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#52 May 21 2015 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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It's slow, if that bothered you on 1-2 you will most likely feel the same. It does not bother me though because I really enjoy the story and especially in 3 it feels very immersive.

*edit: To reply to Turin the graphics seem fine to me. Really like the wind and the swaying of the trees and grass. All devs have to make concessions to consoles, but this game firmly puts the PC experience on top again if you want to build for it. Also I found that key to the cellar chest on a body by the river near the dive chest that starts the quest but the body is on shore.

Only weird glitch I have run into so far is the catacombs wraith despawned after I drove it from the catacombs and did not repawn again outside so I never got a chance at a second emerald dust to make the steel serpent. Glad I made the silver one first still.

Edited, May 21st 2015 10:38am by Shojindo
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#53 May 21 2015 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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After raiding a ginormous bandit camp in Velen full of level 9+ guys and becoming overburdened I went back to W Orchard and bought some emerald dust. Now I has both serpent swords and life is good. Smiley: grin
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#54 May 22 2015 at 6:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I played a bit last night. After being sent after Ciri, I headed off to the next area. It's at least ten times the size of White Orchard. I spent most of my time trying ro track down Places of Power, but only found one. I did pick up a new sword schematic, but I haven't found a swordsmith, and I didn't feel like backtracking to White Orchard, so I haven't upgraded yet.
#55 May 22 2015 at 7:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm still derping around White Orchard. The game hasn't really hooked me enough yet to put the time into it to progress quickly. I did manage to have the dwarf sew me a sweet striped shirt to go with my new blue pants so I look like I escaped from a circus.
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#56 May 22 2015 at 12:58 PM Rating: Good
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Ridin across the land
Kicken up sand,
Wild Hunt is on my tail cuz I'm in demand.

I like Velen so far. One message board did give me a level 33 quest though. I can't even imagine how long it takes to get to level 33. I'm level 4. I've 100%ed White Orchard, and am doing every random thing I can in Velen so far. Almost level 5, after 12 hours according to Steam. Ive got 20% XP on my swords and 5% exp on my trophy as well. Everything I fight is like 4-5 levels above me. I got skillz so its no issue just seems weird. I guess I should not sweat the numbers and just continue to beat down stuff that needeth beating down.
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#57 May 22 2015 at 1:15 PM Rating: Good
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Also as I was dodging some ghouls and using dodge aggressively to close distance it struck me although the pace is different combat is much like souls.

Hey Pol, want to play a Bloodborne like game but with a huge open world, sunlight and beautiful terrain? Smiley: nod I know ya want to.

Also it's my birthday. So I am going to enjoy an all day drunk and video game binge. Also I will post many times in a row with no guilt. Cuz The Witcher don't give a **** about your netiquette. He bows to no one. Actually I bowed to the emperor the first time and felt like a chump for it. So I reloaded and was like NOPE. Much more manly.

Yup.
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#58 May 22 2015 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
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Some gulches you walk in, and by khrist you don't walk out. Like a one way ticket to not where you were going. Smiley: mad
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#59 May 23 2015 at 7:21 PM Rating: Decent
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After no small amount of exploring and gathering, I've hit level eight and was able to ding into the full Griffen set. It's pretty lackluster in appearance but gives the best stats I've seen for my level.
#60 May 23 2015 at 7:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm level four!
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#61 May 23 2015 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
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I'm level 5. So that means I am better than you. But it also means Turin is better than both of us. Or maybe it means leveling is fuvking slow in this game. Also I watched a lot of TV today. And it was good.
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#62 May 23 2015 at 11:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Do the storyline missions. They reward far more EXP than side quests. I was level five five until I started in on the story and my levels went up fairly quickly once I did. I'm level ten now...
#63 May 24 2015 at 6:55 PM Rating: Good
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Shojindo wrote:
Hey Pol, want to play a Bloodborne like game but with a huge open world, sunlight and beautiful terrain? Smiley: nod I know ya want to.
I've gotta play through 1-2 first. I already own copies of each and have installed the first. Will start it soonish.

In other news, I had some kids mistake me for Boogie2988 this weekend. So time to go back to the gym.
#64 May 24 2015 at 9:24 PM Rating: Good
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You really don't need to play the first two to get into three. The first one has it's merits, but didn't age well. The second one is an amazing game, but not even close to as amazing as three is turning out to be. The storylines of the games are completely separate. The only thing they have in common is the setting and characters. You don't need to know what happens in one and two to jump right in on three.
#65 May 25 2015 at 4:27 AM Rating: Good
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You really don't need to play the first two to get into three.
My wallet and I had a long discussion about that and he tells me you're a lying liar who is lying and that I shouldn't believe you. He may be a bit biased, though.
#66 May 25 2015 at 12:28 PM Rating: Good
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I like how Ciri dodges. Also I could not but help but to like Robert Baratheon, even though I feel like he is going to betray me soon.
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#67 May 25 2015 at 12:39 PM Rating: Good
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Was just walking past some guards and one of them said "Bring out the Gimp" Other one says "Gimp's sleeping" "Well you will just have to wake him up won't ya" Smiley: lol

Also Geralt is Batman. "Hmm broken piece of candlestick. I know everything about the crime now."
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#68 May 25 2015 at 4:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm giving Witcher 3 a solid "B". Very hand-holding: whatever's worth seeing is marked with a "?" on the map, mysteries boil down to "Hold down the mouse button and click/follow the red stuff", pretty much no way to get it wrong. Sort of an illusion of open-worldness since you're basically following the main quest line and mopping up the quest board and map "?"s along the way. Crafting needs some work; I feel like a walking hardware store of bits of metal, nails, wood, twine, wire, gems, dust, cloth, leather, etc in various forms not counting the floral shop I keep in my pockets. Merchants sell recipes but the recipes don't say what level the gear they create is for so buying them is a gamble.

That said, it looks nice, the character dialogues are well done, combat is fun (if a bit repetitive), character stat progression is interesting with the skill chart and mutagens and stuff and the world has some nice touches such as the weather. It's a good game, but not really a "great" game. Glad I didn't pay too much for it though.
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#69 May 25 2015 at 8:19 PM Rating: Good
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There is a special place in **** for you. Kidding, I did not play as much this weekend as I expected but so far I am enjoying it. As the main story progresses even more so. Will I claim the second coming of geebus and his flock of wild geese? Not yet. I've got a ways to go still in playing the game before I render such judgements. But in general I think I like it better than DA3 so far. Not saying that was a bad game. I played the crap out of it and enjoyed it as well, but I feel less annoyed by the little things in this game by far. Hey a plant, snip done. No stupid extended cutting animation required.

Plus boobs.
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#70 May 25 2015 at 9:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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The time you save in cutting animations you lose by looting 50,000 individual sacks, each containing one empty bottle, scrap of leather or spool of twine Smiley: laugh
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#71 May 26 2015 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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The last patch broke my ability to spam "E" to loot stuff. Now I have to press "E" to open the container then Space to loot all or else individually highlight and click each item. That's annoying as hell. Thought it was just me but I've read complaints from other people about the same thing.

Plus item targeting is wonky enough as is. I've lit or extinguished about a million candles trying to loot the boxes underneath them. Smiley: rolleyes

Yesterday I had a bugged bandit camp where the bandits just stood (and occasionally cheered, strangely enough) but couldn't be attacked, spoken to, set on fire or mind controlled. They also ignored me. I could knock them over with with the force burst type power and they'd topple backwards and could be knocked around with the blasts. I collected them into a big ragdoll pile with repeated applications of the force sign and then left them there.
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#72 May 26 2015 at 1:15 PM Rating: Good
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I have no idea what I loot most of the time. I just spam the grab button until stuff stops going into my inventory. Smiley: laugh If quest text pops up then it's bonus time.
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#73 May 28 2015 at 7:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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CDPR needs to make some free DLC paid $20 expansion packs dedicated the the Bloody Baron's magnificent neckbeard.
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#74 May 28 2015 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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His quest line was really cool. I'm level 10 now mopping up side quests. Velen is too **** big! Split my build between signs and swords. Got a greater blue mutegen giving me +40% for signs on left and finally got a lesser red to give me sword bonus on right. Igni hits respectably, debuffs armor and can stun when they are on fire. I use it after putting up Quen especially for clustered groups. I got the fire stream advanced but I am not sure I like it. Because it's sustained it makes you an easy target and most stuff just interrupts you when you try it.
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#75 May 28 2015 at 9:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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I went with the sustained Quen shield which now heals me when I get hit and the second tier of Axii which now charms an opponent for a short time. A very short time, as it turns out, but I suppose it gets better with more points.
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#76 May 28 2015 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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... That you all have time to post ... I've spent all my free hours playing this Im probably at 40 hours. The amount of "?" is too **** high!
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