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User Info: jcgonzmo

jcgonzmo
3 months ago#1
Before advancing the main quest an can they be missed if you do not do them?

I am not talking about side quests.

User Info: ShortReplies

ShortReplies
3 months ago#2
No.
Question marks are points of interest, "?" Those are place pointed in your map in order to help the player, if you want to explore things yourself without help you can turn them off but this way you spend more time on exploring instead of doing quests.
Points of interest are place that contain some of the following:
  • Place of Power: a place where you draw power of certain sign, buffing its intensity, which means making it stronger, in addition to that the first time you draw power you gain 1 skill point but its 1 time only.
  • Guarded Treasure: guarded treasures are like miniboss fight, its not like contracts which you give you a boss fight with its HP in big font in middle of screen, here you simply fight a strong monster (not monster than movies in packs like wolves,drawners,nekkers..etc) but a big stronger solo one, sometimes more than one, when you kill the monster you gain some loot, the loot are expensive weapons and material, plus money and diagrams as well, you can make money this way, or gain items or simply test your abilities against a stronger opponent in a 1v1.
  • Hidden Treasure: in this one you simply find a place either taken by hostile enemies or simply forgotten, you will find a piece of lore into it and read some little short story, mostly about the people that were invloved with a treasure, this letter will update on your journal with a mini quest about a hidden treasure and marking it as active will give you a point on the map to where that treasure may be, this helps you save up time instead of you searching for it in a vast open world.
  • Bandit Camp: This one is simple a bandit camp with bandits to kill and loot their boxes, simple stuff, good for trying your sword moves and finisher animations.
  • Abandoned Village: This one gives some xp, basically a place where people used to live until monster took it, when you kill them and take it back, the place will transform into a village and people will go back there, this may unlock minor quests, or some vendors (blacksmith/Tavern..etc)
  • Monster Nest: a place where monster can be found laying eggs, destroying this place gives xp, simple.
  • Person in Distress: You will find someone locked in and you can choose to help, will give you some benefit as a discount for example if they were a merchant.
Anyway there are way more and you will get them, so moving forward i would like to point this out:
Witcher 3 priories in my opinion:
Most important things are:
1) Main Quests: obviously you want to do those.
2) Secondary Quests: the quests most people praise, things like Bloody Baron ending quest, or things like Towerful of mice, romance quests with Triss/Yen, Novigard play quest, those kind of quests are related to the main quests, they influence the ending and the world around you, those quests also involve someone from the main cast, lets say your friend Dandelion, so you also get some characterization and character development, it fleshes out the character and present good stories in their own right, highly recommended.
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After those two comes this:
3) Side quests: Those kinda of quests Geralt will get during his journey, those quests usually dont involve someone from the main cast, nor do they influence the world and the endings you get, they are simply short stories told for second characters you meet during your journey, the depth in those are slightly below than the secondary quests, but they are still great, and also its recommended you do them.
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After this priority should go to:
4) Contracts: Monster contracts can feel similar, but some of them have good background stories to them, and some even offer choices, they also most of the time end up in a boss fight, and also they are good source of money and also they give you cool boss fights to do, some can be challenging on high difficulty. Good XP good Gold good fun imo, worth doing but not something you wanna prioritize, just when you feel like fighting a boss. No need to rush them as they can make you over-leveled.
5) Random Encounters: Those are marked with "!" usually very little quests, that once you pick them up you get updated journal, do them as they are small and can be fun sometimes. Some of them are good or a neat reference to something.
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6) Treasure Hunts: People who complain about loot in the game dont factor these in, those can offer good Witcher gear which will help you a lot, later in the game some Witcher gear quests will expand their depth on history of the school and its master, good side activity.
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7) Points of Interest: Now this comes the question marks "?" Those are extra of the extra, you do them when you want to open up places, fight monsters, explore the map (may open some village and thus open up a small side quest to do), loot items, make money, fight some enemies, So here lies the answer to your question.
No you dont need to do every one of them as that will take a lot of time and potentially risk breaking your pacing with the game and damaging your immersion overall, personally i used to do some of them, explore the another few points before leaving to next area, and leaving some so that i can have something to explore later on in the game.
They dont disappear so they are Not missable, dont worry, you can stay focuses on the priories above and leave this as a free roam when you want to try stuff and mess around.

Probably the best answer you'll get, so enjoy your time.

User Info: jcgonzmo

jcgonzmo
3 months ago#3
ShortReplies posted...
No.
Question marks are points of interest, "?" Those are place pointed in your map in order to help the player, if you want to explore things yourself without help you can turn them off but this way you spend more time on exploring instead of doing quests.
Points of interest are place that contain some of the following:
* Place of Power: a place where you draw power of certain sign, buffing its intensity, which means making it stronger, in addition to that the first time you draw power you gain 1 skill point but its 1 time only.
* Guarded Treasure: guarded treasures are like miniboss fight, its not like contracts which you give you a boss fight with its HP in big font in middle of screen, here you simply fight a strong monster (not monster than movies in packs like wolves,drawners,nekkers..etc) but a big stronger solo one, sometimes more than one, when you kill the monster you gain some loot, the loot are expensive weapons and material, plus money and diagrams as well, you can make money this way, or gain items or simply test your abilities against a stronger opponent in a 1v1.
* Hidden Treasure: in this one you simply find a place either taken by hostile enemies or simply forgotten, you will find a piece of lore into it and read some little short story, mostly about the people that were invloved with a treasure, this letter will update on your journal with a mini quest about a hidden treasure and marking it as active will give you a point on the map to where that treasure may be, this helps you save up time instead of you searching for it in a vast open world.
* Bandit Camp: This one is simple a bandit camp with bandits to kill and loot their boxes, simple stuff, good for trying your sword moves and finisher animations.
* Abandoned Village: This one gives some xp, basically a place where people used to live until monster took it, when you kill them and take it back, the place will transform into a village and people will go back there, this may unlock minor quests, or some vendors (blacksmith/Tavern..etc)
* Monster Nest: a place where monster can be found laying eggs, destroying this place gives xp, simple.
* Person in Distress: You will find someone locked in and you can choose to help, will give you some benefit as a discount for example if they were a merchant.
Anyway there are way more and you will get them, so moving forward i would like to point this out:
Witcher 3 priories in my opinion:
Most important things are:
1) Main Quests: obviously you want to do those.
2) Secondary Quests: the quests most people praise, things like Bloody Baron ending quest, or things like Towerful of mice, romance quests with Triss/Yen, Novigard play quest, those kind of quests are related to the main quests, they influence the ending and the world around you, those quests also involve someone from the main cast, lets say your friend Dandelion, so you also get some characterization and character development, it fleshes out the character and present good stories in their own right, highly recommended.
------------------------------------------------
After those two comes this:
3) Side quests: Those kinda of quests Geralt will get during his journey, those quests usually dont involve someone from the main cast, nor do they influence the world and the endings you get, they are simply short stories told for second characters you meet during your journey, the depth in those are slightly below than the secondary quests, but they are still great, and also its recommended you do them.
----------------------------------------------------
After this priority should go to:
4) Contracts: Monster contracts can feel similar, but some of them have good background stories to them, and some even offer choices, they also most of the time end up in a boss fight, and also they are good source of money and also they give you cool boss fights to do, some can be challenging on high difficulty. Good XP good Gold good fun imo, worth doing but not something you wanna prioritize, just when you feel like fighting a boss. No need to rush them as they can make you over-leveled.
5) Random Encounters: Those are marked with "!" usually very little quests, that once you pick them up you get updated journal, do them as they are small and can be fun sometimes. Some of them are good or a neat reference to something.
--------------------------------------------------
6) Treasure Hunts: People who complain about loot in the game dont factor these in, those can offer good Witcher gear which will help you a lot, later in the game some Witcher gear quests will expand their depth on history of the school and its master, good side activity.
--------------------------------------------------
7) Points of Interest: Now this comes the question marks "?" Those are extra of the extra, you do them when you want to open up places, fight monsters, explore the map (may open some village and thus open up a small side quest to do), loot items, make money, fight some enemies, So here lies the answer to your question.
No you dont need to do every one of them as that will take a lot of time and potentially risk breaking your pacing with the game and damaging your immersion overall, personally i used to do some of them, explore the another few points before leaving to next area, and leaving some so that i can have something to explore later on in the game.
They dont disappear so they are Not missable, dont worry, you can stay focuses on the priories above and leave this as a free roam when you want to try stuff and mess around.

Probably the best answer you'll get, so enjoy your time.

Thanks! That was pretty complete!

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