Go do a different mission in the meantime, or play dice, or find a prostitute. There are plenty of other things you can do to pass the time in this game, other than just meditating.
im still playing in the beggining of the game, and im new to this game.
Imagine: its night, i have no potions left, and im on low health.. and those dogs appear, so i have to stay in one spot so i dont die(leaving the pc alone, meanwhile findiing real life prostitute or playing dice? :D )
P.S. i got in another trouble, i bought few books aboutingredients, and monsters and i have a ton of ingredients, but i cant make any potion.. Should i go buy empty bottles somewhere or what? (really embarrasing since the game didnt told me about it)
Oh, OK, you're in Act I. (We meant "find a hooker" or "play dice" in the game
.) The dogs come out only at night, so if you are in trouble, get to the Inn, or the Reverend's house, or Abigail's house, or a campfire, and meditate there until dawn. Especially handy campfires are the Royal Huntsman's camp west of the inn, an untended campfire just north of Odo's house, and an untended campfire north of Abigail's house.
To make potions, you need strong alcohol. Suitable kinds will include the words "potion base" or "high-quality potion base" in their descriptions. You can buy them (in Act I, from Vesna Hood when she's at work) or find them (in Act I, check containers in houses).