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Murder By Numbers

November 7, 2018 by Tim

I don’t know if its just me, but I kill a lot of people in RDR2. Like, to the point where I don’t even know how it’s possible to play through in a purely honorable fashion. Or, honestly, why you’d want to. I glance in someone’s direction the wrong way and they pull a gun on me, what am I supposed to do… run away? No thank you sir, I will not suffer that indignity.

Same goes for coming across a parked wagon and people talking. What are they up to? I have no idea, but there’s at least a fifty-percent chance it’s nothing good. Is that a risk I’m willing to take? Hell no.

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foducool
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foducool

no witnesses

GeorgeV
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GeorgeV

Am I the only one who keeps reading R2D2 and expecting space comics instead of western?

foducool
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foducool

took me some time to get used to it but I read it right now
my therapist is pleased

Him.
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Him.

Aw you beat me to it 😀

leduk
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leduk

same here
and 10/10 would by a space rdr2-like

Jortalus
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Jortalus

I wouldn’t say I’m purely honorable–sometimes things get heated and I can’t be held responsible for my actions.

But my honor bar is way in the white so far. One way of keeping it there is to use the Defuse option when people get heated with you. It doesn’t always work, but it has reduced my murder count significantly. Likewise, you can chase down witnesses and lasso/capture them without killing them, then threaten and/or beat them so they won’t tell anybody what they saw.

halosty
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halosty

Is beating people up so they don’t talk honorable?

Jortalus
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Jortalus

According to the game, it’s more honorable than killing them. I think the game’s definition of honorable is “do what you have to do to stay alive and out of prison, but don’t kill innocent people and don’t loot unconscious bodies.”

DannyboyO1
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DannyboyO1

My honor trends into the white… but I think that’s mostly because I keep doing chores at the camp. Two bails hay, 2 sacks, 1 bucket, wood chops. 6 nudges with, like, 30 deadeye xp.

Kinda weird tho, I get a discount shopping because I did chores at my bandit camp that nobody goes to or talks about?

Ven
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Ven

are we talking about Red Dead Redemption here, or an average day in Detroit?

Brent
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Brent

…..and here come the comics about Marcus trying to talk civilly with people and the people freaking out and running scared because he’s an Android and Androids are so bad, oh noes

Ven
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Ven

Be that as it may, if your smart phone suddenly demonstrated intelligence and asked for freedom rather than playing your audiobooks, I don’t think any of us would find it so funny.

NNextremNN
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NNextremNN

If one of my devices suddenly develops sentience I would be incredibly amazed and would try to get it anything it wants. No matter if the machines would win/loose or we all live together my place in history would be secured.

FITCamaro
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FITCamaro

Or Chicago.

Croi
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Croi

Hog tying witnesses also prevents them from notifying people and keeps your honor higher…as long as you don’t “for science” them on a railroad track when a train is coming

Him.
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Him.

So do they ever get out…?

Croi
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Croi

Eventually, yes, but not if you go far enough for them to despawn. They won’t get out fast enough for it to be an issue, even if you’re messing around in the area. Takes about two to five real minutes

Ven
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Ven

I’ve never heard of “for science” being used as a verb, but I plan on using that quite a lot in the future.

Brent
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Brent

Honestly, it is a little much. It’s been times when Arthur is just finished rescuing someone from a bad situation, but then because he approached the victim with his gun still out – not even pointed at them, just hanging loosely at his side in his hand – the lady/rescued prisoner/local idiot freaked out and ran away screaming. Not to mention the nosy nobodies that have just seen Arthur defend himself from an ambush and decide that makes me a bad man, too. Read the room…erm…peruse the plains, people!

Rooster
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Rooster

I have killed so many witnesses it’s hard to keep count. I have noticed though if you can hightail it out of town fast enough before they flash a bounty number, you can get away clean, even if they identify you.

Worst thing that happened was when I had the horse on “auto-pilot” and two bounty hunters with a captured bounty rode up behind me, told me to stay clear, bumped me, and started attacking. WTF? Needless to say, I had to end them both.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

It would only be better if the captured bounty counted as a witness so you had to end them too.

Kaitensatsuma
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Kaitensatsuma

Ah, I see that Rockstar has recycled their previous “People will arbitrarily try to kill you for breathing too close to them” AI.

Him.
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Him.

YOUR TYPING ON THE SAME COMMENT PAGE I AM
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Hobbess
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Hobbess

Dang witnesses… I robbed a wagon one time and had to silence two additional wagons of people to keep them from reporting me.

But if we are talking percentage of a given group encountered, then the Lemoyne Raiders and klanners are close to 100%. Seriously no remorse or hesitation.

DodgyD
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DodgyD

Just so you know Tim, dishonorable people tend to get shot in the face!

Steve
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Steve

I played most of the way through the game (midway to chapter 6) maintaining a pretty solid honorable rating. The defuse button was my friend and I honestly ended up ignoring alot of calls for help. However, my save corrupted and I decided to play how I felt Arthur -should- be. It’s a much harder game that way…and way more fun. ON WITH THE FACE SHOOTING!!!