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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-26-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,130
Posted By theGrimm
Actually, if you are roleplaying good, there are...

Actually, if you are roleplaying good, there are other quests you might miss out on. A good character might not do thieves guild quests, or assasinations without evidence, or help evil characters...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By theGrimm
Thanks, that's already helpful. What sort of...

Thanks, that's already helpful.

What sort of surfing do you do? And have you got experience gaming with wireless access? You mention the uncapped option but not whether it's wireless or not.
...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By theGrimm
Hi guys, I need some intelligent (or at...

Hi guys,

I need some intelligent (or at least educated)advice here. I'm looking into getting some decent internet access (I'm currently on dial up), and I'm having a hard time working out what...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-19-2006, 02:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By theGrimm
Ah. I went in there with a 4.5 million experience...

Ah. I went in there with a 4.5 million experience solo char. There were three enemies.

Last time I was there, I recall an annoying druid who cast an insect spell. I believe it was the bottom...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By theGrimm
When are those enemies decided? When you activate...

When are those enemies decided? When you activate the altar, when you enter watchers keep level 1, or when you enter the watchers keep map?

Any ideas on the experience levels required? Does it...
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,497
Posted By theGrimm
Hey, if it's funny, it can't be wrong can it? ...

Hey, if it's funny, it can't be wrong can it?

I'll be the first person to admit that my sense of humour is full of double standards. But I like to think I know better, and am very careful to limit...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-14-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By theGrimm
Reading through some old posts yesterday, I...

Reading through some old posts yesterday, I revisited the whole king of spells debate; Sorceror vs Cleric Mage.

I have no intention of reopening the debate here, but I was tempted by the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-20-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By theGrimm
Am I missing something here? Playing a bard...

Am I missing something here?

Playing a bard for the first time, I've picked up a certain harp that can cast confusion three times a day, (somewhere during my stronghold quest, I believe)

It...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-08-2006, 05:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,445
Posted By theGrimm
Speaking of trolls. I've been 5x backstabbing ...

Speaking of trolls. I've been 5x backstabbing trolls (Kai enabled) with the +3 sword of roses and have yet to see an invincible troll.

Backstab. Troll stands still for about a second. Falls....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-07-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,445
Posted By theGrimm
Hehehe, I think you're misunderstanding me (or...

Hehehe, I think you're misunderstanding me (or I'm not being clear).

If the weapon damage is 1d6 + 4, that's a damage variation of 1-6, or 7*(1-6) with backstab. i.e. 7-30.

Though I will agree...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-07-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,445
Posted By theGrimm
Of course. Didn't mean to imply that it did....

Of course. Didn't mean to imply that it did. Just that 7*(Min Damage) is annoying when it happens.

How about Assasin -> Fighter, though? Duel when you get the 7x backstab?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-07-2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,445
Posted By theGrimm
However, there is KAI backstab to keep in mind....

However, there is KAI backstab to keep in mind. Probably not with the amount of backstabbing you're doing, but it's always nice when zapping a mage you know is just brimming with spell protections...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-01-2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,613
Posted By theGrimm
Sadly, I missed out on the original Baldurs Gate:...

Sadly, I missed out on the original Baldurs Gate: I bought the last copy from a bargain bin, and CD two was damaged. I once managed to get some way into the game, but unable to play beyond arriving...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-31-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,031
Posted By theGrimm
I realise a lot about BG is the "alternate...

I realise a lot about BG is the "alternate reality" concept, where one could effectively play the same story a hundred different ways.

But what do you suppose might be "the" story. The story...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-25-2006, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By theGrimm
In other words, he saves just before he grabs the...

In other words, he saves just before he grabs the stone, and if he doesn't like the effect it gives, he reloads until he does.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-19-2006, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By theGrimm
I know, but it's the base spell effect I'm...

I know, but it's the base spell effect I'm looking for, though.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-19-2006, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By theGrimm
Okay, okay...how about if I skip question 2? ...

Okay, okay...how about if I skip question 2?

I've seen a few enchanted items which fortify a skill (e.g. fortify armorer 7 points). I can't find any fortify skill spells anywhere, though.

I...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-19-2006, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By theGrimm
Yep. You can't run away if you are weighed down....

Yep. You can't run away if you are weighed down. If you HP are low, running away is more important than usual.

My last character used primarily destruction on touch spells and heavy armour....
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-16-2006, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By theGrimm
Question(s) 1: Is it possible to find a "fortify...

Question(s) 1: Is it possible to find a "fortify skill" spell, and, if so, where?

Question 2: Oblivion now refuses to start, crashing halfway through the "Bethesda" splash screen. (It's a windows...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-16-2006, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By theGrimm
At mastery level I don't thing there is a...

At mastery level I don't thing there is a difference, except possibly the durability. At expert level, heavy armour will way the same as light armour, and light armour will weigh nothing. At master...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-29-2005, 01:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By theGrimm
When I started, I used to steal everything to...

When I started, I used to steal everything to sell for training. But I eventually realised that, if intend to powergame, there are far easier and faster ways to make money.

When I got around to...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-29-2005, 01:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By theGrimm
Stupid things. Okay, how's this. With my first...

Stupid things. Okay, how's this. With my first serious mage char, I made myself a nice collection of Destruction school spells. All really nifty and whatnot.

As I came upon a certain insane...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-18-2005, 04:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 981
Posted By theGrimm
It's pretty sad, isn't it? This amazing game with...

It's pretty sad, isn't it? This amazing game with cool powers, intense storyline, massive replayability, and you just sit and play house!

I'm so guilty, I spend hours arranging my treasure to look...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-17-2005, 11:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,363
Posted By theGrimm
Speaking of dungeons, it wuld be great if they...

Speaking of dungeons, it wuld be great if they where randomly generated, and bigger.

I mean, although the game is huge, the beginning does get a little old after the 15th time through Seyda Neen....
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-17-2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 981
Posted By theGrimm
Hmmmm, interesting characters I've played: -...

Hmmmm, interesting characters I've played:

- Polgara was a mage character obssessed with magical power and knowledge. She studied everything she could find, and kept anything worthy of study. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-10-2005, 01:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,479
Posted By theGrimm
Personally, if I'm powergaming as opposed to...

Personally, if I'm powergaming as opposed to roleplaying, I choose:

Redguard/Nord
The Lady

Favorite attributes: Endurance / Luck
Specializing in Magic

Primary
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Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 11-09-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,479
Posted By theGrimm
I've never quite gotten the negativity against...

I've never quite gotten the negativity against the atronach birth sign. You don't regenerate mana when you sleep, but a quick visit to a shrine and 35 gold sorts that right out. In action you'll need...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-29-2004, 03:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,401
Posted By theGrimm
Well, 24/28 is possible, but you'd be at a slight...

Well, 24/28 is possible, but you'd be at a slight disadvantage through all of SoA and some/lots of ToB. Seems a pity. And by the time you get that uber backstab, there are hardly any opponents to use...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-28-2004, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,611
Posted By theGrimm
You remember when you where young, and you...

You remember when you where young, and you couldn't help but get annoyed at your parents because the were so uncool? Because they couldn't operate a joystick and didn't understand what "cool" meant...
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2004, 08:12 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,276
Posted By theGrimm
I suspect a new band is all for filesharing when...

I suspect a new band is all for filesharing when they are looking for cheap marketing. But their opinion will change a few years down the line when they made nothing off their first official release...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 12-28-2004, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By theGrimm
Er, I don't have a thread to offer, but I soloed...

Er, I don't have a thread to offer, but I soloed a Cleric/Mage.

I also completed ToB on my very first attempt with this char, he's that powerful. Ok, I did reload, but not often, mostly due to...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12-23-2004, 11:25 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,598
Posted By theGrimm
theGrimm, taken from the phrase "the Grim...

theGrimm, taken from the phrase "the Grim Reaper". Inspired by Terry Pratchette's Reaper Man.

Most people get it wrong, though, and call me Grimm or The Grimm or the Grimm. Ah, well. Serves me...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2004, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,276
Posted By theGrimm
Ah, yes. The great debate. Obviously, if an...

Ah, yes. The great debate.

Obviously, if an artist gives permission for the downloading of his music (and the producer, too, who may legally have some ownership), then by all means download.
...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-22-2004, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,874
Posted By theGrimm
I Am A: Lawful Good Half-Elf Mage Lawful...

I Am A: Lawful Good Half-Elf Mage


Lawful Good characters are the epitome of all that is just and good. They believe in order and governments that work for the benefit of all, and generally do...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-22-2004, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By theGrimm
I fear that, if you did so, your other...

I fear that, if you did so, your other level-based bonuses would remain as if for your original level.

So you might still have the saving throws, weapon proficiencies, thaco, etc. as if you were...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-22-2004, 02:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By theGrimm
Not to mention that magic golems keep large...

Not to mention that magic golems keep large stashes of deadly weapons nearby...just on case they get attacked my OTHER magic golems.
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-22-2004, 02:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,599
Posted By theGrimm
Okay, fair enough. The person who rips off your...

Okay, fair enough. The person who rips off your testicles should cease to exist. But how exactly were you planning on carrying out your devious revenge, what with the loss of blood, the agonizing...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-22-2004, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By theGrimm
@Hank: Right, a one RL solo. Lets leave it at...

@Hank: Right, a one RL solo. Lets leave it at that, then :) Is there a hall of fame for 1RL solos?

@Neomi: To apply a kit is quite easy, but you can only apply one kit to a character. Also, if you...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-21-2004, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By theGrimm
1 - I admit, I used shadowkeeper. 2 - I'm...

1 - I admit, I used shadowkeeper.

2 - I'm not all THAT early in SOA. About a third of the way through. But since I am soloing, I get tons of experience. I am well over 10/10/10...somewhere in the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-21-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By theGrimm
@JrKASperov: I wouldn't call double timestop a...

@JrKASperov: I wouldn't call double timestop a problem, exactly :) But I think Rataxes did mention it.

@Armen: Yep...when I am high enough level I will use that.

Are you sure that is the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-21-2004, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By theGrimm
I've been soloing a Kensai/Mage/Thief (NRL)...

I've been soloing a Kensai/Mage/Thief (NRL) through SoA (No tactics... mean seriously).

I have a few comments (possible spoilers):

-I did, in fact, reload once, after Firkraag "Hold Person"-ed...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-21-2004, 02:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By theGrimm
As a matter on interest, I tried Mislead...

As a matter on interest, I tried Mislead yesterday, and it worked like a charm. Killed 15-20 Beholders and Gauth without taking a hit. Aerie, Edwin and co wouldn't be able to slice and dice like my...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-21-2004, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,716
Posted By theGrimm
Anyone have a good recomendation for a PC game?...

Anyone have a good recomendation for a PC game? I've been playing Baldur's Gate (ToB), Morrowind and Civ III, and am looking for another "thinking-man's-game."

Mostly I enjoy games which allow a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-21-2004, 02:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By theGrimm
@Hank: Unfortunately, yes, this is where broad...

@Hank: Unfortunately, yes, this is where broad generalizations fall down. I doubt any of us fall wholly into one category. Some of us are just more distinctive in one category or another.
I would...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-20-2004, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By theGrimm
Indeed I was, to some extent, referring to you,...

Indeed I was, to some extent, referring to you, Hank smile.gif

In a sense one might say your are superimposing you're own reality over an already fictional one created by BI. That is, by...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-20-2004, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By theGrimm
I am inspired to this post by a parallel one, but...

I am inspired to this post by a parallel one, but decided to create a new one so as to avoid putting THAT one off track.

Possibly because this is a game, we seem most concerned with how an item...
Forum: General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 09-17-2004, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,088
Posted By theGrimm
"Out of touch with you", or "You are aout of...

"Out of touch with you", or "You are aout of touch"...either will do!


Here are some more
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BATS

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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-17-2004, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,546
Posted By theGrimm
Of course, 'cos there isn't really anyone with a...

Of course, 'cos there isn't really anyone with a wisdom score above 10.5:)

[ 09-17-2004, 10:17 AM: Message edited by: theGrimm ]
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-17-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,333
Posted By theGrimm
Could it be done with sorceror, do you think:)

Could it be done with sorceror, do you think:)
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-17-2004, 10:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,546
Posted By theGrimm
Well, of course, if you ask anyone to list their...

Well, of course, if you ask anyone to list their OWN stats, they're obviously going to give themselves at least one more point than they deserve in every stat.
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