Red Dead Online& # 39; s beta launched this week, and the fans finally were able to play great online game next & # 39; Rockstar after the mega success GTA Online. Initial impressions were largely positive large, but one aspect of the game is under great scrutiny is the in-game economy. The prices are too high? It's too grindy? It will be fair for those who prefer not to spend money in the real world on mikrotransazzjonijiet in the game? It's too early to tell, but & # 39; now, the economy & # 39; Red Dead Online feels unbalanced.
The fans were worried about the prior mikrotransazzjonijiet Red Dead Online launched. Some joked about "Wolf Cards", a reference to the divisive Sea Dogs cards that can be purchased GTA Online for real money. Some GTA players feel that the Sharks are the reason GTAO I saw the game prices on the source & # 39; new content. These fears are not entirely without merit: The evidence shows that during the last five years the prices have actually increased on cars and other items GTA Online.
Red Dead OnlineThe economy & # 39; the EU differs in GTA OnlineThe economy & # 39; the EU in a few key ways. One of the first and most obvious difference is the price and the rewards that players receive. Many items in stores worth a few bucks in games or even less than a dollar, f & # 39; compliance with the old Western economy, where a few dollars can go & # 39; away. Many activities and missions pay only three or five dollars. in GTA Online, Fees and expenses are in the thousands and millions.
The other main difference is that Red Dead Online includes two currencies. The cash are easier to earn and be rewarded when completing missions, playing competitive modes and sell hides & # 39; animals or fish. The other coin is gold, functioning more like a premium currency found in & # 39; games like Rainbow Six Seat. The Gold bars are used for various things in RDO. The players can use gold bars to buy special cosmetic items, open certain items faster, or again even set the clock of their morality, can & # 39; is useful for players who want to always be good cowpoke or cowpoke nasty.
Gold will be able & # 39; purchased in the future, once Rockstar turn on the store in the game, but we do not know x & # 39; be the price of gold as packages or will be sold. In the current beta, players can earn gold nuggets by completing missions, find treasures or play online PvP modes. Once a player has earned 100 nuggets, they get bar & # 39; gold.
Getting gold bars currently grind. The user & # 39; Reddit The ID unavailable estimated that it will take most players about eight hours to earn one gold bar. Some items in the game and modifications & # 39; weapons can be purchased using the & # 39; these gold bars, and some of them are very expensive. For example, if you want to change completely every piece of metal on the starting gun, will cost 30 gold bar, which can currently take 200 hours to earn. Shores is just another horse insurance. While your first horse is insurable without gold, horses future worth five gold bars to ensure Getting insurance on a horse allows it heals without charge and when dying; Horses uninsured have a small cost and time & # 39; & # 39 waiting; two minutes before being healed by death.
If wisely used, premium currency can & # 39; allowing developers more keen price items, more elaborate or unnecessary b & # 39; those currencies while not interfere too much with the economy in the game. GTA OnlineFailure & # 39; premium currency is one of the reasons why things started to cost more. All players obtained the single currency in the game, making it easy for players to grind, or exploit their way to buy high-end goods. In theory, the premium currency can & # 39; be a way to have special items that players have to pay while still points that players can earn in the game with & # 39; nothing. in Red Dead Online, Gold items just like horse insurance does not appear as unnecessary cosmetics. They appear to be important for the game, and after locking hard nuggets to obtain feels like a poor way to implement premium currency.
Rockstar stated on their website that gold bars will be used to open cosmetic items, such as decorations for your camp. But at present RDO beta are items that can be purchased with gold, such as fishing or pamphlets of attraction & # 39; preparation. These items will not destroy the competitive balance & # 39; or & # 39 game; mission, but they are more than just cosmetic. No one objects to unlock earlier m & # 39; are weapons b & # 39; health or unfair armor, but have functionality at all to open early stuff using gold in the game is worrying . If not properly balanced, you & # 39; lead to a situation where the players want money digging for gold can gain an edge over players who do not want to engage in mikrotransazzjonijiet.
Fans are concerned, memes and sharing posts on how Rockstar is using gold bars in Red Dead Online. The fear & # 39; is that this leads to an imbalance in the game and cause players b & # 39; anything to itħnu for days just to get the gold needed to buy some of these items.
Apart from their anger on gold bars in RDO, Players are also concerned at the lack of & # 39; & # 39 missions; high paying, especially when you think that many items in the game are too expensive. particularly expensive item is the Mauser pistol, which cost $ 1,000 in & # 39; dollars in the game. After playing for about 15 hours, I have only $ 380. The missions and the killing of death tend to pay no more than five or 10 dollars, b & # 39; pay much much less. Hunting and fishing do not pay much until you & # 39; highest level and unlock lures and better guns. Even then, the charges for perfect skin and a big fish only between two and ten bucks. The players feel like the economy & # 39; Red Dead Online is divided, with fans on Reddit and the GTA forums to share their frustration. Some of that crossing is humorous, like that in Red Dead Online Lata beans cost more than Wedding ring. "We make money as it is 1899 and everything is priced like its 2018," wrote one user of & # 39; Reddit. "Jesus Christ, if I wanted to address the wage ratio and the livelihoods of shitty life then get bored with the door & # 39; my front."
The hard money to find them is even more & # 39; problem because both mundane activities require money. in RDO, You clean up your arms with the gun oil, buy ammo, giving fodder to żwiemelek, and you pay a fee to camp. These tasks need to buy things, and if you can not afford them, you will be disadvantaged, b & # 39; character whose health will be lower, a horse that can not go fast and less harmful guns. It has some players who feel like to grind for small cash just to survive.
Of course this is beta; the things will certainly change. Once complete a few missions & # 39; history that are available now, you really only have to do some foreign missions death variations and racing, and some fishing and hunting. It is very possible that in the future will increase Rockstar heists, bounty hunting, poker, and more. These activities and events can pay better. They may even pay gold, fix meals for issuing gold. It is very possible that Rockstar again & # 39; balance the economy, perhaps lower prices or make it a bit easier to earn & # 39; gold. Kotaku Rockstar contacted and asked about – of – gold prices – and future – Red Dead Online economy, but already heard about back in time for publication.
Right now, many Red Dead Online The players feel that the game is cursed with & # 39; not much to actually grinding. It's feeling very similar, including myself, when we had GTA Online first launched. The veterans & # 39; that the game will be familiar with the grinding tasks such vast Vehicles over and over for hours just to be able to buy an apartment. GTA Online eventually added more ways to earn & # 39; money, but for many fans was also too expensive. Hopefully Red Dead Online you & # 39; to avoid that scenario.
Zack Zwiezen is a writer who lives in & # 39; Kansas City, Missouri. He wrote to Gamecritics, Killscreen and Fuse Entertainment.