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Old 02-15-2004, 04:46 PM   #1
krunchyfrogg
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Just wondering. I'd assume that it is, since people can solo this game as well.

I'm currently trying out a new party, and I think I'll advance in levels faster if I only use 4 NPCs. I'm considering adding a certain big fighter (no spoilers!) in ToB.

Anyway, here's my party:

1/2 Elf Ranger/Cleric
Jaheira (Romance)
Keldorn
Jan
Nalia


I think I'll add in all of the NPCs (at least for a short time) to do their sidequests.

Any comments about the party I've constructed are welcome, but I think it's pretty balanced, and I have a lot of bases covered. The only thing I regret is that I feel like I'll be missing out on a bunch of the cool weapons in the game (no one is proficient is axes, longswords, or longbows). I'll get over it, though. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Old 02-15-2004, 04:52 PM   #2
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Yup, 5 NPC's will work fine. One of my games at the moment has between 3 - 5 NPC's at any one time. Finding him too difficult to solo with, but want reasonable level progressions so trying to keep the number down.

I assume you'll be using Jaheira to tank? If not, perhaps your party is a little fighter-light?

EDIT - wording

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Old 02-15-2004, 04:59 PM   #3
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First off, welcome to IW Krunchyfrogg [img]graemlins/happywave.gif[/img]

Your party looks good so far, but I wouldn't recommend going with Nalia, as she really isn't very good in either of her classes. I would go with either Yosh or Aerie to replace her. You can either go with a solid spellcaster or a solid thief, but both of them are very useful in the beginning of the game, as is Aerie with her spellbook in her higher levels. I know you already have those classes without adding either of them, but it's your choice.

That's my 2 cents.
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Old 02-15-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
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First off, welcome to IW Krunchyfrogg [img]graemlins/happywave.gif[/img]

Your party looks good so far, but I wouldn't recommend going with Nalia, as she really isn't very good in either of her classes.
I actually quite like Nalia, I find her to be a very underated NPC

Sure her thief skills are terrible but think of her as a mage that has slightly more hit points than a regular one and can use short bows. Also later in the game I've had Nalia have a -7 armour class using things like her signet ring, SOTM, Ioun stone, robe of venca and bracers of AC3. So considering her good armour class and her decent amount of hitpoints she's a mage that is harder to kill if they get caught out than say Edwin. Edwin may have more spells than Nalia but is much easier to kill than her. IMO they are both equally good mages...
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Old 02-15-2004, 10:48 PM   #5
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Originally posted by krunchyfrogg:
Just wondering. I'd assume that it is, since people can solo this game as well.

I'm currently trying out a new party, and I think I'll advance in levels faster if I only use 4 NPCs. I'm considering adding a certain big fighter (no spoilers!) in ToB.

Anyway, here's my party:

1/2 Elf Ranger/Cleric
Jaheira (Romance)
Keldorn
Jan
Nalia


I think I'll add in all of the NPCs (at least for a short time) to do their sidequests.

Any comments about the party I've constructed are welcome, but I think it's pretty balanced, and I have a lot of bases covered. The only thing I regret is that I feel like I'll be missing out on a bunch of the cool weapons in the game (no one is proficient is axes, longswords, or longbows). I'll get over it, though. [img]smile.gif[/img]
Your party is fine. Pretty well rounded. 2 priests (you and Jaheira), 2 mages (Jan and Nalia), Jan as your thief (Nalia is not effective as a thief, but Jan keeps advancing, so you're fine), and 3 tanks (Keldorn as main tank, plus Jaheira and you as backups). And it leaves a slot open to add NPCs along the way like you said (and leaves some options open in ToB...).

Nalia is a solid mage for the party, and adds thief weapondry to boot (can't open a lock, but can shoot a bow just fine). She'll be fine for your party.
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Old 02-16-2004, 12:28 AM   #6
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