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Heh, maybe that's just me then. Or maybe we just haven't chilled enough, hold up imma go hit him up at the tavern.



Btw, how are you guys finding the alchemy system? I thought it was considerably better in TW1, would you agree? It just seems like the negative effects for potions in 2 almost aren't worth drinking them for.
if you go the alchemy line, you increase the potency for the good effect and lower the negatives of the bad effects.

This makes many potions that seem terrible actually quite good, and the fact that you can drink more high powered ones.

i really dig the alchemy this round.
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thaler is simply telling you that you can trust him. Both are patriots in thier own ways, but roche is not better than anyone else you meet.

there is definately no correct path though. technically they are all correct.
I never found Thaler's messenger, unfortunate. Would've sided with the Scoia'tael anyway though, I'll do Roche on my second playthrough. Second of many.

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if you go the alchemy line, you increase the potency for the good effect and lower the negatives of the bad effects.

This makes many potions that seem terrible actually quite good, and the fact that you can drink more high powered ones.

i really dig the alchemy this round.
Yeah, I'm trying to get there, but I'm focusing on the swordsmanship branch so it's a bit tough since the leveling is relatively slow. I think I simply got used to being overpowered at the end of TW1, have to get used to not having all the upgrades haha. In any case, I've made my peace with the new alchemy system, it's pretty solid, plus there's more useful potions this time around. Almost prefer it, since in TW1 there were a select number of overpowered ones and the rest were fairly mediocre except in specific situations.

Also, has anyone noticed a need for Cat? I can see perfectly in the "dark," TW1's caves were absolutely pitch black. Is there any benefit to using Cat this time other than the wallhacks? (Just got to chapter 2, so I imagine there might be darker areas perhaps?).
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Game runs pretty good. Dunno why people are saying it runs like ****? D:
It runs good for me. 45-60 frames with most things high (turned some things down in attempt to keep my gpu temps down in which i failed lol).
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Runs really well for me over all. 20-30 fps maxed, but I recently lowered it to make it run perfect ( to recommended, which is still high and pretty ).

I love this game :0.
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Is it just my machine or does Witcher 2 NOT use both cards?

Im getting 20 fps or so with maxed out graphics, my 1 580 is hitting 70c, but my second is at 45c.

Wonder what the deal is?

EDIT: I mean I have dual 580s SLI. It doesnt seem to use second card at all.
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Is it just my machine or does Witcher 2 NOT use both cards?

Im getting 20 fps or so with maxed out graphics, my 1 580 is hitting 70c, but my second is at 45c.

Wonder what the deal is?

EDIT: I mean I have dual 580s SLI. It doesnt seem to use second card at all.
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So would I be alone in saying that this is the best game I've played that's been released since 2006, if not earlier/ever? I'm having difficulty thinking of any game that I've enjoyed anywhere near as much as this.
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So would I be alone in saying that this is the best game I've played that's been released since 2006, if not earlier/ever? I'm having difficulty thinking of any game that I've enjoyed anywhere near as much as this.
Nah I agree, this game is pretty legend.
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I never found Thaler's messenger, unfortunate. Would've sided with the Scoia'tael anyway though, I'll do Roche on my second playthrough. Second of many.


Yeah, I'm trying to get there, but I'm focusing on the swordsmanship branch so it's a bit tough since the leveling is relatively slow. I think I simply got used to being overpowered at the end of TW1, have to get used to not having all the upgrades haha. In any case, I've made my peace with the new alchemy system, it's pretty solid, plus there's more useful potions this time around. Almost prefer it, since in TW1 there were a select number of overpowered ones and the rest were fairly mediocre except in specific situations.

Also, has anyone noticed a need for Cat? I can see perfectly in the "dark," TW1's caves were absolutely pitch black. Is there any benefit to using Cat this time other than the wallhacks? (Just got to chapter 2, so I imagine there might be darker areas perhaps?).
Cat also allows you to see people on the othersides of walls, or monsters laying in wait underground. Allows you to be a bit more prepared for whats coming. Also allows you to find things in the forest easier, like dead bodies and blood etc.

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So would I be alone in saying that this is the best game I've played that's been released since 2006, if not earlier/ever? I'm having difficulty thinking of any game that I've enjoyed anywhere near as much as this.
no, you wouldnt. This game is definately going down in the history books as one of the best of its kind. I think this might top neverwinter nights 2 for my favorite RPG of all time. Just gotta finish this one and see where things land.

Easily beats everything in recent history, including the "holy" mass effect 2.
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Cat also allows you to see people on the othersides of walls, or monsters laying in wait underground. Allows you to be a bit more prepared for whats coming. Also allows you to find things in the forest easier, like dead bodies and blood etc.
Ah I see. Might give it a shot at some point then just to test, though to be honest I like to be startled every once in a while.

And you do know the Witcher's medallion spots highlights lootable objects/dead bodies/blood in the forest, right? It was in one of the tutorials in the beginning when they spammed messages at us.

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no, you wouldnt. This game is definately going down in the history books as one of the best of its kind. I think this might top neverwinter nights 2 for my favorite RPG of all time. Just gotta finish this one and see where things land.

Easily beats everything in recent history, including the "holy" mass effect 2.
I've heard the ending is pretty bad, though if it's about the Wild Hunt (which I'm very much hoping), it's easy to understand why some people might find it boring or silly. Since I buy up every book in shops and read all the backstory, I'm very much engrossed with the whole Conjunction of the Spheres backstory.

Not gonna give away spoilers, but it's pretty clever. Not your usual fantasy cliche.
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