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Online Mrs Marston

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Challenges and Side Quests
« on: February 17, 2019, 01:14:27 PM »
I am currently working on the Herbalist challenge which is very time consuming, so I figured I would get it out of the way...been putting it off for too long because I hate looking for plants. I am on #9 to find all 43 herb species...to find out that even though I have already found most I still have to go repick them all.....is such a pain! What I have left (thank god I wrote each one down) is 9 more orchids.......BUT, some won't spawn until you have done certain parts of the Duchesses and Other Animals exotics side quest. Ok, that's fine...it will be a nice break from that tedious task and I will find the orchids as I complete each part of the quest!

The RDR2map website and Youtube have been a tremendous help with doing these.  For the exotics side quest I was happy to find a great hunting spot to find all 20 herons for part 2.  Go to Clemens Cove where the horse fence is and that entire area near the water is a spawning ground for so many types of birds!  I found myself not only looking for herons but studying all types of birds I could not find before!  To get more to spawn, either set up camp and sleep or save and reload your game!  I mean, there just isn't a few birds here and there....there are FLOCKS of birds flying by and some just land on the ground to pick at dead bird carcasses.

I hope this is a help for someone else working on this challenge/quest!

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Re: Challenges and Side Quests
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 06:21:41 PM »
Thanks for the Clemons Cove tip. I've put it in my guidebook.
I know it's a pain to have to go get once again all the plants. I haven't got anywhere close to that, but it reminds me of how I think it worked in RDR1.

I've been hanging around the swamps with the crocodiles, collecting orchids. I can only bear to do it by day, as it's too frightening at night.

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 06:33:47 PM »
I know! That swamp still freaks me out at night....I don't know who gets more spooked me or my horse! LOL!

Last night I was on my way back from the swamp heading into St. Denis....just on the outskirts of town where there is farmland and a couple of houses.....I heard something whizzing by me....it was arrows!  Two of those creepy swamp people followed me from the swamp. It was very early in the morning, I think. Never had that happen! I killed them both and I was thinking...I'm so close to town I hope I don't get wanted by the cops. Glad that didn't happen.

As I've said before....I am finished with the main story and epilogue but this game continues to surprise me with different encounters!

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Re: Challenges and Side Quests
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 10:07:59 AM »
Yeah, nowadays, whenever I see a body hanging from a tree by the road in the swampy areas, I jump off my horse (or it'll throw me otherwise once the fighting starts) and wait for the night folk.