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If you hit C, bring up your character pane, then click on Abilities in the lower right corner, then in the upper left click the last of the 3 little circle icons and you'll see all of Geralt's secret special abilities that you earn by initiating undocumented "challenges" in the game. For instance, if you find that special little Easter Egg near the Ballista in the Prologue, you earn the Assassin ability. I'm not sure what they all are off-hand, but Pyromaniac must involve setting Geralt ablaze. Each ability maxes out at level 3, but the game will continue to give you the notification if you continue to trigger the ability challenge, even though you aren't actually leveling it up anymore.

As for the saves, unfortunately every time you hit F5 you generate a new save slot - no such thing as overwriting quicksaves in The Witcher games. Saves are stored under Documents/The Witcher 2.

Actually that's wrong, the F5 quick save actually rewrites itself every time. It's the auto save that builds up constantly.
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If you hit C, bring up your character pane, then click on Abilities in the lower right corner, then in the upper left click the last of the 3 little circle icons and you'll see all of Geralt's secret special abilities that you earn by initiating undocumented "challenges" in the game. For instance, if you find that special little Easter Egg near the Ballista in the Prologue, you earn the Assassin ability. I'm not sure what they all are off-hand, but Pyromaniac must involve setting Geralt ablaze. Each ability maxes out at level 3, but the game will continue to give you the notification if you continue to trigger the ability challenge, even though you aren't actually leveling it up anymore.
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I was kind of wondering how these were acquired. The easter egg you mentioned was funny, it reminded me of the Doom guy easter egg in Duke Nukem.
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Actually that's wrong, the F5 quick save actually rewrites itself every time. It's the auto save that builds up constantly.
oops, sorry. auto save.

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I was kind of wondering how these were acquired. The easter egg you mentioned was funny, it reminded me of the Doom guy easter egg in Duke Nukem.
I know, I loved it... but I still have no idea what CD Red has against Ubisoft, lol.
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Triss Merigold power!
She's pretty hot. I dedicated my first play through to hooking up with her as much as possible. Probably will be the one I load in Witcher 3 too.
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Wait! You can load your saved game from witcher 1 into witcher 2 like mass effect 1&2!?
     
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Wait! You can load your saved game from witcher 1 into witcher 2 like mass effect 1&2!?
Yep.
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Wait! You can load your saved game from witcher 1 into witcher 2 like mass effect 1&2!?
Yup. Sadly I've only played 2 hours worth of TW1. I couldn't resist holding off of playing TW2 before I finished the first. I'm kinda lost story wise, but this game is crazy good! Definitely gonna finish up the TW1 and do an import.

On another note; does anyone know what mutagens are for? I have no idea how to use 'em.
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Damn I guess I gotta load up my witcher 1 saved games and play witcher 2 all over again. Will the story change or somthing?
     
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Yup. Sadly I've only played 2 hours worth of TW1. I couldn't resist holding off of playing TW2 before I finished the first. I'm kinda lost story wise, but this game is crazy good! Definitely gonna finish up the TW1 and do an import.

On another note; does anyone know what mutagens are for? I have no idea how to use 'em.
Mutagens can be used to "evolve" certain abilities (pretty much only the very last ones in any given ability tree). They're pretty much useless without this mod, which tilts them in the other direction and makes them OP. Still waiting for a balanced mod, but in the meantime what I'm doing is I only use them on a few abilities (the ones I've upgraded twice) and only use the "greater" mutagens. Decently balanced this way.


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Damn I guess I gotta load up my witcher 1 saved games and play witcher 2 all over again. Will the story change or somthing?
A little bit. I haven't played through the default beginning, but I think your relationship with Triss changes...? Not sure.

There's a playthrough each for the three "sides" you could take in TW1, and then a default start. Some of the characters make references at your past, and in any case you're much more familiar with their pasts even if they don't.
Edited by AOwpr - 5/29/11 at 6:04pm
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