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ckey

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ckey

I'm getting towards the end of chapter 3 (I think) and have been saving money but then I realized I don't know what I'm saving money for?

 

I've upgraded the camp, I seem to have enough ammo,  I don't really care about clothes but I've bought a few things. 

 

Money was tight at the beginning of the game but now I'm not seeing the dynamic of scarce resources and finite $$. 

 

What exactly will I be spending money on ? Is it just clothes? I seem to have a decent horse and weapons etc.

 

 

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Cutter De Blanc

Most of my money goes toward paying off my bounties

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ShieldMaiden

Bying upgraded equipment, trinkets and pamphlets. I wish I knew this and crafted/bought them sooner. You need to hunt legendary animals first, though :) 

 

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ckey

So unless I hunt, money is worthless?

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Awful Waffle
24 minutes ago, ckey said:

So unless I hunt, money is worthless?

it just depends on what you desire.

if you're just playing the game in order to get through the story then you don't really need any money. you can easily finish the campaign using only the items/weapons provided to you in the main missions.

 

but if you want to collect everything there is to collect, you could easily spend upwards of $10,000 or more.

but if that doesn't matter to you? then sure, money is worthless.

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ckey

Thats the conclusion I'm coming to, which in my opinion is pretty lame and poor balancing. I'm primarily focused on gameplay and not buying clothes or other stupid sh*t that doesn't effect gameplay.

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Awful Waffle

this is singleplayer, not Online.

having money to spend on stuff has nothing to do with "balance" but I guess it's kind of lame compared to GTAV and all the supercars and private jets.

 

but hey; it's the 1890's old West. it's not 2013 in Los Angeles. there's not a global economy. there's not a consumer culture. it's still the tail end of the industrial revolution. most people are still poor farmers or tradesmen.

back then even the richest guy in the world wouldn't have much to spend his money on aside from good food, mansions and horses, a nice sail boat, and some fancy clothes.

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FrancisMcReary

This is a very hard to balance game element. 
It comes back in any Rockstar game. At one point you're just loaded and money isn't an issue anymore. 

For my first playthrough they did the money management system quite well. 
But if I take all my prior knowledge to a new playthrough I'll be Scrooge McDuck before chapter 3. 

 

I just accept that for what it is and don't blame it on Rockstar. 
(unlike their graphics downgrade. shame!)

 

P.S.
Epstein didn't kill himself

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Dying

If you donate to the camp and buy everything available + full camp furnishing early enough (I did it in chapter 2 during my 2nd play), the camp will get enough income by their own (until end of chapter IV) to survive and you are able to keep everything on "gold" stock without donating more money to the camp.

Arthur on the other hand is getting rich during normal gameplay with at least 10K to 25K + 11K in big gold bars (all treasures + hidden locations. Some gold bars are respawing after several days), even if he tells something else to Mary or Dutch.

It is worth to spend the money and keep the gold bars for John. I spend money on weapons + customization, clothes, horses (that I had any available horse before end of chapter VI), bounties, luxury life (eating and drinking in saloons instead of camp).

 

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thisisdagger

I remember after that one successful bank job I had pretty much all the money I needed. But like some other guy posted I'm more of the pragmatic kind of player. I buy guns and upgrades. Cosmetics I hardly care about 

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nhdiesel

One thing Rockstar got right with this game is the financial aspect. Yes, you can play through the entire game without needing much money. Why is that great? Because an average player can finish the game without having to grind endlessly to make money to proceed, which would cause many players to quit out of boredom. This game leaves it up to YOU. Do you want to do a quick, simple play through with no extras? Go for it! No side work is required. But if you actually to improve the game, and improve your own fun and increase the challenges by buying top level horses, camp, and equipment, then you can work to earn money and buy those things. Trust me, having a fast horse with great stamina really improves gameplay. Adding a light to that horse makes night riding a lot more enjoyable. Having the money to pay off my endless bounties is great. Being able to stay stocked up on health supplies and food is great.

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Taterman
4 hours ago, nhdiesel said:

Adding a light to that horse makes night riding a lot more enjoyable. Having the money to pay off my endless bounties is great. Being able to stay stocked up on health supplies and food is great.

How do you add a light to a horse? Is that in story mode?

 

 

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Cutter De Blanc
4 minutes ago, Taterman said:

How do you add a light to a horse? Is that in story mode?

 

 

Of course not. 

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