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by boo's daddy
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Suggestions please: solo tactics vs beholders
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Probably spoilers Many thanks for those suggestions. Sanctuary is an incredibly useful spell for soloing; indeed, that's how I completed the Unseeing Eye quest. Must try the + Blade Barrier tactic. I thought Beholders could see invisible I would regard Vhailor's Helm as less cheesy than the Baldura...
by boo's daddy
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Suggestions please: solo tactics vs beholders
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Suggestions please: solo tactics vs beholders

Hello I've searched for help on this, but all the existing suggestions are either on my cheese list (i.e. Shield of Balduran) or require a mage. I'm soloing a cleric/ranger (multiclass; Chapter 3, 13th/12th level); SoA fully installed and patched, no ToB though. Most stuff is OK so far, but massed r...
by boo's daddy
Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: So is this why i dont see Nalia in any party threads..
Replies: 29
Views: 4464

Lark's got it. It took me ages to work this out.

IIRC, you CAN use a staff for backstabbing. Anything normally usable by thieves can be used to backstab.

Nalia's cool; she gets the high level spells before any other NPC. And I like her ending. It seems fitting somehow.
by boo's daddy
Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: toughest battle
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Probably spoilers (Unmodded game) For me the toughest and most enjoyable battle was the seal party of nalmissra & co. Me too. Draconis gave me a hell of a time as well. Closely followed by demogorgon, whom I had to cheese with traps, then the sewers party, who handed me my over-confident hamster's ...
by boo's daddy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Firkraag (Slight Spoiler)
Replies: 51
Views: 8788

Yes, it's clearly very ripe cheese, as it exploits a clear glitch in the game. However, well done on discovering it! At least Firkraag died happy... It IS hard to make a game which is "realistic" and yet still challenging for people who know what's coming. In some sense, BG2 achieves this by making ...
by boo's daddy
Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: sigh...another Jaheira romance question
Replies: 5
Views: 731

I had loads of problems with Jaheira's quest, as do many others judging by the amount of stuff about it on the net. IIRC, if you don't buy the locket then you are stuck and the romance will not progress. You will probably have to poke around using the CLUAConsole to find out what stage your romance ...
by boo's daddy
Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 616

I only ever play on a 5 year old laptop (mac). Shouldn't be a problem.
by boo's daddy
Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Help With Spells - Possible Spoiler
Replies: 5
Views: 691

If you like Chaotic Commands, try memorising three of 'em, casting them on your party members then cating Wondrous Recall... see if you like Wondrous Recall now :)
by boo's daddy
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Mazzy as main tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

On the banter front, Korgan is more entertaining, it has to be said, though he also has incompatibilities with certain characters. Mazzy has an amusing relationship with Valygar but that's about it I think.
by boo's daddy
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: bodhi backup spoiler
Replies: 9
Views: 867

That explains a lot! I'd assumed it was me being careless with a fireball or something. Is this patch part of the standard SoA/ToB patch or is it a separate one?
by boo's daddy
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Mazzy as main tank?
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

I'm currently playing Mazzy as the main tank / party leader. She's pretty useful. Once you get to higher levels, the majority of the damage you deal is from bonuses, so using lesser weapons may be less of a loss than you think. Also, there are some nifty short swords which give you buffs: e.g. free ...
by boo's daddy
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Magelings' starting spell lists
Replies: 16
Views: 2173

I know there are loads of these lists, and I've read a few, but one thing that always occurs to me when I read 'em, packed as they are with stuff like "buff with all known protection spells and three chain contingencies with Time Stop and Improved Alacrity", is "Do these people rest before and after...
by boo's daddy
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Firkraag: Dead?
Replies: 13
Views: 1209

A similar thing happened to me in Irenicus's Dungeon. I killed the Lesser Clay Golems before they were "activated" by the alarms (i.e. I cheated by using knowledge of the game which would not have been available to my character). Then the Golems came and kicked my arse and I could not lay a finger o...
by boo's daddy
Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: The Campfire
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Heh. My mind is so fogged that I got the wrong Dragon too... that was supposed to be about Draconis The one and only time I've killed Kangaxx was a good one. I planned to use the Protection from Magic scroll to duff him up, then nip round the Twisted Rune before it wore off. So, we all (Kensai>Thief...
by boo's daddy
Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: The Campfire
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Ah, memories. While we're on Abazigal, the first time I fought (unmodded) it totally chunked me several times. An invisible dragon? No fair! I don't remember the details, except one. But it was one of those combats where you just can't figure out how to land damage on it. It seemed that no matter wh...
by boo's daddy
Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: (Spoiler) Underdark Illitid(mindflayer) lair - how to use the circlets on mindflayers
Replies: 10
Views: 1198

I never tried to use the controlled mind flayers as troops. I thought the main reason for having the circlets is to let you control one mind flayer to go and open the doors for you. I don't think the game designers intended people to use them to have a battalion of illithids at their disposal so it ...
by boo's daddy
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Evil Party, Advice Requested.
Replies: 85
Views: 4466

I'd recommend Jan. He is a useful mage as well as thief and ranged weapon dude, and when/if you get to ToB he will get Use Any Item.
by boo's daddy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Underpowered party gets ideas above its station (spoilers)
Replies: 6
Views: 843

News I can use Thanks ++ Lots of new stuff on me: cloak mustard jelly having pants MR (though the only spells that worked on Mazzy in three separate attempts were ADHW and Maze), liches being immune to spells < 6th level. I particularly appreciate how you've factored in all that I said about my par...
by boo's daddy
Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Underpowered party gets ideas above its station (spoilers)
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Underpowered party gets ideas above its station (spoilers)

Hello A question about liches. My current party is sorceror (lvl 12), valygar (11), mazzy (11) and aerie (10/11). We're doing the Unseeing Eye quest, which is going fine, thanks, but I just can't walk past that sarcophagus without having a peek, can I?? Now, I am pretty sure that it ought to be poss...
by boo's daddy
Thu May 25, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: ironman anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 1778

This would be an interesting project; I look forward to reading your efforts, not least because I only ever play the game in this way (but always end up dying and reloading at some point). You may be interested to read how other people have gone about this. Do a search on "deathless journey" to see ...