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The Witcher #1172330
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I'm trying to play this game. Everything I used to know has been forgotten. I'm in the laboratory trying to fight Savolla. I have used Thunderbolt, Tawney Owl and the Aard sign. The most I'm doing is knocking him down. Am I missing something? think

Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1172331
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See if anything in this thread helps you out. wave12

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Thanks Marian. I'll try that. Looks like they were having the same problem.

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Good luck! wave12

Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1172349
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I remember this just being a long slog of a fight. Are you playing on your new laptop?!


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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1172359
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Kill the guys around him first, then go after Savolla and hit him hard and repeatedly. If you can stun him with Aard when he's around 1/3 health or less, close in and start wailing on him. If he teleports, just wait until he appears again and attack him directly. Chasing him around just gives him time to recover. It's a nasty fight to get you used to combat.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1172365
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No Draclvr, still waiting on pc. Read the tracking number for something else. Its a little confusing when you have multiple things getting shipped. Apparently they delivered a code for MS 365 1 yr subscription. Not sure why I bought it, except it came as part of a bundle. My pc is coming on Saturday (knock on wood). I'll post as soon as I get a look at it.

Trail Mystic - you ain't kidding. I remember how relieved I was the first time I fought him and finally won. My mistake here is that I stay too close and he keeps that force field around him. I watched a youtube video and they had a combination move that finally took him out. I haven't learned any moves yet. I'm going to have to read that darn manual to learn what I can do. I'm still using the first rusty sword I got at the opening. I didn't even realize I should be looting these guys I take down. duh My inventory is probably going to be limited. Haven't checked that yet. Is there a reason or need to take the weak ale they all seem to carry? It's really weird how little I remember to play this game. It's like a "Brand New Game!" laugh

Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1172405
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I loot every barrel and every body for everything. Sometimes there is enough food or weak ale to restore my levels just a tiny bit. You can always sell it later too.

It's been so many years since I played it, I'm sure it would be brand new for me too!

That Office 365 is likely a subscription to Microsoft Office that is good for a year.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1172452
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Originally Posted By: SharonB
... Is there a reason or need to take the weak ale they all seem to carry? ...


If I recall correctly, the weak ale can be used as an alchemy component. EDIT: looks like only the stronger beverages can be used in alchemy. The ale may be just an item to sell for cash. Here's a good article on Witcher Alchemy.

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"A world is supported by four things: The learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous, the valor of the brave, but all of these are as nothing without a ruler who knows the art of ruling - Make that the science of your tradition."

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Re: The Witcher [Re: SharonB] #1172563
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Yup, only the strong ale and wine can be used in alchemy. i mostly just sold it.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Draclvr] #1172710
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Thanks Trail Mystic and Draclvr. Will start looting at every chance. Installed Witcher 3. Beautiful Game. So far, so good. Must do a reinstall because it's on my C drive. taz Love this pc hearts

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Savolla is no more! He died a hard death. Now I finally found the system icon which lets me save and exit, etc. Kept looking, couldn't find anything so I did a task manager end game. I'm good to go now, learning, learning, learning lol

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Have fun!


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Originally Posted By: SharonB
Thanks Trail Mystic and Draclvr. Will start looting at every chance. Installed Witcher 3. Beautiful Game. So far, so good. Must do a reinstall because it's on my C drive. taz Love this pc hearts



You'll enjoy Witcher 3, there's a reason it's received so many awards including game of the year from several outlets.

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Oooh!Someone's getting to play Witcher 3 for the first time! Lucky, lucky you! It's one of my top ten games of all time. Truly a masterpiece.


No fancy-pantsy Elven dagger-twirlers. Just tough guys.
Re: The Witcher [Re: hagatha] #1172847
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I have to confess to a shameful secret... (I never really played thru Witcher 1) I always seemed to get bogged down with it and never got back to really playing it. Now I'm making progress. Killed the ghouls in the crypt finally. Lots of trial and error there. Earned some orens unexpectedly from Abigail the witch. I had been killing those demon dogs and thinking it gained me some good practice and experience. Then I found a notice from her which said she would pay me for their skulls!!! Anyway, my next quest appears to be killing those drowners for Heren. Probably not going to be a walk in the park... scared

I am so enjoying this game and feel that I am really getting the hang of it now. And, did you know that GOG updates my saves across both computers? It doesn't matter which one I played from, I can always pick up where I left off on the other!! Thank you GOG! santadance

I did run thru the opening of Witcher 3. How beautiful. I'm left thinking the little girl is his daughter? I didn't recognize the woman, but I haven't gone very far yet in the trilogy. Thanks Hagatha. I'm looking forward to that. wave12

Merry Christmas,
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Originally Posted By: SharonB


I did run thru the opening of Witcher 3. How beautiful. I'm left thinking the little girl is his daughter? I didn't recognize the woman, but I haven't gone very far yet in the trilogy. Thanks Hagatha. I'm looking forward to that. wave12

Merry Christmas,
SharonB


You'll find a lot of fun surprises in W3. When you get into it and are further along, you'll have to search our posts (or just ask about it lol, not bringing it out directly for fear of spoilers) for the discussion we had on a potential Witcher 3 crossover to another game coming out by CDProjekt Red. If the theories hold out, it could be some ground breaking stuff. whistle


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Oh, yes, be sure you always collect the notices in front of the taverns! There are some excellent side quests where you can earn orens and lots of experience.


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Re: The Witcher [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1172974
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Thanks Trail Mystic. Now I'm really curious. Thanks for the tip Draclvr. Got to earn those orens if I'm to buy books and drugs for my potions. happydance

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Once you've got Geralt doing his combat/spell ballet at higher levels, you'll be earning Orens right and left. You'll be out there positively looking for trouble...and sleeping in certain places where monsters respawn, just because you can.


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Oh, yes indeed! Personally, I loved the combat in Witcher once I got used to the rhythm.


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You know it's funny. For as much as I play combat games, it really took me awhile to get the rhythm of combat in the first Witcher. It was actually kind of frustrating. Not sure why, because the key bindings weren't that complex, but my brain just wasn't getting it. Course now I just set everything up on Macro keys, which makes it a breeze. blush


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All this Witchering is making me think I will play it again.
Like others, it did take me a little while to get into the swing of the combat. I wonder if there is a bit of my brain that remembers and will just pick it up, or if I will have to teach it all over again.


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Oh heavens! I've just been whacking away, trying to time it right, and using the signs. I have Aard & Ignii. The game is coming along. I'm at the part where I have to fight the Beast and a bunch of Barghast. This, I think, is the end of the first chapter.Not doing very well yet.Trying to figure out how to handle him. Have 1 Tawney Owl, and some diamond dust for my blade. No alcohol base to make another. Will have to look up key bindings & macros - don't know about them yet. Haven't even been using quick slots which would obviously help. Thanks for reminding me about that. Don't know where I'll get any more high quality alcohol, unless I go back further in the game. Really fun, but very frustrating to keep dying. lol

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The Witcher games are ones that can be taken and enjoyed slowly; no need to rush through them - You'll get the hang of it. Remember, being a Witcher is hard work. lol


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