/wtc/ - Witcher, Cyberpunk, Forced Memes and Gwent General - (/krw/, /cpg/, /fm/, /gwt/)

Skullbone
Skullbone

Wild Hugs Edition.

Standalone Gwent is announced!
playgwent.com

Blood & Wine and patch 1.22 is released!
New Region trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=ZEJT5XRftOU
Launch trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=OP-ZsLYGJfQ
Patchnotes: wpc.4d7d.edgecastcdn.net/004D7D/mkt/document/Changelog-1.22-ENG.pdf

HoS developer stream: twitch
.tv/gogcom/v/21846005

Downloads:
Latest patch, free DLCs, The Witcher books(first 5 are official, the remaining fan translations are of varying quality) and short stories
f.wtcg.pl/
Experimental first-person perspective mod for TW3
www.skacik.pl/test.zip

Links:
Pastebin containing Witcher gear locations, TW1+2 and books info
pastebin.com/qhpfPiqJ
Console Commands Currently broken
mmo-game.eu/witcher-3-debug-console-commands/
Where do I find Gwent cards?
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15RUB-aG3Y2mRY3oWyNY1TlfDTRE-ySgNURUfTpMH0XQ/edit?usp=sharing
gwentcards.com/
Witcher lore series for newfriends
youtube.com/watch?v=YrrzVp2HIMk&feature=youtu.be&list=PL7pGJQV-jlzCMqEAP49QApVHNJeZxxdL9
All vanilla Gwent cards ready to be printed out
imgur.com/a/gV1y5
Gwent Standalone cards
imgur.com/a/nJ3Df
Redirect to the current thread
wtcg.pl

Cyberpunk 2077
First trailer
youtube.com/watch?v=P99qJGrPNLs
Creator about Cyberpunk 2077's world
youtube.com/watch?v=xYxt7cwDk4E

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TalkBomber
TalkBomber

First for Iris

Emberburn
Emberburn

Wild Hugs Edition.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

pure love

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

The purest :3

JunkTop
JunkTop

Last thread had actual discussions, wow, almost brought a tear to my eye, how about more of that, /wtc/?

5mileys
5mileys

:3

massdebater
massdebater

Is there a way to make Geralt perpetually clean-shaven?

Inmate
Inmate

get fucked

fucking this

askme
askme

Ciri was sitting cross-legged on the ground, paying great attention to cards at hand. Geralt tried to teach her some Gwent one lazy afternoon and unfortunately, she didn't seem to understand card games at all. He threw a spy with a backward motion, his superior tactics granting him two additional siege cards. Ciri pouted and threw her deck in the air, then kicked at the match cards and walked off.

Geralt wasn't going to let that one slide. She makes fun of my horse, fine. She insults my beard, fine by me. She drinks all my apple juice? Okay! But disrespecting Gwent? Fuck no.

– Come over here – he barked at her.
– I won't. Your game of chance bores me.
– It's a game of skill, cunt. Come over here.

Ciri approached him exasperated, a her face a mask of shock.

– Did you just call me a cunt?
– I did. You're shit at cards. You insult my superior tactics, call me a lucker. Well guess what, Ciri. You're no longer a kid. I will no longer restrain myself.

Geralt grabbed her by the neck and bent her down, quickly unsheathed his silver sword began smacking ass with the flat of the blade. She shouted in pain for a while, then began moaning. Oh no, thought Geralt. Not again.

– M-more – she begged, some strange obsession in her eyes. Her hands already began unbuttoning her shirt.

The witcher sighed and took off his pants and breeches. Ciri instantly got to his giant mutated cock and began sucking furiously, pulling painfully at his majestic albino bush. Geralt patted her head in a preoccupied manner and thought of Yennefer sucking Triss' tits to make himself hard. His cock instantly hardened, seemingly because of Ciri's tongue covering it with tons of slobber.

She's my daughter, he thought. I have to make her happy, otherwise what kind of a father am I? He thought about Yen playing nude Gwent with Triss, making himself jizz violently. Ciri slurped at his fluorescent semen and let out a muffled gasp of comfort.

It's my duty. My destiny. My daughter.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

nude Gwent with Triss
I want this, me and Triss sitting naked and playing Gwent is my dream.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Kiss me, papa

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

falka > ciri

TechHater
TechHater

Ciri got molested by her papa.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

It's not molestation if she likes it

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Kindly take a long walk off a short pier, you degenerates.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Goddamn, I wish I was Ciri in that moment

Firespawn
Firespawn

Emhyr is kind of cute tbqh.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Watching that makes me wet

Is it already too late for me?

Snarelure
Snarelure

not wanting to be Ciri all the time

Is it already too late for me?
Yes

Flameblow
Flameblow

I want Triss to remove her panties, sit on my face and wiggle her ass.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Our discord when ?

Booteefool
Booteefool

It's not gonna make itself.

eGremlin
eGremlin

I genuinely felt bad for her, RIP

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I'd suck his dick in a non-homosexual way.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Impossible. Only cute, feminine penises can be sucked non-homosexually.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Roche, pls

You're not fooling anyone

Snarelure
Snarelure

ywn lick the sweat off Emhyr's chest

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

This, Emhyr has a massive throbbing penis. Only Ciri knows how to handle it properly.

Playboyize
Playboyize

Speaking from experience?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

look up thread hoping there'd be sick discussion about gwent or lore theories
see this shit

eGremlin
eGremlin

Which character has the most beautiful penis?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

ywn use your warm saliva to trace circles around his nipples

takes2long
takes2long

Here we go.

If you guys want to discuss:

Memes, mutagens and giggles.

... in real time, then join the following link:

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Ignoramus
Ignoramus

where in the books it says that keira is a tranny?

Id fuck her anyways

girlDog
girlDog

I think we already established this

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Top 10 penises of the witcher world:

Dijkstra
Geralt
Emhyr
Gaunter
Bonhart
Eskel
Roche
Foltest
Letho
Dandelion

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

this thread

Keep going

w8t4u
w8t4u

Check previous thread, may be the last discussion heavy thread for this cesspool for a while.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Just before the Thanedd coup. She says to Geralt that she might have a bit more expertise than most when it comes to pleasing a man.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

We are 2 and the other guy is a mute.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Cause she is a whore. A WHOOOORE, user.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Implying a tranny would have more experience in pleasing a man than a gorgeous woman
Implying a woman being a good lay is somehow a bad thing

whereismyname
whereismyname

Unrelated to the general, but a woman can have an idea of what is pleasurable for a man. A tranny KNOWS it first hand.

Inmate
Inmate

Oh how very wrong you are.
Those penises should be ashamed of themselves.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

I killed the server. You're nothing but a bunch of faggots.

DeathDog
DeathDog

A tranny might know what works for her, and apparently she didn't like it enough to, you know, want to continue enjoying her own penis.
Also I'm merely shitposting :3

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

OMG, now I want to get penetrated by Triss' penis.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

If you check it out, diameter is 10 cm. It hardly even fits in the damned box! So, might want to rethink that.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

It's ok, I have a tight virgin asshole and it's Triss so I'm sure it would be lovely.

TechHater
TechHater

You could start with Dettlaff's, work your way up.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Meh, I'm not really a penis aficionado, I'm only interested in Triss' penis, vagina or whatever else she's wielding.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

So, what are you guys playing now that The Witcher is over?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

I just started playing WoW (Vanilla) for the first time.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Elder Scrolls: Legends

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Overwatch mostly. I'm contemplating starting Pillars of Eternity too at some stage.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Avallac'h Ciri

TreeEater
TreeEater

Avallac'h/Ge'els OTP

Firespawn
Firespawn

elven genocide when

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Fucking fantastic; at least it's not Triss we are seeing.

Snarelure
Snarelure

Life.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Are there underwater enemies that are not drowners or sirens? Like some REAL monsters and not cheap one shot critters?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Geralt and Triss are OTP.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Uskoro

farquit
farquit

FUCK YOU

girlDog
girlDog

Uskoro
croat?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Whales. And ghosts. UuUuUuh~, spooky
Honestly? I'm a jew and ~50€ for the games+DLCs is a good price.
Makes more sense to pirate FO4

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

~50€ for the games+DLCs is a good price.

You know what's an even better price?

likme
likme

My dick?

RumChicken
RumChicken

If it's free

eGremlin
eGremlin

Nothing in life is free, mate. You'll discover it someday...

hairygrape
hairygrape

I'm a jew

5mileys
5mileys

best song
not in the official soundtrack

youtube.com/watch?v=wronWAy08pM

happy_sad
happy_sad

Download the game with the latest patches and DLC, pedercino

Nojokur
Nojokur

Amazing

Novigrad outskirts and that song reached the comfyness levels of Chapter 4

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Hows the combat in Witcher 3? I'm temped to buy it since i've heard it's so great but the combat in 1 and 2 really put me off those games.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Most games are

DeathDog
DeathDog

Implying patches and DLC are not included

Why do you think it's 57 gigs magarče

Methshot
Methshot

This one is also damn good

youtube.com/watch?v=VvyxxOn6hwg

Soft_member
Soft_member

Going to play Witness and Watch Dogs

I would tell you to kill yourself, but at least you are going to play Witcher, even though you are a piratefag.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Not trying out games you probably won't like just to see how they're executed, map design etc

Pleb

likme
likme

combat in 3 is much gooder'n 1 and 2

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

When does this play?
I don't even remember the track

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I really, really want to play tw1 but damn that combat system is shit even with fcr

Snarelure
Snarelure

When he tells the oneiromancer about Ciri.

Illusionz
Illusionz

I am going to crash Triss and Geralt's wedding.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I think I'm about half into the game , is there any point where there are puzzles?

Like the elven place in W2 chapter 3,I think that was really well done, then the riddles with the Golem

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

There are a couple points where you need to re-orientate statues and things like that, but I'd hesitate to them puzzles in any meaningful sense.

massdebater
massdebater

Puzzles in Witcher 3 are dogshit, they simplified that shit so hard for the new fanbase whatever little puzzles you find are just stupid.

DeathDog
DeathDog

well I don't even remember any puzzles from Witcher 1

Lunatick
Lunatick

the one with the estatues in keira's cave its cool

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

I'd suggest trying to power through it. It's worth it once you get used to it.

RumChicken
RumChicken

You!

Yes, you.

You're waifu is shit. She's poorly written, pandering garbage. I don't care who she is. She's shit. S. H. I. T. Shit. What's that? She's a critically acclaimed well written/acted/whatever character? Well, guess what. She's still shit. Because that character dies the second she enters your jizz-encrusted sock of a brain. Everything that made her interesting to a normal person is cast out, replaced with a shallow masturbatory parody.

Your.

Waifu.

A.

SHIT.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Husbandos are good though, right?

Nojokur
Nojokur

F'in drama queen!

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Didn't know it could snow in Novigrad/Velen.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

My waifu is Triss Merigold and she is not shit. She is a strong, gorgeous, smart and independent woman.

viagrandad
viagrandad

buy a book from a merchant
hear the noise that something has been updated, journal/quests/beastiary/etc.
what it is doesn't appear in the merchant screen or even after you exit dialogue
So irritating, I feel like it should have been an obvious flaw and an easy fix.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Anyone printed these gwent scans?

Post pic

FastChef
FastChef

page triss

idontknow
idontknow

HOLY SHIT I LOVE GWENT SO MUCH

Inmate
Inmate

oh ciri, youre a nasty girl...

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

poastin shite about top bae
End it all, nigger

hairygrape
hairygrape

well that was nice

Firespawn
Firespawn

How fucked are you if you don't enlist the help of the Emhyr for the battle of Kaer Morhen?

likme
likme

he doesn't give you help anyways

Vesemir dies.

Inmate
Inmate

Not at all fucked.

You're a bitch.

Playboyize
Playboyize

I already knew that, nice try.

Thanks.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

It's not SoulsBorne-tier, but it's not pathetic TES-tier either. It's usually solid enough and fun, but not a lot of variety in terms of melee combat and camera gets fucky occasionally. Leagues beyond TW1 & 2.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Nah, Emhyr offered a fucking banner of men, Geralt went full retard due to cut content

idontknow
idontknow

Can I come back to Now or Never if I go to Skellige, but don't progress to KM? I want to talk to Yen about something before I see Triss off.

Skullbone
Skullbone

see Triss off
Tsk, tsk, letting the best girl off...

But yeah, you can go to Skellige, do the Yen stuff and return to Novigrad for Now or Never. I actually love doing it in that order, that way my Geralt is done tying all the lose ends before he fully commits to Triss.

Nojokur
Nojokur

decide to let Wham-a-Wham live
he thanks me
immediately after the conversation ends he attacks and OHKOs me

RavySnake
RavySnake

trolls are monsters

you remember what witchers do, right?

happy_sad
happy_sad

Kill threatening monsters, and preserve sentient non-threatening ones.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

killed a bunch of miners
tries to kill you
non-threatening

alrighty

MPmaster
MPmaster

The miners didn't leave when they walked into a giant trolls house and were yelled at, and he tries to kill you because of the dumb miners. When you speak to the village elder afterward he says they knew about the troll and didn't care. They got what was coming to them.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Now you know!

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Just got to Skellige for the first time, and this is SO my jam. I fucking love exploring rugged, mountainous worlds.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I'm glad you're proud of your level of non-achievement. I guess you don't even have to pay for the internet, since your mum's got you covered there.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Piratefags don't play games.
They just steal stuff and than marvel at their hoard.
That's actually even true - things that come for free are generally not appreciated the same way that things you have put some effort/money in are.

askme
askme

Been playing this for the past few days. Some thoughts. The formula in this game seems to be:

Combat:
Humans: -some can parry a few attacks, so you spam fast attack and hit 1/3 attacks
-sometimes will shoot arrows at you
-some have shields, same as parrying enemies but you have to break the guard somehow
-the boss enemy - will counter if you spam too much attacks, simply makes you dodge back a bit
Monsters: -small shit like drowners will take a few attack and dodge back after which you need to dodge as well
-while there are a few different types, it mostly comes down to dodging at the appropriate time

All in all the combat seems to be just spamming light attack and dodging from time to time. Nothing is really that interesting, though a few enemies are cool to fight, like wraiths (at least initially before you figure out their pattern). Any difficulty will come from large packs of enemies. There is some variety when it comes to enemies, but I think more should have been done. I'd really like to hear what someone that was on the combat design team has to say about it. I personally feel that more could be achieved with a system similar to TW2, but, of course, it plays worse on consoles.

1/3

Booteefool
Booteefool

Questin:
- A lot of quests seem to come down to using witcher sense to investigate some area, perhaps follow tracks. That's not so bad, but it's the same every time. The sameness of the combat really doesn't help too.
- In general the formula is always a mix of talking to people, investigating an area, and combat.

When it comes to interesting mechanics to play around with, I'm feeling a real lack of such. The writing's also definitely NOT improved from TW2. That's not a huge surprise, though. Since the game's gone open world, that's made it much, much harder to write for. They've done pretty well, considering, but there a few irksome things. I was especially rustled when Dijkstra, in trying to convince you to help in the Redanian plot, told, I kid you fucking not - "Think of Yen and Triss", and it didn't come across as a joke AT ALL, writing just went full 12 year old mode there. I'm also often finding myself surprised by what Geralt says and does after choosing some dialogue option. Bound to happen sometimes, but it's been too much!
I don't want to bash on it too much though, most of the big quests are pretty good.

Playing this game, I'm actually reminded of Assassins Creed 2, which is not that bad of a thing. Has a lot of similar mechanics.

There's also a lot of small problems with the game that by themselves would be easy to ignore, but added up really start to grind on you. A lot of the NPCs spam the same stupid shit, often say nonsense lines. Ciri's VA is straight out of some kids game (I can make it work in my head by explaining it as Ciri just being special). Lots of Ubisoftlike open world elements, which are just shit (break the item system as well, which I'll get to).

2/3

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Oh, and almost forgot. Leveling and items:
-The poor job done here might be what really hurts the game. I think if they'd just done a better job here, everything else could be overlooked easier.
-The talents tied into combat are just hurt by the combat mechanics. A common argument is that variety is hurt by having to be a witcher, but I think the witcher class has enough in it lorewise to make a talent tree interesting, and indeed there's quite a few interesting talents in the game. The combat mechanics are just really biting the designer's ass here.
-The loot and item system. Fuck this is so shit. Scaling up the ass, relics dropping from shitty ubisoft open world encounters. Spending HOURS of gametime just looting fucking barrels. I mean... There's so much wrong here that, if I was on the team, and this shit was still in dev, I would go for a full remake.
-When it comes to crafting, I think there's too little. Like the potion system tho.

I can't help but compare it to the Soulsborne games in these aspects. You're always looking forward to looting in that game. Souls is just a perfect example of a game that has all its systems working together, designed to fit and complement eachother. I just don't feel the same interplay and cohesiveness when I play TW3. A tell: I can completely break my immersion, put my own music on, and play some Souls, and I'll still have fun. Can't really do that with TW3 (and on that note, heh, the music gets really fucking repetitive after you've been playing for a while).

To end on a good note. I think this game does the open world medieval RPG thing masterfully. Blows everything else out of the water in that aspect. Even with the downgrade it still looks really good, and feels huge.

3/3

iluvmen
iluvmen

when Dijkstra, in trying to convince you to help in the Redanian plot, told, I kid you fucking not - "Think of Yen and Triss"
I only skimmed your wall of text, not sure if you want to talk about it a bit or if it's just baiting - but I'll give it a shot!
What exactly is your gripe with Dijkstra's line there?

King_Martha
King_Martha

I don't really get the problem here. The thing is with tw1 that the combat is too easy for most people. The fun part is mixing up all kinds of potions and stuff to go along with it and knowing what stance to use but otherwise it's not like the combat is horrible or anything.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Not baiting, just felt like pouring out some autism. The gripe is that after the tasty politics we got in act 2/3 of TW2, and going by the vibe they seem to have been aiming for with this game... You're going to avoid politics? You're going to have Dijkstra UNIRONICALLY avoid talking politics? Top kek. I dunno, maybe the writer was making a joke, but I didn't feel it at all.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Funnily enough, half the time the complaint seems to be that combat is too difficult for people, I kid you not.
Go figure.
(Think the combat is perfectly servicable, I enjoyed it, at least. As soon as a whine-fag starts complaining about the "sword-icon when attacking" and the game being too easy, I usually stop listening.)

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Ah, I see. Well - on the whole, I totally agree on the politics having been severely dumbed down. Not sure how far along you are, but Dijkstra goes full autism later on as well.
Just with that particular line, I don't have much to object to. Geralt isn't into politicking, so it seems a smart move, trying to persuade him by a sort of more personal motivation (just like using "Ciri is in danger" or whatever) to kick him into action. Geralt, I feel, has always been motivated by personal stuff like that.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Maybe the line works better in Polish. Just felt like I, as the player, was being treated like a kid. I'd understand Dijkstra blowing Geralt off with a line like that, but the exchange to set it up was missing.

All that was really needed was a few sentences on how the North's gonna handle the death of the leader of its strongest military. What's gonna happen to the institutions backed by him?
I can imagine the ole spymaster blowing Geralt off when he raises such concers, but the problem is he never says anything at all. He might not be a master of diplomacy, but Geralt acted like...i dunno, just some generic shonen protag (think Luffy), in that scene.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Geralt may use his witcher senses to solve almost all of the quests in the game but in the context of the game it makes a lot of sense. The quests are well written and forcing Geralt to use tons of different mechanics when his senses can help him through most all situations would've been idiotic. They never really came off as boring to me during the game since it's the rational thing to do for the character. Besides it's kind of neat to simulate what it would be like being a witcher through the senses instead of having Geralt always figure out a new way of tackling every problem.

The combat is as varied as you wish to make it. I agree though that using light attacks and dodging with a bit of spells is probably the most efficient way of fighting in the game. The bear school offers greater variety in attacks when heavy attacks add so many debuffs before you light attack and the Griffon school makes fights a bit more tricky but kind of fun with all of the different spell variations and you can't just light attack everything to death efficiently.

I really don't see where you get the AC 2 feels from. AC 2 is much more confined than TW3 and it doesn't really have well written sidequests. Perhaps the music and free roaming?

Ubisoftlike open world elements

What like taking over fortresses in blood and wine? There's only like three and it's for a dlc pack so it's not really a big part of the game. I admit that Geralt taking on like a hundred men alone and taking over a fortress like that is pretty dumb lorewise but it was fairly fun and they don't mention it in the story so I'll forgive them. That's the only real Ubisoftlike thing I can think of in the entire game. The npcs spouting the same things could get annoying if there weren't so many written dialogue moments in the games. Really the only time you'll hear them say the same things is when you run or ride past them over and over and I don't really see the point in complaining about it.

iluvmen
iluvmen

started my third playthrough not too long ago. This game is forever

King_Martha
King_Martha

Well, I can understand your objection, don't get me wrong. That line just didn't stand out for me. Again, not sure how far along you are, but it just gets worse (and the political situation is resolved in a pretty unsatisfying fashion).

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I would just like something more to do. It makes perfect sense lorewise, but it gets tedious, doubly so if you like to sit down for long sessions.

I don't like the combat too much. Can be fun, but there's too little for me.
However, I am playing with m&kb, and the game was designed with controller in mind. It might just be that something as simple as my preferred control method is hurting my enjoyment of the game.

By ubisoftlike elements I mean the hidden treasure, bandit camp, etc. that you can find scattered across the map. I think the world should have been filled with more interesting things.

Playboyize
Playboyize

I feel like comparing a proper role playing game to a soulsborne game is a grave mistake in any aspect. Soulsborne games are all about gameplay. Of course there's a story that you either piece together bit by bit for hours through item descriptions or you just don't even care at all about like most of the players seem to do but proper rpgs are story first, gameplay second in my opinion. If the gameplay is good then it's all a big plus for the game but it isn't necessary for a great story.

Item level scaling is a bit iffy I agree but it's not like I kept finding constantly better gear from barrels or such in TW3. In fact if you craft a proper set of witcher gear then you won't need to worry about loot at all which is great.

Looting a bunch of stuff is an integral part for old wrpgs even when it's not really necessary. It makes the world feel more full of things and objects at least to me. TW 3 does things in a nice balance I think. I never felt like I'm doing horrible inventory management but there were still tons of cool items and treasures to sell and loot.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Geralt may use his witcher senses to solve almost all of the quests in the game but in the context of the game it makes a lot of sense.
I, for one, totally understand that complaint. If you compare, for example, with the complexity of "Vizima confidential" (I know, I know, that's main quest), a big part of the sidequests in TW3 comes up very short, especially when you do a couple of them back to back they can get pretty repetitive. Started off strong in WO, but declines a bit in quality later on (one part I actually thought that improved again in BaW).

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Of course you can't really compare them. I would describe Souls as being "focused" in its mechanics. No way to add an open world, epic quest, among other things, on top, and still keep the mechanics that tight. But you have to try.

The items just feel bad to me. There's too little and too much at the same time. I like the potions, but not much else. TW2 had a nice thing going on by having an armor set or two for every act, nice and formulaic. Witcher gear is cool, but they've kind of done the bare minimum in terms of gear variety. For such a huge world, I would like more stuff to craft in it.

Like, it can be some stupid gimmick like 10 different types of horse armor, but where I'm currently at in the game I have over 100 pieces of leather and nothing to craft.
And on that topic, I actually killed the screacher on my horse cause birds are annoying to fight on DM.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Geralts senses never got tedious to me but any game can get tedious if you play it for long sessions at a time. That's when you take a break and go do something else.

I too played the game with a mouse and keyboard and I wouldn't have it any other way. The combat was still fun for me. I played with Griffon school techniques and used spells and light attacks for the most part so it never got all that boring. I really don't think it matters what you use much but knowing CDPR they probably designed the game mouse and keyboard first and pad second.

You know I was really afraid that the world of TW 3 would've been like you say. Boring and full of useless markers but I really think they nailed it in every other part except the endless floating treasure in the Skellige isles. I obsessively hunted down each and every question mark and probably spent a good portion of an entire day just diving for chests in the ocean. Otherwise I feel like there was always something interesting to go along with the markers. Like a neat area or a monster somewhere where you wouldn't normally go look. Luckily the game didn't go full retard with the bandit camps either. The only part that has a lot of them is hearts of stone and there's a reason for them there. Most markers also lead you to sidequests which is nice.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

My biggest complaint with loot is chiefly the scaling. I'd spend 30 minutes whittling down a monster ?? levels higher than me only to receive a sword 5 levels lower than my current one and ALWAYS significantly worse stat-wise. I don't think I looted a single relic sword that was an upgrade, ever, which is terrible design. They (relics) are also way too common. I think I've found 5x the relics than I have the lower "magic"-tier items.

Booteefool
Booteefool

Well first, just to clear up, I'm mainly pointing out negatives in my posts, but the game's been enjoyable enough to keep me playing.

I think the game was designed pad first, I remember reading something about that while it was in dev.

The "useless" markers aren't that bad by themselves, the problem really appears when you combine it with the loot/item/crafting system. Only so many level scaled swords you can loot before you stop caring.

I think in TW3, a really vast and impressive world has been crafted. Just wish there was more STUFF in it.

Methshot
Methshot

Forgot to mention. Gwent's alright.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

They just steal stuff and marvel at their hoard

Poignantly said

Emberburn
Emberburn

All this buyer's envy

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

the problem really appears when you combine it with the loot/item/crafting system. Only so many level scaled swords you can loot before you stop caring.
I personally didn't bother with crafting that much, it might be a bummer if that mechanic has some major appeal for you. I sold tons of swords and other equipment, only ever really crafted the Witcher gear and the odd sword here and there. Especially steel swords would end up in the trash frequently. Honestly, I could go pretty much without crafting. TW2 was alright, since there were still comparatively few things worth having, in TW3 you just end up with tons of useless diagrams.
I didn't mind it, really, but didn't add a lot to the game either, imho.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

I don't envy you freeloading punks, I despise you. It's not like accessing a torrent site is any sort of achievement.
The Witness I might let slide, since that's essentially a very expensive, glorified sudoko pamphlet. But TW3? That's 25 bucks on sale. For a game you can easily pour 100, 200 hours in.
And bragging about it on Veeky Forums? Way to fucking go. Do you steal toilet paper from public bathrooms, too?

JunkTop
JunkTop

I actually copy paste toilet paper from public bathrooms and save a great deal of money that I then don't use on buying video games.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

I am going to sniff Triss' hairy parts.

farquit
farquit

I have a mid range machine

What fluff should I disable to get the maximum out of my experience? I'd like to keep things like draw distance, grass density (I guess) if possible. I'd also like not to ruin shadows and texture quality completely. Any sneaky shit that causes big drops in performance?

Should I also lower the resolution a bit?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Shadows are really inefficient in this game. higher settings cause a nearly imperceptible improvement in quality while tanking performance. Tree distance is the other big thing. If necessary, lowering resolution should also greatly improve performance.

Textures are easy and unless you have a true toaster there's no reason to ever set them less than high.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Thanks

I wish the fucking menu explained some of the more obscure terms that 99 percent of people have no idea what they do

StonedTime
StonedTime

shadows
grass density
grass LOD

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Most buyers are console players without even any access to those options so I guess the devs didn't give a shit.

JunkTop
JunkTop

I have a potato level GPU and I can go with textures on Ultra with no problem. I think.

To me, is the draw distance and grass density what really takes a toll at the FPS(even with a decent CPU).
Surprisingly, never had any problem in Novigrad, but going in a horse trough a forest? That's like ~15 fps less.
Also Fablesphere. That place fucks me for some reason.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Also Fablesphere. That place fucks me for some reason.
It has a different lighting engine than the rest of the game, doesn't it? That might be it.

Soft_member
Soft_member

I was thinking about doing the same, a 3rd playthrough, but I prefer to wait till they release the GOTY edition, with the ''ultimate'' patch to do it.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

So, what are you guys playing now that The Witcher is over?
I'm playing complain on the CDPR boards and /wtc/ for an EE.

It's not going well.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

PoE is great.

Ultimate patch will add nothing ;_;

RumChicken
RumChicken

is it weird that witcher 3 looks better at night or am i just insane

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Touissant does imo but it varies in other areas. I think Novigrad-Velen is better in the day.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

It has a different lighting engine than the rest of the game, doesn't it? That might be it.
But so does the ''Dune world'' (or no, I don't really know) and I had no problem with it.
Yet in some parts of the Fableshpere, BAM! 15 FPS. And you better be grateful.
Made fighting the imps(or whatever was the name of the shadows) a real nightmare.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

But so does the ''Dune world'' (or no, I don't really know) and I had no problem with it.
The world from Solaris may or may not, but it's also much smaller.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

with the ''ultimate'' patch to do it.
Have they said anything about it? Because I wouldn't hold my breath for anything new.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Nah, they haven't, and yes, I don't ''much'', but at least a final patch or something, right? Things still a bit messy...
I played most of the game with the 1.12 patch and things were great. But after 1.20...

Also
Nilfgaardian armors come with their own witcher medallion.

takes2long
takes2long

Nilfgaardian armors come with their own witcher medallion.
Ciri demanded it of her beloved Papa. Really spices up their love life.

Playboyize
Playboyize

It went well, the devs know about the issues and responded, the lead designer of the game also responded how the lack of Eredin came to be, but the management at CDPR is retarded.

Booteefool
Booteefool

the devs know about the issues and responded
I wasn't talking about the lack of Triss.

the lead designer of the game also responded how the lack of Eredin came to be
That is far from the only issue. it's not even really a terrible important issue. He's still better than the B&W antagonists.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

I wasn't talking about the lack of Triss.

I am not that triss spammer, user.

That is far from the only issue. it's not even really a terrible important issue. He's still better than the B&W antagonists.

That is true, but also the lack of Iorveth is not that big of an issue compared to the last act in itself.

TreeEater
TreeEater

but also the lack of Iorveth is not that big of an issue compared to the last act in itself.
I reluctantly agree with this even though I love Iorveth and think his omission is a travesty. Main story first.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Reading reviews and talking with people made me realize that Witcher 3 is really a ''love it or hate it'' thing.
Sure, most people love it, but the rest hate it. And with an incredible passion.

I assume is cause it came out the same year as Bloodborne, Fallout 4 and MGS V.
''Hardcore'' games wanted BB for GOTY, casuals wanted FO4 and the some in-between and weeabos wanted MGSV and they all are salty. (?)

TechHater
TechHater

Everything really popular ends up in love it or hate it territory because people are tribal and irrational.

cum2soon
cum2soon

In the big picture, the Scoiatel are no longer relevant to the plot in any way.
They are more of a curiosity.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

In the big picture, the Scoiatel are no longer relevant to the plot in any way.
I wasn't talking about the Scoia'tael, I was talking about Iorveth. TW3 isn't a big picture plot, it's a personal plot.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

To be fair, there was an obnoxious amount of CDPR's dick sucking from the general public for a good while. I'm not saying it was undeserved but even as someone who liked the game I found it grating after a while. Plus for all it gets right W3 does still also have its issues. If you're not a "story guy" and were expecting amazing gameplay then I can see why people would end up being disappointed and annoyed that it overshadowed games like Bloodborne.

SniperGod
SniperGod

Yeah same. I'm playing Hearts of Stone earlier than you're supposed to, and while it's fun and well made, it really highlights the problems with the game's combat and leveling system. I move from regular (allegedly level appropriate content) on the highest difficulty where I basically have to TRY to die, to being killed by enemies in a single hit vs. having to hit them 50-100 times to kill them.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

youtube.com/watch?v=aHP5urdhYtQ

Soft_member
Soft_member

Yeah, I had the exact same problem. CDPR has never been very good at balancing gameplay, I mean it's serviceable but could still use a lot of improvement. That's why I think the constant praise can be detrimental since you can't drive a game on story alone, and I'd rather they tried improving both story and gameplay in the future instead of resting on laurels.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Would have been cool if we did have fisstech addict Iorveth with the Iron Wolf in the game and see them in the Reasons of State quest, but CDPR made so many stupid fucking mistakes.

Playboyize
Playboyize

w-what is that?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Yeah, I had the exact same problem. CDPR has never been very good at balancing gameplay, I mean it's serviceable but could still use a lot of improvement. That's why I think the constant praise can be detrimental since you can't drive a game on story alone, and I'd rather they tried improving both story and gameplay in the future instead of resting on laurels.
This so much. It also makes me very leery of the Gwent thing because it will live or die on game balance. Maybe they'll surprise me though.

"good enough" is not good enough. They should always strive for more. That's what I'd come to expect from them.

Fisstech addict Iorveth
what? Damn, the Saskia thing hit him really hard.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Satan.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Why does he want to hug that lady?

Lunatick
Lunatick

what? Damn, the Saskia thing hit him really hard.

Well that is the only possible thing I can think of how Iorveth would be in a post-Witcher 2 situation, everyone keeps saying he will be the same as he was in Witcher 2, but if CDPR really couldn't give more to his story in Witcher 3 because they had their hands full, do you really want to see that side of that character?

But no, we had more Triss, instead of the plotholes being plugged a bit.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Notice every time he throws the skull up it changes. Also different races.

To grant her wish.

Firespawn
Firespawn

It makes sense he'd be really down and out, yeah. I thought you meant that was actually their original plan though.

askme
askme

Notice every time he throws the skull up it changes. Also different races.
Niggah what?

hairygrape
hairygrape

Well in that gameinformer interview Blacha said "Iorveth is not the same" so drug addict is the first thing that came to mind.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Notice every time he throws the skull up it changes. Also different races.
FUUUCK I never noticed that

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Watch the video of him tossing the skull up in the air. Every time he doe s it, the skull changes.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Well we know he was being forced to work with Dijkstra and pals so I imagine he's even more bitter than before but Fisstech addict wasn't the first thing in my mind. Would be a fun twist though.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

This so much. It also makes me very leery of the Gwent thing because it will live or die on game balance. Maybe they'll surprise me though.
Same man, the W3 version of Gwent becomes more unbalanced the more cards you get. It's still fun but just as a minigame with a sort of "game over, you're OP now" once you collect all the cards. They're gonna have to rebalance it a lot to make it work as a standalone entry.

"good enough" is not good enough. They should always strive for more. That's what I'd come to expect from them.
I want to hope for the best, but in the video game industry nothing is certain. We'll have to see how they're gonna move forward now that they've had a taste of that sweet mainstream success.

In W2 Iorveth expresses his hatred at Nilfgaard using the Scoia'tael in the past. Before W3 I assumed that's what his story was going to be, sort of redeeming the Scoia'tael after all this time and helping in the fight against Nilfgaard. But looking at how they handled Roche and Ves in W3 it's probably for the best that they just left out Iorveth altogether.

Notice every time he throws the skull up it changes. Also different races.
Nice catch!

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Saw it 10 times. IS the same skull, just different angles, cause he is tossing it up.

w8t4u
w8t4u

But looking at how they handled Roche and Ves in W3 it's probably for the best that they just left out Iorveth altogether.
Roche had a lot of cut content too. I'm not sure we can judge that as the standard. I mean so much of Roche was tied up into that cut act 3 stuff.

The sockets change by the last throw at least.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Thought it was a Katakan, kek

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

The sockets change by the last throw at least
Can't see anything, sorry.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Roche had a lot of cut content too. I'm not sure we can judge that as the standard. I mean so much of Roche was tied up into that cut act 3 stuff.
I meant how he is still your BFF even if you imported Iorveth's path, how he drops everything to help out at Kaer Morhen and how he willingly sells out the north to Nilfgaard. Some of it is understandable but a lot of it was direct pandering to Brochefags who infested the forums before widespread Trissautism was a thing.

Bidwell
Bidwell

In W2 Iorveth expresses his hatred at Nilfgaard using the Scoia'tael in the past. Before W3 I assumed that's what his story was going to be, sort of redeeming the Scoia'tael after all this time and helping in the fight against Nilfgaard. But looking at how they handled Roche and Ves in W3 it's probably for the best that they just left out Iorveth altogether.

I agree, but Roche and Ves characters did not really change, "muh Temeria" is still threatened and they are still fighting for it.

Just proved to be too much work when they could be working on monster contracts like the bee phantom quest for example, I really want to strangle the management of CDPR with my own fucking hands.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

True but if he'd had more content it might have been much more justified and less pandering. That was just the path to least resistance with what they had left.

iluvmen
iluvmen

I agree, but Roche and Ves characters did not really change, "muh Temeria" is still threatened and they are still fighting for it.
Ves and Roche's relationship basically switched position with Ves being the violent hothead and Roche being the coolheaded rationalist that keeps her in line.

Emberfire
Emberfire

I agree, but Roche and Ves characters did not really change
Except in W2 Ves was the calmer one who didn't want to rush into action and Roche was a hothead, in W3 their roles were reversed.

"muh Temeria" is still threatened and they are still fighting for it.
Maybe it's just me but from W2 I always got the impression that Roche would die for free Temeria. Handing over half of North to Nilfgaard and becoming its vassal directly goes against it.

I really want to strangle the management of CDPR with my own fucking hands.
Hear, hear.

Perhaps, but that's why I said it's for the best that they didn't include Iorveth at all. I'd rather have no portrayal at all than some half-assed pandering nonsense.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Perhaps, but that's why I said it's for the best that they didn't include Iorveth at all. I'd rather have no portrayal at all than some half-assed pandering nonsense.
I can see your point. But while we're fantasizing why not assume they focused on the really important stuff instead?

Maybe it's just me but from W2 I always got the impression that Roche would die for free Temeria. Handing over half of North to Nilfgaard and becoming its vassal directly goes against it.

Kind of depends on the choices made. His arc in TW2 can end in pretty different places. Temerian patriot 4 lyfe is pretty much the most boring of those in my opinion since it doesn't really change anything about him at all. My favorite ending for him is hunted outlaw with Anais, since it's a fundamental shift in his priorities. He abandons blind patriotism which is just a mask for paternal feelings towards Foltest and focuses on muh family. Very Witcher.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

And that is the only change they had, also Roche going full retard and abandoning his men for a 4 weeks to help out a Witcher when he is also in a conspiracy plot.

Roche, Roche, what are you doing bro?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

When the first leaks came out and I saw "Whoreson" and "Whoreson Jr." on the character list I thought they were code for 1. Roche and 2. Pregnant Ves (who was carrying Henselt's bastard) and that Roche was pretending to be the father in front of other people for her sake.

Would have liked that better tbqh.

askme
askme

My favorite ending for him is hunted outlaw with Anais, since it's a fundamental shift in his priorities. He abandons blind patriotism which is just a mask for paternal feelings towards Foltest and focuses on muh family. Very Witcher.
That's true. So in that case his W3 story should have focused on Anais (he could have acquired her no matter what between the games). Would have been more interesting and also would have tied up that plot point from the previous game.

And that is the only change they had
That's pretty fundamental though.

Roche, Roche, what are you doing bro?
Being like a total bro for everyone who demanded for more Broche before W3.

kek

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

we had more Triss
Thank God we do, it was my biggest issue with the game, I complained vigorously and CDPR fixed it. Triss deserved it.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

So in that case his W3 story should have focused on Anais (he could have acquired her no matter what between the games). Would have been more interesting and also would have tied up that plot point from the previous game.
Yeah this. Especially since the political plot was unsatisfying and never went anywhere anyway.

Just reminding everyone that nothing good has ever come to speaking with this guy.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Hahahaha, though got to admit, would have been cool, also him protecting Anais and treating her like his daughter.

DeathDog
DeathDog

I was serious. I think Mama Ves and Papa Roche with refugee Anais would have been an interesting way to go.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Just reminding everyone that nothing good has ever come to speaking with this guy.

you don't need to remind us, some of us here tried to actually reason with those fucks in the forum, it is impossible, their autism is just inhuman.

Skullbone
Skullbone

no Iorveth plot about rying to save what's left of Saskia's dream and get reveng on Philippa
no Roche plot about Anais and Ves
jdimsa

Emberfire
Emberfire

Yeah, but I doubt they would be so close to the frontlines if that was the case, maybe in a cave far in the north or in Kovir, but near the frontlines? Roche is not that stupid.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Maybe circumstances forced them near Novigrad. Maybe Dijkstra is trying to hide them in plain site. Maybe Roche really cares about getting Anais her throne? Maybe they're there because they're colluding with the La Valettes? I mean, her mom is nearby. Lots of way you can go.

Maybe Novigrad was supposed to be a brief stop off but the changing political situation got them stranded there.

takes2long
takes2long

It was just funny to read that, but I agree with you. I didn't like their current story in W3 so something like that could have been interesting.

SniperWish
SniperWish

Just reminding everyone that nothing good has ever come to speaking with this guy.
Sorry my opinions hurt you so much. Many people had issue with the amount of content Triss had in TW3, they had a well organized campaign alerting CDPR about it and they responded. You can get butthurt that it got the treatment your issues never will, but it won't change the fact that CDPR listens to the well presented arguments.

Spamalot
Spamalot

No significant content about the Aen Elle and Eredin's fear that his people will freeze to death
Dream sequence of Auberon's death was half-assed and not did an awesome throwback to that chapter in Lady of the Lake
Ciri and Yennefer not getting along when Ciri called her "mom" multiple times in the books when she never called Geralt "dad".
Last act will forever be retarded because of stupid management decision to make expansions instead making an EE first

jdimsa

Nojokur
Nojokur

Roche travelling incognito with Ves and Anais, as a family. A family of wandering spice merchants :3

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

When you put it like that, makes sense.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

And this it the exact reason you will continue getting ignored by CDPR, you are unable to present your argument without insults. People like you came to the Triss thread, screamed and attacked, but we remained strong, stuck to our position, remained peaceful and CDPR did a patch for us.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

They'd be pretty miserable though probably. Loveless face saving marriage over the rape, desperate refugees hunted by everyone etc, etc. Throw in Iorveth pining over dead/mind-controlled/MIA Saskia and you have a nice depressing muh family centric Novigrad that fits in better with the rest of the game imo

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Proved my point, retard

Playboyize
Playboyize

witcher subreddit thinks that HoS had the best narrative

strawpoll.me/10956873/r

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Do not engage.

Triss Spammer's posts are like a retard taking a crap in full view of the room. You are touching the poop. Do not touch poop.

You'd have to be pretty dumb to think otherwise.

idontknow
idontknow

There is hope yet for that shillhole, I would eat my own shoe if those morons that actually voted for the main story actually finished the game, though it is far better than Blood and Wine's story.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

I can understand it in a subjective emotional sense. The main story has big flaws especially near the end, but nonetheless it has some of my favorite moments in the series. There's a lot of emotions tied up in the big three main characters getting back together and while her general execution leaves much to be desired, the scene between Geralt and Ciri on the Isle of Mists is very touching.

idontknow
idontknow

What point? That you are unable to present any argument without personal insults, like you continue doing now. Gee, I wonder why CDPR doesn't listen to people like you and listens to the well presented arguments by reasonable fans instead.

WebTool
WebTool

Yeah, anyone who disagrees with you clearly hasn't finished the story, it's impossible people have different opinions. And if they do, fuck them, they are not as smart and special as you are.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

True, each Geralt and Ciri (and whatever little family scene with Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer) were really well done, might say it was the best father/daughter emotional scenes done in a videogame yet, but that still doesn't excuse the half-assed last act, the main story nailed the emotions, I still shed a tear in a lot of those scenes after my fifth playthrough, but the fact is the rest of the story deserved more, a real shame they have retards managing them, doubt anyone at CDPR doesn't want to actually go in and put more content in the last act.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Some people value these emotional moments more than an overall coherent story. In extremes this leads to stuff like the Empress ending.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Calling CDPR retards
Asking anything from them with that attitude, good luck pal, kek.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Main story > HoS > B&W

I mostly prefer the main story because it heavily involves my favorite characters. I am far more invested in them than Gaunter or Olgierd. They make me care and keep me immersed and emotionally engaged.

Lunatick
Lunatick

I feel the same way (though maybe not as extremely, I thought Olgierd and Gaunter were very engaging) but I can still recognize that HoS is just better written and structured.

Nojokur
Nojokur

Sure, I also have the same feeling about the main story which is also enhanced because I read the books, but objectively speaking, the main story ended up being not that special, but a story about the philosophical question of letting a man that has done many wrongs succumb to his fate or offer him a second chance for redemption would beat the living shit out of the "save the wurrrld" story of Witcher 3, even though I loved the characters and still shed tear at a lot of the scenes in it.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I loved Gaunter and Olgierd, just not nearly as much as Ciri, Triss or Yen. HoS is maybe better written, but that's not enough to make me prefer it over the main story. In TW it's all about the characters for me, they are the ones that make the story compelling and make me emotionally invested in the game. And that is precisely what separates TW from the other games for me, caring about the characters.

Soft_member
Soft_member

would beat the living shit out of the "save the wurrrld" story of Witcher 3
I mostly agree with you but I don't think TW3 is really a save the world story. It's a father looking for his daughter story.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I loved Gaunter and Olgierd, just not nearly as much as Ciri, Triss or Yen.

So 4/10 not enough waifus, basically

w8t4u
w8t4u

Well, yeah, the main story is nothing special on its own, it has a very basic premise, save Ciri. But the characters you meet along the way make it special.

Not 4/10, it's great and I enjoyed every second of it, but I still care about the main characters more whether you look at them as waifus or not.

whereismyname
whereismyname

theres ppl who unironically killed broche and vesfu

SniperWish
SniperWish

Also what hurt it is the fact they also whitewashed Avallac'h and Emhyr, Emhyr is a sick fuck, but Avallac'h is on a level that is beyond fucked up, they could have delved deeper into his obsession with Lara/Ciri and his fapping sessions over sketches of Ciri because of it, but they had to keep him "mysterious" for the final plot twist where he finally betrays both Ciri and Geralt, would have made more sense for the book Avallac'h to betray them than what we ended up with, also having Eredin a bit more fleshed out, he managed to charm Ciri in the books.

But yeah, as a Father/Daughter story it is great, but it should have not taken over everything else because of it, it would have been been that nice middle in between a tasty bun sandwich instead of being the whole sandwich.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Triss
Main character
I care about the main characters more waifus or not
only mentions female characters that are either romance options or a daughteru
uh huh

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I did and will do it again in every future playthrough. Traitors to the north must be executed.

Inmate
Inmate

The reason it took over everything else, I think, is because the father/daughter thrust of the main plot was the only thing that was actually finished. Not because they wanted it that way. Sadly they seem content leaving it in that state. There seem to have been internal divisions in CDPR over how much to factor in the prior games and books vs. how much to coddle new players and it lead to a pretty inconsistent focus outside of Geralt and Ciri.

DeathDog
DeathDog

I doubt they fully want it to stay that way if the cut content is anything to go by, they just could not go back to the main story when they had a large world to fill, dumb management.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Yes, I consider Triss a main character, because she has been there with Geralt since the first game and I choose her as a romance option. She is heavily involved in my Geralt's life.

Those female characters happen to be the ones with most screen time and involvement in Geralt's life. I don't waifu Yen, but I would take a quest involving her over Gaunter any day of the week. The moments between Geralt and Ciri are among my favorites in the whole game, I love their bond and again, I much prefer that than any scene with Gaunter, no matter how well written he is.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Just make sure they don't actually help out in Kaer Morhen, the mere thought of Geralt willingly betraying people that helped him triggers my autism.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Yes, I consider Triss a main character, because she has been there with Geralt since the first game and I choose her as a romance option. She is heavily involved in my Geralt's life.

tfw tricked into responding to the Triss Spammer

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Triss is cute as ever and I'm far better looking than that guy.

tfw tricked into responding to the Triss Spammer
I'm a real trickster, am I? And Triss is the main character whether you believe it or not.

Most dialogue lines in TW3:
1.Geralt
2.Ciri
3.Yen
4.Triss

Most dialogue lines in the trilogy:
1.Geralt
2.Triss
3.Ciri
4.Yen

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Exquisite taste in pic responding there, user.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

kek

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

reminder

askme
askme

he was a consul of rome tbqh

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Let's show the whole page, shall we? Anyway, Triss has the most dialogue lines after Geralt in the whole trilogy, that speaks way, way more than some optional artbook definition.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

nah, in the end it's CDPR's word that counts here not some autistic spammer's, and CDPR doesn't consider her a main character in any of the games

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

I'm skeptical given she barely has any lines in TW2.

MPmaster
MPmaster

He got me again

takes2long
takes2long

Notice the main character tab on the image I posted :3 But like I said some artbook definition is irrelevant and even that doesn't support your view if you look at the whole page instead of your hand picked part.

A character that has been there from the beginning and a character that Geralt can end up with at the end of the trilogy is clearly a main one, no mater how blind you wish to pretend to be.

iluvmen
iluvmen

I think most of them come from the ending where you go after her and she gives a long monologue about what happened. Letho does the same thing where he racks up his word count for 20 minutes at the end, but that doesn't make him a main character either.

happy_sad
happy_sad

LI status doesn't make you a main character. Read a fucking book.

Makes sense. Otherwise I'm pretty sure Dandelion has more screen time.

w8t4u
w8t4u

how do I get Svanrige on the throne?

Supergrass
Supergrass

Triss has a bunch of lines, I have no idea where you get that from, she is heavily involved in TW2 story and you pretending she's not or downplaying it won't make it suddenly become truth. But you are free to believe what you want, what matters to me is that Triss has plenty of content throughout the trilogy for me to enjoy.

cum2soon
cum2soon

Letho and Dethmold are also listed as main characters there so that hardly proves anything, not to mention Triss is specifically stated to be a supporting character. but sure, keep being delusional lmao

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

By not doing anything to help Crach's kids.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

so King's gambit triggers automatically?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Sorry, you go to King's Gambit, then say "I'm neutral deal with it" and leave Hjalmar and Cerys on their own.

Playboyize
Playboyize

LI status doesn't make you a main character.
I never said it does, but it only adds to her relevance.

Otherwise I'm pretty sure Dandelion has more screen time.
Any proof of that? Please, do provide. I'm just kidding, I know you can't

King_Martha
King_Martha

uh, ok

I was under the impression this quest can only happen if you help them though. So it triggers after doing enough story quests in Skellige?

Lunatick
Lunatick

Stop touching the poo, /wtc/

Booteefool
Booteefool

Yeah, I'm the one delusional, a character who has most dialogue lines after Geralt in the whole trilogy is not a main one because it says she is supportive in some artbook. Luckily I don't play artbooks but games instead and there, well...we know the truth.

Most dialogue lines in TW2:
1.Geralt
2.Roche
3.Iorveth
4.Triss

massdebater
massdebater

triss has the fourth most lines of dialogue in the game where she's most relevant to the plot
kek

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

me: provided sources for my claims directly from CDPR itself
you: insane ramblings

lmao

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Fuck Triss Cuntigold.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

No don't she has crabs

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

So what? The difference between Triss, Roche and Iorveth are not that big and all are heavily involved in the plot. Considering you can only take one path during a normal playthrough, she is in the third place. Pretty high for a supporting character.

Spamalot
Spamalot

provided sources for my claims directly from CDPR
Except it says main characters in a very large font on that tab, yeah, real solid evidence.

Triss Cuntigold
This made me giggle, her cunt truly is golden.

SniperWish
SniperWish

Because she's potentially present in every path. Philippa and Dethmold, Saskia or Henselt, both have a much greater presence but only in a single path.

askme
askme

That, or the default state is that Svanrige becomes king, you can also help the an craites and let him be king, but that spells doom for the fates of the An Craites, Hjalmar and Cerys supposedly die in a raid at the nilfie fleet (but they are still at Kaer Trolde even when Ermion tells you that have not returned, CDPR hiccup there).

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Except it says main characters in a very large font on that tab, yeah, real solid evidence.
Sometimes I think you're memeing or trolling, then you post stuff like this and I'm reminded you aren't just crazy, you're genuinely stupid

inb4 and personal insults again, could you get any more predictable?

w8t4u
w8t4u

oh so you finally admit as a 'main character' she's as important to the series as Dethmold? glad we finally agree lmao

Spamalot
Spamalot

Because she's potentially present in every path.
Kind of like she's a main character.

I knew you couldn't help but resort to personal insults :3 Did I say something incorrect, does it not say main characters.

Another thing about that artbook though, you do realize that by your logic, no one is a main character except for Geralt(and that's true in a way), since all are listed under the same tab as Triss( a tab that says "main characters" btw).

Spamalot
Spamalot

Reminder that Triss hooked up with Dethmold in the books and was hinted to get together with him once the events of the series were over.

5mileys
5mileys

Kind of like she's a main character.
Dandelion and Zoltan confirmed for main characters.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Don't forget that Lambert shagged her too

Soft_member
Soft_member

Triss is so hot she turns gay men straight. She also had a foursome with Vesemir, Lambert and Eskel, got plowed by a fiend and sucked Radovid's cock. That slut. I still love her though

JunkTop
JunkTop

Another thing about that artbook though, you do realize that by your logic, no one is a main character except for Geralt(

Illusionz
Illusionz

kek, rekt

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

literally nothing to say about Triss in the description besides her appearance and that she's a LI

w8t4u
w8t4u

Euphoria mutation is bugged, only seems to work half the time

might be a good thing though, it is broken to high heaven.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

that's because all she's got going for her are her tits and her obsession with geralt's dick. remove that and no one would give a shit about her

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Dandelion and Zoltan confirmed for main characters.
No, because Triss being present throughout the game is not the only indication of her importance, it is only one of them.

That's in TW3, I was talking about TW2 and I never said Yen isn't a more important character in the series as a whole(books included as it says in your image), in fact I never mention Yen at all. Don't feel like I'm threatening your waifu, I love Yen.

Still, I do consider Triss to be a main character in TW3, even though her role in the story is less important than those of Yen and Ciri. She still has the most dialogue besides those two and plays a vital role in my Geralt's life. I have no idea why you people cling to those artbooks anyway, game content is a far more reliable indicator.

farquit
farquit

I'm told she also likes Philippa and cakes.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Game content is less favorable to Triss than the artbooks. She's barely present in TW2 and only serves the Lodge betrayal subplot. In TW3 she is an after thought who only exists to be a waifu. Not to mention differences in betrayal

Artbook: Brave and decisive woman
TW3 Triss, upon encountering an obstacle: ALL IS LOST *sob*

Inmate
Inmate

I appreciate Triss' flaws. Her insecurity, misplaced idealism and unfortunate obsession with Geralt make her a believable character and make me feel sympathetic for her. I felt sorry for her after reading the books, seeing how desperate she was for Geralt. Her internal monologues at KM, desperate attempts to kiss him while he helps her recover, the way Yen scolds her at Thanedd, her jealousy while Fringilla tells the Lodge about her relationship with Geralt all made me feel bad for her. I like finally giving her a chance in the games.

And it's not like she didn't do some good for Geralt in the books, she tried her best to help Ciri in BoE (and in some ways she did) and even proposed him to seek Yen's help when she realized a more powerful sorceress is needed. Without her dragging Geralt half dead and begging Tissaia to teleport him, he would have died on Thanedd. She grows as a person and in the end overcomes her fears and helps Yen in Rivia. Condwiramurs even refers to her as venerable Triss and praises her courage, showing she has changed from that moment on, imo it was defining for her character.

I do think she genuinely cares for Geralt and that she is a good, although flawed person regardless of the morally questionable things she did, in both the books and games. Her actions are often wrong, but I never found her motivations to be malicious or evil, she is just misguided by her ideals or selfish desire for Geralt’s love in the case of his amnesia abuse.

I like her character arc in the games, where she slowly abandons the Lodge, takes Geralt’s side and tries to find her place in the world, guided by her own ideals rather than blindly following others. I see it as a continued character growth. I quite enjoy the way Geralt interacts with her in TW2 and TW3, the dynamic of their relationship and how they treat each other. I also like her cheerful personality and sense of humor.

girlDog
girlDog

Not to mention differences in betrayal
*portrayal, sorry

Post yfw you realize Triss told Philippa everything she knew about Ciri in BoE and that's why she vanishes until Thanedd

Only times Triss is an interesting and plot relevant character are when she's being a shit.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Game content is less favorable to Triss
Well, there we clearly disagree, imo Triss is vital in every single Witcher game.

Brave and decisive woman
Triss is very much a brave and decisive woman, what she is doing for her fellow mages in Novigrad clearly demonstrates that. Triss is admirable.

FastChef
FastChef

Triss has learned a great deal and deserves a second chance. The world would be far worse off without her leadership of the Novigrad magical community.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

not gonna waste my time reading your shit but I assume you copy pasted your own reddit post again, you lazy faggot

reddit.com/r/witcher/comments/4ra2nr/people_on_team_triss_what_are_your_reasons_for/d4zgx08

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Yes. Triss is an upstanding example for mages everywhere. They need not stay silent ad merely administer unguents and abortions. They CAN make positive change in the world through political activism. All would be wise to follow in her footsteps.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Only times Triss is an interesting and plot relevant character are when she's being a shit.

I love my Triss flawed, it makes her a believable character, she is human, she makes mistakes. She is not always a nice angel she is in TW3 and I love it. Her cowardice, misguided ideals and manipulation only enhance the full package that is Triss Merigold.

JunkTop
JunkTop

hate the #teamwhatever meme so much and I really wish CDPR didn't encourage this behavior

t. #teamrad

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

you lazy faggot
As always :3

Please continue, wise Philippa.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Does she post on /wtc/?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

CDPR loves a good waifu war.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

You're not fooling anyone but yourself, you know.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I don't need to fool anyone, nor is that my intention. I simply enjoy presenting my opinions and talking about Triss.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Sile's hat is mai waifu

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

time for tickles!

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

tickles cure sororicide
ayy lmao

DeathDog
DeathDog

tickling a corpse
ew

Snarelure
Snarelure

best ending

happy_sad
happy_sad

Nah, nah.

holy shit there's no good screenshots of this, I'm shocked

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

because decent human beings didnt chose that ending

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

poal.me/y03yhs
poal.me/y03yhs

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Because B&W's main plot is crap and the endings are really predictable.

happy_sad
happy_sad

high heaven

That pun is fatal.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

post classic /wtc/ memes

viagrandad
viagrandad

It's hilarious he turns to the opposite of this meme in W3.

Lunatick
Lunatick

thank u shillard truely u are our greabest ally XD XD

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

reminder that Foltest is NOT a duck

askme
askme

:3

RumChicken
RumChicken

supporting Vernon "Whoreson" Roche

cum2soon
cum2soon

List of people who aren't ducks:
Foltest
Ciri

massdebater
massdebater

Ciri
Innocent girl

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

tfw you only just realized you were actually disappointed when you finished the game but were lying to yourself all this time about just being sad it was over

the urge to become a drone is as powerful as it is subtle. stay safe friends

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Gwent closed beta delayed, new launch date october 25th

playgwent.com/en/news#2055

TreeEater
TreeEater

she IS innocent

and cute. CUTE

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

DELAYED TO MOVE THE TEAM TO ENHANCED EDITION SECRETLY FUCKING CONFIRMED

CIRI GAME CONFIRMED

EVERYTHING IS CONFIRMED!

DeathDog
DeathDog

Yes. It was Ciri that was wronged, not the other way around. You now what you must do.

BURN IT ALL

Emberfire
Emberfire

Vandergrift is my husbando

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Falka please stay :3

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

i'm just writing this to bypass the le you have to wait 4 minutes to make a duplicate post filter

RumChicken
RumChicken

THE CHAOS ZWEIHANDER IS NOT OP, GIT GUD FAGGOT
-Vandergrift

Booteefool
Booteefool

[triggered]

Methshot
Methshot

i've got infinite stamina for some reason

I used healme a few times in a Ciri section as its next to impossible on deathmarch

Did I fuck my game up?

SniperWish
SniperWish

buuuuuurn

WebTool
WebTool

Even in death, he still kicks ass

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

LMFAO DEX/SORC FAGS BTFO

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Immortal Olgierd vs. the Draug (assuming no curse lifting for either one) who wins?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Would be so cool if after you get the Ciri Witcheress ending you go back to the main menu after credits and Ciri and Geralt are both there meditating.

SniperWish
SniperWish

ciri is my god 2bh

JunkTop
JunkTop

Yeah actually. And if Empress it's Ciri getting spitroasted by Morvran/Emhyr. And with bad dad it's Yen opening her wrists with a straight razor.

Avallac'h pls go

Playboyize
Playboyize

youtube.com/watch?v=IY84RXbq7QE

TreeEater
TreeEater

BOW

Emberburn
Emberburn

Morvran is ded on arrival, we both know that

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

that slut and she doesn't even have tits.

5mileys
5mileys

youtube.com/watch?v=Oq-p0ysCF6E

FastChef
FastChef

Radovid will rule the north

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

did the Mass Effect characters always look and sound like demented mannequins or has TW3 ruined me?

Techpill
Techpill

Anyone have the webm of the O Kurwa guy anymore?

Booteefool
Booteefool

What happens if I skip the last wish?

Does Yen romance end?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I don't have a webm, but his name's Stachu Jones
youtube.com/watch?v=nlnHKC0FxaI

Flameblow
Flameblow

Does Yen romance end?
Yeah. She assumes afterward Geralt's refusal to help her there that it's probably just magic and she can't trust it anymore.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Yes, the quest fails if you go to KM with Uma and it leads to the romance failing.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

playgwent.com/en/news#2056

At E3 we announced that we’d launch the Closed Beta of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game in September. Unfortunately, we feel we need some extra time with the game before we hand it off to you for testing. We know we can make a first impression only once, and want to be sure everything is ready before we blast off. Delivering a good game is more important to us than keeping a deadline. Still, that doesn’t mean we don’t realize that delays can be disappointing, and we apologize for making you wait. Closed Beta will now begin on October 25th.

fug

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

I want to believe.

Skullbone
Skullbone

SHIT!!!!!

Flameblow
Flameblow

I'm out of old /krw/ memes, but we had plenty more
Letho with the bane mask
couple more kurwa pics
Geralt with the constanza face
Whoreson posting
Jacques ron paul pics
yer mum sucks dworf cock
iorveth and roche pics/gifs
emhyr hedgehog posting
tv series memes
sappy wappy posting
lesbomancy

RumChicken
RumChicken

Don't believe Marcin's lies

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Hello reddiit

Playboyize
Playboyize

Stop saying that, Marcin #11 never lies. NEVER!

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

This.

Marcin is true pimp artwork

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

I would suck the cock of every Marcin in CDPR (all 146 of them) for an EE.

Emberburn
Emberburn

That's kinda gay, user

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

implying you wouldn't too

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

:3

MPmaster
MPmaster

Damian will masturbate to this

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

I know I did.

TechHater
TechHater

TW1 and TW2 characters also look like demented mannequins.

cum2soon
cum2soon

'Beyond fucked up' is a bit harsh. A sputtering madman of a stalker with a chainsaw that sucks on his mother's titties still at the age of 38 is beyond fucked up.

Avallac'h is just... emotionally troubled. Other than that, he is, by the standards of our modern society, actually a brilliant mind and a brilliant scientist.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

puts ciri into a sleeping spell so he can sexually assault her
emotionally troubled

nigga that ain't half of it

DeathDog
DeathDog

Did he sexually assault her?

w8t4u
w8t4u

ofc

Firespawn
Firespawn

ciri is a rape bait

Emberburn
Emberburn

Not really, though. Maybe in your fantasy.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

emotionally troubled

He is an obsessed sick fuck that fantasizes that what remains of Lara would not cuck him this time like she did with that human, he literally betrayed his own people just to not let the last remains of Lara die off when the Aen Elle can just restart the gene lineage again for the time the White Frost gets to the Witcher world instead.

Just think to what extremes this madman went to preserve Lara, I doubt it was him that offered her the solution of destroying the White Frost out of his own free will, but he really wants to be accepted by Lara again, what a sick fuck.

RumChicken
RumChicken

where the fuck did my image go?

askme
askme

Beyond him being obsessed with Lara and probably doing his best for Ciri to accept his... help and companionship... - beyond that, I am not following that second paragraph.

I do agree about his obsession, though. Ciri does not seem to mind too much, in fact; that's what worries me.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Well he would not have saved Ciri's life from Eredin out of wanting to actually destroy the White Frost itself, it would take an absolute madman to actually believe an untrained woman, whose son is supposed to be the "chosen one" would be able to destroy it, I think she wanted to destroy the White Frost later, and he reluctantly accepted to train her.

Ciri is a PTSD woman with trust issues, she trusts anyone that can "care" for her in any way no matter if they are sick fucks or not, whether CDPR fully intended the book Ciri to go full retard on her journey to other worlds or they just wanted a "daughterfu" for the casual player to care about, it ended up destroying her character.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Out of curiosity - what is essentially so sick about taking your 'second chance' with someone, as long as you are able to ALSO see them as who they are (which Avallac'h seems to do, in intervals). And if that someone consents.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Your Grace please don't...
hnnng
Too late

Bidwell
Bidwell

Do you like Triss by any chance? Because this is literally a the worst possible version of a character like Triss.

taking a second chance with the grand grand grand daughter of your love

Emhyr wanted to have her child for the good of the Empire, but even he saw the madness in his plan, unlike this faggot elf.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Noup, I do not like Triss, though I see what you're getting at there - didn't think of the analogy.

You didn't answer my question, though.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

If you are wondering about how it is sick to be in that situation, then I have bad news, user.

Austin Powers (yeah I went there) actually made fun of this exact fucked up thing.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Triss earned her second chance and proved her loyalty.

TechHater
TechHater

Is it difficult to give an analytical answer?

Playboyize
Playboyize

I really just can't envision Geralt actually in this position. Sorry. Plus shitty screencap with a filter. Classic waifufag "art".

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

TW1 and TW2 characters also look like demented mannequins.
TW1's did. TW2's not so much. Faces, while good, weren't very expressive. So no demented mannequins.

he did this while enacting his horrible midget hunchback transformation fetish

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

I do agree about his obsession, though. Ciri does not seem to mind too much, in fact; that's what worries me.
Ciri has a history of acquiescing to anyone that will give her companionship of any kind in times of stress.

whose son is supposed to be the "chosen one"
I want this meme to die. The actual prophecy is way vaguer than that and it would have to be a daughter, not a son, in any case. Duny pls go.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Out of curiosity - what is essentially so sick about taking your 'second chance' with someone, as long as you are able to ALSO see them as who they are (which Avallac'h seems to do, in intervals). And if that someone consents.
Hi Triss how you doing?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

BTW to answer your question: Because he's only into her on any level because of a resemblance to her great great etc grandmother, is not actually into Ciri at all, is way, way older than her, and still kinda wants to use her for creepy eugenics.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

To put in the analytical sense, it is a moral taboo, almost similar to a brother fucking his own sister, depends on what culture you are from, but generally, this is fucked up.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

also this.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Hey baby...

wanna unmask my recessives?

Techpill
Techpill

I have to agree, she redeemed her betrayal at the end of the books and also causing her best friend heart breaks for manipulating her amnesiac love, but this time, she actually did not cower like a little bitch like in the books and actually helped out fighting the Wild Hunt, so the starts aligned, Triss spammer, I actually agree with you on one thing.

Bidwell
Bidwell

She still has a big issue in being a naive easily manipulated follower that I fear means she'll keep making these same mistakes though. Working as Tancred Thyssen's puppet, the continued sympathies for the Lodge and worry about muh Philippa...some people just don't change.

JunkTop
JunkTop

best friend
Bit of an assumption there. They were friends. No indication of " best friend". And given her "second chance" was born entirely of manipulating an amnesiac man...I dunno.

5mileys
5mileys

Well, it's debatable whether Triss and Yen are best friends by the end of the books and while Triss did return to Rivia and helped, Yen seemed pretty pissed at her during their conversation on the way there.

As far as her using amnesiac Geralt goes, it was a shady move, no denying there, but Geralt wasn't forced to do anything, it was his choice to pursue Triss romantically, and considering her obsession I can't blame her for taking the chance. But my Geralt was well aware of that by the time they reached Flotsam and he continued pursuing her romantically. He genuinely fell in love.

And Triss did do well at KM battle, fighting bravely for Ciri. What I like that even if Geralt lets her leave for Kovir, she returns and fights by their side even though it must be very hard for her to see Geralt and Yen back together. I admire that.

TreeEater
TreeEater

It is implied that's when the "venerable Triss Merigold" started, she gets her shit together supposedly, but we don't know for sure.

They were "best friends" by sorceress standards, if you can call a woman that would literally make the love of her "best friend" fuck her senseless then suddenly realize what a deep man he is and start to actually want him for herself, that is.

massdebater
massdebater

My Geralt paints sores on his genitals to look like he has herpes because he's trans-human and feels deep discomfort with his inability to catch STDs

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

skelligers are scum, honestly

is the player actually supposed to have a positive opinion of them

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Tancred and the mages share a common goal, making Kovir strong and resisting the pressures from the South, no matter who wins the war. Mages know that life under Emhyr or worse yet Radovid is not they free life they desire.

Triss will definitely be heavily influenced by Tancred, monarchs are the ones with most power, that is a reality in TW world. It is better to work with them and be in their grace than pursue more power. Triss' main political goal is securing a free and decent life for her fellow mages. She pretty much achieves that in Kovir. She is not Philippa and I don't see her seeking more power just for the sake of it, so working under Tancred is not such a bad thing and mages still place their loyalty to Triss.

iluvmen
iluvmen

No, they are raiders and pillagers, Crach an Craite is a boogeyman for nilfgaardian children, so he has done some fucked up shit.

You are not supposed to like them, but the An Craites are close to Ciri, so Geralt "likes" them rather than likes skelligans as a whole.

cum2soon
cum2soon

is the player actually supposed to have a positive opinion of them
Most players don't pay attention to ambient stuff or notice boards or think critically about anything they're seeing so Skelligers are bros becacuse Crach is a bro and it's ok that they burn women alive because Birna's a bitch anyway. Yen's just being mean when she calls them savages.

eGremlin
eGremlin

I got to be honest, I am sometimes surprised at the level of idiocy most gamers have, or rather, the laziness.

Supergrass
Supergrass

Triss is no Philippa, she'll just always be working for one because the Philippas of the world know exactly the kind of smoke to blow up her ass and she never learns her lesson.

Hell, give it a few years and she'll probably be working for the real Philippa again.

You may not be supposed to like them but most players think they're awesome and big bros. Actually saw a post on the CDPR forums complaining that CDPR should put something in to show Ciri and Skellige coming to an agreement if Hjalmar is king because she was the love of his life (kek) and wouldn't want the brave and noble Skelleniggers to have to give up their rich murder-rape culture.

Methshot
Methshot

Idiocy and intellectual laziness are hard to distinguish. It's been a long time since it was a nerd hobby. Most gamers now have never read a book that wasn't assigned to them in class, and most "nerds" now are just counter-culture hipsters that think tweeting about sexism in Overwatch will somehow get them laid.

happy_sad
happy_sad

tfw transitioning off of brain pills and suddenly violently angry
tfw this is how Falka feels ALL the time

Techpill
Techpill

You may not be supposed to like them but most players think they're awesome and big bros. Actually saw a post on the CDPR forums complaining that CDPR should put something in to show Ciri and Skellige coming to an agreement if Hjalmar is king because she was the love of his life (kek) and wouldn't want the brave and noble Skelleniggers to have to give up their rich murder-rape culture.

Fucking hell, this is way worse than I thought, but yeah, Hjalmar himself will be conflicted, but he would never change Skellige, mary sue Cerys however.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Realistically the most Cerys could do would be to curtail raiding a bit. Actually getting them off it completely in a few years is ridiculous. That seems to be what the ending slide wants us to think, though.

farquit
farquit

Sadly it also reflects in most games being recently released as well, recently tried out DAI for example, although I remember Origins having good lore and nice detail, I did not find any of that in DAI, so it is sad that the audience are changing the hobby in the long run.

Of course, Neo-Bioware is not the best example, but I meant it as an example for RPGs alone.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Hell, give it a few years and she'll probably be working for the real Philippa again.
Triss distanced herself from Phil by the end of TW2, abandoned the Lodge and definitely took Geralt's side. It was a big step for her, considering her loyalty to Philippa was stronger than her devotion to her friends before. And it's questionable what Phil's fate will be. If we go by the books, it doesn't end well for her, and considering the cut content in act 3 that suggests something similar, I'm skeptical of her rising to power ever again.

As far as Tancred is concerned, we don't really get to see what kind of ruler he is so we can only speculate. And while Triss will definitely be the one working for him in a way, her authority among the mages won't be affected by it. They know Tancred is their only chance, Triss says herself in B&W that they all work together for the benefit of Kovir, they have no better option, but if something happened that would force the exodus of mages from Kovir, they would seek Triss' leadership like they did in Novigrad.

SniperGod
SniperGod

I almost want to think Cerys is clearly awesome because all the old downsides to her ending were tied to her being fake-Ciri and got dropped by the wayside when her character was reworked.

True. Though tbf there's always been a big gulf between Bioware's world building in codexes and crap vs. what actually shows up in game. Bethesda has the same problem.

idontknow
idontknow

Triss wishes the Lodge was still around in TW3 and if talked to about the megascope crystal, rather than fear any other repercussions, insist Geralt not take it to Radovid because he'd probably kill Philippa. Y'know, like she deserves.

A few good conversations and Phil will have her wrapped around her finger again. Triss doesn't stand a chance against the likes of her.

WebTool
WebTool

It is ridiculous that she manages to make a barren land actually prosper, I mean, there is a fucking reason why they raid and pillage other lands, it's not mainly for sport, I have no idea how she managed to do this unless if she killed off what remained of her opposition with the help of Hjalmar, took a "secret" agreement with Empress Ciri (not sure about Emhyr), but it still does not make any sense.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

There's apparently a lot of ore there. Just I guess the rest of their economy was way too shit to properly exploit it? I dunno.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

To be fair, Yennefer also says the same thing if you take the crystal to her, Phillipa may be a heartless bitch, but she is still a "friend" to them, and she actually had the interests of other mages in mind, of course, if her interests allowed them.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Oh good point, she and Ermion may have dispatched some people to get equipment and actually slowly started making skelligans more and more open to trade like what happened to the Danes in the real world, but still, in one lifetime? Impossible.

Soft_member
Soft_member

I wouldn't really interpret Triss' crystal reaction like she wants the Lodge back. They were her close allies and friends so naturally she takes their side against Radovid. Just because she doesn't want to see them tortured to death doesn't mean she want them back to their former position.

Triss doesn't stand a chance against the likes of her
Even Philippa is reluctant about Triss in that crystal convo with Rita, but I must agree that Triss is heavily outclassed by Phil when it comes to political manipulation.

However, I don't think she would allow herself to be swayed by Phil again, especially if she has Geralt in her life and like I said I doubt Phil will live long enough to rise to power again.

The books also suggest Triss changed and became chronically fearless, she is fairly young for a sorceress and has plenty of room to grow.

FastChef
FastChef

Yennefer also says the same thing if you take the crystal to her,
No she doesn't. She doesn't give a shit about Philippa and reiterates her "fuck the Lodge" standpoint. She tells Geralt not to do it because she's worried it might lead to the capture of OTHER mages. Like Rita and co. Triss doesn't deign to mention them.

Bidwell
Bidwell

I wouldn't really interpret Triss' crystal reaction like she wants the Lodge back.
She literally waxes nostalgiac about how if the Lodge were still around the rulers would have to listen to them.

The books also suggest Triss changed and became chronically fearless, she is fairly young for a sorceress and has plenty of room to grow.
The only parts of the books you've read were scenes highlighted for you by the Triss megathread. You are not qualified to talk about this, Spammer.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

but still, in one lifetime? Impossible.
Yeah, exactly. The ending slides almost universally suck.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

I actually get the feeling that suddenly we're supposed to be really sympathetic to Philippa in TW3. Why is that? Just for new players or what? I mean, Triss, yeah, I get. She's like that. But even Yennefer isn't as anti-Phil as i'd expect and Geralt himself basically just says "oh I just took the job because I wanted to check up on her" not "actually she's a shit person that has endangered me and my loved ones over and over so I wouldn't mind her dying".

Lunatick
Lunatick

Yennefer's reaction to the megascope crystal is more about her preserving the Lodge as an asset for saving Ciri, as well as a bargaining chip with Emhyr for later. But they cut that subplot.

JunkTop
JunkTop

She literally waxes nostalgiac about how if the Lodge were still around the rulers would have to listen to them.
She also says she wouldn't join them again, and Triss' ideals still include securing the benefit of the mages so her preferring the Lodge over Rad or Emhyr who are not know to be kind toward them is nothing unusual.

The only parts of the books you've read were scenes highlighted for you by the Triss megathread.
You are free to believe anything you want, I have no reason proving myself to you.

askme
askme

Rewatched that part on youtube, yeah, I did not remember that scene accurately, but she does say it may end up hurting not only Phillipa, but also other mages like her and Triss.

Yeah, exactly. The ending slides almost universally suck.

Goddamn Dandelion, always fucking stories for dramatic effect.

DeathDog
DeathDog

She also says she wouldn't join them again,
She says she has other plans, that being the offer from Tancred.

I'm saying I have no faith in her resolve.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Sorry, fucked up the reply for this

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Goddamn Dandelion, always fucking stories for dramatic effect.
I like to imagine Geralt's face when reading the journal entries. Like when Dandelion says Vlodomir von Everec's cries haunted Geralt's dreams for years to come and obvious bullshit like that.

It was kind of a mistake to do them in character though, given they intended TW3 to be most players' first experience. From what I saw most players that read them thought they were 100% objective truth.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

it STILL makes me mad that she's the one to kill radovid

god, the entire radovid assassination questline is actually terrible from beginning to end

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

it STILL makes me mad that she's the one to kill radovid
It's appropriate really. Though her smugness annoyed me because I wanted her dead as much as him. The rest of the quest though...blech.

eGremlin
eGremlin

I'm saying I have no faith in her resolve.
That is where we differ, I believe in Triss' resolve and not going the path she went before. Imo, she shows considerable character growth in the games and in TW3 she is finally taking charge instead of being a simple follower.

Lunatick
Lunatick

Yeah, also reading the entries about the Radovid Assassination did not mention a lot of detail all things considered, very considerate of good old Dandelion, kek

But yes, the journal should have been in the style of W1, but the journal also being done in character brought some closure on certain quests that just ended abruptly, like the Jarl of Undvik and others.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Who gets a bigger pussy-pass in the games, Phil or Triss? just kidding it's Ciri

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

It really is, even the city does not give a flying shit if the King of the North dies, it was mainly planned during the Wild Hunt attack on Novigrad, this is the prime example of why you should focus on the main story first and not on a large ass open world, cut it and make it smaller if that is what it takes, don't waste time and resources on it if the main story needs it instead.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Witcher lore series for newfriends

Is there any other one where the narrator speaks faster than 2 words a minute? I'm literally dying from impatiance trying to watch this.

Methnerd
Methnerd

Just ask your questions here or play the previous games or read the books faggot

can't even watch a few minutes of video adderall needin nigga

WebTool
WebTool

speed up the play speed, it works.

likme
likme

Nobody shouts, "Long live Radovid", thought the prince covered by the hierarch's fat ass. No one even looks at me. No one is screaming in honor of my mother. No one remembers my poor father. Even today, at a day of triumph, which he so richly deserved. After all, that's why he was murdered.

He felt a gaze on his neck. Delicate like someone he did not know - or knew, but only in his dreams. Something that was soft like a brush of a woman's warm lips. He turned his head. He discovered the dark unfathomable eyes of Philippa Eilhart fixed on him.
Wait, thought the prince, looking away. Just wait.

No one could predict or guess then that this boy of thirteen years, which at that time was a person without any relevance in a country ruled by the Regency Council and by Dijkstra, would become king. A king who, after he paid all the insults that had been given to his mother and him, would go down in history with the name Radovid the Stern.

This passage gives me a hard on for Radovid tbqh.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

oh thanks, i forgot this was even an option

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Keira no, I told you I believed you could deep throat a `15 foot stake ,you didn't have to prove it

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Same here, a shame CDPR destroyed him in Witcher 3.

DeathDog
DeathDog

Delicate like someone he did not know - or knew, but only in his dreams. Something that was soft like a brush of a woman's warm lips. He turned his head. He discovered the dark unfathomable eyes of Philippa Eilhart fixed on him.
Wait, thought the prince, looking away. Just wait.
She fucked him, didn't she?

What's there is mostly good. The problem is cut content.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

She fucked him, didn't she?

She fucked him up more like, fucking bitch.

What's there is mostly good. The problem is cut content.

lub-dub-lub-dub, do you hear that? I hear cut content.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

She fucked him up more like, fucking bitch.
By fucking him.

lub-dub-lub-dub, do you hear that? I hear cut content.
I liked that scene. Is this the part where we pretend Radovid was totally rational and in the right the whole time and him going nuts had no build up?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

His mad persona ruins him, he was fairly reasonable in the previous games, if we exclude him grinning as the Loc Muine burns in one of the endings of TW2.

Lunatick
Lunatick

His VA sold the madness. They just forgot to have him actually do anything in TW3.

if we exclude him grinning as the Loc Muine burns
so if we exclude his second most important moment in the second game

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Implying that stake entered through her mouth.

Evilember
Evilember

Is it EVER mentioned in-game that redania has taken over novigrad

it just sort of happens and none of the characters even talk about it

Emberfire
Emberfire

there are people that didn't understand what Radovid was saying
None of you are worthy to be a king tbqh

Techpill
Techpill

By fucking him.

She did way worse things than that, he pissed himself in his sleep one day, she shamed the living hell out of the poor boy to the court, who of course started laughing at their dauphin prince because it is a great idea not to piss off Phillipa Eillhart, dimwits.

I liked that scene. Is this the part where we pretend Radovid was totally rational and in the right the whole time and him going nuts had no build up?

He made sense as in it is true chess is mainly the art of sacrificing your own pieces and avoid getting trapped by them to avoid a checkmate, but he seemed so mad and his lines were irrational it is impossible to assume he wasn't nuts at that point, at least he did not lines equal to the wife of the baron.

Yeah, if he actually was completely rational about basically committing genocides on mages and non-humans for gold, it would make sense for his character, he wouldn't need to go nuts to do this kind of thing, also him grinning at Loc Muinne was mostly for beating Phillipa and her Lodge's plans.

Playboyize
Playboyize

She did way worse things than that,
Fucking a young kind could totally ruin him if used as a tool for emotional manipulation and psychological abuse.

but he seemed so mad and his lines were irrational it is impossible to assume he wasn't nuts at that point,
He's obviously really sleep deprived, stressed, and crazy, yeah. But not incoherent crazy.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

If you do not save the mages, Geralt and Ciri have a conversation (that I don't really remember) about Novigrad becoming part of Redania, I think Geralt mentions it was inevitable, and that is about it, rest is cut content.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Yeah, if he actually was completely rational about basically committing genocides on mages and non-humans for gold, it would make sense for his character,
But castrating what amounts to your artillery corp in the middle of a war isn't rational at all.

also him grinning at Loc Muinne was mostly for beating Phillipa and her Lodge's plans.
He only shows that level of glee if he goes full genocide mode. And also says that weird crazy "In the beginning, there was Chaos" line that shows he's already starting to get lost in his own head.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

I've finally been playing Witcher 3 after upgrading my rig. The gameplay system itself isn't unknown to me since I was very interested in where CDPROJEKT took the series after W2, but still some things caught me off guard. Since first Witcher came along I noticed their great talent for proportionate surroundings - by this I mean that the world, the buildings, castles... all seems very well thought out and build, houses in W3 especially seem lived in, there's tons of neat touches like melted down candle wax etc.

My qualm would be this: as a fan of Gothic 1 and 2, and having read somewhere that Witcher devs tried to emulate some(?) aspects of those games into their own I'm still confused as to why they did not try to copy the combat system from the very start. In W3 the combat still has its notorious whirlwindy choppiness that simultaneously makes it quite easy - I'm by no means a veteran of the series but I'm having very little trouble playing it on Death March. Geralt's animations never seem to find the right measure between halting and starting while his swordsmanship feels like it lacks oomph and it's not due to his unmistakeable finesse. But the main aspect that I noticed watching the gameplay and experienced playing it is how hostile the Witcher game design is to exploration - and this is certainly something Gothic could not have taught them. Every step of the way, Geralt is hounded by prompts that usually stem from his own "stream of conciousness", never letting the player at least try to have an independent thought. To make matters even worse, detective mode turns gameplay into simple colour pattern recognition and every quest is therefore railroaded into few simple junctions.

It's as if CDPROJEKT has an upper echelon of decision makers that seem mortally afraid of their game being obtuse. I know this is not quite the case because Witcher 1 didn't turn them into millionaires, and it had many of the same problems, but detective mode is always a sign of 1/2

w8t4u
w8t4u

Fucking a young kind could totally ruin him if used as a tool for emotional manipulation and psychological abuse.

Yeah, so those in the court that despised Phillipa would really not want to use that as a reason to either kill her or exile her out of Redania, she is not that stupid, she uses other means.

He's obviously really sleep deprived, stressed, and crazy, yeah. But not incoherent crazy.

He is not presented like an absolute madman, but he is irrational at this point, which makes me sad, he had better potential than what he was given in the end.

But castrating what amounts to your artillery corp in the middle of a war isn't rational at all.

Well he can get away with it, Emhyr only had mages on board his ship because Fringilla Vigo was there, also they used mages in Vergen because there was a fucking DRAGON there, but mainly Nilfgaard does not rely on mages, Sodden Hill was an exception because all nordling mages stepped up to fight.

He only shows that level of glee if he goes full genocide mode. And also says that weird crazy "In the beginning, there was Chaos" line that shows he's already starting to get lost in his own head.

It may be a Polish line that does not scream madness like it does in English, but if he revives the Conclave he does not appear to be that mad.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

2/2

lazy design. Witcher 3 has such an astounding amount of railroading that its remarkable open world actively goes against any concept of exploring. Wouldn't it be nice if they copied, say, stash design of STALKER? Having you, after someone gives you the map location actually have to circle the structure (sans detective mode), look under stumps, turn up rocks etc?

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of writing, characters speak (more or less) in a natural manner, they don't spill you their life story in the second sentence like they would if Obsidian wrote them and their conclusions can seem both idealistic or cynical at the same time. Polish voiceover for everyone I've met so far except Geralt (pretty unremarkable voice) is outstanding.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

it doesn't even make sense that dijkstra would take over redania

I mean, how the fuck does he do it? he's just a disgraced intelligence agent turned mob boss

I've said it like a dozen times, but this game really turns to shit after kaer morhen

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

What went through Keira's mind when they bent her over and she felt the stake slowly penetrating her ass?

happy_sad
happy_sad

Ok, which one of you have been bullying the girl?
I know she is ugly and, let's be honest, not very bright, but she is the only one we have right now, so behave yourself.

Reminder to not sexualize daughterfu

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Yeah, so those in the court that despised Phillipa would really not want to use that as a reason to either kill her or exile her out of Redania, she is not that stupid, she uses other means.
They were all afraid of her and you really think Radovid would tell? It makes him look weak.


He is not presented like an absolute madman, but he is irrational at this point, which makes me sad, he had better potential than what he was given in the end.
But the irrationality is what makes him interesting. Otherwise he's just another "according to keikaku XD" stereotype.

5mileys
5mileys

Kid Ciri looks like she has Down's syndrome.

hairygrape
hairygrape

also they used mages in Vergen because there was a fucking DRAGON there,
Oh God you actually think Nilfgaard killing Saskia in Vergen is canon. Taking a shit comic tie in with Dandelions "fanciful" day dreaming narration way too literally.

Nilfgaard has a whole mage corp. It being prety much missing in TW3 is probably more due to the fact that the war itself is more or less missing in TW3. So I wouldn't take that into account for the strategic analysis. Plus if Nilfgaard doesn't want to use mages that makes Radovid havin them EVEN MORE valuable and important. It goes from evening the odds to a massive advantage.

It may be a Polish line that does not scream madness like it does in English, but if he revives the Conclave he does not appear to be that mad.
You're reaching.

I think Reasons of State is handled shitty too but lets not go full Radovid self-inset like that one dude that kys himself'd after the lub dub scene.

CDPR cannot into gameplay systems balance and apparently never will.

Flameblow
Flameblow

Polish voiceover for everyone I've met so far except Geralt (pretty unremarkable voice) is outstanding.
The English voice work is better if you can handle losing all the references and jokes that only work in Polish. Geralt stays unremarkable though.

Guess because he's pretty much the only old authority figure left? Radovid was going full Stalin so doubt there was anyone left to tell him no, especially if he'd already made a ton of inroads before the assassination. But yeah you're right they really need to actually establish that shit instead of leave it entirely up to us to make up for in our heads.

Inmate
Inmate

This post. I do not get this post.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

I'm a Slav (Serbian) so Polish is funny in a sense I do understand many of the words but rarely the whole context. I played a bit of Witcher 2 in French and that voicework was outstanding compared to pretty bland English in first 2 games.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

I could see him still having the right contacts, he was in a pretty powerful position previously. Maybe people wanted a return to the time before Rad?

But yeah, it really should have just been explained properly.

5mileys
5mileys

doesn't radovid have an heir

what is the reason that literally any redanian would choose to follow dijkstra? why would the redanian nobility listen to him?

whatever, I know there's no good answer, I'll just chalk this one up to shitty writing

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

user, stop. You'll make her cry again.

it doesn't even make sense that dijkstra would take over redania
With Rad dead, he is the only one ''capable''.
But yes, pretty crazy
I'm bored...

Nojokur
Nojokur

kid ciri that short compared to Yen
im-fucking-plying

TW1's English voice work was bland as hell but it was great in TW2.

doesn't radovid have an heir
Not remotely close to the main line, no. Closest thing is Adda but she vanished after TW1.

happy_sad
happy_sad

The main problem that echoed during the development of Witcher 3 for CDPR I feel is that they wanted to "streamline" things for the player, they had too many requests about being confused about what to do in quests in earlier games. The introduction of "Witcher Senses" was a bit railroading, however, if you do not explore things fully in certain cases they may lead to different outcomes, not to a large extent of course, but it is a nice touch in some quests, but I agree, it is mainly railroading.

But the previous games had the feel of "railroading" as well, all quests had location markers and clear ways on how to progress in them, so I am not that truly conflicted on the introduction of "Witcher Senses" as mainly the things Geralt has to investigate are already obvious for the player to go check it (if you use the "no Witcher Senses highlight" mod).

But I have to be honest, the Witcher 3 is not against exploring, it is guided, sure, but several playthroughs will reveal new scenes and new areas to explore, the main problem I feel that Witcher 3 had (other than the last act not being properly finished), is that most decisions you make in the game get whitewashed in some way or another in the game, in the first Witcher, if you side with either the scoia'tael or the flaming fags, your friend would call you an idiot, you would not find this in Witcher 3 that much.

WebTool
WebTool

Ciri would rather regress into a toddler and sniff Yen's armpit than acknowledge her as her mother

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

(continued) also shitting on Jacek Rozenek? Are you crazy? you absolute madman!

King_Martha
King_Martha

doesn't radovid have an heir
Who? He is a 18 years old guy.

what is the reason that literally any redanian would choose to follow dijkstra? why would the redanian nobility listen to him?
He'' saved'' Redania during the second war.
He worked as hard as any soldier in the battlefield. He is a patriot and most noblemen already know him. As the other user said, he is the only authority figure left.
Also, he may bribe the few that oppose him and he can offer control over Novigrad.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

I don't think the choices are the problem, it's the railroad you take to get to junctions I mentioned. Every quest has a clear starting point, unmistakeable activation switch you flip and then the story unwounds whether you like it or not.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Fuck, how is Yen so small?
Was she also a midget or something?
Also, I only remember seeing Ciri's height and weight

StonedTime
StonedTime

It is mostly shit writing, but other anons have good points, after someone like Radovid, having a guy that had proper experience "ruling" Redania beforehand would be a good idea for a time, also Francis Bedlam "The King of Beggars" most likely would rule Novigrad if that is what he and Djikstra were planning, but yes, it is mostly not thought out that well, a real shame.

w8t4u
w8t4u

Fuck, how is Yen so small?
Was she also a midget or something?
She's a quarter elf and a peasant that had to have corrective spinal surgery.

massdebater
massdebater

They were all afraid of her and you really think Radovid would tell? It makes him look weak.

I am quite amazed you are seriously considering the possibility that she raped a teenage kid when she had a monster dick like Djikstra's.

But the irrationality is what makes him interesting. Otherwise he's just another "according to keikaku XD" stereotype.

Sorry, googled the "according to keikaku" thing, I don't follow anime so I did not get it.

askme
askme

I am quite amazed you are seriously considering the possibility that she raped a teenage kid when she had a monster dick like Djikstra's.
She didn't do it for fun anymroe than she fucked Dijkstra for fun (and wasn't and couldn't for most of Radovid's "reign" anyway).

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Oh God you actually think Nilfgaard killing Saskia in Vergen is canon. Taking a shit comic tie in with Dandelions "fanciful" day dreaming narration way too literally.

Well it is the only thing we have about anything related to Vergen at this point.

Nilfgaard has a whole mage corp. It being prety much missing in TW3 is probably more due to the fact that the war itself is more or less missing in TW3. So I wouldn't take that into account for the strategic analysis. Plus if Nilfgaard doesn't want to use mages that makes Radovid havin them EVEN MORE valuable and important. It goes from evening the odds to a massive advantage.

Radovid and Emhyr are retards then.

I think Reasons of State is handled shitty too but lets not go full Radovid self-inset like that one dude that kys himself'd after the lub dub scene.

Yeah, I agree.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

she had a monster dick like Djikstra's.
Not to mention Triss' sweet cooch.

RumChicken
RumChicken

When he revives Conclave, he still executes a bunch of people on the street without any judgement, which according to game data, were Temerian delegation. In both scenes he openly displays his future tyranny.

happy_sad
happy_sad

tfw the books are making me regret going for Yen in TW3

I just finished the Sword of Destiny and what the actual fuck is this bullshit.

Like god damn there's very little chemistry for them in the djinn/goldren dragon stories and then A Shard of Ice reveals she's been sleeping with another man the whole time because she can't fucking commit to just one of them.

Am I really supposed to find this sympathetic just because Geralt dumped her once before? Am I really expected to think she's anything but an asshole here?

massdebater
massdebater

She's a bitch there but you kinda misread that entire situation a bunch. This is the first and only time she actually two-timed him. Which while bitchy is about on par with repeated use of the Vengerberg special.

Also there's 5 more books in the series.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Welcome to the redpilled club, user.

Yen is a bit of a selfish cunt and Geralt isn't a good fit for her even at the best of times. Their relationship is honestly pretty terrible and one of the worst parts of the books until maybe the last two, where thankfully they've both grown up just enough to have it not feel forced as Hell.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Am I really expected to think she's anything but an asshole here?
You're supposed to think they're both dysfunctional assholes.

Geralt isn't a good fit for anyone in the first two books, same with Yen. They both suck at acting lie human beings.

Their relationship is honestly pretty terrible and one of the worst parts of the books until maybe the last two, where thankfully they've both grown up just enough to have it not feel forced as Hell.
They're fine in Time of Contempt.

WebTool
WebTool

How did I misread it? Did she only fuck the other guy once? Because from what I can tell she's been banging him whenever she stops by the town the whole time she's been with Geralt since they got back together, and probably long before they first met.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Actually she basically just yo-yo's between them depending on which couple is broken up at which point. This is the only time she actually actively cheated on one of them wit the other. And Geralt dumped her multiple times, there's a reason she isn't convinced he's a reliable prospect. Of course "I'll fuck him tonight and Istredd in the morning then decide "is a childish as fuck way to handle it.

Playboyize
Playboyize

not playing Geralt as celibate from TW1 onwards

I unironically believe it's the best way to play him.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

because she can't fucking commit to just one of them
Unlike Geralt?

I really expected to think she's anything but an asshole here?
It's supposed to be about how neither of them can commit properly.

5mileys
5mileys

So wait I think I just got this: you got the impression she's secretly been with Istredd more or less the entire time her and Geralt have known each other?

Are you reading a fan translation by any chance?

afraid to even fuck one night stands
Just come out of the closet already

Supergrass
Supergrass

Alright, that sounds much better than what I thought the situation really was.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

It's still pretty damned fucked up though, I don't want to undersell that and go all waifufag.Have you finished Shard of Ice yet? Cause there's a reason partway through Yen seems to just decide she's fundamentally broken and not fit to be with anyone (just like Geralt because it's like pottery it rhymes etc etc)

SniperGod
SniperGod

Geralt as celibate from TW1 onwards
You still get to fuck Triss between games and wake up next to her at the beginning of TW2.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

You can't prove she did anything more than cuddle and the occasional handy.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Cuddling naked Triss? Sounds good, but Geralt's behavior and the way he caresses her divine body after they wake up suggests they did more than that.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Istredd is Yen doing some fucked up highschool chick backup thing. HE's the dude she thinks she should love but doesn't. Meanwhile the guy she does love keeps hopping out windows whle he's asleep so she basically keeps Istredd around as co-dependent bf of last resort.

If you want emotional maturity don't look at magic using mutant freaks like sorceresses and witchers basically praise Radovid

farquit
farquit

Alright anons, cheers for clarifying the Yen/Istredd/Geralt situation for me.

I'm still feeling less and less enthusiastic of them as a couple in TW3, but I'm willing to give them a chance in the rest of the books.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Sword of Destiny is all about setting them up as totally broken doomed human beings with no future pretty much so that's normal

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Reminder that Andrew literally hates happiness. Nudity to make the lesson sink in but pls don't report I spoilered for a reason

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Just finish the books, then you will see why yenfags exist.

massdebater
massdebater

I liked Yen since she first showed up fite me

waifufags a shit though

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

I liked her from the beginning too

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Making Yennefer a "waifu" insults all that careful characterization good old sapkowski put into making her character tbqh

farquit
farquit

same with making Ciri daughteru tbqh

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I like Yen too. Triss is better though

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

and Broche insults Marcin #32's careful characterization of Roche

Inmate
Inmate

ur mom is better

farquit
farquit

it never ends

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

So, if I say every member of the Lodge is trans, that's perfectly fine?

5mileys
5mileys

can't kill olgierd after saving his soul

this is BULLSHIT that cunt is super evil

TechHater
TechHater

When it is Sard, everything goes, he edits posts with MLP pics, a legend.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

You can even say they all like to dance in circle holding each others dicks, doesn't make it true though.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

kill all waifufags

can't disprove it, so yes. CDPR only cares about law and order, like Nilfgaard

girlDog
girlDog

I love that she is a huge Witcher fan but man she sucks at this game.
youtube.com/watch?v=cJfIvEZGZcU

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Save his soul from doom
WAAAAH can't doom the guy now by killing him

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

the only reason I saved him was because I wanted to blow out o'dimm, I didn't care about olgierd's well being

eGremlin
eGremlin

CDPR brought this on themselves and continue to bring it on themselves by making the same mistakes and encouraging the same behavior. Sard's post shows he doesn't really understand this. Sad really.

debate thread
kek those character threads haven't been about debate in ages. I'd be really curious to know what triggered that comment.

That doesn't really make sense.

Most people suck at games really.

Illusionz
Illusionz

I mean, sure, I did the same thing for Morkvarg, but at least Olgeird shows a sign of seeking redemption for his sins.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

deathmarch again with a slower exp mod or something, after the first area im just brolly level maximum power

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

CDPR brought this on themselves and continue to bring it on themselves by making the same mistakes and encouraging the same behavior. Sard's post shows he doesn't really understand this. Sad really.

Moderators are community members as well though, Sard does not represent CDPR, he is just a shitty memer that happens to be moderator, but yeah, at least he stopped his MLP memes afaik.

massdebater
massdebater

I'd be really curious to know what triggered that comment.
Some new guy came, said he doesn't like Yen and the waifufags pilled on him.

Methnerd
Methnerd

watchdogs is shit, you have been warned

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

. I'd be really curious to know what triggered that comment.
Looking at it looks like someone got pissed at Yen abusing the daughteru in Blood of Elves or something and it started a big thing

5mileys
5mileys

yenn is a huge cunt in book and game

triss is a loving caring perfect waifu

StonedTime
StonedTime

His posts are retarded. So are the replies to his posts, but it is what it is. That's what you get with the CDPR forums.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

I'll agree on one thing, Triss is loving caring and perfect.

A classic waifufag warfare.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Sard does not represent CDPR,
As long as he's moderating their forums he does, actually. Just because he's not literally on the payroll doesn't mean he's not enacting policies they laid down and reflecting on them.

CDPR fed the waifufag, and now it keeps coming back for more handouts and gets mad when it doesn't get them.

Emberfire
Emberfire

CDPR fed the waifufag
Kek, true, they kept us very well fed.

Lunatick
Lunatick

A classic waifufag warfare.
Actually looks like autist on waifufag war to me

autist reads the book in a dumb way, posts in the character thread about his dumb interpretation not realizing it's a waifuthread
waifufags that like the character for the retarded reasons notice he dislikes the character for retarded reasons
cripplefight ensues

Just another day in neo BSN

Disclaimer that shouldn't be necessary: There are legitimate reasons to like/dislike Yennefer but all reasons are not created equal and almost everyone in the CDPR waifu threads have faulty reasoning behind their opinions.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

As long as he's moderating their forums he does, actually. Just because he's not literally on the payroll doesn't mean he's not enacting policies they laid down and reflecting on them.

If you think he is bad, you should have checked the other mods like the one with the scottish kilt as his avatar, those are bad at moderating efficiently.

CDPR fed the waifufag, and now it keeps coming back for more handouts and gets mad when it doesn't get them.

I agree, choices and consequences.

Nojokur
Nojokur

yenn gets so butthurt you chose triss over her that she teleports you into a lake

King_Martha
King_Martha

If you think he is bad, you should have checked the other mods like the one with the scottish kilt as his avatar, those are bad at moderating efficiently.
Oh I have. It's really sad that Sard is probably the best mod they have.

I agree, choices and consequences.
POTTERY

takes2long
takes2long

those are bad at moderating
they have awful moderators, i hate almost all of them.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Pretty standard for official forums but they literally have imported community people from Bioware in the past so it's probably a lot worse than it should be. Doesn't reflect well n their community management decisions.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Oh I have. It's really sad that Sard is probably the best mod they have.

Not the best, their best one is no longer active sadly.

RavySnake
RavySnake

i liked dragonbird, she was the best and most objective mod by far.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

I still have no idea what moron at CDPR had the bright idea to hire that guy, doubt even the moderators liked him.

King_Martha
King_Martha

So, if I say every member of the Lodge is trans, that's perfectly fine?

TreeEater
TreeEater

She had experience, but no, not their best, not at all.

Methnerd
Methnerd

I guess they felt they owed him somehow for the favors Bioware did them really early on in their lives.

doubt even the moderators liked him.
Nobody liked him. He was a walking PR disaster.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

I don't fear to feel love for you, Triss.

Methnerd
Methnerd

He was a walking PR disaster.

Considering his weight, doubt he can even walk.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Roll, maybe? Or extend pseudopods like an amoeba?

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

who then?

Snarelure
Snarelure

Any mod that could get the CDPR forums in shape isn't stupid enough to go there in the first place

FastChef
FastChef

So tell me Anons how did you feel for the first time when that little window popped up in Kaer Morhen?

Inmate
Inmate

How's the architecture, map design etc? Is the city at least interesting?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Earthquakes and tsunamis would happen because of that.

ah nvm, gregski is still active.

Emberburn
Emberburn

You can even say they all like to dance in circle holding each others dicks,
F-fucking lewd. Shut up.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

doesn't make it true though.
According to CDPR this is just a matter of opinion

Supergrass
Supergrass

Wow I wonder who has the longest...

Lunatick
Lunatick

Is not shit.
Is just... generic. Unoriginal. Not shit. The same you find in every ''Sandbox city'' except this time is all in chinese.

Trying to finish TW 1 again.
Not as bad as I remember. I can drop books and scrolls as long as I've already read them, right?
Feels like my inventory is very limited.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Triss

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Sabrina

Illusionz
Illusionz

as long as I've already read them, right?
Nope.

Sabrina overcompensates, she's probably a needle dick.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Nope.
Fuck, I dropped all of them in Kaer Morhen...

Firespawn
Firespawn

Official sorceress dick sizes

Philippa > Keira > Francesca > Rita > Sile > Triss > Sabrina > Yen > Ida > Fringilla > Assire Dethmold

Spamalot
Spamalot

Yen has that giant preserved troll phallus though

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Where does Ciri fit in here?

hairygrape
hairygrape

Between Assire and Dethmold, Ciri has a minuscule excuse of a dick.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Still fairly new to the game, few questions:

-50 hours in and I'm only level 12. Not complaining in the least, but is the game really THAT fuck-off huge?

-Does the relic/green item scaling mod make me pleb?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Yeah it is that that fuck-off huge, Skellige is big but mostly not that interesting outside the main isles, expansions also add more content and landmass.

-Does the relic/green item scaling mod make me pleb?

Considering the fact the only useful equipment is Witcher gear, this mod helps fix that I guess.

iluvmen
iluvmen

but is the game really THAT fuck-off huge?
Yes.

-Does the relic/green item scaling mod make me pleb?
The scaling is dumb in vanilla anyway.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Wish someone would tell me earlier about Sharpening option

It gives all the interior locations a lot of personality, they look so bland before

But it makes the outdoors look weird so I turn it off outdoors

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Stop, stop, stop. In the name of all what is good and pure.
Yeah. But there is a point the game where you'll level up like ~4-5 levels in a matter of hours.
Does the relic/green item scaling mod make me pleb?
Don't know, never used mods, but the game is already easy as it is. Once you learn how to play, I mean

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

They really overdid the sharpening settings, just put it on low and live with the effects.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Still pretty mild compared to TW2's. Slavs fucking love sharpening.

iluvmen
iluvmen

not playing femshep

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Still demented mannequin, but at least the voice work on frecklebeast is less cardboard.

Snarelure
Snarelure

It's pretty big yeah. Though it will become easier to gain levels as you advance.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

The thing that always gets me is that this is the longest story driven RPG I've ever played yet somehow it still feels unfinished

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Same here, after 500 hours I still feel the same, even though the last act has a lot of problems the mere fact there is a time lapse between the Tower scene and the epilogues does not really fill that "gap", you don't see the aftermath of the final battle, you don't attend Crach's funeral and all that, just makes you feel empty.

Even though I dislike the Empress ending, got to say, out of the three epilogues that one is the one that had best feeling of "closure" out of them, did not have that feeling of emptiness that much compared to the other two.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Act 3 is pretty damn rushed. And there's a lot of cut content. I really wish CDPR had managed their expectations a bit better.

Spamalot
Spamalot

Empress ending has more content for some reason. Maybe they worked on it first.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

pam param

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Yeah most likely, as they made a nice comfy snowy region for it, had the best track in the game playing: "The Vagabond", Geralt's friends are there and either Yen or Triss, if you speak with the villagers and the innkeep you fill in the blanks that they had a good time in White Orchard, then you meet Ciri and the emotional invasion of your soul happens and excluding the part where she suddenly hates Yennefer for some odd reason, in a way similar to the books, the game ends, beautifully done considering the outcome of the ending.

Second one they worked on was the good one, as depending on the choices you made the situation in White Orchard is different, like you can actually save Tomira the herbalist from some Witch Hunters if Radovid wins, and also meet the dwarves from the Isle of Mists who make a reference to Gaunter O'dimm, but frankly, they should have done it in a way better way than just an emotional tease ending, felt really stupid even though this is most likely the "canon" ending of the series if they decide to make a Ciri game (please no), but Ciri mentions in Blood and Wine if she goes to Emhyr that she might end up not being an empress after all, so they can make a "default" ending for W3 I guess.

As for the final ending, although better than the good ending and it is poetic that the monster hunter gets hunted by the monsters this time and you actually feel just like Geralt, nothing at all.

But yeah, each one still leaves that "unfinished" feeling, if they incorporated the epilogues to be recently after the final battle so you can see the results of all that chaos first hand, it would have been better imo.

whereismyname
whereismyname

I want to suck on Ciri's nipples while she strokes my hair.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

guys

guys I think I broke caranthir

Nojokur
Nojokur

Yeah. Weird again how the most nonsensical ending is the most fleshed out. Cut content is a bitch.

likme
likme

I am going to chase Triss through the woods.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Yeah, an annoying bug that recently became more common, hope they fix it in GOTY patch.

It really is, this game deserves better last four hours, but the epilogues themselves are well done considering the time they had for them.

idontknow
idontknow

im staying on the .21 patch. the only issue i get with it is one invincible golem, dont see a need to update and ruin muh mods

Spamalot
Spamalot

is this ending cutscene new? I don't recall it on my first playthrough

w8t4u
w8t4u

It depends on your choices.

WebTool
WebTool

are they about to do the nasty?

Spamalot
Spamalot

That's Ciri's fw everything she is is further devalued in favor of an unwanted legacy of a distant ancestor by a man she sees as a father figure.

So yes.

5mileys
5mileys

no I meant the entire series of cutscenes there, highlighting your choices with ciri

farquit
farquit

Been there since release I'm pretty sure.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

ciri is pure and does not do lewd things

Lunatick
Lunatick

wifewolf

oh holy kek

Supergrass
Supergrass

Ciri hasn't been pure since she was about 12.

TechHater
TechHater

were you spying on us?

Inmate
Inmate

They always existed.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Nice memes, CDPR.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Nice haircut, user

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

eat your peas professor

Methnerd
Methnerd

Not my playthrough, this is some fag youtuber's vid, but I do use that hair, default hair best hair.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

What the fuck?

I'm in Blood and Wine, the Elder vampire just threw me down a whole, and my swallow has gone from being superior to just swallow. Upgraded it again to enhanced, but now I don't have the materials to get it to superior again. What the fuck is this shit? When I picked it up, it showed swallow and superior swallow, but only the base swallow was in my inventory. This is such fucking bullshit, FUCK.

Nojokur
Nojokur

hes not the devil, hes just a powerful evil

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

go find his crack cocaine and he wont bully you

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Yeah, but that doesn't get my superior swallow back.

SniperWish
SniperWish

BRAVO MARCIN

my life for you

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Serves you right to not to listen to good boy Regis, but yeah, also had this bug, but because I had two swallow potions because I chose to have Vesemir finish up his potions in KM, so I had superior and enhanced swallow and the enhanced one got downgraded to the base one.

Hope they will patch it though.

More like the christian devil shits himself when the man of glass comes for a visit.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Man of Glass=Crossroads Demon=Hekate=Heket=PRAISE KEK

happy_sad
happy_sad

master mirror and randall flagg are the same character, both have an o'dim alias and both are evil dicks that meddle in the affairs of mortals

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

PRAISE KEK

Yeah, CDPR are a bit obvious with the references, but not the same, maybe related or best friends though.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Walter O'Dim= Randall Flag =(?)Leland Gaunt

Gaunter O'Dimm?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Do all three speak Georgian as their mother language?

happy_sad
happy_sad

praise him, lads

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

puss peepers

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Anyone who uses Griffin here? I just upgraded from superior to mastercrafted and I can't see any difference except for the chainmail in the shoulders. Are mastercrafted upgrades like this or am I missing something?

Techpill
Techpill

Should I throw the fist fight with this babby in Skellige, or will it fuck up the quest?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

I was pissed her reward wasn't sex

Methshot
Methshot

this letter is legitimately sadder than anything in the main quest

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

corvo bianco is literally perfect

also ded thred

Methnerd
Methnerd

pls don't die /wtc/

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

yay, /wtc/ is finished :3

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

You're not free yet!

Lunatick
Lunatick

I have a quest for you /krw/

Let us surmise you get approached by some Hollywood studio. They want a Witcher movie.

You are to give them source material (short stories/ciri saga/any Witcher game/anything else) and cast.

What do you do?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

I'd write new source material (set before Geralt's born, maybe Vesemir/Raven/early witchers) and cast actors to my preference
it'd be a masterpiece tb(h)

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Irw

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Actually, taboos belong under "moral sense". And morals are usually treated as 'givens.

I get it, though I think it's hardly comparable to incest.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Waste the money in vodka and whores

Flameblow
Flameblow

:3

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

page 10

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

CDPR really did a top job raping the witchers story and lore
Thanks Marcin

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Ciri
voluntarily touching Yennefer, much less hugging her
top kek

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Here's another one, they're inseparable! :3

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

only if it's followed by a hairpin to the neck :3

Firespawn
Firespawn

You know, I never get why people is so ''triggered'' by the ''papa'' thing. I mean, if you are in a point where Ciri is an empress and Geralt leaves Yen, fuck, you are already butchering the lore and sense of the saga.
She can say papa just as much as she can say that witchers are not sterile anymore or that her farts smells like roses.

Supergrass
Supergrass

my jimmies were rustled because, i was just reminded by that picture that they did
there are a lot more and far worse offences

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

It's not that people get more triggered by this than the empress ending, it's just that all the discussions about the empress ending being out of character shit have been beaten to death at this point. Papa Emhyr is newer fuckery so naturally it comes up more often.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Hard to work with a movie.
I rather make a TV show. A good one.
First season would be the short stories. 12 episodes?

Next two or three seasons would be the rest of the books.
Dark tone and atmosphere, lots of practical effects and keeping CGI to the minimum.

Booteefool
Booteefool

I get triggered when I see people thinking that the Witcher ending means that Ciri REALLY becomes a witcher.

Fucking reddit REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

but bro she kills monsters with le silver sword and drinks potions that makes her a witcher amiright??? XDDD
let my waif- i mean ciri do what she wants!!!
like just fuck lore XD

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

she can drink potions like black blood now so obviously she's a witcher

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Shouldn't Yen's fingers be shit in that scene?

Evilember
Evilember

How the fuck do I not get my ass kicked in Witcher 3? I feel like I'm constantly on low health and I'm running out of food

Spamalot
Spamalot

Think of it this way, a very old creepy man would fall in love with the granddaughter of the woman he loved that abandoned him because she just happened to look the same as her, she is dead now, but her granddaughter acted like her, there are slight differences but the similarities are very visible, what would you think of this very old man? Would you really think he is a pathetic sick piece of shit? Or would you really be a romantic idiot and think that he needs his second chance and not learn his lesson?

Like dude, I am scared for you if you don't notice the fucked up shit in this, Lara Dorren would fucking go apeshit on Avallac'h if she knew about this.

DeathDog
DeathDog

finish the books
start playing the games
just encountered the first direct reference to Dandelion in them
realize he's named after the weed and his name isn't meant to rhyme with Evangelion

fug

please tell me I'm not alone in this

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Because they butchered the story of Emhyr just to make a "feelsgoodman" epilogue to the expansion, sure, Ciri would never be an empress if they carried over the book Ciri, but to dare to call the man that was responsible for her shitty life, the death of all her family and friends "Papa"? The word she never fucking told Geralt? In the polish version it was sarcastic, because of course court ettiquette and Emhyr's chamberlain would want her to call him "Papa", but near Geralt's presence?

Also the mere fact that Elder Blood does not get affected by Black FUCKING Blood now is fucking hilarious, especially when in Polish this is not at all the phrase, English translator team really fucked up this time.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

I wonder how many years she would actually spend as a "Witcher" before her body can't handle it anymore?

Then she will marry a peasant boy and right there, on her deathbed, with Geralt and Yen and her family members beside her, she would realize she wasted her potential and die happily? hahahaha

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Useless potions

forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/118511-Useless-potions

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

WITCHER 1 > WITCHER 3 > WITCHER 2

TreeEater
TreeEater

Anyone here know how to mod an image? Want that text removed but the wallpaper gen fags take too long to notice requests.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

dude drowners lmao
Siegried best waifu

StonedTime
StonedTime

I am going to touch Triss' delicate parts.

eGremlin
eGremlin

Witcher 3>=Witcher 1 >>> Witcher 2

whereismyname
whereismyname

Witcher 3 > Witcher 2 > Witcher 1

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

she would realize she wasted her potential
What potential? To become Empress?

Techpill
Techpill

Keep in mind Witcher 3 Ciri is a retarded idealist that wants to help people now for some reason, so she would realize if she was empress she would have changed more lives than the desolate village that was being haunted by a monster still remaining a desolate village without a monster haunting it after she killed the monster when she could issue an edict to make a mill for each eligible village in the Empire.

w8t4u
w8t4u

before her body can't handle it anymore
This, she hasn't undergone witcher mutations, lacks their reflexes and ages at a normal human rate with all that goes with that, deteriorating physical abilities included.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Keep in mind Witcher 3 Ciri is a retarded idealist that wants to help people now for some reason
Based that off a few lines hastily thrown in at the end? I don't think that's enough to judge anything substantial. If anything, I'd put that down to Avallac'h manipulating her.

Emberfire
Emberfire

This, she hasn't undergone witcher mutations, lacks their reflexes and ages at a normal human rate with all that goes with that, deteriorating physical abilities included.

I mean, sure, Yennefer can do some magic stuff on her to prolong her life, but she will never be a true Witcher, no matter if she is OP or not.

Based that off a few lines hastily thrown in at the end? I don't think that's enough to judge anything substantial. If anything, I'd put that down to Avallac'h manipulating her.

That's the thing, Avallac'h explicitly says before the final battle that she is not like her father who is a pragmatist, but she in an idealist, so even if he managed to plant that seed in her head, she became it during the time between the books and Witcher 3.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

Should really check if I am replying correctly to post before I actually post, hehe

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

just completed B&W lads

what a fucking game

but anyone, I chose to give detlaff a chance to stop it all by going to get Syanna, that fairytale world was fucking great. Quite surprised that Detlaff decided to try and kill me anyway. Once I killed him I went and found out who the 5th victim was, confronted Syanna and got her and her sister to make up - reckon I made the right choice? anyway, what happens if you just go straight after Detlaff using the high vampire? and can you get Syanna executed? also if you go and fight Detlaff and therefore don't find the bloke with the moustache (forget his name) does he die?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

who the fuck needs witcher mutations if she can teleport to any place and time at her fucking will? not to count ciri is a sorceress too and surely can prolong her life. witcher reflexes<instant teleport

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

but she will never be a true Witcher
I agree with this, witcher mutations are designed specifically to give them the abilities needed to fight monsters. Ciri is young and well trained now, but her reflexes, eyesight and strength will only get worse and she'll either get killed like even most real witchers do or be forced to stop pretending she is one and find something else to do in life.

Nojokur
Nojokur

Sorry that you had the worst ending to experience, user.

It is worth to experience all endings, reload a save before getting the ribbon and don't actually get the ribbon this time and then go do the Unseen Elder path, each one is good.

As for Damien, our vampire bro saves him.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

this

Even Yennefer started having her senses dulled even with her magic prolonging her life in Witcher 3.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Ciri, 45, enters a dark cave in pursuit of an unknown monster, she can't see shit, the monster sneaks up to her, she gets jumped in the dark before even realizing what is happening and gets killed on the spot. Thus ends the story of Cirilla of Vengerberg.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

lmao, you retard
probs on reading the books tho

takes2long
takes2long

It is worth to experience all endings
With this I agree. But just replaying the last part seems boring...
Niggah, before their first, I don't know, 16 years? The mages are considered newbies. Many of them are in the +150.
She is fine with 100 years.
Yeah, this is a hobby and she'll have to quit eventually. But who knows how she works? There is nothing to compare it with. Maybe Avallach prolongs her life?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

What's the name of the potion that sorceress and sorceresses, guard with utmost jealousy, that prolongs their life span to infinity?

girlDog
girlDog

The Mandrake Decoction.

FastChef
FastChef

potion
so triss will die of old age?

Nojokur
Nojokur

Dettlaff tries to kill you because he can't stop and think logically for 5 seconds. He goes instantly to assuming you tricked him.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Basically yeah, since she's allergic .
But i think the name of the potion is mentioned in "Season of storms" , i can't seem to find it.
But there is an anti-aging potion, whose secret is closely guarded by the mages.

FastChef
FastChef

Found the potions creator.
Ortolan of Rissberg.

girlDog
girlDog

you will never strap Ciri to an operating table, gently assuring her this will make her a real Witcher as you take your saw to her skull
you will never gently remove 40% of the mass of her prefrontal lobe, watching in delight as she slowly loses herself as you carve away her higher brain functions
you will never bathe her and flip her daily to prevent bedsores as she is in recovery
you'll never see the childish wonder in her eyes when she awakes, essentially an easily stimulated doll for you to play with
you'll never teach her how to drink from a bottle, or gently spoon mushed up food you chewed yourself into her mouth to feed her
you'll never tuck her into bed, gently stroking all over her body as she murmurs and falls asleep
she'll never inquisitively suck on your rock hard cock, licking up precum greedily as a tasty snack and gripping your shaft like a lollipop
you'll never fuck her ass raw as she sobs into the pillow before putting talcum powder all over it as a punishment for when she's naughty
you'll never greedily slurp up her drool every morning to wake her up, suckling her cheeks for the sweet nectar
she'll never call you daddy in her slurred, barely coherent voice as her feebled mind tries to process who you are despite lacking long term memory

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Triss is allergic to magic but this elixir/decoction seems to be purely alchemical or they used some magical amulets to limit the damage on Triss when she drank it.

In the English fan translation for Season of Storms on the official forum, it is the "Mandrake decoction", kind of funny that a guy that basically invented literal fountain of youth is so dumb to realize that something like this would never be given to peasants out of sheer goodwill, hahaha

cum2soon
cum2soon

Yes, though sadly his "lover" is a shit character.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Triss is not that young by regular human standards, she is around 50-60 and seems to be no different than other sorceresses when it comes to aging, so she somehow survived that potion.

Emberfire
Emberfire

what the fuck

cum2soon
cum2soon

delete this

Snarelure
Snarelure

i didn't want to feel this feel

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Vilgefortz never use internet again pls

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Throwin it affects nothing. You can just try again

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Please more

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Season of Storms
As canon as the games...
You'd made Bonhart puke
Vilgefortz never use internet again pls
This

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

What do you do?
Tell them to fuck off and that this would suck in live action without a budget it would never recoup.

I get it, though I think it's hardly comparable to incest.
It isn't incest but the source of his "love" is very unhealthy and there's a massive difference in power in their dynamic. It's like a teacher fucking his student because she reminds him of her mom.

taken thirty seconds before Ciri murders Yennefer with a hair pin

All those things you proposed annoy me. Why facilitate it any more? Plus it's not just "muh lore rape". The only thing Empress Ending had going fr it was muh bittersweet feels and this removes it.

But yeah if you've given up on the idea of CDPR being beholden to telling a coherent story with consistent characters then I suppose it wouldn't bother you.

girlDog
girlDog

Dark tone and atmosphere, lots of practical effects and keeping CGI to the minimum.
Animated series. The only way. let's face it, its ratings will be shit either way

I wonder how many years she would actually spend as a "Witcher" before her body can't handle it anymore?
Realistically? She's a woman so she'll be completely wrecked by her early 30's sans magic. Luckily there is magic.

kek, (pbuh) I always forget about that.

likme
likme

YOU MUSN'T RUN AWAY DANDY

Also the mere fact that Elder Blood does not get affected by Black FUCKING Blood now is fucking hilarious, especially when in Polish this is not at all the phrase, English translator team really fucked up this time.
Almost makes me think they just had interns write and direct the epilogue in English, since they're normally way more careful. or maybe they figured Americans are retards an wouldn't care. I don't remember the Poles demanding more waifucontent anyway.

Methshot
Methshot

Witcher 3> HoS> Witcher 2> Witcher 1 >B&W

Well ok but I'm reluctant because your argument rests on Ciri basically being Triss.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Dandy Lion is a faggot.

Emberburn
Emberburn

but she will never be a true Witcher,
True but who cares. Most monsters aren't killed by witchers these days.

Avallac'h explicitly says before the final battle that she is not like her father who is a pragmatist, but she in an idealist, so even if he managed to plant that seed in her head, she became it during the time between the books and Witcher 3.
Even book Ciri is more an idealist than a pragmatist. Being an idealist doesn't necessarily mean being a naive retard though. It doesn't even mean being nice. The dudes manning the guillotines during the Terror were idealists.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Ciri basically being Triss
Ciri looks up to her new mama.

Evilember
Evilember

Detlaff is an autist. When you realize this, it all makes sense.

right choice
Yeah you correctly surmised that sayin she a good girl an dindu nuffin plus tickles cures fratricidal tendencies. It's the best ending from that standpoint.

What a dumb main quest.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

who the fuck needs witcher mutations if she can teleport to any place and time at her fucking will?
Actually all you need to kill most monsters is some trained soldiers with the right gear. See: Crinfrid Reavers, Order of the Flaming Rose, or anyone else out there that's been outcompeting the few remaining witchers.

not to count ciri is a sorceress too and surely can prolong her life.
Only if she fixes her block and gets trained to do that.

witcher reflexes<instant teleport
Depends on the situation really.

But yeah "Ciri could never kill monsters she is doomed" is as dumb as "Ciri is literally a witcher now black blood lmao"

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

or be forced to stop pretending she is one and find something else to do in life.
Yeah unless she goes full sorceress she'll need a new job in a decade or so.

Even Yennefer started having her senses dulled even with her magic prolonging her life in Witcher 3.
Wut? No, that line from Geralt in the garden is just normal human senses compared to witcher ones. You're taking it too literally.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Jesus fuck. That's some fetish.

What's the name of the potion that sorceress and sorceresses, guard with utmost jealousy, that prolongs their life span to infinity?
Retcon.

It's a retcon that makes no sense. Don't think about it too much.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Or Sapkowski didn't have the potion in mind when he wrote the rest of the series and Season of Storms is a cynical cash in.

idontknow
idontknow

Or that. Decades of vodka abuse must have taken their toll.

idontknow
idontknow

Seems it did, the first half of Season of Storms is evidence of that.

eGremlin
eGremlin

*fartz*

A. Sap: Masterpiece!

Skullbone
Skullbone

As expected, GOTY edition adds nothing

forums.cdprojektred.com/threads/119161-Release-date-announced-for-The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt-GOTY-Edition

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Ok so unleashing the dogs of war then?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I-It's over...

Skullbone
Skullbone

Time to go all downgrade on their asses imo family

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Welp. It was nice hanging out with you guys.
youtube.com/watch?v=kyTU6-L3cVQ

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Too far!

girlDog
girlDog

I know
I know I've let you down
I've been a fool to myself
I thought that I could, live for no one else

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

We're probably gonna be around for a few more weeks

FastChef
FastChef

Did people really expect new stuff to be in the GOTY edition?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

I didn't expect it, but it was my last hope.

likme
likme

Same, this signals the end of the "support" for Witcher 3 now.

Evilember
Evilember

But now
Through all the hurt and pain
It's time for me to respect
The ones you love mean more than anything

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

I thought they might throw in one new tiny mission as a bonus dlc, just to say how awesome and good they are. But I didn't expect anything of value, no.

TechHater
TechHater

I blame Marcin's vegetarianism.

Skullbone
Skullbone

I was kinda hoping it'd be like 1/2's enhanced editions with a bunch of dev commentaries, some further gameplay changes, and maybe a handful of bonus missions.

5mileys
5mileys

So with sadness in my heart
Feel the best thing I could do
Is end it all and leave forever

What's done is done I feel so bad
What once was happy now is sad
I'll never love again

My world
is
end
ing

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

tfw no more Triss content
Trissfag sad.

RumChicken
RumChicken

I wish
That I could turn back time
'Cause no the guilt is all mine
Can't live without the
Trust of those you love

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

That dude with the Iorveth av and sig is super sad

Evilember
Evilember

Yeah, I am the Eredinfag, but I can sense the anger/sadness of that Iorvethfag miles away, damn.

Booteefool
Booteefool

I know
We can't forget the past
You can't forget love and pride
Because of that, it's killing me inside

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Witcher 1 got an EE
Witcher 2 got an EE
Witcher 3 got the waifu patch

farquit
farquit

IT ALL
RETURNS
TO NOTHING

IT ALL COMES TUMBLING DOWN
TUMBLING DOWN
TUMBLING DOOOWN

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

can't romance Ciri
can't even fuck her

All this "muh daughter" crap is infuriating. She's the hottest woman in the world but because Geralt knew her when she was a kid he won't fuck?

Bitch, please.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

"Which sorceress is your favorite? RT if you're #TeamTriss or Like if you're #TeamYen!"

twitter.com/PlayGwent/status/763759521705492480

who cares about GOTY when we have waifus :3

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

#TeamMarcin'sBocaBurger

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

It is painful, it really is, never felt this in a long time.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

pic
sad kek ;_;

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Post sarcastic "There are other Witcher games?!" quip
get message from moderator helpfully informing me that the game Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, is in fact the third game in the series
BRAVO NEW AUDIENCE

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Hahahaha, CDPR showing their true colors. All hail Waifupunk 2077 (with 77 exclusive waifus)

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I should laugh, but it hurts.

Evilember
Evilember

33 of which are varying kinds of furry.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Sunsibar is at least trying, but yeah, it's all ogre.

Evilember
Evilember

I'm a little lost for words honestly

hot

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

I'm sure he is, it just goes to show that

1. They believe their new audience are idiots
2. The mod team are just unpaid sales staff

TechHater
TechHater

I'm torn between finding it heartwarming and stupid

(with 77 exclusive waifus)
No no, 77 refers to the amount of sex scenes in the game. The main mission will be to unlock them all! Season pass will add new scenes, some of which can only be obtained if you pre-order :3

Playboyize
Playboyize

Most of the mods are retards though, nothing new

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

at least they are compensated for their efforts, unlike some morbidly obese persons

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

CDPR forum moderators are paid? Do they get overtime and hazard pay?

No EE
Gwent delayed
HERE HAVE WAIFUS
It's really transparent at this point.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

at least they are compensated for their efforts
But they are not compensated, it's voluntary work

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Chris Priestly was cancer, but this Twain guy is far worse got to be honest.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

How long until they start promoting Gwent with scantily clad ads featuring Triss and Yen?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

already going Hulkamania on people for reasoned criticisms and jokes while the thread's CDPR drone goes full retard hysterical personal attacks
kek

B-but WAIFUS

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

I hope not too long, exclusive nude Gwent cards for Triss and Yen for only 4.99 coming next.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

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