>over a 100 years old
>friends with many kings, sorceresses and other powerful people
>still stuck in a unhealthy, dangereous and low payed dead end job
What went wrong?
that is LITERALLY the most interesting thing about his character
he knows all these amazing, powerful people and is revered by many of them but he is still a high end exterminator at the end of the day
it's so cool to come off some king's quest to find his daughter or whatever and then enter the next bumfuck village just to ask some guy all there is to know about recent "animal" attacks, barter a prize and then set out to hunt the monster
i love geralt's character and premise
He do it for fun.
In the Triss ending she end up making a fuckton of money but Geralt still witchering around for fun.
>he didn't get best ending
Why is he not just travelling with a fucking army around Poland and killing all these monsters ? If hes so famous he should be rolling around like fucking Alexander ?
I only played Witcher 2 for few hours before stopping, so I don't really know much about his character
>Taken as a child and taught to be a Witcher
>Mutated and trained for much of his early life to be a Witcher
>Went about being a Witcher for his entire life
>Like that's all he did
>Probably the best Witcher in the world, has also trained other Witchers
>Wonder why he continues to do literally the only thing he has known his entire life rather then just lounge around and do nothing
Literally life of a Polish man
> Taken as child to taught to be a Plumber
> Worked and trained for much of his early life to be a Plumber
> went about being a Plumber for his entire life
> Like thats all he did
> Probably best plumber in Germany and Britain combined, also trained other Plumbers
> Wonders why he continues to do literally the only thing he has know his entire life rather then just lounge around and do nothing on benefits
>be a monster hunter
>start travelling in caravan
>1000 hours later have some of the sweetest armor and relic weapons with enough money to live comfortably for multiple lifetimes
>can't spend money on anything except food and more weapons and armor
>still live in a tiny mobile home along with my 5 cats
>its only big enough to fit a bed and a box and doesn't even have a bathroom
Its the hunter lifestyle, it sucks dick
He tried to become a bodyguard, said body he was supposed to protect got killed.
Also almost everyone hates Witchers because they're mutants, the only like them when there's monsters that need killing.
Because hiring an army is way more fucking expensive than hiring one witcher that can do the job just as well for a lot less money
Geralt often worked for fucking peanuts, too. People treated Witchers like shit book-wise
Are you saying that monsters in witcher have common sense and reason ? Then how come they don't form their own society's, culture, nation. They are fucking monsters, army led by Geralt comes, kills them all and fucks off, there Poland din't have mutant problems ever since, the end
Fuck the books. This is the new canon.
Besides an army would cost a fuckton of money to supply in weapons, armour. Especially silver swords.
There's literally no point in having an army when one man can do it just as well. Besides if they just got rid of all the monsters he'd have no job and would probably end up being a farmer or just a hired blade in terms of a mercenary (for a kingdom) that he never liked either
It was also expounded in the Cat and the Wolf quest where the dude was shafted figuratively and literally for killing a leshen.
He does eventually settle down in the epilogue depending on which path you take. I think its more that hunting monsters is simply a way of life and despite the grumbling, the whining of peasents, Geralt is doing his part to make the world a safer place. It's an inherently 'good' profession and Geralt is an inherently good person.
Also there's the Path or whatever. Which is the main way they operate. Everything about Geralt screams like the ideal man.
>mobilizing an army and putting your own assets at risk everytime monsters trouble your village when there are mercenaries bred to fight monsters that will do it better on the cheap
I see someone in this thread at least knows a bit more about canon, that's good.
Personally I read all the books besides season of the storms (that Sapkowski mostly wrote to get more $$$ after the success of the Witcher games) and some questions asked here are completely retarded.
When non-professionals take that job they're often killed because they know fucking nothing about the monster they're facing, what would be the best way to kill them or just lack the proper equipment. It's way less risky to just hire a professional.
Imagine your PC breaks down and you're not a computer specialist. Do you attempt to fix it without knowing shit or do you pay money to get it fixed by someone who's experienced in that profession?
A lot of the small monsters can be taken out but not the larger and more powerful ones, shit like leshens and vampires for instance. It just isn't worth the effort in most cases to fling men at something until it dies when you can just use one person instead.
Geralt lives for the thrill on the path. He's even more of an adrenaline junkie than he wants to admit and tries to explain it any way he can. Muh friends, muh Yen, muh wild hunt, muh Ciri, muh school, muh war, muh wild hunt again. He has had countless opportunities to turn his life around and settle down but he just doesn't want to. Which is why the threesome ending with Ciri as the empress makes the most sense of all.
The thing is, in the books witchers aren't exactly highly respected, they're just pest control. Monsters are relatively rare and the witchers have to scrape by. That goes out of the window in the games, where every crevice seems to be jam packed with werewolves and shit.
>over a 100 years old
>friends with many kings, sorceresses and other powerful people
>still stuck in a unhealthy, dangereous and low payed dead end job
And you´re out.
Why explain to you you could easily have absorbed be casually paying attention
Are you a fucking idiot or just autistic? Why I'm the fucking fuck would monsters, creature that are see tidally just monstrous animals, stick around while an army of 100+ drunken men March into their territory? Even if you jammed an army into a cave to kill a troll I can almost guarantee 90% of them are gonna get massacred. Watchers are specially trained and have to prepare oils for their blades, potions depending on the situation and sometimes it requires time sensitive objectives as well as bait. You can't bait a fucking giant monster if you have 100+ guys stampeding around you fucking nigger.
I assume you're baiting, but for the purposes of having a discussion, I'm interested in hearing how you think a character that went through a grueling training process, has suffered defeats and lost friends due to his own mistakes, has significant character flaws, and is largely the pawn of forces larger than himself, is a mary sue?
He spent 40 years on the stupid fucking island with Yen after his 'death' before the Wild Hunt went all swiggity swooty.
Play the fucking game dumbass.
he's a witcher, he's earned the respect of the people in charge because he's a useful and dangerous ally, but the common people fear him as a freak too much for him to ever get a regular old job.
>Hey guys lets band together and try hunting those horrors that we don't know where to find, how to kill and how to defend against. I am sure if we find enough tough looking folks those scary as fuck abominations will stop hiding and fight us like proper gentlemen.
what are you doing here fampai go get laughed off /lit/ instead of shitting up this board
They would actually. Have you even played Witcher 3?
A lot of contracts take time and preperation to complete. Most monsters can also only be harmed by silver weapons and silver weapons seem both expensive and very rare. Some things, like wraiths for example, are bound and need to be investigated to properly banish them.
Then you get hardcore things like golems that could crush regular soldiers with ease.
Witchers are trained for this shit since birth and have the knowledge to do it. Most soldiers are just conscripted bumblefuck peasants that don't know their arse from their elbow and just have the smallest bit of training for killing other humans which is as simple as sticking your sword into them. You can't just throw hundreds of soldiers at them and think they will magically solve it just because "there's a lot of soldiers."
Witchers are much cheaper overall and pretty much guaranteed to solve any monster problems had.
Why bother having special forces when you can just throw an army at whatever problem you are having?
Like what is the fucking point special forces cost like twice as much as an average soldier so you could just send like 20-50 times the number of soldiers as you would special forces and not have to bother with it.
Dont forget the psychological part, average conscript in witcher games is the equivalent of a dumb dark ages peasant, which are the least reliable people to deal with anything supernatural
The closest king he had as a "friend" was Foltest and even Geralt knew the asshole would turn on him the moment it suited him. He was viewed no differently from a Sorceress and if anything went wrong they were the first person blamed like as happened so many times before.
That's a big reason why he wanted to go as soon as possible after the battle. Besides the fact he has said so many times before that he hates politics
Even if he does keep willingly getting involved
Most would shit themselves and run the moment they see a wraith or werewolf brutally murder their friends.
Knights would fair better but who would waste throwing some of their best soldiers to deal with a pest problem as opposed to that local witcher who could do it for a pittance?
Witchers and Sorceresses are both viewed as freaks for their otherworldly powers. Regardless of their motives, they're the easiest scapegoats to blame because they're "different".
>Witchers are much cheaper overall
I agree with everything you said but this. The mutations, potions, equipment and training that goes into a single witcher is fucking ridiculous.
Siegfried went around hunting monsters. It was basically his hobby. Regular dudes can do it to some degree if they know what they are doing. Would take a pretty well prepared and organised squad I would imagine though.
>I think you have a problem with reading
I think you have a problem with writing. You didn't mention hiring in your post. You said overall. You're right though, hiring one is cheap as fuck.
Shame there are hardly any left though due to how hard and expensive it is to make a witcher. You'd think that would make them in high demand and more expensive.
Witchers may take ages to create and train, but overall hiring one to hunt down a monster is cheaper and has a greater chance of success compared to grabbing a bunch of random mercenaries to try and do it.
Just liek in the real world, a pest exterminator takes plenty of time and money to train and buy the equipment used for his job; but hiring one for an individual job is still a lot cheaper than trying to get all the tools you need yourself.
They can, and after the witch hunts started they're probably lower on the ladder of freaks than even Witchers in the North seeing how they have to actually hide. Keira even says that her life could depend on the mood of some peasant getting pissed off and pointing the witch hunt to her hut.
I want Shani to sit on my face whilst she strokes my penis!
Player's wealth =\= Geralt's wealth. Geralt was always a poorfag according to lore. He wasn't an autistic merchant who sold everything that wasn't nailed down. His only income was from the contracts, which he spent for gear maintenance and travel supplies.
tbqh that's all I did and I still ended up with stacks
Nah in the books he has decent amount of money, he just likes to dress up and expends his money too fast he likes hunting monsters too if take in acount the part of the books in tousant.
If most monsters are basically animals, why don't Witchers use hunting weapons, like spears or bow and arrows, instead of swords?
Silver swords are specially made for Witchers, they usually outdo most melee weapons due to the magical shit in them or w/e.
Witchers incorporate all sorts of weapons and potions into their combat, shit like bombs, crossbows, they also often use the terrain to their advantage.
I think it's also meant to be dishonorable to fight with particular weapons, because there's a set of rules that come with being a Witcher or some shit.
The Witcher life is generally considered to be fucking shit. In the Witcher world there's supposed to be a rapidly declining amount of monsters, and this is even reflected in the game's writing. There's only 50 monsters every mile for gameplay purposes. For this reason Witchers are losing their demand quickly so they get paid shit. Also, Witcher training fucks your body up and makes the rest of society think you're a freak. Most Witchers hate their lives like Lambert. Geralt just enjoys the job and doesn't care about the poverty, but honestly with all the other shit he does like working for kings all the time, he probably isn't that poor.
>And who cares about honor when fighting mindless monsters?
The witchers do apparently, It's an ancient order that is upheld pretty highly by all witchers.
Also, they need a free hand for Signs. This is the primary reason, a polearms usually needs two hands.
ITT: kids who didn't "payed " attention in skoolz
Well, a spear isn't that much heavier than a sword, I doubt it would restrict Witcher mobility that much.
And the benefit of beeing able to hurt the monster while staying out of its range is pretty huge
I let the witcher go after hearing him out, and took the little girl to her closest relativesStill wonder whether that was a good decision.
You're the butcher of Blaviken, of course it was the right decision. This shit just happens sometimes. The world is a pretty shitty place.
Also I help Witchers over anyone else. Same reason to help Letho and let that reformed Witcher go. You don't have many brothers left and everyone hates you, so you need to watch each others' backs.
>butcher of Blaviken
So I haven't got into the books yet myself, but it seems like Geralt did some fucked up shit. I can't remember number 1 very well, but I remember shit got heated.
geralt preemptively fucked up a bunch of bandits who were gonna slaughter civs to force geralt's wizard friend out of hiding: to everyone else, it looked like the mutant just flipped his shit
He's actually not that good. They're using a fucking horrible example of a fight. That buckler is useless by all regards. He's on the offensive constantly because that buckler is outranged by almost all possible equations.
If you hit a rag doll ofc you're gonna look pretty agile.
Yeah senpai, baka, why send a fucking army to kill monsters when we have Sephirowski guy, he and his excalibur will take care of it
Ill have you know I have 300 confirmed mutant kills etc etc
Most likely, if you are implying that as a King I would let fucking monster mash roam around my country, Did I ever tell you about the king that rules this land ? Yeah the one that allows monsters to eat us, yeah, he was a good friend
Speaking of which, does Geralt ever deal with anything more powerful than O'Dimm in the books? O'Dimm seems to imply that he can't deal with the hunt or something, which I find puzzling since Eredin proved to be pretty pathetic.
Nothing bands together people as a cause that everyone can get behind, national or cultural supremacy, religion or common threat of something, if there ware Rich Piana tier mutants running around forests and caves you bet your fucking ass all the kings, princes and emperors would a mass fucking armies to stamp that shit out that keeps kids awake at night, not send one fucking guy here and there, unless in the books the creeps are so thin and far in between that Geralt has to run around the world like Hellsing hunting them down individually
well, I am not a sword fight expert, but how would you fight against a spear?
Your enemy has a better range than you and just can keep thrusting the spear in your general direction until he hits eventually
When he stabs you move to the side and grab, come down with a slash and it's over.
Depending on the skill of the spear user and how fast they can pull that shit out though. Most of the time I can grab that fucker tho.
you could use something like this, with silver spearpoint and steel axe, for example
You have a machine in front of you with access to all of the knowledge of the world and the ability to make you rich; you use it to play video games and talk about video games, also look up trap porn.
I find your choices odder than his.
I imagine Geralt did some crazy shit after Witcher 1, must've been nigger rich with all of those orens and really lived like royalty while serving King Foltest. Because by the end of that game I was fucking rich and then I carried over my Witcher 1 save to 2 and i was dirt poor again.
I don't recall being particularly wealthy by the end of Witcher 2, you really blow your wad in that game over some expensive weapons and armors that various shop owners make available to you. So it makes sense that he's still doing tons of random work in Witcher 3 again.
I do agree with you, OP, for as old as Geralt is, he really should have his priorities straight. He should've bought a loft in Vizima at the end of Witcher 1 at the very least as a permanent homestead. Ideally, bought Triss's house with the portal.
Sharing a castle with other people at Kaer Morhen at his age is pretty pathetic.
One of the guys at my club forgot to put on his rubber tip.
It was pretty nasty, his sabre went right through the other guys fucking arm like it was nothing, lucky he's a doctor.
It was ilegal for civilians to carry this things around the rennisance sword where ok alsoyou can keep two swords sheated and have both hands free with a pole weapon you have to carry it in hand it all the time, if you think about a short spear why not just carry a great sword since those are better against multiple opponents.
I seriously doubt that. The spear wielder can move his spear like a billard queque, thrusting and pulling back again and again, he can do it as often as he likes and he has to hit you only one time.
By oeverextending, you would put yourself out of balance and be very vunreable to coutnerattacks
Have you used a spear before?
You do realise that it takes a lot of energy for you to constantly retract the weapon that quickly without it getting slapped out of the way. It happens all the time at my club.
I decided to fight him simply because I wanted to know what it would be like to fight another witcher. I hadn't had much challenge in the game up to that point and the only other witcher fight (Lambert's side quest) was pretty easy considering I had help during the fight.
And yknow what, I wasn't disappointed. The way he's able to blind you and then use similar signs to you was pretty awesome.
I dont see how having my spear slapped out of the way would hinder me. I could retract it just the same.
And I think you would need far more energy for slapping my spear aside than I would need to simply move it back and forth
Go to a club and see how easily smashed your theory gets.
It's really not hard for me to move into the side and wrap my arm around the spear.
But this is getting very off-topic, I'm gonna stop posting.
Thrusting is sure way to get yourself killed when fighting multiple opponents since there is good chance of you weapon getting stuck in the opponent also swordsmen with big swords where often hired as bodyguards and to defend siege weponry and greatsword manuals have numerous tecniques to deal with numnerous opponents.
he is 100 years old because he does that low payed dead end job.
Dont look at them(Witchers) as some fuck-all merry swords for hire, look at them as some really,really conservative and narrow-minded greylag friars, they have strict conduct of behavior and they are indoctrinated since childhood.
People hate them, when they walk thru village they spit behind them(think when Jehovah witnesses come to your neighborhood, most people would beat them if they know they could pass unpunished)
and they know that if Withcher is near, probably some monster or curse(some unnatural bad thing will happen) is near.
Also, do you even know how do they hire new Witchers?
If Witcher helps someone and that someone does not have anything to pay with,
they can come and collect firstborn child.
This is just another layer of hate people feel towards them, they really need to look menacing and bad to be left alone.
Damn, you guys had a boat load of orens.
Here is the screenshot I took at the very end of my Witcher 1 playthrough, right before the credits roll.
I HATED dice-poker by the way. I hate random shit like that with a passion.
If you were good you could easily rob everyone out of their orens.
Best way to get that sweet meteor gear in first act 2 early.
Witcher combat is quite realistic thought
There are many accounts of twohanded swordsmen being outnumbered coming out victorious and kind of expected to at least in Spain and Portugal, my point is that witchers often fight alone and outnumbered why they would use a thrusting weapon that is bad when fighting outnumbered.
>There is a sidequest that shows that witchers are perfectly able to settle down and live a normal, comfortable live with lots of wealth and influence
Not all witchers are the same, Geralt's biggest problem is that he is a terrible witcher because he can't keep neutral for a fucking minute.
By all accounts he should be dead by now...which he has been already.
>why is he not going around in an army
Who the fuck would allow a literal personal army to just go around doing their own thing?
The very reason Witchers are trained to be loners and remain netural always is because when you take a side with someone - you are making enemies as well, which will wipe out the witcher school you came from together with the people you've allied yourself with.
Holy shit /v/ doesn't know shit
I remember how in Witcher 1 you had maybe 4 armors in whole game(im not entirely sure about correct number, maybe less)
but when you get next armor , it was like best feeling ever.
Now in Witcher 3, i didnt even waste time with 20-30 armors, you either go with Witcher gear or you use some midlevel armor until you level up to use Witcher gear.
Even in Witcher 2 , new armor was kinda big deal.
Items were important but it was not MOST important thing in the game, I feel sometimes like i need to chase items in TW3.
because one guy winning against several is and was something special, that's why people would write about it.
And when fighting multipe opponents, I would thing your best bet would be to keep as much distance to your foes as possible, making spear the better weapon.
in battle you would probably be wearing some sort of protection even if it is heavy clothes. the point is unless some force is put into the thrust you wouldn't be able to stop him getting in close and slashing/stabbing you with a much more manageable weapon.
This, and he probably has every means to settle down and become wealthy and influential. He just has an insatiable drive to help people. It's only by the near end of the wild hunt that he even thinks about retirement.
What a fucking pussy holy shit, what the fuck is the point of all the fame, money and power if you don't use to to prove that witchers are some holy masterace sect of warriors that go out and sort shit, massive merc groups ware rolling all over europe during medieval times
>fame, money, power
Those are all the things that make you are target.
The process which makes witchers cannot really mass produce them, so they can always be overwhelmed through numbers.
The only way to survive then is to not make yourself a target.
The point is the defend humanity from monster attacks, nothing beyond that.
It's worse, the moment you kill the first opponent you are a sitting duck most fencing manuals tell you to avoid using thrusts and use circular cuts when fighting multiple opponents.
The games are inconsistant on this.
Books, Ciri isn't the chosen one. Her son will be the chosen one who can stop the White Frost. So the king of the space elves and the Emperor of Nilfgaard want to rape her, to produce an heir that will save the world.
Witcher 3 seems to have retconned that entirely, with no one mentioning that the last time Geralt and Emhyr met, Emhyr had attempted to make him and Yen kill themselves, so that they wouldn't make trouble when he raped Ciri.
It's a confusing mess of what the game's writers consider real in their world.
silver is expensive, you cant just lob that shit.
also, the monsters arent all 4 legged things, so you can't use a specialised weapon - long/short etc. so sword is the best tbqh
Its what he was built for. He literally gets his dick hard fighting monsters. He is literally waiting to die because the days of witchers is over. He'd rather die fighting then die useless.
Also, compared to other witchers, Geralt has it fucking good because of all his connections. In 3 all the other witchers make fun of him for it.
Witchers are specialists, they can dispatch the monster because they know their weakness and are mutated t obe able to deal with it.
Soldiers are general use fodder, you throw enough of them at something and it'll die at some point - this includes monsters and witchers.
And unlike monsters - soldiers can be taught about what a Witcher can do.
Signs can be nullified, swords can be repelled by armor and all in all - you can just shoot the fucking guys from hundreds of meters with a lot of archers.
Still makes her the chosen one, but yeah, game made a mess of all this, never explaining the importance of Ciri properly.
But then I never expected more than that when she started teleport-dodging in the gameplay vids.
It has lots to do and places to explore, the combat isn't too difficult either so it's good if you want to immerse yourself in a world and forget about things for a bit.
Like most RPGs the first 6 hours or so will be boring tutorial shit before the world really begins to open up
He believed that by doing that, he would save the Empire and the whole world.
He decides against at the last minute, and is just like, "Nah fuck it. This world ain't worth it." and lets them go.
Also, Triss was cool with giving Ciri to him, fully knowing what would happen.
Seeing as I've played Dragon's Dogma (console version cos I'm a huge chump and I couldn't wait), The Witcher 3 and Dark Souls over the last month I'ma just come out and say The Witcher 3 is a weakass game. No areas have any sense of place, the game is entirely comprised of VISTAs, cool cutscenes and shitty combat, with little in the way of environmental storytelling.
That said I loved it the most. it's the shittiest game but it gave me some great feels and didn't get boring. Fuck me I hate the combat though. I lovehate the fuck out of this game.
Yen is a huge fucking cunt about everything. Hot, but a huge fucking cunt. Everything she did was terrible. Triss may have lied to you, but she was less of a bitch (still a bitch).
Geralt needed to drop that magic booty and just go for shani, who was fucking genuine , loving, good looking and smart with a bit of a wild streak.
I really hope we might another witcher or two in the next expansion.
I was a bit upset how we never got to meet someone from the Griffin or Bear school in the other games - unless they're just supposed to be completely extinct or something which would be pretty lame.
>break up with yen
>she still throws out the bed and teleports you a mile above the lake because you wouldn't apologize for having amnesia
Probably still Geralt. He fucks up a lot, but he's also really fuckin good at his job. Letho is probably physically stronger (just going off how fuckin swole Letho is), but Geralt is probably still the strongest overall.
When I was first playing TW3 I forgot how little Geralt thought of straight up murdering people and that dialogue choices like "i can't let you do that" didn't open more of the tree and instead went straight to combat
RIP Keira, you probably deserved it though
>Who the fuck would do that when you can travel the world being a stone cold badass fucking all the sorceresses.
I don't think you quite understand just how shitty The Path is, or living out on the road is in Medieval Poland.
This is not something you do as a fun little day job, it's an awful existence trudging through muck killing Nekkers for 3 silver a head so the village elder can give you a sneer, throw a bag of coppers at your head, and tell you to get lost. Geralt was unique in his ability to access the highest echelons of political or magical power, most Witchers don't fuck sorceresses or get the higher-up contracts.
The Path sucks, it's always sucked, even the Witchers think it sucks.
>over 1000 years old
>friends with the USA, EU and NATO
>still stuck with cleaning British toilets
What went wrong?
the eternal polish butthurt
I mean, we (Germans) give them a ton of money so they can build better infrastructure and they are still butthurt about stuff that happend 70 years ago
>The Path sucks, it's always sucked, even the Witchers think it sucks.
Nah, I don't think you realize how shit the regular alternatives are of being a fucking farmer, a regular in an army, or basically anything but a merchant - and a good one at that.
Basically all witchers were born nobodies, they exchanged a life of toiling in the dirt for a life of toiling in monster guts.
Never forget that witchers are still kind of mythical figures to regular folk, that they are sterile so they are the best to cheat on your husband with, that sorceresses get off on witcher touch something fierce.
All in all, the job has its perks, fucking succubuses and the like.
But yes - theres a good reason witchers are trained from youth and never had a choice.
Geralt himself would still have ended up as some knight-fucking-errant as a normal person though, being a witcher atleast allowed him to actually survive longer.
Did you read them to prepare for the game? Are they as popular as people make them out to be?
I got Witcher 3 on a whim after watching a buddy play a bit of 2. It's blown me away so far and has piqued my interest in the books.
Walking around with a sword on your back is easy. Walking around with a spear in hand isn't as easy.
When 90% of your job is walking/riding from one shit town to another you need something easy to carry - it's why the sword was the best side arm historically and in the witcher
>The Path sucks, it's always sucked, even the Witchers think it sucks.
Not really. The only one who I can remember who expresses any particular dislike for The Path is Lambert. Geralt seems pretty content to be doing what he's doing. I'd even go so far as to say that him and Eskel actually like Witchering.
They spend all their money turning their military into a sci-fi RTS faction.
Kind of, but over a year passed between reading them and playing the game.
The first standalone books are amazing and basically all I wanted TW3 to resemble - short stories of witchering around.
Then the ciri-saga begins and while it gives us a lot of interesting characters - all in all sucks ass a "grand story" of anything.
If you played the games already you'll also note a LOT of fucking similarities between the saga and 1-2-3.
girlfriendread the books and heavily implied the cannon choice is yen. But I am not happy with how much of a bitch they made her. I get shes supposed to be hot shit, but it was literally vally girl "I dont want to get my shoes dirty, your a filthy animal, you do it." sort of bullshit.
They're not getting slowly pecked away at from all sides though.
I'd say there can be both good and bad aspects to the Path. If things are going well and you get lucky, it might not be all bad, but it seems to be implied that most places just hate witchers or they end up being mostly broke.
He is right in that the path sucks - but all these witchers were trained into it, the only life they know and were made for, they are all pretty content about it.
Except lambert ofcourse because he fucking loves to bitch about everything.
It's hard to actually say Yen is a legitimate bitch.
Compare Yen's bitch-mode to Phillipa's bitch-mode, Phillipa is a stone-cold monster through and through but when the chips are down, Yen is perfectly able to drop the act and be a functional human being.
It's just her way of showing affection, I've known plenty of women that are like Yennefer and none of them were harsh when said harshness would legitimately hurt the one they cared for.
Oh, totally. Several journal entries for quests mention that Geralt is "constantly seeking new jobs because he doesn't have enough coin".
Compared to Phillipa, Yen is a goddamn saint.
I still like Phillipa more than Yen, mostly because I like evil cunts, but Yen's totally not all bad. She's just mean spirited and likes to tease people.
>Geralt jokingly claims that Witchers fish with bombs
>Lambert remarks that he likes to fish with bombs in Kaer Morhen
Geralt doesnt have actual friends except for the people who show up to defend Kaer Morhen and some peasants he's helped
The King/Queen from Skellige is the only political figure that would ever help him
>They're not getting slowly pecked away at from all sides though.
The biased multiculturalism, flag and cultural analogue for the region at the time really struck me as Byzantine, though.
>not Yrden fishing
Geralt gets quite a fuck load of coin in Witcher 3. I mean, there's contracts left and right, so he's definitely getting lucky, but he'll be loaded a few hours in.
That one guy in 3 I suppose.
Geralt should start an enterprise as well, considering the mad dosh you can make. Like it gets a bit ridiculous when you have like 20k crowns and you haven't even sold any of your spare swords/jewels.
Remember what Yen did to the villagers who got out of their way to help Ciri, a total stranger?
She totally disrespected them and destroyed their local benelovent deity, and the guy who gave his everything to save Ciri, she awoke him as an undead, causing unimaginable pain to him.
And all that only to get some information on Ciri
In a way it is a bit crazy how much money you can make, but then again, they do make the point in both the books and games that there's always the most work to get around war zones or plagues.
Being rich is not necessarily the only good thing in the world
Going around, fucking whores endlessly because you are immune to disease, getting pussy just from being an ultimate badass mythical witcher-man, fuck succubi while out of town, 16 year olds repaying your help with sex.
Its obvious wer are all shutins living passive lives - The Path is a life of highs, you get the adrenaline high from monsters, then the toxic high of getting wasted in the tavern, then the sexual high of fucking every wench you can.
I'd say its bretty fucking good.
>mfw I was starved for coin for most of my playthrough
>mfw I truly followed the Path of a Witcher
Is it ever explained how much non-combat purchases were worth in the Witcher? How much would a house in Novigrad cost? I mean a damn good sword already costs around 500 crowns.
>but then again, they do make the point in both the books and games that there's always the most work to get around war zones or plagues.
The stickler here is that those places tend to be the poorest as well, so while there's a lot of contracts the people are going to be pretty damn poor in their rewards.
I see what you mean, but once you've mounted your tenth pretty peasant girl I imagine it'll start to get old.
That's what he was stuck with in the books as well. He kept bitching that there's barely any monsters left to kill and curse to lift and that his job now is basically playing matchmaker for deviant nobles who wanted to fuck mermaids and succubi.
>Grieving mother has way to find possibly kidnapped daughter, really should just chill out and politely accept that there is no way to find her and that maybe she's better off with the riders.
>Remember what Yen did to the villagers who got out of their way to help Ciri, a total stranger?
Yen only cares about three things: Yen, Geralt and Ciri.
Absolutely anyone that gets in the way of those three people are obstacles to be removed to her.
>fresh pussy gets old
Nah, men are hardwired to always like getting to fuck someone new, and Geralt literally travels around the world getting different pussy all the time, different human races, different nonhuman races, monsters.
Geralt also gets off hard on being a hero, so theres a 4th high for him.
Did you not finish Witcher 3 faggot? He settles down at the end
C A K E S
He definitely mostly saw Geralt as a tool. But why, oh why did Djikstra have to go full retard?
He was genuinely one of my favorite characters up until that, but now I almost feel like it's better to just break his other leg.
>Can't even talk to Ves in 3
I suppose I'll have to imagine that she's butthurt about Geralt banging her and moving on - and not that the devs ran out of time or something.
Frankly, I dont see what was so bad about the thing Triss did.
She didnt say "Geralt, you lost your memory but I am in fact your lover", she just used the opportunity to flirt with him
>send farmers with sticks against these
Let's be honest, Geralt remaining on the path will probably be canon. Even though CDpR doesn't seem to be a Jewy company that releases an entry every year to make tons of cash, they'd be fools to throw away their main IP because "he needs a good ending". Can't make more games that way.
and I, for one, would be perfectly fine with geralt not getting to settle down if that means we get a Witcher 4. Assuming it doesn't have a major drop in quality compared to previous games
I mean, I get Triss used magic. But she was so thirsty for Geralt she used his blank memory as her opportunity. She didn't outside say "No Geralt I was always your lover not Yen".
It's a little sad that Triss loves him so much.
>Does Geralt ever fuck Shani?
Of course he does, on multiple occasions in Witcher 1 and 3.
>Also why the hell couldn't I bang both Succubi in TW3
The first succubus wasn't in a position to get in the position, and the second one had a beef with Witchers and, more importantly, thought the idea of using sex as a reward, rather than something you do with someone you care about, is vile.
It's a well established universe at this point, they can just have it be about any character not Geralt or a completely new character (they could even have him make side cameos)
Fuck I love fiends, definitely the most impressive looing stuff to hunt
>mfw running around in the fields of Velen showing the game to my friends
>just kind of stumble onto this wildly colored huge fucking Fiend out of nowhere
Definitely made the game look ten times as impressive as it is but it was fun as fuck.
Aren't they "finishing" the setting by releasing that fantastic-looking tabletop RPG for the Witcher?
We'll finally get the chance to create and play Witchers, it will be great.
This. Having Geralt be a side character NPC would be great. A little MGS2 flavor.
It's a great way to flesh out a character, by seeing them from another perspective. Plus it opens up a ton of doors
We definitely could've banged the first Succy
I don't remember the second one being so specific - I mean really, a succubus saving herself?
She just bitched about the blood, fucking cunt I can take abath y'know.
I regret not killing her.
You are correct. With a weapon like a spear it is almost impossible to protect yourself after one trust into an enemy, let alone many thrusts that would exhaust you and get you killed.
Really? I always thought Nilfgaard was what Western Rome would have been if it wouldn't have collapsed and Christianity wouldn't have been a thing, combined with a pre-revolution France.
Redania is a mix of Denmark and Sweden, thanks to the Swedes cucking Poles a lot during their great period around the early 1600s, which is why Redania went all power-hungry in the third game.
Even though they invade a part of Kaedwen eventually even though in real life it was the Ruskies who took Finland from the Swedes around the early 1800s
I'd say Temeria would be Britain with a little bit of modern day Germany in the mix.
Ard and An Skellige are Scotland with some Norway in the mix. (vikings and they talk funny)
Kaedwen is the Russian Empire with them swarming down of Aedirn and Lyria, which would then again be Poland and a little part of Slav-land.
This would make Geralt either a southern Pole or a slav.
While that would most likely be OK with more dedicated fans, replacing the main character wouldn't sit well with normies and casuals, who would take one look at the promotional material, not see geralt, and drop it because they only know him and not the rest of the universe.
Now if we could get both games with non-geralt PCs and geralt games, that would be quite nice.
>Geralt brings a small army with him around to hunt monsters
>Geralt walks into the swamp where the three crones are set up to eat people
>Crones view it as an attempt to kill them
>Crones send the fiend and the huge amount of drowners to go kill them all
>Geralt never rescues anna
If theres ever another Witcher game I do hope they relaize that we don't fucking want another "save the world" main questline, just a TON of questlines like the Baron's, TONS.
I just want to go around witchering all fucking day, getting involved in the personal lives of the plebs and the aristocrats, doing mind tricks and agressively persuading people by sheer presence alone.
The "save the world" main quest was soo boring, with the mary sue Ciri character and the generic eivl Sauron-clone wild hunt
I just wanna be a small time witcher who hunts monsters and sloves mysteries and gets involved into local political intrigues
Anyone else picked Triss not only because they picked her in previous games, but also because in the third game she kinda looks like Kristen?
Also why no one ever mentioned how most of the characters got their faces completely changed, like Geralt was made to look like Chris Hemsworth all of a sudden?
Also i wish i could romance Ciri, she is definitely the best female in the game.
Favorite enemy incoming.
That one leshen that warps between the trees as it slowly walks towards you gave me the chills.
>She just bitched about the blood, fucking cunt I can take abath y'know.
Did you push her on an explanation on why she wouldn't fuck you? She more or less says she's just not interested in someone that's only willing to spare her because she's got full breasts and a pretty face.
Plus in that conversation Geralt is more or less saying, "hey, I helped, can I fuck you?" For a succubus, something that prefers making the first move, this is a very awkward way to woo them.
Fuck, why did I just think the Witcher succubuses have some inspiration from Scandinavian Huldra with that last statement?
She is an option but decides to turn you down because she's "just a normal medic" and that "they're so different" and how Geralt is "always on the move and the Path" and blah blah blah but "she wouldn't mind sharing a glass of wine from time to time"
Yeah I did but all I really thought was
Two fucking succuby and I have to find the one that has morals and shit?
Mad as fuck, if she is so into her brethren time to let some fiends fuck her up.
He's not really that much more different except for being a bit more handsome and his pupils aren't as alien looking.
A shame that all the mods for making him look more mutant-y kinda go overboard with all that though.
>There all used goods and the only exception is brain damaged.
Believe it or not but most people who weren't nobility probably got fucked within the first couple years of puberty (which back then was around 15-17.)
As long as the woman doesn't have a reputation *or* a child, and legitimately loves the person they're with, it shouldn't matter if they aren't a maiden.
Plus you forgot Jutta, who is HEAVILY implied to be a virgin in her Iron Maiden quest, and she also implies Skellige girls are expected to remain virgins until marriage.
>submissive to the point of being absolutely and completely passive, have no personality, all of them look the same, weird fetishes..
Jesus, do I need to go on?
But here's the difference Between what I want and what they're doing with mass effect.
My suggestion would be done by CDpR, a decent and I would say even good studio.
Mass effect on the other hand is being made by bioware, and not just any bioware, modern bioware, the same studio that made DA:I.
and just as a side note, fuck DA:I. It should have never won GOTY. I hope the hew mass effect sells horribly and EA takes bioware out to pasture
The funny part is in Witcher 1 there is this order of the rose or whatever it's called led by
Alvinand they do pretty much exactly that, i.e. having an army of soldiers to kill monsters and protect common people.
Unfortunately this whole order gets taken apart by Geralt and his crew. What a coincidence he took out his only competition in the monster killing business by that.
Just did that in last night, pretty cool really, I'm really glad I savescummed on the Skellige Leshen by the village, would've missed out on such an introduction to their kind.
I only met one other leshen beforehand but it was way higher level than me, fucked me up good.
The only thing that bothered me was Geralt always needing 10 clues to say "its a leshen" even though nothing else ever used roots to kill people.
Iris was better than Triss, Yen and Ciri. Combined.
The cuckest country in an area of cucked countries.
Their history has been filled with backstabs and plots to take over it, multiple governments..
Their economy is on the rise though, so we might see Poland become a welfare state in 20 or 30 years. Who knows.
Thats nice and all but I've never ever heard of a person playing tabletop RP in my country.
I want vidya games
And while at it - I want to witcher together with someone, not necessarily another witcher, just a bro.
They could make some great personal questline for this shit.
Makes me wonder if there will be officially liscenced minitures for the game. Would be a nice source of revenue that CDpR can use to fund more witcher games, finish cyberpunk and mabye get some more IPs.
>inb4 the "permuim miniatures company" that is citadel gets the contract
though models with the customizability of some of the more recent warhammer kits would be nice
>our faces when the second line uttered when meeting is "your father told me about you"
>non agressive "monser", only thing she wants from humans is sex
Why is succubus even considered a monster?
As reasonable an explanation it is that
>you are busy saving your daughter you can't fuck around
You STILL fuck around tons both figuratively and literally.
So it doesn't really apply, Geralt fucks a lot, its a huge shame these were toned down.
The twins especially felt like cut-content to me, or atleast cut-short.
There's at least one situation where you shouldn't use Axii though. And I didn't feel like manipulating the child's mind.
make the consequences interesting but manageable. like a successful intimidation get you what you want but people doesnt like you and will backstab you whenever possible. so you should level up persuasion, lying, do some good deed or level up perception, or hire some bodyguards that you can trust...
but a dev would need balls to implement that.
They should take it as a compliment, in this day in age people complaining that you're not making enough games isn't as common as people complaning you're making too many games.
Fucking fight me. If you could get a group of people who could stand being around you and a competent GM, you'd know how fucking false that is.
Video games try to mimic actual GM's with visuals and shit as fuck A.I with unbending "choices". P&P gameing is the hight of gaming, unless your some pleb who prefers to just had shit thrown at them because thinking is hard.
Well they do. Otherwise they would be exterminated. And silver swords aren't that common either.
I guess if one of the kingdoms got their shit together would focus on the monsters but the worst thing in the witcher universe is the other fucking kingdoms always fucking shit up.
You are like one of those turbo autists that prefer books to movies, go and waste your time writing shit making shit up and having make believe campaigns over course of fucking months with other assburgers
They do, but they don't necessarily kill them
In the books Geralt gets a contract from the woman of the town they are in to kill the succubus there, then gets a request from the men to not kill the succubus.
cha-ching, get paid twice and never do anything, and we just discussed how hars The Path is
He kinda was going for it under Foltest's wing, and he got a nice shag shack with Triss naked all the time for him and stuff, then Foltest got fucking killed and stuff.
So eh, yeah, shit happens.
Sucks for Letho, he should have known better than to trust the Nilfgaard Emperor.
>"Hey Letho kill Foltest and I'll totally help you revive the School of the Viper"
>"Okay Foltest is dead"
>"Nah I changed my mind"
I used to be just fucking like you until you actually play a good p&p game. stop being a self concious faggot and get out of your comfort zone a bit. Gets some alcohol, some food, and get your friends over to play some p&p shit. Its any fucking game you want, at any time, with unlimited character customization, with actually story paths, and you have the ability to do what you want.
And its fucking free. takes nothing more then hanging out with friends. You have those right?
It was stupid either way - even if he actually bothers to re-make the snake school - they'd have been just his personal mutant assassins from then on.
I loved his character and role in the story - but the motivation was just shit.
That bit really didn't make sense.
Why would the Empieror care that people knew he was involved in assassinaion of northen kings
And who would believe a random witcher over the emperor?
My friends would look at me like I have the plague if I suggested we roleplay stuff.
This may be some acceptible past time in murrica but it sure as fuck not here.
Do they even bother releasing that in the EU?
The odd thing is really that they shoved it down our throats that "look he isn't as dumb as he seems", fucking sile calls him the king of liars and whatnot - he was betraying everyone left and right - yet NEVER fucking thought the emperor would betray him, or simply not leave them neutral?
How do you think you can set up a neutral witcher school when the first precedent you set is that you are a fucking assassin?
Not him, I admit getting fit feels good, but its not a cure, dopamine won't stop years of depression. Jacking off releases dopamine too yet you won't tell me it cures depression.
LMAO don't tell me you romanced Yen? If so you are the biggest cucklord in existence. Shani was just a worthless pleb, she can't be good enough for Geralt for more than a couple of fucks at best. And if you didn't romance anyone then you are a low test fag that has no idea what it's like to be a witcher.
>bug bang theory autsim
>implying that big bang theory is anything but a show about slighlty nerdy normies made for normies
The most in depth thing in terms of /tg/ stuff they do is D&D I belivie, and Modern D&D is in no way for autists, it's mainstream as fuck.
Only autist on there is the Zimbabwe guy, and he's basically the autists equivalent of black face.
>>For somebody who enjoys helping people so much he sure as hell doesnt like working for free
costs money for food, maintaining weapons, armor, potions, caring for his horse, rare ingredients for potions, traveling all over the place, getting an inn, etc.
wyvern venom must be fucking hell on your armor
Could you show me some youtube vid of how a regular night of pen and paper D&D happens?
I'm literally just curious, but I can't tell if they are acting up for the camera or not.
There's no proven cure to depression. There's no cure to existential cabilations to the man. The Riddle of Steel goes on.
But if you do exercise, drop ego, wander and dare to do different things, and more things that you enjoy without giving too much of a fuck about some things out of your control, and medicate with fluoxetine or something stronger for you, it really helps rather than just idling there.
Depression is a bitch and its real. Even a disease. But it doesn't have to be you.
No, I think succubi just go there
The crones just kill and eat the hotties who are allowed in (fat demon kills those who enter without permission), take their forms and say they are going off somewhere so nobody knows they are dead
eh, there are normie version like critical roll (witch, by the way, matt the GM dresses up as Geralt for the halloween episode). Its a game played by voice actors for fun that they recently decided to go on webcam with. It seems staged but its a pretty good description.
Otherwise, alot of games are tailored to the group. inside humor, some distractions ect. Otherwise, there you have it. A less professional version of critical role. Also d&D is not the only system, literally a system for ANY setting
If your romance Yen, she's the cuck
>Geralt has fucked Triss already
>He fucks random people like Keira if he wants, and hookers and the odd succubus
No wonder she's mad all the time