Gwent's Economy Becomes Less Generous With New Patch

By Nicole René, 18 days ago
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game has come a long way since its humble beginning within The Witcher 3. Many things have changed along the way, including in-game currencies. Recently, due to concerns that the economy had become too generous to players, CD Projekt Red has released a new patch that attempts to restore the rarity of premium items, at the same time becoming less favorable to those who play.

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The most notable change is the crafting of premium cards. Originally, there were two ways in which you could create them, either by animating a normal card with meteorite powder, or crafting a premium with scraps. The latter idea has been revoked, and vanity effects can now only be gained with meteorite powder. Players cannot craft a premium card with scraps.

The process of milling has also developed with the patch. Any minor stats to a card’s values, strength, or abilities will affect whether or not that card receives the full value refund of milling. As for leaders, they can still be crafted with scraps but will result in half the value back when milled. Ultimately, these changes were determined by how premium cards were seen within Gwent, as the easier it is to obtain currency, the easier it is to craft them. Projekt Red defined this as the underlying issue of the current economy:

The result is an overabundance of premium cards, which diminishes the sense of accomplishment that comes from getting ahold of an animated version of your favourite card . . . We want premiums to feel special, as was originally intended, and not give anyone the opportunity to gain an unfair advantage in card collection and vanity progression.
The patch is now live, so be wary of how you construct and destroy your cards.

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Nicole René
Written by Nicole René
A small-time achievement hunter and a life-long fan of western RPGs. When not missing tedious achievements or being bad at multiplayer games, Nici spends her time writing walkthroughs and reading news here on TA.