I haven't decided on what to put in the backslashes edition
Frequently asked questions
>What is the Witcher
The Witcher is a series of RPGs based on acclaimed fantasy novels by a misanthropic drunken Pole.
>Are the books essential for the enjoyment of the games?
No, not at all.
>Where should I start on the books?
In chronological order:
>The Last Wish
>The Sword of Destiny
>Blood of Elves
>Times of Contempt
>Baptism of Fire
>The Tower of the Swallow
>The Lady of the Lake
Important thing: the second book, the Sword of Destiny, wasn't translated to english from unknown reasons. You can find fan translation on the interet, there are plenty of them.
>Are all the books translated?
All up to the Baptism of Fire, also Sword of Destiny is skipped.
Also, there are complete translations to German, Russian and Spain.
>Does the W2 do a recap of the first's story?
Yes, it does in one short movie (spoliers alert)
>I'd like to play them in order, but all I hear about the first's combat makes me worry that I'll be alienated by it before I get into it.
It's all up to you. Some people don't mind the combat, some can't get over it. You could always just play it on easy mod to finish the combat sequences quickly.
Witcher wiki link:
Witcher 3 hype shit:
Newest trailer (featuring Yennefer actually talking and teleporting Ciri) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEO2xZ7BzQ&hd=1
Please make suggestions for a better OP and call me a faggot for fucking this up.
>Viziman sewers, late at night
Salamandras were restless. The White Wolf killed Roland Blenheim yesterday, the rumour went. His twin brother, Gellert, was enraged. He wanted to charge headfirst, crush this freak of nature who costed him his own family. His own blood.
Gellert removed his mask and rolled himself a fisstech smoke. He was largely immune to the drug due to inhaling its every possible form while visiting laboratories. Despite not feeling the rush anymore he still did fisstech, out of habit.
Azar Javed still felt the rush. He injected, snorted, smoked, shoved the drug up his arse, even, the man never seemed sated to Gellert. He was fearsome in his anger and somewhat sleazy, disgusting in his benevolence.
A customer, thought Gellert, hearing the steps from afar. A single man was strolling towards the Salamandra's undercover base, not a bit afraid of the perils hiding between the heaps of shit.
The man had cat eyes. And two swords on his back. But his hair wasn't white, neither did he wear that ploughing skullcap like Berengar, the mercenary witcher Roland killed. Roland...
Gellert cursed under his breath, gave the two sentries, guarding the entrance valiantly, a firm nod. They approached the stranger.
"Oi!", one of the sentries shouted at the witcher. "You wanna buy or you lookin' fer work, eh?"
"I want to buy some", said the witcher. His widow's peak was magnificent in its length.
"How much ya wanna?", the sentry insisted.
"Two kilos, the best sort you have. And make it snappy, will you?"
Gellert smiled. Nice transaction to brighten his day, just like he liked it. Roland didn't like to sell during the night, it made his too tired and nervous the next day. Roland, my beloved brother...
One of the sentries disappeared behind the door. The strange witcher whistled a tune, his toned arms crossed on his muscular chest. The man cared about himself, thought Gellert. I should as well. Never enough time...
>not the best butt in whole Temeria
The sentry returned with a small package held suprisingly delicately in his large, meaty hands. The stranger took it and opened gingerly, using a fingernail to render the paper bag.
"And what the hell you think that is?", he asked after a while.
"Best stuff we got", said Gellert, absent-mindedly. He was thinking about his childhood, back in Ellander. With his dead brother.
"This is fisstech, for fuck's sake!"
"What the fuck did you expect?"
The witcher dropped the package. Drugs landed heavily in the muddy water under his feet. The sentries unsheathed their weapons immediately. Gellert smirked.
"You are one strange witcher", said Gellert.
"And you are one cheeky cunt", said the stranger.
He drew his longsword from the scabbard in a motion that defied the laws of physics. The quick slash beheaded one of the sentries. Then he quickly parried a slow blow from the other one, dazed him with a pommel and gutted disgustingly.
Gellert didn't even flinch.
The stranger wiped his sword in the sentry's clothing, smiling sarcastically. He sheathed it in the same uncanny movement, only backwards. Then he approached Gellert.
"One bloke told me you are selling the finest good in Temeria down here", he said.
"We are. The fisstech."
Gellert was calm. He expected the White Wolf sooner or later. To be killed by another witcher meant a naught to him. Didn't matter. His beloved brother was dead, anyway. Why live if not for the ones you love?
"Kill me, witcher", said Gellert. "Your kind stalks me anyway."
"Geralt, the one they call Gwynbleidd."
The stranger smiled puzzlingly. He offered Gellert his strong, tough hand to shake. Gellert asked with a glance.
"I'm not his kind", explained the stranger. "Geralt is my enemy just as he is yours. I see no reason in murdering my potential allies. Allow me to introduce myself, good man. My name is Lambert. The King of the Wild Hunt."
Gellert looked deep in Lambert's eyes. He didn't see madness. Quite the opposite. Lambert's eyes were so sane, so wise, so cold and rational.
"My name is Gellert Blenheim of Ellander, brother of recently murdered Roland Blenheim."
Lambert nodded knowingly. He was calculating, thought Gellert. He was calculating my soul's worth in this very moment. He wants to see whether I would be a fine addition to his Hunt.
Gellert wasn't so calm anymore. He wasn't afraid, though. Meeting the King made him believe in his old grandmother's tale he has heard back in his childhood. With Roland...
One day the King shall walk our earth, his grandmother said. And pity the fools who defy him! For his is the just word, just cause, just act and just reward for whose who believed.
And he will drown in blood all who did not believe in him.
Gellert suddenly didn't care much about his brother, about his fisstech, about the ploughing Azar Javed, even about the White Walk who was going to hunt him down. Gellert believed in the King.
He believed in Lambert. And for that Lambert rewarded him. With noodles.
Yeah I'm actually happy about any potential downgrade because I'm a poorfag with a shit computer. As long as it looks as good or better than TW2 while running on my machine I'm happy.
Also what should our policy about spoilers be in these threads?
>Yeah I'm actually happy about any potential downgrade because I'm a poorfag with a shit computer
You can always use minimum settings, there is no need to downgrade the ultra settings for people with monster pcs
we assume that all people read all the books and played both the games and found all the little hints
basically an elitist cunts general
>They have beards too?
Of course they do.
>not wanting a properly fearsome drunken and bearded dwarf lass
Are you some kind of faggot?
It's sad that CD Projekt's courageous, non exploitative portrayal of the difficulties of a lesbian relationship went unnoticed because of this. Zoltan Chivay and Eudora Breckenrigg are a lovely gay couple.
Basically follow common sense, I guess? We avoid talking about the leak or use spoilers if we really have to post something from it.
And major plot twists/reveals from books and games.
So, did you actually read the books?
I've heard that English translations are somehow shitty.
>And major plot twists/reveals from books and games.
But what about that sword that is for monsters? Or Saesenthessis' fake name?
>everyone is called thief in Poland
>arseblown when someone else does it just for lulz
why do I even live here
I think the Ciri bait and switch is actually true.
But look at the shit Geralt had to do to get his memory back/ Repeated exposure to the Wild Hunt plus the Eternal Battle.
holy fuck they really got mad
So, what choices from TW2 do you guys plan tu use for first game of TW3?
Iorverhs path, sile dead, Saskia spared but controlled, mages not massacred, Letho slain for being forefather of Nilfgardian mutant-elite forces - which would result in forcing all witchers into similar servixe of monarchs, or execution
>I thought Geralt just took some shit from Triss
He never got to do that. Triss was abducted before she could use the Rose of Remembrance.
> Plus it was coming back over time anyway.
Yes, but very slowly, and primarily from exposure to the Wild Hunt. Without the Eternal Battle he'd still be fairly amnesiac by the end of TW2.
>So, what choices from TW2 do you guys plan tu use for first game of TW3?
The first choices I made in my blind run of the game, of course.
>Aryan La Valette dead
>Let Sile die
>Spared the Dragon
>people actually saving Sile
She's not gonna fuck you, you know.
>/kurwa/ is back? Don't forget to put it into the OP next time
That's a dumb name. How will newfags find the thread?
>iorvethfags still alive
niggers, what did I tell you last time
There are good reasons to go with either Roche or Iorveth on your first playthrough, and really you should play both to get the most out of the game.
Let's not start this retarded Roche vs. Iorveth shit
they're both horrible people from a moral standpoint anyway
>Lambert leads the Hunt in pursuit of Ciri.png
THE FUCKING NOODLEBOWL
Someone tell me about the boardgame
pic related: delicious board game Triss
ive never played witcher but im considering getting 3
i dunno what it is about it but nothing about it excites me or makes me want to play it, despite it not looking bad at all
should i get it? what makes them gud games?
>i dunno what it is about it but nothing about it excites me or makes me want to play it,
Then don't play it.
>should i get it?
No. Why would you play something you're not interested in at all?
>it has a Triss figurine you can cum on
>tfw Philippa probably did this to Triss when she was a statue
>tfw Philippa is a squirter
>tfw Philippa and Cynthia used statue-Triss as a double-ended dildo
>trailer so pretty my PC lags
why must you torture me, CDPR
>tfw I'm buying gtx 970 pretty much only because of the Witcher
There's very little quality Witcher porn. I guess because the game already has sex scenes in them.
Spared the dragon
Still can't decide if I'm going to use the witch hunt or the no witch hunt save though, I like the idea of a strong Temeria and I would like the North to have support from the mages.
That's what happens when you don't wear proper support during athletic activities, young lady.
Well in that case if you're totally unsure just skip TW1 and go straight to TW2 since it's a lot easier to get into. It's like 5 bucks on GOG right now I think.
Nah, Ciri actually has a decent face.
I was hoping they were going to be subtle and realistic but judging by that screen cap Ciri's are going to be DoA Beach Volleyball tier jiggling like bags of jello.
Not the same.
I mean this character was based on Yvonne Strahovski and look at her.
>CDPR hired Chris Priestly
what is going on on those fucking forums