Here's the problem with what you've said, mate. I'm not a casual Witcher fan. Witcher 3 is my number 2 favorite game of all time. And I own the first and second games too. And I distinctly remember that in the first game you could sleep with prostitutes and then collect a card with a nude image of them on the front. Hm! Hm! HMMMM! So it's funny you bring up women's underwear to point out what casuals would want when honestly it DOES sound EXACTLY like something you would have found in the original Witcher game. But the casual Witcher fans might not remember very much about the first game...
The irony here is that YOU SEEM TO BE TAKING WITCHER WAY TOO SERIOUSLY!!! It's not a historically accurate docudrama. It's a fantasy role playing series where you get to play as "The Most Interesting Witcher in the World". The first scene of Witcher 2 and 3 was Geralt and his current gf lounging in a bedroom. The first scene of the game is literally Geralt in a Bathtub. IT'S CANON. And maybe you don't realize it, but in one of the Soul Calibur games, Geralt made an appearence as an extra character. And during the ad campeign they showed a scene of Geralt in a Bathtub as part of their ad. So it's officially a meme. Not to mention a very important scene. It has nothing to do with a g-string. I have no idea why you'd even bring up something that isn't canon vs something that IS.
Ok, maybe you're partially right, but you must have heard of a little game called Fortnight or how about League of Legends. It turns out that little thingamabobs that do nothing for gameplay are actually quite helpful for capturing the imaginations of the playerbase as well as for further funding the development of the game in question.If you carefully read my post, you will see that I acknowledge the fact that you are no casual, given you have a few hundred hours under your belt.
However, my point is that the stuff you are asking for is likely the kind of stuff that casuals would be asking for. That is to say, cool little thingamabubs that do nothing for gameplay, but provide some sort of visual enjoyment - to the point where the self-absorbed creative team will protest that "this is against our vision". But if they didn't want these kind of requests, they should have been more careful how they design and market their game.
So, I'm a bit confused as to what exactly you are contradicting here...but anyways, pretty sure Yennefer's undies are canon.
Ok let me clarify something fam. "Casual" is not a diss, it simply means someone who is not as invested in Gwent as a core Gwent fan for instance. You could have read all the Witcher books, played all the games and expansions and still be a Gwent casual. It's all about putting in those hours.Ok, maybe you're partially right, but you must have heard of a little game called Fortnight or how about League of Legends. It turns out that little thingamabobs that do nothing for gameplay are actually quite helpful for capturing the imaginations of the playerbase as well as for further funding the development of the game in question.
Have you heard of a little game called Smash Bros? People love characters and the universes in which they exist to the point to where they enjoy seeing them being taken a little bit out of their usual context. This is a well established FACT. You can look at X-men vs Streetfighter or any crossover comic book to see this is the case. Even the fact that you have Iron Man standingn next to Spider-Man in the movies is further evidence of this REALITY that people love to take characters and their worlds a little out of context and yes I understand the whole Marvel universe thing I'm just saying you have a Marvel Universe to begin with in order to facilitate the possibility of crossovers in the first place.
So my main issue is the attitude that 'casuals' enjoy having fun with their beloved characters and games imagery. Because it has nothing to do with that. And it actually is important to confront that attitude of yours because in a smallish forum such as this everybody's attitude has a relatively large impact on the culture itself as well as on who chooses to stick around on the forum or not.
I mean I just think it would super Swaggy and thus make CDPR a bunch of $$ if Geralt was in the tub commanding his GWENT army by waving around his sword in a casual manner. Maybe the premium Geralt in a tub would even have your choice of Dryad, Yennefer, Triss, or lol Dandilion giving him a back rub at the same time. I mean its absurb, but it's canon. It's a meme. And fi you see that you would think. "That's pretty cool/ridiculous. What else do they have in the shop?"
Lol good luck with that yesIt's all so they can hurry up and make more content for this game.
Personally, I have nothing against your suggestions, so I don't know why you are reading my posts as if I'm arrogant towards your suggestions - I myself would gladly have Eithne in a bathtub, as un-canon as that might be (perhaps a forest brook would be better?)
Lol good luck with that yes
Geralt is a witcher and witchers do not lead, they are mercenaries for hire that solve problems. Yen and Triss are part of the Lodge of Sorcerers. None of the aforementioned characters are part of a faction. So, either Gwent needs to introduce a new faction or the game needs to implement neutral leaders that can lead any faction. Besides, even if they are important characters, that doesn't mean they should be put in charge. Not everyone is meant to lead.Why the heck isn't Geralt, Yennefer, Triss and others like them designated as the Leaders of Gwent? I just don't get it.
I think the only reason is that, given the "battlefield" theme the devs are obsessing about, the people responsible for characters and stuff don't think it would be in-character for - example - Geralt to lead an army.Why the heck isn't Geralt, Yennefer, Triss and others like them designated as the Leaders of Gwent? I just don't get it.
You'd be right if instead of Leaders they called them Rulers. But they didn't, they're simply Leaders. And if you can say that Geralt of Rivia isn't a leader even after the events of Wild Hunt, I don't know what to say to you. The entire game is about him leading a coalition to confront an other wordly invading army. You technically cannot do that without being a leader.Geralt is a witcher and witchers do not lead, they are mercenaries for hire that solve problems. Yen and Triss are part of the Lodge of Sorcerers. None of the aforementioned characters are part of a faction. So, either Gwent needs to introduce a new faction or the game needs to implement neutral leaders that can lead any faction. Besides, even if they are important characters, that doesn't mean they should be put in charge. Not everyone is meant to lead.
Fair point, but I was strictly speaking about the lore, which has been thrown out of the window already, kinda.technically Bowser is a leader while Mario is not, but do you think if Nintendo released a card game they'd put Bowser at the head of a faction but not Mario?