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Shmerl 19 May, 2019

Just got full Griffin witcher school armor and swords set (after visiting Oxenfurt for the first time):



Medium armor seems most Witcher-lore fitting. Though light armor gives more stamina regeneration bonus, but at the cost of much lower protection.

Pangaea 19 May, 2019

ShmerlIt's probably due to some hardware specific quirk and ALSA support for your motherboard's audio chip. I.e. might not be easy to fix, except for getting something else to drive audio. If not a new motherboard, then may be a different audio card.
Sounds hard to solve then, short of buying new hardware. Thankfully it doesn't happen very often, but when it does I have to restart the game. Recently the game has crashed a few times too when going to a new area from the fast travel system. No idea why, but I suppose I can try to roll back from 5.0 kernel to 4.18?

Agree with you that Griffin gear makes most sense in terms of lore. Or possibly the light armour variant tbh, as witchers are all about quick reactions. With how the bonuses work though, I think griffin makes most sense. Feels more balanced too. I'm currently sporting some alder boots, but apart from that have gone with Griffin. Never found the way to the blasted Temple Isle stuff, though, so maybe I'll always lack something, haha. (edit: this was Cat not Griffin I see)

Some great scenery shots :)



Shmerl 19 May, 2019

By the way, supposedly Wolven armor should be also medium (and more fitting Geralt's school), but it's not available until later parts of the game. And I guess they didn't implement the Viper set?

As for playthrough, I was so far exploring Velen and didn't even get to Novigrad yet :)

Spoiler, click me
Crones quest is quite a tough one, since there is no good choice between helping the Ghost of The Tree or helping Crones to get rid of it. Both are pretty bad. She Who Knows promises to help children from the orphanage, but she also is quite bloodthirsty in general and not much better than her daughters, at least according to She Who Knows book.

And one thing to note about importing the save from TW2.

Spoiler, click me
In my TW2 playthroughs I usually let Letho go, but somehow that didn't work with import - Letho isn't in the game. Apparently, I imported a save before the choice :( And by default the game assumes Letho is dead. So annoying, since you can't fix that even using console commands.

Shmerl 20 May, 2019

Another sunset in Velen. This game is just beautiful:

Pangaea 20 May, 2019

That's a great shot!


I've been going about in the game and trying to wrap up stuff here and there, but it's just too much. There are so many side quests and question marks everywhere, that it became a little boring going hither and tither trying to 'close them', as I usually do in RPGs. So I moved on with the story instead. And holy mother of all that is awesome. Obviously won't spoil anything, but it was quite something else. Presumably much the same impression that most others had on their first time through the game. Sat back in the chair and felt like I was watching a movie, getting emotional.

In a vast amount of games, all these cutscenes just feel tacked on and cheesy. Not here. A friend of mine is playing through it as well, and I can't wait to he gets there too (in two months, haha!) so we can share our impressions about it. Ofc I wouldn't want to ruin it for him either.

You have something to look forward to shmerl ;-)

Pangaea 20 May, 2019

Then to something completely different.... Geralt trying to hide! :D


Shmerl 20 May, 2019

78 honeycombs :) I'm usually using water for quick food / healing effect. I got tons of raw meat from hunting, but apparently there is no way to cook it, to improve its effect.

I like how CDPR work on different environments. Farcorners feels quite distinct.

Shmerl 21 May, 2019

Just got to Novigrad, where many say performance dips due to complex city layout. I tested it - the game runs at 75 - 80 fps for me when I turn vsync off (Sapphire Pulse Vega 56) which is even better than in the wilderness. dxvk and radv are great!

Pangaea 21 May, 2019

Shmerl78 honeycombs :) I'm usually using water for quick food / healing effect. I got tons of raw meat from hunting, but apparently there is no way to cook it, to improve its effect.

I like how CDPR work on different environments. Farcorners feels quite distinct.
I normally use Water too, but I went through it all! Also went from 78 honeycombs to 40-ish in a whiff. I should probably cheese out by using potions and sleep to heal, but I prefer to rely on food and not meditate all the time instead. As in BG, I only meditate when absolutely needed. At some points in the early game I had to buy water everywhere I found it, and at some points I was still down to various alcohol, which did have some negative effects during combat ;)

Haven't checked FPS on my end, but it feels really smooth, although the Geforce 770 is a few years old now.

As in all the other games, I wish they had the Cat "potion" as a toggle instead of needing a time-based potion for it. It's something witchers can do naturally. And if you chug down a Cat potion and happen to walk outside, you can't see crap. That particular mod is something I always used in the original Witcher. Simply made more sense, also lore-wise.

Shmerl 21 May, 2019

PangaeaAnd if you chug down a Cat potion and happen to walk outside, you can't see crap. That particular mod is something I always used in the original Witcher. Simply made more sense, also lore-wise.

Yeah, you'd need to drink White Honey to remove the effect.

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