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Topic: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt − Complete Edition

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BruceCM

1stly check any weapons & armour you loot or otherwise find, @Zeldafan79 .... Then, in weapon/armour shops, you'll see indicators for if what's sold is better
You shouldn't need to buy much else most of the time

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JaxonH

@Zeldafan79
I'm still getting my bearings with the game, but I've found just equipping any armor or weapons that you find looting crates and dead enemies and hidden stashes is the easiest approach.

Though you can buy better armor and weapons at a merchant, or even craft at the blacksmith. Personally buying is way too expensive. I'll stick with just upgrading as I find better stuff when looting, and crafting the occasional thing here and there if I happen to have the ingredients (which, if you're only missing one or two things, you can actually buy what you're missing from the blacksmith right there in the crafting screen Dragon Quest XI S style.

I bought the saddle bags right away to increase carry weight, since that was a huge annoyance in Skyrim. But in this game, all the herbs and stuff you gather dont count toward your weight so, you dont actually have to worry about it like in Skyrim.

I'd recommend the saddle bags and cheap food for health, skip the rest. And craft as many potions, bombs and oils as you can as soon as you have the ingredients. I discovered you only have to craft them once, then they're unlocked forever and automatically replenish when meditating if you have alcohol on your person. It uses one up and replenishes all your potions, bombs and oils. I didnt know that, and thought you had to craft each one you use.

The game explains all this stuff in due time, spread out over the first X hours of the game. The game explained that to me, but only after I figured it out from my co-worker.

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BruceCM

You should find plenty of food, too, @JaxonH .... Still worth having big saddlebags for the armour & weapons you get, though
Worth exploring, too; all the ? on your map are something How much further have you got? Anything else anyone finding difficult?

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gcunit

The next part of a quest I'm on isn't showing as a waypoint on my map, but I know the name of the place I need to get to.

The place name doesn't show on my map, but I don't seem to be able to just speak to random NPCs for directions, so I'm guessing I just need to explore the map.

That would be ok, except I don't even seem to be able to set my own waypoints. On the map screen I can hold Y to set a custom marker, but this doesn't result in a waypoint/track showing on my minimap.

Any ideas?

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BruceCM

Where, in game, are you now, exactly, @gcunit .... ? & where do you need to go? When you open World Map, it starts in your current area. X will let you see the overview of various areas
If the quest destination is in another area, it should highlight the nearest fast travel in yours after selecting it

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Ralizah

There's so much stuff I COULD make in this game (oils, potions, etc.)... if I could find the ingredients for any of them. I'm out of White Orchard, but I'm still only finding the same useless stuff in the field that I was previously.

Also, not being able to collect ingredients while riding on Roach makes me feel like I should be going everywhere on foot. But that would make travel time between different locations absurdly long.

Ralizah

gcunit

@BruceCM I'm in Velen, looking for the Bloody Baron's wife, Anna, who is supposedly going to be at Crookback Bog (or something like that). I don't know where that is other than somewhere in Velen. I'm near the Baron's settlement currently

Please don't tell me any spoilers. I just want to know how to set waypoints, if I can.

@Ralizah As much as I'm enjoying the game, there are definitely gameplay aspects that fall short of Breath of the Wild. Not being able to pick herbs from horseback being one; and auto-changing direction when on horseback and wanting to use the R-stick to look around as I canter being another. Just in general, controlling the character/camera is better in BotW.

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BruceCM

Oh, right, @gcunit .... Well, for your custom waypoints, it's just a green marker that you head towards The area should show; there was something from Keira that'll help, if you haven't met her yet?
Or you may need to read it, if you got it but didn't do that. It should say, if you had tutorials on but maybe you missed that?
Don't worry, I'll try to help without spoilers, as far as possible!

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Ralizah

@gcunit The platforming sucks in this game. Geralt controls kind of stiffly. Jumping feels... slightly delayed? It's even harder to rolljump your way up cliffs than in other open world game thanks to a lack of collision detection and invisible walls everywhere.

They really don't want you to explore. Instead, they want you to ride your horse on a road to get to an icon on your map so that a cutscene or dialogue can play.

It's priorities are so different from BotW's. Or even Skyrim's, for that matter. There's no sense in just aimlessly exploring in this game.

Ralizah

JaxonH

@gcunit
Just press Y on the map. Dont hold it. The green marker shows on your map and mini map.

@Ralizah
Idk. I've spent tons of time exploring and haven't really had any issues. Nothing I couldn't cross or got blocked off by. I never try to gather when riding anyways. If I'm picking herbs I'll do it on foot as I explore, which I also do on foot. The horse is when I finally want to go to point B, and when I'm going to point B I'm not concerned about herbs.

It's got a bit of delay though. Takes a little getting used to.

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NS: Metroid Prime 4, Zelda BotW 2, Xenoblade, Trials of Mana, Outer Worlds, Bayonetta 3
PS4: FFVII Remake
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BruceCM

I usually found a way to anywhere I wanted to go in it, @Ralizah .... You should find some guarded/hidden treasures if you explore Otherwise, there's good loot in most dungeons, etc! & specialist merchants, etc
Been tidying up various side-quests & story stuff! Onto a little thing that mad king wanted

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Zuljaras

Guys is the Witcher 3 making your Switches also work harder for it? I mean the fans work harder than my other games like Skyrim, BotW, Darksiders, Dark Souls etc.
Especially in Docked mode

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Zuljaras

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Zuljaras wrote:

Guys is the Witcher 3 making your Switches also work harder for it?

TW3 struggles to run on base PS4 and XBone, so it makes sense that TW3 would be a performance benchmark game on Switch.

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Roamer

£50 for a game that is currently seven quid on PS4 😂

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Quarth

@Zuljaras Yep, the fan is having a real workout! Even though the graphics are downgraded, there's so much going on that the Switch is really getting heated.

I think the game looks pretty good docked when running around. It's when you're getting up close, like in the cutscenes, that you notice the limitations. But the game works fine and that is all that matters.

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gcunit

@JaxonH Yep, you're right. Guess I was focused too much on the lack of the dotted path to spot that. Thanks.

@Ralizah I've taken to ditching Roach a lot more to do my exploring. Covers less ground and still not as good as BotW, but helps me feel a bit more acquainted with the world I'm traversing.

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Quarth

@Roamer Go play it on your PS4 then.

I don't own a PS4 and with all the DLC included in a fine port, the Switch version is worth every penny for me.

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linq

Roamer wrote:

£50 for a game that is currently seven quid on PS4 😂

This port is for people who want to game on the go or don’t own a PS4. If you have a PS4 and don’t need portability then yeah get that version. But don’t underestimate the value of portability in this day and age where people are busy and can’t always be tethered to a TV or monitor.

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