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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 08-05-2003, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Russ
Hi guys... was thrown off a bit ago... in one of...

Hi guys... was thrown off a bit ago... in one of my dialog prompts in a dead game (laptop needs new OS), I got a prompt where it said "join me, and we'll get out of here..." or something to that...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-22-2003, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By Russ
The true means of correcting the Flail of Ages,...

The true means of correcting the Flail of Ages, if you can run these multiple files, is to have a chance of spontaneously generating a party of hostile rakshasa... I don't know how the implementation...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2003, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Russ
Tried that, just to be sure before posting......

Tried that, just to be sure before posting... still definitely 2 atr
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2003, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Russ
There's an official patch? yeesh, am I out of...

There's an official patch? yeesh, am I out of touch....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2003, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Russ
It definitely seems so... without bracers or...

It definitely seems so... without bracers or armor, standing toe to toe is an invitation to get the crapped kicked out of one...

Okay, loaded baldurdash last night... and, all else equal, the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-17-2003, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Russ
Hi gents... I **thought** I saw this bug...

Hi gents... I **thought** I saw this bug somewhere... am having the same issue, having just installed baldurdash... should dbg go in before the bugfix, perhaps?

Any of you folks more experienced...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-16-2003, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Russ
I must have misread the increase in atr blurb in...

I must have misread the increase in atr blurb in the character creation... am used to playing finesse characters, not tanks. (as a chronic restarter, I should likely know better anyway...) thanks...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-16-2003, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Russ
Right. Thanks... what about the kensai atr...

Right. Thanks... what about the kensai atr thingy? Still pretty sure that the geek should be 3/2 with a paintbrush, if need be...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-16-2003, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Russ
Ran through the plot too fast, and got killed in...

Ran through the plot too fast, and got killed in the underdark performing a "vewwy special quest" for somebody extwa special.

So this time, I'm not going to simply fly through the main plot... by...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-16-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Russ
You want to stick with the bow... even if you're...

You want to stick with the bow... even if you're getting one less atr, it's not the ATR that counts here, but the RANGE... with darts, you have to reposition yourself much too often, and that takes...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-15-2003, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By Russ
Mazzy's quest is really simple, amigo... just pay...

Mazzy's quest is really simple, amigo... just pay close attention to the dialog prompts, and try to be patient with time-wasting...

The best weapon for an assassin is the Tuigan bow, or any...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-01-2003, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By Russ
When Gygax originally did them up (they've been...

When Gygax originally did them up (they've been around THAT FLIPPIN' LONG), the powers were intentionally left up to the DM. Examples were given of possibilities, but there's no set powers, just a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-01-2003, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Russ
I may be mistaken about most of the other...

I may be mistaken about most of the other summons... a cruel mage could do that... (ethics of summoning creatures is very grey)... but the WE unhinges the already teetering class balances...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 07-01-2003, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 548
Posted By Russ
The hand and eye have been liberated for some...

The hand and eye have been liberated for some time now.
The problem is, if you're keeping it true to form... their powers are unknown, and are unworkable in a computer environment...

First, you...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-30-2003, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Russ
Right. And the point is, it shouldn't set off or...

Right. And the point is, it shouldn't set off or trigger ANYTHING.... it's a floating invisible bit of spell focus...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-30-2003, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Russ
I've been toodling around, oh, I guess lately it...

I've been toodling around, oh, I guess lately it was hanging out with imps and the like, you know... but I've noticed lately that wizard eye sets off traps as it flies by.

This is a serious bug,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-23-2003, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Russ
Bingo! That fits my situation exactly. All I...

Bingo! That fits my situation exactly.
All I have loaded is dungeon-be-gone and ToB... don't even have the bonus merchants.

Thanks, both of you.

[ 06-23-2003, 04:22 PM: Message edited by:...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-23-2003, 04:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,222
Posted By Russ
Hrm... nice to have a conversational thread......

Hrm... nice to have a conversational thread... I'm still not sure if this is a "real life" or purely in-game thread, tho...

Real Life, I just happen to be an archaeologist dealing with steppe...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-23-2003, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 615
Posted By Russ
Those stats are beyond fine... they're, in fact,...

Those stats are beyond fine... they're, in fact, wildly excessive.
Not that I do any differently, mind you, it's my cheese for not being able to engage in PnP-style subtleties... frankly, I agree...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-23-2003, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Russ
Just like it says, it's all greyed out... and I'm...

Just like it says, it's all greyed out... and I'm currently hanging out in Trademeet, so it's not a city gates thing...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-19-2003, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Russ
Thanks for the quick replies... she's not a total...

Thanks for the quick replies... she's not a total newbie... just kinda close to one... has played through the more basic athkatla chap. 2 quests... (though now I'm feeling incompetent myself, having...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-19-2003, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Russ
I was talking to my wife last night (beginning...

I was talking to my wife last night (beginning gamer), and she thinks she might enjoy the challenge of soloing. Nuts from my perspective (I live for the party interactions), but there it is... as a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-19-2003, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Russ
You're right, Minsc is flipping hilarious... but...

You're right, Minsc is flipping hilarious... but I'm doing the alternates now...

So, using Nalia for her quests seems okay... how to balance then, between Cernd and Haer'Daelis? They're such...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-18-2003, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Russ
Caveats: I am NOT a powergamer, and...

Caveats:

I am NOT a powergamer, and therefore am interested solely as it affects play in SoA, not ToB. Tactically I prefer to play an artillery+finesse game, and therefore stay light on tanks. ...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-12-2003, 04:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,971
Posted By Russ
Look at your spell slots, and how many of them...

Look at your spell slots, and how many of them you have... the mage has kick-ass spells, because those slots are all they've got going for them. So a mage can tank, or he can play artillery, or he...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-12-2003, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By Russ
And dont' be afraid to leave lots of loose ends,...

And dont' be afraid to leave lots of loose ends, frayed edges, and things undone --- because your character only cares about what he cares about right now.

If you want a really good look at CE,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-11-2003, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Russ
OHHHH.... duh... stupid me, didn't occur to me...

OHHHH.... duh... stupid me, didn't occur to me that the same area might figure in two quests....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-11-2003, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By Russ
You've got a hard row to hoe there, Xen... the...

You've got a hard row to hoe there, Xen... the behaviour that accurately reflects CE is not behaviour that is prone to promoting character longevity... you do things because they amuse you, and...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-11-2003, 03:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,971
Posted By Russ
Wow, Omicron, if that's how you run a cleric, no...

Wow, Omicron, if that's how you run a cleric, no wonder you don't get anywhere with them... ;)
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-11-2003, 09:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,971
Posted By Russ
ToB-lalala... smile.gif You want potency...

ToB-lalala... smile.gif

You want potency in combat? Consider the ramifications of that humble, "worthless" first-level spell, Sanctuary.

'nuff said.
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-10-2003, 04:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,971
Posted By Russ
I don't get the distinction...it's so...

I don't get the distinction...it's so context-based... now, I haven't gotten to ToB, and frankly, for purpose of discussing SoA, don't care... but Clerics can do some things that really eat Mages......
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-10-2003, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Russ
Thought I had... apparently I missed something...

Thought I had... apparently I missed something...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-09-2003, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Russ
On the same vein... I'd be thrilled if somebody...

On the same vein... I'd be thrilled if somebody would spoil me regarding which corner of the graveyard to look in... I covered every inch I could figure out of that graveyard, never got close... a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-04-2003, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 708
Posted By Russ
Are you Boutte? Or am I misreading who's...

Are you Boutte? Or am I misreading who's replying to whom? My response was to whoever put up the 2-column approach... the problem with that formation is that Minsc isn't similarly buffed as is the...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-03-2003, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 708
Posted By Russ
You know, with all the high-power mods floating...

You know, with all the high-power mods floating around, it increasingly feels like I'm reading people talking about an entirely different game...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-03-2003, 02:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 708
Posted By Russ
Sir, I would suggest that your tactics are...

Sir,

I would suggest that your tactics are deeply flawed. Anomen and Jaheira can sling and spell while equipped with good armors and shields, and can handily tank themselves. Minsc is an...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-03-2003, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Russ
As an older gamer, the Jaheira romance is pretty...

As an older gamer, the Jaheira romance is pretty much the only one that doesn't make me want to run to a corner and twitch...

but without disputing your basic premise, which is inherently...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-29-2003, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By Russ
In the old PnP rules, one of the main points of...

In the old PnP rules, one of the main points of artifacts was to keep their powers at the behest of the DM... but the main thing to remember, if you want to know "what they do," is...

lots of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-29-2003, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By Russ
I played last night with a new party (am going...

I played last night with a new party (am going through the major classes' stronghold quests), and in the middle of the Trademeet quest, Valygar killed a troll with his family blade.

Now, assuming...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-29-2003, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 500
Posted By Russ
You know, I use almost none of the mods, and I'm...

You know, I use almost none of the mods, and I'm still quite happy.
Folks who have been through the game even once have a huge advantage...simply being forewarned is an overwhelming advantage. The...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-29-2003, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By Russ
Um, guys, perhaps I've just been away for a bit...

Um, guys, perhaps I've just been away for a bit (the real world does that), but what on earth are you guys talking about with "ownage" ability scores?

Can I buy a vowel?
I posted about Aerie a...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-29-2003, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Russ
I'm playing an honestly nice p.c., so I played...

I'm playing an honestly nice p.c., so I played the Dao all sweet and nice... but does it make a lick of difference, besides the lamp, for whether you just take out the Djinn, or play nice with them?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-02-2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Russ
Can we just call the cat Jennifer or Jenny, and...

Can we just call the cat Jennifer or Jenny, and not worry about the weird Welsh spellings?
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-02-2003, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By Russ
Wow, you guys get so complicated... try keeping...

Wow, you guys get so complicated... try keeping your party out of the temple, and sending in your thief alone to do the job... of course, mine at the time was Jan, and he used a combination of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-01-2003, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Russ
But the original reason that I did this was that...

But the original reason that I did this was that with a mage-heavy party, the bad guys, when in numbers, are almost always trying to turn the flank on us. This allows us to travel in the extended-T...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-01-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Russ
Ugh. Sorry, I'm an old married fart. Jaheira...

Ugh. Sorry, I'm an old married fart. Jaheira was more my speed...

But yes, you combine the right spells with her, and she gets pretty gross, really quick. Like, say, HG, weapon of choice...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-01-2003, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By Russ
Okay, very mild spoilers. But I'm a big believer...

Okay, very mild spoilers. But I'm a big believer in not ruining anything for new players.

In a party of... Priest of Helm, Valygar, Mazzie, Aerie, Jan, and that noble teenage chick whose name...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-01-2003, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 649
Posted By Russ
Nice! Scale and banded armours are way...

Nice!

Scale and banded armours are way overdue. Cool.

For you Tolkien fanatics, the cosmology behind all the different monsters is much more complex than this thread would really allow... but...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-01-2003, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,202
Posted By Russ
It's weird... no matter who it is, it seems to...

It's weird... no matter who it is, it seems to take me three tries.
But that's okay, I like the music...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-29-2003, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Russ
Nice use of a bug. But better yet, learn to...

Nice use of a bug.

But better yet, learn to gauge blast radii... my solution for most significant fights is a barrage of fireballs -- hard to beat nine fireballs in three rounds for softening up...
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