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by Nighthawk
Tue Jun 12, 2001 9:57 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: No deaths, no reloads
Replies: 145
Views: 13667

I'll be interested to see how far you make it Two. It could be doable, but starting over the first time I got hit by a maze or imprison doesn't sound like much fun... If you have summoned creatures, do mazes still instakill? I guess you can try to get them hit instead. Clearly summoning is the way t...
by Nighthawk
Tue Jun 12, 2001 9:08 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: The Good All-Stars In Throne Of Bhaal...
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

I've been gone way too long, but hopefully should be back some now. Anyway... If they do things with the druids like they did in Heart of Winter, they could be very, very good. Aside from catching up with clerics in spells while having the better spells, they pick up shapeshifting abilities that are...
by Nighthawk
Thu May 03, 2001 10:07 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: How many males have played a female character??
Replies: 24
Views: 1324

Originally posted by koz-ivan: <STRONG>female chars had their strength reduced, i.e. could not have the same max strength as a male char, with out giving a bonus to other stats. </STRONG> I think the key here is "without giving a bonus to other stats." I haven't ever seen a game that did that. Howe...
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 4:19 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Poll: What BG2 Item Would You Take to Earth?
Replies: 23
Views: 1495

Tough choice: Tomes from BG1!, Ring of Human Influence, Staff of Magi, Helm of Vailor, Gridle of Frost Giant Strength, Bag of Holding, Crom Faeyr, etc, etc...all things I'd love to have. But if I had to go with one item it would be the Ring of Gaxx. Anything short of instantly fatal is just fine in ...
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 3:55 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: I can't beat the Demi-liche
Replies: 22
Views: 1073

If you use the right items/strategies you can kill him long before Ch6. I thought this had gone up in the strategies section, but since I don't see it there I'll re-write it with new observations. Normal liches including the ones with the golden arms/legs are ridiculously easy if you just use Protec...
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 1:41 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: How many males have played a female character??
Replies: 24
Views: 1324

I played male the first time and have played several of each, but I like female voice #2 and the BG1 Jahiera and Imoen pictures :)
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 1:37 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Crom Faeyr - is it worth it?
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Depends on the party. In a fighter heavy party like you have it might be better to keep the gauntlets + belt rather than have the one weapon. With fewer fighters Crom Faeyr is worth it.
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 10:32 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Speed Soloing
Replies: 66
Views: 3710

Yeah, could get frustrating I think. I don't know though...if you can get out of Athkala in time for the first boat with at least a +3 weapon I would think you could do it in time. Assuming you could get the cash I guess that would mean using the Staff of Rynn since that would also enable you to get...
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 8:48 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Speed Soloing
Replies: 66
Views: 3710

@Kovi: Any luck with the Beastmaster speed solo? I'll be surprised if you can do it in 9d 19h...not sure I would even try.

If you do, I'll have to though :D
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 8:38 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: New Challenge (low level soloing)
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Finished with my T/M last night in 9d19h. Among other things I discovered that gating multiple pit fiends at once doesn't work very well as they all attack eachother. Staff of Magi invis combined with multiple wands is a very effective combat method, although perhaps a little slow. With a minumum le...
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 8:08 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: The final dragon (late game spoilers)
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Just took another look at it last night. The head has horns similar to the Black Dragon's, but the neck has a fin like Adalon. Course I have no idea what that means or whether the designers were thinking about anything other than making them look cool. It's name is just 'Dragon' so that doesn't help...
by Nighthawk
Wed May 02, 2001 7:17 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: The expert Soloer's thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1877

Just finished with my no-level-up speed solo T/M in 9d19h. It's amazing how easy this game is when you know how to use all the tricks. Standard combat strategy with this character was use Staff of Magi to go invis, use wand (Cloudkill, Fire, or Lightning depending on circumstances) then reinvis befo...
by Nighthawk
Tue May 01, 2001 4:52 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Soloing as a Cavalier
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Originally posted by Robin_Hood: <STRONG>...my lv 17 Keldorn with boots of speed, carsomyr, some helm, ring of Gaxx, armor of the Hart, girdle of hill giant strength, gauntlets of dexterity...btw, Keldy had ac of -6. ...</STRONG> I just re-read this and noticed it doesn't add up. Are you sure Keldo...
by Nighthawk
Tue May 01, 2001 1:05 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Baldurdash Updated Again - 27 More Bugfixes Added + Game Text Update (very long)
Replies: 15
Views: 1460

One more: Staff of Magi gives +5 to Thac0 and maybe +5 to damage rather than the +1 it is supposed to give (+5 enchantment level).

Kevin, are you reading these?
by Nighthawk
Tue May 01, 2001 10:56 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Huskylaw, Nighthawk come in
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Have you been reading your e-mail? I thought we pretty well had it figured out.
by Nighthawk
Tue May 01, 2001 9:13 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Asylum - DEAD END?
Replies: 7
Views: 698

I think Kevin has a patch that fixes this.
by Nighthawk
Tue May 01, 2001 7:55 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Baldurdash Updated Again - 27 More Bugfixes Added + Game Text Update (very long)
Replies: 15
Views: 1460

Another bug or set of bugs, not sure what's triggering it but it could be one of several things. T/M with Cloak of Non-Detection and Staff of the Magi in the Asylum. I used Protection from Undead to help with killing Dace. Now when I get to Bodhi she stands there and I can go talk to her. The auto S...
by Nighthawk
Tue May 01, 2001 7:45 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Riverwind's Revised FAQ--Need Combat Strategies
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Riverwind: Barbarians AC is worse than fighters, but it is currently listed at 4, which is base AC for splint. They should be listed at 0 which adds in the dex bonus like everyone else does. To some extent, the existance of magical items needs to be considered. Yes, this will change in TOB but some ...
by Nighthawk
Mon Apr 30, 2001 3:06 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Riverwind's Revised FAQ--Need Combat Strategies
Replies: 5
Views: 552

@Riverwind: Posting here since I don't know how else to contact you. Great work on the Class document. The result shouws you obviously put a lot of effort in. That said, since I have an opinion on just about everything I have several comments on it... Berzerker: Special ability is 'Enrage', not to b...
by Nighthawk
Mon Apr 30, 2001 11:17 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Druids
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Spirit Animals are at least +1. I'm not sure if the Avenger Sword Spider is even that good and the other Avenger forms are wimpy with the exception of special purpose uses (ex Salamander vs the Guardians in Firkragg's). I think the Greater Werewolf is +2 though. Still, the biggest advantage is that ...