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In the crazy economy of Red Dead Online, baked beans are more valuable than gold rings
Red Dead Online’s beta has been out for two days, and somewhat unsurprisingly, there’s already been a flurry of criticism regarding the way Rockstar has designed the game’s economy. Complaints have largely centred on the microtransactions (amusingly dubbed “micahtransactions” by the community), with many players claiming the premium currency is too difficult to earn.
But there are also significant issues with the game’s regular currency, as Red Dead Online’s economy is making it difficult for players to buy basic survival supplies. Even pawning off your family heirlooms won’t help, as baked beans are seemingly more valuable than gold rings. In Heinzsight, my beans on toast breakfast is looking pretty pricey.
The observation was made by Reddit user ConvictedWaffles. We checked it out ourselves, and indeed, gold wedding rings can be sold for a measly $1.10, while baked beans cost $1.20 (kidney beans are a pricier $1.50). The revelations didn’t end there, however, as other Reddit users began to highlight further injustices in the economy. Mauser pistols, for instance, only cost $35 in 1899, yet in Red Dead Online the guns require players to put forward a whopping $1000 – more like today’s prices for the antiques. In single-player, this gun costs a more reasonable $250, meaning Rockstar has increased the price by 300 per cent for the online mode.
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