#1 Gameplay choices.
Gameplay Diaries; The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stones
After first loading the Expansion you need to make the decision of how you are going to play it. In terms of the choices you will make throughout the game these are not to demanding but still decisions have to be made.
You can carry on with your current game and get to the dlc as and when you hit the required level of 30, secondly you can carry on with your levelled up Geralt and jump straight into the action. Both of these are perfect for those players who have put the hours into the main game. The third option though may be an option that will give those slightly less than robust players a chance to experience Hearts of Stones. This option allows you to play the dlc as is with a level 30 Geralt. You have to allocate experience and the game reminds you of this fact but other than you are good to go.
This type of flexibility is great as it means no player should feel excluded form the experience. One quick word of warning if you are new to the game or are returning from a sojourn away from the game then make sure you know/remember the games mechanics such as crafting and Alchemy you will need them going forward.