so in the end
he literally didn't do anything wrong
How he should've dealt with Roche, Thaler and Ves
>Geralt, meet me at my office
>Roche and co are being eliminated right this second. We need a strong Redania to hold the north and a vassal Temeria compromises that
>Join me Geralt, support me in this
>have the choice to either join him, or kill him, fight through all the guards at the bathhouse, and have a timed sequence where geralt tries to figure out where Roche and co are
>get there in time and save them from the assassination
That's how it should've been
Instead Djikstra has like 4 guards with him against Geralt, Roche, Thaler and Ves. Was pretty dumb
I don't even know what he was going to do because I didn't take part in murdering Radovid like a retard.
>all is not perfectly dandy on our side, let's just kill the only guy who can stand against our biggest enemy!
Just kill the Temerian goons and disregard CDPR's attempt at yet another character assassination.
Dijkstra is objectively a better politician, administrator and frankly, a better power player than Roche, who is the Witcher World's "literally who". Dijkstra has an actual plan for Redania (which was the most powerful Northern kingdom before the war anyway), Roche is just blindedly patriotic, as if Temeria ever did anything for him.
Furthermore, I despise Ves and consider her death irrelevant enough. She's spiky and edgy and, let's be frank, butchy as shit. I don't need this and I don't need her, a special snowflake-turned-"commando" who got muh raped™. Yes, I didn't kill Henselt. He's more important politically, also just better written than Ves, he's just an enjoyable and possible character. Also god-tier in the books.
Thaler, oh God. His loss was sought by me actively. Thaler was always a gimmick character, relying solely on vulgarisms and stolen dialogue bits. In TW3 he got a little better, but at the core it's still Thaler. A little shit not worth spitting on.
In the end, the choice between Dijkstra's actually potent Redania and Roche's marionette Temeria was simple. Shame that Roche had to die, but he precisely *had* to die for the cause. He's that much of a simple character with no human emotions and aspirations, just ploughin' lilies and muh vengeance.
Dijkstra has more weight (hurr durr) and more depth to him.
Dijkstra is probably one of the few characters who don't give a flying fuck about the whole Ciri gimmick. That alone is worth respect.
Honestly he shouldn't have told you the plan until after they had been quietly dealt with.
And through a note given to you by a messanger, and then you never see his ass again until he becomes ruler.
>Shame that Roche had to die, but he precisely *had* to die for the cause
>Relies on Geralt breaking his Code to kill Radovid
>Relies on Geralt staying true to his Code to survive
I prefer to think about him more in the ,, those that we coudn't save'' cathegories. He did nothing wrong but stand for what he believed in, but so did I. Compromise is not an option sometimes.
Fuck yea my decks just came in !! Can't wait to play that Monster deck yoo. Who else /gwent/ in here?
he was so butthurt by a woman that he decided to eliminate magic from the world
nevermind that it heals better than any medical science
nevermind that it is a huge source of power for soldiers
nevermind all the things that would be completely impossible without magic and all the conveniences it gives
it's the equivalent of if the IRL government turned around and said "we're destroying every computer and killing anyone who knows how to use them because hackers can use them too!"
can you even imagine how far back our society would be set? that's what radovid was doing
he would lose the war and then cripple the future of mankind because he was angry at a woman
>Only missing a few cards from my gwent deck but have no idea what I need
>Finish all gwent related quests and run around looking to buy cards from any merchant I can find
>Go into NG+ expecting to keep my gwent deck
There are I managed to get the other two on ebay. Some dude was selling them from his xbox collectors edition . But the expansion pack ones have like 14 more cards per deck and lvl 15 heroes so they are more OP.
not the guy you're replying to, but you'd think Dijkstra wouldn't be retarded to consider even POTENTIALLY crossing the witcher after Thanedd
especially considering he had more men with him on Thanedd
He crosses Geralts all the time in the books, even after Thanedd, I am pretty sure of that.
I am re-reading them at the moment, and I read the part where Geralt broke his leg maybe 4 hours ago.
>Tried to kill Thaler, Roche, and Ves right in front of Geralt instead of waiting until later
>Jumped into the fight himself with like 7 guards against Geralt and two Blue Stripes commandos
He was a fucking idiot. Should have just waited until Geralt left.
Fell back on the 'code' whenever he was asked to do something he disagreed with.
He also pretends to be an emotionless mutant, but as we know that isn't the case at all.
If you had saved Anais with Broche in W2, there should've been an option to bring the two factions together, with Anais on Redania's throne, Djikstra as a chancellor, and Roche as leader of special forces.. She's engaged to Radovid at the end on W2, and having a Temerian rule a Redanian Empire should've calmed Roche's Temerian autism. He was willing to serve Redania before.
>Djikstra... Men don't get metaphase
Holy shit I was dying. God him and Geralt were just below Ciri and Geralt when it came to my favorite character interactions.
>He crosses Geralts all the time in the books, even after Thanedd, I am pretty sure of that.
nah, they never meet again after Thanedd in the books
I'm re-reading them as well and I'm midway through lady of the lake; you get chapters with Dijkstra doing shit like visiting Esterad Thyssen to ask for money, or him hunting Vilgefortz, but his only involvement with Geralt after Thanedd was sending spies after him to report (and nothing else)
but even then I think he lost track of him after Brokilon
then soon after that Dijkstra himself gets targeted for assassination and is forced to flee and go into hiding
Yes Geralt in the books straight up admits that there is no witcher code and he made it up so he as an excuse to turn down contracts that he doesn't want to do and to stay out of political situations.
yeah witcher's are said to be stripped of all emotion to make it easier to do their job (no love, no fear, no hate)
and some witcher's believe it (geralt does too for a while in stories like "A shard of ice")
but it's a load of shit, most likely from "monstrum: a portrayal of witchers"
that's the point though - Dijkstra mocks Geralt for pretending there is a code earlier in the game and then he assumes he will hold onti this non-existent code
it just makes no fucking sense, the whole third act is a mess
Well they are kind of emotionally damaged due to basically growing up as child soldiers. Most of them get killed in the training and the rest usually die in the first year. The survivors are pretty battle-hardened in response to that.
Time to remind you who really is the best character in the whole series.
She's forgotten and never gets brought up outside of the conversation you can have with Voorhis.
While I love W3 I've got to agree. Djikstra, Eredin, Avallach, and the White Frost are all written pretty poorly in the third Act. I'm going to attribute that to having to meet a deadline, as Hearts of Stone proved they still have good writers.
Geralt had some serious emotional issues due to his childhood, he literally couldn't properly express how he felt towards Yen and tell her he loved her until Thanedd which was 20 years into their on again and off again relationship.
I think that's the name, it was brutal to read the section on the assault on Stygga. RIP Hansa.
I think Avallac'h pissed me off more than anything else
he was such a smug cunt in the books, and his only interests were for the benefit of the Alder elves/wild hunt, but the games make him out to be a good guy who wants to help
I'm honestly considering skipping his long, boring, annoying chats with ciri in the books, because it's just him lecturing her about how much better the elves are and talking in fucking riddles
I really wish the game had left him the way he was in the books...then let you kill the fuck out of him
kind of looks like Marlon Brando in that angle
I'm not saying the code exists you retards, just that Djikstra's plan is logically inconsistent.
Fucking redditors taking one part of a sentence and nitpicking it, ignoring the point.
I did enjoy Eredin's chats that he had with Ciri. I thought he was most interesting Aen Elle elf but yet cdpr barely used him in the third game and yeah Avallac'h becoming a good guy was weird.
>if you complete HoS before isle of mists he tells you can ask him about ciri and he'll basically tell you how to avoid worst ending
>Djikstra, Eredin, Avallach, and the White Frost are all written pretty poorly in the third Act. I'm going to attribute that to having to meet a deadline, as Hearts of Stone proved they still have good writers.
I'm fairly annoyed that for all the little details CDPR gets from the books they didn't even bother with the big ones like the White Frost or Eredin and Avallac'h. After playing through HoS and their side quests I'm convinced CDPR should stick with the stories without all the epic fantasy end of the world schtick and instead craft personal stories similar to the short story books. The series has always functioned a lot better as a postmodern take on fairy tales than try to be the next big thing in fantasy.
Well W3 got the white frost and wild hunt out of the way, we won't have to deal with them again. A Witcher 4 with a bunch of short story arcs (like the hearts of stone story or the blood baron story) would be really cool. The biggest problem really is the playable character. I think Create-A-Character would ruin, but Ciri seems viable if they integrate the elder blood stuff well into the gameplay instead of having dashspam.
Sorry I got you so mad anon :( I only wanted to ask a question :D
No need to lose your temper :)
From my anecdotes it seems the more popular opinion is that the short stories are better written, paced and memorable than the novel saga. Sapkowski and CDPR to an extent aren't bad writers, it's just that their skills and the universe they write in aren't very good for a grand fantasy story.
Theyll have to tone down her powers somehow if she is going to be the protagonist in a 4th game. Defeating the White Frost could've diminished her powers and they could write her Elder Powers into working similarly to Witcher senses somehow.
I dont see how her not undergoing the Trial of Grasses writes her out as a potential protagonist like everyone else does. They teased it very well with that corpse examining and even just letting you play as her that Id be surprised if she isnt the protagonist in TW4.
Ill be pissed if she doesnt get a cool easter egg quest line in CP2077 though. They built it up way too much with that first dialogue in the Isle of Mists and she was there for 6 months apparently.
Should I play witcher 2 before 3? I was playing through 3 and having
fununtil that sequence where the nigga asks me 20 questions on shit I dont understand obviously just to guilt me into knowing nothing of the story.
I only ask about 2 over the first because I'm a normie faggot who needs playable gameplay.
Will playing 2 without 1 ruin that game too?
Just start with the first game sempai
>that sequence where the nigga asks me 20 questions on shit I dont understand obviously just to guilt me into knowing nothing of the story
Did you pick "emulate a save file"? iirc the point of that sequence is to establish what you did in TW2 in case you lost your save file.
>Dijkstra fucks off as soon as he hears a mere mention of The Wild Hunt and gives you a piss poor amount of gold as a consolation prize
>Broche fights by your side against any foe to save your daughterfu
I'm a Witcher, I'm fucking neutral to politics so I'm going to help my friend when given the chance
>Helping the mirror satan
>Not saving based Olgierd who did nothing wrong
>supposedly elite former spy, mastermind conspirator, experienced crime lord
>tries to take on the leader of the Temerian special forces (aka Captain Temeria), his right hand woman and a superhuman mutant killing machine (whose effectiveness he knows first hand) by himself with his crippled knee and like 3 random idiots
Perhaps they can substitute potions with powerful magical spells? For all we know when she relinquished her sorcesses powers in the desert she just put up a mental block. Just have Yen remove it and now she as access to a wide variety of magical spells that can be used instead of potions.
This was probably one of the worst things about W3's plot.
There's absolutely no fucking way Dijkstra would EVER try taking Geralt on with some four armed chucklefucks. And even if he did, he wouldn't stick around to see the outcome.
A more robust magic system could easily replace the potions AND signs if it was deep enough. It would be a nice change in pace gameplay wise after 3 games of the sign system. CDPR changed how those worked for the games and nobody batted an eye. Geralt almost never used them in the books.
>Elder Powers into working similarly to Witcher senses somehow.
Not really necessary, the first 2 games had no witcher senses and it's a heavily criticized mechanic in W3. I'd imagine the whole system gets reworked.
Surely there are non-witcher's potions for healing and stuff. The crazier potions like Blizzard would have to be replaced by spells. More gameplay mechanics would be cool and CDPR has no problem making them up like bombs and oils.
What? I thought everyone hated the Saga with its focus on Ciri, compared to the short stories. Sapowski only wrote the Saga because people pestered him too, and it shows that his heart really wasn't into it.
They're probably going to want to make their own IP. How long do they even have the rights anyway? I doubt it's forever.
Hope the faggot roasts in hell.