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  1. #176
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    even though I'll probablly get bored and frustrated by the complexity pretty fast.
    Coming from a guy thats into things like farm simulator?

  2. #177
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Yes, farms are characteristically complex.

  3. #178
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand
    Love seeing the depth that they've put into both tactical combat and into making a living world.


  4. #179
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Well, I caved in and got the preorder (hey discount!) probably the first game I've been genuinely excited for in a while. Wonder if they're gonna do some early preload or get their servers hammered day of release..

  5. #180
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: Tatry Mountains, Poland
    If anyone is interested in PS4 gameplay... here it is:


  6. #181
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    FYI, if you've bought any of the previous Witcher games on GOG, you get 5% off per game towards Witcher3. Tack on the preorder discount, and you can get the discount up to 20%.

  7. #182
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Already got the Collector's Edition. Seriously, most of my friends right now are in "Is it May 19? No? Then fuck off" mode right now. Can't wait either.

  8. #183
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    I've got it sitting on my GOG shelf, but I can't play the damn thing. It's a giant tease is what it is.

  9. #184
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2001
    Location: Tatry Mountains, Poland
    A giant tease, you say?


  10. #185
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    GWAH! Wanna play NAO!

  11. #186
    Southquarter.com/fms
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: The Akkala Highlands
    Yes, this looks great. I need to get my butt in gear and finish Witcher 2 in the next couple of weeks. Did anyone else have issues with the difficulty in W2? I cruised right through Witcher 1 for the most part, but Witcher 2 kicked my ass to the point of quitting.

    New Witcher books and comics coming out too, btw.

  12. #187
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Oooh, I haven't been following the side stuff all that much recently, I do like that there's a new comic book coming. The title makes it sound like they're using stuff from the 2013 interquel novel, which adds shapeshifting foxes to the roster.

  13. #188
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Brethren View Post
    Yes, this looks great. I need to get my butt in gear and finish Witcher 2 in the next couple of weeks. Did anyone else have issues with the difficulty in W2? I cruised right through Witcher 1 for the most part, but Witcher 2 kicked my ass to the point of quitting.
    I did my first time through. This most recent attempt, though, hasn't been too bad. I think Dark Souls has helped me out here. It's trained me to be a little more patient and tactical when it comes to melee combat.

  14. #189
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Tomasz Gop was impressed with Demon's Souls at the time of Witcher 2. I don't think he understood it all that well then, but yeah.

  15. #190
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    I could see that. The controls are a little too loose and spastic compared to the Souls games, but I'd say the general idea is about the same. I think the biggest problem is that they want to portray Geralt as a whirling dervish in battle, but couldn't quite get the gameplay to line up with that ideal.

    Hopefully, this is something that's been fixed for Witcher 3. But even if it isn't that much different, it's not like the combat was terrible in the previous game. It's just...not as good as it could be.

  16. #191
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland
    Street date got broken in the Middle East, so watch out for spoilers, everyone.

  17. #192
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Witcher 1 and 2 on sale on Steam this weekend for $1.49 and $2.99, respectively. Yow.

  18. #193
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    My FB feed is getting spammed with new W3 gameplay videos grrr. Not that I dont find them cool, but I'm avoiding all media until I play the game, want as fresh and spoiler-free of an experience as possible

  19. #194
    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    Yes, farms are characteristically complex.
    I'm not as sure about the simulator but they actually are pretty complex to run. You of all people (being an expert in crop yields and all) should know that.

  20. #195
    Moderator
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: Australia
    Quote Originally Posted by ZylonBane View Post
    Witcher 1 and 2 on sale on Steam this weekend for $1.49 and $2.99, respectively. Yow.
    I've got an extra copy of the Witcher 1 to give away via Steam in case anyone reading this thread is interested.

  21. #196
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Preloads are going up, and the reviews are rolling in! It's looking good, folks!

    Oh, and is anyone on the GOG Galaxy beta here? I wanna start adding people.

  22. #197
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_Tarantula View Post
    I'm not as sure about the simulator but they actually are pretty complex to run. You of all people (being an expert in crop yields and all) should know that.
    Not especially. They're hard work to run and working crops takes experience and learning to get right, but not complex. Not sure I'd call myself an expert in crop yields either, I'm just better read than the average Joe on it, which != expertise.

  23. #198
    While I don't know much about the exact specifics it can be a lot harder to run than you think. On top of the (nowadays) competitive business aspects there's a lot of science that goes into running a farm sustainably. A farm requires significant Geographic knowledge (including a GIS specialist for large farms) in order to manage issues like water flow, erosion, and sediment control...which I'm marginally familiar with from a previous job I had. They can also can require nutrient manage, which in turn requires a combination of both chemistry and agricultural skills in order to properly plan fertilization and crop rotation schedules.


    Just because farmers get stereotyped as hillbillies doesn't mean that's the reality in the modern era, and it doesn't mean that all aspects of "farming" are equivalently complex or easy.

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  25. #200
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    It's about damn time someone started talking about the game. I mean farming's fun and all. Sometimes even complex. But comeon. Witcher 3.

    I've read three reviews so far, all of them glowing. The one thing they all seem to have in common is that they tend to compare it to Red Dead Redemption moreso than Skyrim. As much as I like Skyrim, I can't see this comparison as being anything other than a good thing. Like your preview states, Red Dead felt much more alive than any of the Elder Scrolls, which tend to offer up more interesting plot and environments than characters.

    Welp, I've now got it downloaded (26GB), and now the wait begins. One week to go.

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