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What to do when bored ?


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Ghostghosting

Lately after the big update I've been super bored with the game , I love the game despite its flaws. But I just don't know what to do anymore ? No need to flame I'm just curious what do you guys / girls do when bored solo ?

 

Hunting for trader is so tedious with the camp not functioning, bounty is repetitive , collector is so boring lol I love alot about this game it's so beautiful but after months of grinding fishing and story missions and dailies ugh ! 

 

I feel I've come to a complete stop , I find myself pondering for a good hour or what to do in my camp than log off . What are your thoughts or things you do to enjoy the game ?

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even it sounds boring af, I enjoy every minute relaxing in my camp, while its creating passive income

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Damn, you reached the end of the internet.,,,😉

 

But I feel what your saying...

I might try showdowns, I'm not a big fan of them but what the heck

another thing I haven't tried is Posse's...I'm sort of a loner though and find it hard to get in that mode

 

GL to you, and will be watching to see what follows

 

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When bored, try livening it up with some role-play. You don't actually need other people for role-playing purposes.

 

Give your dude / dudette a backstory, sprinkle some motivations on your character and go off into the world and see how it plays out. Now you're playing it YOUR way.

 

With a good imagionation, anything can be fun, so don't wait up for R' to come up with everything for you.

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When I'm bored I walk the streets of Saint Denis, doing the Ta-Da! emote at all the NPC's... Then take the trolley for a few stops. When sitting in the trolley in cinematic mode there's some good music playing. If I hear a gunfight I approach to see what happens but try not to get involved. 

 

Or I go to Valentine's saloon and stare at NPC's until they start a fight, then get into a bar brawl... If I win I take the fight to the streets, staring and doing emotes at the townsfolk. And if I got beaten to death in the saloon, I come back and throw some dynamite or molotov through the entrance. My character is usually warm and friendly, but she's a mean drunk. 

 

 

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Everytime i don‘t know what to do, I just turn off the minimap and just go with the flow. See what happens and what you got pulled into. 
even old stranger missions can be fun like that if you stroll around the backalleys of saint denis when all of a sudden some dude sitting on a bench asks you to help in a prison break.

 

it‘s really a different kind of experience when you have to look for yourself and don‘t navigate using the minimap. 
It‘s a wonder how many details go missing if you only rely on the minimap.

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When i get tired of the colector role i like to turn my character into a butcher's creek local, dismiss my horse, have only my 2 dirty cattlemans and wonder around butcher's creek/van horn area, it normally ends up in a fight or a shootout with the locals.

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I wouldn't say I get bored, I still enjoy the Collector role a lot, when camp actually spawns I'll tend to the Trader business and whenever I'm near a bounty board I'll do a mission just to change things up.

 

But, when I'm not really feeling like playing one of the roles I'll create new outfits and indulge in some photography.

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You could always limit your play time and occupy yourself with something else, like a new hobby.

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When I really can't think of anything to do in the game, I log off (or go afk) and do something else instead. It's actually quite easy to find something to do at home. 

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Many great ideas here. Ive been focusing on the collector role lately. But it can be boring just going from item to item (I follow a map), so I focus on a few items or an area, then I hunt and encounter randoms or engage with players if they engage with me in that area.

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I am not bored yet. There are more daily challenges than I have been able to complete. 

 

I focus also on the collector's role. I have a lot of collections who are one or two items short of being complete. There are maps on the internet for specific items. It pays a lot of money to sell a complete set. 

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Turn off your hud entirely. Take in the game for what it is. Disable aim assist, stop grinding whatever you were doing and just go with the flow. Take a different approach to things you might have done in the past. It can be pretty cool going collecting without all those internet guides and actually look around for yourself. Interact with the npc's get drunk and play a few hands of poker then when you've lost unleash your frustration in a drunken brawl lol

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I play only a few characters now, and I fight off boredom by playing each one according to a routine appropriate to him.

 

One is a desperado, a mean, rotten son of a gun who starts each game day by cleaning guns, having breakfast, and going out for some robbery and mayhem. He does a few stranger missions for some sleazy friends. Murders and steals, fends off bounty hunters and lawmen. Sometimes he goes over to the oil factory to see how long he can kill people without dying. He also plays some poker now and then too. He doesn't hunt or fish, no trader work at all, sometimes he goes after bounties for the money. He's fun to play.

 

Another character is a nice southern gentleman who works as a collector and full-time gambler. He plays a ton of poker and makes good money at it most of the time (every gambler has runs of bad luck but he makes a profit). He does free roam missions too but avoids the nasty ones, keeping to horse-stealing and wagon-hijacking missions. He's pretty successful cuz of the collecting & gambling.

 

I still play the Virginian character I made because (a) his face didn't get fat, and (b) I just love playing him. But he doesn't do bad stuff like my desperado does. He goes round the different cattle ranches to gather meat to sell at the butcher; but as I role-play it, he isn't rustling, instead I imagine that he's just doing his job for the cattlemen he works for, delivering cattle-meat, and the profit he gets is simply his pay for doing his job. He also works as a trader, and does a ton of hunting and fishing for relaxation. I don't get bored playing him at all.

 

Another thing I do, no matter which one I'm playing, is play each game-day as if it's a real day, doing some of the things real people do every day. For example, instead of simply changing clothes on the horse to get rid of dirt and mud, I wash in a river. They eat only once per game-day cuz I don't want em getting fat. But all three characters drink and smoke a lot throughout the day (drinking relieves stamina core and smoking relieves dead-eye or focus) --- after all, they can't get laid so at the very least I make sure they have some fun!

 

At night I rest em up in camp a bit, take a short break myself for a few minutes, then go on after that, imagining they slept part of the night anyway. Then before morning they're off again, whether it's visiting NPC friends (you'd be amazed at how fun it sometimes is to just hang with NPCs and listen to em talk, imagining that my character is shootin' the sh*t with em). And of course sometimes there's a rip-roarin' saloon fistfight.

 

It's great fun for me taking this game slow and easy, not rushing from objective to objective driven with the lust for results. I pay no attention to rank or money -- they come naturally, if not quickly. I don't want to rush through things, it keeps the game fresh to have so much to do. I'm just living life in the 1890s, not trying to "beat" a video game or outdo other players lol.

 

I don't think I'll ever get bored playing this way. And if I want to play a different playstyle, I simply switch to another character whose outlook and routine differ in every way from the other two characters.

 

This kind of approach may not be fun for others, but it works for me! Sorry though for the long post, I did my best to keep it short.

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Is it boring that I set up camp near Valentine and wait for traders to steal from? Because that’s literally all I do. Oh and occasionally approach and hunt players that look or act stupid.

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Shadowfennekin

Take a break

 

I don't blame you OP, R* barely added anything game changing. Still can't do illegal stuff. Collecting is really boring and honestly pointless... doing it multiple times is just going to make everything more expensive ya cunts! Trader, Materials make it a total drag. And Bounty hunter? Doesn't pay enough and being 'bad' gives less money..... I want illegal stuff. My character's not a saint. He f*cks, steals, lies, and kills whatever he wants whenever he wants. He has no morality

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Agreed. Slow, easy and retro.

One Cattleman revolver, Double--Barrel shotgun and hunting knife.

Full session of stagecoach robberies and escorts.

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Depends how much you're into this kind of thing, but I really enjoy coming up with interesting outfits and weapon designs - in particular, trying to replicate things like videogame outfits (got a couple based on Assassin's Creed Syndicate that turned out rather well), or making my guns look as close to real-life equivalents as possible.

 

Beyond that, my usual game loop involves looking at my dailies, and seeing what I can get done within however much time I have online* - sometimes, I'll only be able to do something quick like 'visit a shop in <name of town>' before logging out for the day, but sometimes I'll be able to do all of them (and thus make some more award progress), and often end up getting side-tracked by a random event, ambush, etc., and things will carry on from there.

 

*doesn't help that I've also got to fit in progress in Monster Hunter and Forza Horizon, so I might only have 30 minutes in each game before having to play something else, but keeping on top of stuff like Madam Nazar's weekly sets, or attempting to 5-star a legendary bounty, takes up all my time. Soloing a bounty mission five times over in a week, while also having to keep a daily streak going, getting all three collectibles and selling them (and then getting them again, so they can work towards regular set completion)? I genuinely struggle to make the time for all that, even without having to also do weekly/daily challenges/events in Forza, do a 50-minute hunt in MHW, etc.

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Lonely-Martin

Took ages for a thread like this to pop up in the GTA:O section, lol.

 

But aren't videogames made to fill the boredom? Play something else for a bit or do something else. 

 

Never understood why folk continue to do things they're bored of, well, I do. But I'll not go there. ;)

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ALifeOfMisery
8 hours ago, Lonely-Martin said:

Took ages for a thread like this to pop up in the GTA:O section, lol.

 

But aren't videogames made to fill the boredom? Play something else for a bit or do something else. 

 

Never understood why folk continue to do things they're bored of, well, I do. But I'll not go there. ;)

I didn't understand it either until GTAO from 2017 onwards.

 

I actually felt compelled to play, even though it was mind numbing. I'd either be in a solo lobby grinding away at I/E and VIP work or I'd be replaying Heist finales for hours on end.

 

I wasn't enjoying the game at all in the most part, but I'd become so fixated on that number in the top right hand corner that I was actually forcing myself to play.

 

I wouldn't go so far as to call it an addiction, because on days where I couldn't play I wasn't affected negatively in any way, but when I had free time it had to be spent on GTAO, it didn't matter how bored or p*ssed off with the game I got, if I had a spare hour, I played GTAO.

 

RDR2 actually changed that. People from the GTAO section might remember that I had no intention of even buying RDR2, had it not been for my wife buying it for me as a birthday gift I quite possibly wouldn't have bought it by now. But I'm glad she did.

 

The RDR2 story made me fall in love with gaming all over again, it had me playing a game because I actually enjoyed the game, because I was invested in the characters and the story. That has fully carried over into RDO. I think, for me personally, this has much to do with me not grinding the game, in the most part. Yeah, the Bounty Hunter ranks were a b*tch to get through, but other than that I haven't really chased anything.

 

In the most part I've ignored money, gold and rank, I've just done things I enjoy for as long as I'm enjoying them, then moved onto something else. Playing that way has naturally earned money, gold and rank, but not focusing on them has made my play time so much more enjoyable and gratifying.

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Lonely-Martin

@ALifeOfMisery. Great post that I feel many can relate to too!

 

You could really see how compelled some were to play when certain 2x weeks popped up in GTA, and I know I've had spells, lol. More a habit than addiction as like you said, it wasn't that I had to game at any point but more when I did, GTA just had so much in it and that could happen, it was/is just an easy fit for a couple hours of whatever, lol.

 

This game took a huge backward step in our freedom and choice, it limits the gaming and along with the focus on weekly events or dailies paying so well compared, does leave the game open to becoming boring quicker. GTA had so much in its core to begin with and that certainly kept me from doing the same things over and over, anything was random. We could be in the best race of our game or the worst, here it's a guaranteed shootout, for example. No choice aside don't, lol.

 

Anyway, I've been hard enough on this game and don't play much, but I do love aspects and hope it grows. Just frustrated that it could have been so much more already, or fixed at least. 🤣👍🤠👌

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@ALifeOfMiseryThose gunrunning missions and research bars to get my oppressor rockets nearly made me quit gaming. RDO so chill in comparison. 

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1 minute ago, Master Tyrus said:

@ALifeOfMiseryThose gunrunning missions and research bars to get my oppressor rockets nearly made me quit gaming.

A real turning point for me too. Gave up until DDH arrived to save it, lol.

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On 10/16/2019 at 12:48 AM, Ghostghosting said:

What to do when bored ?

I find something else to do.

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On 10/16/2019 at 8:48 AM, Ghostghosting said:

Lately after the big update I've been super bored with the game , I love the game despite its flaws. But I just don't know what to do anymore ? No need to flame I'm just curious what do you guys / girls do when bored solo ?

 

Hunting for trader is so tedious with the camp not functioning, bounty is repetitive , collector is so boring lol I love alot about this game it's so beautiful but after months of grinding fishing and story missions and dailies ugh ! 

 

I feel I've come to a complete stop , I find myself pondering for a good hour or what to do in my camp than log off . What are your thoughts or things you do to enjoy the game ?

Usually try to find a fight somewhere. But that's getting a lot harder. It seems most players just want to hunt and dig for things.

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ALifeOfMisery
4 hours ago, Master Tyrus said:

@ALifeOfMiseryThose gunrunning missions and research bars to get my oppressor rockets nearly made me quit gaming. RDO so chill in comparison. 

Gunrunning almost made me quit R* games, that's for sure. I closed my wallet to EA after years of them taking my money on several annual titles, it would only have taken a small push for me to do the same with R* at that point.

 

RDO being so chill has restored my faith in R*, to a degree. Because for all my complaining, most of which I feel is entirely justified, I have to give credit where it's due. It would have been so easy for R* to make RDO freeroam the same sh*tshow that GTAO freeroam is, but instead, R* have made a very decent effort to discourage not only griefing, but all unwanted freeroam PvP, even to the point where we can run a freeroam business and choose to completely skip PvP on sale missions for a 25% reduction in payout. Bounty Hunting only has player bounties as an optional PvP element and being a Collector has no PvP aspect at all in freeroam.

 

RDO, in this regard, is a vast improvement on GTAO and as a result, a more chill, even mature, player base has evolved around the game, for which I am extremely grateful.

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