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3 hours ago, winny257 said:

lol, do you actually know that CDPR paid compensation?
12. 21. 2019
the dispute was settled, amount of compensation is not known. :classic_wink:

https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/the-witcher-sapkowski-rechtsstreit-ende,3352632.html

 

3 hours ago, Hawk9969 said:

CDPR settled out of court not because they were in the wrong or were to lose it, but because a court battle with Sapkowski would bring them a huge amount of bad press.

Look at another example, Riot is paying 10 millions to wahmen only because of some "gender discrimination" crap, and they are doing this out of court to avoid the bad press; I am fairly sure they would win this case if they continued on court.

 

As for where they would be, well, the same place as they are now. The reason you don't know any games from them before the first The Witcher is because The Witcher was their first game. They were mainly a game publisher in Poland that risked entering the development market, and for that they needed a cheap license (ala Warhammer).

CDPR is better known today for their practices (No DRMs, not charging for DLCs, etc). They were the ones that made The Witcher famous outside of Poland, not the other way around. Cyberpunk has already been hyped like crazy for some years now and it isn't related to Sapkowski at all and will probably sell more than all The Witcher games combined.

 

I am not a fan of CDPR "games", with The Witcher 1 being the only game that I actually enjoyed playing (also never managed to finish The Witcher 3), but it's ridiculous to think that CDPR owns the drunken asshole anything. They paid Sapkowski for the setting and characters (and wanted to give him royalties from the very beginning), CDPR did all the game development and writing.

They settled because they could.. and to make their life and PR (Public Relations) solid.

 

It is well reported that they wanted to pay him royalties, etc etc. They wanted to make sure he was well compensated. If for anything, to be sure that he can't come back later and win a battle and get more and more from their company.  they made money hand over fist and had plenty to pay off this small settlement. It is a common business practice.

 

 

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4 hours ago, winny257 said:

lol, do you actually know that CDPR paid compensation?
12. 21. 2019
the dispute was settled, amount of compensation is not known. :classic_wink:

https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/the-witcher-sapkowski-rechtsstreit-ende,3352632.html

Winny. You're deliberately avoiding that none of your answer is true. None. CDPR offered Sapkowski royalties or a flat fee. He refused. In writing. As delivered by a lawyer. The end. He fucked himself. He hates video games. That's it, that's all.

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7 hours ago, winny257 said:

So it is not right, CDPR was 1994 founded in Warsaw, a small developer studio, certainly with several million cash money reserves *that was ironic*.
do you know a CDPR game that preceded The Witcher 1, October 26, 2007 appeared?
I not or at least nothing special, so CDPR wasn't exactly wealthy and the purchase of the book licenses was at the time point, reasonable!
what do you think, where would CDPR be today had they not the licenses received from Sabkovski?
they wouldn't be there today, disappeared in the sinking and an American would never have the opportunity, that game concept from CDPR to ruin!
because what is CDPR doing today, a crappy end time game from America, called Cyberpunk 2077! :classic_wink:

No they started off originally as importers not as a development studio they are one of the first companies to localize games in Poland. 

The Witcher was their first game they never made any before that.

If they hadn't gotten the licenses from Sabkovski they would still be importers and running GoG as they already had the money needed to start that up. 

Cyberpunk 2077 isn't even out yet so you have no idea what the game is like. Mike Pondsmith has say about what happens to the game and was the one who authorized all the changes to the game.

You don't know what you're talking about. You're acting like a spoiled brat because you didn't get official modding tools for the Witcher 3 and talking bullshit.

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7 hours ago, Alkpaz said:

Seems like people love the series: (vid released an hour ago)

I'm just super hyped about the extra exposure because it will help motivate CDPR to double down on a forth Witcher title. As long as the show doesn't completely fubar things, it can only help to build a much bigger fan base. The timing couldn't have been better coming off the close of the GOT series. 

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19 hours ago, winny257 said:

that is correct, but I found an article that made me shiver!
do you know what CDPR paid to the author for the book licenses?
8000 Euro, it's only right if Sapkowski sued CDPR for damages!
the article is from a renowned German computer games magazine.
I have translated a part with Google Translate, but I don't know if it's correct!

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The Witcher - license dispute: author Andrzej Sapkowski demands 14 million euros from CD Projekt
Andrzej Sapkowski, author of the Witcher novels, is dissatisfied with the license agreement between him and CD Projekt and demands an additional payment in the millions.

 

Discrepancy between license costs and profit
In a Facebook thread, the former managing director of CD Projekt, Sebastian Zielinski, once revealed the concrete amount that the author received for the license years ago. Sapkowski accounted for a total of 8,000 euros in two installments. With over 25 million units sold worldwide, this is of course a negligible contribution.

https://www.gamestar.de/artikel/the-witcher-lizenz-streit-autor-andrzej-sapkowski-fordert-14-millionen-euro-von-cd-projekt,3335405.html

 

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Popularity do not attest for quality.

Witcher 3 might be a good game, but its not better than a fully modded Skyrim.

One thing to notice is the rain, which goes through buildings, and the lack of dust effects. This could be fixed with mods, but Witcher never had proper modding tools.

Also, you can only play with Geralt, so its very limited in roleplaying possibilities.

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8 hours ago, Wolfstorm321 said:

Popularity do not attest for quality.

Witcher 3 might be a good game, but its not better than a fully modded Skyrim.

One thing to notice is the rain, which goes through buildings, and the lack of dust effects. This could be fixed with mods, but Witcher never had proper modding tools.

Also, you can only play with Geralt, so its very limited in roleplaying possibilities.

The Creation Kit (with BGS' best serving as a framework) is the best RPG of all time. I don't say that facetiously. It allows everyone to share assets, rule set rejiggering, character concepts/designs and campaigns over great distances and time in a way that no other RPG ever could.

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10 hours ago, Wolfstorm321 said:

you can only play with Geralt

I'm having a lot of fun with Geralt Doppler and Mute Geralt. I've already completed the game before and I just need to read pretty fast sometimes. But looking at a beautiful woman in all the scenes, fighting and exploring is a real shot in the arm for me. It just sucks that the North is a lost cause no matter what you do.

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17 hours ago, KoolHndLuke said:

I'm just super hyped about the extra exposure because it will help motivate CDPR to double down on a forth Witcher title. As long as the show doesn't completely fubar things, it can only help to build a much bigger fan base. The timing couldn't have been better coming off the close of the GOT series. 

Yes, they stated as much many  years ago when they finished working on the final udpates for Witcher 3...  They will use that same universe but have a different game in it. It would be interesting to see what they do. Perhaps some elves? Maybe what happens to Ceri since Geralt is suppose to be out of the picture. Maybe... even a brief Cameo of Geralt or one of the main characters.  I  even heard that perhaps they will go back in time to the time of Geralt's teacher (forget his name :( ) or follow Lambert or another's  life for a while with interesting stories.

 

If they created a civ type of game perhaps something along the lines where you re-kindel the witcher world. Or a conjunction of spheres where our world merges with that one and tech and magic is present...

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don't think it will get enough seasons to properly do it justice. the best way i can describe its biggest problem is that it was written by people that seem to know witcher lore well but suck at actually writing it. this is going to result in nerds rating it above average and normies rating it below average. two examples:

 

1) at no point are signs even remotely hinted at as a thing until geralt just randomly fucking aards some dudes in the cunt. most of us who know witcher were probably like "neat" while the normies are like "so hes a warrior that can do magic, thats a thing i guess."

 

2) multiple times we see geralt reach for his pendant, however on screen it does not glow, or make a sound, or anything to let the viewer know that something is up with it. we know what is up, but any normal person is probably did not even notice, thinking maybe its like when you go to comic con and see some shit and start running for it but have to hold your badge down so it doesn't fly up in your stupid face.

 

looping back to my original point, there are lots of tiny witcher things like that in the series that don't even have accidental passing explanations for, leaving huge gaps in understanding between how something happened, why something happened, or the reaction something got. few non-witchy friends i have that have watched it have said its things like "it was alright. some things just happened and sure but whatever"

 

p.s. i hate the actress for yennifer. she is bad at her job.

 

p.p.s. geralt has a baby face but he does the voice very well so i've gotten over his baby face.

 

p.p.p.s. they need to cut the fuck out with the contact lenses specially on ciri THE ACTRESSES EYES ARE ALREADY THAT FKN COLOUR the only actress who doesn't have retarded eyes is yennifer. the contacts "hurt her so much" she just refused to wear them and they c.g.'d them to be purple and what do you know she's the only one that doesn't have eyes that stick out of her gd head.

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When an existing IP with a following notable enough to warrant further offerings has so many established stories, characters and design, lore, etc., it seems pretty hard to do it badly.

 

It's when those responsible step away from what is accepted for 'reasons' that things begin to create controversy, and dissatisfaction. I understand changes for the sake of format, and even audience age requirements. I don't understand when they blindly veer away from what makes something popular to begin with.

 

Regardless of the path they choose, having an ending in the can will go a long way to keep things reasonably on coarse. One can hope The Witcher keeps what works, and works on what doesn't.

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My take on the different timelines in The Witcher series...it might be confusing for those who aren't familiar with the world and background of the Witcher's world, it really comes together around Episode 4.  Sure it jumps back and forth quite a bit but in the end, most people should get the whole picture by that point.  I might not like a couple of casting choices (Triss..cough..cough) but they got most of the other casting down pat especially Geralt and Yennefer.  I intially wasn't sold on Henry Cavill as I was set on Mads Mikkelson especially after Age of Uprising.....but damn, did Henry's performance convince me.  I've watched Cavill in quite a few movies and cable series to know he's a very good actor (his turn as Charles Brandon is VERY good in "The Tudors")  But I think the series will take off in Season 2 now that introductions and the backstory are out of the way in Season 1 or so I hope. I really want to see that.  But for gods' sake cut down on the "Hmmm"s...good lord..stop that. STOP THAT SHIT HENRY CAVILL!

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The witcher series is pretty good I enjoyed it and I hope we get a second season

 

Henry Cavill is perfect as Geralt 

 

Anya is perfect as Yennefer

 

for Triss not happy with who they cast as Triss

 

I liked who they chose as Ciri

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I personally having blast with it, so it did its job, entertaining me.

 

The highlights of the series easily Geralt and well Jaskier(Dandelion), was the most entertaining parts.

 

I expected worser, got a way better thing.

 

I not really read the books, played the games, they were fun, but thats it.

 

I ain't too big on it.

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I thought the show was pretty good, but I hated most of the music in it... The "Toss a Coin to your Witcher" song is terrible imo and I can't believe so many people do covers of it and stuff.

 

A lot of times the score just sounded tone deaf too, like it didn't at all fit the show. And the ending segment songs were usually so bad I'd just skip to the next episode. You could tell it tried to emulate GoT with the credit songs, but it was a poor man's imitation at best.

 

Anyway, if the show had better music all around it would drastically improve the quality.

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On 1/11/2020 at 4:46 PM, AthenaESIV said:

I thought the show was pretty good, but I hated most of the music in it... The "Toss a Coin to your Witcher" song is terrible imo and I can't believe so many people do covers of it and stuff.

 

A lot of times the score just sounded tone deaf too, like it didn't at all fit the show. And the ending segment songs were usually so bad I'd just skip to the next episode. You could tell it tried to emulate GoT with the credit songs, but it was a poor man's imitation at best.

 

Anyway, if the show had better music all around it would drastically improve the quality.

I agree.  I found the music in the show forgettable, at best.  Nothing from it compares to this...

 

But of course, a bigger budget can make all the difference.

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I watched the whole thing twice. Can't help but compare to the game on some level.

  • Game: everyone is gorgeous except Geralt. Show: everyone is ugly but Geralt. 🤣 🤣

OK OK, it's not quite like that. 🤣

 

My (mostly negative) impressions (beware ye who enter :face_dragon:)

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    • Triss casting: WHAT THE BLOODY HELL!!? (But at least she can act! 🥴)
    • Fringilla casting: WHAT THE #(*$&#*!!? And to make it worse the acting is horrible! 🤦‍♀️ (I blame the directors here. They could have re-shot those scenes and helped her out a bit.)
    • Geralt casting: surprisingly great. I went in expecting to hate him (wasn't a big fan of Geralt in the game either) and I ended up liking him.
    • Ciri casting: actually fantastic.
    • Yen casting: Meh. She's not very Yen like. But it's not so bad that it's overly distracting. Fortunately she just has two modes: stoic and angry. (That is pretty Yen like at least!)
    • Dandy-err Jaskier casting: PERFECT. (Annoying as hell in the game AND the show! Excellent work show! 🤣wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==)
    • All the Dryads: #(*&$#(*$&!!??!? Was there a cheap deal on Mad Max extras? 🤣
    • Anybody elven (so far): #($*&#($*&#!?
    • Otherwise the casting was decent to fantastic.

     

    • In the beginning the show jumps around in time a lot and that can be confusing. It was a lot clearer the second time through. (Silly as this could be fixed with a date stamp letting the viewer know what the hell is going on.)
    • Apparently gold dragons are actually giant yellow starved chickens. (Now we know why there are few left. 🤣wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw== )
    • Yen using a sword at all instead of magic: #(*$&#(*$&!? 🤦‍♀️
    • Yen and Geralt having a kiss mid-sword fight: 🤦‍♀️wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==🤦‍♀️wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==🤦‍♀️wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==🤦‍♀️wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw== (I want to know what genius wrote THAT into the episode!)
    • Most effects are fine. Meaning they weren't so bad I was taken out of the show. (Except for the :chicken:.)
    • Music is blase. Maybe for the best. Except for that Coin song. That is the stuff of nightmares. 🤣
    • The general tone isn't: let's join hands and sing! This is a VERY good thing! <-- This reaction is likely due to having watched a bunch of bad Disney stuff lately. AHEM. 🤦‍♀️

     

With that out of the way, I managed to get through the whole thing. Twice. (Meaning it's not terrible. 🤣) It kept me interested the whole time. Even on the chicken dragon episode I was interested (quite liked the gold chicken dragon actor in fact). Acting, with only a few exceptions, ranged from passable to great. (A huge feat these days!)

 

Overall reaction: Great! Provided: you can handle sometimes asinine casting, some cringe here and there, and the odd FX mega-fail.

 

What the show really did for me was just encourage another run through Witcher 3. Apparently I'm not alone there given the surge in players. 😀

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On 1/11/2020 at 4:46 PM, AthenaESIV said:

I thought the show was pretty good, but I hated most of the music in it... The "Toss a Coin to your Witcher" song is terrible imo and I can't believe so many people do covers of it and stuff.

 

A lot of times the score just sounded tone deaf too, like it didn't at all fit the show. And the ending segment songs were usually so bad I'd just skip to the next episode. You could tell it tried to emulate GoT with the credit songs, but it was a poor man's imitation at best.

 

Anyway, if the show had better music all around it would drastically improve the quality.

Out of all the music and other materials... that "Toss a Coin" song is the only one to take away from the song as acceptable/good.  :P  I agree that there are points in the song that seem to drop or is off. I don't play music or know enough to describe it..  The music in the game like the one that the Bard sings is in general higher quality than any on the Netflix series.

Being 'good" for the netflix show doesn't mean it is the best ever all song. ;)  You gotta work with what you got. Fans, of the show have only one song to choose from. In fact I believe it is the only one that I can even remember.  Also I like it becuase it is really like it was created by the want to be bard in the show... lol. The one that seems to mess up boiling water... lol

 

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