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The Stew Bowl Challenge!


Slonitram
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Hey folks. Today, I want to invite you all to a challenge that I came up with, based on a Reddit post.

 

In Valentine, next to where you talk to The Boy, there is a bowl of stew you can pick up and eat, just like at the main camp in singleplayer. But you don't have to eat. See, you can carry the stew bowl around as far as you desire, but only by walking. You can't run, you can't get on your horse, wagon, whatever. You are locked to walking.

 

Instead of seeing this as a curse, see this as a challenge. And the challenge is, carry that stew bowl all the way to Saint Denis. Yes, you heard me right, from one end of New Hanover to the end of Lemoyne. How far can you go before you are shot by a griefer, ran over by a wagon, mauled by wolves lose your sanity or, worst of all, get disconnected by Rockstar's crappy servers?

 

The Stew Bowl Challenge is meant to test your patience, at the same time as make you see the game in a different way. Take in the atmosphere around you, listen to the trains in the distance, the chirps of birds, the calls of deers, the snail pace at which your character walks, accompained by their noble steed behind them (or not). Come across players who may stop to look at you and wonder what the hell you are doing. Feel the tension of every encounter.

 

The rules are obvious:

1. Don't drop the bowl of stew. That's how you lose.

2. The end goal is Bastille Saloon, in Saint Denis. 

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3. If you get to Bastille Saloon, take a picture of you holding the bowl of stew and post it here. If you please, please, please could provide video evidence of your journey, that would make it a hundred times better in order to really validate your win.

4. If you lose the bowl of stew in any way whatsoever it's okay, don't worry about it. Just bring up the map and pinpoint on it what was the furthest you got from the starting line. Post results below, specially if you manage to get a picture of the wasted bowl of stew on the ground for extra evidence.

 

Common questions you'll probably ask:

 

"But how do I record my game footage?"

Simple, the PS4 and the Xbox One (as far as I know) automatically save footage of every game you play. For the PS4, press the Share button on your controller and select the second option to save footage of your gameplay session. I reccomend doing it every 5-10 minutes to make sure you don't risk losing anything, because the PS4 (as far as I know) records only 60 minutes of gameplay. I don't know how it works on the Xbox One, if anyone could post the info below, I'd appreciate it very much.

 

"What's the reward?"

There is no reward. This is all for fun and for collective entertainment, as well as a test to see how patient most of us are. But if you really want a reward, well, I'll draw your character in Paint, as terribly as possible.

 

If you have any further questions, just let me know below and I'll be happy to answer!

 

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This is the furthest I got before Rockstar's servers crapped out on me and I got disconnected from the game. Now, it's up to you, friends. How far can you go with a delicious bowl of stew on your hands?

 

SEPTEMBER 2ND UPDATE: I have succesfully beat the challenge! I made it all the way from Valentine to Saint Denis with a bowl of stew on my hands just by walking!

 

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SEPTEMBER 3RD UPDATE: My successful stew journey has been logged by VG247.com. An article about my journey can be read here

 

CREDITS: I did not come up with this idea. The Stew Bowl Challenge is entirely based on a Reddit video by u/RJskillz92

 

 
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Good luck guys. I'm gonna be hanging outside Bastille Saloon with a shotgun......only joking. 

Good idea for a challenge though 👍🏽

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Different strokes for different folks and all that I suppose. It's not everyone's cup of tea but it's something different.

 

If the update isn't out this week (which seems the way it's going to go) I might sit down some evening after work, have a few beers, listen to Spotify and take a bowl for a walk on Red dead. I'm thinking I might skip Saint Denis and maybe head up to the Colter camp....

 

Edit: Doing weird sh*t like this is 100% why I am so broke in this game 😔

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If you've got a problem with somebody proposing a silly, harmless idea for a bit of fun then keep it your self.

 

kthxbai

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So my opinion gets hidden just because it upset someone who is obviously in a bad mood? Even though what I said was so absurd it would be foolish to take it for anything but a joke?

 

I don't have a problem at all with what I said, I just said I would not do it in a round about way.

 

On topic - Sounds like a laugh for those that want to do it. I could see it being a fun Youtube Challenge.

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3 minutes ago, RyuNova said:

So my opinion gets hidden just because it upset someone who is obviously in a bad mood? Even though what I said was so absurd it would be foolish to take it for anything but a joke?

 

I don't have a problem at all with what I said, I just said I would not do it in a round about way.

It was more that I don't want the thread to get derailed than anything. It wasn't cause of one post in particular.

 

You know how it is, X says something and everyone quotes that person, everyone quotes the response... etc. :)

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8 minutes ago, Jason said:

It was more that I don't want the thread to get derailed than anything. It wasn't cause of one post in particular.

 

You know how it is, X says something and everyone quotes that person, everyone quotes the response... etc. :)

 

Fair enough. I didnt mean for my first post to be so dividing, sorry.

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28 minutes ago, Jason said:

If you've got a problem with somebody proposing a silly, harmless idea for a bit of fun then keep it your self.

 

kthxbai

Ok. Thanks for letting me know the rules of the forum. Unless you agree with something someone says then don't reply. Got it.

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damn people are getting desperate to find new things to enjoy in this game. Rockstar better release this update fast

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7 minutes ago, AmyStone said:

Ok. Thanks for letting me know the rules of the forum. Unless you agree with something someone says then don't reply. Got it.

Like I said in my follow up post, it was more about not derailing the thread and not one post in particular.

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This challenge inspired me to undertake my own challenge today, when ole Slim Pickens ran into a dilemma by catching a 19 lb pike after bagging a perfect elk pelt! While not nearly as far as the Stew Bowl Challenge, Slim's favorite fishing spot is still a fairly long trek to town:

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It wasn't as boring as I thought it would be. It was nice to take in the nature sounds and scenery I usually miss in my travels. Not exactly a barnburner of a good time though.

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In the pic above, as Ole Slim was tuckering out a bit, there was some gunfire over to the right somewhere. Turns out somebody was just hunting, no problems with griefers yet!

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The coach driver above cracked me up. He must've thought I needed a ride cuz he said: "I travel alone, beat it!"

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Got a bit nervous here...players walking around here and there, with a couple over in the saloon. Still, no problems yet.

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Well, Ole Slim & Blaze made it! Yay! Slim looks a little winded though. Again, not nearly as far as the official challenge, I can't imagine going that far and surviving lol.

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11 hours ago, Vice Beach said:

Should add no defensive mode as a rule.

It can be done in defensive mode and offensive mode. It doesn't really matter all that much if you think about it, after all, you can't shoot back with a bowl of stew in your hands.

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5 minutes ago, Slonitram said:

It can be done in defensive mode and offensive mode. It doesn't really matter all that much if you think about it, after all, you can't shoot back with a bowl of stew in your hands.

True, but I think it may be too easy in Defensive to pass by other players unscathed. I'll be going for it later in Offensive mode, starting in a Saint Denis lobby and fast traveling to Valentine. That way, even if I make it all the way back to Saint Denis, the real challenge is at the very end.

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56 minutes ago, Vice Beach said:

True, but I think it may be too easy in Defensive to pass by other players unscathed.

You can be shot and killed in defensive mode. You take lees damage and can't be locked onto, but you certainly can get killed.

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37 minutes ago, CMCSAVAGE said:

You can be shot and killed in defensive mode. You take lees damage and can't be locked onto, but you certainly can get killed.

I’m aware, I’m just saying for the sake of the challenge, to make it more challenging.

 

Edit: Got to the Heartlands after 8 minutes of walking and my guy randomly decided to just drop the stew bowl. Didn't push the drop button. (reviewed the footage to make sure) It might automatically do this if you get too far from Valentine/the campfire with the bowl. :bored:

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GUYS, I GOT TO BASTILLE SALOON!

 

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EDIT: Video's up!

 

 

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7 minutes ago, CMCSAVAGE said:

Nice. So how long did it take?

37 minutes, according to all the footage I have recorded.

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I made three attempts. 

 

Finding out that holding A on XB1 will make you speed walk. First my character dropped the bowl walking down a steep hill east of Valentine.

 

Walking down it at normal speed, dropped the bowl again.

 

Third attempt I checked the map close to Emerald Station, then backed out by hitting B. Character dropped the bowl. By then I had completed all seven daily challenges, so I quit RDO and played something else.

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10 hours ago, Assblaster said:

This challenge inspired me to undertake my own challenge today, when ole Slim Pickens ran into a dilemma by catching a 19 lb pike after bagging a perfect elk pelt! While not nearly as far as the Stew Bowl Challenge, Slim's favorite fishing spot is still a fairly long trek to town:

VKJuuOi.jpg

jwoP7dE.jpg

It wasn't as boring as I thought it would be. It was nice to take in the nature sounds and scenery I usually miss in my travels. Not exactly a barnburner of a good time though.

bBUl3Fc.jpg

RAWnLh8.jpg

In the pic above, as Ole Slim was tuckering out a bit, there was some gunfire over to the right somewhere. Turns out somebody was just hunting, no problems with griefers yet!

zhvc1Dt.jpg

The coach driver above cracked me up. He must've thought I needed a ride cuz he said: "I travel alone, beat it!"

6KkGphJ.jpg

Got a bit nervous here...players walking around here and there, with a couple over in the saloon. Still, no problems yet.

gAQ8b42.jpg

Well, Ole Slim & Blaze made it! Yay! Slim looks a little winded though. Again, not nearly as far as the official challenge, I can't imagine going that far and surviving lol.

Something is Fishy about this...…..

 

lol Nice job...hope you got a bath in town

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Well this is painful.

 

Came home and decided I'd watch some online poker on YouTube and bring a bowl of stew for a wee walk on the other TV.

 

Attempt one: Got as far as post office at Valentine and got held up by a train. Waited on it to pass through and when I was finally crossing the tracks, got disconnect Error. 😠

 

Attempt two: Veered off the path at the oil field and hit a cactus. Dropped the bowl. 😠😠

 

Attempt three: Ran over by an NPC coach near heartland oil fields again. 😠🤬😠

 

Turned it off. Will try again later. 

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I want to see an entire session attempting to do this together, people all along the trail holding bowls like some food-themed slow motion marathon :lol:

 

 

The Great Stew Migration of 1898

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