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by Giles the Sorcerer
Mon Mar 26, 2001 8:41 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Where can I find a challenge?!
Replies: 22
Views: 1430

If ya want a challenge. Don't use cheese tactics that exploit lack or forsight or stupidity on the programmers part. Don't use traps on dragons, don't use buffing spells in advance. Don't lure people out cause the yare too stupid to to stay together etc.
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sat Mar 10, 2001 10:02 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Kensai/Thief vs Fighter(Berzerker)/Thief
Replies: 33
Views: 3788

Beserk = immunity to maze, imprison, hold type spells, and mind spells.
by Giles the Sorcerer
Thu Mar 08, 2001 8:36 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Making the best Ranger, forget logbows and stick to short bows?
Replies: 55
Views: 3506

First, with all the ridiculous items in the game, proficient is all you need to wipe the floor with things.

But, the real key is, get a different party member or 5 to kill the +4 only things, not to mention of course, you can keep Gesan on you even if you don't have points in it.
by Giles the Sorcerer
Wed Mar 07, 2001 6:55 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Making the best Ranger, forget logbows and stick to short bows?
Replies: 55
Views: 3506

Wouldn't the easiest fix be put a point into a two handed melee weapon?
by Giles the Sorcerer
Mon Mar 05, 2001 11:26 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Most Arbitrary AD&D Rule Ever?
Replies: 27
Views: 1823

Heh, it may be a good adventure for the party to get fluky rolls, but it is no fun when some pissant kobold rolls 99-96-98 or whatever crushing in your characters skull. Any competent game designer knows, let the player win unless they are incompetent. Games are supposed to be fun above all else, no...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sun Mar 04, 2001 11:42 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: PC vs. PC battle for supremacy - ends speculation once and for all
Replies: 172
Views: 5944

Save vs. Death, Parylization, something else 10 Save vs. Spells 6 based on this, we can figure out some odds ; ) 50% chance of instant death on the first hit, 25% chance of surviving two. 49% chance of not getting stunned from the two swings remaining in that round. Trump Card #1: Namara +2, 3 times...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sun Mar 04, 2001 11:04 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: PC vs. PC battle for supremacy - ends speculation once and for all
Replies: 172
Views: 5944

uhhh, I'm pretty sure it is a fair bit higher then two, checking right now.
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sun Mar 04, 2001 10:35 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: PC vs. PC battle for supremacy - ends speculation once and for all
Replies: 172
Views: 5944

Point one) Get stunned once, any smart person will keep you stunned, and how good is good? even with a save verse spell of 5, the odds of lasting 2 round without being stunned is miniscule, after that just keeping swinging through your spell protections you will keep getting restunned and die eventu...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sun Mar 04, 2001 2:59 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: PC vs. PC battle for supremacy - ends speculation once and for all
Replies: 172
Views: 5944

Draug Fea says, "Give me 1000 gold!" John Smith the exhausted sorcerer says, " Kindly wait 8 hours while I rest and rememorize spells to turn you into a pile or incineratd powder." Draug Fea says, "Oh sure, I don't value my life much." You don't always have choice..... 1)Second, if we are gonna diss...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sun Mar 04, 2001 1:27 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Throne of Bhaal - 40th level?!
Replies: 57
Views: 2451

You all seem to think it means "we are REQUIRED to be level 40." Look at planescape, you can get somewhere around 12 million XP before it stops, but I'm in the second to last area with about 600k to each character. I beat BG II the first time with a little less then 2.4 million on a few characters
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sun Mar 04, 2001 12:35 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: PC vs. PC battle for supremacy - ends speculation once and for all
Replies: 172
Views: 5944

I'll repost what I put elsewhere here: First, lets get one thing straight: any fight that involves the staff of the Magi can be summed up like this. "If I had an item that was implemented with horrendous lack of thought and forsight, I could KICK YOUR PANSY ASS!" Also bear in mind, a druid could wai...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sun Mar 04, 2001 12:23 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Drow Look
Replies: 12
Views: 868

It was something like, let your party members die as drow and resserect them after they are out of the underdark.
by Giles the Sorcerer
Sat Mar 03, 2001 11:09 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: The post that will end the Classes War
Replies: 58
Views: 2220

First, lets get one thing straight: any fight that involves the staff of the Magi can be summed up like this. "If I had an item that was implemented with horrendous lack of thought and forsight, I could KICK YOUR PANSY ASS!" Also bear in mind, a druid could wait for you to cast first and probably ge...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Wed Feb 28, 2001 11:05 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Project image: way too powerful
Replies: 23
Views: 1622

[QUOTE} no it's called tactic and knowing your spells some are more obvious than other. Using Skeletons against MindFlayers is tactics, Using couldkill against Dragons where they don't fight back is exploiting f@#@ing incompetent AI, not tactics. Intelligent AI, a well programmed dragon, or a DM wou...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Wed Feb 28, 2001 10:52 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Tell me I'm not losing it,
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Well, the level 8 trigger should work too shouldn't it?
by Giles the Sorcerer
Wed Feb 28, 2001 12:23 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Tell me I'm not losing it,
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Tell me I'm not losing it,

Spell triggers JUST WON'T WORK FOR MY SORCERERS, some characters can get up to level 6 spells, some level 4 some level ONE. But not one can get level 9. My fighter/mage has no problem with chain contingency. on a side note, I have 2 level 6 spells and 3-4 in levels 7,8, and 9. I'm playing without th...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Tue Feb 27, 2001 10:37 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Project image: way too powerful
Replies: 23
Views: 1622

I enjoy finding them too, but I'm stupid enough to come and post what ammounts to "Cheating makes the game too easy!"
by Giles the Sorcerer
Tue Feb 27, 2001 10:28 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: PC vs. PC battle for supremacy - ends speculation once and for all
Replies: 172
Views: 5944

A) Stoneskin, Mirror Image, MANTLE. Two, a high assasin can't dispell invis since they can't cast spells. If we are playing without the cap, then set up contingency and chain contingency with sunfire and wilting, which will NOT be reflected by the reflection cloak as they are not aimed at the other ...
by Giles the Sorcerer
Tue Feb 27, 2001 6:48 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Project image: way too powerful
Replies: 23
Views: 1622

Thats a ridiculous complaint, if it is too easy, don't exploit bugs and summon more then 5 creatures. BTW, the AI really needs to learn when NOT to target spells.
by Giles the Sorcerer
Tue Feb 27, 2001 6:25 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: PC vs. PC battle for supremacy - ends speculation once and for all
Replies: 172
Views: 5944

WE CAN'T TEST IT OUT. BG assumes your a friendly, so many many spells don't work (Wilting, invis, true sight.) against the other character.