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Huge list of changes, too. Nice to see. Now I can go through Pyres of Novigrad without worry about not being able to progress. The filters in Alchemy and Crafting should be nice, too.

 

  • Fixes a possible exploit by preventing certain drowners from respawning infinitely.
  • Improves the distribution of experience points gained by completing quests with recommended levels lower than the player character level.
  • Merchants now offer more weapon types.
  • Rebalances the prices of maps that can be purchased from merchants.
  • Clarifies a number of crafting diagrams.
  • Fixes an exploit whereby players could buy sea shells and sell the pearls inside them at a higher price.
  • Increases the variety of loot dropped throughout the game.
  • Increases the variety of items available in shops.
  • Shops now only offer weapons with levels matching or exceeding the player character level.
  • Slightly reduces the amount of coin dropped from chests and monsters.
  • Deploys the Bovine Defense Force Initiative.
  • Fixes an issue where runestones could not be upgraded to greater runestones.
  • Reduces the spawn time of selected groups of NPCs.
  • Geralt no longer interacts with candles placed near chests and other openable objects.
  • Improves the smoothness of camera movement.
  • Fixes a number of issues related to horseback riding.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not deflect arrows/bolts at longer distances.
  • Introduces a number of fixes in in-game communities.
  • Introduces a number of fixes related to combat.
  • Vitality begins to drop if Toxicity exceeds 80%, as originally intended.
  • Fixes an issue where Geralt was sometimes unable to mount Roach.
  • Improves Geralt's movement, especially when he swims.
  • Fixes an issue whereby Geralt could be attached to a sinking boat while aiming his crossbow.
  • Fixes a number of issues related to Vitality regeneration.
  • Fixes an issue whereby certain actions could be randomly blocked during gameplay.
  • Fixes a rare issue whereby Geralt could not mount Roach after fast travelling between points.
  • Fixes a number of minor tooltip and wording bugs.
  • Adds a series of color-blind friendly features. Improves visibility of tracks, marks, footprints and scent clues. Color-blind friendly features can be enabled in the Options\Gamplay submenu.
  • Introduces a number of additional fixes to alt + tabbing.
  • Fixes an issue where The Witcher 3 process did not close properly if the user did not have XAUDIO installed.
  • Introduces a number of general stability and performance improvements.
  • Fixes an issue where in certain situations the game could crash while a save was being loaded.
  • Adds some missing translations in localized versions.
  • Ciri can no longer unlock fast travel points.
  • Improves the behavior of sails when viewed from longer distances.
  • Improves performance in selected scenes and cutscenes.
  • Fixes an issue where clouds and fog could flicker on some hardware configurations.
  • Fixes an issue where Geralt could pass through walls in the fish market in Novigrad.
  • Removes repeated sound cues on entry into GUI panels a second time.
  • Adds a collision near Kaer Gelen that could cause the player to be blocked inside the building.
  • Improves the scale of selected elements of the GUI and HUD.
  • Introduces a number of bug fixes and user experience improvements in the GUI panels.
  • Introduces a number of small changes in the UI for gwent.
  • Improves the alignment of the HUD for the 21:9, 4:3 and 5:4 screen ratios.
  • Disables "Input device changed" messages and adds options to disable on-screen combat feedback and floating tags above NPCs.
  • Adds an information prompt and Journal entries related to new DLC packages.
  • Fixes an issue where some formulae were not displayed in the Alchemy panel when the player possessed level 1 of said formulae.
  • Introduces a number of fixes in key bindings.
  • Introduces new filters for the Alchemy and Crafting panels.
  • Fixes a number of minor issues where music tracks were not triggered in their designated locations.
  • Fixes an issue where some players could not interact with an object during the Pyres of Novigrad quest.
  • Fixes an issue where some players could not make Geralt run after the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Fixes an issue where players could not talk to Octo after the Lord of Undvik quest.
  • Reduces the number of Wild Hunt minions spawned during the Ciri's Story: Fleeing the Bog quest.
  • Fixes an issue where Keira could sometimes fall beneath the terrain during the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Fixes an issue where certain actions were blocked during the Blindingly Obvious quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not activate a portal during the Wandering in the Dark quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could get trapped in the ruins of Tuirseach Castle.
  • Geralt can now always play gwent with Madame Serenity.
  • Fixes an issue where Vernon Roche would not appear at the Hanged Man's Tree during the Eye for an Eye quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not talk or otherwise interact with certain NPCs.
  • Fixes an issue where the sirens in the Lord of Undvik quest could be invincible.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not perform certain actions after the Carnal Sins quest.
  • Fixes an issue where some players experienced an infinite loading screen during the King's Gambit quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could experience a progression break after choosing a certain dialogue option when talking to Dijkstra in the Count Reuven's * Treasure quest.
  • Fixes an issue where Simun did not spawn properly during the Unpaid Debt quest.
  • Fixes an issue in the Contract: The Oxenfurt Drunk quest where the katakan was not hostile after being lured.
  • Fixes an issue in the Contract: Shrieker quest where the shrieker was not hostile in certain situations.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not perform certain actions in the Master of the Arena quest.
  • Fixes an issue where wolves were not visible in the Contract: Mysterious Tracks quest.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not fast travel under certain rare circumstances.
  • Fixes an issue where the player could not interact with Hattori during the Swords and Dumplings quest.
  • The player can no longer take on the Apiarian Phantom contract multiple times.
  • Fixes an issue where some players could not progress during the Broken Flowers quest.
  • Fixes an issue whereby the "Novigrad, Closed City" entry might have remained in the Journal indefinitely.
  • Fixes an issue in the Return to Crookback Bog quest where monsters were spawned inside a building.
  • Players can no longer prematurely obtain a key from a halfling, thus blocking the Contract: The Apiarian Phantom quest.
  • Fixes an issue in the Greedy God quest where the player could kill a monster twice.
  • Adds fail-safes for players being unable to obtain gwent cards after Dijkstra or Lambert can no longer be found in the game.
  • Fixes an issue whereby Triss could get stuck on a set of stairs after a scene during the Now or Never quest.
  • Fixes an issue where Ermion could not leave Lugos' area during the Sunstone quest.

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The fact that there are a gazillion fixes shows CDPR rushed this game like a mofo.

 

Also, the inventory is still too small, hardly any difference imo.

So still no buy from me.

 

Thanks for the comparisons BP :)

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First you weren't going to buy it because of a "downgrade." Now it's because the text is small, even though it's better than before. You come up with the most amusing reasons.

 

 

The fixes show that CDP is committed to making the game as best as it can instead of leaving it in some half-assed state. Kind of hard to make a perfect open-world game, especially when it's so much bigger than the two previous games. People don't seem to have a problem buying and playing games from Bethesda, and the Elder Scrolls and Fallout games have bugs that still are not fixed. The only way to get the fix is to use an unofficial patch done by modders. Those modders fix what Bethesda has not or will not. Yet people still buy and support those games, despite the crashes and memory leaks and bugs and whole host of problems.

 

So sure, keep on believing CDP rushed a game that was delayed eight months. You've been against the game for a while now and nothing will change that.

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I wondered if that's what the Bovine Defense Force was about. :lol: Man alive.

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i never said i wouldn't buy the game because of the downgrade...

But whatever, believe what you want.

 

The game i still rushed, even with the delays, otherwise CDPR actually tested the game before shipping.

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The BDF is actually Chorts that come at you one at a time. Took awhile but I finally found a place with cows where the BDF would spawn (also took awhile to find cows). Ironically though, the Chorts drop loot when you kill them, so once you are at a high enough level, you can exploit the waves of Chorts for stuff.

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White Orchard has cows and apparently people were just killing them and exploiting the loot to get a bunch of money early on. Now, well, now you gotta be a high level to stand a chance, like Jim found out. :lol:

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Level 27 Chorts aren't that much a threat to a level 35 Geralt. Didn't realize it was only in White Orchard at first, so I tried it in Velen without success.

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Aha, yeah, not much of a threat at that level. For someone with a level 1 or 2 character, yeah, would be deadly.

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