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Can someone help me out? I want to get the free DLC that comes with registering the game.
I think they said they're fixing it in an upcoming patch.

I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's just a side-quest that you pick up in the first chapter by the notice boards.
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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.
Fallout 3 / Oblivion / NV for me. Though this is up there.
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Fallout 3 / Oblivion / NV for me. Though this is up there.
no mass effect series or DA:O?
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no mass effect series or DA:O?
Wasn't a fan. Maybe Uncharted's or Demon Souls.
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post #755 of 2183
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yup.


Geralt wasnt killed by a soldier, or a monster, he was killed by a kid with a pitchfork.


They have done a fine job making the world realistic. walking out into the forest, i realized just how killer they nekkers and other monsters are. Actually made me believe that this people were really in danger. The first time you fight Letho, you get a taste of your own medicine and i love it.

1 on 1, geralt can handle most monsters and people with ease, but he still is just a man and the fact that fighting 3 or 4 enemies turns things so heavily in their favor is just awesome, when alone they pose no threat at all.
Yeah, the combat is intense. There's always a nagging thought in the back of your head telling you that oh crap I shouldn't have done that *checks health bar* if it charges now it'll kill me.....

Playing defensively means you'll usually get swarmed or simply run out of luck, and offense is risky and has a good chance of ending badly if you screw up. If you don't calculate risks on the fly and analyze the battlefield, you will die over and over. Wish more games were like this.
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Yeah, the combat is intense. There's always a nagging thought in the back of your head telling you that oh crap I shouldn't have done that *checks health bar* if it charges now it'll kill me.....

Playing defensively means you'll usually get swarmed or simply run out of luck, and offense is risky and has a good chance of ending badly if you screw up. If you don't calculate risks on the fly and analyze the battlefield, you will die over and over. Wish more games were like this.
I've yet to find an effective way to combat larget groups. The only thing I can think of is either hit and run, parry until someone is vulnerable and then quickly jump in and hit him once with light attack and roll away, or just spam bombs. But that just doesnt seem fun.
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I've yet to find an effective way to combat larget groups. The only thing I can think of is either hit and run, parry until someone is vulnerable and then quickly jump in and hit him once with light attack and roll away, or just spam bombs. But that just doesnt seem fun.
Quen gives you time to atleast kill one mob before you have to roll away. I'd try that if you havn't already.
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The GOG version comes with no DRM and i've heard that it launches the game a lot quicker because of this. Also if you buy from GOG a larger percentage of the money goes to CDProjektRed.
Would getting an Amazon copy be any different? I believe the hard copies do not come with DRM either?
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I've yet to find an effective way to combat larget groups. The only thing I can think of is either hit and run, parry until someone is vulnerable and then quickly jump in and hit him once with light attack and roll away, or just spam bombs. But that just doesnt seem fun.
Yeah, there is no efficient way to combat large groups. Have to always keep moving, make sure you know where all your enemies are, plan out traps/signs/potions in advance, make sure you've researched your enemies' weaknesses, combine rolling and blocking and last-second-spell-casts to prevent damage, don't get surrounded, etc.

I mean, it's tons of fun for me. Walking into an unburrowing group of nekkers = panic, but it's incredibly rewarding. Knowing you could die at any second really makes each kill a memorable experience, as opposed to the headshot spam in first person shooters or the overpowered area spells in Dragon Age. Not saying those aren't fun too, it's just a different style, but this one just shoves you head-first right into the action, whether or not you're ready.

And if you weren't ready... well you can't just walk out of there. 200% damage if you're a coward.
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I think they said they're fixing it in an upcoming patch.

I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's just a side-quest that you pick up in the first chapter by the notice boards.
Thanks.

I'm wondering what kind of frames everyone is getting with everything maxed and uber enabled. I just did a clean install of the 270.27 beta and it jumped up performance up a bit at 1920x1080. With the beta I'm getting 35-60 but average frames are between 45-50.
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