did the hunt with Charles and have yet to find any more. Cougars are a real pain in the ass as well.

Yeah, when I start over I'm going to be taking my sweet time as well. I'm in the epilogue still and only just realized that I can do some serious upgrades to my satchel inventory size.

Got this for Christmas. Man the graphics on X1X and a Samsung KS8000 are absolutely incredible. I just finished the train mission, taking a break to eat some dinner and maybe watch a movie with the wife. She's gotta work tomorrow and Friday so I should be able to log some steady hours in. Just reading through this thread has me stressing over my damn horse dying eventually.

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So I picked the game up this weekend, was worth it. Died immediately via the first legendary apparently the tried and true charge at it fast is ill advised. have run myself and horse off many cliffs. Played poker for like a solid hour. Won some dominoes. Eventually I'll actually get to the story part. my favorite part is playing wild card and sometimes sparing people and other times tying them to my horse and going for a ride.

Lol the same thing happened to me with that first legendary animal (bear). I figured, "sweet I found it. Now to shoot it real quick a few times with my pistol and get a quick legendary kill." 15 seconds later... "nevermind."

Using /s is for cowards.

Yeah, I was trying to retain the perfect hide before I learned to just completely unload a mag in it.

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I managed to kill it the first time. Put an entire clip in it's head as it was charging at me.

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lol, yeah...when you go to hunt it down later in the game (if you're like me), it still takes quite a bit of ammo to lay that sucker down.

So are we talking about the same bear where the old guy leads you to him? Because I stabbed him with a knife.

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Yeah, the Legendary bear. You knifed it to death??

Yea, he knocked me down so I laid beneath him and stabbed him. Then lost the legendary belt and such when I got on a train later.

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Ahh, same thing happened to me. He took about 6 shots from my repeater, then he knocked me down and I knifed him..but he wasn't dead after that, took about two more buck shots after that. All in all, a fun encounter.

Ah the shot gun would have been a good one. I tried the bow. Barely even hit him on my first shot then leroy'd it with my pistol...not well thought out.

The key I found for every legendary animal I killed is to find them in the distance and not get close.

Usually by the 2nd or 3rd clue, they will be in the vicinity. Each clue brings you closer to the beast, so I usually stop before I get too close. I'm constantly looking for the yellow glow in the distance.

Once I found them, usually 50+ yds away, I pop on Dead Eye to slow down time and unload with a rifle. After the first hit, they all start charging you (the big ones at least), so the distance is key as well as dead eye. Just keep unloading until they drop. Have yet to have one even get close to me.

Off the top of my head this has worked for the Bear, Moose, Gator, and Boar.

Rifle with express bullets is always my weapon of choice. Clean kill doesn't matter with legendary animals. The pelts are always perfect regardless how many bullets you put in the hide.

This was last weekend, but you guys might enjoy:

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Anyone else getting nowhere with the dinosaur and rock carving side quests? I have found 2 dinosaur bones and no carvings. I know there are maps online that tell me where this stuff is, but I kinda want to discover some of it on my own. I just expected to have run across more by now?

Edit: actually found some. Anyway, this felt good:

You're using Eagle Eye, right? When I first started playing, I went an embarrassing amount of time before I realized Eagle Eye lets you see everything that's intractable (including bones and carvings) and not just for tracking animals. If you're not using the online maps, pretty much the only way to find them is to constantly be entering into Eagle Eye mode in every area you're in to see if anything pops up. I did this for maybe half before getting lazy and using the online guides. The game map is just so huge with the bones/carving spaced so far apart that it makes it too tedious for me. Much respect to anyone that finds all of them on their own.

I must say hunting squirrels was probably my least favorite activity in the entire game.

The 2 collect quest you mentioned are tough. I happened on a few of the rock carvings while hunting and some light exploring, but there is just so much space and its not exactly obvious sometimes where the carvings or bones would be.

I didn't want to start another game thread, but I finally started God of War (bought it at release, never played)... And oh. My. God.

I can DEFINITELY see how this won game of the year over Red Dead. My goodness. This game is on another level. PlayStation killed the Xbox in the exclusives department this generation.

Just stopping in to say Sharpshooter challenge eight (disarm three enemies without reloading) gave me absolute hell. I'm in the epilogue so I couldn't do the oilfield trick. That was exhausting.

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