The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition |OT| They Call it Switchcraft

Fliviuart

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May 11, 2018
1,097
I just got to Novigrad so there's that. No offense to other games but this game simply absorbed my gaming time and I cannot fathom why. I mean I mostly know every twist and turn of the story and the world and have already played it with much better graphics on a pretty big TV but still, the intimacy I get with this universe in handheld mode, in bed is unique and engrossing.
Since I breezed through most of Velen/White Orchard, I find I'm lacking ingredients and coin. If I want more coin, the contracts are made exactly for that, but I need bombs -> ingredients... long story short, what is the easiest way to make a quick coin without going through every little side quest again?
 

Bob Beat

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Oct 25, 2017
3,315
I just got to Novigrad so there's that. No offense to other games but this game simply absorbed my gaming time and I cannot fathom why. I mean I mostly know every twist and turn of the story and the world and have already played it with much better graphics on a pretty big TV but still, the intimacy I get with this universe in handheld mode, in bed is unique and engrossing.
Since I breezed through most of Velen/White Orchard, I find I'm lacking ingredients and coin. If I want more coin, the contracts are made exactly for that, but I need bombs -> ingredients... long story short, what is the easiest way to make a quick coin without going through every little side quest again?
To me, it was sell all the loot.

In the beginning, I had to walk some places to get more ingredients. Also, if the merchant runs out of money, buy things you need and sell the rest. Also, you can probably sell some alchemy supplies that build up quicker. Only a few alchemy supplies are extremely rare so with enough killing, you'll replenish a bit.
 

vicarino

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Aug 31, 2019
26
Any idea if some features like language pack downloads, AA disabling option or cross saves are getting patched in at some point?

I finished the base game on my switch after 65 hours and I wish I could share my save withbother platforms, but mostly, I want to be able to play Blood and Wine in French lol.
 

Skatterd

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Oct 25, 2017
1,569
So long story short I've started Witcher and got pretty far in it like 3 times but never finished it. It's getting about time for me to give it another go - which version is running better these days, PS4 Pro or One X?
 

CoachKevin

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Oct 25, 2017
39
I am watching the Netflix show and LOVE IT. Now I really want more Witcher. I am thinking of trying to get back into the Switch version of 3.

What protips do you guys have for casual RPG fans that like me, felt extremely overwhelmed with the systems of The Witcher 3 when I tried it out on Xbox a while back? I am worried I am going to get so confused with all of the different things you need to do in the systems to enjoy the game?

Thanks!
 

MattyG

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Oct 25, 2017
1,291
I would love cross save for this. Having the game on the go is amazing, but as I also have it on PC I don't really want to lock a 100+ hour playthrough to this version. Going back and forth would be incredible.

Also really hope its success gets us Witcher 2 and Thronebreaker, they would be perfect
 

Aprikurt

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Oct 29, 2017
5,596
I’m at the “Ugliest Man” quest... I understand I’m pretty close to the end of the main quest?

I’ll slow down for a bit. Despite never completing it and having a huge backlog, not ready for the game to be over yet.

How long do Hearts of Stone/Blood and Wine take to finish?
 

Fiocca

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Feb 1, 2019
74
Blood and Wine obviously isn't anywhere near as long as the main game, but it is easily long enough to be considered a game in its own right in my opinion!
 

Obsonet

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Nov 26, 2019
241
I’m at the “Ugliest Man” quest... I understand I’m pretty close to the end of the main quest?

I’ll slow down for a bit. Despite never completing it and having a huge backlog, not ready for the game to be over yet.

How long do Hearts of Stone/Blood and Wine take to finish?
About 30 hours. less if you just do the main story
 

misho8723

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Jan 7, 2018
1,575
Slovakia
I’m at the “Ugliest Man” quest... I understand I’m pretty close to the end of the main quest?

I’ll slow down for a bit. Despite never completing it and having a huge backlog, not ready for the game to be over yet.

How long do Hearts of Stone/Blood and Wine take to finish?
Blood and Wine obviously isn't anywhere near as long as the main game, but it is easily long enough to be considered a game in its own right in my opinion!
About 30 hours. less if you just do the main story
In my case it took around 15 hours to finish Hearts of Stone, but it can definitely took longer when someone tries to find all the loot and unlock more new gameplay mechanics - Enchantings for example
Blood & Wine is massive : finishing first time took me around 55 hours - all main and side quests but not all side activities.. just the main story is around 28 - 30 hours long + many new side quests + many new side activities
And mainly Blood & Wine has big replayability because of 3 or 4 different epiloques/endings and many quests in the expansion having choices and consenquences that in some cases make huge difference
 

n.thou

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Mar 22, 2019
257
i'd completely forgotton that i own this on both ps4 and pc - actually beat the pc version way back but barely scratched the surface of the side quests and contracts. the main game is done, and i had left the two dlc's to finish "later".

well now its later and after watching the tv show all i want to do is wander around the CONTINENT and complete all the side quests, contracts, treasure hunts etc i missed before THEN do the two dlc.
fun times!

it looks amazing on my 2080ti and 21:9 screen aswell...way better than i remember.
 

Raxious

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Oct 27, 2017
264
So I got the GOTY edition on PC yesterday after already playing through the base game on PS4 Pro. Are there any mods that you guys recommend and what's the easiest way to install them? I had used the nexus mod manager for a few, but half of them don't seem to work :(
 

Bob Beat

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Oct 25, 2017
3,315
The story makes more sense the 2nd time around. But damn if I can keep Temeria, Redania and Nilfgard straight. I've literally tried to study the wiki and can't keep it straight.

I was so upset at the ending of my first play thru when I realized who is in power. That's the good ending? Fuck those guys.

Good job CD projekt.

What's funny is I get to the same quests, thinking I would try a different choice. Nope.

I'm like: 'I can't kill her, we just fucked. With her cute accent.

Although, she did leave me to get eaten by drowners.'
 

Lizardus

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Oct 25, 2017
1,019
Anybody experience this? Happened out of the blue. (Didn't want to embed my Twitter but it's much easier to post screenshots this way on mobile)
 

zakatana

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Jan 10, 2018
4,508
Tokyo
I haven't had a crash or a bug in the last 50-ish hours of the game. I finished heart of stone which was awesome (I would say, better than the main quest; I just don't care about Ciri...). I just started Blood and Wine, but I'm tempted to wait for a patch before commiting to it.
 

EatChildren

Wonder from Down Under
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Oct 27, 2017
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I was so upset at the ending of my first play thru when I realized who is in power. That's the good ending? Fuck those guys.
Just to add to this, while there's obviously favourable/unfavourable endings, CDPR's design of quests generally moves away from the arbitrary notion of good/bad outcomes and instead complicates resolutions to prevent perfection. It's always been this way, and what has differed their writing from BioWare, where in the latter quests are treated almost like puzzles to be solved to get the "perfect" ending. It doesn't always work with CDPR, but they try to form more organic quest arcs wherein there often isn't a perfect ending, as life just doesn't work like that. Instead you're left to balance outcomes until one nudges another out at some expense, or results for your decisions are unexpected. This is particularly true of the politics, where getting what you want and a perfect, ideal world just aren't realistic.

It's a hard thing to decondition from if you're used to other, more straightforward and morally binary RPGs. But yeah. It's almost never clear or clean with The Witcher, which is largely part of its charm.
 

Hero

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Oct 25, 2017
3,505
I picked this up on PC during the Steam sale. I feel like an idiot but how the heck are you supposed to mod this game? The other thread on GAF said to use the Mod Manager but I feel like it's unintuitive and can't find a reliable guide on doing it. Can anyone help with a step by step tutorial or anything?
 

SolidChamp

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Oct 27, 2017
3,791
Oh god, I’m addicted all over again.

Whyyy could they not do cloud save support so I could carry my progress over to the Switch port? I’d buy a copy for the Switch in a New York minute.

I’m too attached to playing the game on my PS4 Pro when I’m on the TV and can’t justify the visual downgrade of playing on the Switch unless it’s to continue my progress in handheld mode on the go.