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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1173083
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That was a tough fight. But if you've gotten all the side quests done and gotten leveled up, it's mostly just a matter of outlasting the Beast.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1173089
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I don't think all my side quests are done. I've yet to get paid for the ghouls again in the crypt. The quest giver is gone with everyone else. There are more quests still listed, I don't remember what they were about. Still following up with the Salamandra and I haven't won at Dice yet. Got to level 3 or 4.

Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1173093
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Plus there is a quest for a cave to the left of the Vizima bridge... a bunch of those plants if if I remember correctly - can't remember what you call them! Igni!


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1173191
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I restarted the game so I could buy more ingredients for my potions and make sure I did all the quests on the notice board. I don't think this cave has been mentioned yet. Trying not to miss anything this time. I have to kill the borghast now so I can earn that money. Then I need to buy the beastiary book so I can have that mentioned on my own journal and learn about drowners & ghouls before I fight them. slapforehead

Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1173201
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Restarting is a strategy I use pretty often when playing new games. Due to either the lack or complexity of some game instructions I tend to learn better through experience; especially crafting mechanisms. A lot of times I'll go into the game with the intention of just playing a few levels to get the hang of it, then restart.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1173202
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Ah, yes. Those very expensive books! But you sometimes won't get the beasts to kill if you don't buy or find the books. I believe the cave to the left of the Vizima gate has those giant plants that you can only kill with Igni.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1173223
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
Ah, yes. Those very expensive books! But you sometimes won't get the beasts to kill if you don't buy or find the books. I believe the cave to the left of the Vizima gate has those giant plants that you can only kill with Igni.


Oh man, If those are the ones I'm thinking of, I had as much trouble killing those nasty things as I did with Savolla. I think I had to load up on potions to get through that one. Hit them with Igni and then slash like crazy hoping you kill them before you go down; are those the ones Drac?


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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1173234
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I'm sure that's them. Stun with Igni, run in and slash like the devil and RUN AWAY! Rinse and repeat!


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1173256
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Well this time I did better. Used that specter oil on my sword for the beast and he went down pretty quick, all in all. Made it to Chapter 2. Tired now, taking a break before I jump into this chapter. I'm finding that using the signs and potions makes things much easier. But I can't make anymore potions without more high quality alcohol. Hope I can find some here soon. happydance
Edit: Coming along, escaped from prison but have to go back to get my stuff. Having problems with game now. There are glitches. Peoples hair jumps, etc. and then I lost my cursor and had to use task manager to quit the game. Is it my game settings? In the beginning everything worked perfectly on the highest settings. I'll try bringing them down some to see if that makes things better.

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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1174624
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Originally Posted By: SharonB
Well this time I did better. Used that specter oil on my sword for the beast and he went down pretty quick, all in all. Made it to Chapter 2. Tired now, taking a break before I jump into this chapter. I'm finding that using the signs and potions makes things much easier. But I can't make anymore potions without more high quality alcohol. Hope I can find some here soon. happydance
Edit: Coming along, escaped from prison but have to go back to get my stuff. Having problems with game now. There are glitches. Peoples hair jumps, etc. and then I lost my cursor and had to use task manager to quit the game. Is it my game settings? In the beginning everything worked perfectly on the highest settings. I'll try bringing them down some to see if that makes things better.


Hi Sharon, didn't catch your question - Apologies. There are a few glitches in Witcher, but generally it runs well. If you were running OK in the beginning it's probably not your performance settings unless some memory cache is getting overloaded. Usually, shutting down and restarting will take care of that kind of thing. As for the graphical glitches you mention, I don't recall coming across hair related ones. I did find myself blocked from progressing a couple times due to issues with the environment though. The lost cursor could be a number of things. Hitting certain key combination like Alt-Tab while in the heat of battle will sometimes cause that to happen in other games as well. All that said, dropping the game setting down a bit couldn't hurt, just to see how it runs... thumbsup


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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1174628
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I ran the game on far less hardware assuming you're using your new laptop? And I didn't have any glitches like that at all. Sorry, I didn't see your edit either! Have you figured out the saved game issue?


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1175342
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Those issues went away. Don't know what I did, if anything to correct them. Now I'm in Chapter 3 and I've done all active quests and killed a number of monsters for fun and profit. Don't know what to do now. duh -- I need a nap sleep

Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1175347
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Awesome, sounds like you're well on your way!

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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1175369
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THERE you are! I was beginning to wonder where you were!

I assume you've been leveling up and spending your bronze coins and experience points? And of course, you can always see what quests and tasks you have to do yet in your Journal.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1175386
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That's just it. My journal doesn't show anything active.I went to the swamp just to check with the heirophant to see if he could tell me anything more about lycanthropy and a cure for Vincent, but that didn't appear as an option. (Gave the fool's parsley to Carmen and he ripped it up.) Don't know where Sigfried is to ask him to become an allie (sp?) Don't know what to do next.Have a bunch of things in the journal, but they don't say what I need to do and they aren't active.

Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1175411
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Anything on the map? I suspect there is someone you need to talk to. If you get desperate!


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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1175422
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Have you read ALL of the books you have? I seem to remember that at least one quest requires that you read certain books.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: hagatha] #1175424
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Yes, I read all the books I could get, although there is another one about a plant I think I need. This guide should get me going again. Thanks Draclver! yes

Apparently I've done this chapter all wrong. It looks like I'm going to have to go back to the beginning and start all over with a new game. cry car

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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1175443
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I don't "think" you should have to start the chapter over. I know you don't have to do things in any certain order. And if you don't have the plants book, you definitely need it.

Don't start anything over just yet.. Just see if there is anything you see in that guide that you missed. I know I didn't do any of the games I played in the order of that guide.


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Well for what it's worth, I'm on my way again. In the Salamandra Camp with Sigfried. I've got the portal open and I've fallen thru and now have to deal witj the queen Krikamore. I hope I haven't made any catastrophic errors in the game. Is it important to win at dice? I'm terrible at it and usually lose. I don't want to play it anymore if I don't have to. I've not yet discovered Berengar's working for the Salamandra which was mentioned in the guide so I'm thinking I haven't played this game the right way so far. I plan or hope to replay it with the game guide once I've completed the playthru my way. Although that will mean postponing Witcher 2 or Skyrim next. Decisions, decisions... I couldn't even decide between bread or rolls today so I requested both laugh. It's a great way to take my mind off my upcoming medical "procedures/surgeries". Rainy day here, so it is good to stay home and play. Cat is in hiding from the vacuum cleaner and refuses to come out. She thinks she is invisible where she is... cat

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Sharon, each of the Witcher games has a"mini-game" that is more or less optional (aside from some achievement badge) so if you don't like the dice, I'm pretty sure you don't have to play.

Bear in mind that the Witcher games do eventually force you to make choices about which faction to side with. There is no right or wrong way to play. You make choices based on what you believe.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1175637
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It's been a few years since I've played, but I don't remember finding out Berengar works for the Salamandra until later.

You don't have to play dice... it's just a way to make more money. I liked it once I got better at it.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1175675
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Yes, I've been making moral choices all along. Glad the dice game is optional. Is Witcher 2 as good?

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My personal opinion is that Witcher 2 is a good game and worth playing. Combat is changed up from the first game, the timing element isn't as important as which type of attack you choose. That system becomes more refined once you hit Witcher 3, so moving from 2-3 was easier for me than from 1-2. If I recall correctly, they also change up Alchemy as well, I don't think the potions are as effective in W2.

So, short answer - W2 takes a little getting used to, it feels a bit more linear than the first game, but it's a good story. grin

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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1175685
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What Trail said! I've still gotta finish Witcher 3.


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