Just because the new Witcher 3 boasts of a gameplay period that spans over 100 hours, it doesn't mean everyone has so much time to spend on the game.
Sure, the latest Witcher game does offer what it promises, but there have been times when some of us have wished for shorter mission lengths so as to get them out of the way as soon as possible. Moreover, each player will progress according to his capabilities, implying it will take time if you are looking to beat the game.
For starters, you could focus more on the main storyline and less on the side quests to get the job done. But then again, you will require to take up at least a few side missions so as to gain experience and items that you can make use of in the long run.
With everything in mind, if you are indeed looking to take care of the game is as much less time as possible, here are some tips that should see you through.
Taking Care of the Quest Level
- Taking up secondary quests in The Witcher 3 is almost imperative since they open you up to better equipment, XP and money.
- Remember to save your progress each time you are setting up for a new quest. That way, if you lose the first time around, you can still load the last saved file and carry on from the area where you fell.
- If you are contemplating taking up secondary quests, know that there's a recommended player level that's listed in the quest information.
- You need not take the quests that are more than five levels below your current level since these can considerably reduce the amount of XP you will earn for the quest – total waste of time.
- The same applies for all the monsters in the world, as well. If a monster is five levels above your current level, then you shall receive bonus experience upon defeating it.
- Likewise, if the monster is five levels below your current level, then expect the XP amount to considerably go down.
- Always keep a lookout for the level number above the head of an enemy or monster. That way you will know who to engage and who to skip.
Make Use of Kaer Morhen
- If you have spent enough time with the game, you will know the big battle that takes place halfway through.
- But there a number side quests that you could take up that will send help to Kaer Morhen that will make this battle a much easier prospect.
- For instance, there's a secondary quest called 'For the Advancement of Learning' that lets you send Keira Metz to Kaer Morhen.
- You can complete the main quest – Wandering in the Dark – to begin the secondary quest – Magic Lamp – that will eventually lead you up to the secondary quest mentioned above.
- This series of quests will give you more experience points than usual, while also saving your time in the process.
- Take up secondary quest 'Ghosts of the Past' will let you send your old friend Letho to Kaer Morhen to help out. But for that, you need to have Letho alive in your Witcher 2 save file.
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[Source: Prima Games]