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Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-08-2003, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By StarVid
This isn't a "joe nobody" becoming a hero story,...

This isn't a "joe nobody" becoming a hero story, it's a "joe anybody" becoming a hero story. A significant part to a good story is the characters. IWD2 doesn't even include this aspect.

I never...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-08-2003, 01:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By StarVid
I agree, and wanted to make sure this was really...

I agree, and wanted to make sure this was really clear before he bought it. It is very likely that a gamer that prefers plot/story-driven games would find this to be a bad purchase.

I don't...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-07-2003, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By StarVid
I believe I did, look at my other posts. ...

I believe I did, look at my other posts. :rolleyes: But you want more detail? There will be spoilers, but I'll warn ahead of time.

You're not going to find anyone else tell you the game...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-07-2003, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By StarVid
I breezed through this game. Especially...

I breezed through this game. Especially considering I didn't have to worry about needing spells like breach, warding whip, or spellstrike (which was a total pain in the ass in BG2). Once in a while I...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-06-2003, 07:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By StarVid
How much is £20 anyway? For all I know, this game...

How much is £20 anyway? For all I know, this game could be USD$0.50, though I still wouldn't get it unless you like games that are just fighting long streams of monsters without much thought. There...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-06-2003, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By StarVid
The storyline is really weak. It's pretty much...

The storyline is really weak. It's pretty much dropped in your lap halfway through the game. There's pretty much nothing for the player to figure out. It's like Icewind Dale I, which was like Diablo,...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 05-04-2003, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 790
Posted By StarVid
I hope I'm not too late, but don't buy the game...

I hope I'm not too late, but don't buy the game unless you really liked Diablo. It's really the same thing, but with a party of 6. And there's no real surprises, you have almost the whole story...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-01-2003, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By StarVid
Granted, a F/C could make some good use out of...

Granted, a F/C could make some good use out of DUHM, Righteous Magic, and such, but a single dispel magic would really nerf him/her up. I suppose the same could be said for a F/M but to a lesser...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-29-2003, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By StarVid
I kind of have an anti-cleric thing happening....

I kind of have an anti-cleric thing happening. Here's why:

http://forums.interplay.com/viewtopic.php?t=20017

Nobody there has really been able to counter the argument presented, though if...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-29-2003, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By StarVid
Until I get to Spellhold, my base party will be...

Until I get to Spellhold, my base party will be Jah, Minsc, and Jan. After spellhold I'll pick up Imoen, and by ToB I'll have the ToB NPC (fighter). In the meantime, blank spots will be used for...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-17-2003, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,626
Posted By StarVid
What is the difference between the...

What is the difference between the fallen/non-fallen devas or dark/non-dark planetars?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-17-2003, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By StarVid
yes, you can kit over to a wild mage. I do it all...

yes, you can kit over to a wild mage. I do it all the time with characters I import from BG1.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-17-2003, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By StarVid
My favorite one was when I got a "roll twice...

My favorite one was when I got a "roll twice more" and I summoned squirrels and birds. It was totally useless, but still funny. I was thinking of editing that into a new spell, Summon Small Game but...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-13-2003, 11:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By StarVid
I can't be a paly or ranger. I can't play a...

I can't be a paly or ranger. I can't play a lawful class, and I can't play a good class. If I'm not playing either a TN or CN, then I'm not having fun. I'm not doing a K/M either. It's way too...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-13-2003, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By StarVid
Well, I've heard a lot about how fun Jan is in a...

Well, I've heard a lot about how fun Jan is in a recent thread. I'm thinking of scrapping my (millionth) wild mage and trying something different to use him in my party. I always go with Jah and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-12-2003, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By StarVid
Right, but considering it functions just like an...

Right, but considering it functions just like an invisibility spell, it technically should work, right? I'm just wondering if anyone has actually tested this. Considering how many 1st level spell...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-12-2003, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 669
Posted By StarVid
1. Wild Mage 2. Wild Mage 3. Wild Mage ...

1. Wild Mage
2. Wild Mage
3. Wild Mage

:D
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-12-2003, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,866
Posted By StarVid
You can backstab while sanctuaried, right?

You can backstab while sanctuaried, right?
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-17-2003, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By StarVid
How? Isn't the only other option to kill all the...

How? Isn't the only other option to kill all the Umberlee priests?
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-17-2003, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By StarVid
I use his beserker ability quite a bit, even with...

I use his beserker ability quite a bit, even with the party. If I have a large group of monsters to kill, I try to scurry Minsc to the other side of them and then turn it on. He attacks the closest...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-16-2003, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By StarVid
I think it's the same as normal beserker rage...

I think it's the same as normal beserker rage (like in BG2): Typical combat bonuses, mind-affecting spells immunity, and probably a minor AC penalty. Though I can't be sure.
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-16-2003, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By StarVid
What do you mean by implemented? If you mean,...

What do you mean by implemented? If you mean, "how do you use it?", it's under his special abilities.
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-16-2003, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By StarVid
Don't you need one of those tomes for a quest?

Don't you need one of those tomes for a quest?
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-16-2003, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By StarVid
There is another one in one of the outdoor area...

There is another one in one of the outdoor area in the SE portion of the map. It'll be an area with some cliffs and such, the ring (along with a star sapphire, and I think something else) will be in...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-16-2003, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By StarVid
2d6 is a pretty hefty hit, especially considering...

2d6 is a pretty hefty hit, especially considering there's only a 20% chance of getting the ability you want. Can you imagine that? You want to fly, but you keep getting knocked unconscious. It's...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-15-2003, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By StarVid
I'm going with the BG2 version. If you notice,...

I'm going with the BG2 version. If you notice, the 3E Ring of Gaxx doesn't give you -all- of those abilities, just one of them which changes every day. Murphy's Law. The day it's set to fly, you're...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-15-2003, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By StarVid
I'm assuming you're kidding, right? tongue.gif

I'm assuming you're kidding, right? tongue.gif
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-15-2003, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By StarVid
I'm not sure if this will work, but if you can...

I'm not sure if this will work, but if you can get him to any of the caves below the stronghold, and then boot him from the party, you can then rescue Dyn and go back and get Minsc. Hopefully he...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-15-2003, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By StarVid
Wizards can dual if they have the right stats....

Wizards can dual if they have the right stats. However, they can only dual to a class that other races can multi (i.e. thief, cleric, or fighter, but not a ranger, paladin, druid, or bard). Also, I...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-15-2003, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By StarVid
Well, if you want to really feel like you earn...

Well, if you want to really feel like you earn it, I should mention that being able to use any tome more than once is a bug. You're supposed to only be able to use each tome once in a character's...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-14-2003, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 260
Posted By StarVid
I want to make sure I understand this... If...

I want to make sure I understand this...

If you fight the cowled wizards, they don't respawn indefinitely? Instead they stop bothering you and you can cast magic whenever/wherever you want?

And...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-14-2003, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By StarVid
I can't do that. Reassigning weapon proficiencies...

I can't do that. Reassigning weapon proficiencies is one thing, but completely changing the character is farther than I'm willing to go. I don't even like the idea of changing the weapons...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-14-2003, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By StarVid
Thanks for the tips, Klutz. I wasn't planning to...

Thanks for the tips, Klutz. I wasn't planning to put points into the S&S skill, merely use that method where she has a shield and a 1h weapon. I'm a bit hesitant to get rid of the shield, partly...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-14-2003, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By StarVid
I'm pretty much tossed between Mazzy and Valygar....

I'm pretty much tossed between Mazzy and Valygar. If I can get her early enough, I'm thinking Mazzy is the better choice. She levels faster so I can put her weapons profs into something other/better...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-14-2003, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By StarVid
Yeah, what Thorfin said is correct. Otherwise I...

Yeah, what Thorfin said is correct. Otherwise I would take Kel.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-14-2003, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By StarVid
I should mention, I don't plan on using any mods....

I should mention, I don't plan on using any mods.

I know Valygar would own with the impaler, but you get it rather late in the game, and I think he'd be much better dual wielding katanas and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-14-2003, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By StarVid
My BG2 party is Me (wild mage), Jah, Minsc,...

My BG2 party is Me (wild mage), Jah, Minsc, Yoshi->Imoen, and Vic. For my last character, I'm thinking it would be smart to go with another tank. My options are Valygar, Mazzy, Korgan (though he'll...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-13-2003, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By StarVid
I got a 404 error on that. Does any other site...

I got a 404 error on that. Does any other site have it?
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-13-2003, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 432
Posted By StarVid
Insane, what should I wear to work tomorrow? ...

Insane, what should I wear to work tomorrow? tongue.gif
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-13-2003, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 828
Posted By StarVid
If you're talking about the cloakwood forest, why...

If you're talking about the cloakwood forest, why not invis a thief and send her in to detect/disable traps? I do that all the time, and even if she accidentally sets one off, it's no big deal as...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-13-2003, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By StarVid
Where can I get DSOTOSC and a list of the new...

Where can I get DSOTOSC and a list of the new items in it?
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-13-2003, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By StarVid
Are you sure? I'm pretty sure I've done this...

Are you sure? I'm pretty sure I've done this before...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-12-2003, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,957
Posted By StarVid
Not having a mage in BG1 isn't too big of a deal....

Not having a mage in BG1 isn't too big of a deal. Mages are the type to get powerful at higher levels, and at best, you'll get to level 9 in BG1 (and that's with the expansion pack installed).
...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-12-2003, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,284
Posted By StarVid
It's been forever since I played BG2 (so long...

It's been forever since I played BG2 (so long that I've pretty much forgotten most of the story), so I'm planning on taking another run through, starting with BG1. I figure I'll take Minsc, Dynaheir,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast 03-12-2003, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 432
Posted By StarVid
If you're planning to take this character to BG2,...

If you're planning to take this character to BG2, I recommend either a Paladin or a Mage (not specialist). The Paladin (if you can stand being LG, though I can't) can be kitted to an Undead Slayer in...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2003, 02:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,282
Posted By StarVid
Lay off him, stop being so mean! Jeez, it's just...

Lay off him, stop being so mean! Jeez, it's just a frikkin' joke! It's not like he attacked you personally, only that moron you have as a president.[/b]</font>[/QUOTE]I'm an American and I thought...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2003, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By StarVid
A wild mage with nothing but Reckless in your 1st...

A wild mage with nothing but Reckless in your 1st level slots.

By the way, Chaos Shield is for wussies. :D
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2003, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,282
Posted By StarVid
Str: 9 (I can bench 110-120, that's average) ...

Str: 9 (I can bench 110-120, that's average)
Dex: 13 (I'm not clumsy and I do martial arts, but I can't juggle worth crap)
Con: 16 (I don't have a huge amount of physical stamina, but I almost...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2003, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 111
Posted By StarVid
I'm planning on taking another run through the...

I'm planning on taking another run through the series. It's been a while so I don't remember the story too well, but I was thinking of putting in some of the mods to shake things up even more. I was...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2003, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By StarVid
I suppose that is true...unless they have it in a...

I suppose that is true...unless they have it in a contingency. I don't remember if you could set a contingency to do that though.

Like I said...good ol' days...only had dispel magic...good times,...
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