F UUUUUUUUUUUUU RED DEAD REDEMPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -

You may have read my previous blog post about my Legendary level 5 grinding attempts over the Red Dead Redemption 4th of July 4X experience weekend. Today I hit level 4 legendary and unlocked the super bull. Then I powered on through to level 30 of level 5 legendary, only 20 away from the coveted zebra donkey. My pain (and seriously, PAIN from my sore hands!!!) and misery would soon be over!! And then the unthinkable happened... 
 
I took a break, came back and tried to load the multiplayer. EVERY TIME I PRESS (X) THE LOADING SCREEN F*CKING FREEZES MY XBOX!!!!!!!! WHYY???????!!!!!! I rebooted everything several times, deleted the cache, everything! I even left the game out of the console for a couple of hours and NOTHING! Same thing happens over and over and over and over! Everything has been working fine, and then BAM! My boosting efforts are cut short! 
 
I looked on Rockstar's website and they say it could be caused by my NAT type. 1) It hasn't been a problem until now, 2) I've experienced the times when it kicks me out due to not being able to connect, and not ONCE has it completely FROZEN everything, and 3) I've already tried to open my NAT type and ports etc, but it never worked! So am I just never going to be able to play RDR ever again, let alone get the zebra donkey I've spend like 40 hours in 3 days to get???! 
 
F. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! 
 
Why does this happen to me?

#1 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -

You may have read my previous blog post about my Legendary level 5 grinding attempts over the Red Dead Redemption 4th of July 4X experience weekend. Today I hit level 4 legendary and unlocked the super bull. Then I powered on through to level 30 of level 5 legendary, only 20 away from the coveted zebra donkey. My pain (and seriously, PAIN from my sore hands!!!) and misery would soon be over!! And then the unthinkable happened... 
 
I took a break, came back and tried to load the multiplayer. EVERY TIME I PRESS (X) THE LOADING SCREEN F*CKING FREEZES MY XBOX!!!!!!!! WHYY???????!!!!!! I rebooted everything several times, deleted the cache, everything! I even left the game out of the console for a couple of hours and NOTHING! Same thing happens over and over and over and over! Everything has been working fine, and then BAM! My boosting efforts are cut short! 
 
I looked on Rockstar's website and they say it could be caused by my NAT type. 1) It hasn't been a problem until now, 2) I've experienced the times when it kicks me out due to not being able to connect, and not ONCE has it completely FROZEN everything, and 3) I've already tried to open my NAT type and ports etc, but it never worked! So am I just never going to be able to play RDR ever again, let alone get the zebra donkey I've spend like 40 hours in 3 days to get???! 
 
F. UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! 
 
Why does this happen to me?

#2 Posted by ZagZagovich (769 posts) -

You were a bad person in your past life.

#3 Posted by ajamafalous (12126 posts) -
@SpawnMan said:
Why does this happen to me?
Well now you're just leaving yourself open to sarcastic comments with that.
#4 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -

:..(

#5 Posted by Beyond_the_infinite (102 posts) -

If it makes you feel better i played that game day and night when it first came out till i got my zebra donkey and i was so happy. i turned off the ps3 and the next day when i went to start a game my ps3 bricked...lost everything. havent touched it since.

#6 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -
@Beyond_the_infinite: Why would that ever make me feel better?? My fate will probably be the same. If it IS caused by my NAT type I am f*cking screwed because it's always been a problem. But it's never been THIS big a problem! : (
#7 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

If it makes you feel better, you weren't going to use that Zebra donkey anyways. You would just have used it for 20 minutes before you turned off the xbox, never to play Red Dead again. That's how these things always go, prestige 10, High Warlord, 1000/1000, you name it. Once you reach the carrot, you don't care about the stick anymore. Just be happy that you were very interested in the multiplayer for a little while :)

#8 Posted by Beyond_the_infinite (102 posts) -

My Nat type is always messed up on 360. Even after opening the ports. Whats weird is that if i unplug my router for 15 secs and then turn it back on it goes back to an open NAT type. Try that.

#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Yeah RDR can be a bitch with multiplayer.
Many a time I've been playing with chaps for a while and suddenly I can't connect to their party/game and get dropped out.
Or the loading -> back to dashboard thing, real handy when fighting sheriffs with a friend who thought you had his back.
 
I got no solutions tho, sorry.

#10 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Multiplayer games suck soft dicks that want to be hard as in core hard. I played the singleplayer like a flute and traded it in.

#11 Posted by Bombs_Away (1010 posts) -

I don't play online and don't understand anything you just said...

#12 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -

The way you type... it's incredibly annoying.

#13 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

Have you tried cleaning you cache?

#14 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton: I cleaned that cache like I clean my assh*le. Well. Very well. I cleaned it with a hose and rubber gloves. 
 
@Beyond_the_infinite: I just looked at it and tried to plug my xbox directly into the internet for FULL RAW POWER but what the f*ck, the little plug isn't even the same damn type!!!!!  
 
@Grissefar
: That is a lie good sir! I play even after the carrot is eaten and digested! I'd be r*ping newbs in free roam with my buffalo rifle, high powered pistol, granny and zebra donkey if it wasn't for this, LONG after I'd have unlocked them. I got Seriously... on Gears of War after like 2 years playing, and I still play the game even to this day!
#15 Posted by Bombs_Away (1010 posts) -
@SpawnMan said:
@Mr_Skeleton: I cleaned that cache like I clean my assh*le. Well. Very well. I cleaned it with a hose and rubber gloves. 
 
I think we've found the problem.
#16 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

I think you have some anger management problems.

#17 Posted by Phr4nk0 (349 posts) -

Dude I don't want to fuck you over more but I heard that when you clear your cache it resets your multiplayer rank. So even if you manage to get back online you might be back at square 1...
#18 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3503 posts) -

@SpawnMan: Have you tried loading single player? Pause during single player and scroll down to multiplayer, then start a private match from there and see what happens.

#19 Posted by Brendan (8005 posts) -

@Claude said:

Multiplayer games suck soft dicks that want to be hard as in core hard. I played the singleplayer like a flute and traded it in.

That was gay in a way that I can get behind!

Get it!?! :D

#20 Edited by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

Is it installed to your hard drive?  I had loading-screen freeze ups with other 360 games (namely Darksiders) and it worked fine after I installed it to my hard drive.

#21 Posted by Ramone (2976 posts) -

I didn't think anyone still played RDR online. Anyway, back on topic, ha.

#22 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -
@Origina1Penguin said:

@SpawnMan: Have you tried loading single player? Pause during single player and scroll down to multiplayer, then start a private match from there and see what happens.

See my comment below.... 
  
@xobballox said:
Is it installed to your hard drive?  I had loading-screen freeze ups with over 360 games (namely Darksiders) and it worked fine after I installed it to my hard drive.
 Well, I installed it into my hard drive. But then I tried the multiplayer, same problem. The I tried this suggestion AND SINGLE PLAYER ISN'T EVEN WORKING NOW!!!!!! FFS! So I guess it wasn't a problem with my NAT at all! I looked at the disc and it's not damaged. Halo Reach and Gears of War still work. It's either the game itself or something wrong with how an update etc... SIGH!
#23 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3503 posts) -

Will single player start under a different profile?

#24 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

That really sucks.  I don't know what to tell you.

#25 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

I really love being bewildered by terminology I have no grasp of. 

#26 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -

Good news everyone! Rockstar suggested I delete the game options, clear the cache and then reboot the game, redownloading the title updates. Success!!!! YAY! It now works perfectly and I didn't lose any multiplayer experience or saves. So if anyone else ever has this problem, this is what you need to do. : ) 
 
No extra exp points though for my pain and suffering!! : (

#27 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

@SpawnMan: Wait you seriously didn't try to remove the game completely (aside from the saves) before this?

#28 Posted by SpawnMan (748 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton: No, why would I? I have no experience in such things and people had warned me that it could remove your exp. Besides, I didn't remove it completely - only the options.

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