Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gwent - Playable By All Now As It Enters Public Beta Phase [Notification]

Update: Added Bugs Personally Found - 20170525, Ongoing
Update: Added Example of Patch Notes - 20170526
Update: Embedded The Gwent Cinematic Trailer 'jussferfun' - 20170527

Just a quick notification that Gwent, the Free-To-Play online card game based on The Witcher series, is now playable by all, as it enters the Public Beta phase (Open Beta).

Stress-Test the servers!
Find bugs and improve the game!
Have fun!

https://www.playgwent.com/


From the GOG.com Store Page:

"GWENT: The Witcher Card Game is currently in public beta. The game requires an online connection to play and offers optional in-game purchases. Single player campaign will be added at a later date."

 Example of Changes, Patch Notes by CDprojektRED:


Example of the informative Patch Notes, Updated Regularly by CDprojektRED
(Click to see Full Size)


Here is the Gwent Cinematic Trailer by CDprojektRED:



A First Impressions post on it... Soon™



Possible Bugs I Personally Found/Experienced So Far:

- There is no explanation of the 'red eye icon with the silver arrows above and below it' on some cards (it was not mentioned in the Tutorial and does not have a pop-up information panel for it)
- Some cards do not have an image (Loading Screens, not sure if this is per-screen basis (card assigned to that screen) or the image just does not show/process at random times)
- PASSING once results in continuous PASSING forever (resulting in the loss of the round) [This is Intended perhaps, OnePassToPassThemAll]
- Sometimes, the AI will play a card that is supposed to DEPLOY other cards (as an ability of the card), but the 'other cards' will not show up. Then, later in the same game, it will play those 'other cards' as single cards. (Not sure if this is my misunderstanding of the mechanic, but I have seen the special DEPLOY cards work and DEPLOY the 'other cards' all at one time, which is how it appears that it is intended to work)
- Cannot seem to play Multiplayer with a Friend (Friends List in GOG Galaxy, the client GOG is attaching to the game), clicking on FRIEND MATCH just results in the game 'freezing' for a bit, unable to click on anything
- There seems to be a possible Exploit that is potentially occurring concerning Desynchronization issues (opponents will be losing and cause 'lag spikes' or other communication interference, resulting in the game seeing a difference of information on their Servers and ending the game as a defense mechanism, which causes you to end up "Defeated" automatically)

Bugs/Feedback submitted - enjoying the game otherwise [Single Player is fun, there's tons to learn and look at, the Art is awesome, the Music is awesome, so far this game is GREAT]!


[Note: Trying it out myself, it looks like it needs a GOG.com (formerly Good Old Games) Account to play... I already had an account with them, but wanted to add that I am not affiliated with GOG.com or CDprojektRED in any way and am not receiving any compensation of any kind to mention them here (look at the link above, it does not have any 'affiliate tags' or extra information in it). I am merely a Customer of GOG.com (sometimes they have good deals on their DRM-free catalog) and GOG.com merely seems to be affiliated with CDprojektRED and the release of Gwent.]

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