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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By Armen
Re: Bridge district murders: missing courtesan

thanks (i don't have console)

for the record

[spoiler]



you can attack the skinner with only half the evidence and the quest resolves happily
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-07-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By Armen
Bridge district murders: missing courtesan

hi - the above NPC was (i think) scared off by a nighttime encounter and i can't find here anywhere (if she's anywhere to be found)

bit of a long-shot i know but if anybody has any ideas..?

ta
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-19-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,784
Posted By Armen
"Barbarian" Inquisitor

Im playing a fun character at the moment the idea was a sort of barbarian anti-magic user (anti-shaman?) sort of character. (I know this forum is largely dead but Ive been re-reading it recently...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-15-2011, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,794
Posted By Armen
Re: Solo Tale BG1 through to TOB

quiet in here, huh?

(i'm playing SoA again so popped by)
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-27-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Armen
Re: Happy Birthday, Shadows of Amn

belated happy birthday SoA

blow out the candles and (if your WISDOM is high enough) make a wish . . .
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-24-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,360
Posted By Armen
Re: Solo Assassin

sorry, i don't know about removing components mid-game - the tactics readme should have that sort of thing i'd have thought
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-14-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,360
Posted By Armen
Re: Solo Assassin

i'm tactically pretty rubbish (my arcane spell casting for example is childish) so tend to bash or hide or protect or reolad my way through

i find most of tactics is ok - just harder enough -...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,360
Posted By Armen
Re: Solo Assassin

stand up toe-to-toe fights for see-through-stealth creatures are a bit of a nightmare for low level thief solos

potion buffs and summons are a very good plan as is ilbathra short sword (for mirror...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-22-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,709
Posted By Armen
Re: Natural Regeneration in Tutu

it makes all the sense in the world to me

it reminded me of that old discussion that HP isn't just about the cumulative effect of wounds, but more a combination of that, tiredness in a battle,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-19-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,823
Posted By Armen
Re: Advice with my party

just want to say thanks for informing / inspiring about item randomiser

i uninstalled all my mods (tactics, ease, items . . ) and just added this one (and am playing on insane as you suggested to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-10-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,706
Posted By Armen
Re: Improved Faldorn = ueberdruidess

if you think that improved faldorn is ridiculous (even compared to the rest of the improved grove) you can delete her .CRE file from the override folder created by tactics

it can still be hard to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-27-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,823
Posted By Armen
Re: Advice with my party

thanks for the info

my usual (usually solo) 'shopping run' of the easily available good items (tuigan bow, ring of earth control, cloak of sewers, ilbathra, linvail's items, pickpocket ring of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-26-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,823
Posted By Armen
Re: Advice with my party

there's anomen/keldorn banter iirc as well as mazzy/valygar and you have jan - pretty good on that i'd say

for me aerie doesn't replace anyone - if you want her character or specifically a c/M (to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-21-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,349
Posted By Armen
Re: Replay Value

it's about the only game i have (mind you i am a grown up plus my PC is weak and slow and my monitor refresh rate is too slow for games that move . . .)

i very rarely finish a game though and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-08-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,537
Posted By Armen
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance -- 3rd Edition

really nice (of course :))

just as some very minor, like, feedback some of the paragraphs could have used some spaces between them for me - there are some big blocks of text there

of course...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

it's a great game, as we all probably think, but it's also one of the few that my rubbish PC and even worse monitor can cope with so it's pretty much the only game i ever play

in my last game i...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-31-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

i wondered about that but hadn't had anything like it before - i'll have a try to see if i can change back quicker but with the cutscenes and dialogs i'm not sure how

thanks a lot
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-29-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

having an issue i haven't had before

using slayer change to beat (improved?*) faldorn (multi-stronghold mod) works as normal

after the battle i'm still taking damage which i can keep on top of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-21-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

{hangs head}

new kensai(15)->thief has done all the quests before heading to the final chapter

and stopped

new MC cleric/ranger is on the way to nalia's keep . . .
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-14-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

last autosave was leaving the city on the way to discovering the problem - hard saves were earlier :(

thanks though
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-13-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

noooo

i cleared the western tunnels, tidied up the enemies outside the city, spoke to aldalon, entered the city, had the conversation to start the first main UD quest, left, dealt with the party...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-12-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

done the main gnome quest - Minsc is level 13 and i have my first level 6 cleric spell

on my first experimental trip to the western tunnels i tried to cheese the beholders there with Sanctuary and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-11-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

ok - it took a bunch of reolads and three resurections to even sneak round the outside of of the city of caverns taking out as few groups as possible

currently working out on the batting cages at...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-11-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

i am :)

sad news is that Imoen got irreversibly killed by one of the monster paintings traps - it was a surprise when it happened but then i thought 'you know what? i can live with that' so it's...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-10-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
Re: new game

going well so far - halfway through the asylum maze and am cleric(5) - i got up to 12 mage before i dualled (threw 100K XP away so i could dual at the right time too...)

i've been liking not...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,650
Posted By Armen
new game

probably of interest to nobody right but the forum looks lonely

after a bit of casual thought for a game that i won't abandon i've come up with the following:

BG1 NPCs only:
Minsc - will keep...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-23-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,229
Posted By Armen
Re: Volothamp's Comeuppance wants your input

looking forward to seeing the new site

Q1
1280x800

Q2
for me, out of the single classes i've played significantly (pretty much all magic users have been multis / duals i realise), a very...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-19-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,630
Posted By Armen
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-28-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,466
Posted By Armen
Re: Perfect MP 4 Person Party

hmm - off the top of my head:

i'd agree with inquisitor

i never play fighter/mages meself but i agree re the power - although should be a multiclass rather than dual i think and one of your...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-21-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,353
Posted By Armen
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-19-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,353
Posted By Armen
illusionist restrictions and UAI ?

so my question is:

when a gnome multiclass illusionist/thief gets UAI will he be able to:

a) use necromancy scrolls?

b) <i>scribe</i> necromancy scrolls into his spellbook (and then memorise...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-19-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By Armen
Re: new game - new party

been busy so haven't been doing much recently

one nice surprise was how easily a strong, well set up party like this can take down spirit trolls - really quite easily even at level 9 (i usually...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-08-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By Armen
Re: new game - new party

> Are you using the halfling fighter/thief as a scout?

not yet, but i will (stealth/sniper/backstab) - he hasn't got the stealth at the moment so he's crossbow archer and utility thief for now
...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-06-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,146
Posted By Armen
new game - new party

after getting bored with my solo anti-paladin carving her way through everyone and evrything i've started a new game

the basic idea is one that i've had for a while - playing-wise it's a vaguely...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-02-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,492
Posted By Armen
Re: Haer dalis or ToB NPC?

yeh, save all of watcher's keep - carry through and buy a load of scrolls and dual 'that person' to mage as soon as possible could be an option i reckon
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-08-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 22,110
Posted By Armen
Re: Best weapons for Jaheira?

the 'hacking' that Six refers to can be easily done with shadowkeeper - download it, don't be afraid ;)

and to answer the question:

either spell chucking and archery -> sling and shield plus...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-06-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Armen
Re: exploits you manage to resist (cheesey spoilers)

i guess i've never really got enough into the high level arcane magic explots as i'm more of a fighting, stealth and divine magic player (perhaps i should solo a sorcerer sometime)

for what it's...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-04-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Armen
Re: exploits you manage to resist (cheesey spoilers)

i assume you mean the first one

in the adventurer's mart you can buy a 'ring of air control' that casts 'improved invisibility' one per day - pretty good - you can also buy a 'gem bag'

the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-04-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,249
Posted By Armen
Re: Thief HLA

oh - sorry - what i actually do is shadowkeeper the boots in - i just pretend that's what i'm doing

but it's in the docks - 2nd 'teir' down in the middle - actually i might mean 'oghma' - the god...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-04-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,763
Posted By Armen
exploits you manage to resist (cheesey spoilers)

so what exploits have you managed to wean yourself off?

personally, i no longer do the game-breaking early-cheap-and-infinite-improved-invisibility-with-the-ring-of-air-control-and-a-gem-bag thing...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 02-04-2009, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,249
Posted By Armen
Re: Thief HLA

u could RP some serious magical research / divine intervention by donating a *lot* of money to a temple . . . *

and then changing your alignment in shadowkeper for a bit (which might work)

*...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 01-29-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By Armen
Re: Does he need a party??

without giving anything away, they struggle a bit at the start of SoA but get very strong very quickly solo

i've never tried but i think if you solo the BG1 bit of tutu there could be a fair bit...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 11-01-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,073
Posted By Armen
Re: Poison weapon

spells as such can't - you can't poision magic missiles for example

but items created by spells that are then thrown*are poisoned - poisoned energy blades are particularly amusing

* or used in...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-24-2008, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By Armen
Re: Fatigue and Constitution

fatigue is effected by constitution

i'm playing a 19con character at the moment and have been spending some time bouncing between 24 hour travel time venues to advance the calendar so i can see...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-22-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By Armen
Re: Jaheira and Party questions

it's a bit more complicated than that i think (changing class or kit with SK doesn't change any other attributes)

there used to be a really good post about how to do it but this was the best i can...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,860
Posted By Armen
Re: Presidential Elections - Have You Decided Yet?

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/wab/Satire/

{cough}
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By Armen
Re: To vote or not to vote

quite good - debatable and slightly 'wrong' i'd say but quite good

personally, the way the (parliamentary, 'first-past-the-post') elections work over here in the UK my vote means very little (i...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-13-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By Armen
Re: thief dual fighter musings

i've kinda forgotten to be honest as i got busy with work so stopped playing for a while and abandoned the game (but then i do that a lot anyway)

like i said above i dualled at level 24 to get UAI...
Forum: General Discussion 10-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,157
Posted By Armen
Re: RA Salvatore

:) i'll agree on re-reading but first time round, definitely not (imo of course) - it's even easier to ff the film through the whining hike to the volcano of course . . .

OP: salvatore is nothing...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-20-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Armen
Re: Jan "has nothing to say" to me...

just guessing, and i've probably got the CLUA code wrong, but have i read that your can CTRL-W <i>any</i> creature into your party - the Jan you've got recruited like that might work a bit oddly but...
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