Red Dead Online players protest content drought by dressing up like clowns

We expect some of the finest quality apology ponchos for this

    
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In what is probably both the most wholesome and strangest protest in recent memory, the players of Red Dead Online have banded together to call out developer Rockstar’s lack of updates by dressing up like clowns.

According to Magnar, a player who manages a Discord that has formed around this protest, it all came about by a desire to express player frustration in a fun way, while also acknowledging that the players themselves are the clowns for continuing to play the game despite Rockstar not providing any updates or communication. “We’ve seen so many times people who are dissatisfied vent their frustrations in really negative ways,” says Magnar. “But with the Red Dead community, a lot of people still love the game, they’re just disappointed with Rockstar taking them for granted, so yes, we do still play, but we’ll vent any frustrations in a more fun, clowny way.”

The movement has since taken off, with players arriving to the community Discord showing off pictures of their characters in a variety of circus-themed outfits and at one point filling an entire session of Red Dead Online with nothing but clowns — you can watch a video of those shenanigans after the cut.

Readers will recall that Rockstar lauded players of RDO as being part of a record-breaking holiday season last year. The studio also stated that it was “100% focused” on Red Dead Online for further updates instead of single-player DLC. Since then, the mode has let people become moonshiners and kicked out a couple of new Showdowns, but it hasn’t otherwise done much in terms of content since April. Oh, the devs also had to combat racists because of course it did.

source: Discord via Polygon

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Tee Parsley

That’s Woody Strode on the right! He, at least, manages to wing that clown……

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Schlag Sweetleaf

rewatched that scene today, .. “You brought two too many.” , probably one of the best lines in film:)

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Rndomuser

Best content is the one that players themselves create. Rockstar should just give all tools for RP mod creators to create any kind of RP they want. There is no need for any other kind of support.

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Sarah Cushaway

Hell they won’t even let people do private servers, let alone any modding tools.

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Leo

I always assumed they wanted to have another GTA online cash cow. And when that didn’t happen they just went elsewhere

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whowutwhen

I dont think RDR-O was ever going to have the vast appeal that GTA-O had. Westerns a niche. There is far less they can put in the game to drive MTX, keeping it rooted in reality limits available content. There wont be missile launching hoverbikes equivalents. Its some paint jobs on horses and new clothing options…theres not much else they can add.

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Sarah Cushaway

Yep. RDR isn’t really set up to be the next GTA– they would have made a damned killing off a single player DLC though. It’s what almost everyone in the community wants (and it’s why RDO is all but dead).

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Greaterdivinity

I’m sure they’ll take the servers down for a few hours in solidarity with the protesters. You know, to show they care.

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Sarah Cushaway

The online version is unfun GARBAGE.

Most of us just want a DLC or RDR1 remake.

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whowutwhen

Odd. I and many of my friends have PLENTY of fun.

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Sarah Cushaway

Good for you?

Doesn’t change the fact it’s a shit game compared to storymode, and the -vast- majority of RDR fans want a single player DLC over the bullshit online money grinder/whale fest.