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Funkodrom 10-01-2002 11:31:39

Good. :D

Funkodrom 10-01-2002 11:32:24

Good that there's nastier stuff AND that you aren't telling.

I am wondering whether I get to see this mysterious Master or not.

Beta1 10-01-2002 11:52:07

Oilypant?

Sounds like a beholder with a nast case of dysentry.

nasty.

Funkodrom 10-01-2002 11:55:30

And triffid arms that cause strange icons to appear on characters faces when it hits them. :D

King_Ghidra 10-01-2002 11:57:19

i'm just so proud that i started a thread that made two pages long!
Go me! :beer:
:bounce:

Funkodrom 10-01-2002 12:09:12

Well done. :D:beer:

Greg W 10-01-2002 21:25:41

Oilypant. LMAO. :lol:

Actually, I believe there are some places that you can't rest at any time (some dungeons IIRC), but they're pretty rare. I do remember healing potions now though, hey, it's been a long time. ;)

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My character actually started with 91Hp so he can take a lot more damage than the guys I started with, and he's got AC-1 at the moment. Bad guys seem to realise that and concentrate their attacks on the other party members.
One tactic that I worked out early on is that if you send your main tank (affectionate term for a fighter) out to the enemies, and tell the others to hang back, they concentrate on said main tank. So one tactic I discovered is give said tank all the best armour and weapons, and rush him into melee, and everyone else stand back and use missile weapons for at least a round so that everyone gets nice and bunched on that tank. Then send 'em in. Works wonders, but takes a bit of experimentation.

It is useful to at least become conversant with the spells. I think you get shown what spells your enemies are casting in the window IIRC? If so, just try and learn them as they're used against you, there's no need to study every danged spell in the book. This of course means that the first time something attacks you, you'll suffer a bit, but it can be a good way to learn them.

Shining1 11-01-2002 00:07:55

Many of the spell descriptions in the book are plain wrong, too:). So excessive study there may lead you to ignore spells than are actually quite good.

I can't actually remember anything nastier than the Oytugh in the first dungeon. There's a few situations that can go badly wrong if you let them, but otherwise it's fairly easy.

De'Arnise keep, now that one has a few very nasty surprises the first time around...

Sirius Black 11-01-2002 00:30:39

Oooh, that Keep was nasty, I tell you! Probably one of, if not the, hardest section of the game (well, if you go do it right away, at least).

Greg W 11-01-2002 01:17:48

One word: liches. :nervous:

DaShi 11-01-2002 05:54:38

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Originally posted by Greg W

One tactic that I worked out early on is that if you send your main tank (affectionate term for a fighter) out to the enemies, and tell the others to hang back, they concentrate on said main tank. So one tactic I discovered is give said tank all the best armour and weapons, and rush him into melee, and everyone else stand back and use missile weapons for at least a round so that everyone gets nice and bunched on that tank. Then send 'em in. Works wonders, but takes a bit of experimentation.

The best tank in the game is the Wizard's Eye. Invulnerable to nearly everything. Unfortunately, they changed this with Throne of Bhaal. :mad:

King_Ghidra 11-01-2002 08:58:00

oohhhh, i'm not sure if i can be bothered to finish my baldur's gate original game - i just want to start playing BGII. Bloody low level characters. :(
Also Baldur's Gate (the city itself) is too big - i keep getting lost...:cry:

Funkodrom 11-01-2002 09:34:06

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Originally posted by Shining1
Many of the spell descriptions in the book are plain wrong, too:). So excessive study there may lead you to ignore spells than are actually quite good.
ARGH!!!!!!

Funkodrom 11-01-2002 09:34:46

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Originally posted by King_Ghidra
oohhhh, i'm not sure if i can be bothered to finish my baldur's gate original game - i just want to start playing BGII. Bloody low level characters. :(
Also Baldur's Gate (the city itself) is too big - i keep getting lost...:cry:

It's great, I've never played with characters as high as you start out in BGII I don't think.

King_Ghidra 11-01-2002 09:47:07

Actually has anybody imported their character from BG into BGII? was it worth it?

Beta1 11-01-2002 10:35:50

Your getting lost in baldur's gate? You dont want to see the city in BG2 then!

havnt you got the map that comes with 1?

King_Ghidra 11-01-2002 10:45:33

i moved house and left it at my parent's :o :bash: :cry:

Funkodrom 11-01-2002 10:51:58

MAPS! MAPS! GET ALL YER MAPS HERE! BEST PRICES IN TOWN! GET YER MAPS!

http://www.planetbaldursgate.com/bg/info/maps/

King_Ghidra 11-01-2002 11:08:20

thanks - i'll set it to my wallpaper and memorise it :)

Funkodrom 11-01-2002 11:11:22

You haven't got a printer? ;)

King_Ghidra 21-01-2002 11:21:58

well i'm getting towards the end of the game now - back in candlekeep and about to have a bit of a rumble with the leaders of the iron throne.

Thing is, i don't have the tales of the sword coast expansion and i really want to get it so i can level my character up nice and high and import him into baldur's gate II with all his uber-stats and a higher xp than if i was just making a new character.

Only one problem: Can't find the tales of the sword coast expansion in any of the shops. I guess it's too old now. What should i do?

Funkodrom 21-01-2002 11:32:43

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...174289-2771823

You can get it with the original game in the link above, it's out of print I think.

Funkodrom 21-01-2002 11:33:05

Either that or try and find someone with a copy you can steal.

King_Ghidra 21-01-2002 12:23:00

well Imoen's pick pocket is 100% :)

Funkodrom 21-01-2002 12:25:09

You need to find someone with a copy in their pocket then. :D

Venom 21-01-2002 14:12:26

Sword Coast sucked. I played it for about 2 hours and then left it.

Meanwhile in BG 2 I keep getting my ass kicked by beholders....must find cloak of mirroring. Or find someone who can actually cast hold monster and have it work.

Sirius Black 21-01-2002 20:36:55

Oooh yeah! Those beholders are a total pain in the ass. The only way I found to beat them was the Cloak of Mirroring. Nothing else really works.

Venom 21-01-2002 21:09:21

Where did you get the cloak? I'm looking for it.

Fistandantilus 22-01-2002 00:28:11

You get it pretty late in the game, if you want a hint I can be more specific...

A couple of fireballs and the death cloud spell usually worked for me though. Just make sure to cast them from outside their sight range...

Venom 22-01-2002 01:22:45

Good call on the death cloud.

If it comes later in the game, I'll just run into it when I get it.

Sirius Black 22-01-2002 05:52:55

Yah, it is a little later. So, I avoided the Beholders until I could actually get the cloak.

Where are you in the game right now?

Shining1 22-01-2002 06:23:04

Cloak of Mirroring is not available until Act 4/5 (not useful until Act 5, certainly). So if you're doing the Act2 quests, you can't get it until lots later.

I never had much trouble with individual beholders - those packs of Grahams or Grants or whatever they are called are the real problem.

As for BG into BG2, don't worry about Tales of the Sword Coast. You get as much experience in the first dungeon in BG2 as you do in all of the main storyline of BG.

Venom 22-01-2002 13:08:01

I'm in Chapter 3 but I've wandered around a lot to kill things. I'm stocking up on greater restoration spells as I'm preparing to go into the graveyard and take out the Bodhi and the Vampires.

King_Ghidra 22-01-2002 13:58:02

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Originally posted by Shining1

As for BG into BG2, don't worry about Tales of the Sword Coast. You get as much experience in the first dungeon in BG2 as you do in all of the main storyline of BG.

woah! I'm excited...but a little scared :cry:

Funkodrom 22-01-2002 14:09:15

My character has 110,000 or something. Need 150,000 for the next level I think.

Venom 22-01-2002 14:59:58

Wussy.

MattHiggs 22-01-2002 15:32:00

I've been playing BG2 for the past 3 days. I'm now on the 4th chapter and I'm working for Bohdi. I just lost 2 of my NCP's in this spiders nest thing :cry:

But my Paladin is really good. 320,000+XP - Flail of Ages - Some Magic Longsword + 3 and Full Plaite +1.

Funkodrom 22-01-2002 15:35:05

Paladins are way too goody goody. Just want to punch them in the face.

Venom 22-01-2002 15:45:36

I've got to check the stats on my guy. I've got a ton of XP and some good equipment so my Fighter is the tank bastard that stands in the hallway and hacks away with a big sword and absorbing damage so my spell casters and weaker ranged pals don't get killed. He hits like a tank too. Depending on the character I'll hit for 15-20 points in a swing. Get critical hits up in the 40's at times.

MattHiggs 22-01-2002 15:47:16

Punch him in the face and you get a three headed flail up your rectum.

Funkodrom 22-01-2002 15:50:34

OK, just don't preach at me!

Venom 22-01-2002 15:52:29

I always laugh when Anomen gets killed.

Funkodrom 22-01-2002 15:53:45

I plan on killing Anomen myself when I meet him.

Venom 22-01-2002 15:57:39

Just recently 3 Vampires attacked me and he got vaporized. No one else got hit, but Anomen, he get nailed. Hilarious stuff. I resureccted him just so I could see him get killed again when I go after more vamps.

Funkodrom 22-01-2002 16:09:48

:lol:

MattHiggs 22-01-2002 16:13:09

How do you ressurect someone? Can a Paladin do it?

Venom 22-01-2002 16:15:45

Paladins can resurrect people. That's actually one of the reasons I keep Anomen around. He can resurrect someone in a pinch.

Venom 22-01-2002 16:16:31

Or you can go to a temple. Most temples can resurrect party members. As long as their greyed out picture remains on the side of the screen.

Funkodrom 22-01-2002 16:36:05

Can they? How annoying that they give the useful abilities to the most annoying characters. Still, execute Anomen and use the temples.

Venom 22-01-2002 16:38:19

I know. It's terrible. Every time he dies I yell "RESURRECT YOURSELF!" But then I realize that he actually is useful to take punches and maybe survive long enough to resurrect any dead party members.


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