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Excellent! 254 42.62%
 
Great! 71 11.91%
 
Good 32 5.37%
 
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JGarret said:
Neodegenerate said:
I put in over 30 hours on this game from Friday to Sunday this past weekend. Absolutely love it. Playing it on the second highest difficulty. At times when I die it feels cheap and frustrating, but the story makes up for those hiccups for me.


I´m also playing on the second highest difficulty, now they REALLY need topatch those load times, especially the one that loads your save after you die, atrocious.

It wasn't so bad in White Orchard, but now I'm in Velen it's way too long. I'm playing on easy, I'll get my fun from speed and not getting hit at all. Long reloads on death will ruin a game for me.



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ClassicGamingWizzz said:
zero129 said:
ClassicGamingWizzz said:
StokedUp said:
I've got a feeling me NOT destroying the tree spirit linked with the ladies of the woods quest might of been a bad decision, just by the witches reaction to that.


LOL

Bad decision or not you will see soon enough :D

I made the same decision but now im not sure if it could have a bigger impact later on on my final ending :-/ , im really thinking about going back an doing it again but changing a few things xD .

I let it live too but omg when i made the trip to collect the reward, my body was not ready for what i saw >.>

I dont even know if the spirit did what he promised.

BTW the witches design almost made me vomit, that one with the eye full of flies.

I know but it seems that same scene plays even if you do kill him.

And yeah, if you kill that thing it will keep its promise but it does something else later on wont say no more lol xD



8/10 so far



SvennoJ said:
JGarret said:
Neodegenerate said:
I put in over 30 hours on this game from Friday to Sunday this past weekend. Absolutely love it. Playing it on the second highest difficulty. At times when I die it feels cheap and frustrating, but the story makes up for those hiccups for me.


I´m also playing on the second highest difficulty, now they REALLY need topatch those load times, especially the one that loads your save after you die, atrocious.

It wasn't so bad in White Orchard, but now I'm in Velen it's way too long. I'm playing on easy, I'll get my fun from speed and not getting hit at all. Long reloads on death will ruin a game for me.

Play it on normal. its not  that hard on normal .  Its fair on normal



Your MAIN final ending really matters on the decisions you make after Kaer Morrhen or whatever is unlocked, that's all I have to say. Besides that, every little decision you make for characters or whatnot will have a short cutscene throughout the game later on telling you what your action spawned.

I've seen the 3 main endings, but boy am I glad I got the ending I wanted. Choose wisely!



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SvennoJ said:
JGarret said:
Neodegenerate said:
I put in over 30 hours on this game from Friday to Sunday this past weekend. Absolutely love it. Playing it on the second highest difficulty. At times when I die it feels cheap and frustrating, but the story makes up for those hiccups for me.


I´m also playing on the second highest difficulty, now they REALLY need topatch those load times, especially the one that loads your save after you die, atrocious.

It wasn't so bad in White Orchard, but now I'm in Velen it's way too long. I'm playing on easy, I'll get my fun from speed and not getting hit at all. Long reloads on death will ruin a game for me.


fair enough. it will take you 25 hours if you speed run it :). its a highly addictive game



dane007 said:
SvennoJ said:
 

It wasn't so bad in White Orchard, but now I'm in Velen it's way too long. I'm playing on easy, I'll get my fun from speed and not getting hit at all. Long reloads on death will ruin a game for me.


fair enough. it will take you 25 hours if you speed run it :). its a highly addictive game

Haha I will never make it in 25 hours. Speedy battles I meant. It seems "just the story" difficulty is a bit of a lie. It only adjusts the level range a bit. You still need to level up and do things in order at the appropriate level. I make it hard on myself regardless of the difficulty :)

I was wandering around Velen, still lvl 4, saw a bandit camp with lvl 10's in it, thought to give it a try. Died on the first attemp. You hardly damage them and they hit for 40% to 60% of your health per hit (which I have boosted with the +500 vitality). I was not doing bad actually, yet the camera got stuck in a tree, they got 2 hits in and dead. Second attempt I quickly took out the archers and stayed away from trees, doable yet lengthy fight, no reward though.

Somehow that made me think I could do the lvl 10 contract, fight a noonwraith. I was hitting it, 150 fast to 220 damage with strong attack, magic trap worked fine. This went on from midnight to 2:30 am in game time. No health bar on her so no clue how far down she was. Meanwhile the ground got littered with the corpses of the extras she spawns. She still managed to get a hit in now and then so I ran out of food (takes a lot to recover from 1 hit since I had run out of swallow long ago). The game ever so helpful decided to get me drunk lol.
I backed off a bit to meditate to get swallow back, yet no clue if the noonwraith recovers as well then? Anyway not seeing any progress I gave up after half an hour, looted all the corpses (about 20 noonwraith mutagens) and went to do the witch quest.

Ofcourse during wandering the dark my sword went red, must have worn it down with the noonwraith. I was also still out of food. At some point you have to defend keira metz while staying in a circle. Not that easy with the clunky controls and automatic forwad movement while fighting. Health goes down very fast outside the circle, are you insta dead on hard difficulty? Letting them in a little closer to stay in the center had Keira's health bar go down to 40% in 2 seconds... In the last circle I suddenly couldn't use my sword anymore, only punch and signs, which soon became drunk punching as that was the only vitality regen stuff I had. Clusterfuck, yet funny too. Somehow I made it through, both of us with hardly any health left.

I did go from lvl 4 to lvl 6 on that one story quest. Maybe I can dispatch that noonwraith now lol.
(I did leave the camp full of lvl 13 wraiths alone at the end of wandering the dark, I'm learning)



zero129 said:
ClassicGamingWizzz said:
StokedUp said:
I've got a feeling me NOT destroying the tree spirit linked with the ladies of the woods quest might of been a bad decision, just by the witches reaction to that.


LOL

Bad decision or not you will see soon enough :D

I made the same decision but now im not sure if it could have a bigger impact later on on my final ending :-/ , im really thinking about going back an doing it again but changing a few things xD .


If your worried about it effecting the main ending it doesn't! So don't worry about that. Those choices come much later on, but it does effect something in the game. I've been told this by my friend who completed the game.



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SvennoJ said:
dane007 said:
SvennoJ said:
 

It wasn't so bad in White Orchard, but now I'm in Velen it's way too long. I'm playing on easy, I'll get my fun from speed and not getting hit at all. Long reloads on death will ruin a game for me.


fair enough. it will take you 25 hours if you speed run it :). its a highly addictive game

Haha I will never make it in 25 hours. Speedy battles I meant. It seems "just the story" difficulty is a bit of a lie. It only adjusts the level range a bit. You still need to level up and do things in order at the appropriate level. I make it hard on myself regardless of the difficulty :)

I was wandering around Velen, still lvl 4, saw a bandit camp with lvl 10's in it, thought to give it a try. Died on the first attemp. You hardly damage them and they hit for 40% to 60% of your health per hit (which I have boosted with the +500 vitality). I was not doing bad actually, yet the camera got stuck in a tree, they got 2 hits in and dead. Second attempt I quickly took out the archers and stayed away from trees, doable yet lengthy fight, no reward though.

Somehow that made me think I could do the lvl 10 contract, fight a noonwraith. I was hitting it, 150 fast to 220 damage with strong attack, magic trap worked fine. This went on from midnight to 2:30 am in game time. No health bar on her so no clue how far down she was. Meanwhile the ground got littered with the corpses of the extras she spawns. She still managed to get a hit in now and then so I ran out of food (takes a lot to recover from 1 hit since I had run out of swallow long ago). The game ever so helpful decided to get me drunk lol.
I backed off a bit to meditate to get swallow back, yet no clue if the noonwraith recovers as well then? Anyway not seeing any progress I gave up after half an hour, looted all the corpses (about 20 noonwraith mutagens) and went to do the witch quest.

Ofcourse during wandering the dark my sword went red, must have worn it down with the noonwraith. I was also still out of food. At some point you have to defend keira metz while staying in a circle. Not that easy with the clunky controls and automatic forwad movement while fighting. Health goes down very fast outside the circle, are you insta dead on hard difficulty? Letting them in a little closer to stay in the center had Keira's health bar go down to 40% in 2 seconds... In the last circle I suddenly couldn't use my sword anymore, only punch and signs, which soon became drunk punching as that was the only vitality regen stuff I had. Clusterfuck, yet funny too. Somehow I made it through, both of us with hardly any health left.

I did go from lvl 4 to lvl 6 on that one story quest. Maybe I can dispatch that noonwraith now lol.
(I did leave the camp full of lvl 13 wraiths alone at the end of wandering the dark, I'm learning)

Regarding the bolded, are you talking about that jenny of the woods quest?...I fought her  when I was level 8 (second highest difficulty) and she did give me trouble, hardest enemy I´ve faced so far, just because that particular wraith hits quite hard, just one hit from her does a good deal of damage to your health bar.



SvennoJ said:
dane007 said:
SvennoJ said:
 

It wasn't so bad in White Orchard, but now I'm in Velen it's way too long. I'm playing on easy, I'll get my fun from speed and not getting hit at all. Long reloads on death will ruin a game for me.


fair enough. it will take you 25 hours if you speed run it :). its a highly addictive game

Haha I will never make it in 25 hours. Speedy battles I meant. It seems "just the story" difficulty is a bit of a lie. It only adjusts the level range a bit. You still need to level up and do things in order at the appropriate level. I make it hard on myself regardless of the difficulty :)

I was wandering around Velen, still lvl 4, saw a bandit camp with lvl 10's in it, thought to give it a try. Died on the first attemp. You hardly damage them and they hit for 40% to 60% of your health per hit (which I have boosted with the +500 vitality). I was not doing bad actually, yet the camera got stuck in a tree, they got 2 hits in and dead. Second attempt I quickly took out the archers and stayed away from trees, doable yet lengthy fight, no reward though.

Somehow that made me think I could do the lvl 10 contract, fight a noonwraith. I was hitting it, 150 fast to 220 damage with strong attack, magic trap worked fine. This went on from midnight to 2:30 am in game time. No health bar on her so no clue how far down she was. Meanwhile the ground got littered with the corpses of the extras she spawns. She still managed to get a hit in now and then so I ran out of food (takes a lot to recover from 1 hit since I had run out of swallow long ago). The game ever so helpful decided to get me drunk lol.
I backed off a bit to meditate to get swallow back, yet no clue if the noonwraith recovers as well then? Anyway not seeing any progress I gave up after half an hour, looted all the corpses (about 20 noonwraith mutagens) and went to do the witch quest.

Ofcourse during wandering the dark my sword went red, must have worn it down with the noonwraith. I was also still out of food. At some point you have to defend keira metz while staying in a circle. Not that easy with the clunky controls and automatic forwad movement while fighting. Health goes down very fast outside the circle, are you insta dead on hard difficulty? Letting them in a little closer to stay in the center had Keira's health bar go down to 40% in 2 seconds... In the last circle I suddenly couldn't use my sword anymore, only punch and signs, which soon became drunk punching as that was the only vitality regen stuff I had. Clusterfuck, yet funny too. Somehow I made it through, both of us with hardly any health left.

I did go from lvl 4 to lvl 6 on that one story quest. Maybe I can dispatch that noonwraith now lol.
(I did leave the camp full of lvl 13 wraiths alone at the end of wandering the dark, I'm learning)

Yup the game wants you to explore everything  as you will get lots of good loot and you need to do these quests to gain that experience. fatest way to leel up is to undiscover hte question marks. you gian good shit with it.

you can kill  level 10 guys even if you are level 4 or 5. you just need to have the weaposn for it. i have been killing enemies 5 to 7 levels higher then me.  Best way is to discover the question marks. they tend to give you good weapons and armor. atm i have the dwarf hatchet taht gives my steel weapon to 210 and i have a rare silver sword that boost my silver attack to 293 at level 6.  Also you are right, always kill yoru archer, plus with humans , you the sign above aard. the one that controls people. if you stun, all you need to do , is to go with your stell sword and its instant kill . only works with humans though.

 

Yea  i learnt my mistake trying to play hard on witcher 2. so this time i am playing it  on normal. I wouldnt know if its instant death on hard as i am not playing it lon hard.  For me the controls are perfect compared to the witcher 2 . if you have played the series , then by now you would be used to it.  I guess if you are use to bloodbournes combat, this will take quite a  bit of tiem to get use to it.  If you meditate, the enemies dont recover. itsonly you who will heal life lol.  with regards t  your noon wraiths, you probably encountered a bug . you would have to restart it lol. 

 

Good idea especially  on the diffculty you are playing on.