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by Thomas
Mon Feb 05, 2001 3:11 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Halfling Assassin
Replies: 4
Views: 958

You get 30 points to distribute on the first level as a thief but don't worry so much about maxing out quickly. The ring of lockpicks is available very early in the game, held by a traitor shadow thief right by the shadow guilds backdoor entrance, and boost open locks by 25%. The ring of danger sens...
by Thomas
Mon Feb 05, 2001 11:38 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Interesting side occurrence with Neeber
Replies: 12
Views: 643

I don't get you guys. Why don't you just click on Neeber fiftheen times and get the experience. Same with Noober in BG1. Takes three seconds for 1000 xp for each of the party members. Or is it so that you didn't know that you can initiate dialogue with Neeber by clicking at him in order to "speed hi...
by Thomas
Mon Feb 05, 2001 4:21 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: beloved sorcerers
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

To Giles the Sorcerer. Yes, Greater Malison does indeed stack as does the Doom spell. A favourite tactic is to use a spelltrigger with three Greater Malison and then clean up the place with Chromatic Orbs and Skull Traps. :d I usually ignore spellremoval spells until I can reach the Pierce Shield sp...
by Thomas
Sun Feb 04, 2001 5:51 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: More commersials for a good patchsite.
Replies: 0
Views: 309

More commersials for a good patchsite.

[url="http://members.home.net/mrkevvy/"]http://members.home.net/mrkevvy/[/url] His newest bugfixpatch contains a whole slew of really nice fixes and it finally sets Jaheiras romance to a pace that possible without having to leave the computer running during nights. Since I have nothing but good expe...
by Thomas
Sun Feb 04, 2001 5:44 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Eastereggs...
Replies: 11
Views: 1065

I don't know about you but Vicona debating with Nalia about the issue about kommunism versus kapitalism took me by complete suprise. Not very funny to read perhaps but quit unexpected. The whole buisness with carrying the rougestone to the bridge district and opening the door with it was also a quit...
by Thomas
Sun Feb 04, 2001 5:37 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: beloved sorcerers
Replies: 26
Views: 1293

I too must confess that the very formidable flexibility of the sorcerer have made me create one for each session of BG2 I played, using the shadowkeeper to alter one of the NPC into that kit. The ability to choose your spell when it is needed and cast it quite a number of times if necessary is very ...
by Thomas
Tue Jan 30, 2001 2:36 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Official BG2 add-on!
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Really? I heard that the label "The Throne of Bhaal" was given to BG3, wich is currenly just under "Yes, it's possible that we will make a sequel after a couple of years" stage at Interplay. I'm getting a bit worried though since the wast majority of messages on boards around the web express a lot o...
by Thomas
Sun Jan 28, 2001 3:14 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Kensai/Mage levels
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Level 14 as you get the second 1/2 attack a round then.
by Thomas
Sat Jan 27, 2001 8:02 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Berserker/Mage
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Sounds like a rules conflict to me. Because of the system that the developers used to add classes and multiclasses then the game doesn't recognise some variants of levels and multiclasses. You can't hack your character to be a thief/druid for example. Try downloading the rules patch from [url="http:...
by Thomas
Fri Jan 26, 2001 3:15 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Stronghold question...
Replies: 1
Views: 433

'Fraid not. Only case when one can get two strongholds is when one of the is the fighters keep. All the other strongholds are better scripted it seems.
by Thomas
Fri Jan 26, 2001 6:45 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Irenicus, Bhaal and BG3
Replies: 16
Views: 939

If I understood my "gamelore" correctly then Bhaal is trying to pull a "Mystra" on the realms. Hence he has instilled portions of himself into mortals, his many children to be precise. With each death of those children a small portion of the "fallen" god is added to a whole that presumably is the ol...
by Thomas
Thu Jan 25, 2001 2:30 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Question for Monk Experts
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Monks can not wear helmets but can wear ioun stones as well as the odd helmet you put together in Firrkrags dungeon. Monks can wear bracers. The game doesn't want to the monk to be a "traditional" monk as much as it wants it to be a master at unarmed combat. There's little need to use any weapons fo...
by Thomas
Thu Jan 25, 2001 2:21 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Armor
Replies: 7
Views: 494

I was sadly the one that started the rumor about being able to find the robe of the neutral archmage on the body of the mage that hunts Edwin. I just recently tried to verify this and found out that in spite of wearing these robes he does not actually drop them. Just like Xzar who is wearing the rob...
by Thomas
Tue Jan 23, 2001 1:52 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Main Character
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Yes that's correct. That's your stronghold quest.
by Thomas
Tue Jan 23, 2001 11:59 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: When this board ain't enough...
Replies: 16
Views: 998

I have made a little poking around and experimented with various bards at various levels against hostile summoned monsters. I'm sad to report that I could see no effect whatsoever from the bards song. If it's there then it's marginal and invisible (doesn't go into account as a modification of a roll...
by Thomas
Tue Jan 23, 2001 11:25 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: When this board ain't enough...
Replies: 16
Views: 998

I know the feeling, Astafas. I've searched high and low for some answers regarding the game, and since I am a "netnerd" I must confess that it was a very troughout search as well. It turned out in the end that not even the developers managed to answer my questions, having quite simply forgotten the ...
by Thomas
Tue Jan 23, 2001 11:13 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Create new kits for BG 2!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Well you did get me actually, Astafas. I just had no idea what kind of editing that would actually pass as a "kit" and no idea whatsoever how to create something interesting. The developers of BG2 did a really great job in creating the ones included in the game so I've not been able to come up with ...
by Thomas
Mon Jan 22, 2001 6:49 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Couple of questions/comments
Replies: 13
Views: 616

I felt that it's worth to point out that Mazzy got gets two strength spells per day as one of her special powers. Getting the girdle of ogre strength seems a bit wasted on someone that can so easily increase her strength when needed.
by Thomas
Mon Jan 22, 2001 6:45 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Why are Contingencies and Spell Triggers bugged ?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Sadly I can only confirm that the spells in question are bugged. Apparently the sorcerers spell levels are "tagged" differently than other spellcasters wich makes the game confused. Having not played with a sorcerer for a long time now I don't recall what had to be done to fix this.
by Thomas
Mon Jan 22, 2001 12:25 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Soloing question
Replies: 10
Views: 488

If you got a potion of haste then run up, stab him and let him trigger his spells. Then run down the stairs as he starts to cast his new spell. Go up and let him start casting another spell and then immediatly head down. Keep this up and he never gets to actually cast a single spell. When he runs ou...