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Is there any way to "farm" for orens in The Witcher 2?

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There are several ways to gain orens continually

  • Farming monsters
  • Playing dice poker
  • Fistfighting
  • Arm wrestling

There are certain monsters than respawn, so you can farm them for alchemy and crafting ingredients and sell them. The respawning ends in many cases once you complete the quest for eliminating those monsters.

The three minigames are also a possible source of money, there are usually opponents you can challenge an unlimited amount of times, each time earning money.

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Ugh. Dice Poker is frustrating to try to earn money with; what do you mean full house beats a straight? Gaaah! –  Raven Dreamer May 22 '11 at 15:38
    
@Raven I skipped dice poker pretty much completely, the fist fights though are easy enough. I didn't find any need to grind for money though, I had always enough for the stuff I needed. –  Mad Scientist May 22 '11 at 15:42
    
@Fabian - aye, me too; but I wanted to complete Poker Face, so I had to. –  Raven Dreamer May 22 '11 at 15:43
    
@Raven & @Fabian: I just save before playing poker and load when I loose :P –  benregn May 22 '11 at 16:11
    
@benregn I just find the dice poker game tedious, it is just not fun for me. BTW, you can't use @ to notify multiple users in comments, the second one is ignored. In this case I was notified because you commented on my answer. –  Mad Scientist May 22 '11 at 16:21

The fastest way to make money involves the old quarry outside Vergen and harpees. Run all the way to the bottom killing harpees on the way and collecting their body parts as you go. When you are at the bottom and all harpees are dead, walk up the little trail where the treasure chest is and wait a few hours. The harpees will have re-spawned when you leave the meditation screen. Do the same on the way up and out of the quarry. Go past the shack and wait again and they will re-spawn again. You can do this an unlimited number of times. If you start this with nothing in your inventory but your armor and swords you can gather enough harpee parts to earn yourself around 3,000 dollars when you get heavy enough to have to go sell them all. It doesn't take long to rack up more money than you will need for the rest of the game.

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I found the easiest way was definitely arm wrestling. Make sure you do the quest for arm wrestling, then when you get to the last opponent you can bet 100 orens on him and its super easy to win. Then just keep doing it over and over. 100 Orens every 10 seconds.

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what guy are you talking about? –  SnippetSpace Aug 19 '11 at 3:11
    
Unfortunately the last guy, in chapter 3 you can only arm wrestle once but, beware as the first time time you will lose unless either buy steroids from the vendor standing next to him or you lose once. Call him a cheater and you will fist fight then after beating him, arm wrestle again and bet the max 600 Orens as he will be very very easy. –  BrandonB Oct 15 '11 at 12:53

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