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Started playing The Witcher 3 again. Some screenshots. I have depth of field and motion blur turned off:giggle:.

I like windmills for some reason.

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Meant to the press the "sign" key to knock the griffin from the air with an aard blast. Accidentally pressed the screenshot key instead:ROFLMAO:.

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Explosions!!!

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Nice.

I am pleased to announce that I have completed all 8 of the Witcher books, I will now watch a Youtube walkthrough of the first game, and then get back to W3. I'm currently debating whether I should continue from where I left off (beginning of Novigrad portion), or just start afresh.

I'm leaning toward the 2nd option. Yes, another 75 hours added to my journey through the continent. By the time I'm done with the whole game & expansions I think I'll be at ~400-450+ hours easily. You know how thoroughly I play.
 
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you play this on a 240hz monitor ? :rolleyes:

Well, duh. Considering I own a 240hz monitor I play everything on one. But I own a lot of games, including some fast-paced multiplayer shooters like Overwatch and Counterstrike. My girlfriend is a competitive gamer professionally, having a monitor with a faster refresh rate does help when I play against her for fun.

For games like The Witcher 3 I limit the frame rate manually or have G-SYNC do it for me.

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So yes and no to your question. I own a 240hz monitor for a reason, but not everything needs to be run at a blistering 240hz. Sometimes 140 or even 60 will do just fine.
 
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I'm currently debating whether I should continue from where I left off (beginning of Novigrad portion), or just start afresh.

I'd restart, but honestly I find White Orchard tedious and boring. I try to rush through it as fast as possible. Your millage might very.

Did you know you could turn off the hud? How come no one told me:mad:?!? Everything looks so much nicer without the clutter.

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Press the "Home" key on your keyboard to toggle the hud. It does turn off prompts too though, so if you need to find and item or pickup or search something make sure you toggle "Witcher sense" or else locating anything can be a pain.
 
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I'd restart, but honestly I find White Orchard tedious and boring. I try to rush through it as fast as possible. Your millage might very.

Did you know you could turn off the hud? How come no one told me:mad:?!? Everything looks so much nicer without the clutter.

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Press the "Home" key on your keyboard to toggle the hud. It does turn off prompts too though, so if you need to find and item or pickup or search something make sure you toggle "Witcher sense" or else locating anything can be a pain.

Just finished up everything in White Orchard (for the 4th time now), been making use of the HUD toggle feature this time around (thanks for that, I knew before that you could turn various elements of the HUD off if you wanted in the Settings and thought I wasn't gonna go into the settings each time, but I didn't know there was a shortcut to toggle everything off). I see great potential in this going forward -

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I got bored and started playing around with graphics modding in Fallout 4, building my own sets. I like a more faded, washed-out, "slasher movie"-esque color palate. One of the fun perks of having a powerful computer:giggle:.

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I named my knife "Mr. Stabby":LOL:. Seems rather apt.
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I got bored and started playing around with graphics modding in Fallout 4, building my own sets. I like a more faded, washed-out, "slasher movie"-esque color palate. One of the fun perks of having a powerful computer:giggle:.

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I named my knife "Mr. Stabby":LOL:. Seems rather apt.
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Done with the Velen storylines and about halfway through Novigrad quests...some of the better snaps from 120+ hours of new gameplay (this playthrough is my first in 1440p) -

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Continued....
 
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Ofcourse I played hide & seek with the kiddies...

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After playing through for the 4th time, either of the Godlings in the story (Johnny & Sarah in Novigrad) don't get to jump scare me anymore...

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I wish there'd been a bit more lighting in some of the scenes...but it would've ruined the atmosphere in-game I guess...

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Herd them piggies and herd them well!

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This was exciting...thought I'd get a good snap of the Wyvern as it circles the tower but the damn thing decided to land and battle me for this prime piece of real estate from where you can see pretty much everything from Aard Cerbin to Temple Isle.

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Up until this playthrough, I had no idea you can find a Cyclops in Velen - I thought they were exclusive to Norw...I mean Skellige isles.

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Hurrrrrrrrrrhh
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It was exactly at this point where I stopped my previous playthough -

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How much for half a kilo of these?

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Continued...
 
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Since I name all the horses I ride Roach, there's nothing to see here...

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"Say what, Geralt?"

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"They chess its a game for kings. That chess teaches one to think strategically. What a load of rubbish! Both sides have identical pieces, the rules stay invariably the same. How does this mirror real life?"

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What this be?

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What I don't get is...who's supposed to have named all the contract monsters? Couldn't be the people that put up the contracts, half the time they don't know what it is themselves, monsters sure as hell didn't talk and tell Geralt their given names.

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"Jibber somethis interessting?"

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@Parthu

Gorgeous snaps:love:!! Did you make sure to get the Mastercrafted Ursine diagrams near the cyclops you found:giggle:? And would it be wrong of me to admit the trolls are my favorite characters?

Also one really important question: Triss or Yen:unsure:? I prefer Shani:whistle:.

Anyone watches anime or reads manga?

I'm embarrassed to even admit this (ignore the black smudge - work stuff:confused:), but...

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Yes I am a huge nerd. Please rub it in and shame me. I have all volumes of Negima! and honestly it's a really damn good series (the manga, not the show). My girlfriend bought me a Ralsei plush, for those familiar with Deltarune.

As far as anime goes I have watched Spice and Wolf I and II, Code Geass and am looking forward the the new season, Monster, D.Gray Man, Deathnote, Blood+, Trinity Blood, Ghost in the Shell (all time favorite), and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head.
 

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That ain't no Basilisk...its a darn Wyvern and its eating that dude's head!

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Anyone watches anime or reads manga?

Yes...I do see quite a bit of anime. Though the only thing I'm watching right now is Attack on Titan S3. Never read manga though...as most of the better ones eventually get adapted into anime, I'd rather wait.

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Gorgeous snaps:love:!! Did you make sure to get the Mastercrafted Ursine diagrams near the cyclops you found:giggle:?

Of course. Also, I've cleared out well over 95% of the ? marks in Velen.

And would it be wrong of me to admit the trolls are my favorite characters?

What's wrong with liking characters that guard chorfun and think lots about rocks?

"Boooom-like"

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Also one really important question: Triss or Yen:unsure:? I prefer Shani:whistle:.

I personally like Triss a lot more as a person (pixels I mean), but I've never chosen her in any of my playthroughs...perhaps because of story's sake, I always stick with Yen. But before I die I'll be sure to go with Triss at least once....I know this won't be my last playthrough. I'll probably play it even when I'm 50, this is such a great game.
 
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Anyone watches anime or reads manga?

Reading now...
Berserk, Kingdom, Vinland Saga, HxH and One Piece.

Watching now:
Nothing now. I have seen Full Metal Alchemist, Death Note and Code Geass long ago. Used to follow One Piece as well, but it got boring. But most definitely waiting for the continuation of HxH.