No need. I am not part-taking in their forced-alchemy “to make save potions” resource economy. I’ve decided to opt out of it completely. Sorry not sorry.
Sure, but rarely if ever does two completely separate quests from the same quest giver in the same conversation ever conflict! Which is exactly the case here.
You have to prioritize one over the other but it isn’t obvious because you don’t know what one of the quests entails until you’ve committed to it (The three witches ritual takes up hours in the evening), resulting in auto-failing the other one (meeting the priest at the tavern in the evening) because of time constraints.
Also basically doing both pretty much all but guarantees you’ll arrive too late in resolving the next story mission (which already happened for me: Reeky dies)
So right now I misled the bandits looking for Tim, talked to Tim at the farm to learn the location of the bandit camp. I have not moved on with the main quest yet and decided to do some side quests, to my peril. Suffice is to say it has been a long enough time now that if reporting in for the next story quest has any time sensitively I’ll get the worst of it.