Got a bit more play time in yesterday. Still loving it, but it’s driving the completionist in me crazy. There are so many question marks on the map in Velen (dozens of them!), and I’ve still got a bunch of secondary quests and monster hunts in my queue. But, I’m through the Baron/family stuff and the story is urging me to move on to Novigrad. I’m like level 10 and my sense is that trying to “clear the map” in Velen is going to have me out-leveling the main story and other regions.
But, if I leave and come back I imagine I will have out-leveled most of the stuff here?
Is the idea that I’m not supposed to be chasing all of the question marks and sub-quests? In Skyrim, I’d just sorta’ happen across stuff. In Witcher, they are there on my map and I’ve got to go see what they are about, damnit.
Someone needs to make a truly open world RPG without a main quest story, where you can just wander about and do what strikes your fancy. A hex crawl, in tabletop RPG terms. Instead, it’s like “hold on, I’ll save the world next week. Right now, I’ve got to help this farmer find his errant pig.”
Anyway, any advice on how to proceed along the main storyline while managing sub-quests and exploring?
Secondly, can anyone give me some not-too-spoilery direction on witcher gear? I’m still wearing my starting tunic because all of the poofy bits of armor I’ve found look like hell (I don’t care if they better – I don’t want to wear the poofy shirt!). I’ve been finding these bits of witcher gear maps, but I think they are too be found in other regions. Should I be wearing some of that stuff by now? I assume it’s better/cooler than the random loot or other crafted bits?