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

Oct 25, 2017
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it's very similar to gta online when it started

except the setting of red dead already has 1/10th the potential of gta


so gtao was empty as fuck

but rdo is empty as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck
 
Oct 25, 2017
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it's very similar to gta online when it started

except the setting of red dead already has 1/10th the potential of gta
I disagree. Plenty of potential activities if Rockstar took full advantage of the setting.

However, taking the setting and essentially copy-pasting the only GTAO activities that were possible in it ? Hell yeah there's nothing to do.

Plenty of good ideas in this thread, almost none of which made it in so far : https://www.resetera.com/threads/what-do-you-want-from-red-dead-online.81854/#post-15138187
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Virginia
I got on last night and after looking around trying to find something to do, I got bored and left. I'm going to assume this is the story for a lot of people.
This plus being unable to choose your pvp mode still is extremely frustrating. I"m fucking sick of "most wanted" pvp game modes already, and it's at least 50% of the games that I queue into.

At least let us "blacklist" a pvp game mode we don't want to participate it. Better yet, let us pick the god damn pvp game mode we want to play in like any normal game, good god.
 
This plus being unable to choose your pvp mode still is extremely frustrating. I"m fucking sick of "most wanted" pvp game modes already, and it's at least 50% of the games that I queue into.

At least let us "blacklist" a pvp game mode we don't want to participate it. Better yet, let us pick the god damn pvp game mode we want to play in like any normal game, good god.
Picking your mode would work right now. The problem is that Rockstar will release a bajillion other PvP modes, so this is their solution to actually having populated modes. It’s not a particularly good one IMHO, but at least it’s an attempt.

In GTAO they had a bajillion modes and made zero effort to encourage people to actually play any particular one. Consequently you could never play any of them.

What RDO needs:
  • Passive / PvE mode
  • More story missions. Many more. Especially stealth ones.
  • Heists
  • A camp that appears where you fucking tell it to appear, and with more customisation
  • Businesses like mines, ranches, stores, etc.
  • Properties to own
  • Wagons to own
  • Boats to own
  • An underground boxing ring
  • A quickdraw PvP mode, lag be damned
  • A bounty hunter system, with ranks, etc. that you progress through.
  • Some sort of special co-op hunting mode
  • Something to do with your hunting spoils, other than sell them
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Especially stealth ones.
Stealth missions are terrible for PvE experiences, especially if alerting enemies => mission failure. These type of missions make for a horrible PvE experience (see parts of the GTAO heist), because there is always that one person that screws it up and sometimes that person can be you. If it's optional stealth, then I have nothing against it, though.

Btw. this is a great list either way. I think it's not too far fetched and I see a lot of it happening.
 
Oct 25, 2017
416
Virginia
Yeah, the camp is hilariously bad. It's not your camp, it the NPC's camp that you pay him to upkeep apparently....and then pay him again if you want him to move to an actual useful location (with the occasional exception of him being set up close to you and not on the other side of the map).

"Ok, time for me to pick up stakes and move on."
"I'd rather you stay here."
"Nah, I hear Lemoyne is nice this hour of the day, have fun here in Tumbleweed."
 
Nov 3, 2017
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Stealth missions are terrible for PvE experiences, especially if alerting enemies => mission failure. These type of missions make for a horrible PvE experience (see parts of the GTAO heist), because there is always that one person that screws it up and sometimes that person can be you. If it's optional stealth, then I have nothing against it, though.

Btw. this is a great list either way. I think it's not too far fetched and I see a lot of it happening.
Im super curious about the one where you're in the woods with...I think his name is Lee?
The information it tells you says that killing enemies without alerting others will result in less in the final camp battle. Can anyone verify that? Because every time I've done that mission with randoms they go apeshit and turn the forest into a shooting gallery and there's always 100 men in the last battle.

I'd love more missions like that where you have to stealth take out enemies with the bow, throwing knives, etc. It'd be down heavily to cooperation with other players but i think it'd be awesome.

One of the things I'd like to see is the actual camp become more useful. There's a drying rack there that would be nice if i could slot carcasses into so they stop or otherwise slow down the decompose timer. Right now its just a dumb decoration. I'd like to see more of those too for camp, like let me display stuff i find or something. Let me bring back horns/skulls and display them. Not just spend $100 on a tent or $300 to play dress up with Cripps.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Im super curious about the one where you're in the woods with...I think his name is Lee?
The information it tells you says that killing enemies without alerting others will result in less in the final camp battle. Can anyone verify that? Because every time I've done that mission with randoms they go apeshit and turn the forest into a shooting gallery and there's always 100 men in the last battle.

I'd love more missions like that where you have to stealth take out enemies with the bow, throwing knives, etc. It'd be down heavily to cooperation with other players but i think it'd be awesome.

One of the things I'd like to see is the actual camp become more useful. There's a drying rack there that would be nice if i could slot carcasses into so they stop or otherwise slow down the decompose timer. Right now its just a dumb decoration. I'd like to see more of those too for camp, like let me display stuff i find or something. Let me bring back horns/skulls and display them. Not just spend $100 on a tent or $300 to play dress up with Cripps.
Me and a mate did it stealthy. Still like 20 guys at the end.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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it's very similar to gta online when it started

except the setting of red dead already has 1/10th the potential of gta


so gtao was empty as fuck

but rdo is empty as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck
They gave this game an extra year after a 7 year dev cycle. Tacked on a BR mode to boot to follow the craze. The online wasn't even ready for the game launch, and yet they still came out with a barebones experience. Just how small was this online team when the scope of the project was so huge across half a dozen rockstar studios? I would have figured a billion in profit from shark cards alone would have convinced at least T2 to give them a support studio to make sure it hits the ground running and people have something to spend and buy more gold with
 
Yeah, after we got 100% story mission complete, me and my buddies are just confused and at loss on what to do next. There's no content in there.

Bah.

Speaking of which, how's GTAV online for a new player? Friendly? Difficult? What about the content? I am thinking of maybe making a jump there....
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Speaking of which, how's GTAV online for a new player? Friendly? Difficult? What about the content? I am thinking of maybe making a jump there....
It's quite grindy, but if you're playing with friends it should be no trouble, just keep in mind if you want to do most activites you'll have to make money. Lots of it. You'll be drowning in content and it's just more immediately fun than RDRO.

Edit : Forgot about something, if you're going to play GTAO prepare yourself for long-ass loading times very frequently. Still worth it when there's so much to do IMO.
 
Im super curious about the one where you're in the woods with...I think his name is Lee?
The information it tells you says that killing enemies without alerting others will result in less in the final camp battle. Can anyone verify that? Because every time I've done that mission with randoms they go apeshit and turn the forest into a shooting gallery and there's always 100 men in the last battle.

I'd love more missions like that where you have to stealth take out enemies with the bow, throwing knives, etc. It'd be down heavily to cooperation with other players but i think it'd be awesome.
Easily my favourite mission in RDO. Don’t quote me on this, but I suspect you get a higher mission payout if you successfully stealth some sections. We seemed to anyway. Didn’t really notice a reduction in bad guys, apart from the fact that every section where you fail the stealth you get a bunch of extra enemies spawning in and attacking.

Speaking of which, how's GTAV online for a new player? Friendly? Difficult? What about the content? I am thinking of maybe making a jump there....
Overwhelming. The systems are super-confusing and unforgiving, mostly because each new big DLC Pack has been a completely separate bolt on thing, rather than being integrated into existing systems (they’re paranoid about breaking shit in the code base, so try to eliminate any interactions between their new code and existing code wherever possible).

It’s highly unfriendly by design, and grindy. It has a ridiculous amount of content though.

It would be tough to jump in solo, but could be done. It’s a game that’s really only fun when playing with friends though. The Era OT:
https://www.resetera.com/threads/gr...d-look-forward-to-swim-with-shark-cards.4683/

Just be aware that Era has almost nobody playing it (going by the OT anyway).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just turned the game on and the Gold Bar Store is active for the first time, huzzah

25 gold bars is 9.99 USD
55 19.99
150 49.99
245 74.99
350 99.99

They have a One Time Special Offer of 25 gold for 4.99 right now though
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So I'm back from vacationing - Is anyone still playing this here? lol
Eh, I played for a little yesterday to see what the patch was about, but quickly turned off again, because nothing changed and content is still boring and barebones.

Saw 2 people past Level 60 yesterday and couldn't imagine the grind that they had to do in such a short time. I would be bored beyond sanity.
 
So I'm back from vacationing - Is anyone still playing this here? lol
No, it's pretty boring right now, at least for me. I love grinding, but there's no point for grinding in this game. I get to lvl 25 within a week, and it's like I've seen every content this game has to offer.

The gold price is pretty expensive huh, 10 bucks for 25 gold bar.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So, if you take the standard price for 25 Gold, which is 9.99 US$, and apply it to the Arabian Horse, which is 42 Gold, it checks out at 16.7832 US$.

That's some crazy good value right there guys. Incredible.

Ugh... -.-
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So, if you take the standard price for 25 Gold, which is 9.99 US$, and apply it to the Arabian Horse, which is 42 Gold, it checks out at 16.7832 US$.

That's some crazy good value right there guys. Incredible.

Ugh... -.-
Pfft, that's cheap considering shark card prices. Next year you will have 30-50 usd flying horses.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I find it amusing how from the previous update's refund I already pretty much have everything I want from the stuff currently available, now all this extra money will just be going towards camp upgrades I guess. Guess I can start saving up my cash for whatever new content they start throwing in next year!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Too bad 15 or 30 gold doesn’t really get you anything useful. All you need is lake and river lure + holster so you can dual wield. That’s 4 gold bars total lol

Everything else is cosmetic/unneccessry given the current state of the game
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Too bad 15 or 30 gold doesn’t really get you anything useful. All you need is lake and river lure + holster so you can dual wield. That’s 4 gold bars total lol

Everything else is cosmetic/unneccessry given the current state of the game
Am I missing something? I never had to pay gold for the lures. River lures are like $4 a pop or something for me.
Level unlocked maybe?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Am I missing something? I never had to pay gold for the lures. River lures are like $4 a pop or something for me.
Level unlocked maybe?
Yeah, all those items I mentioned can either be purchased early with gold, or just purchased with regular cash when you reach a certain rank.
 

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Atleast they didnt fuck single player. I imagine they are losing player base in huge pace so they pulled to sell gold option before game online becomes empty land(relatively ofc). This makes me thing they will remaster RDR1 and sell with 40$ / with rd online 60$ to get quick cash.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Come Back Stronger (health regenerates sooner) or Cold Blooded (health regen for 5 seconds after a kill), ya'll? First one seems useful in general, but I can imagine a situation where I am getting one kill after the other becoming an unstoppable machine. Or perhaps the game is just overselling them and they ultimately do fuck all, who knows.