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by Ivanhoe
Thu Jan 18, 2001 4:54 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Poll: Most hated BG2 NPC-Character
Replies: 97
Views: 4297

Dunno about NPCs but the most annoying thing/voice is the: "You must gather your party before venturing forth".

I'll marmelise him.
by Ivanhoe
Tue Jan 16, 2001 4:24 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Advice Wanted
Replies: 79
Views: 2910

Magusg: Just a thought... are you running out of disk space or have you filled your temp directory or root directory? I know you say that your problem is *not* system related, but it sure as hell *sounds* like it is. I presume you know about Fastfind too... Weasel: You shouldn't be having problems u...
by Ivanhoe
Tue Jan 16, 2001 4:06 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Music in BG2
Replies: 29
Views: 1314

The music's crap. I turned it off on day 1. Still, there's not many games that actually have good *original* music (I mean like the FIFA series has some top tunes, but they're written/sung by "artistes"). The only one that springs to my mind is HOMM2. The music was so good that they made a hack to r...
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:33 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: best weapon prof.
Replies: 13
Views: 477

I think Celestial Fury is overrated. It's only +3 and while it's very effective against the 2nd team, it's not quite so hot when you have to fight the "A Team", who may be immune to the additional powers. There's not really another Katana that's special, unless maybe you're a Kensai/Mage and dual-wi...
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:19 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: proficiencies
Replies: 7
Views: 706

OK, everyone knows about Crom Fraeyr and Carsomyr, and the piles of Long Swords, but not many appreciate this one: Axe. Azuredge. This weapon is bugged and as such is close to being the best weapon in the game (does 3d6 damage instead of d6). To counter that it's "death" powers against undead don't ...
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 14, 2001 9:00 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Advice Wanted
Replies: 79
Views: 2910

[QUOTE]Originally posted by magusg: "meanwhile the cpu is constantly working (thinking). When it gets to the save screen, it only thinks sporadically" The CPU?? Are you sure you don't mean your hard drive? Do you have WinME? If so the problem is the Restore function. Every time you change a large fi...
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 14, 2001 7:08 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: whats your party?
Replies: 75
Views: 3404

Keldorn
Minsc
Anomen
Fighter/Mage
Imoen
Aerie

So I got 4 Fighters when I need to fight and 4 spellcasters when I need the magic.
by Ivanhoe
Fri Jan 12, 2001 7:16 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Baldur’s Gate and D & D Are Truly Evil
Replies: 134
Views: 4805

You're all doomed. Doomed I tell you.

SHE's watching.
by Ivanhoe
Fri Jan 12, 2001 7:04 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Poll: what alingment do you play?
Replies: 41
Views: 1682

That's put a bit simplistically, but that's essentially what I think, too. Everyone does stuff that fits their view of themselves. Frank Herbert said it in Dune Messiah, "A being would rather kill itself than become that which it is not". Or something like that http://www.gamebanshee.com/ubb/wink.gi...
by Ivanhoe
Wed Jan 10, 2001 7:01 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Poll: what alingment do you play?
Replies: 41
Views: 1682

Speaking for myself, I think alignments are pretty well the dumbest thing about AD&D - and that's saying something... Image

[This message has been edited by Ivanhoe (edited 01-10-2001).]
by Ivanhoe
Mon Jan 08, 2001 4:37 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Getting Elminster in your group?
Replies: 19
Views: 1507

Nope, Jhareth. I haven't read "Tales of the white wolf". However I have met both Moor**** and Gygax http://www.gamebanshee.com/ubb/wink.gif What the hell's going on today? This dumbass **** thing is getting out of hand. [This message has been edited by Ivanhoe (edited 01-08-2001).]
by Ivanhoe
Mon Jan 08, 2001 4:28 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: How many times have you used the Slayer ability?
Replies: 20
Views: 1088

You got something against the Shield of Balduran? And isn't Balor a ****y? LOL http://www.gamebanshee.com/ubb/wink.gif This got spell fecked. Isn't Balor a wussy? [This message has been edited by Ivanhoe (edited 01-08-2001).] [This message has been edited by Ivanhoe (edited 01-08-2001).]
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:59 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Lvl 50 rules wanted
Replies: 21
Views: 1322

There are two "hacks" - simple XP cap remover doesn't apply rules properly to higher levels. There is a level 50 rules override though - find it at baldurdash.com
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:56 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: How many types of dragons is there?
Replies: 39
Views: 1774

Didn't mean to cause offense (well maybe a little...). Just pointing out that Tiamat originally came from Babylonian Mythology and also that she was around in version one of the rules (when the numbers of dragons were much less) - so she pre-dates Krynn. Just like me.
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:45 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Getting Elminster in your group?
Replies: 19
Views: 1507

Read every Moorcock book going. Elric was his first, and probably best, though.

And talking of oldie (but goldie) Fantasy books, the Lankhmar books take some beating - the Gray Mouser is one of the great creations.

I'm sorry to say that IMO the AD&D based books are generally rather trite.
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:36 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Poll - Good versus Weasel
Replies: 54
Views: 2829

Forget good and evil. Play Chaotic!
by Ivanhoe
Sun Jan 07, 2001 10:28 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Viconia KILLS Keldorn (NPC Interaction) -- Help? Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 2077

Renyu - I think you gotta problem. Your party isn't really very well balanced (I don't think pure Swashbuckler is a good choice for the PC in BG2 unfortunately).

I suggest either Jaheira and boost her strength, or Jan and boost Viconia. Can you dual-class your swashie?
by Ivanhoe
Sat Jan 06, 2001 3:30 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: romance?
Replies: 19
Views: 666

Take their clothes of and let them romp naked in the forests.

[Am I the only one who's getting fed up with these stupid damn "romances"?]
by Ivanhoe
Sat Jan 06, 2001 3:26 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: How many types of dragons is there?
Replies: 39
Views: 1774

Drakron - you remind me of the Oscar Wilde quote, "He knows the price of everything and the value of nothing".

Krynn is just a way to milk extra $ from the unwary. Tiamat existed before Krynn.
by Ivanhoe
Sat Jan 06, 2001 3:21 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Poll: underappreciated items?
Replies: 66
Views: 3794

Actually Azuredge is bugged.

It does 3d6+3 damage, which means it's *extremely* powerful. However the undead stuff *mostly* doesn't work.

There's a fix at baldurdash.com if you want to make it work like it should.