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  Reply # 1317255 4-Jun-2015 10:34
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I skipped 1 and played 2.  2 was alright, 3 is better.  However the size of 3 makes me hesitant to turn it on at nights, but gwent keeps me from turning it off...

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petes117: There are some balance issues with difficulty... I accepted a contract on a werewolf, found it, researched it best I could (as far as I know) but can't even defeat it on EASY mode. When his health gets down to 40% he started regenerating quicker than I can deal damage... hope they address that one in a patch.

Also found I had to drop the difficulty to NORMAL (Story and Sword) for an encounter with a Wild Hunt boss (on a quest with a witch in Velen), as he was very powerful and I was getting frustrated after 10+ attempts. I've settled on that normal difficulty for now, seems best for me now that the enemies are harder after that intro area.


did you find out his weaknesses?  I had the same issue, thinking I could defeat him using the standard "quen, run in for a few hits, back off, rinse repeat tactic"  but his regeneration was too fast and I kept dying.

But looking up his weaknesses showed him weak to Igno.
A blast of igni as he is about to do his 'howl' stopped his regeneration in it's tracks and stunned him making him super easy to finish off. I think I took a single hit in that fight.




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  Reply # 1317261 4-Jun-2015 10:43
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BigPipeNZ:
petes117: There are some balance issues with difficulty... I accepted a contract on a werewolf, found it, researched it best I could (as far as I know) but can't even defeat it on EASY mode. When his health gets down to 40% he started regenerating quicker than I can deal damage... hope they address that one in a patch.

Also found I had to drop the difficulty to NORMAL (Story and Sword) for an encounter with a Wild Hunt boss (on a quest with a witch in Velen), as he was very powerful and I was getting frustrated after 10+ attempts. I've settled on that normal difficulty for now, seems best for me now that the enemies are harder after that intro area.


did you find out his weaknesses?  I had the same issue, thinking I could defeat him using the standard "quen, run in for a few hits, back off, rinse repeat tactic"  but his regeneration was too fast. 

But looking up his weaknesses showed him weak to Igno.
A blast of igni stopped his regeneration in it's tracks and stunned him making him super easy to finish off. I think I took a single hit in that fight.


Yeah I did, but eventually I just went back at a higher level with better gear and defeated that werewolf with ease. I've put the difficulty back to Blood and Broken Bones now and am just more careful I take on enemies with an appropriate level to my own haha.

 

so have you guys played the previous 2 titles first ?

I am anal in that I cannot play a sequel until finishing the earlier one(s), and I still have Witcher 2 in my 'must play next' list (which gets longer with every Steam sale...)

so will likely wait until NEXT summer Steam sale to pick it up...


I've played 2, but gave 1 a skip. You could watch a movie version on Youtube to get caught up on the story. There's a point early in Witcher 3 where a character asks you about your past so decisions from the first two games carry over so you don't need a save file from any previous game.

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  Reply # 1317281 4-Jun-2015 11:18
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bongojona: so have you guys played the previous 2 titles first ?

I am anal in that I cannot play a sequel until finishing the earlier one(s), and I still have Witcher 2 in my 'must play next' list (which gets longer with every Steam sale...)

so will likely wait until NEXT summer Steam sale to pick it up...



GOG have a deal going for the next few days where if you buy the expansion pass for Witcher 3 (for $29 USD I think) you get witcher 1 and witcher 2 free.


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  Reply # 1317282 4-Jun-2015 11:22
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petes117:
Dstarzero: quick question. Can my PC play this or is it time for an upgrade?

current build
 CPU: Core i7 920 OC @3.6
RAM:12 GB
GPU GTX780 ti

I'm abit concerned that the CPU might be a bottleneck since the GPU seems like it can handle it at ultra.


Your CPU will be fine for Ultra settings. Apparently even a 2.2GHz quad core is enough. See this article: http://www.pcgamer.com/durantes-witcher-3-analysis-the-alchemy-of-smoothness/

But you won't be able to use Hairworks with a GTX780ti without tuning a few other options down to High to maintain 60FPS.


I just wouldn't turn on Hairworks fullstop. The performance hit is simply not worth it, it looks awesome though.
But yeah turn a couple of things down to high instead of ultra and it should be ok.

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