Red Dead Online Beta |OT| 3:10 to Launch

Nov 3, 2017
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They're a separate currency, you get gold bars and dollars.
Gold bars are the MT currency and we don't really know the exact worth right now because you can't actually buy them yet. Only earn ingame, so no pricing info currently.
Omg I'm an idiot. I totally forgot that they were separate currency things. I guess because I haven't even gotten a full gold bar yet lol

Can anyone confirm prices for pelts/fish?
I think the salmon were a nice $4.50 or so each right? And Perfect Pig Carcass was like $5.

If they've changed, what seems to be the best thing to go after then?
 
Oct 26, 2017
366
Not sure if anybody mentioned this, but horse insurance is $125 now. I don't even have the option to spend gold on it anymore.

Gold payouts have been upgraded, for PVP at least. Was sitting at 1.92 gold, played Showdown Large for like.. an hour and a half or so, was sitting at 2.46. Decent rate for getting those minor things that cost 1 or 2 gold.
 
Apr 19, 2018
2,116
Not sure if anybody mentioned this, but horse insurance is $125 now. I don't even have the option to spend gold on it anymore.

Gold payouts have been upgraded, for PVP at least. Was sitting at 1.92 gold, played Showdown Large for like.. an hour and a half or so, was sitting at 2.46. Decent rate for getting those minor things that cost 1 or 2 gold.
Eh I don't care about that. The horses die so easily and often, I just keep using the free one.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,025
PVP now rewards 8 nuggets per large map completion and I was getting between 6-15 dollars depending on how I did. Old payout was like 8 dollars for doing well in most wanted I got 4th and got 15 bucks.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,273
Kansas
Now that people have had more time with this...is it still the waste land of MTX garbage that people thought it was when it first went live? Or is the grind not genuinely unbearable for something simple like "horse insurance"?
 
Now that people have had more time with this...is it still the waste land of MTX garbage that people thought it was when it first went live? Or is the grind not genuinely unbearable for something simple like "horse insurance"?
Yeah it's still grindy and there still isn't much to do

It's basically a reskinned GTAO, it'll get better when robberies etc get added
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,025
Now that people have had more time with this...is it still the waste land of MTX garbage that people thought it was when it first went live? Or is the grind not genuinely unbearable for something simple like "horse insurance"?
You get 8 gold nuggets per pvp match now I got a gold bar in like 12 games plus quite a bit of cash. It's still gonna take you a bit to grind out but 12 games isn't bad for a bar and you might get more nuggets for winning the best I did was 5th place in most wanted.
 
Oct 28, 2017
3,273
Kansas
Yeah it's still grindy and there still isn't much to do

It's basically a reskinned GTAO, it'll get better when robberies etc get added
You get 8 gold nuggets per pvp match now I got a gold bar in like 12 games plus quite a bit of cash. It's still gonna take you a bit to grind out but 12 games isn't bad for a bar and you might get more nuggets for winning the best I did was 5th place in most wanted.
Gotcha. I may hold off for a while longer yet (I still haven't bought the game). I'm sure there will be a sale some months down the road for the digital version plus some cowboy bucks or gold bars as a bundle.

Hopefully by then you can play poker or do something, too.
 
Gotcha. I may hold off for a while longer yet (I still haven't bought the game). I'm sure there will be a sale some months down the road for the digital version plus some cowboy bucks or gold bars as a bundle.

Hopefully by then you can play poker or do something, too.
If you have mates who play it its worth playing
 
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Jan 10, 2018
1,538
Umeå, Sweden
Now that people have had more time with this...is it still the waste land of MTX garbage that people thought it was when it first went live? Or is the grind not genuinely unbearable for something simple like "horse insurance"?
The problem is more the design of the activities I would say. They are currently being exploited by a vast amount of people. Me and my friend couldn’t find a single horse race today that didn’t have at least 3 people going in circles. And the rest of them throw dynamite on the racers to XP boost. Like Arthur would’ve said: ”What a god damn mess!”

There’s also lots of weird balancing and odd designs in place like extreme headshot multipliers, lock-on aiming, instant spawns close to griefers etc. It just doesn’t feel like they have reached a good compromise with what was presented in singleplayer. Everything is heavily regulated and the player freedom is not as great because many activities do not work or are not presented at all. Things like catching horses, doing robberies, go for challenges, trade with a trapper etc. I mean, many of those things felt like perfect multiplayer material but they are nowhere to be found. I find it bizarre frankly concidering multiplayer is where you would want to progress further with many hours of dedication. Let us do advanced challenges and bring our animal skins to someone who could make something unique out of it. How hard could that be to implement, like really.
 
Dec 11, 2017
24
Did they add missions? Did a story mission involving robbing the oil company building that I never saw.
Once you're done with the first three moral choice mission (the ones where you decide someone's fate at the end), it either unlocks an honorable story strand or a dishonorable story strand. Since you probably started off noble, you did the two missions where you kill the brothers. The vengeful path is the one where you rob the oil company for that one guy.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,371
Once you're done with the first three moral choice mission (the ones where you decide someone's fate at the end), it either unlocks an honorable story strand or a dishonorable story strand. Since you probably started off noble, you did the two missions where you kill the brothers. The vengeful path is the one where you rob the oil company for that one guy.
Interesting. Had no idea that was a thing.

Also some piece of shit snuck up on me while I was minding my own business, killed me, then murdered my horse and disconnected immediately. What an asshole.
 
Finally with my limited time I managed to collect all the trophies for the single player portion of the game and I’m now ready to jump into the online portion. I’ve only managed to have a quick, cursory glance at the character creator and had a quick mess around and it seems pretty average with choices.

I didn’t have much time to play around with it before I had to go to work but it felt weird fiddling around and having my female character look like an 80 year old woman stuck in a 23 year old body. Has anyone found a way to “finesse” the character creator and make something nice looking? Any tips or tricks? Base appearance template? Cheers
 

Edge

Member
Oct 25, 2017
6,662
Celle, Germany
Where did you see that and what are the consequences?
I didn't AFK btw...
The consequences are, if you're in an BR match and you're eliminated early, don't put the controller away because you think you can watch the spectator mode now. It will kick you out if you don't use the controller for a few minutes, even in the forced spectator mode that you need to watch to collect XP and money.
 
The consequences are, if you're in an BR match and you're eliminated early, don't put the controller away because you think you can watch the spectator mode now. It will kick you out if you don't use the controller for a few minutes, even in the forced spectator mode that you need to watch to collect XP and money.
Yeah, seems to just kick you when in spectator mode.
 
From what I understood from it, if you’ve played the online portion AT ALL since launch you will be eligible for the freebie. They’re saying if you haven’t had the chance just make sure you log in before midnight PST and you should be okay.
 
Apr 19, 2018
2,116
So far it seems like the money earned from missions hasn't been increased much. I'm only getting like $5/mission. It's still nowhere close to where it needs to be.
 
May 7, 2018
163
From what I understood from it, if you’ve played the online portion AT ALL since launch you will be eligible for the freebie. They’re saying if you haven’t had the chance just make sure you log in before midnight PST and you should be okay.
so if someone doesn't play beta then they won't be able to get those free bonuses?