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post #301 of 340

Yeah, the first time I ran into that banker and did a trade I had over 1,000 crowns worth.  Pretty much doubled my money on the spot.  But I had been gathering it for a while by that point.  It was a sweet bonus, though.

post #302 of 340
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The insane amount of favors was starting to drive me bonkers, especially when they didn't even involve kicking any ass.  We need to get Dudu to come out of hiding, so lets write a play, then take said play to the theater lady, who then will only do the play after you go hire a juggling squad, who will only work if you scare off these thugs.  Oh, and on top of the jugglers, you need to hire some dock men for security.  then you can do the play, but make sure you memorized all the right lines.  And all this requires running around back and forth through this town.  Argh!  Dandelion, I should just let you rot!

 

This is like, almost every open world quest/mission based game ever.  1 task dominoes into several until you can accomplish the original task.  I never played the original, but Witcher 2 was a fairly linear ARPG, while Witcher 3 goes straight up Grand Theft Fantasy.  No problem though, as most of the stuff is quality, save for all those multitudes of smuggler's caches in the waters of Skellige.  Those redundant things can go to hell.

post #303 of 340
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This is like, almost every open world quest/mission based game ever.  1 task dominoes into several until you can accomplish the original task.  I never played the original, but Witcher 2 was a fairly linear ARPG, while Witcher 3 goes straight up Grand Theft Fantasy.  No problem though, as most of the stuff is quality, save for all those multitudes of smuggler's caches in the waters of Skellige.  Those redundant things can go to hell.


Yeah, I gave up on those fairly early on.

post #304 of 340
I've only spent money on repairs and having stuff crafted, I've never seen a shortage of funds - is there another reason why you should or shouldn't have your currency converted?
post #305 of 340

There's literally no reason NOT to convert since you only use Crowns as actual currency. It's free money basically. 

 

Free money to spend on PRECIOUS GWENT CARDS!!!1!! (I have every single card already but whatevs).

 

Oh, and luckily that Dandelion quest is the only one that requires that much hoop jumping. Cause Dandelion is ALWAYS more trouble than he's worth. It's practically a character trait of his. Can't help but love the fop though. 

 

"No! Not the Crimson Avenger!" 

post #306 of 340

Okay, wrapped up Dandelion.  Wrapped up Triss.  There are a couple odds and ends left, but screw it.  I'm tired of getting distracted at every turn by some other needy fellow.  I'm hopping on a boat to Skellige tonight, and there's no stopping me!!!

post #307 of 340

Oooh, you are in for a treat. Skellige is such a welcome pallet cleanser after spending a lot of time on "The Continent". 

 

You'll be going back later so don't stress the side-quests too much. 

post #308 of 340
Oh man, I can already tell I'm going to love Skellige. And this game never stops amazing me with how good it looks. I wasn't expecting snow covered mountains on the islands.
post #309 of 340

So, I just took care of a ghost that dwelled in a well, caught an arsonist, randomly killed some ghouls and thus restored a road srhine, killed several drowners and just explored around; really loving this game.

Also, never died through any of the above, except when I excitedly ran into a Place of Power, only to find its occupant was a level 6 bear.

post #310 of 340
I kind of hated Skellige, because it was a pain travelling around that terrain.
post #311 of 340

Skellige ain't got shit on Toussaint though.

 

Holy fuck I'm in love and am never leaving. 

post #312 of 340
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Skellige ain't got shit on Toussaint though.

 

Yeah, but on Skellige you really need those occasional waypoint markers moreso.

 

Toussaint is easily one of the most beautifully realized worlds in all of game-dom.

post #313 of 340
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HoS is also a great, great way to level up. Started it at Level 53 and finished at Level 68.

 

Looking forward to tackling HoS and BaW myself sometime this coming year (when my spare time frees up more), but I think I just barely, barely cracked Level 35 (and unlocked the "Munchkin" trophy) literally during the final battle on the ship/lighthouse I think it was, and that was well after clearing pretty much every single last remaining "?" icon on the world map (including all the Skellige Smuggler's Caches), completing every single sidequest I possibly could, etc. I'm wondering now what I could've done to powerlevel even further prior to that point (I own the strategy guide, and might take another look at it in that particular regard).

post #314 of 340
Where the hell is Tousssaint?
post #315 of 340
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Originally Posted by Leto II View Post
 

 

Looking forward to tackling HoS and BaW myself sometime this coming year (when my spare time frees up more), but I think I just barely, barely cracked Level 35 (and unlocked the "Munchkin" trophy) literally during the final battle on the ship/lighthouse I think it was, and that was well after clearing pretty much every single last remaining "?" icon on the world map (including all the Skellige Smuggler's Caches), completing every single sidequest I possibly could, etc. I'm wondering now what I could've done to powerlevel even further prior to that point (I own the strategy guide, and might take another look at it in that particular regard).

 

I should probably add that this was in NG+ and after coming back from Skellige. I finished the game the first time also at 35 or there abouts. 

 

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Yeah, but on Skellige you really need those occasional waypoint markers moreso.

 

 

I was actually talking in terms of overall coolness of the area lol, I can see how that seems like I'm replying to sirjonsnow's post above me.

 

I'd also add that IMO the worst part of Skellige is soooooo much sailing. It gets really boring after a while. Especially when you need to get from Undvik to Hindarsfjall. Fast travel, schmast travel. 

 

 

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Where the hell is Tousssaint?

 

It's the new area for the Blood and Wine expansion. If you have the expansion it's activated by going to any Notice Board in Velen. 

post #316 of 340
Ah ha! I do not have the expansions yet. Now that I'm actually playing this game I'm hoping they go on sale before I finish.
post #317 of 340

Not sure i like the younger look.

post #318 of 340
A cool piece of connective tissue between the two expansions:

 

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When you're tracking the cursed Spotted Wight with the spoon obsession for Regis; You come across an old letter written by the woman that got cursed. In it, she mentions that the beggar that cursed her sold MIRRORS. 
 
And once you lift said curse, as Geralt is explaining it to B.B. , Gaunter O'Dimm (a.k.a Master Mirror)'s theme (the same one I linked to a page back) starts playing in the background.
 
So that eldritch fuck was the one responsible for cursing her. 
post #319 of 340

Damn, I'm ashamed to admit it took me WAY too long to catch on to that Monkey Island reference. 

post #320 of 340

Well, this is new.

 

post #321 of 340
Eh? No thats not.
post #322 of 340
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Well, this is new.

 

 

That's the fairy-tale map, right? Fun side quests there.

post #323 of 340

I have not hit that yet, so it would be new to me!

 

I'm still just wandering around Skellige.  Man, the weather effects in this area are amazing, when the snow starts coming in, and the trees start swaying in the wind.  I find myself quite often just stopping and looking at the scenery.  Probably why it's going to take me a year plus to finish this thing.  Hell, I was just on one of the offshoot islands doing a quest where I had to find and kill a giant.  When I finished the quest, I just hung out on the island just looking around.  There was a big tower on the other end so I went and checked it out for a bit (though the door was locked).  Swam out to a couple of other islands off of that one and found some treasure.  Looked around some more.  Realized I had been playing for a while and not even bothering with any quests.  I'm pretty sure there are at least 2 of the bigger islands I haven't even been to yet.

 

My poor PSVR is collecting dust.

post #324 of 340

There's an island a little ways out from Kaer Trolde (the large castle) with a ruined fort on the western side.

 

Go to there. And look around the cells. 

 

Also, THERE'S A FAIRY TALE MAP?!!!

post #325 of 340
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Skellige ain't got shit on Toussaint though.

 

Holy fuck I'm in love and am never leaving. 


Toussaint really is something.  The designers sure as hell knew what they were doing, making it such a sharp contrast from the other lands.

post #326 of 340
Oh well, yes, new to anyone who hasn't been there yet. But its part of the Blood and Wine dlc, so you'll either have to pony up more moolah or buy the complete edition to ride that horned pony. Its worth it.
post #327 of 340

Heaven's to Betsy!  Let me just finish the regular version first.  I figure if I start putting aside a dollar a month, then by the time I finish I'll have the money to buy the expansions.

post #328 of 340

Question: I loot like everything. So much shit.  But really I hardly do any crafting.  I rarely use oils or potions, unless I run into something much higher level than me.  I have one quick slot for water, and another for like raw meat or something.  The only weapon or armor crafting I have pursued was the mission based ones.  The rest I get from loot or just buy.  So is there really any reason to need to loot all this crap beyond maybe selling for some coin?

post #329 of 340

Nah, it's just money and crafting materials if dismantled. 

 

And once you get Mastercrafted Witcher Gear you probably don't need much else for the duration of the game IMO. 

post #330 of 340
At least until Grandmaster witcher gear becomes available, but that might be tied to Blood and Wine also, I can't recall.
post #331 of 340

It is. 

post #332 of 340

I just finished Blood and Wine.  After looking it up online, I got the "bad ending," but I think it's so perfect for this story.

 

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I could have achieved the happy ending, but I just couldn't let Syanna off the hook for what she'd done.  She was a sociopath, she was unrepentant, and she would try to kill Anna again.

So I did what my Geralt would do: I told Syanna to forgive her sister, warned Damien and Anna of an impending assassination attempt, but still recommended punishment for Syanna.

 

And then tragedy, because everyone was consumed by the petty demons that had driven them through the whole story.  But great Witcher 3 tragedy.

post #333 of 340
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There's an island a little ways out from Kaer Trolde (the large castle) with a ruined fort on the western side.

Go to there. And look around the cells. 

Also, THERE'S A FAIRY TALE MAP?!!!

Just found a Mysterious Note. Oh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!
post #334 of 340

So I got excited reading that note, but then realized that that's pretty much all there is to it.  Still, pretty cool.  And like 5 seconds after finding that I find the little GoT easter egg.  Good stuff!

post #335 of 340

And I am finished. Aside from a few Treasure Hunts scattered through the world I did EVERYTHING.  

 

As for the ending;

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I got the happy ending, Anna and Syanna reconciled. After hearing all the things that Syanna had to endure AS A CHILD I couldn't blame her in the least for what she did. That would mess anyone up beyond measure.
 
And since my main storyline ended with fucking Radovid still in power (I couldn't resist breaking Djikstra's other leg : \ ), Emhyr assassinated and Ciri following in her father's footsteps and becoming a Witcher on the Path. I felt that maybe everyone, Geralt included, deserved a happy ending at least once. 
 
So Geralt and Yen can now retire to Corvo Bianco and rest easy for the rest of their days.
 
One other thing; Beyond Hill and Dale was absolutely amazing. But not nearly as good as the quest where you imbibe mushrooms and get to TALK TO ROACH! I was laughing as a maniac throughout that. 

 

So now what the fuck do I do? 

post #336 of 340
Play it over again on NG+ and make all different choices. Maybe strive for the worst endings possible just for contrast.

Or do what I did since thats a big time sync, and look up footage of how all the alternate choices and endings play out.
post #337 of 340

Synchronizing your time is definitely something the game will do for you.

post #338 of 340

This WAS my NG+!

 

Thinking of starting over with Witcher 1 though...at least until ME: Andromeda comes out and consumes me. 

post #339 of 340
Oh, well, play something else. I'm getting Nier: Automata on the 7th. Imagine if The Witcher was weaboo/waifu and made by Squeenix and Platinum.

Seriously though, Witcher 3 would be a ton better if the combat was better than merely ok.

I did come to a realization though. The next 3 games for PS4 that I'm aiming to get (Horizon, Gravity Rush 2, Nier) are all open world, action/adventure rpgs, that all happen to star kickass female protagonists. Cool.
post #340 of 340

I'll be getting that as well. The gameplay and art style of that amazing demo was fantastic. The full game is going to be something else.

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