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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Sep 10th 2018 at 10:34:06 AM

Yennefer does a lot of really questionable stuff in the games that make a bad first impression: allying with Nilfgaard, defiling a corpse, fucking over the nice Vikings, and so on.

Stuff arguably the book Yennefer would never do.

Yennefer in the book has a simpler reason for being questionable as a partner in that she cheated on Geralt multiple times (and vice versa). She actually ran two committed relationships simultaneously at one point.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on Sep 10th 2018 at 10:34:42 AM

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Sep 27th 2018 at 9:42:34 PM

So news, they are releasing a single player RPG alongside the full release of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game called Thronebreaker The Witcher Tales

theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Sep 27th 2018 at 9:54:49 PM

That's an interesting mechanic; a card game that's also a point and click adventure.

Now that I think about it, I need to get back into Gwent.

Edited by theLibrarian on Sep 27th 2018 at 11:54:14 AM

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Nikkolas Politically Confused from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Politically Confused
Sep 27th 2018 at 10:57:13 PM

I don't mind assertive women. Yen is manipulative which is a very different thing. Her introduction is her fucking over everyone in a town and nearly getting Geralt killed (he's lucky he had that wish to kill the guard who was having liberties with Geralt who was in prison due o Yen's schemes)

It's like the guy who was in love with her warned G Teralt - Yen is a user, its' just part of who she is.

Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Oct 3rd 2018 at 6:38:36 AM

Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the Witcher, is suing CD Projekt Red for 16 Million in royalties., Citing he did not know the games would do as well as they did. Note that by his own accord, CD Projekt Red did offer him a Percentage, but he didn't think they'd make any money so he asked for cash up front.

I don't know about Polish contract law, but unless their laws are REALLY weird, I don't see Sapkowski getting anything but laughed out of court. Unless CD Projekt Red decides to placate him and just settle.

Breakdown of the Suit by a lawyer

Edited by Ghilz on Oct 3rd 2018 at 9:38:50 AM

Oct 3rd 2018 at 6:56:14 AM

Apparently it's part of Polish law, specifically designed to prevent authors / artists missing out should their sold works get big. Basically, if someone hasn't negotiated in good faith, or they undersold, this levels the playing field. In theory it's a good law.

But the issue here is that Sapowski seems to have not had any faith, rather than inexperience AND seems to have claimed to have signed all it over, despite renegotiation down the line.

The real weirdness is the lawyers making veiled comments about how CDPR should "consider honouring the spirit, or they would take the letter public." - whilst forgetting that as a company with Shareholders, CDPR is obliged to make this public ANYWAY.

M84 'Til all are one from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
'Til all are one
Oct 3rd 2018 at 6:57:29 AM

If they bought the rights at the price that was agreed upon and he signed them all over, he doesn't get to demand more money later. This case had better be laughed out of court.

The funny thing is, this shit has made it so that I will never buy any of the actual books because screw this guy. And I don't think I'm alone in thinking this.

Edited by M84 on Oct 3rd 2018 at 10:01:45 PM

Disgusted, but not surprised
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Oct 3rd 2018 at 7:29:06 AM

CDPR already went public with this anyway! They put out a press release on receiving the letter on their website.

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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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Dec 28th 2018 at 1:32:58 PM So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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Dec 28th 2018 at 3:23:41 PM

Honestly, I do think Sapkowski should get a bigger percentage.

I'm just not sure it's that much.

I hope it's also settled out of court.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Jan 1st 2019 at 6:35:57 AM

Question for those who had read Season of Storms.

Why did Sorel Degerlunds commit massacres? For Evulz, For Science! or has something to do with a medallion that killed Belohun?

Edited by hegelvonaxel on Jan 1st 2019 at 6:38:28 AM

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Jan 2nd 2019 at 6:37:46 AM

Kinda wondering if anybody here has played Thronebreakers? Like it sounds like rather extensive CRPG for Gwent spinoff game of a spinoff game ._.

Time to change the style, for now
theLibrarian That all you got? from his own little world
That all you got?
Jan 2nd 2019 at 6:52:48 AM

Itís on my wishlist, though Christmas shopping has demanded my muns for now.

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Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
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Jan 3rd 2019 at 5:41:48 AM

Finally just started playing Witcher 3, need to figure out what items I should vend and which to dismantle for parts.

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eagleoftheninth Harm to Ongoing Matter from a land of contrasts Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
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May 26th 2019 at 8:41:33 AM

I half expected that to be a Funko Pop.

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Rationalinsanity from Halifax, Canada Relationship Status: It's complicated
May 26th 2019 at 9:21:15 AM

[up]And now I'm almost disappointed that it isn't.[lol]

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tclittle Professional Forum Ninja from Somewhere Down in Texas
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May 27th 2019 at 2:43:33 PM

Rumor: Several Chinese listings have appeared for a port of 3 to the Nintendo Switch following another European listing from the end of last year

Edited by tclittle on May 27th 2019 at 4:44:29 AM

So I'll make a resolution, that I'll never make another one, just enjoy this ride on my trip around the sun, until its done.
InkDagger Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
May 27th 2019 at 7:34:05 PM

Just played through the Witcher 3 on PC. Finally have a system strong enough to really handle it. Kind of overkill but I got to really up the ini settings.

I really liked the game. REALLY liked it. I thought it had amazing world building, perfect cast of characters, and near perfect plots and quests. A few plot holes here and there but most are forgivable. Wish there were more enemy types and it sounds like they cut a TON of them. But understandable. I can also feel the cuts left from the Iorvath quest-arc; every quest touched by that absence felt off to me and now I see why.

I kind of feel like the game rushed in the last act a bit? Once Avellac'h became a major figure, I stopped being able to follow everything that was happening. He seems shady, so we go to his lab, and... some random eleven bitch we've never met nor see again insults Ciri and... what? Or how we meet one of Eredin's generals and he bitches that we're about to show him how his King died and he'll suddenly go to our side... only for EXACTLY that to happen? Or Eredin suggests that Avellac'h has betrayed us, we rush to the final tower area only... he hasn't betrayed us? And that was a dying ploy by Eredin for... what?

I just felt confused. The back half felt like stuff was cut out. Like, the writers have ideas here and clearly know the answers to these questions, but the answers were cut or rushed though?

On the DLC, I like it. I feel the story placement feels a bit off. The area level is 35-ish but it feels like the story would make more sense mid-campaign? Like before we find Ciri? Not sure. Anyway, Hearts of Stone is cool and interesting plot wise. Painted World was my favorite and I think the next quest is the finale.

Looking forward to playing Blood and Wine.

M84 'Til all are one from Our little blue planet Relationship Status: Chocolate!
'Til all are one
May 27th 2019 at 8:51:22 PM

Eredin clearly said that hoping Geralt and Avellac'h would kill each other. One last act of spite.

Edited by M84 on May 27th 2019 at 11:51:33 PM

Disgusted, but not surprised
slimcoder Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armage
May 27th 2019 at 8:57:02 PM

Is that Netlifx show still a thing?

CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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May 27th 2019 at 9:50:25 PM

I kind of feel like the game rushed in the last act a bit? Once Avellac'h became a major figure, I stopped being able to follow everything that was happening. He seems shady, so we go to his lab, and... some random eleven bitch we've never met nor see again insults Ciri and... what? Or how we meet one of Eredin's generals and he bitches that we're about to show him how his King died and he'll suddenly go to our side... only for EXACTLY that to happen? Or Eredin suggests that Avellac'h has betrayed us, we rush to the final tower area only... he hasn't betrayed us? And that was a dying ploy by Eredin for... what?

The short version is that Avellac is using Ciri and probably doesn't give two shits about her as a person. However, he is sincerely hoping she'll stop the White Frost and save both elves as well as the human race (okay, mostly the elves).

Part of the issue is that they more or less wrote Eredin as generically evil when he's a much more complicated....well, complete asshole, but still a much more complicated figure.

Edited by CharlesPhipps on May 27th 2019 at 9:51:26 AM

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.
Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from A Very Deep Hole Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
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May 27th 2019 at 9:50:49 PM

[up][up]That article speculates that it's just a CGI base (which speaks to a different kind of laziness) and I hope that's the case because god damn that looks like a D-tier cosplay.

Edited by Dirtyblue929 on May 27th 2019 at 9:51:03 AM

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CharlesPhipps Author from Ashland, Ky Relationship Status: Lovey-Dovey
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May 27th 2019 at 9:53:48 PM

I wonder how the death of Mya-Lecia Naylor affects the program.

Author of The Supervillainy Saga, Cthulhu Armageddon, The United States of Monsters, and Lucifer's Star.

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