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Old 05-25-2001, 03:47 PM   #1
boran_blok
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I intend to solo trough BG 1, as my first run trough, I just want to get the story, (played BG2 first) and I wonder will I miss a lot of the game contents if I solo (in other words is there much usefull dialogue between you and npc's in your party (like in BG2 where the npc's are like a sub-game on theirselves) or isnt this, and are there romances in BG1 ?

also, what is the best way to play it trough ? a Fighter/Mage/theif or just Fighter/Thief (I removed the exp cap cous I wont be exporting to BG2 .. so take that into account)

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Old 05-25-2001, 03:51 PM   #2
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keep in mind that BG1 is MUCH harder to start, but NPC interaction is there for pure entertainment - you won't miss anything important. Fighter/mage/thief is probably a good idea. But keep in mind that a lot of spells you might've gotten used to during BG2 are not implemented (like stoneskin). Have fun.
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Old 05-25-2001, 04:20 PM   #3
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And, no, there are no romances. Still, you should not turn Imoen down (my opinion)...If it is the story that you want, she is a big part of it. I would like to play my PC and Imoen only, someday, after ToB is very old.

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Old 05-25-2001, 04:35 PM   #4
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There isnt interaction with your party members, and to complete their "quests" (if any) you dont have to have them in your party.
Anyway, i would recommend a whole party, or at least a 4 character party to the first time, Bg1 is hard . Going solo, Ive completed it with a cleric/illusionist and with an elven fighter. It was pretty hard though.

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Old 05-25-2001, 05:06 PM   #5
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hmm I just have been able to roll my char with 4 18's ... I think i'll go solo after all ... is imoen really a THAT big part of the story ?
cous when going with 4 (I count for 3 eh(fighter/mage/thief)
the exp gets too spreaded, I have heard from many ppl that they found imoen rather annoying

I'm now at the friendly arms inn and require one spoiler .. what do I do with that flamedance ring (it has a name on it so it belongs to someone, but where do I find that someone ?)

(bluffy sidenote of no real intrest :
I have managed to perform a 32 dmg backstab on that wizzard who wanted to ambush me on the stairs (short sword, double backstab, my strength is 18/96)

and I have another Question (i'm new to playing thief, only finished BG2 twice, now starting BG1) can u use invisibility instead of hide in shadows for backstabbing ?? (when I learn that spell, cous invisibility can be cast with enemies in sight, and hide in shadows not ..)

Thanks for all the info so far

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Old 05-25-2001, 05:30 PM   #6
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Yeah, you can backstabb with invisibility spell (you can also do it with items that have the special ability of "invisibility").

MINI SPOILER
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Well, that ring´s owner is in the house that is just left from the entrance to the Friendly Arm Inn.



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Old 05-25-2001, 08:31 PM   #7
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Originally posted by boran_blok:
Is Imoen really a THAT big part of the story ?
cous when going with 4 (I count for 3 eh(fighter/mage/thief)
the exp gets too spreaded, I have heard from many ppl that they found Imoen rather annoying

That is their own opinions, not fact...I like her role in the story, pesonally.
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I have managed to perform a 32 dmg backstab on that wizard who wanted to ambush me on the stairs (short sword, double backstab, my strength is 18/96)
good job! My first time through, I didn't know if I would ever get past that guy!





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