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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-05-2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,295
Posted By Alson
Mad Ouch.

Ouch.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-01-2004, 04:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,295
Posted By Alson
Answers sent. Check out the groovy...

Answers sent.

Check out the groovy attachment, I sent you what's left of my pride.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2004, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Alson
Souvenirs. And sadly, no, I'm not kidding.

Souvenirs. And sadly, no, I'm not kidding.
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2004, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 465
Posted By Alson
Minus one for credibility, promethius. That's a...

Minus one for credibility, promethius. That's a false claim that has nothing to do with reality. Believe me. ;)
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 1,403
Posted By Alson
Interesting thread. I would like chime in and...

Interesting thread. I would like chime in and provide the interested reader with the perspective of an "insider", so to say.

First, for objectivity's sake, a few disclaimers; First, I am not a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-23-2004, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By Alson
Prohibiting the annexation of territory by force...

Prohibiting the annexation of territory by force is an excellent idea. Surely it'll help to make the world a safer place, especially for communities without the resources to defend themselves....
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2004, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 251
Posted By Alson
Heh--no need to thank me, Memnoch & Timber--the...

Heh--no need to thank me, Memnoch & Timber--the fact that I happen to live in the area in question does not give my opinion any special 'validity' or 'power' over your own. If anything, my...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2004, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 251
Posted By Alson
Well, I can't speak in Black Baron's name... but...

Well, I can't speak in Black Baron's name... but I'm a "frontliner", too. smile.gif It seems that (most) of the people here are rational people that try to look at the big picture before taking...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 12-19-2003, 01:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 899
Posted By Alson
Strange - in order to get into Arroyo, clicking...

Strange - in order to get into Arroyo, clicking the triangle doesn't work - I had to press the red button (not the auto-pilot one, the "Town|World" one in the down right corner of the screen)......
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 12-19-2003, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 899
Posted By Alson
Arrow Indeed I have, and its name is Fallout 2! ...

Indeed I have, and its name is Fallout 2! smile.gif I'm slowly getting used to the different combat system... and the fact that I'm level 1 all of a sudden. From the looks of it, this game has more...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 12-09-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 899
Posted By Alson
Well, I finally decided to take THE step. I'm...

Well, I finally decided to take THE step. I'm joining a B.A. group. No, not Bachelor of Arts--BG2ers Anonymous... :rolleyes: Yes, after more than two and a half years, I've uninstalled BG2 (not...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-25-2003, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By Alson
Thanks, Leslie. smile.gif If you're constantly...

Thanks, Leslie. smile.gif If you're constantly on the watch, you'll see me lurking around about an hour a day... I just have less time to post, and I rather not post at all than post some half...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-25-2003, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By Alson
Save vs. Death at +-4 if I'm not mistaken.

Save vs. Death at +-4 if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-18-2003, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Alson
Try this. Go to "Start" -> "Run" and enter...

Try this. Go to "Start" -> "Run" and enter "dxdiag". Under the "Display" tab, <u>disable</u> DirectDraw acceleration. After a few years of playing BG2, I *still* can't understand what they were...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-18-2003, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By Alson
Malakar +2.

Malakar +2.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-16-2003, 10:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,454
Posted By Alson
Definately.</font>[/QUOTE]It might be worth...

Definately.</font>[/QUOTE]It might be worth checking if the Impaler is actually more damaging than Belm (yes, Belm) in the hands of a level 19 Kensai (SoA Cap) with high STR (say, 23? 24?) and no...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-15-2003, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,454
Posted By Alson
Alson's speculation of the day: Impaler+3 removes...

Alson's speculation of the day: Impaler+3 removes 2 layers of Stoneskin per hit.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 10-09-2003, 08:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 732
Posted By Alson
Can't say no to that! smile.gif </font>...

Can't say no to that! smile.gif

</font> Emoticon: Happiness (Conjuration). A 1-ton happy smiley lands on the target for massive damage.</font> Minor Globe of Irritability (Abjuration). Annoys...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 09-05-2003, 07:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 678
Posted By Alson
Actually, SixOfSpades, to follow your vein of...

Actually, SixOfSpades, to follow your vein of being a smartass, there are at least 4 more creatures (all of which are of the same type) that will *never* find themselves on the receiving end of the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-19-2003, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By Alson
The Deathbringer Assault has 3% to take place....

The Deathbringer Assault has 3% to take place. Also, note that it deals 200 piercing damage, and hence won't deal 200 damage to any enemy with piercing resistance.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2003, 01:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,013
Posted By Alson
As flawed as my logic can oft be, I think this...

As flawed as my logic can oft be, I think this one is rather self evident as it is. tongue.gif

Actually, a different modder already accomplished something very similar.

Exactly....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2003, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Alson
Heh. Sorry, doesn't work like that. ;) Unlike...

Heh. Sorry, doesn't work like that. ;) Unlike Slings and Crossbows, a +X Bow usually doesn't grant +X damage, and a +X Arrow doesn't add +X damage. This holds true for both thre +2 Bow and +2...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-15-2003, 12:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,013
Posted By Alson
Spoilerfree Answer: Yes, in a way. ...

Spoilerfree Answer: Yes, in a way.

Enlighten me - what Spell Trigger/Project Image cheese? Presumably you meant Chain Contingency instead of Spell Trigger.

As for the "Imprisonment & The...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-14-2003, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Alson
I'm with pcgiant, here (in hopes it'll pay in the...

I'm with pcgiant, here (in hopes it'll pay in the next quiz tongue.gif ): Go with the Totemic. This was the short reply. Read ahead if you're interested in some more rubbish-talk. smile.gif
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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-12-2003, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Alson
Where did you place the custom item of yours? To...

Where did you place the custom item of yours? To be precise - did you make sure you placed it in an "inventory" space?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-12-2003, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By Alson
As such an avid Shadowkeepster you should be...

As such an avid Shadowkeepster you should be ashamed for having any version that is not V2.1.4 - as it's here for quite some time, now - since August 13, 2001, as a matter of fact. tongue.gif
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-12-2003, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,697
Posted By Alson
Yes, Shadowkeeper 2.1.4 is fully compatible with...

Yes, Shadowkeeper 2.1.4 is fully compatible with ToB.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-10-2003, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,956
Posted By Alson
To cut short, here's a list of every item in SoA...

To cut short, here's a list of every item in SoA that grants some sort of physical resistance:
</font> Defender of Easthaven: 20% Crushing, Piercing & Slashing resistance.</font> JansenWear: 25%...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-10-2003, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 649
Posted By Alson
Taking the risk of missing the original poster's...

Taking the risk of missing the original poster's intention, I'll follow Klutz's lead and insert some more flesh into my answer, as I would otherwise be too torn between the various contenders. ...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-10-2003, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Alson
I experienced a similar bug. I had a Spell...

I experienced a similar bug. I had a Spell Sequencer ready, and I was about to cast it on the enemy. Just when I targetted the poor fellow, the little bugger went invisible! Usually, when it happens...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-10-2003, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Alson
Hey, now! tongue.gif Someone's too lazy to...

Hey, now! tongue.gif Someone's too lazy to read through? ;)

Actually, after much, MUCH debate, it was decided by Dundee and I that in the hands of [strong/hasted] characters, the Equalizer...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-10-2003, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Alson
Why bother? Throw in another Web, instead: The...

Why bother? Throw in another Web, instead: The chance of enemies being Webbed by x2 Web is bigger than them being Webbed by Greater Malison + Web. Plus, level 2 spells are considerably cheaper than...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-08-2003, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 411
Posted By Alson
SixOfSpades pretty much summed it all... but here...

SixOfSpades pretty much summed it all... but here are a few interesting tidbits:

As far as Disarm Traps & Open Locks go, don't bother with more than 99 points in both. From the game engine's PoV,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-08-2003, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Alson
Anytime. smile.gif

Anytime. smile.gif
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-08-2003, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 591
Posted By Alson
Raelis Shai?! Dude, she has a tail, for crying...

Raelis Shai?! Dude, she has a tail, for crying out loud! Oh, the clumsiness...

...and I'm dying to know where that "experienced" remark came from. tongue.gif

I must agree with you about the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-08-2003, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Alson
Compulsive as one can be, most definitely! ...

Compulsive as one can be, most definitely!

I don't believe Special Abilities stay after Polymorphing, but who knows? BG2 surprised me all-too-many times! I might just try that.

As an aside......
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-08-2003, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Alson
Instead of bothering you with my Ilyich-tackling...

Instead of bothering you with my Ilyich-tackling tactics (which are quite different from Rataxes'), I'll link you to the original thread. If Rataxes' tactic isn't working out for you - let me know. ...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-06-2003, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Alson
Insane. For no particular reason - I just moved...

Insane. For no particular reason - I just moved to Insane eons before Tactics (or, to be precise, the Solaufein mod) was published, and never felt like lowering it since then.

Good to see you...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-06-2003, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By Alson
It's an Ease-of-Use component. You can dowload...

It's an Ease-of-Use component. You can dowload the Ease-of-Use mod from here (http://www.weidu.org/Weimer-Ease-v19.exe).
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-05-2003, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Alson
Heh - you, of all people, should know where I...

Heh - you, of all people, should know where I stand when in comes to giving BioWare undeserved credit. ;) I'm not so sure they actually thought that far - the mere assumption that there might...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-03-2003, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Alson
That's a different quest, White Lancer. ;)

That's a different quest, White Lancer. ;)
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-03-2003, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Alson
Thought so. smile.gif ADD] Argh! I hate...

Thought so. smile.gif

ADD] Argh! I hate it when people post a second before me and I ought to add the actual quote so my post won't seem out-of-context! :D

[ 07-03-2003, 09:56 AM: Message...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-03-2003, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Alson
Mild Spoilers, as Requested * * * * * ...

Mild Spoilers, as Requested
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The guy you're after (and surprisingly enough, is after yoo, too! tongue.gif ) is called Flydian. He won't approach you, IIRC - you need to make the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-03-2003, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,764
Posted By Alson
I highly question that statement. Not highly...

I highly question that statement. Not highly enough to actually test it now, though. tongue.gif

Don't wanna be the one popping your magical bubble, but... the root of the problem (is worthless...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-01-2003, 08:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,765
Posted By Alson
Thank god she lost them Wings! Would've made it...

Thank god she lost them Wings! Would've made it about ten times harder! tongue.gif

The only important thing about Rangers is that they have a Racial Enemy - but since you're doing a Ranger ->...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-01-2003, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By Alson
Heh... my first impression, too. smile.gif ...

Heh... my first impression, too. smile.gif

Oh... I'm not sure this one is actually better. Who needs sequencers and triggers with this baby? tongue.gif And it's lower in level, too! And...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-01-2003, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 410
Posted By Alson
I'm with SpongeBob here all the way. Go parties! ...

I'm with SpongeBob here all the way. Go parties! tongue.gif

As for the challenge aspect - call me a fruitcake, but am I the only one who finds soloing much easier?! Sure, you have less...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-01-2003, 06:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,765
Posted By Alson
Converting to Sorcerer/ess features one more...

Converting to Sorcerer/ess features one more stage, due to the way Sorcerers handle spells. Go through the aforementioned procedure as usual, but before you save, *delete* all Wizard spells from...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-30-2003, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By Alson
Not quite. ;) You see, when you recruit...

Not quite. ;)

You see, when you recruit an NPC into the party, the game tries adjust the NPC's level to about the same level of your party, give or take a few. To do so, there are several...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-30-2003, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 592
Posted By Alson
100% Kosher, if you ask me. It's not more dubious...

100% Kosher, if you ask me. It's not more dubious than, say, changing Globals in times the game fails to do so (cf., Jaheira's romance) - which is of course perfectly legit. By the way, I think...
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