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Alex

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Cyberpunk will be the impetus for a new PC build. I'm holding out until then.
 

Crone

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Yea, I've avoided most of the Gwent games. It's pretty entertaining, but I have a hard enough time sticking to the main story and side quests, I don't need to add Gwent on top of it. Maybe after I'm all done I'll go back and play all the people?
 

Dom

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Yea, I've avoided most of the Gwent games. It's pretty entertaining, but I have a hard enough time sticking to the main story and side quests, I don't need to add Gwent on top of it. Maybe after I'm all done I'll go back and play all the people?
There's a few you can't go back to as the story progresses
 

Crone

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There's a few you can't go back to as the story progresses
Shit! Now that's gonna ruin my whole plan! Thanks a lot Dom!! haha

I'm 48 hours in, level 15, and doing level 11-12 side quests right now. I can't help but pick up every little quest I find, and can't help but not do them. I turned on the mod that gives full experience for quests, no matter how grey it is. Guess I'm gonna make sure I out level that stuff no matter what, eh?
 

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You might miss out on playing certain npc's but they patched out the possibility of missing out on certain cards as a result so it isn't really that big of a deal.
 

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You might miss out on playing certain npc's but they patched out the possibility of missing out on certain cards as a result so it isn't really that big of a deal.
The thought of missing Dijkstra's card horrifies me, seeing as how my go-to deck was quad spy northern realms.
 

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Shit! Now that's gonna ruin my whole plan! Thanks a lot Dom!! haha

I'm 48 hours in, level 15, and doing level 11-12 side quests right now. I can't help but pick up every little quest I find, and can't help but not do them. I turned on the mod that gives full experience for quests, no matter how grey it is. Guess I'm gonna make sure I out level that stuff no matter what, eh?
I'm a casual gamer. I tend to play for no more than 4 hours during the week, and sometimes taking a long break before resuming play. I looked back at the date of my first Witcher 3 trophy -- early March of last year. So I've been playing this damn game for nearly a year now.

Granted, I could just shoot straight through the main storyline quests and be done. But I decided to follow this walkthrough from the start, which takes you through a tour of the entire game. And it's taking FOR-EV-VER. The amount of content the developers put into this game is **insane** and, honestly, makes this game worth every penny of it's original retail price.

Anyway, about Gwent: I don't usually like card games. I never got into Magic the Gathering or anything similar. I actually hated Gwent at first and didn't have much desire to play it, but the aforementioned guide included the Gwent quests so I felt compelled to play it. I struggled initially, but once you build up a decent deck it's not particularly difficult. Especially with the Northern Realms deck. Word of advice -- don't even bother attempting the Gwent Tournament until your mid 20s (which was the point where I had a decent deck). That shit was frustrating.

Also, the game has an amazing soundtrack. Love the Skellige Isles music.
 

Crone

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I'm a casual gamer. I tend to play for no more than 4 hours during the week, and sometimes taking a long break before resuming play. I looked back at the date of my first Witcher 3 trophy -- early March of last year. So I've been playing this damn game for nearly a year now.

Granted, I could just shoot straight through the main storyline quests and be done. But I decided to follow this walkthrough from the start, which takes you through a tour of the entire game. And it's taking FOR-EV-VER. The amount of content the developers put into this game is **insane** and, honestly, makes this game worth every penny of it's original retail price.

Anyway, about Gwent: I don't usually like card games. I never got into Magic the Gathering or anything similar. I actually hated Gwent at first and didn't have much desire to play it, but the aforementioned guide included the Gwent quests so I felt compelled to play it. I struggled initially, but once you build up a decent deck it's not particularly difficult. Especially with the Northern Realms deck. Word of advice -- don't even bother attempting the Gwent Tournament until your mid 20s (which was the point where I had a decent deck). That shit was frustrating.

Also, the game has an amazing soundtrack. Love the Skellige Isles music.
Going through a game guide like that makes sure you do everything but seems so unnatural. I pick up most all quests from the bounty boards and from anyone I happen to meet along the way. That has kept me busy enough and feels a more natural way of doing everything.
 

OU Ariakas

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The most amazing part of this game is the back story and small pieces of info Geralt mutters as he tracks his prey. It makes every quest feel like a different story even if it is hunting and killing the same monster again and again. I feel the need to kill every noon/nightwraith because their stories are so tragic.
 
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It's just an outrageously good game, probably the GoAT for me.

To the guy avoiding Gwent encounters - everybody knows rescuing Ciri and defeating the Wild Hunt is an extended side quest and that the main quest is to become the Gwent champion. The Witcher 3 is the Gwent beta
 
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Yea, I've avoided most of the Gwent games. It's pretty entertaining, but I have a hard enough time sticking to the main story and side quests, I don't need to add Gwent on top of it. Maybe after I'm all done I'll go back and play all the people?
I hated that shit, so open console, winGwint(1), move on solved the problem of there being quests that required it to complete them.
 

ShakyJake

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I hated that shit, so open console, winGwint(1), move on solved the problem of there being quests that required it to complete them.
Nah, dude, you missed out on one of the best parts of the game.

By the way, is it possible to go the celibate route and not hook up with Triss nor Yennefer? Did a quick search and read that romancing both is a bad idea, but not sure if there's an option to turn them both down. heh.
 
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