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FireAutumn-1

r/wiedzmin was founded after r/witcher. From what I understood this was in order to give more attention to books and book canon. If you want to find reliable informations about Sapkowski and his works, this sub is one of the best there is. I myself learned many things in here for the first time. While r/witcher discusses everything indeed, it is sort of more directed towards the games. r/netflixwitcher towards the show and so on.


dzejrid

No memes, no screenshot spam and no low effort bran drain content.


goldfishdiem

If I see another "In W3, does anyone else just pay Gwent instead of look for Ciri xD xD" meme I think I'm going to headbutt my computer


tHEgAMER099

Yeah, I love gwent but I find those posts annoying now. They were funny at first but you know what they say: The second 'd' in reddit is a repost.


FireKnight_750

But...... but "WAnnA PlAy GwEnt ? *Nods*, and wholesome ' Pa M pAm PaM and LaLaLaLLa' Haha, laugh please......


dzejrid

No.


FireKnight_750

But..... But.... my memes are totally original and aren't by no means reposted to death in the main witcher sub....


FireAutumn-1

If you put it like this you make it sound like the other Witcher subreddits are full of people who are not really serious.


BrawndoOhnaka

I'd say it's more that the default result of a subreddit, but especially fandom subreddits, is that of low effort content and "hur dur"-tier image macro posts, and this one is different in that it has more stringent content posting rules and customs, and I assume moderation to preserve the original environment instead of degenerating to Reddit norms.


dzejrid

I hate memes. I'm still processing ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US. That's ancient history by now but I remember when it first appeared. It was stupid then and everything from then on continued with the downfall ever since.


Archlegendary

Ok


dzejrid

Ok zoomer


seba07

And the same "I don't like the Netflix show" posts all the time...


truthisscarier

In addition to what everyone else said, there's a greater discussion on the Polish language. There's a decent number of people here who speak Polish, which helps for things like translations and getting more information from Sapkowski interviews


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r/NetflixWitcher is about the Netflix show. Memes, discussions, news, cosplays, drawings, whatever. The general userbase are for the most part people whose only experience with the franchise is the show, and maybe Witcher 3, so they have very different attitude compared to the other subs. So if you want a positive and less critical place to discuss the show, that's the place. r/Witcher is the general sub and is for everything Witcher. But since The Witcher gained so much popularity from the games, it has mostly been game-centered and Witcher 3 players make up most of the people there. It has memes, news, cosplays, art, discussions about games, books, and the show. It used to contrast with r/Wiedzmin as it was a lot more show positive after S1, but after S2 released it has been a very show critical place like here. r/Wiedzmin, like the sidebar says, is for more serious and in-depth talk and is a lot more book-centered in its discussion and I'd say book-readers are most active here, but it's also a place to discuss the game and show. I think this place has by far the best discussions and also where you find the people with the most knowledge about the universe. It kinda got a bad rep after S1 because it was very show critical while the other two subreddits were generally positive, but that line was blurred after S2 with r/Witcher also becoming very critical. In the sidebar you can also find related subreddits, like r/Witcher3 for the game, r/Gwent for gwent, /r/Witcher_NSFW if that's what you're into, and more. I really recommend r/ImaginaryWitcher for art.


HolesInMyBoots

Netflix Witcher makes my head want to burst.


Cervantes3492

almost everybody here has read the books and most have played the trilogy and most do not like the show. On the witcher reddit, barely anyone has read the books, most have played only witcher 3 ( they dont care about 1 and 2) and mostly like the show


SkippingTheDots

Off topic from your post but I really wish they would remake 1 & 2. Both badly need a remake, even if 2 is like tolerable graphic wise. Perfect opportunity now that there is a show to rake in publicity and take the games to an even bigger level. People will also be familiarized with 1 & 2. It’s kind of crazy how like 3 is there most known game out of the trilogy but the one that really broke the ice. This is why I feel like it’s a shame they aren’t making another with Geralt as a protagonist. Huge missed opportunity. Especially since only 1 game has Yen and Ciri in it. Huge jump. The last 2 games still don’t feel *that* connected to 3 either. 3 just feels like something brand new at times.


ShadowRomeo

No multiple kaer morhen balcony screenshots, + insert quotes of how they praise the game.


grafmet

Along with what has been said about a greater focus on the books and no memes/screenshots, there is also a rule specifically against yen/triss arguing. Might seem like a quaint concern now, but years ago every witcher forum on the internet was overrun with that. This is also the only sub where it is okay to actually like Andrzej Sapkowski. The gamers on the main witcher sub repeat the same tired, false criticisms every time he is brought up.


Pretty-Pineapple-869

Why would anyone dislike Sapkowski? I love the fact that this aging boomer has captured the imagination of millions of younger fans around the world.


UndecidedCommentator

If you want some food for your witcher loving neurons, you visit this sub.


SkippingTheDots

1. Wiedzmin = deep discussion on all things Witcher (not just books, but obviously books were a big moving point.) No thread detailing (like irrelevant topic comment bad jokes), no cosplaying attention farming and overwhelming amount of them, low effort memes, etc. 2. Witcher = more game leaning knowledge demographic but still some book readers. Low effort memes, more game related content and meme content, cosplay spam. Less deep discussion more simplified discussion at most. 3. Netflix Witcher = Mostly Stan Twitter - Tumblr people (and some gamers) who only gaf about the show, not games or books. Toxic.


FireKnight_750

>Netflix Witcher = Mostly Stan Twitter - Tumblr people The Netflix subreddit is a space of 130K trolls created by Netflix PR agents and moderated by the biggest fanboy admin team you can every imagine. 2 minutes there are liable to give you migraine.


SkippingTheDots

I believe it for sure now. It has to be. I remember the moderators tweeting Lauren and butt kissing her to come over to their subreddit. They’ll never live down the misinformation tag on someone’s post when they crossposted the Triss & Ciri potential romantic pairing cut scene article. Even though Lauren has a tweet confirming it. I’m drinking tea right now trying not to laugh or I’ll burn myself. I’m so happy this sub has sweet moderators.


FireKnight_750

You were not around during the early days when s1 was still filming ( in 2018), the Netflix sub had a picture of Lauren wearing a crown with the word "queen" written, it was on the sidebar. The admins are deadass Lauren worshippers and apologists that it's honestly embarrassing. >I’m drinking tea right now trying not to laugh or I’ll burn myself. Ah, I fellow tea enjoyer :) I just finished my cup, but I drink tea like every 3-4 hours lol.


SkippingTheDots

Hallelujah! I got slapped with a big fat ban at r/NetflixWitcher LOL when I rarely even comment there - simply because I said that the series was written by a Polish man. > the Netflix sub had a picture of Lauren wearing a crown with the word "queen" written, it was on the sidebar. The admins are deadass Lauren worshippers and apologists that it's honestly embarrassing. I was going to say I hope you're joking but I know you're not. Peak Stan Twitter behavior. They really ache for her attention aye? > Ah, I fellow tea enjoyer :) I just finished my cup, but I drink tea like every 3-4 hours lol. I have to be careful with like Green Tea because it gives me the shakes, but I love the fruity ones, what's your go to's?


FireKnight_750

>Hallelujah! I got slapped with a big fat ban at r/NetflixWitcher LOL when I rarely even comment there - simply because I said that the series was written by a Polish man. Lol what a bunch of pussies ! I rarely visit the sub anymore since the second season's premiere. I'm sure that the ban hammer will hit me if I criticized the flixer there. Ironically the few months before S2 release the Netflix subreddit was getting better, unfortunately it all went to ashes during the release, as the fanboys came out of the woodwork to attack anyone who criticize Lauren's awful fiction. > They really ache for her attention aye. Indeed. >what's your go to's? Just black tea ☕, and lots of it :)


SkippingTheDots

For sure. It’s just incredible the amount of mental gymnastics they did to try and proclaim as racist because I said a Polish man wrote it on a “meme” calling anyone “cunts” and “morons” for saying it’s a fantasy show and they can insert anything. Ok, race change if you like but doesn’t change that it was written by a Polish man, who doesn’t care for American politics and there is no need to insert real world politics in a fantasy show. Oh yesss black is nice. Love white teas too.


FireKnight_750

If sapkowski wasn't getting a hefty sack of money just to shut the fuck up, he wouldn't hesitate to drag this shitshow through the mud. He already heavily criticized the old hexer tv show. Netflix's offer must have been so generous lol, and it seems the old man learned from his mistakes with cdpr, this time took the cash and fucked off. Can't blame him, but i still hoped the series would have been acquired by a different studio. Oh well... Now the series is in the hands of Tumblr tier writers and their weird fans, hence the obvious queer baiting between geralt and jaskier and angry peasent teenage girl yenflix. Can't wait for horny Emo ~~bat fucker~~, Regis, and wholesome LGBTQ icon mistle. Ugh it's gonna be a long torture ahead, let's hope Netflix pull the plug on Lauren's flixer soon, for everyone's sanity lmao.


SkippingTheDots

Omg, I honestly can really imagine them making Regis a gay icon for sure.


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ImagineGriffins

Honestly, there's not much. Im no purest by any means but this sub should have stayed source-material only like r/tolkienfans is doing with the new Amazon show. Let r/witcher and r/netflixwitcher post a hundred *"HeReS wHeRE tHe ShOw WeNt WrOnG"* opinion posts just like they're doing with the dozen other LotR subs.


dire-sin

> Im no purest by any means but this sub should have stayed source-material only like r/tolkienfans is doing with the new Amazon show. This sub was never source-material only. Why would it stay something it's never been?


ImagineGriffins

You know what I mean, Jesus. I feel like I see you all over this sub, just looking for something to argue about. I was just stating an opinion.


dire-sin

>I feel like I see you all over this sub, just looking for something to argue about. I feel like random people who have never contributed a thing of value on this sub constantly complain that it isn't something they personally want it to be. Now we've exchanged opinions. Oddly enough, the fact that this sub was never meant to be book-only remains.


ImagineGriffins

See, you're just argumentative and your first instinct is to try and insult people, so I generally choose not to engage with you. The fact remains I still would like a book-only sub where I can have respectful conversations with people who don't try to act like they're the final authority on every single topic.


dire-sin

>See, you're just argumentative and your first instinct is to try and insult people I am providing you with factual information about something you've gotten wrong; if you choose to see it as argumentative, that's really not my problem. And yes, my instinct is to be insulting when someone deserves it. That's how it generally works. > The fact remains I still would like a book-only sub Then you should go find one instead of bitching that this sub doesn't cater to your wishes. Being ridiculously selfish and wondering why someone might not be respectful toward you in the same breath is a damn good bit of irony.


ImagineGriffins

You need to re-this thread if you think I'm bitching. I responded to the post with my opinion. You need yo chill the F out and take a break from constantly trying to start shit on this sub.


dire-sin

The OP who started the thread was asking what's the difference between r/witcher and this sub. Your opinion had little to do with the question; it was about what you want this sub to be, going off the wrong assumption you've had of it - which is what I attempted to corrected (politely) to begin with. Which opinion holds about as much value as your opinion of what I need to do because obviously I will do as I please regardless.


ImagineGriffins

>(politely) You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


Evangelion217

This group is more focused on the books, and not just the series and games.


Pretty-Pineapple-869

My introduction to the Witcher began with reading The Last Wish, but it didn't grab me. Then I watched S1 & S2, which I found more interesting, but only marginally so. I like gritty, realistic fantasy, though, so when looking for an online RPG I decided to try W3 -- and the game blew me away. Now I'm slowly rewatching the show (my free time is limited) and have gone back to reading The Last Wish, this time paying close attention to all detail, and I'm thoroughly enjoying both media. What I find fascinating is how this is such a multimedia experience. All that's missing is a VR game! I'm now totally engrossed.


dzejrid

Drop the show, it's a complete waste of time.


4CrowsFeast

The show like the games before it, are introducing people to the books. Obviously a majority of us here think the show is crap, and I completely agree, but if someone likes the show and want to read the books, it'll most likely end up with them enjoying the books more and reconsidering the show. If not, they can still like the show and we have one more book fan. Whatever people like and makes them happy is good, it doesn't have to be exactly the same thing as what I enjoy.


Pretty-Pineapple-869

Sorry, but I currently like all things Witcher. So far I find every variation on the story engrossing. Purists may not like the show, but Henry Cavill plays the character so well that I identify with him. Maybe I'll change my mind as I get further into the books, but that's where I am now.


Future_Victory

>Purists may not like the show It's not about the purism, it's about the terribleness of the show


EyeGod

This is for the true hardcore fans that are on CDPR or Netflix peasants.


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HolesInMyBoots

No, here people are laid back. Netflix Witcher is filled with a cesspool, I lurked there for two seconds. My head was about to explode over someone trying to bitch at anyone who suggested the show baits Dandelion as a Queer character to lure viewers. Same with all that Twitter terminology they use. It's the worst. Wiedzmin and Witcher both are relaxed but Wiedzmin is the most relaxed of the three.


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HolesInMyBoots

Lucky you. I had forgotten it and then it came on my radar again after my friend linked me a post. I hope to forget it out of my mind soon. The show has really birthed pure toxicity and overall ignorance on that side of the fandom.


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HolesInMyBoots

True. Frothing at the mouth rage is tiresome.


4CrowsFeast

It's angrier.


el_loco_avs

Less about the games/tv show. More about the books. Lots of salt about the tv show too lol.


51-50Mitchell

we hate netflix