I understand that you are dedicated to the books/lore, but that doesn't mean the idea's I posted are bad, I also don't see the issue with potions being drunk during battle,
I'm not surprised. It's your idea and you give a damn about the books.
In my opinion if you want everything to happen as they happened according to the book,
I don't want a game that is 100% faifthul to the books. Such game would be unplayable. I want a game that will respect the books everywhere, where it's possible without sacrificing the gameplay. Game has to have some logical solutions - potions should be drunken before the fight, because it's logical more strategic approach AND feature faithul to the lore.
This is the only issue I have with the witcher games if any and that is the story is all muddled to many unresolved subplots that make it unclear to people who only want to play teh game and not necesarrilly read the books( it is not that I don't get it btw)
As I said before, you don't have to read books or even play the first game, if you want to understand everything. BUT you have to pay attention and seek for information. Like a detective, you know?
Also I am wondering why you assume that Geralt is going to Nilfgaard, what I saw in the endgame credits is that they were invading the North
<sigh> Because Yennefer is in Nilfgaard, or at least, she was a while ago. She's important to him. It was said and shown in the game through comic-book like cutscenes.
Also starting in a rebuild Kaer Morhn, would make sense..why do you say?
1. Because Kaer Morhen is on the north end of Kaedwen
2. Who would rebuild castle forgotten by people and the gods? Four witchers? Don't be ridiculous.
This also should mean that there should ve some sort of explanation of what Witchers are and where better then at Kaer Morhn.
There is an explanation in the first game. You can watch video about it ('What is a witcher?'). As I remember correctly there's also an entry or two in TW2 glossary.
I understand more or less what the wild hunt is and that there is a Yennefer character, I would even say that in the Witcher 3 finding the wild hunt and yenefer would be the main quest and not Nilfgaard war.
War is in the background. It's important, but still background. Further details are coming. Be patient.
I think that it is you ( and other hardcore fans) that need to understand that not everybody that plays RPG games want to go through endless dialogues this is not laziness as you depict it, it is just a preference of how different people play a game differently, some prefer dungeon crawling others like leveling up characters or like engaging boss fights or puzzles,
The Witcher series is specialized in telling stories. No offence, but if you are a big fan of exploration and dungeon crawling, you should choose other games. Why? Because you will be dissapointed. The Witcher 2 is a story driven game. TW3 will be probably much more opened, but still.
so the developers need to make sure that the main story is conveyed clearly so that people who are in it for just the fighting ( and skip through dialogues as fast as possible)
If someone don't want to read or even listen, then it's not game for him. It's just that simple. If you want to satisfy everyone, you'll satisfy no one. This is what developers should always remember.
Hell I have read the journal a couple of times and spoke to most npc's, but even I raised an eyebrow when I heard "my Geralt" say: "we need to find Yennefer" at some point because the narractive of the story the game followed ( so not the books, but the game) was find Triss Merigold and Letho.
It was explained in prologue and 1st chapter.