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Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 06-15-2002, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Archers are very good. You get an interesting...

Archers are very good. You get an interesting character -- non-magic, non-melee. I recommend Elf for race.

-- Nifft
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-11-2002, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
You need to be a cleric when you first enter the...

You need to be a cleric when you first enter the Temple District, or you will not get the quest from the right person, and therefore not be able to claim your stronghold.

If you're not a cleric,...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-11-2002, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Jan will leave if your rep gets too low. Jaheira,...

Jan will leave if your rep gets too low. Jaheira, Cernd, Haer'Dalis and Anomen (non-knight) will leave around the same time.

They'll all whine if your rep gets too high (19 or 20) but won't leave....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-11-2002, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Not if the sum of your content is a dis. Add...

Not if the sum of your content is a dis. Add something or go away.

ObReply: Jerry would be a Jester.

-- Nifft
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 05-11-2002, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Do you have ToB installed? At high levels...

Do you have ToB installed?

At high levels with ToB, the best Bard is the Blade. By far.

If you do not have ToB, the best Bard is the Skald.

The Jester starts out as an interesting, powerful...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-27-2002, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Neutral Evil Half-Elf Bard Neutral Evil Dwarf...

Neutral Evil Half-Elf Bard
Neutral Evil Dwarf Fighter / Thief: Axe ++, Dagger ++
Neutral Evil Human Necromancer
Neutral Evil Gnome Fighter / Cleric: Mace ++, Sling ++

This would be a fun party....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-23-2002, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
I found it to be painfully unbalanced and poorly...

I found it to be painfully unbalanced and poorly debugged.

It won't mess up your PC, but you should re-install BG2 to get rid of it.

-- Nifft
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-16-2002, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,247
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Don't forget that there's a bard song which...

Don't forget that there's a bard song which boosts your skills by 10%. So you can leave things at 90% and still be perfect when you need it.

-- Nifft
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-15-2002, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,214
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Wow! A whole new world of happy Gessen goodness...

Wow! A whole new world of happy Gessen goodness has been opened to me! smile.gif

And I thought that that bow was useless...

-- Nifft
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-15-2002, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
In BG2, there's an annoying guy called "Noober"....

In BG2, there's an annoying guy called "Noober". A tribute to, or relative of, Neeber no doubt.

Anyway, good call. Added to SMITING list smile.gif

-- Nifft the Wrathful
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-13-2002, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,160
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
There ought to be an option at the end of ToB, if...

There ought to be an option at the end of ToB, if you choose godhood, to smite someone. (It could be anyone in the game who you didn't like.) Evil or good, you have cause for smiting Seamon.
...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-12-2002, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Child of Green, Do not forsake the love of...

Child of Green,

Do not forsake the love of Nature for the call of an unnatural monstrosity. No matter how alluring her promises of gold and trinkets, you cannot justify damning living beings --...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-11-2002, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Yeah, are you on the wussy-max-level of SoA, or...

Yeah, are you on the wussy-max-level of SoA, or the near-godly-max-level of ToB? ;)

-- Nifft, Wild Mage
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-11-2002, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
You get +2 to-hit from the arrow, and +2 to-hit...

You get +2 to-hit from the arrow, and +2 to-hit from the bow, so you get a total of +4 bonus to hit.

However, the actual weapon hitting your foe is a mere +2 arrow. So, you have +4 to hit, but...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-10-2002, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Minor Spell Sequencer: two Heal Light Wounds ==...

Minor Spell Sequencer: two Heal Light Wounds == quick, un-interruptable combat healing. Alternately, Chant + Magic Missile: wound an enemy, your tank near the enemy get a free benefit.
...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-10-2002, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
YES. It's quite fun. -- Nifft

YES. It's quite fun.

-- Nifft
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-06-2002, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 197
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
If you are Good: - Human Cavalier This is the...

If you are Good:
- Human Cavalier This is the most fun kind of Paladin IMHO. Take two-handed swords and axes, since you can throw axes.
- Elven Archer You'll have a lot of fun, but you'll need...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-06-2002, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
I haven't tried to do such a drastic change, but...

I haven't tried to do such a drastic change, but DaleKeeper seems like the right tool for the job.

As to where to find it ... http://google.com/ will most likely know smile.gif

-- Nifft
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-05-2002, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Hmm, I guess this is part of the joy of random...

Hmm, I guess this is part of the joy of random item generation.

Anyone have a set of tables about what sort of stuff can be generated?

-- Nifft
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-05-2002, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Easiest way tactically: Scout the area (Hide...

Easiest way tactically:

Scout the area (Hide in Shadows or Sanctuary).

Lure out the zombies near the doorway, and kill them.

Stand far from the door, throwing fireballs in, killing lots of...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-05-2002, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
The girl ought to take her skin back (unless you...

The girl ought to take her skin back (unless you killed her -- if so, bad you, go back and talk to her instead). Once she takes her skin back, she'll talk to you and you can finish the quest in a...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-05-2002, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
I always just went upstairs to rest. --...

I always just went upstairs to rest.

-- Nifft
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-04-2002, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Yukon, TotL is not just an add-in, it's a...

Yukon,

TotL is not just an add-in, it's a bug-fix-pack as well, so I think the developers intention was that you really should install it.

I just finished it, and it's a neat little dungeon...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-04-2002, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,568
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Okay, let the <font size=+2>SPOILERS...

Okay, let the <font size=+2>SPOILERS BEGIN!</font>

Did you go downstairs and face the Four Easy Trials of the Luremaster to get the Four Lame Poems about the Watchknights? Good, keep those.

Do...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-04-2002, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,568
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
There are four towers. Did you look in them? ...

There are four towers. Did you look in them?

Once you did, did you take what you found in each to its special, secret resting place?

Post if you need more explicit help, which will be a...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-03-2002, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,261
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Sure, here goes: Elonwy Aesrala Female Elf...

Sure, here goes:

Elonwy Aesrala
Female Elf Fighter/Mage (NG)
Long Swords ++, Bows ++

Gamlin Therendor
Male Dwarf Fighter/Thief (NG)
Axes ++, Short Swords ++
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 04-03-2002, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
For an all-female party I'd only take: You...

For an all-female party I'd only take:

You (Thief/Mage)
Mazzy
Jaheira
Aerie

Viconia is a fine evil priestess, but her Charm Undead ability isn't nearly as useful as Aerie's Blast Undead Into...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-03-2002, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
I've always liked smaller parties. Right now I'm...

I've always liked smaller parties. Right now I'm taking through HoW:

Dwarven Fighter
Half-Elf Fighter/Druid
Elven Fighter/Mage/Thief
Gnome Cleric/Illusionist

... though in retrospect, it...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 04-01-2002, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Micah, Thank you very much. I'd totally...

Micah,

Thank you very much. I'd totally missed that.

Now I'm trudging through the Isle of the Dead...

-- Nifft
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-30-2002, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
This thread contains and asks for <font...

This thread contains and asks for <font size=+1>SPOILERS</font>.

Hi!

I'm stuck at the bottom of the Luremaster's dungeon. I have the five gems, I know that they have to be put around the big...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-29-2002, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
<font size="+1">GRRRR!</font> <font size="+2"...

<font size="+1">GRRRR!</font>
<font size="+2" color=RED>I HATE THE BEHOLDERS!</font>

Fscking dirty fscking deathray fscking overgrown beachballs.

I'm doing the keep with my 3rd party (the only...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-21-2002, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
I tried this after reading this thread. The...

I tried this after reading this thread. The experience was ... educational.

To survive at all my party was forced to create some very innovative tactics, and got into the "throw EVERYTHING you...
Forum: Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2 Also SoU & HotU Forum 03-21-2002, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
My games are going to be different. For one...

My games are going to be different.

For one thing, the pantheon will be very different. In my universe gods derive their power from their worshippers, not their portfolios, so humans will have...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-21-2002, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
M'Lady, A others have pointed out, you most...

M'Lady,

A others have pointed out, you most likely hit one of the other acters with an area-effect spell. Don't worry about killing the shadow fiend: you must only survive its attacks long enough...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-21-2002, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
<font color="#a0ff60">Druids are cool....

<font color="#a0ff60">Druids are cool. Fighter/Druids rock! It's unfortunate that Black Isle doesn't allow Elven Fighter/Druids.

I can't recommend HoW enough, though. I though Druids' spells were...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-16-2002, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Hi Kaneida! You need to allow 24 hours to...

Hi Kaneida!

You need to allow 24 hours to pass before Jah's curse wears off. That's three rests, a couple of journies to the Umar Hills, or just a lot of wandering around Athkatla.

Hope this...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-16-2002, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Considering that I prefer draging around a harem,...

Considering that I prefer draging around a harem, yes, the all-female (or all-but-me-female) party is a very agreeable idea.

One of my most fun and effective groups was:

Me (Elven Fighter/Mage)...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-13-2002, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,622
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Lavindathar: I have the following lines in my...

Lavindathar: I have the following lines in my "icewind.ini":

[Alias]
HD0:=C:\Program Files\Black Isle\Icewind Dale\
CD1:=C:\Program Files\Black Isle\Icewind Dale\CD1\
CD2:=C:\Program...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2002, 09:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,917
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Okay, now for the armor: Skysjerkin: Leather...

Okay, now for the armor:

Skysjerkin: Leather Armor +1

This armor is surprisingly tough for a garment seemingly sewn from leather as soft as suede. It radiates a dweomer of air magic.

This...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2002, 08:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,917
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Hi Dakkon! I have a couple of hopefully...

Hi Dakkon!

I have a couple of hopefully balanced weapon and armor requests:


Kaul-Iranae: Oaken Doublespear +1

A doublespear is similar to a normal spear, but it has a tip on each end....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2002, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Depends what you're fighting... Mages:...

Depends what you're fighting...

Mages: Dragon's Breath
Fire Elementals: Wave

Trolls: Dragon's Breath
Efreets: Wave

In general, Dragon's Breath is my favorite, but there's good reason to...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-12-2002, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by...

<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Ranger:
For my second run through BG 2, I think I'm going to try the following party:
Me (a Mage)
Keldorn
Mazzy
Aerie
Jan Jansen
Valygar...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-12-2002, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,622
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Hi again everyone! I have a friend whose...

Hi again everyone!

I have a friend whose computer has no CD-ROM drive. It's a very small IBM laptop. He can install software off of a server, but how can he play IWD/HoW without the CD? (He...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-11-2002, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 579
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Bard in Easthaven: have your bard talk to anyone...

Bard in Easthaven: have your bard talk to anyone else, they'll be so happy to hear your song about your journey to Easthaven they'll give you a gem.

-- Nifft
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-11-2002, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
You have to Charm him, not Dominate. They ought...

You have to Charm him, not Dominate. They ought to work the same, but they don't. It's a bug in the game I think. "Dispel Magic" also fails to work, even when cast by Keldorn or my high-level bard.
...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-07-2002, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,294
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
No, luckily very few of the...

No, luckily very few of the "you-must-be-smarter-than-THIS-stick" rules are implemented in BGII. Mages need high Int to scribe spells reliably, and to scribe many spells (without external help)....
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-07-2002, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
By the end of ToB, you'll find that Bhaal mated...

By the end of ToB, you'll find that Bhaal mated with quite a few creatures, many of which wouldn't be particularly DNA-compatible with humans. So it's safe to say both that magic was involved as an...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-06-2002, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by...

<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Nifft the Nimble:
I just bought HoW via Ebay for $15.50. Plus $5 shipping ... :( <hr></blockquote>

D'oh! Now I found it on-line for $13 at...
Forum: Icewind Dale | Heart of Winter | Icewind Dale II Forum 03-06-2002, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
Thanks everyone! I just bought HoW via Ebay...

Thanks everyone!

I just bought HoW via Ebay for $15.50. Plus $5 shipping ... :( oh well, a total of $20.50 isn't horrible.

Now let's all hope I bought from honest people and they actually...
Forum: Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 03-06-2002, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 475
Posted By Nifft the Nimble
And Now.... :D It's My Amazing Avenger...

And Now....

:D It's My Amazing Avenger Helix! ;)

Str: 10
Dex: 17 (-1 from hell)
Con: 9 (gave a point of this to dream demon)
Int: 10
Wis: 19 (+1 from hell)
Cha: 19 (+1 from hell)
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