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11.03.2013 @ 16:30I was translating some Vergil this morning and, as a Temeria fan, this line gave me a chuckle:
Phyllida mitte mihi; meus est natalis, Iolla,
Any other Latin scholars in here? What languages do y'all speak? I would think the Witcher fandom far more fluent in various languages than other fanbases due to its European core.
09.02.2013 @ 06:26Which set of choices do you intend to use on your first playthrough of The Witcher 3? I have reposted my guide to the major choices for your convenience so we can most easily compare each other's approaches - and since CDPR says they read the forums, they can get an idea of which choices were most important to people and what players want to see have an impact (or at least be acknowledged) in TW3.
Currently, I'm planning on using a path with the following choices.
GO WITH PHILIPPA
As for minor choices along the way, I'll definitely help/romance Cynthia, be nice to all trolls, and generally butcher humans and save Elves wherever possible. Malena gets slaughtered though.
Here's the list of major choices to select from. I've removed the descriptions so it's easier for you guys to make a list of fundamental decisions as shown above, if you need a reminder on the basics of these decisions, see the link in my signature.
SPARE ARYAN/KILL ARYAN
GIVE SWORD/HELP ROCHE
CHOOSE ROCHE/CHOOSE IORVETH (Unlocks Flotsam Choice)
->SAVE MOTTLE/PURSUE LOREDO
SPARE STENNIS/LYNCH STENNIS
KILL HENSELT/SPARE HENSELT
SAVE TRISS (Iorveth)/GO WITH PHILIPPA
SAVE TRISS (Roche)/SAVE ANAIS (Unlocks Anais Choice)
->GIVE ANAIS TO RADOVID/GIVE ANAIS TO NATALIS
SAVE SILE/LET SILE DIE
SPARE SASKIA (Iorveth-Save Triss)/KILL SASKIA (Iorveth-Save Triss)/DISENCHANT SASKIA (Iorveth-Go With Philippa)
SPARE DRAGON (Roche-All)/KILL DRAGON (Roche-All)
SPARE LETHO/KILL LETHO
For an example of what a Roche path would look like, here's the Roche path I would use if I decided to play TW3 with Roche initially.
GIVE ANAIS TO NATALIS
LET SILE DIE
02.11.2012 @ 18:04Hey guys, the normal Steam version of the Witcher has 50 achievements. That is, until they added the Summer Solstice one, making it 51. However, it recently increased to 52. Anyone figured out what it is???
07.10.2012 @ 07:50Hey all, I figured since many of you Witcher fans are Polish and can therefore appreciate Polish stuff, I thought I'd share this. My younger brother is a huge fan of Henryk Sienkiewicz's novels. He is also a violinist, and composed and performed this piece as a companion to Ogniem i Mieczem (With Fire and Sword). Enjoy!
Ogniem i Mieczem
11.09.2012 @ 23:45Hey everyone, a slight repost here but I wanted to make sure nobody would miss out. My fan-compilation of an Ultimate Cut for Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz's brilliant Witcher 2 soundtrack is now fully uploaded to Youtube: The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Ultimate Soundtrack Playlist There are 57 total tracks, arranged in a relative chronology to better reflect the pacing of the story of Assassins of Kings, and with many retitling to tie directly into the game and general fandom. I feel like Witcher 2's score often gets a bad rap compared to Witcher 1, since the OST left out a lot of the music and the Enhanced Edition soundtrack was a full year in getting out there, so part of my motivation was to present the awesomeness of Witcher 2's epic score in its most complete form possible. I did my best with the arrangement and track names to pay equal homage to both the games' rich fantasy settings and memorable characters.
Also, given that the vast majority of members here own (often multiple copies of!) The Witcher 2, I've provided the tracks themselves in this new arrangement for the loyal Witcher community to enjoy. Again, all credit to Adam Skorupa and Krzysztof Wierzynkiewicz and the various artists who contributed to creating the score for the Witcher 2 and its related materials.
Please post your thoughts and reactions, it took many hours of work to assemble this edition and get it on Youtube, so any feedback is much appreciated! Stay posted, for on the Youtube descriptions for each song (and probably this thread) I'll do my best to post reflections and thoughts on every track, concerning its unique qualities, which Witcher leitmotifs it features and its place in the game.
*All screenshots in the Youtube videos are my own.