The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Brerlappin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 am

I really should finish this game at some stage. I left off near the end but i just lost interest. I found the main quest really uninteresting. And i still think the game peaked with the Family Matters quest about 10 hours in. From there to skellige nothing bettered that quest.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by SugarDave » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:01 pm

Brerlappin wrote:I really should finish this game at some stage. I left off near the end but i just lost interest. I found the main quest really uninteresting. And i still think the game peaked with the Family Matters quest about 10 hours in. From there to skellige nothing bettered that quest.


If you liked enough about the game for there to be a small part of you that wants to return to it, I recommend going back to play Hearts of Stone at the very least. You can access it with a preset save they give you from the main menu if you have no idea where you are after losing interest or just want to just treat it like a neat side adventure, and it's possibly the best quest line in the game.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by KjGarly » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:43 pm

SugarDave wrote:
Brerlappin wrote:I really should finish this game at some stage. I left off near the end but i just lost interest. I found the main quest really uninteresting. And i still think the game peaked with the Family Matters quest about 10 hours in. From there to skellige nothing bettered that quest.


If you liked enough about the game for there to be a small part of you that wants to return to it, I recommend going back to play Hearts of Stone at the very least. You can access it with a preset save they give you from the main menu if you have no idea where you are after losing interest or just want to just treat it like a neat side adventure, and it's possibly the best quest line in the game.


I don't know, its a tough one between that and Blood and Wine which I'd gone straight in to after finishing Hearts of Stone. Blood and Wine probably edges it more due to it being in a massive new area and longer.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Dual » Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:13 pm

Picked the GOTY edition up off PSN Store and started the other day. Couple of questions:

- how do I repair my weapons? I was on a quest with some witch looking for an elf and as I was fighting a golem and then one of the knights of the hunt my silver sword got all bashed up. In that situation should I swap to my steel sword?

- do I have to bother with crafting and alchemy? I don't quite understand how it works. Do you have to keep materials with you all the time in case you need to make something?

- which items from alchemy should I be making and have with me?

First couple of hours and I am generally impressed. I've never played the previous games but the plot and characters all seem pretty straight forward so I'm not getting lost so far. Although I appreciate the detail each NPC has I am finding myself skipping some of the dialogue once I get the idea of where the conversation is going.

Combat is good! I'm playing on Broken Bones difficulty and it is quite challenging. Playing like Dark Souls atm: 3 quick hits and roll away lol.

I'm about to make my way over to the Bloody Baron quest which I've heard good things about.

Any other tips for a beginner?

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Also which abilities were you using early on? It's pretty frustrating using ability points to unlock cool stuff but then having to switch out something already 'equipped'. Are you meant to keep switching or are there good ones to stick with from the start?

I have three slots now and I'm using: regen in sunlight, quen blast on impact and jedi thought control.

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by Memento Mori » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:00 pm

Dual wrote:Picked the GOTY edition up off PSN Store and started the other day. Couple of questions:

- how do I repair my weapons? I was on a quest with some witch looking for an elf and as I was fighting a golem and then one of the knights of the hunt my silver sword got all bashed up. In that situation should I swap to my steel sword?


To repair either use a repair kit if you have them or go to a blacksmith. If when you go to your inventory and there's a red hammer icon on the weapon it means, the condition is causing it to do less damage.
- do I have to bother with crafting and alchemy? I don't quite understand how it works. Do you have to keep materials with you all the time in case you need to make something?

The best armour/weapons in the game are Witcher Gear you'll get from sidequests and those you'll need items from you can get by crafting. Alchelmy is essential, you'll want to develop weapon oils to do bonus damage against specific creature types and humans. Good potions you'll want which aid health are stuff like Swallow and Griffin Decoction.
- which items from alchemy should I be making and have with me?

Generally pick up alchemy materials whereever you find them in the wild, you might need them later. Don't just make potions at random though. Eg Don't make white gull alchohol unless you need it for another potion.

Any other tips for a beginner?

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Also which abilities were you using early on? It's pretty frustrating using ability points to unlock cool stuff but then having to switch out something already 'equipped'. Are you meant to keep switching or are there good ones to stick with from the start?

I have three slots now and I'm using: regen in sunlight, quen blast on impact and jedi thought control.


Yrden second phase will do magic damage to anyone who goes near. It makes ghosts tangible too. You're going to want to get whirl eventually so you can do stuff like this:


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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Mafro » Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:43 pm

Just completed Blood & Wine and realised
Orianna is the Bruxa from the original launch trailer for the main game two years ago. In B&W in one of the quest paths near the end of the game, you find out that the children she was rescuing from the streets and putting in the orphanage were being used for blood as well (Orianna is a vampire) and Geralt promises to let her live for now but he'll come after her eventually.



That's pretty cool.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Saint of Killers » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:43 pm

Mafro wrote:Just completed Blood & Wine and realised
Orianna is the Bruxa from the original launch trailer for the main game two years ago. In B&W in one of the quest paths near the end of the game, you find out that the children she was rescuing from the streets and putting in the orphanage were being used for blood as well (Orianna is a vampire) and Geralt promises to let her live for now but he'll come after her eventually.



That's pretty cool.


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by Jenuall » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:32 pm

Mafro wrote:Just completed Blood & Wine and realised
Orianna is the Bruxa from the original launch trailer for the main game two years ago. In B&W in one of the quest paths near the end of the game, you find out that the children she was rescuing from the streets and putting in the orphanage were being used for blood as well (Orianna is a vampire) and Geralt promises to let her live for now but he'll come after her eventually.



That's pretty cool.


Hmm, must have missed this one. If it's near the end I assume this must be from a branching points you get in some of the conversations in the last few quests?

Fair play to CDPR though, not many developers tie things together quite as nicely as this.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by KjGarly » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:58 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Mafro wrote:Just completed Blood & Wine and realised
Orianna is the Bruxa from the original launch trailer for the main game two years ago. In B&W in one of the quest paths near the end of the game, you find out that the children she was rescuing from the streets and putting in the orphanage were being used for blood as well (Orianna is a vampire) and Geralt promises to let her live for now but he'll come after her eventually.



That's pretty cool.


Hmm, must have missed this one. If it's near the end I assume this must be from a branching points you get in some of the conversations in the last few quests?

Fair play to CDPR though, not many developers tie things together quite as nicely as this.


Right before you head to Land Of A Thousand Fables to find Syanna, you get the choice of finding her or getting a higher vampire to summon Dettlaff. I too went with the first option so missed out on confronting the higher vampire.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Memento Mori » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:02 pm

KjGarly wrote:
Jenuall wrote:
Mafro wrote:Just completed Blood & Wine and realised
Orianna is the Bruxa from the original launch trailer for the main game two years ago. In B&W in one of the quest paths near the end of the game, you find out that the children she was rescuing from the streets and putting in the orphanage were being used for blood as well (Orianna is a vampire) and Geralt promises to let her live for now but he'll come after her eventually.



That's pretty cool.


Hmm, must have missed this one. If it's near the end I assume this must be from a branching points you get in some of the conversations in the last few quests?

Fair play to CDPR though, not many developers tie things together quite as nicely as this.


Right before you head to Land Of A Thousand Fables to find Syanna, you get the choice of finding her or getting a higher vampire to summon Dettlaff. I too went with the first option so missed out on confronting the higher vampire.


You can meet Oriana first and then go off to find Sylvana. That meeting at least doesn't lock you into a path.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by KjGarly » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:46 pm

Oh well :lol:

I'll be slowly working my way through the GOTY edition on PC so I'll get that strawberry floater then :nod:

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Trelliz » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:12 pm

I got the goty version on ps4 as its on sale, i'll get round to it once i get through the witcher 2 first. That should be my gaming for the next year sorted...

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Dual » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:09 pm

I've had to turn the difficulty down on this as I keep getting my butt handed to me in combat. Currently save locked on Family Matters at the bit where you protect the old Brummy guy when he does the spell in the woods and the ghosts come out.

I can get them one on one but as soon as they surround me or I get stuck between a rock and my horse I get got.

Very frustrating especially when it takes 5 minutes to load after death.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Dual » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 pm

Not a good day for the bloody baron. First i kicked his arse at Gwent and then told him his missus has gone nuts in the local swamp.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Dual » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:56 am

Dual wrote:Not a good day for the bloody baron. First i kicked his arse at Gwent and then told him his missus has gone nuts in the local swamp.

:simper:


Well his day just got a lot worse :(

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Tafdolphin » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:40 pm

I'm pretty sure the reason I haven't finished this yet is because I can't stand the idea of a world with no new Witcher content :(

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by zXe » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:38 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I'm pretty sure the reason I haven't finished this yet is because I can't stand the idea of a world with no new Witcher content :(

CDProjectRed already said they'll likely do another Witcher game. Probably not for a very long time though.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Ad7 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:02 pm

Bought the goty edition in the steam sale, currently about an hour and a half in.

Looks bloody lovely on pc, cranked to ultra across the board. Silky smooth with gsync too. Geralt is a little clunky to control in normal movement circumstances but it's satisfying in combat. The only quests I've done are finding out who burned down a smithing place and clearing a well of a ghost.

Good stuff so far.

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Jenuall » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:12 pm

Ad7 wrote:Bought the goty edition in the steam sale, currently about an hour and a half in.

Looks bloody lovely on pc, cranked to ultra across the board. Silky smooth with gsync too. Geralt is a little clunky to control in normal movement circumstances but it's satisfying in combat. The only quests I've done are finding out who burned down a smithing place and clearing a well of a ghost.

Good stuff so far.


There's a setting you can adjust which makes the controls more responsive - I didn't mind the default as much as some but definitely think it's worth adjusting to see how you fare.

Easily my favourite game of the last few years, I envy anyone getting to go into this for the first time!

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PostRe: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
by Ad7 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:13 pm

I found that, ive got it set to alternative and its more direct.


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