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by Thrifalas
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Cloudkill + Web + Lower Resistens = Cheat?
Replies: 17
Views: 2372

No, not really. There are a lot of cheats in the game, but the only reasonable argument as to why that would be a cheat is that either 1 - you "know" the fight beforehand and takes advantage of it or 2 - the enemies can't do the same to you. 1 is kind of unavoidable. No matter if you prebuff or not,...
by Thrifalas
Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Ascension + Tactics Mod?
Replies: 18
Views: 4047

If I remember correctly, they do overlap slightly. If you install the "slightly smarter mages", which is the biggest understatement ever, all mages gets a lot of spells and contingencies. That means that Irenicus and Sendai will be a much bigger pain in the already challenging final battle of Ascens...
by Thrifalas
Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Improved Anvil
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

I decided to quit IA alltogether. From reading more reviews of it, it doesn't seem like my cup of tea. The game is definitely so heavily tweaked that it doesn't seem like the old game anymore - spells removed, all items reworked, etc. It would've been fine if it had been a total remake OR a tremendo...
by Thrifalas
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Improved Anvil
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

You didn't answer my question about the BioWare forum. I've already tried the mod with some items, it seems to work fine. And I can't imagine how fights like eclipse or kuroisan can disturb the IA mod, these mod's doesn't really change any areas, quests or scriptings. I am not really interested in t...
by Thrifalas
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Improved Anvil
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

Hehe, Saros, are you sarow_shadow_follower? I am Hidd on the improved anvil forum, hehe. Guess it's softer to speak here. I'll prolly solo it instead due to the increased experience thingie. Going for a grandfather of assassins and I hope that solaufein mod is compatible with IA. I recently found ou...
by Thrifalas
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Improved Anvil
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

Thanks for the post. How much harder would you say the battles are than say, battles such as Eclipse, UD sola, Ascension final and those battles that are generally considered though to beat the first times around?
by Thrifalas
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Improved Anvil
Replies: 13
Views: 3290

Improved Anvil

Anyone here who has played it? I was just planning a 2-char playthrough with no XP cap with all mods I could find that increased the epicness of both myself and the enemy (Ascension, Tactics, EoU, IU, Solaufein, Valen) and I ran into something called Improved Anvil. I thought about installing it on ...
by Thrifalas
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Intelligence in BG and BG2?
Replies: 10
Views: 10040

Nice stats. Add an extra 3 wis and you have my best roll all-time. It's a shame that stats doesn't really do anything in BG, though.
by Thrifalas
Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: GameBanshee News
Topic: Baldur's Gate Memories
Replies: 11
Views: 559

I loved to read about the Imoen and Sarevok parts. "Sigh... not another one of those pesky Sarevoks" made me laugh.

Thanks a lot, a wonderful read.
by Thrifalas
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Dual Classing confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 961

I can't seem to wrap my head around how exactly dual classing works. I'm playing a Human Blade right now and intend on dual classing to Fighter on level 16-18 (haven't decided yet; it's the spell slots that interest me), and I'm not sure how the following would work: It would not work at all. To du...
by Thrifalas
Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: A little help for the newbie - Paladins
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Purifier mainhand? Purifier is an off-hand weapon. If you want damage, the Fire Giant Girdle and Flail of Ages would be a much better pick. Or the Axe of Unyielding for the decapitation chance. Point is, the Inquisitor is a backup tank more than a damage dealer. 20% MR is good in those situations, a...
by Thrifalas
Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Old save, big dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 475

It's impossible to say. You can't have any items from those mods, and Tactics ads quite a lot. Some that are hard to recognize. Also, those "other small" mods we know nothing about, might be the same story there. But it should not be too hard to fix. If worst comes to worst, Underdark is only two ch...
by Thrifalas
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: A little help for the newbie - Paladins
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

The Carsomyr dispelling ability rarely ever dispells anything anyway, while the Inquisitor rarely fails to dispel.It is still a very good weapon due to its high level - it's the easiest available +5 weapon and the 50% MR is absolutely amazing. For a solo paladin I'd go with another combination, but ...
by Thrifalas
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Looking for a new experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

(I'm grabbing a certain NPC that shows up at the beginning of ToB) ***spoiler warning*** Depending on how experienced you are, I'd recommend you think twice about that. For some reason - I've yet to figure out why - Sarevok quite commonly turns against you in the last fight of Ascension. Now, not o...
by Thrifalas
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:34 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: A little help for the newbie - Paladins
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Oh, there's consent. It's well-noticed that the Undead Hunter is very useful and a lot better than a vanilla paladin (so is the Cavalier), but from a Powergaming perspective the Inquisitor is just way above everyone else, and every player who is on ascension/tactics-level knows this. The Inquisitor ...
by Thrifalas
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Looking for a new experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

I hate double posting, but I want to ask this: Does anyone have any suggestions for classes to play? I've played way too many Single-Classed thieves. Sorceress. If you don't like mages you should learn how to play and utilize them. Learning the ins and outs of spell defenses makes modded fights a l...
by Thrifalas
Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Looking for a new experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

I heard that they nerfed Demogorgon big-time for release, and he was pretty weak, so fighting him in his full form should be more interesting too. I mean, honestly, the three battles that ensue from inserting the keys are tougher than the guy they're concealing. Yeah well, that's no longer the case...
by Thrifalas
Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Looking for a new experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

It is. The developer is David Gaider, one of the game's original developer. Some fights are not made more difficult, but rather restored to what they had in mind pre-release. Then they had to cut the difficulty, which was probably a good thing. Although Ascenion makes the fights more of what they sh...
by Thrifalas
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Looking for a new experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

I have absolutely no idea. Never played with the tweaks. I just install everything as I see fit and it has always worked out for me so far. If they warned you about WeiDU mods it might be a good idea to uninstall them though.
by Thrifalas
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Looking for a new experience
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

They're all WeiDU mods. You can pick up Valen and Item Upgrade if you'd like as well. Playing all five mods combined will change your game so much you won't recognize it. So much overpowerdness that it makes your eyes hurt. ^^