One feature that didn't make it into the game was "Focus Mode," which would've allowed Geralt to view the insides of a monster and attack them with surgeon-like accuracy.
If you try to kill the cows to sell their leather then change the clock to one hour ahead for the cows to respawn many times, a monstrous cow will come and kill you in a couple of hits. If you kill it, another one will take its place.
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When the game released, players exploited White Orchard's respawning livestock to make tons of cash selling their drops. As a creative solution, CDPR patched in their "Bovine Defense Force Initiative": a LV27 chort that infiltrates town after slaying too many heifers. Killing the beast used to cause another to spawn, but this was patched out when players started farming the chort's drops instead.
PC Gamer used the prologue image of "Tub Geralt" so often, CDPR created a statue representing the bathing scene and sent it to them. It bore the tagline, "never take a bath without PC Gamer".
Geralt: Life treating you all right?
Thaler: Meh, bit like a potato beetle: I keep quiet, stay out of trouble, and live on f***in' potatoes.
Emhyr: Where is she?
Emhyr: Close, White Wolf, is what you are to decapitation.
Geralt: Make this boat yourself?
Lambert: Yeah. Something you don't like about it?
Geralt: Besides the water up to our ankles? Nothing.
Lambert: Quit whining... It'll make it across the lake.
Geralt: Provided we don't smash into something first. Barely see the tip of my nose. Fog's thick as curdled milk...
Lambert: Never took you for a poet.
Geralt: Oh, but I am one. Wanna hear a limerick?
Geralt: Lambert, Lambert -- what a prick.
Lambert: Not bad.
Sigi Reuven: Geralt, how can I put this delicately... Bollocks. If you thought I'd fall for that tale you just pulled out of your arse, you don't know me one bit.
Geralt: All right, I lied... But only partly.
Sigi Reuven: Heard of beasts that are half-lion, half-eagle, maidens who are half-fish... But you'll never convince me there's such a thing as a half-truth.
Geralt: You smell wonderful.
Yennefer: Geralt -- we're at a funeral.
Geralt: You smell wonderful at this funeral.
Geralt: Find something else to laugh at. I dunno, catch some frogs and shove straws up their asses...?
Stablemaster: Huh. That one of your witcher games?
Geralt: Witcher version's different. Don't make me show you.
[Geralt finds a sleepy vampire in a sarcophagus.]
Vampire: Just five more minutes... Is it 1358 yet?
Vampire: Then f*** off.
Graden: I thought your mutations cleansed you of humanity, stripped you of emotions...
Geralt: You don't need mutations to strip men of their humanity. I've seen plenty of examples.
Geralt: Tell me... You always been such a cynical bastard?
Lambert: No. I was adorable before Vesemir brought me to Kaer Morhen.
Geralt: Think it's that bad being a witcher?
Lambert: Guess I could've been someone worse... Just a shame I had no choice.
Geralt: It was our destiny...
Lambert: Destiny? Let me tell you about destiny. My dad was a drunk. He'd knock a few back, then beat me and Mom bloody. We prayed for his death, every night. One day our prayers were almost answered. Dad lost his way coming home from the tavern, walked smack into a nest of nekkers... But some witcher saved him. Know what he wanted in return? "Give me the first thing you see when you get home." My life... For the life of that prick? I say f*** that kinda destiny.
Geralt: Long ago, to isolate themselves from a world of beasts, humans began building cities. But since beasts prowl within stone walls as well as they do outside them, this did not allay human fears. The truth is walls guarantee no one's safety. The place where you lock yourself in and lock all else out -- that's not your home. Your home is sometimes a place you travel long and far to find.
Philippa Eilhart: Don't you think it's time you stopped interfering in Ciri's life?
Philippa Eilhart: But you do know we're not a pack of wolves you can just drive away from her with your sword.
Geralt: Sure you are, and yes, I can. If the need arises.
Geralt: Took me a long time to find you. Wasn't an easy road to travel. I'm angry and tired. Had to kill a lot of people along the way. Some of them tried to cheat me, some tried to lie. I didn't like it one bit. I feel like one more lie'd be the last bitter drop in a chalice full of sorrow. And then...then I'd do something I would later regret. Now you know why you can't lie to me?
Whoreson Junior: Yes...
Geralt: Dogs more dangerous than wolves? Don't think so.
Mislav: It's the truth. Know why?
Geralt: No, but I guess you're about to tell me.
Mislav: Wolves hunt to fill their bellies. Wild dogs kill for sport.
Geralt: Just like humans.
Mislav: Aye, they've learned much from us. Why not cruelty, too?
Geralt: Expected you earlier.
Keira Metz: I started off heading in the opposite direction, but then turned around.
Geralt: What made you change your mind?
Keira Metz: There are times when a woman should simply not explain her decision. That goes doubly for sorceresses.
Geralt: You play gwent, don't you?
Vimme: Oh, sure, 'cause I'm a dwarf, is that it? Do you also believe I know every other bleedin' dwarf in existence, and that at the end of each day I deepen the mineshaft in my cellar?
Geralt: So you play or not?
Vimme: ...Aye, I play.
Geralt: Just out of curiosity, why do they call you "Madman"?
Madman Lugos: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!! ...That's why.
[If you recruit Letho to fight at Kaer Morhen:]
Ves: What's this whoreson doing here?
Geralt: We need him.
Ves: You might've forgotten what he did. I haven't.
Geralt: I'll keep an eye on Letho.
Letho: And I'll behave, I promise.
Roche: Watch this murderer, and you won't be watching the enemy. Why is the kingslayer so important?
Letho: Eredin's a king, ain't he?
Roche: F*** you. Both.
Corinne Tilly: Know when a legend transforms into prophecy? When it gains believers.
"Lambert, Lambert, what a prick."
~Geralt, being poetic
Contributed By: kongen732.
Geralt: You wouldn't happen to have a bone to pick with Dandelion, would you?
Dijkstra: Course I do.
Geralt: You serious?
Dijkstra: Dead serious... Dandelion published a sonnet recently. Second stanza -- the s*** uses paired couplets instead of an inserted rhyme! Surely you understand how deeply offended the poetry lover in me was. The bastard shan't get away with it!
Geralt: I was being serious.
Dijkstra: As am I when I say I have no time to worry about your gigolo boyfriend.
Connection to Other Media
In Novigrad's "Fists of Fury" quest, Geralt can do bare-knuckle fights against area strongmen, including Georgius Georg and a Durden the Tailor. They reference fighters Gorgeous George and Tyler Durden, from the movies Snatch and Fight Club, respectively.
Mad Max: Fury Road reference
In the Hearts of Stone DLC the Fallen Knight enemies yell the lines "Witness me brothers!"
"I witness you brother!"
"I live, I die, I live again!"
Which are lines from the war boys in Mad Max: Fury Road
Contributed By: MagillaGuerilla.
During "The Sad Tale of the Grossbert Brothers" quest, Geralt encounters the famous bounty hunter Djange Frett. His name's an obvious reference on Jango Fett, Star Wars' renowned bounty hunter.
Abbe Faria, the only person to over escape Deireadh Prison in Oxenfurt, is based on a character of the same name from The Count of Monte Cristo.
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