Hi Kitchi. I have a somewhat odd question for you. About a month ago I edited the Blackwater Massacre page to remove the body count of 22 outlaws, 15 lawmen, and low civilian causality. Since then, no one has "corrected" me and there has been only one edit of that page since. My question is, was the body count that was listed for the Blackwater Massacre page a fallacy? I'm asking you because you seem to know a lot about the massacre from your discussion page (you said that it was always intended to be a robbery gone wrong and said that there was a manhunt afterwards) with Bigbat39. I cannot find the source for the body count of 37. This wiki has stated "facts" (Landon Ricketts being a lawman, Marston daughter dying of cholera, the robbery John got shot on was specifically a bank robbery, Nate John's being booted out of the governor seat, ect) that were not true before, so I hope that this isn't another case of that.
First of all I'd like to thank you for reaching out to me, especially when it came to this specific topic. The Blackwater Massacre, or the lack thereof, has been a source of great controversy since the third instalment of the series launched — here, on other wikipedias, reddit etc.
Some might say that the incident that happened prior to the beginning of RDR2 is the Blackwater Massacre while others will do their utmost best to reassure that they, in fact, are two seperate events. As Rockstar hasn't released a statement of some kind to either confirm or deny the matter you guess is as good as mine and therefore we can't state anything with absolute certainty. The answer to your question is the same, although for completely different reasons. I, personally, didn't add the body count in the first place and since there wasn't a cited source attached to the information, I can't answer your question with certainty.
While it probably wasn't the answer you were looking for I hope it made, at least some, sense and it didn't end up being me rambling about some random topic (again).
Brave Bear // Kitchi Machk.
Ps. The wikipedia is home to over 3.000(!) pages of content, dates back to who-knows-when and is made by the fans, for the fans. While it saddens me to hear that you're not impressed by certain elements of our beloved wikipedia, I strongly encourage you to start the change, if you feel like there is in need of one. Have a good one!
I think that it's quite obvious that the Blackwater Massacre and the Ferry Raid are the exact same event. Both events take place in 1899, both are shootouts, and both take place in Blackwater. However, one thing that discourages people from seeing that this is the same event is the body count of 37. The page has stated this information since it was created a few years ago until I edited the page a month back.
I looked at the history of the Blackwater Massacre page and the first revision dates back to June 2013, created by user Vv-Geist-vV. I doubt that that particular user is still active, so I don't think I will find the source of the body count from him. I started asking around the wiki admins and users (such as yourself) and I never got a source. The closest I got was newspapers from RDR1, but I disproved that. It just odd how potentially incorrect information stayed on that page for years.
Anyways, thank you for your response. I guess i'll have to keep looking!
I noticed that on the Wiki Navigation Bar the link from Gameplay > Mounts > Redemption 2 goes to the empty category "Mounts in Redemption 2". Since I cannot (or I am not allowed to) edit the Wiki NavBar I wanted to ask you if you can change the link to the category "Redemption 2 Transport". All horses from RDR2 are listed in "Redemption 2 Transport".
So far, so good. However, I meantwhat exactly did you have in mind in terms of information since there hardly is anything known about the feller – what little information we have about him can easily be inserted on his business' page.
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