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Never buy weapons in the Witcher 3

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I told a friend of mine while gaming last week not to buy weapons in the game, and what did he do? Exactly the opposite because he got impatient (forgive him, he doesn't play many RPG's). Search the lands and find the parts while looting fallen enemies, creatures or crates and barrels. Take the parts and make your weapons. Only buy parts. This will save you so much more. He made over 1000 crowns and spent it on three pieces of armor and saved it. Now he has to earn back all of that money. The Witcher is a very punishing game when it comes to earning money and even if you're doing a mission, the decisions you make can screw you out of money even if its the right decision. Its not about right or wrong, its about making as much money as possible (to upgrade your wares) and if here or there you come up with a good decision that you can afford to bypass profit then so be it.

I love my friend, but he can be impatient and foolish when playing games he doesnt master like FPS. I am passing this on to you guys now. Hopefully this info (Which should be obvious to most gamers) gets through to someone. LOL

Good luck to you all and enjoy this f'n awesome game.



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You're right, I've made some mistakes before and my money disappeared quickly. :P

Now I'm getting used to how the money and stuff work, but I'm not much into alchemy yet...



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LipeJJ said:
You're right, I've made some mistakes before and my money disappeared quickly. :P

Now I'm getting used to how the money and stuff work, but I'm not much into alchemy yet...


Yeah, I learned this lesson very well in the second Witcher on the 360. That game was far more punishing though. You had to prep your potions before a fight. You do in this game to some degree as well, but there is a little more freedom to use certain potions in this game compared to the second. Alchemy is very important in a game like this. You're essentially a mage, rogue and a warrior all in one unlike dragon age where you were commanding a whole team. If you play the game properly and get to know it well it well you'll be more powerful before you reach the end of the more storyline than say if you just rushed through the game. The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age have the most well thought out crafting systems in a game. The Witcher also includes weapon repair, so you have to think about how many times you strike as well. This game digs a little deeper on your resource management unlike Dragon Age which is a bit easier.



Yeah, you find good weapons pretty frequently, and there's also crafting. No need to buy weapons from merchants.



shikamaru317 said:
Yeah, you find good weapons pretty frequently, and there's also crafting. No need to buy weapons from merchants.


True enough. I am in Novigrad and currently, the weapons over there are godly compared to Velen. 



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Wise advice. I haven't gotten to the point where I've wanted to buy something from a shop yet... But those weapon prices looked terribly high.



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Honestly all you have to do is loot everything you can, sell the shit you don't need and craft your weapons until you get a Witcher armor set. I personally use the Cat Armor Set and it looks badass in its mastercrafted form. Also, never sell Alchemy & Crafting materials.



The Witcher sets are amazing once you craft them, and each one has multiple upgrade levels. Loving my Griffin set, not only does it look good but it's very powerful combined with my skill build.



The only RPGs you should ever buy weapons in is JRPGs. Very few WRPGs have a need for the player to buy weapons when you'll immediately find something in 2.5 seconds.



Well thanks for the heads up for when I get it xD