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ravynwolvf

Officially sick of trying to maintain weight

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ravynwolvf

My characters have been underweight for probably 3/4 or more of my two playthroughs, and I make a good effort to eat. It's become too much micromanagement...it's hard to enjoy everything that's going on while trying to remember to stop and eat yet again. I don't know how it works now, but he needs to be able to eat less to maintain his weight; if the idea is to make it hard to get fat, then cap how much gain he can get from food in one day. Something, because it's getting really annoying to have to eat 10 things a day, every day. Love the realism that he needs to eat to keep strength, the amount is just a bit much right now. 

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Cutter De Blanc

I'm going broke buying provisions but damnit I got my weight to average!

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LeonVegaSuarez

Cook and stow meat. Preferably big game meat, since it refills all your cores completely. Eat until you hear a crunch sound. Eat after you sleep or fast travel, otherwise eat about twice a day until you hear a crunch sound.

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oCrapaCreeper

Candies and chocolate are by far the easiest way to gain weight and maintain IMO. Though you have to keep in mind that past a certain point in the story it's very difficult to not be underweight since it's supposed to happen.

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Penicuikscotland2010

Just have to eat a ton. 

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ravynwolvf

I've BEEN eating cooked meat. I keep a ton of it in my satchel. I eat 3-4 before I sleep, have another when I wake up, then try and have a chocolate bar and at least one more chunk of meat during the day. Plus I east every saloon meal I come across, and still he's underweight all the time. That's a lot of fiddling around with food, and even if it kept his weight up, it would be too big a part of the game. The system needs to be simplified to where it's easy to maintain weight, if you remember to eat a cooked meat or a saloon meal once a day. Both take added effort; you have to kill or buy the meat, and cook it, or take a trip to a saloon, so it's not just the eating time itself. And when you need a ton of it like you do right now, then it gets in the way of playing and enjoying the rest of the game. Even if I knew exactly how much food to eat, it's too much messing around imho at the moment. It's more like it's justifying the stew at the camp, meal at the ranch, food being available in saloons, etc, then adding something to the game play.

7 hours ago, oCrapaCreeper said:

Candies and chocolate are by far the easiest way to gain weight and maintain IMO. Though you have to keep in mind that past a certain point in the story it's very difficult to not be underweight since it's supposed to happen.

Yeah, got that, but mine is at the END of the entire story, where that doesn't come into play.

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Richard Power Colt

The weight system is pretty stupid. I don't think you should be underweight just because you're only eating the amount you actually need to. I guess if you're really sh*t at the game and end up draining your cores all the time then you'll need to eat more, but right now my experience is that I really just don't need to eat all that often and it feels unintuitive to just eat for the sake of gaining weight when it's mostly just a minor cosmetic change(the stat changes from what I can tell are pretty irrelevant).

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ravynwolvf

What Leonvegasuarez said about the crunching sound seemed to help quite a bit. I get the feeling that eating past that point doesn't do anything (or something). Eating til I hear that (and it usually takes two somethings) got me up to average pretty quick, while eating 17 candy bars in one sitting did nothing.

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Scaeva

They do need to fix how weight is maintained with a patch. 3 meals a day (eating 1 thing each time) should be sufficient to maintain current weight. Honestly it should probably be bumped down to 2 meals per day as it can be easy to miss a meal while doing quests. As it is you can sometimes eat 3 meals per day and still lose weight.

 

I had Arthur at average for most of the game, but couldn't seem to get him up to perfect.

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Satanta

I think I get the idea that you are an Outlaw, always on the run and such so would naturally tend to be underweight.

 

Heck, I'm a bit rangy myself-definitely not fat, maybe a little underweight but it fits my body size and I eat maybe a meal a day and some snacks.

 

There is zero reason Arthur can eat at camp plus eat from his saddlebags plus eat from his satchel plus eat at a Saloon and still be alwas underweight with the loss of core effects it has.

 

I am constantly eating-eat while traveling, eat at personal camp and at main camp, picking Herbs and eating them, sometimes a saloon and my health core constantly goes red.

 

Add in the tonics and snacks while travelling on horseback.

 

Serious PITA.

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Tonesta

The one good thing about the system is that it doesn't really penalise you for failing to maintain weight.

 

I mostly gave up about halfway through - eventually hit minimum weight. And yes, my cores are lower but frankly they're still more than enough for me to complete any mission comfortably - especially with the in-built ability to spam remedies if you get into trouble.

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Penicuikscotland2010

Jeez. Maybe it's tapeworm that's the problem. 

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Jimbatron
On 12/1/2018 at 7:43 AM, LeonVegaSuarez said:

Cook and stow meat. Preferably big game meat, since it refills all your cores completely. Eat until you hear a crunch sound. Eat after you sleep or fast travel, otherwise eat about twice a day until you hear a crunch sound.

Agreed - obsevationally big game meat has a much bigger impact. Killing alligators around SE of the map is a great way to stock up. It helps if you have the legend of the east satchel. Eating three spaced out over the day is more beneficial than three in one go.

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WPCatfish

Keeping Arthur's weight up is the real reason the buffalo almost went extinct!

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Cutter De Blanc

Fat Arthur is the best Arthur. Beefy looking sonofabitch, doesn't really look fat

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RJX74

I never want a feature this sensitive in a R* game again. Just do it the San Andreas way.

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Cutter De Blanc

For what it's worth maintaining your weight once you become overweight is fairly easy

 

At least until chapter 6 I assume

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Kemasus

I can generally get my weight moving in a weight gaining direction quickly by...

In camp eat the stew, a big game and a candy.....go to bed, get up and immediately eat again and go back to bed

After this "for maintenance" I eat twice a day

 

The right amount of sleep with food seems to work better for weight gain

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On ‎12‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 7:43 AM, LeonVegaSuarez said:

Cook and stow meat. Preferably big game meat, since it refills all your cores completely. Eat until you hear a crunch sound. Eat after you sleep or fast travel, otherwise eat about twice a day until you hear a crunch sound.

 

This^^

 

I never pass wolves with out harvesting them for their pelts and more importantly their meat, then just before night I cook a sh*t load of that meat and stow it, but if your near an eating house don't waste your stowed meat buy a meal. I also stop eating when I here the noise describe above.

 

I would love some sort of meter, so that it would be easier to keep an eye on it.

 

 

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RJX74

They should have done it like San Andreas, where it tells you you're hungry.

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RyuNova

Eat sweets, drink, eat meals at Saloons, don't run etc.

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