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Red Dead Redemption 2: Snake Trail

 

This may not be a popular opinion, but for me Micah Bell is a character just as interesting as Arthur Morgan himself, on the outlaw life they're basically the complete opposite of each other, which is why in my opinion a DLC about him would be the perfect complement for a already amazing game. The DLC would be called Snake Trail and it would bring a fresh new experience even to veteran players by bringing back a fan favorite location, brand new mechanics and bringing others back from the previous game, not to mention new weapons, clothes specifically made for the new playable character, horses, etc. Since Micah is one of the most dishonorable characters on the Red Dead Redemption universe this DLC would get rid of the honor bar in exchange for the fame bar (one of the mechanics coming back from the previous game), which would reward us with new perks after reaching each new level.

 

Prologue: 1899

 

The story starts on the mission "Red Dead Redemption", the reason is because Arthur's honor on the main game progress is irrelevant for the DLC progress, so instead it gives us the choice of sparing Arthur's life for him to die due to his tuberculosis or murdering him ourselves playing as Micah, the biggest majority of us would spare his life of course but it's a needed choice for dialogue purposes throughout the story, after this Micah goes back to Beaver Hollow's cave to steal the gang's money, since he was beat up by Arthur shortly before his cores are empty and he can't fight properly or move fast, so he has to steal the money stealthily without being seen by a few remaining Pinkertons in the area, otherwise he can be easily gunned down by them, after he steals the money he puts it on Baylock's back and flees from Roanoke Ridge onto Grizzlies East, where Joe and Cleet are waiting for him. The next mission starts when they meet, needing a new place to hide from the Pinkertons and lay low they find this cabin called Iron Cloud, it's a new cabin built in the Three Sisters mountain range, it's still nighttime so judging by its lanterns lit up and the condition of the cabin they assume someone lives there, even though there's no one there at the moment, so they break into the cabin and wait for its owner to arrive, shortly after he arrives, he is a middle-aged hunter returning to his cabin with a couple of elks on the back of his wagon, they all hide when they hear him coming and as soon as he enters the cabin Joe surprise attacks him, bring him outside to not mess up the cabin and murders him with a Sawed-Off Shotgun, being the first scene of extreme violence of the story, after this they dispose of his body into the lake O'Creagh's Run, which is conveniently close to the cabin, then they go back to it, having the two elks brought by the hunter there, which should be enough food for a few days, and the prologue ends.

 

Chapter 1: 1900

 

Coming eventually.

 

Chapter 2: 1904

 

Coming eventually.

 

Chapter 3: 1906

 

Coming eventually.

 

I'll keep updating this concept when I have free time for it, which is rare nowadays, so it will be nice if you people can give your opinions about it and perhaps even help me with it. 😅

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Lemoyne outlaw
3 hours ago, Edward RDRIII said:

Red Dead Redemption II: Snake Trail

 

This may not be a popular opinion, but for me Micah Bell is a character just as interesting as Arthur Morgan himself, on the outlaw life they're basically the complete opposite of each other, which is why in my opinion a DLC about him would be the perfect complement for a already amazing game. The DLC would be called Snake Trail and it would bring a fresh new experience even to veteran players by bringing back a fan favorite location, brand new mechanics and bringing others back from the previous game, not to mention new weapons, clothes specifically made for the new playable character, horses, etc. Since Micah is one of the most dishonorable characters on the Red Dead Redemption universe this DLC would get rid of the honor bar in exchange for the fame bar (one of the mechanics coming back from the previous game), which would reward us with new perks after reaching each new level.

 

Prologue: 1899

 

The story starts on the mission "Red Dead Redemption", the reason is because Arthur's honor on the main game progress is irrelevant for the DLC progress, so instead it gives us the choice of sparing Arthur's life for him to die due to his tuberculosis or murdering him ourselves playing as Micah, the biggest majority of us would spare his life of course but it's a needed choice for dialogue purposes throughout the story, after this Micah goes back to Beaver Hollow's cave to steal the gang's money, since he was beat up by Arthur shortly before his cores are empty and he can't fight properly or move fast, so he has to steal the money stealthily without being seen by a few remaining Pinkertons in the area, otherwise he can be easily gunned down by them, after he steals the money he puts it on Baylock's back and flees from Roanoke Ridge onto Grizzlies East, where Joe and Cleet are waiting for him. The next mission starts when they meet, needing a new place to hide from the Pinkertons and lay low they find this cabin called Iron Cloud, it's a new cabin built in the Three Sisters mountain range, it's still nighttime so judging by its lanterns lit up and the condition of the cabin they assume someone lives there, even though there's no one there at the moment, so they break into the cabin and wait for its owner to arrive, shortly after he arrives, he is a middle-aged hunter returning to his cabin with a couple of elks on the back of his wagon, they all hide when they hear him coming and as soon as he enters the cabin Joe surprise attacks him, bring him outside to not mess up the cabin and murders him with a Sawed-Off Shotgun, being the first scene of extreme violence of the story, after this they dispose of his body into the lake O'Creagh's Run, which is conveniently close to the cabin, then they go back to it, having the two elks brought by the hunter there, which should be enough food for a few days, and the prologue ends.

 

Chapter 1: 1900

 

Coming soon.

 

Chapter 2: 1904

 

Coming soon.

 

Chapter 3: 1906

 

Coming soon.

 

I'll keep updating this concept when I have free time for it, which is rare nowadays, so it will be nice if you people can give your opinions about it and perhaps even help me with it. 😅

yes times a million. micah is my favorite character. and i wish so bad that we could play as him. i think it would be like trevor in the wild west. but even better considering how much better micah is than trevor. it would be cool to form our gang with him. and see what fun adventures they get into. please post more when you get the chance.

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On 3/9/2023 at 5:34 AM, Lemoyne outlaw said:

yes times a million. micah is my favorite character. and i wish so bad that we could play as him. i think it would be like trevor in the wild west. but even better considering how much better micah is than trevor. it would be cool to form our gang with him. and see what fun adventures they get into. please post more when you get the chance.

I'll make sure to keeping working on it eventually bro, I still got to expand the prologue some more and polish it before heading to the next chapters though.

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I agree Micah is an important character, and having an out and out bad guy really adds to RDR2, especially when you have Dutch who is more complex and conflicted (even if he's also a bit of an awful person). Micah is also brilliant portrayed by Peter Blomquist. But I think R* would be reluctant to make him playable. I think most people need to be able to identify with the character they play at some level, the lack of ability to do this is one of the reasons I think GTA V and Trevor were polarising for a large group of players. Don't get me wrong - I'd play a DLC based on your idea, but I think it would be risky for R*.

 

I think a more viable option along these lines would be to start as you say at the end of the Red Dead Redemption mission but make Dutch/Bill/Javier playable. Micah would obvious feature strongly as an NPC. It would also allow gaps to be filled in what happens to these guys, how they go their separate ways, how they end up where they are in RDR (Bill taking over Fort Mercer, Javier in Mexico, and Dutch in Cochinay), connecting it to the events of the Epilogue and CH6.

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19 hours ago, Jimbatron said:

I agree Micah is an important character, and having an out and out bad guy really adds to RDR2, especially when you have Dutch who is more complex and conflicted (even if he's also a bit of an awful person). Micah is also brilliant portrayed by Peter Blomquist. But I think R* would be reluctant to make him playable. I think most people need to be able to identify with the character they play at some level, the lack of ability to do this is one of the reasons I think GTA V and Trevor were polarising for a large group of players. Don't get me wrong - I'd play a DLC based on your idea, but I think it would be risky for R*.

 

I think a more viable option along these lines would be to start as you say at the end of the Red Dead Redemption mission but make Dutch/Bill/Javier playable. Micah would obvious feature strongly as an NPC. It would also allow gaps to be filled in what happens to these guys, how they go their separate ways, how they end up where they are in RDR (Bill taking over Fort Mercer, Javier in Mexico, and Dutch in Cochinay), connecting it to the events of the Epilogue and CH6.

Even though RDR2 is directly connected to RDR1 I think it deserves to be its own thing y'know, seeing how Dutch, Bill and Javier founded their gangs is something which would fit RDR1 more than RDR2 imo, considering that most of the action would take place in West Elizabeth, New Austin and Nuevo Paraíso. For a RDR2 concept I like to use its new locations and characters more than the ones returning from the previous game, but Dutch, Bill and Javier will still make their way into my concept eventually, I plan to even create a scenario for Strauss' death and more.

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16 hours ago, Dan_1983 said:

I'd love to play as Micah in a DLC

Me too, after my hatred for him ended throughout the years I started to understand him more, he even tries to act friendly towards Hosea and Arthur sometimes but they always scold him off most of the time, I know he is a traitor, but they don't know this for sure earlier in the story, it's not a fault of the story, actually it's just one more proof that Arthur and everyone else acts like real human beings, that despite he being the most morally correct member of the Van der Linde gang, even more than Hosea imo, he still makes mistakes towards some characters, it's a really brilliant writing from Rockstar's part tbh.

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Man, I miss having time to develop this concept, hopefully by the end of this month I'll have some.

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On 3/9/2023 at 6:29 AM, Edward RDRIII said:

Red Dead Redemption 2: Snake Trail

 

This may not be a popular opinion, but for me Micah Bell is a character just as interesting as Arthur Morgan himself, on the outlaw life they're basically the complete opposite of each other, which is why in my opinion a DLC about him would be the perfect complement for a already amazing game. The DLC would be called Snake Trail and it would bring a fresh new experience even to veteran players by bringing back a fan favorite location, brand new mechanics and bringing others back from the previous game, not to mention new weapons, clothes specifically made for the new playable character, horses, etc. Since Micah is one of the most dishonorable characters on the Red Dead Redemption universe this DLC would get rid of the honor bar in exchange for the fame bar (one of the mechanics coming back from the previous game), which would reward us with new perks after reaching each new level.

 

Prologue: 1899

 

The story starts on the mission "Red Dead Redemption", the reason is because Arthur's honor on the main game progress is irrelevant for the DLC progress, so instead it gives us the choice of sparing Arthur's life for him to die due to his tuberculosis or murdering him ourselves playing as Micah, the biggest majority of us would spare his life of course but it's a needed choice for dialogue purposes throughout the story, after this Micah goes back to Beaver Hollow's cave to steal the gang's money, since he was beat up by Arthur shortly before his cores are empty and he can't fight properly or move fast, so he has to steal the money stealthily without being seen by a few remaining Pinkertons in the area, otherwise he can be easily gunned down by them, after he steals the money he puts it on Baylock's back and flees from Roanoke Ridge onto Grizzlies East, where Joe and Cleet are waiting for him. The next mission starts when they meet, needing a new place to hide from the Pinkertons and lay low they find this cabin called Iron Cloud, it's a new cabin built in the Three Sisters mountain range, it's still nighttime so judging by its lanterns lit up and the condition of the cabin they assume someone lives there, even though there's no one there at the moment, so they break into the cabin and wait for its owner to arrive, shortly after he arrives, he is a middle-aged hunter returning to his cabin with a couple of elks on the back of his wagon, they all hide when they hear him coming and as soon as he enters the cabin Joe surprise attacks him, bring him outside to not mess up the cabin and murders him with a Sawed-Off Shotgun, being the first scene of extreme violence of the story, after this they dispose of his body into the lake O'Creagh's Run, which is conveniently close to the cabin, then they go back to it, having the two elks brought by the hunter there, which should be enough food for a few days, and the prologue ends.

 

Chapter 1: 1900

 

Coming eventually.

 

Chapter 2: 1904

 

Coming eventually.

 

Chapter 3: 1906

 

Coming eventually.

 

I'll keep updating this concept when I have free time for it, which is rare nowadays, so it will be nice if you people can give your opinions about it and perhaps even help me with it. 😅

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