Red Dead Online devs say they’re addressing the economy mess too

    
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During our podcast recording last night, Justin and I discussed Rockstar’s weird strategy with the Red Dead Online beta – specifically how the devs kept coming to Twitter and saying vague generic things like “give us feedback!” while being utterly roasted on social media, Reddit, and even mainstream websites (Forbes’ headline on Saturday said Rockstar was in danger of losing a billion dollars over its slow-moving response to shoring up the beta, yikes). Rockstar tweeted about its plans for character creation, the player menu, fast travel, tmaps, and so on, but not the elephant in the room: the economy and the absurdly grind-tastic high cost of everything in the game, which will only be exacerbated when the cash shop goes live and the pay-to-win complaints join the angry e-cowboy chorus.

Finally last night Rockstar announced that it is indeed focused on the economy too. “Our current areas of focus include the in-game economy, which will require some additional balancing in order to ensure all activities are approrpiately rewarding and fun,” the company said. Whether you’ll like the changes is another story.

For our part, though, we’re just glad Rockstar’s getting the kinks worked out before any chance of coming to PC. Thanks, console beta testers.

Source: Twitter
Update
Rockstar tweeted this out this afternoon.

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NeoWolf

It is a sad state of affairs when fishing poses a more beneficial economoic gain than robbing a bank lol

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rafael12104

Fix it! Fix it all! And then, give to the PCMR. True gamers on a true gaming platform! Heh.

My apologies to anyone offended. I have been living without canvas due to the Massive Global Canvas Shortage of 2018 and I’m at my breaking point.

#MGCS2018

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budtoker420

Their fix will be offering more ways to purchase gold from the cash shop and nerfing any activities that are remotely profitable.

RDR2 took the crown for best game I’ve ever played but the online thus far is disappointing.

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Ardra Ventax

so even if you don’t own a console you have to purchase the console game to play RDO?

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Louie

Red Dead Online isn’t really its own game or its own MMO or anything, it’s just the name of the multiplayer component of RDR2 like to GTA Online.

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Sray

In all likelihood we’ll see a PC version some time next fall. Rockstar tends to significantly delay PC ports so as to entice players to buy consoles, and then they can double dip later with the PC release.

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mysecretid

I’m starting to wonder if 2018 is going to be known as the year of Really Hyped Stuff Which Actually Kinda Sucked in gaming.

Sure, that happens every year in gaming to varying degrees, but a lot of anticpated big “can’t miss” releases (Battle For Azeroth, Fallout 76, Red Dead 2, et al) seem to be shooting themselves squarely .in the foot lately.

I dunno. Just an off-the-cuff observation.

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Armsbend

I think 2018 is the year of “Things Have Sucked For A While Now But Gamers Are Just Now Realizing It”. The developers will be just as slow as gamers in realizing that their time pissing into the awaiting mouths of gamers is almost through.

Or gamers will be fine with the mouthpiss. Time will tell.

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Harry Koala

On the plus side, Wild West Online was exactly as good as everyone expected it to be …

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Mr.McSleaz

LOL :)

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rafael12104

LOL!

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Skoryy

EA won its first ‘Worst Company In America’ award in 2012. This is the seventh year we have become incessantly outraged at AAA gaming titles, and we have become exceedingly efficient at it.

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Mr Poolaty

Red dead is awesome idk whats wrong in your opinion…