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Is there a way to "exit back to menu"?


zPhoenix
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I know  I can hit Esc and start a new Online or Story session, which disconnects me from the current session.  Or I can hit Quit Game and exist completely.

 

But there are times when I need to leave the session for a while (i.e.: toilet, lunch, etc) and at least in RDO it is not safe to leave your character lying around unless you are back at camp... and much of the time you want to return to the exact same location you were at when you restart a session. 

 

So, the ideal option would be to fully exit the session but not the game, going either back to the Online menu or back to the main menu where you choose Story vs Online. 

 

Is there a way to ending the session without closing the game or starting a new session?

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Other than what you previously listed, no.  I find the moonshine shack is safest for needing to be AFK.  I also do the PO and camp lockbox.  If you sit at the a table in the shine shack you won't get kicked.  Funny, I left mine standing in the stairway of the shack the other day.  I was outside IRL for a while, after a few hours went back expecting to be kicked and my guy was just standing there. 

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You can also open the catalogue to go AFK for a while.

 

Maybe even while inside the shine shack to be perfectly safe?  (never tried it)

 

edit: I think starting to enter showdown or whatever then backing out puts you back in the menu?

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FRIDA_KAHLO

Don't trust the catalog to protect you though, but I use it to signal I am AFK. My favorite is standing on the gallows in Blackwater. But I dunno if there’s real safety in the boonies, ‘cept cough up a couple bucks move the camp to that county

 

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Jason Frost

Pause Menu > Story > Exit Game > Now you are back to the main menu

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On 7/21/2021 at 7:50 AM, zPhoenix said:

Is there a way to ending the session without closing the game or starting a new session?

 

Yeah, you hit story and exit.

Then you are back at the menu, like other guy said, having exited your session.

Change your outfit first, even if you change it back, to force a save.

 

But if going AFK, like other people said, I get in my moonshine shack and open the catalog (so I don't get kicked either.)

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Thanks for the Esc/Story/Exit idea.  Will be perfect for when I need to go but want to return to the same spot in the next session.

 

For just idling with no kick I like telling the shack's band to play and then sitting at the table in front of them.  Works great when making a batch of moonshine, and do errands around the house while the toon waits.

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Best way is go to camp then open the trader menu. I do this if I need to run some where real quick and at times I would be gone for 20-30 mins, I’m still in game when I get back.

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Chaperon Noir

Changing your appearance will log you out, leaving the menu after that is free and returns you to the same area.

I've found the loading times to be faster as well.

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