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Just now, Mr Combo Breaker said:

You only have to pick the ingredients once and then every time you WitcherSleep it uses WitcherAlcohol to replenish your supply

 

WitcherSleep == Meditation.

 

I've not heard of Witcher Sleep before.

 

For the alchohol - where does this come from?  I don't recall having to buy this.

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Yeah, once you've crafted a potion, you never need to craft it again. Every time you sleep they're replenished. So meditation actually has a purpose :)

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On 30/12/2019 at 18:04, Thor said:

Gwent in Witcher 3 is amazing, easily the best and most fun version. 


This! I completed 3 and H&S on PC, and my partner has just bought the lot on PS4. So we’re playing through the main quest together, but I’m mopping up the boring shit when he’s at work. But I never really touched gwent that time round. 
 

Except today, after realising that, 

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once family matters is done I may not get a chance to get the BB’s card,

I’ve basically ploughed my way through all the gwent quests and turned into some sort of master. It’s brilliant! 
 

I’ve got the quest to join the tournament, but Mr Scribe says my deck is only 4/5. Is that because I only have 22 cards in one faction? I’ve nearly got a full Nilfguardian and elvish set. I’ve won all the rare cards off the master NPCs. 
Is it just a case of winning cards off other NPCs? Seems hit or miss whether they reward my win with a card or some bloody wire. 

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@NexivRed You can get the BB's card after a certain point regardless. You just need to go to his home.

 

Do all the quests, and make sure you buy all the cards from the Innkeepers and vendors. All the factions, with the right deck, can be really powerful, but for me I still favour the good old fashioned Northern Realms deck. For me it has the right balance to counter the strengths of the other factions. I found other factions could be problematic if your dealt an initial poor hand. 

 

Will say, though, I did win the big contest at the Passiflora in Novigrad with an excellent Elvish deck on one playthrough. 

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Trying to remember who I’ve bought and not bought cards off of sucks :( Just gonna have to play through and hope to pick up any spare ones that help me get that 5/5. Only level 10 atm. 
 

I like the Northern Realm deck too. Having clear weather without taking up space is handy, and my strategy is crush them in round 1, ideally even spending lots of cards; (weather and horns are good for dashing their hopes last minute), so they pass. Having that extra card to go into round 2 with really helps. 

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That's a waste of a leader card. You want the Foltest Siegemaster card (you may be surprised to find you already have it) that doubles the strength of all your siege units. :)

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1 hour ago, NexivRed said:

Trying to remember who I’ve bought and not bought cards off of sucks :( Just gonna have to play through and hope to pick up any spare ones that help me get that 5/5. Only level 10 atm. 
 

I like the Northern Realm deck too. Having clear weather without taking up space is handy, and my strategy is crush them in round 1, ideally even spending lots of cards; (weather and horns are good for dashing their hopes last minute), so they pass. Having that extra card to go into round 2 with really helps. 

 

This doesn't pinpoint them but might be helpful - https://witcher.fandom.com/wiki/A_Miraculous_Guide_to_Gwent

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I've got 200 hours on PS4 spread across 4 years on this. Am about half way through B&W and actually feeling pretty miserable about the idea of never having any new Witcher content to dip in to. 

 

I then noticed that the GOTY version has just gone on to Game pass. So fired up it to see if the One X is any better graphically. The difference is minimal, its a bit sharper and the HDR is more natural looking. However, doing the Kaer Morhen intro again made realise that I've basically forgotten everything I did in the base game so I'm sacking off my 200 hours on PS4 and starting again so I can enjoy this masterpiece all over again. 

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1 hour ago, Thor said:

That's a waste of a leader card. You want the Foltest Siegemaster card (you may be surprised to find you already have it) that doubles the strength of all your siege units. :)


Nope, not yet. Just the first two. 

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Also, playing this on PC, apart from the framerate I couldn't see all that much of a difference from the PS4 version ... until I got to Novigrad. The difference is substantial, especially where lighting is concerned. I just had a "nice little sit-down" with Caleb Menge. The fire-lit room actually looked properly fire-lit, along with everything in it. 

 

I know the PC version doesn't have HDR, but the actual gain in graphical quality more than makes up for that.

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15 minutes ago, Thor said:

Yes indeed. 


fuck, that’s good. Almost makes the restart worth it in itself. 

 

The X1X version definitely feels richer than the Pro version. The HDR Is a real step up and the leaves on the trees are visible as opposed to the blocky mess that the PS4 often rendered. 
 

I’d love to give this a go on a maxed out PC but I just can’t bring myself to splash out on one when I’ve barely got the space, time or money to warrant it. Maybe one day when I get divorced. 
 

Have to say though, loving going trough this from the start, looting everything, reading every note for clues, being defensive in combat and sticking it on Death March from the outset. Such a wonderful and rich world.

 

Anybody starting out and struggling to get in to it, give it time, drink it all in and it will click I’m sure. 

 

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2 hours ago, KartoffelKopf said:


fuck, that’s good. Almost makes the restart worth it in itself. 

 

The X1X version definitely feels richer than the Pro version. The HDR Is a real step up and the leaves on the trees are visible as opposed to the blocky mess that the PS4 often rendered. 
 

I’d love to give this a go on a maxed out PC but I just can’t bring myself to splash out on one when I’ve barely got the space, time or money to warrant it. Maybe one day when I get divorced. 
 

Have to say though, loving going trough this from the start, looting everything, reading every note for clues, being defensive in combat and sticking it on Death March from the outset. Such a wonderful and rich world.

 

Anybody starting out and struggling to get in to it, give it time, drink it all in and it will click I’m sure. 

 

 

Do not change it, no matter what. The payoff you get from feeling like a total badass witcher who needs to prepare and study the enemies' weaknesses is worth the occasional frustration. Also, put the enemy scaling on. That way you can spend all the time in the world doing sidequests and come back to the main and still have a proper challenge. 

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Death March is not for me.

 

Also, regarding my comments earlier about how Novigrad looks so much better on PC ... I am using the HD texture mod, which is why Novigrad in particular looks so bloody good. I completely forgot I had installed the mod when I first installed the game. :facepalm:

 

I only realised this when I installed what is arguably the greatest ever Witcher 3 Mod tonight: Collar fix for the Wolvern armour - no more of Geralt's chinny chin chin clipping through the fucking collar of his armour. I had to stop using the wolvern armour on PS4 because it completely ruined cut scenes (same reason I ditched the otherwise awesome Ursine armour). 

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On 03/01/2020 at 00:44, Thor said:

Death March is not for me.

 

Also, regarding my comments earlier about how Novigrad looks so much better on PC ... I am using the HD texture mod, which is why Novigrad in particular looks so bloody good. I completely forgot I had installed the mod when I first installed the game. :facepalm:

 

I only realised this when I installed what is arguably the greatest ever Witcher 3 Mod tonight: Collar fix for the Wolvern armour - no more of Geralt's chinny chin chin clipping through the fucking collar of his armour. I had to stop using the wolvern armour on PS4 because it completely ruined cut scenes (same reason I ditched the otherwise awesome Ursine armour). 

 

The experience of Novigrad on console (X as well) and PC are quite different if you have played both. In consoles it is mostly empty. You can see so many stalls without shopkeepers, the main plaza with less crowd, the harbor as well. Pop up is much less evident on PC as well. It makes sense because the CPUs on the consoles are so shit. 

 

It is also one of the reasons that playing Cybepunk on this generation's consoles will be quite a so so experience. I suggest people either built a PC for it or wait for the next gen versions if they want proper crowds, etc.

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Just won the high stakes Gwent tournament at The Passiflora ... twice! First on normal, and then again on hard. Walked it both times. 

 

I'd love to play these cards in real life with other players who really know how to play. :)

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