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InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Dec 9th 2018 at 4:48:37 PM

I also have a similar problem with the challenges. If there's a problem with the way I did things, can the game just TELL me what I'm doing wrong?

For example, I happened upon the White Arabian early on and got her to full stats that I can. Filled up on Horse Tonics and etc and set out from Rhodes to Valentine at full Gallop and maintaining that Gallop with tonics the entire time. Just smashing that button. I even set a timer on my phone and made it in time... only for the game to not count it?

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Dec 9th 2018 at 4:57:19 PM

I know for a fact that the game wasn't counting all my Varmint Rifle animal kills.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Dec 9th 2018 at 5:23:11 PM

Wow. Mine seems to be working fine.

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Dec 10th 2018 at 10:19:30 AM

Trying to knock out a few more challenges for the heck of it.

It's half hilarious, half irritating that despite doing a fair amount of fishing here and there, it still took me until well into the game (I just finished Guarma) to catch three bluegill simply because game barely ever spawns them.

The very next Survivalist Challenge just adds insult to injury. "Bring 4 Animals To Camp or the Trapper." Makes me wish these were retroactive, sometimes.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Dec 10th 2018 at 11:01:37 AM

Bluegill is literally the most common fish. You just don't use bait and they spawn everywhere...

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Dec 10th 2018 at 11:26:44 AM

To each his own. Even when using the Cheese Bait that's intended to make them spawn more, it was always Bass and Pickerel instead in my playthrough.

Until I finally decided to just hunker down and not stop fishing until I got enough for the challenge (and even then it took a while and I had to change spots a few times), the only ones I had ever encountered were in the mission (I think with Kieran, though it might have been the one with Javier) where you're scripted to catch them.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Dec 10th 2018 at 11:28:40 AM

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Dec 10th 2018 at 11:56:27 AM

Oh maybe it was bass i was thinking of. What's the fish that you always catch if there's no other fish around?

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Dec 10th 2018 at 2:23:09 PM

It's either Bass, Pickerel, Perch or Bluegill. As far as I can tell, the game fills bodies of water with combinations of them at random when the terrain spawns. I've just had poor luck of the draw, I guess.

Anywho, Arthur having Tuberculosis makes a lot of the game more uncomfortable, given how much close contact he has with so many people. His coughing fit, requiring him to be nursed by the widow above Annesburg, especially made me wary. After all that help, it'd stuck if Charlotte Balfour caught the disease too.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Dec 10th 2018 at 8:35:29 AM

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Dec 10th 2018 at 8:33:43 PM

[up]Might want to correct that second spoiler chunk.

Just shot up a Klan initiation meeting. I love this game.grin

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Dec 11th 2018 at 3:51:01 AM

Those encounters remind me the opening to Bad Boys II a lot. tongue

Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Dec 12th 2018 at 4:44:41 PM

Just learned that Honor of all things is capped until a certain point in the game, and its not just a super grind for the last two levels.

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from A Very Deep Hole Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Armchair Developer
Dec 12th 2018 at 4:50:58 PM

I mean, it sort of makes sense. You don't get to go max-honor or max-scumbag until after Arthur develops TB, whereupon he stops being so morally grey and comes to a resolution, one way or the other.

"Oh no, I'm not brave enough for politics."
Dec 12th 2018 at 6:27:20 PM

I only just realized that one of the outfits you can buy from the shops, the one that ended up being my favorite for the latter half of the game, is almost exactly Dutch's outfit, just with inverted colors.

Can't remember which one right now (can't exactly check, I modified it so it comes up as "Custom Outfit"), but that's interesting.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Dec 13th 2018 at 7:02:40 AM

I just would have preferred an alert that my Honor was capped for the time being.

Think I'm going on a Legendary Animal murder spree today, get me some trinkets. Already took on the Grizzly (close run, managed to bash Circle hard enough to give it a point blank double barrel to the head), so how hard can some of the others be?

Edited by Rationalinsanity on Dec 13th 2018 at 11:04:05 AM

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Dec 13th 2018 at 3:58:39 PM

Most of them are pretty easy. Track 'em, shoot em a little more than their normal variants. And since you don't have to worry about damaging the pelt, you can just go nuts. They're lots easier than the Legendary Fish, at any rate.

Granted, I'm still a little too terrified to take on the Legendary Cougar, after only meeting the game's scripted encounter with a normal unique cougar.

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
TheWhiteWolf a from USA Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Dec 16th 2018 at 6:04:07 AM

Well, I just got the game and so far, it's really fun. Right now I'm at the train robbery mission near the beginning of the game.

"The suffering of others is the most amusing thing there is." - King Dedede, Hoshi no Kaabii
Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
Dec 17th 2018 at 4:19:51 PM

About two missions away from completing Chapter 6...and an entire 4th of the map is still blocked off because I'm wanted Dead or Alive due to the shit that went down before the game started...they weren't lying when they said that the Epilogue was 8 hours long were they?

Also RIP Hamish.sad

Edited by Rationalinsanity on Dec 17th 2018 at 8:20:20 AM

Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Feb 7th 2019 at 4:11:57 AM

Man is attacked by mountain lion, and strangles it in self defense.

Finally some retribution for RDR players. grin

The article also mentions that there have only been 20 mountain lion related deaths in a 100 years, so that tells you just how unrealistic the game can be in that regard.

Edited by Redmess on Feb 7th 2019 at 1:12:12 PM

Feb 9th 2019 at 3:47:56 PM

Rofl, that made my day.

VulgarBee Give me Food! from End of the Other Side Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Give me Food!
Mar 3rd 2019 at 7:49:44 AM

Where would Sadie Adler fit in the ymmv page?

Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from A Very Deep Hole Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Mar 3rd 2019 at 8:47:07 PM

After nearly having this game done for so long (getting a Switch, then afterwards several other distractions, kept me from finishing it), I finally decided to come back, finish the main game, and go through the Epilogue.

A couple thoughts, probably just reflections of what everyone already knows.

  • I love how, in the end, after finding peace the choice to not leave well enough alone and get revenge is implied to have directly led Ross to John in the first place. Like, the symbolism of John making that decision despite everything about his new life screaming (literally, in Abigail's case) not to, and then everything that comes down on his head because of it, is fantastic.
  • After having issues with Arthur's personality for most of the game, his entire (high honor) arc in the final pages turned all that right around. The last few chapters and the epilogue really do make this game.
  • Rains Fall's arc actually made me cry. Few video games have been able to do that. Movies, sure. Games? Jeez.
  • The Bank Manager in the Epilogue is one of my favorite bit characters in the entire game. Jeez, he's hysterical.
  • While ultimately many of his misfortunes are due to his own actions, as I say above, damn does the universe just hate Marston sometimes.

I mean, really. Get a job at a ranch? Turns out to be beset by a gang of murderous thugs. Get a nice house to prove to your true love that you can live a peaceful life? Turns out to be beset by a gang of even more murderous thugs. Take your son fishing? The dog nearly dies. Fuck.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Mar 3rd 2019 at 8:48:19 AM

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
VulgarBee Give me Food! from End of the Other Side Relationship Status: Giving love a bad name
Give me Food!
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
Mar 4th 2019 at 4:21:50 PM

We don't really demand citations, but it's best to have links to actual debates, where she's the subject.

Like, don't just post based on "I feel this way but everyone else is wrong, obviously".

If you can actually demonstrate that she's base-breaking, then you'll at least ward off edit warring.

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Mar 4th 2019 at 4:28:00 PM

It's especially necessary to have that sort of thing to point to for YMMV, given how often people post things like The Scrappy or Base-Breaking Character based on their personal opinions rather than whether the characters are actually perceived that way overall.

Edited by KnownUnknown on Mar 4th 2019 at 4:28:29 AM

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.

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