A different approach.

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A different approach.

Postby gozpel » Wed Jun 06, 2001 4:43 pm

I know many of you dislike dualled / multiclass chars...I didn't like the slow levelling rate either before, but then I tried a multi, fighter/mage/thief. I already finished the games twice with single-classed chars so I wanted a new challenge.

And I promise you, this is fun to solo with this triple guy :) He get easy xp by learning spells as a mage and lots of xp with the thief skills. Walking around with
-8 AC and the weapons: staff of rynn, tuigan bow and some wands (esp cloudkill) I don't think I had this fun in the earlier games!

Of course I wear the boots of speed and helm against charm, and even with the knowledge I won't get the best spells in the game, I think this is something you should try :)

I'm at lvl 11/11/13 atm and I could probably change some items to make him even better, but for now I'm happy...but perhaps that won't last long...on my way to the underdark soon...hehehehe

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Postby fable » Wed Jun 06, 2001 4:55 pm

Actually, if you've been following these boards, you'll know that most of us *do* like playing dual-classed characters, and quite a few enjoy multi-class, as well. Soloing with multi-class characters is another matter, though.

Easy experience learning spells...? If you're doing a solo class mage (or the mage part of a dual-class), you can work up to mid-level 9: that's all. If you're multi-classing, you'll do much worse, perhaps three classes if you start right away. That's easy experience, but it's very slight.

Of course, you're soloing, which makes things a like easier--in one way, since you'll personally acrue every bit of experience. On the other hand, if you're dividing all that experience up by three classes, you're slowing your development down quite a bit.

With ToB coming along, I'm inclined to think fewer people will be multi-classing. With such a high experience cap, the temptation is to go all out and try to learn all the skills and/or spells relevant to any given class--I know I will. :)
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Postby gozpel » Thu Jun 07, 2001 4:08 am

fable, I haven't followed these boards no more than a few days :) and to read up on all the topics will take time (but I will do it)

I can see some topics (with search about dualled or multi PC's), but most posts consists of the famous Kensai/Mage and Cleric/Mage and so on...and that's why I thought trying the F/M/T variant...

Sure, as you say fable...I lose already by putting all xp into 3 slots, but did I mention challenge in my first post? ;)

That's exactly why I do it...using a char that would be considered as average or mediocre at the best, but still have enough of all "needed" skills to continue. Yes, many fights are a pain (Planar prison for instance) but with wits and the chars skills it's quite possible to win anything! And the satisfaction of winning a special fight, makes it worth it.

Ok, I'm cheesy at a few occasions, using the wand of cloudkill...but then...if it is implemented, isn't it for use? It's not like I'm using shadowkeeper (or whatever the prog is called) to enhance anything. I wouldn't touch it! I fight on with my mediocre, but versatile dude and have fun.

What you say about ToB may be true, and then I start as always with a one class hero :) but this is still BG2 and I think it's amazing what a bit of patience and some witty ideas can lead you to. I am actually playing the game for the third time?

great to see the flow of responses ?

cheers

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Postby Bloodstalker » Thu Jun 07, 2001 12:12 pm

Just a post about shadowkeeper....I have it, but have only used it to get back certain items that I lose due to bugs. It beats reloading a save and having to do the same things again. Ok I am also very nosy and look into all of my characters with it. I don't change anything, but I like checking the global variables. That said after I beat this game I may go through again with a hacked party, but only after I do it fair.
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Postby fable » Thu Jun 07, 2001 12:47 pm

@Gozpel, I didn't mean to rain on your parade. Certainly, you're free to play anyway you like, and I've been a regular voice, here, urging people to stop defining the "single greatest party" and just enjoy themselves.

It was instead, the way you put it("And I promise you, this is fun to solo with the triple guy") that seemed to imply your fave was something suitable for everybody, and I responded to this. :)
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Postby Nippy » Fri Jun 08, 2001 4:14 am

I apologise but I might be starting another arument, however...

Shadow Keeper is a tool and you need to use it if you want to cheat of if you want to get something back. I completed BG1 and 2 without but I also like to have a super character to play through but ONLY after I complete something. I think it's pointless to cheat as it takes the accomplishment feeling out of a game if you cheat. However if have already completed what's the matter?

Just my opinion!
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Postby Locke Da'averan » Fri Jun 08, 2001 2:33 pm

Ï agree with you Nippy once you complete a game fairly you can cheat if it brings smth new and interesting to the game... IMO