Fundraising complete, next renewal is August 2022. Paypal Donation Links US dollars CDN Dollars

The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

If it's a video game it goes here.

Moderators: LawBeefaroni, Arcanis, $iljanus

Post Reply
User avatar
stessier
Posts: 26622
Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:30 pm
Location: SC

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by stessier »

jztemple2 wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:02 pm After all the "it's the biggest thing since sliced bread" comments I bought Witcher 3 from Steam during the sale, but was told to wait to play till they released a updated graphics package. Any idea yet on when this will occur?
I'm running a 2015 computer, but I find the graphics more than acceptable. I run everywhere rather than fast travel because everything is just so nice to look at.
I require a reminder as to why raining arcane destruction is not an appropriate response to all of life's indignities. - Vaarsuvius
Global Steam Wishmaslist Tracking
Running____2014: 1300.55 miles____2015: 2036.13 miles____2016: 1012.75 miles____2017: 1105.82 miles____2018: 1318.91 miles__2019: 2000.00 miles
User avatar
jztemple2
Posts: 6149
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:52 am
Location: Brevard County, Florida, USA

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by jztemple2 »

stessier wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:26 pm
jztemple2 wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:02 pm After all the "it's the biggest thing since sliced bread" comments I bought Witcher 3 from Steam during the sale, but was told to wait to play till they released a updated graphics package. Any idea yet on when this will occur?
I'm running a 2015 computer, but I find the graphics more than acceptable. I run everywhere rather than fast travel because everything is just so nice to look at.
I'm talking about the update for next gen consoles that will also update the PC version...
We’re working on the next generation edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!

Developed to take advantage of the most powerful gaming hardware, the next-gen edition of the game will feature a range of visual and technical improvements — including ray tracing and faster loading times — across the base game, both expansions, and all extra content.

The next generation edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release as a standalone purchase for PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, as well as a free update for everyone who already owns the game on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The announcement was made in early September so I was wondering if someone had better info on the expected drop.
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.”

― The Dalai Lama
User avatar
Max Peck
Posts: 8937
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:09 pm
Location: Down the Rabbit-Hole

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by Max Peck »

I wouldn't bother waiting. It's a good looking game in it's current incarnation.
Time and tide melt the snowman.

There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.
-- The Doctor
User avatar
stessier
Posts: 26622
Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:30 pm
Location: SC

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by stessier »

Max Peck wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:44 pm I wouldn't bother waiting. It's a good looking game in it's current incarnation.
That's what I meant.
I require a reminder as to why raining arcane destruction is not an appropriate response to all of life's indignities. - Vaarsuvius
Global Steam Wishmaslist Tracking
Running____2014: 1300.55 miles____2015: 2036.13 miles____2016: 1012.75 miles____2017: 1105.82 miles____2018: 1318.91 miles__2019: 2000.00 miles
User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 50174
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by Daehawk »

The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project

I didn't mod my game btw.
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 3 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk
User avatar
stessier
Posts: 26622
Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:30 pm
Location: SC

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by stessier »

Daehawk wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:55 pm The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project

I didn't mod my game btw.
That's not the official one jztemple2 was talking about though. I saw some comparison shots on youtube and was unimpressed.
I require a reminder as to why raining arcane destruction is not an appropriate response to all of life's indignities. - Vaarsuvius
Global Steam Wishmaslist Tracking
Running____2014: 1300.55 miles____2015: 2036.13 miles____2016: 1012.75 miles____2017: 1105.82 miles____2018: 1318.91 miles__2019: 2000.00 miles
User avatar
Pyperkub
Posts: 20353
Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:07 pm
Location: NC- that's Northern California

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by Pyperkub »

Max Peck wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:44 pm I wouldn't bother waiting. It's a good looking game in it's current incarnation.
If on console, it has been xBox One X enhanced for years. Not sure if that means running a 4k tho.
There are three ways to not tell the truth: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
User avatar
disarm
Posts: 4221
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:50 pm
Location: Hartford, CT
Contact:

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by disarm »


Pyperkub wrote:
Max Peck wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:44 pm I wouldn't bother waiting. It's a good looking game in it's current incarnation.
If on console, it has been xBox One X enhanced for years. Not sure if that means running a 4k tho.
The One X Enhanced version supports 4K with HDR and looks pretty incredible, despite being several years old.

I jumped straight to Witcher 3 having only played a few hours of the original a long time ago and didn't have any real trouble following the story. The questions near the beginning make no sense without context from earlier games, but you can stumble through without knowing the difference, and the other references to your past usually make at least some sense on their own or aren't really important. You can also get a lot of the key backstory points from watching the Witcher tv show... how Geralt met Ciri and Yennifer, and their relationships with each other.
*Gamertag - disarm78*
Now Playing - The Witcher 3
User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 50174
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by Daehawk »

stessier wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:05 pm
Daehawk wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:55 pm The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project

I didn't mod my game btw.
That's not the official one jztemple2 was talking about though. I saw some comparison shots on youtube and was unimpressed.
Oh I know. But its a graphics mod. Looking at pics I cant see a big difference of any sometimes. I didn't mod my game play through. I need to go do the DLCs sometime.
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 3 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk
User avatar
stessier
Posts: 26622
Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:30 pm
Location: SC

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by stessier »

El Guapo wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:17 pm One thing that I will say for people playing through Witcher 3 now is that it's probably worth looking up the key decisions that determine whether you get the good ending or the bad ending. They're not intuitive or obvious at all IMO (I got a good ending, but when I went back I was surprised by what mattered, and I *barely* avoided the bad ending), and the bad ending is a massive bummer. I'd be happy to post the key ones in as non-spoilery a way as possible if that would be helpful.
If you could spoiler them and then be as non-spoilery as possible, that would be great.
I require a reminder as to why raining arcane destruction is not an appropriate response to all of life's indignities. - Vaarsuvius
Global Steam Wishmaslist Tracking
Running____2014: 1300.55 miles____2015: 2036.13 miles____2016: 1012.75 miles____2017: 1105.82 miles____2018: 1318.91 miles__2019: 2000.00 miles
User avatar
El Guapo
Posts: 36178
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:01 pm
Location: Boston

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by El Guapo »

stessier wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:44 am
El Guapo wrote: Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:17 pm One thing that I will say for people playing through Witcher 3 now is that it's probably worth looking up the key decisions that determine whether you get the good ending or the bad ending. They're not intuitive or obvious at all IMO (I got a good ending, but when I went back I was surprised by what mattered, and I *barely* avoided the bad ending), and the bad ending is a massive bummer. I'd be happy to post the key ones in as non-spoilery a way as possible if that would be helpful.
If you could spoiler them and then be as non-spoilery as possible, that would be great.
Sure thing. Note that this is what you need to do to avoid the "bad" ending. There are two different endings that are "good" endings. Which one of those you get depends on other choices (and both of those are good and satisfying endings).

The one unavoidable spoiler implicit in this stuff is whether you successfully track down Ciri at some point.
Spoiler:

You have to make the "correct" choice in at least half of these to avoid the 'bad' ending:

- When Ciri asks you if you want to have a snowball fight, say yes (this is also a fun mini-game)
- Refuse payment from the Emperor in exchange for looking for Ciri (this also requires choosing to go with Ciri to see the Emperor when it comes up in conversation with Ciri)
- When Ciri has a meeting with sorceresses, let her go on her own instead of going with her
- When you are in a laboratory, let Ciri wreck it instead of telling her to calm down
- Go with Ciri to visit a grave when she asks you
Black Lives Matter.
User avatar
stessier
Posts: 26622
Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:30 pm
Location: SC

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by stessier »

I'm up to 77.9 hours and am at Level 18.5. I still have a ton I can do in Velen/Novigrad. This game is huge.
I require a reminder as to why raining arcane destruction is not an appropriate response to all of life's indignities. - Vaarsuvius
Global Steam Wishmaslist Tracking
Running____2014: 1300.55 miles____2015: 2036.13 miles____2016: 1012.75 miles____2017: 1105.82 miles____2018: 1318.91 miles__2019: 2000.00 miles
User avatar
hepcat
Posts: 41495
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:02 pm
Location: Chicago, IL Home of the triple homicide!

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by hepcat »

I easily put in close to 150 hours with it. And I could go back right now and have about another 50 hours of side quests to explore. You get your money’s worth with it, that’s for sure.
I beat a camel to death with a monkey. Can I do that?
-Mr Bismarck

You have to whack a few rabbits before you are ready to punch a camel.
-Coopasonic
User avatar
stessier
Posts: 26622
Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:30 pm
Location: SC

Re: The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt

Post by stessier »

Does anyone know how to get the alternate mode of Axii to work? When I hold Q, it still just fires off the normal version. I'd really like to get some allies in some of these battles.
I require a reminder as to why raining arcane destruction is not an appropriate response to all of life's indignities. - Vaarsuvius
Global Steam Wishmaslist Tracking
Running____2014: 1300.55 miles____2015: 2036.13 miles____2016: 1012.75 miles____2017: 1105.82 miles____2018: 1318.91 miles__2019: 2000.00 miles
Post Reply