"The goal of this guide is not to be comprehensive, but to help players find some particularly interesting and useful things, even if they don’t feel like scouring every inch of the map. When you’ve finished reading it, there will be plenty left to find on your own.
The game proper begins with the little town of White Orchard, its bright bucolic fields, burned out homes and bloody battlefields. If you can believe it, it’s actually a pretty small area to explore when compared to Velen, the next place Geralt graces with his rugged presence. Nevertheless, there’s plenty to do here, and a few things you probably don’t want to miss."