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Shmerl 17 Dec, 2019

Quoting: slaapliedjeIs this going to be like Watchmen, where you get a lot more out of the series if you've read the books?

Or is this going to be basically the book series as a Netflix series?

In general though, it's known that series will follow the books. The first season will be based on short stories books - The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. Further seasons will be based on subsequent books - Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow and The Lady of the Lake.

Last edited by Shmerl on 17 December 2019 at 4:57 am UTC

beko 17 Dec, 2019

Quoting: Pangaea
Quoting: ShmerlI also try playing the "traditionalist" Witcher style, i.e. without using a crossbow, and it can be annoying with harpies. One tactic that works is to let them approach and then stun with Axii - they fall down after that. The only cases where I use crossbow are really drowners in the water, because nothing else works.

If that ship is what I think it is... keep playing.
Think it is. Yeah, keep playing. That was a fun one :D

Shmerl 20 Dec, 2019

Latest benchmark, including amdvlk which started working again:

Hardware: Ryzen 9 3900X, Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT, 2560x1440.

Kernel: 5.5-rc2.

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Last edited by Shmerl on 20 December 2019 at 2:16 am UTC

Shmerl 20 Dec, 2019

Interestingly, apparently Henry Cavill who is playing Geralt in the upcoming series, is a big fan of Witcher games and even played through TW3 several times.

slaapliedje 20 Dec, 2019

Quoting: ShmerlInterestingly, apparently Henry Cavill who is playing Geralt in the upcoming series, is a big fan of Witcher games and even played through TW3 several times.
I knew it! Superman was tired of saving the world, so booted up his Linux box and runs wine to play Witcher 3!

Kernel panics are his kryptonite now!

slaapliedje 20 Dec, 2019

Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: slaapliedjeIs this going to be like Watchmen, where you get a lot more out of the series if you've read the books?

Or is this going to be basically the book series as a Netflix series?

In general though, it's known that series will follow the books. The first season will be based on short stories books - The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny. Further seasons will be based on subsequent books - Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt, Baptism of Fire, The Tower of the Swallow and The Lady of the Lake.

Ha, seems I have a lot of reading ahead of me.

Shmerl 20 Dec, 2019

Quoting: slaapliedjeHa, seems I have a lot of reading ahead of me.

Enjoy! The books are very good, though quality somewhat can depend on translation. Some are better than others from what I've heard.

Quoting: slaapliedjeI knew it! Superman was tired of saving the world, so booted up his Linux box and runs wine to play Witcher 3!

Kernel panics are his kryptonite now!

Some recent sources I've seen about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFrQhBq0gL8
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-witchers-henry-cavill-just-wants-to-stay-home-and-play-games/

And this article answers your question about whether reading the books would help understand the series, sounds like it would!

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2019-12-19/netflix-the-witcher-henry-cavill-lauren-schmidt-hissrich

Quote“We don’t do a ‘previously on’ for our episodes, nor do I coddle audiences into understanding everything that’s come,” Hissrich says.

Last edited by Shmerl on 20 December 2019 at 5:40 am UTC

kaiman 20 Dec, 2019

Quoting: ShmerlEnjoy! The books are very good, though quality somewhat can depend on translation. Some are better than others from what I've heard.
I liked the short stories most, followed by Season of Storms and the latter books of the series proper. Not sure if the writing or the translation is to blame, but the first books of the series came over as a bit bland (I read them in German). My copy of the short stories is from 2000 and doesn't even bother to list a translator, so no idea if it's the same who did the current editions, but I liked both the writing style and the twists and turns each story took.

Guess I might be watching the series in my upcoming vacation. Gotta dust off that old TV first, though ;-).

Shmerl 20 Dec, 2019

Quoting: kaimanI liked the short stories most, followed by Season of Storms and the latter books of the series proper. Not sure if the writing or the translation is to blame, but the first books of the series came over as a bit bland (I read them in German). My copy of the short stories is from 2000 and doesn't even bother to list a translator, so no idea if it's the same who did the current editions, but I liked both the writing style and the twists and turns each story took.

Yep, short stories are my favorite part too!

Last edited by Shmerl on 20 December 2019 at 7:20 pm UTC

The_Aquabat 21 Dec, 2019

someone at home was already watching the series and I saw a part of a cursed rat man that saves a king as it's granted some kind of favor from the royalty, visual effects were impresive. Also saw a witcher that had like a big insect pet not sure if was some sort of spider or what, didn't look like anything of the game it had multiple legs but if I remember well the spiders from witcher had a huge abdomen, this didn't. maybe I'll watch some more later on, steam sale is taking all of my spare time.

Last edited by The_Aquabat on 21 December 2019 at 1:27 am UTC

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