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Completed it last night - got the bad ending. Was very sad and I can't stop thinking about the ending. What a game though 10/10. Well done CDPR you done it again

Bought the DLC last night too as I just need more witcher

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Just beat the DLC! I spent some 40 hours on it and loved it. It was much more challenging than the original game, which should have been just as challenging and this DLC should have been somewhat harder. i was on Death March of course. Even then with Heavy Alchemy build I could just do heavy attack over and over without blocking or any other movement, except for bosses.

What I found horribly annoying was that Patch 1.10 made reload times soooo long!!!! I had to restart the game after dying because loading a save that way was almost twice as fast!!!

I added several new visible graphics tweaks and found PERFECT sharpness for Witcher 3, which made it look so much better with new tweaks like UseMipRefiner=true. It now looks almost as good as in 2014 trailer and in some ways even better. I used Weak in-game Sharpness, a tad of LumaSharpen and a tad of AdaptiveSharpen. The final result awesome IMHO.

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Managed to finally et in a good Witcher 3 playthrough this weekend. I hadn't been able to play it a whole lot since it came out. Finally made it to Novigrad. Fantastic city.

I also have to say that the whole questline involving the Baron and the Crones, etc. was so much fun.

Looking forward to progressing more. Guessing I need to finish the game before playing the expansions.
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Just beat the DLC! I spent some 40 hours on it and loved it. It was much more challenging than the original game, which should have been just as challenging and this DLC should have been somewhat harder. i was on Death March of course. Even then with Heavy Alchemy build I could just do heavy attack over and over without blocking or any other movement, except for bosses.

What I found horribly annoying was that Patch 1.10 made reload times soooo long!!!! I had to restart the game after dying because loading a save that way was almost twice as fast!!!

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Wow those look good are you able to take a screenshot of your setttings ?
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Are these new graphic settings only available if you buy the Expansions? I don't see them in the Options menu. If so, doh.gif
 
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Are these new graphic settings only available if you buy the Expansions? I don't see them in the Options menu. If so, doh.gif

No, these are .ini or user config file tweaks, not in the main menu.
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So I am not crazy then.... they def made the game a lot harder now in the expansion. My old build just is not working, even against monsters 2-3lvls lower than I am. Not sure what to do, guess I will have to lower the difficulty from death march to normal. I am just not doing near the damage I used to.
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So I am not crazy then.... they def made the game a lot harder now in the expansion. My old build just is not working, even against monsters 2-3lvls lower than I am. Not sure what to do, guess I will have to lower the difficulty from death march to normal. I am just not doing near the damage I used to.

What level are you? What build are you? I started the expansion at level 33 on Death March and it was cake easy, EXCEPT for the bosses.

With bosses it is all about finding a tactics that worked. For example, many bosses in Hearts of Stone need to be parried at a precise time to counter-attack them, which exhausts them, while you do heavy damage upon them (2-3 hits) and retreat.

As far as regular enemies go - the Flaming Rose guys and new monsters - frosty grenades, Axii, poison grenades worked wonderfully.
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Wow those look good are you able to take a screenshot of your setttings ?

Here's my 1080p config file (you may need to switch from Russian to English in options after loading it) - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/93831976/Other/user.settings . Paste the file to into "C:\Users\Username\Documents\The Witcher 3" , then run the game, select English (if it isn't), then exit the game again without touching any graphics, open user.settings and change resolution to your monitor's resolution, V-Sync, and whichever other options that way (not through in-game options because applying them can reset the tweaks). Once you've done that - make user.settings a read-only file. You in-game video graphics options are going to several sliders at Very Low settings (Lowest actually), but in reality they higher than Ultra settings.

My ReShade Framework settings - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/93831976/Other/ReShade.rar .To make them work, download the latest ReShade Framework 1.0.0, extract it to "The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt \bin\ x64" folder so that ReShade folder and ReShade64/32.dll files are in the same directory as "witcher3.exe". Delete any already existing d3d11.dll and dxgi.dll files along with ReShade32.dll. Then rename ReShade64.dll to dxgi.dll. Finally paste my Framework settings files into "x64\ReShade" folder and replace existing files. That should do it.

Let me know if you have problems!
Edited by MonarchX - 10/21/15 at 11:36am
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How long is the DLC?
I just killed the stupid frog thing. That took FOREVER. It feels like they made the game much harder with the newest patch.
    
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