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peaster68
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re: Starting RDR2
He’s lying. You can’t.


txpurpleandgold
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re: Starting RDR2
I googled it and it doesn’t look like you can. The only thing I see is you can stop the skinning animation by pressing circle but nothing about looting.


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McCaigBro69
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re: Starting RDR2
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Also I wish they would have added more varied random encounters, stranger missions, and places that actually felt worthwhile to explore


I find this hard to believe.

I am still running into shite I havent seen, you just have to get off of the road and explore and there are a ton of mysteries that aren’t solved yet.

The voices in the woods, the ritual sites, the meteors, IKZ Mystery and those are just the unsolved mysteries in the game. Probably even more shite that we haven’t even found.


BulldogXero
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Member since Oct 2011
8188 posts

re: Starting RDR2
Don't do any of the missions for the debt collector guy. You might get sick.


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PEPE
Member since Jun 2018
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re: Starting RDR2
It is true you find a lot of shite out exploring, but the issue is that none of it really feels rewarding outside of the "oh that's neat" site seeing factor.

I read an article months ago, have no idea how legit it was, but it basically said the devs intentionally kept all the open world side stuff lite on the rewards so it wouldn't feel mandatory. I can see how it's a tough line to walk. But I think they went too far in the other direction. You can ignore everything in the game except the main story line missions if you so choose and your game isn't really affected at all.

There's like 12 different bullet types you can buy/craft but it was pointless because enemies all die in one head shot anyway.

Same story with crafting tonics, you can craft all these super cool tonics, but you find them so regularly on enemies as regular loot there's really no point to crafting them.

The amount of money or rewards you get for fishing/hunting/robbing/gambling is so trivial you give up on it quickly unless you actually enjoy doing those things.

I tend to find mechanics that don't really give the player any tangible incentive to be pointless.

However RDR2 is just as much a sim as it a traditional video game, and once you come to peace with that you can enjoy it for what it is.
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Carson123987
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re: Starting RDR2
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There's like 12 different bullet types you can buy/craft but it was pointless because enemies all die in one head shot anyway.

Same story with crafting tonics, you can craft all these super cool tonics, but you find them so regularly on enemies as regular loot there's really no point to crafting them.


this is so true

i feel like all the issues were a product of so many people working on the game that they didn't realize they were creating redundant/pointless mechanics
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BulldogXero
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i feel like all the issues were a product of so many people working on the game that they didn't realize they were creating redundant/pointless mechanics


Eating/Sleeping


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peaster68
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re: Starting RDR2
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There's like 12 different bullet types you can buy/craft but it was pointless because enemies all die in one head shot anyway.


Craft the incendiary buckshot. That shite is awesome. You can thank me later.


McCaigBro69
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re: Starting RDR2
Yeah the explosive rounds are fun to use.


Big_Slim
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re: Starting RDR2
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I am still running into shite I havent seen, you just have to get off of the road and explore and there are a ton of mysteries that aren’t solved yet.


Yeah but that cool shite is so few and far between. The map is mostly barren and just a ton of wasted space for the most part.

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The voices in the woods, the ritual sites, the meteors, IKZ Mystery and those are just the unsolved mysteries in the game. Probably even more shite that we haven’t even found.


I’ve looked up most of these as well as the solved mysteries and I’m just not that impressed. The payoff is barely worth the time it would take to discover these naturally, and frankly if millions of players and the internet still haven’t solved these mysteries then I think that kind of speaks to my point. I don’t consider Easter eggs meaningful side content, and some (most) of these are so obscure that your average player would never be able to find them without the internet.

I’ve just never wanted to like a game more but then get so god damn bored every time I fire it up.
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VinegarStrokes
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re: Starting RDR2
has anyone found all of the dinosaur bones without any online help? i've only stumbled across 1 site, and haven't really tried, but I'm curious how many there are and if it is worth it to find them.


beerJeep
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if it is worth it to find them.


Dinosaurs get added to the wildlife once you find them all. So, yeah..... it’s worth it


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JCinBAMA
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re: Starting RDR2
Try and to get into Blackwater ASAP, just be careful
you may get shot at.


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DLauw
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Starting RDR2
Building a house was lame as frick.


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PEPE
Member since Jun 2018
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has anyone found all of the dinosaur bones without any online help? i've only stumbled across 1 site, and haven't really tried, but I'm curious how many there are and if it is worth it to find them.


The collectibles are an impossible nightmare to try to find without a guide. I very thoroughly explored the entire map and I think I found like 3-4 dinosaur bones. They're not particularly large, they blend in, and you don't "see" them unless you're right up on them.

same story with the dreamcatchers and the graves.

The graves were the only collectible I attempted to seek out post-game, figured it'd be cool finding them all myself, but I searched for hours and found 2 (1 of them by sheer random accident). Almost none of them are where you think they'd be.

Use a guide and don't feel bad about it. They are needle in a haystack collectibles for collectibles sake.


peaster68
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Starting RDR2
Use Eagle Eye when looking for things like carvings, bones, graves. They have a yellow cloud over them.


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el Gaucho
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Starting RDR2
You shouldn’t play it

It’s the worst game of last year and super overhyped


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txpurpleandgold
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
909 posts

re: Starting RDR2
So yeah it’s a bit overwhelming. Last night did the thing where you get drunk with Lenny and then have to find him.

Can you store items in your camp or just on your horse? Is it worth buying any guns? I just use the carbine repeater and everyone dies in one headshot. If you die or get arrested do they take your stored money or just what you have on you?

Trying to avoid walkthroughs so sorry if some of this is basic stuff.


McCaigBro69
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Can you store items in your camp or just on your horse?


Everything is on your horse, but you need to be sure to pack some outfits from your wardrobe into your horse.

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If you die or get arrested do they take your stored money or just what you have on you?


Just what is on you. Do not donate all your cash to the camp, just enough for upgrades. I have like $2,200 donated to my camp because I’m an idiot and thought there would be more upgrades.

Regarding the dinosaur bones, I found all the ones in the main map using a guide. Same with stone drawings. Took like an hour and a half to do it all and I rode to every location. The drawings are a stranger mission with what I thought was a cool ending. I haven’t gotten shite for the bones I have found, but I believe you get a special weapon for finding them all.


McCaigBro69
George Mason Fan
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I’ve looked up most of these as well as the solved mysteries and I’m just not that impressed. The payoff is barely worth the time it would take to discover these naturally, and frankly if millions of players and the internet still haven’t solved these mysteries then I think that kind of speaks to my point. I don’t consider Easter eggs meaningful side content, and some (most) of these are so obscure that your average player would never be able to find them without the internet.


Well that’s unfortunate. I think it’s all very interesting and I’ve spent a whopping zero minutes researching the stuff myself. There are people who have spent I can only weeks or months trying the figure the shite out so some people obviously have enjoyed the content

I’m probably 100 hours in and haven’t beaten the game yet. Just got to chapter 6. I’ve done most of the collectibles, all the legendary hunts and fish I can and have done all of the challenges possible.

I easily have gotten my money’s worth and almost certainly will do another playthrough.


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