POPULAR Braithwaite Manor IRL + fun fact!
Fun fact: The owner and builder of Oak Alley (the real mansion) named Jaques Roman, began construction of the building in 1836 and it took him 3 years to complete. He later died in 1848... due to tuberculosis 😱 Pretty cool fact!
Credit to @rdr2memes_ on IG for the picture and fact.
POPULAR But why?
So Rockstar have recently added an “update”, to Red Dead which is essentially just a 25% sale on all tonics or something like that in RDO. I can’t even imagine a single human on earth thinking “hmm, you know what I really want R* to add? A sale on tonics!” NOBODY WANTED THIS LMAO! We want things like passive mode, private lobbies, new game modes and missions! Not this crap! Cmon Rockstar, seriously you need to do better.
#News #FRUSTRATED #Update
Rockstar better come up with a story dlc if rdo keeps us disappointed
Who here thinks rdo is going to turn out to be a bigger success than gtao? I'd find it hard to believe if anyone here thinks that way. It's been almost 2 months after rdo released, and we still haven't gotten anything that meets or exceeds our expectations. It's not that I want rdo to fail, but let's just be honest and face the reality. Rdr 2, although it broke the sales record of its predecessor, isn't nearly as enticing as we thought it'd be when we first had heard massive online player mode was on the way, and I'm pretty sure Rockstar never would have thought they would lose so many players due to underdevelopment of rdo. My question is, would Rockstar be stupid enough to abandon an already successful series with lots of potential? I hardly think that would be the case. For what it's worth, I think it's reasonable to assume Rockstar has another plan if things don't go as well as they planned which I think is something close to a story dlc.
POPULAR The Last of Us Director Criticizes RDR 2 for the Lack of Player Freedom
Bruce Straley, the former director of Naughty Dog who created The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, has made his opinion through Twitter that Red Dead Redemption 2 lacks freedom of player's choice. Here's what he said:
In a way, I agree that he's making a valid point by saying, "They need me to do what the story requires & continually remove my choices." Red Dead Redemption 2, although it provides one of the best open world experiences, I feel like the game offered mostly of what developers needed to tell but not what players wanted. I'm not trying to criticize the linearity of the game but pointing out that it offered the most realistic Wild West Simulator but not the most free roaming encouraging environments where you can do whatever you feel like you want to do which something you'd expect from many games from Rockstar. Arguably, rdr 2 was the best game that came out in 2018, but it doesn't mean there aren't room for improvements. What do you guys think?
Rockstar Games is hiring for next gen projects
It seems Rockstar Games is hiring new employees who can help build new games for the next generation consoles. The description says, “next-generation worlds for some exciting upcoming projects” and also, “upon the next generation of MoCap tools and pipeline.” It's not revealed yet what Rockstar is planning to develop. It maybe a totally new game or a sequel for one of Rockstar frachise. Also, they might start working on a next gen port for RDR 2. Whichever it is, I think it's safe to assume it's not a Red Dead sequel as RDR 2 only came out last October.
POPULAR 10 Unsolved Mysteries in Red Dead Redemption 2
1. Legendary Channel Catfish
Although it's listed as catchable, no one has seen or caught this fish yet.
2. Emerald Ranch
There's a girl that never leaves her house in Emerald Ranch. The house is locked and full of bullet holes, guarded by multiple hostiles.
3. MISSING: Princess Isabeau Katharina Zinsmeister of Luxembourg
Posters looking for Princess of Luxembourg is scattered everywhere, but her whereabouts are unknown.
4. Blackwater Aztec Writing
The writing can be found after clearing a stranger mission in Blackwater. These symbols are written all over town, but they cannot be translated.
5. Strawberry Mayor's Secrets
The mayor of Straw berry, Nicholas Timmins give out speeches that tell us he's up to no good, but there's no means to find out if rumors about his misdeeds are true.
6. Giant Behind the Boulder
If you have studied over 30 animals, you'll be able to find and talk to this giant behind a boulder.
7. Who is Gavin?
An Englishman named Nigel in Rhodes is looking for his missing friend Gavin, you can't really find him anywhere in the game.
8. The Strange Man
The Strange Man from Red Dead Redemption 1 returns in Red Dead Redemption 2 who still remains a mystery in the prequel.
9. Armadillo's Population
Only Herbert Moon remains in Armadillo while others are either dead from a plague or moved away. Herbert Moon once again appears in Red Dead Redemption 1 but with no plague in town.
10. The Saint Denis Vampire
By finding five pieces of clues, you can confront the bloodsucker. The reason for its existence remains a mystery to this day.
POPULAR What would you rather have, DLC for singleplayer or online?
Rockstar hasn't been releasing story DLC for their games for long years. I remember how I really enjoyed playing Undead Nightmare for RDR 1 and both two DLCs for GTA IV back before GTA V came out, but now I don't see that happening anymore as they seem to find investing in content for online games much more profitable. The same goes for Red Dead series, and DLC for the singleplayer experience in Red Dead Redemption 2 is unlikely. However, because RDO isn't living up to people's expectations for now, I don't think the chance for us to see a singleplayer expansion DLC in the future is not really close to zero. I would take years maybe, but at least, that's what I'd like to think so. That being so, if you just had to choose one, which would you like to see happening?
The Grey Redemption - RDO with Gandalf #1
I am Gandalf the Grey. I'm in constant pain and on the verge of breaking myself to death. Why am I not in Valinor with Frodo and Bilbo, you say? Well, to put it shortly, once known as Gandalf the White, I was deprived of my status and demoted back to my former self. I was sent back to Middle-Earth, ordered never to come back until I resolve the current situation.
It all happened when Saruman the White filed a lawsuit against me in Valinor.
As many of you know, Saruman the White, who once was a friend and a mentor was defeated by the fellowship. His immortality, however, did not let him perish in vain. He has come back and somehow regained trust enough to enter Valinor. He now wants me to pay for the staff I broke which by his arguments, was brand new and costs fifty thousand dollars🙄 By the rules of Valinor, I'm obliged to be evicted until I pay for the damaged equipment. And so began my journey to pay off the debt...
Middleman: Well, well, well... Look who decided to show up.
A wizard is never late, nor is he early.
He arrives precisely when he means to.
I hear you're looking for a job that comes with easy money.
Saruman told me all about it.
Well... I do have something today that pays you handsomely. It's a four men job that requires you to infiltrate a group of robbers. Interested?
Gandalf: I'm afraid... I have no choice but to accept it...
The Grey Redemption returns every Friday!
Hostile Territory - Red Dead Online Guide - 4 -
1. Hostile Territory
Happy New Year, outlaws in moot! Welcome to the fourth installment of Red Dead Online Guide. Returning from special abilities, I've come back with another guide on one of the modes from the Showdown Series playlist, Hostile Territory. I'm sure a lot of you have already played this probably more times than I did, but for people who have just begun playing it and are clueless, I've come up with a short and comprehensive guide on what the mode is about and how to play it.
★Please note that the guide is written based on 'Hostile Territory(Large)'
2. What to expect
"Work in teams to control the land. Capture a territory to start racking up points: the team with most points wins - or you can win outright by capturing every territory."
Unlike any other modes in the Showdown Series, Hostile territory focuses solely on team matches rather than a competition among individual players. Players that participate in a match will be divided either into four teams each with eight players inside or eight teams with four players each.
As stated above, the objective is to capture as many territories as possible to earn points which is quite similar to what you'd see in a typical online shooting game. The trick is simple. Just stay inside a designated building you wish to occupy, and it'll automatically be captured after a few moments if only you or your teammates are inside the area. If enemy players invade the same territory, you will be forced to have a fight unless you want to desert the territory you just captured or wish to capture.
3. How should you play it?
1) Don't rush, Think first and run
As how a typical zone capture game goes, you and your teammates are psychologically compelled to occupy the nearest territory possible which is only a reasonable act; however, because teams are randomly assigned to four or eight fixed locations in a given map, a team may capture a territory or two without breaking a sweat and take an early lead, while others may have to fight just to siege a single area. It takes luck to be in such a team with geographical advantages, and it takes skills to overcome disadvantages if you find yourself in unfavorable situations. Bearing that fact in mind, it may be an option to leave the closest territory and fight for the most strategic territory.
2) Attack or Defend?
With one or more territories already captured, it's important to strategize whether to move out and attack or stay and defend. For sure, capturing a territory to earn points is important, but should you let other teams take advantage of your offensive strategy and take over your palace while no one's defending it? In most cases, the answer is, no. The important thing is to not get greedy. As defending your territory is almost as important as capturing one, try not to rush to the next one. Fully utilize vantage points near captured territories for the best defense which is why you should capture offensively to take more than one territory in the first few minutes and focus on defending them for the rest. Surely, capturing all territories is a tempting option, but the chance is slim especially when there are 8 teams in a match. Defensively, long range weapons really do come in handy. As enemies respawn, they'll most likely rush to you to take what once was theirs. You can easily shoot them down if you find the right spot in the map.
Lastly, cooperating is the key to an easy victory. When facing multiple enemies at once, it's best to stick together, and when the stakes are low, your team can divide into two or more groups, one for defending and the rest for capturing.
4. Map analysis
There are a total of five maps, and I've only managed to review only three of them which are 'Blackwater,' Hearland Oil Fields,' and 'Rhodes.' The rest of said maps are 'Tumbleweed' and 'Bolger Glade' which I did not go over as I lack enough experience to do so.
● Each team is represented with a different color
● ✔️ indicates territories you need to capture
Blackwater is infamous for being an unbalanced map. The orange team can take an advantage of having two territories in one go, while other teams are struggling for one. Also because there are many objects to cover yourself near the ticket office in the right corner, other players will have a hard time penetrating the defense. In Hostile Territory, usually the team with two or more territories takes the victory which means a match may lean towards the yellow team's favor right from the start.
2) Heartland Oil Fields
Heartland Oil Fields is as unbalanced as the Blackwater map. The yellow team is awfully close to both territories in the railway and a building near it. The orange and blue team will capture one of each near them and likely to fight to each other which only leaves the purple team. The purple team is the most far away from all territories and will try to occupy the one in the center which I assume they do so; however it's easy for the yellow team to sabotage them and capture as it's the next closest territory to their first two territories. All in all, the yellow team has the most advantages.
Unlike other maps, 8 teams compete in Rhodes map with only five territories. Because there are so many teams in a single map, we can't really tell which team has more advantages than another. It can easily become a total mayhem. The brown team seems likely to capture one without a fight. However, because the territory closest to them is exactly in the center, it can make them an easy target. Depending on how a match plays out, the green team may have the best chance to take an early lead as they can capture the one closest to the railway without facing a threat.
As these map analysis are mostly based on my own experience in Red Dead Online, you may find the information subjective and misguided. That being so, it's important for you to find the best strategy by trying it out for yourself for many hours.
RDO Guide comes back on every Wednesday! Stay tuned for more, mooties!
POPULAR 😥Time to Say Goodbye👋 RDO with Santa Claus #4
Well, hello there, mootizens of Earth! Christmas is over, and we gotta welcome the new year now! Ah... Time really does fly, doesn't it? Did y'all get what you wanted for this Christmas? Don't be sad if you didn't😉 It doesn't necessarily mean you've been naughty this year! It's just that words don't really travel fast up where I live, and I might not have heard what you wished for this Christmas😔 Anyway, Santa's been busy preparing and giving out gifts and didn't even realize that it's almost time for us to part ways😥
Damn, just when I was about to have some fun! I swear I could have rekt all of you if only I had enough time to do so😂 Rudolph agrees too, ya know. Right, buddy?
What's that? You're asking me if I'm crying right now? HELL NO! I'm not crying... It's because the damn ninjas are hiding in the back, cutting onions😥
We had a good run, buddy..., but it pains me to say..., with every beginning, there always has to be an end.
Come on bud, let's walk to the North Pole. How about a Karaoke-off until we get there? Just you and me.
🎵Last Christmas, I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away
This year, to save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special
A face on a lover with a fire in his heart
A man under cover but you tore him apart
Maybe next year I'll give it to someone
I'll give it to someone special🎵
Here we are, Rudolph. We are back at the North Pole's gate. Well, you know what they say, there's no place like home. It's been a hell of a ride this Christmas😉 I can't imagine what would happen next year😲
I really can't express how thankful I am for those who have supported me through comments, likes, and follows! Just remember, mootboys and mootgirls. Santa's not leaving for good. Stay happy and live your life to the fullest! Until next Christmas!🎅
Santa Claus is evolving......!
Congratulations! Santa Claus evolved into Gandalf the Grey!
And so begins the new adventure...
POPULAR Dead Eye Abilities - Red Dead Online Guide - 3 -
There are three important things you should consider when it comes to competing against other players. The number one is of course the understanding of what mode and map you're playing in. Each mode requires different strategies, and visualizing the map will help you occupy the high ground, similar to how other online shooting games work. Another thing you should always remind yourself to do is dodging. By pressing the square(X for Xbox) while holding down the aim button, you can dodge enemies attack which could potentially save your life from getting headshots. Last but not least is using Dead Eye and passive abilities. These abilities are the gems of your Red Dead Online experience, and I'm here to guide you through a number of abilities available in the game for your better Red Dead Experience.
As many of you already know, there are a total of 4 card slots for you to assign ability cards. The first slot is for a Dead Eye ability and the others are for passive abilities. If you wish to check on my guide on passive abilities, please click the link down below:
Dead Eye Abilities
1. A Moment To Recuperate
★While Dead Eye is active, you slowly regenerate health. Taking any damage will cancel Dead Eye.
First things first, when you finish the tutorial in Red Dead Online, you're given an opportunity to assign one of three available Dead Eye ability cards which are 'A Moment to Recuperate,' 'Focus Fire,' and 'Paint It Black.' While it's undeniably true that these cards will help you tremendously as you progress, but as you rank up, the first three abilities will feel somewhat mediocre compared to unlockables. At least that's what I think.
'A Moment to Recuperate' is an ability with health regeneration. Since there's a better version of this ability card, 'Quite an Inspiration' which unlocks at rank 44, if you're looking to use a character with high recuperation until then, this is the one for you. Because you're not allowed to use all passive abilities and their slots as they're locked for low-rank players, there are limitations to what you can use during the battle, and there isn't much to consider until you reach rank 50. I recommend using 'Come Back Stronger' and 'The Unblinking Eye.' Soon after, you'll be able to unlock the last slot and all the other abilities needed, and you'll no longer feel the need to use this ability.
2. Focus Fire
★While Dead Eye is active, you and your team members deal a little more damage. If more than one member of your team has this ability active, the effects do not stack.
Unlike 'A Moment to Recuperate,' 'Focus Fire' concentrates on dealing more damage to your enemies. As a sole offensive Dead Eye ability, there are no other substitutions for more DPS. This is the one to go if you want to maximize the damage you deal. My recommendation for passive abilities is 'Peak Condition,' 'Eye for an Eye,' and 'Cold Blooded.' This setup is to deal more damage with the ability to heal yourself in battles. If you choose to play shotguns, 'Landon's Patience' may be a good option to consider as it's the best option for short range combats. The closer your target is, It raises the damage you deal.
Personally, I don't use 'Focus Fire' as it doesn't feel efficient when it comes to dealing players in the Showdown Series. A shot to the head always kills enemies in one go under the premise that they're not using Dead Eye or 'Never Without One.' As enemies will fall under one or two shots to the head, for the moment, survivability seems to be main thing to consider rather than dealing more damage.
3. Paint It Black
★While Dead Eye is active, you can paint targets onto enemies. Fire your weapon to shoot all marked targets. Each shot drains Dead Eye.
'Paint it Black' is a classic Dead Eye ability that lets you target and mark enemies for precise shooting. While it is true that it is easy to use since this is the ability you've been using all along in the singleplayer mode, it may not be appropriate when you're competing in the Showdown Series where fast shooting and dodging are crucial to winning matches. This ability may come in handy when you're using a tomahawk in 'Name Your Weapon' or a bow and arrow or throwing knives in 'Make it Count.' As this ability is by no means tied to any characteristics of passive abilities, feel free to make your own set of cards that fits your taste.
4. Slow and Steady
Unlockable at rank 24
★While Dead Eye is active, you take a little less damage and headshots do not kill you outright. You cannot run or sprint.
As I've told you in the last post about passive abilities, Slow and Steady combined with appropriate abilities will make your character very tanky. Using 'Eye for an Eye' to recover some of the Dead Eye meter and 'The Unblinking Eye' to make it last longer will be helpful to keep the ability going. For the last slot, I recommend choosing either 'Come Back Stronger' or 'Cold Blooded' which would help you get your health back. You can also consider 'Strange Medicine,' but note that its demerit may slow your health recovery. You might think it's a good idea to equip this with 'Never Without One' as your hat gives you a second chance from headshots, but in the Showdown Series, hats never regen once you're killed for the first time. Because you receive more damage afterwards without a hat, I wouldn't consider it a feasible option. I haven't tried it myself, but if you can change your set of abilities during a match, it might be worth a try to switch abilities after you lose your hat. Let me know in the comments if anyone has ever tried so.
5. Quite an Inspiration
Unlockable at rank 44
★While Dead Eye is active you and our allies slowly regenerate health. If more than one member of your team has this ability active, the effects do not stack.
Compared to 'A Moment To Recuperate,' this ability is a much better version which allows both you and your teammates to heal as well as the ability to heal while getting shot at. As much as this sounds suitable for PVPs, I don't recommend using this ability in the Showdown Series, for the fact that it doesn't allow you to avoid getting killed by headshots. Because most players are likely to aim for your head in most situations, it's better to utilize 'Slow and Steady' to mitigate the damage or 'Slippery Bastard' to hinder other players from aiming for your head. It may be an option to use this card with 'Never Without One' to prevent you from getting killed from a headshot, but I'd like to think it's better for you to use other cards than to waste a slot for passive ability and endure its drawback. 'Quite an Inspiration' is therefore more suitable when you're playing against computer A.I. in missions with friends. With this card, I recommend you choose passives with defensive or healing abilities, 'Come Back Stronger,' 'Cold Blooded,' 'The Unblinking Eye,' and 'Take the Pain Away.'
6. Slippery Bastard
Unlockable at rank 50
★While Dead Eye is active enemy players cannot lock onto you, and you cannot lock onto them. Other enemies are a little less accurate when shooting at you. The rate at which your Dead Eye drains is dramatically increased.
Slippery Bastard works better when you're facing inexperienced players. Since most players depend their shooting skills on aim-assist, their reflex forces them to aim and shoot the moment they spot an enemy. Exploiting such a psychological behavior combined with 'Slippery bastard' and dodging, it's easy to trick players to miss shots. Just remember to use it intermittently between dodging and shooting so that you can save some of Dead Eye meter for later. The recommended passive abilities are 'Come Back Stronger' 'To Fight Another Day,' 'The Unblinking Eye.' The reason I put 'Come Back Stronger' is that even though your opponents won't be able to benefit from aim-assist, they will be able to hit you through free-aiming, and it's safe to have at least one recovery ability in case you get severely damaged which is also the reason I put 'To Fight Another Day.' It's to mitigate the damage you're taking while avoiding attacks from enemies. As for other recovery and combat abilities, you'll be less likely to use them as you are going to be deprived of aim-assist as well as enemy players while the ability is in active. Lastly, 'The Unblinking Eye' is for prolonging the duration of the ability.
Please do remember that Red Dead Online is still undergoing its beta. There's no definite meta in RDO as of now other than a few suggestions. To top it off, more content is in development, and surely, this guide will eventually go past its time and will get outdated. Nonetheless, I hope this guide helps you on your journey to find the optimal setup for your character. What matters the most is how you decide to play it rather than following the trails of others. As always, Happy Gaming!
POPULAR 🎅Santa Too OP Pls Nerf😡 RDO with Santa Claus #3
Hohoho, mootie moot mootboys and mootgirls😎 Having a fantastic holiday season so far? Santa's coming to town, and this time I'm back again with another episode in Red Dead Online😉 As promised, Rudolph and I are hopping on a train to take down some of y'all in the Showdown Series.
Mmm Baby... Look how handsome and charming I look😘 I must say, when Mrs. Claus and I married, she didn't do it for the money OR my job. She knew exactly what she wanted, my irresistible handsome face.
Speak of the devil, I see a lady over there coming to get my head. Hey there, young lady, want to go have a drink when this is all over? I know a great place near North Pole, and it's not an everyday offer😉
Hey! That's not very nice. Have you no respect for the elderly? I may look young and handsome, but I'm sure as hell not young as you think😆 If you want my number, you can just ask. You don't need to be so embarrassed.😘
Don't tell Mrs. Claus I said that, mooties🤫
Argh... Almost got that little son of a 🤬 How could he have hit me so accurately with a throwing knife? I GET IT NOW. He must have been a hacker. There's no way a guy can take me down, Santa Claus, the greatest Red Dead player in all of North Pole. Yep, it's the only explanation😤
What the 🤬 This load of ball-sack head just stabbed me to death and threw me to the ground. Is this how you treat Santa Claus who's been giving you gifts ever since you were a kid? You ungrateful 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
Now you guys are in for a treat😡
HOHO MOTHERXXXXXX HO! I'M ON A ROLL NOW!
Ruldoph! What does the scouter say about my number of kills?
Will Rudolph get any more lines in the next episode? Will Rockstar finally be able to nerf Santa Claus and bring peace and balance to Red Dead Online?
FIND OUT NEXT TIME ON Red Dead Santa Z!
POPULAR Anti-Griefing Measures
Ever since the launch of Red Dead Online, players have voiced together that there needs to be a way to punish gamers that abuse griefing. According to Rockstar Newswire a few days ago, they're currently working to come up with a patch for new anti-griefing measures as well as additional content. We don't know yet when the patches would arrive for the moment.