Red Dead Redemption 2 - For a Few Redemptions More


#1892

The flat cap is default for ladies apparently. And there was no cowboy hat option.


#1893

I was really hoping for a black betty outfit for the female gunslinger, but nothing so far.

Diego


#1894

Huh, my female gunslinger was initially wearing the stovepipe, when the option to pick a hat came up. I went with the cowboy hat. Or whatever it is. I just take the hat off each time I start.

Finished up the tutorial last night, which requires teaming up with 3 other people. We raided a small bandit outpost and stole some horses. Pretty easy. After that, I went solo and ran round for a couple of hours, hunting and selling to the butcher, who is now the only buyer of pelts and meat. That stuff sells for about the same as in single player, I think. Looting NPCs yields significantly less, though. I made it to Rank 4, and have about $30. Was going to save up for binoculars or a gun scope, but it looks like I’ll need to rank up quite a bit more, first.

Going solo doesn’t really seem to be a viable option, if you want to level up and make good money. Bracing myself to team up more tonight and over the weekend.


#1895

You can turn off voice chat in the settings


#1896

Yeah, I turned it off. But I do prefer to talk when I need to communicate in online games. Hopefully it’s easy enough to turn it on and off as needed. I suppose Discord channels are also a possibility (my PC is close enough).


#1897

So after I rescued that one asshole in my gang, the whole gang had a big night of partying, so I went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning, there was a new bounty in Strawberry on my map, and there was an option to go hunting with Charles for the first time. I figured I’d go do the bounty first.

When I came back from that, Charles is off in a corner, no longer wanting to go hunting.

Did I miss my only opportunity? Or will he be available again in the future sometime?


#1898

I was wondering the same thing. It was a bison hunt, I believe. I was otherwise occupied when I first spotted it, and when I finally got to camp the mission was no longer available.


#1899

Those timed opportunities come up again. I’ve missed a couple and they’ve always popped back up.

Got to bang my own drum here - I pulled off a store robbery today that was a thing of beauty. I’ll try to keep it vague, but I discovered that a shop had an illegal poker game going on, so I bullied my way in, shanked their guard, then made off with all the money. I scared the players so bad they didn’t even report the crime, got off scott free.


#1900

Congrat! I’ve been shy of one of those secret room robberies after I did the first one in the back room of a gunsmith or general store (early chapter) and had every lawman in the county out front, the door out back barred on my side but apparently I became so bumbling I couldn’t open it. I had to shoot my way out (got killed when they stormed the back room the first time) got a really big bounty, especially for my income at the time, and didn’t really get much money out of it.

Sounds like I should plan better and try one of these…


#1901

The hunting bison with Charles is worth doing. I found something interesting I came back to later, and there’s a nice little reward. Plus it was just enjoyable riding with Charles and hearing him talking about his story and take on nature.


#1902

My son and his friends are having a blast with RDR 2 online. I thought this was a PS4 thing for a bit, or is that period over now? He’s been playing it all morning and he’s been laughing and yelling all morning. It’s awesome. :/

I just watched him play, it’s him and three of his buddies from school doing open world fun and hunting bandits, looks like they are having a fantastic time, they’ve been at it all morning.


#1903

I have one good friend (my brother in another state) who I love to play online co-op with. Will we be forced to form bigger groups with strangers in the online game?


#1904

No, he said he and his friends are just in the game world running around, they are just choosing to hang around together.


#1905

The only thing in the game that requires more than one player are story missions (2-4 required), so you and your brother could posse up and do those, and anything else, no problem*. From what I’ve seen, the person initiating the mission can boot anyone they want from it. Although I must say, the randoms I’ve played story missions with have, so far, been mostly fine.

So far, the only time I’ve felt like I needed a posse of my own was when a rival posse noticed me delivering mail for the post office, and intercepted one of my packages. I was outnumbered, but it was still fun to try to get my package back.

Btw there’s a RDO discussion here: Red Dead Online: RDR2’s multiplayer half.

* Note that I haven’t touched showdowns or races, yet.


#1906

A question about horses: once you’ve reached maximum bonding level with a given horse, it can’t get any faster or have greater stamina, right?


#1907

Right. But tack (saddles, saddlebags, stirrups) boosts cores and regen rates further. The horse upgrade menu is weird and it’s easy to overlook those things.


#1908

I’m a little lost. How do I tell how happy or not happy people are in my camp? And how much I should give to the camp? Also I can’t seem to be able to find the place to remove ammo or meds even though I’m right over the icon.


#1909

Honestly I wouldn’t worry about it.


#1910

People talk about chopping wood. I’m in the Chapter 3 camp near the lake, walked all over this camp, I don’t see anywhere to chop wood! Where is it?


#1911

In Horseshoe Overlook it’s on the West side of the camp just south of the Health Supplies.

So another question. If I “donate antlers to crafting”. Do I still get to decide what is crafted? Are they stored, or is it another donation and they disappear?