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Reply #420 on: January 13, 2016, 01:39:07 PM

Yeah, just roving around the barony has been one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. I'm not one to nitpick too much when the overall package works so well together. They wove in some of the main and subplots pretty nicely, too. And like the Gothic series, it's not level-scaled so there are still moments of 'oh crap maybe later' *run for the hills*

And the meandering underground areas, oh crap big bad guy at the end of this long area, mark it for later exploration. Explore another cave somewhere else...that eventually leads to the same boss...noooo!

I like the voice acting and the graphics are just awesome. Tie in good music and ambients and it really pushes the immersion nicely. Really my only complaint thus far into the game is the sound of Quen breaking is abnormally loud compared to the rest of it, really hammers my subwoofer...which is not good for fiancee approval factor. Otherwise she loves the game, so I just try to skip Quen when she's around (or worse, napping).

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Reply #421 on: January 13, 2016, 01:46:19 PM

That's great to hear Khaldun, I can definitely say I see myself giving this game another playthrough myself, just to see those differences you mentioned.

Last night I just about completed all I want to see in Velen for now, Baron's story is very well done indeed, even my wife watched me play for a bit, which she never does.

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Reply #422 on: January 13, 2016, 03:29:48 PM

In the later game, by the way, there's less variation. In general the character work in Skellige strikes me as more upbeat, less Gothic. There's some choices you make that make interesting differences but not mind-bogglingly different ones, and some of the most morally charged "decisions" are inevitable though they may make you decide as the player to take a particular approach to the romance with Yennifer.
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Reply #423 on: January 13, 2016, 03:57:30 PM

To be expected, really. So many start the journey, so few finish.

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Reply #424 on: January 16, 2016, 09:39:45 AM

Well, don't despair; after all, thanks to modders, now there's.... (NSFW)


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Reply #425 on: January 20, 2016, 08:25:53 PM

Beat the game in death march (toggled over to the harder difficulty after I got full build). Kinda interesred in what an alchemy only build would look like or a signs + alchemy. But teching that way from the start. Definitely game of the year.

The only complaint is that geralt none romance ending could have been better.

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Reply #426 on: January 20, 2016, 11:17:09 PM

The card game is growing on me. Had a tough monster deck opponent (for my crappy deck anyway), the smithy chick in the baron's place. She has a ton of summoning duplicates.

Round 1 I put a spy on her side to stack my deck, figured I'd throw the first round. She oddly passes, so I ice my spy down to 1 and play my lowest card to steal the round. 4-1

Round 2 we just duke it out. I blew out a ton of her troops with a special unit, but she doubled the melee line and just kept throwing stuff. So I put in everything I had to draw her out, then decoy back my best card when she runs out of cards. 19-116 (!)

Round 3 as monster, she keeps a card but I nuked her best melee cards and my lowly best card of 7 is able to beat the 5 card left on the board. 7-5

I was pretty happy since she has whipped me every time I've tried to play her.

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Reply #427 on: January 21, 2016, 03:12:19 PM

Monster Gwent decks are pretty much the IWIN button unless you get really lucky, at least that's what I've found.

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Reply #428 on: January 21, 2016, 05:24:00 PM

Northern Realms deck is easiest for me to win with. Monster deck actually has a big disadvantage if you know how to play with it--it can pull in a lot more cards than the deck owner wants to have to play. You pretty much have to count on losing the second round to a Monster deck owner--your goal is to make them pull in a lot and have nothing left later. They're incredibly vulnerable to a Scorch card if you time it right.
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Reply #429 on: January 21, 2016, 10:03:46 PM

Yep, having her dump all her cards on the table in round 2 is how I won.

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Reply #430 on: January 22, 2016, 04:12:41 PM

Do you win cards from random people? Or is card acquisition mostly through shops/gwent quests?

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Reply #431 on: January 22, 2016, 07:35:45 PM

Certain characters have specific cards, the rest are randomly earned from playing inkeepers or purchased from shops.
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Reply #432 on: May 25, 2016, 02:42:11 AM

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Reply #433 on: May 30, 2016, 03:16:57 PM

Patch 1.21 (featuring improvements across the entire game, most notably with the various character sheets) is already out.

Change log

Blood & Wine DLC proper will come out in about 3 hours.

Time for the ultimate playthrough  DRILLING AND MANLINESS
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Reply #434 on: June 08, 2016, 11:25:47 AM

Apparently people care about this, so:

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Reply #435 on: July 04, 2016, 08:47:17 PM

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Reply #436 on: July 04, 2016, 09:10:14 PM

Any way to make movement in this game not horrible? I'm not a fan of the combat system generally, but I think the controls just make it even worse.

I'm trying to like this, and have even put the difficulty down to story mode to try and get around the stuff I don't enjoy (consumables/inventory mess, third person real time combat) but still can't get in to it.

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Reply #437 on: July 04, 2016, 09:54:21 PM

There's "alternative movement" I think it's called - tinker with that on/off setting and see if it helps.

I'm actually really enjoying this on Death March. Prepping for battles and gathering I like a lot.
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Reply #438 on: July 05, 2016, 08:40:16 AM

There's "alternative movement" I think it's called - tinker with that on/off setting and see if it helps.

I'm actually really enjoying this on Death March. Prepping for battles and gathering I like a lot.
That and toggling fisheyes witcher senses off made it far more enjoyable to do things in the dlc. Working my way through blood & wine now.

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Reply #439 on: July 05, 2016, 09:40:46 AM

There's "alternative movement" I think it's called - tinker with that on/off setting and see if it helps.

I'm actually really enjoying this on Death March. Prepping for battles and gathering I like a lot.
That and toggling fisheyes witcher senses off made it far more enjoyable to do things in the dlc. Working my way through blood & wine now.

I had to do these things, too.  It was making me srsly seasick.  It's still not perfect, but it's much, much better.  I also dl'd some of the overall gfx quality mods, too, and it's even more beautiful than before.  You have to be wary of some of the mods, though, because there seems to be a lot of compilation errors.  I'm sure they can be fixed but since I'm just starting this game, I won't be using mods that change the gameplay anyway.  Yet.

I love this game very much.  So far.

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Reply #440 on: July 05, 2016, 10:32:08 AM

I don't find the movement too bad except for the horse, which is so annoying that I just run everywhere. Plus you can't pick herbs while you're on horseback, which is fair enough I suppose.

I'm getting used to the combat, Blood & Broken Bones is what I've settled on, which makes the fights feel 'fair' to me, i.e. I can take opponents who are a higher level than me as long as I prepare properly, use signs and consumables sensibly and they're not ?? level.

I have modded away the level restrictions on gear because that felt stupid, especially for crafted gear, and I've modded my carry weight limit to 9000 so that I can mostly ignore the inventory management crap. I'm playing this to kill monsters, have sexy sex and enjoy the stories with bonuses of enjoying the scenery and playing the occasional game of cards, all of which it's doing admirably!

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Reply #441 on: July 05, 2016, 11:14:50 AM

I have modded away the level restrictions on gear because that felt stupid, especially for crafted gear, and I've modded my carry weight limit to 9000 so that I can mostly ignore the inventory management crap.
Please elaborate for the lazy  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #442 on: July 05, 2016, 12:10:47 PM

I'm playing on Blood & Broken Bones (in italian they decided to name it "Blood & Tears" :D) too and I agree it's the perfect "medium".

As I progress with my playthrough, this game is dangerously becoming what I think will be my favourite CRPG ever, mostly because of the intensity combined with the "density" of the whole experience and how every detail of the game, even some of the most meaningless sidequests, are wonderfully crafted.

Ultima Underworld 2, Deus Ex, BG 2, Ultima 7 pt 1 and 2, Planescape: Torment (these are the ones I appreciated the most)...Yes, I think it's up there with those (including all the downsides Witcher 3 and the games I listed have, yes).

P.S. to be fair, my excitement might also be due to the fact that I recently finished reading the books, so I'm even more immersed in the whole narrative.
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Reply #443 on: July 05, 2016, 01:13:09 PM

Please elaborate for the lazy  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?


Weight Limit removal mod.

I'll edit in which level restriction mod I used later, on a different PC atm. No Item Level Reqs mod.

Highly advise the Nexus Mod Manager and Script Merger for a smooth mod installation experience!
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Reply #444 on: July 05, 2016, 01:18:15 PM

Lucas, I'm pretty sure it's my favorite CRPG. At the very least it's tied for my favorite with U7/7.5.

Apoc, yeah yeah NMM. Blah, been avoiding it this long! Thanks, I'll load up that mod when I return to the land of unicorns.

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Reply #445 on: July 05, 2016, 02:47:18 PM

My mods (they all work with the latest 1.22 patch):

Warning: one of these mods (maybe one of the "realistic contrast") cause long loading times when you choose to reload the latest save after you die. That doesn't happen when you load a save after you boot up the game or if you want to choose a specific save after you die. Anyway, it's a bit annoying but not that troublesome, IMO.

The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project (texture improvement):
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1021/?

All NPC Scabbards including DLC:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1569/?

Common Eyes:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1513/?

No More Rolling Down Stairs:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/497/?

Realistic Contrast Textures (Environments) and Realist Contrast Textures Characters (I only chose NPCs and monsters, not that ugly Monstrous Geralt thingy):
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1505/?
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1530/?

Colored Map Markers:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/938/?

Native Depth of Field:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/1558/?

Lore Friendly Witchers (I only use the lore friendly eyes, but True Mutantism is nice as well):
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/390/?

No Dirty Lens effects:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/347/?
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Reply #446 on: July 05, 2016, 03:37:35 PM

I think the HD reworked mod might be the culprit there because I use that too and get 15-20 sec loading times off of an SSD.

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Reply #447 on: July 14, 2016, 02:05:14 PM

I've killed the tree and the witches ate the children.  I don't care.  I would do it again exactly the same way.  Kill em all.

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Reply #448 on: November 12, 2016, 04:23:41 PM

So, after 88 hours (and about 161 hours of /played, including "false starts") I finally reached Skellige  ACK! DRILLING AND MANLINESS . Current playthrough started back at the end of May, when the company published "Blood & Wine". Yes, this is a epic  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

And when you, umm..."arrive" in Skellige, and that awesome little piece of music starts (even moreso when you reach Kaer Trolde)....You just fall in love with the game even more  Heart Heart Heart Heart

This is the piece I'm talking about ("The Fields of Ard Skellig"):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NknjE2SBPxw

And this is more of an instrumental version straight from the game, not included in the official soundtrack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nye44KnLIXQ
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Some more mods you might find interesting:

Weather:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/751/?

Aqua:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/2087/?

Peepers (IMO it's better than "Common Eyes" I listed in a previous message. It's also not compatible with "Lore Friendly Witchers"):
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/2087/?

Character Lightning Fix:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/2032/?

Blood:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/900/?

Splash:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/901/?

No Time for Gwent:
http://www.nexusmods.com/witcher3/mods/2060/?
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Reply #449 on: November 13, 2016, 12:32:03 AM

I have 163 hours played. Haven't finished Blood & Wine yet. I think I am holding off only because I don't want it to be over. This is the greatest game I have ever played. The soundtrack is amazing.
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Reply #450 on: March 24, 2017, 06:53:04 AM

I finally did Blood and Wine (I did Hearts of Stone on an earlier playthrough).

I am just so in love with this game all over again. Blood and Wine is fantastic. If it doesn't end with Geralt writing to his lover (I went Triss this time) and telling her to drop Kovir and move to Touissant, stat, I will be disappointed, unless it turns out that Touissant is actually a horribly corrupt illusion cast by an evil spirit, which I wouldn't put it past the game to do.
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Reply #451 on: July 06, 2017, 10:06:26 AM

To all of you who played it, regardless of the platform, would you play this with a joypad of mouse+keyboard? And why?

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Reply #452 on: July 06, 2017, 10:16:11 AM

I'm finding KB&M suck and controller is better but not much so. It feels more fluid with the controller, even though it still has other issues I dislike. You don't run into unintuitive control dynamics that dislike KB&M either, such as tab then mouse around a wheel for your quick-select, and mid-mouse button for crossbow/ sigils or q for only sigils.

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Reply #453 on: July 06, 2017, 10:00:28 PM

Controller

...because it controls better?

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Reply #454 on: July 07, 2017, 01:25:17 AM

I tried again with this. Combat is just so boring and crappy that it ruins what seems to otherwise be an interesting world.

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