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by Thrain
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: a technical issue
Replies: 5
Views: 462

cheers fable. how do i slow the speed?
by Thrain
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: a technical issue
Replies: 5
Views: 462

i've re installed and patched twice. it's the same problem over and over. a couple of the area files cannot be read from the disks
by Thrain
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: a technical issue
Replies: 5
Views: 462

a technical issue

i have a full install. unfortunately, one or two areas do not seem to have been installed. i can't copy them from the disk and the disk does not seem to read them when i need them.

what do i do?
by Thrain
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Presenting my last Party!
Replies: 25
Views: 1647

i like dualled rangers. you get better turn undead in SoA and access to the spells earlier. getting access to more holy powers earlier is better imo. plus you get more HP, earlier weapon profs etc.
by Thrain
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: the dual class question
Replies: 4
Views: 554

the dual class question

i've recently started playing again, with a fighter/mage. now, i always advocated the use of dual classed clerics (ranger or fighter base first) due to the spell holy power giving you a good thaco. playing my f/m, i've notived tensor's transformation also gives you fighter thaco. am i missing out on...
by Thrain
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Pure cleric, fighter/cleric or ranger/cleric for a newbie?
Replies: 22
Views: 6200

doesn't the spell holy power work just like divine power in 3.5? that alone gives the dual class an edge. having said that, in the late (read: ToB) game, getting high level fighter abilities is priceless. i seem to recall also that above a certain level, you don't really gain that much as a spellcas...
by Thrain
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Neverwinter Nights 2
Topic: Discussion: Fighter Build
Replies: 11
Views: 11403

because of the dex requirements, two weapon fighting is best combined with weapon finesse.

it is also best for rogues with high sneak attack damage - more attacks equals more hits equals more applications of sneak attack.

whereas for damage only, two handed and strength is best for fighters
by Thrain
Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Neverwinter Nights
Topic: brewing potions and scribing scrolls
Replies: 2
Views: 918

brewing potions and scribing scrolls

having installed the expansions, i have the extra feats and prestige classes available. i've never finished the OC, so i started again with a cleric (planning on adding a couple of levels of fighter/dwarven defender). my first feat has been scribe scroll. i can't for the life of me figure out how to...
by Thrain
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: solo play in BG 2
Replies: 20
Views: 2190

because monks aren't powerful at all :eek:
by Thrain
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Familiar Scroll?
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

[quote="Miscreant]Any character can have a familiar.[/quote"]

ah. potion swap. forgot about that.
by Thrain
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Perfect four member party
Replies: 55
Views: 5684

the four person party makes the game harder in the early stages, but one or two quests into chapter two and you will notice a difference. if you have ToB installed, the four person party is immensely powerful and after half of chapter two's quests, you won't face a challenge until the very end of th...
by Thrain
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Familiar Scroll?
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

only mage characters can get familiars.

insane makes all monsters (including spells from mages) do double damage.

and those aren't good stats. they are incredibly good stats. godlike even.
by Thrain
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Illyich the ****
Replies: 12
Views: 1241

enemies can't open doors. use it to your advantage
by Thrain
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: solo play in BG 2
Replies: 20
Views: 2190

all mage characters find soloing easier simply because of the amount of mages you face. f/m/t, sorceror and the kensai->mage are the easiest to solo with. HOWEVER, a simple fighter/theif can do the game but provide the challenge of absolutely no magic at all. what it does give you is detect illusion...
by Thrain
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Dual classing question
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

it has been a very very long time since i've been to these boards. so, hello once again. from fighter to cleric - you can take proficiencies in non cleric weapons, but when you dual class, you can take proficiencies in only in cleric weapons and when the fighter class reactivates your proficiencies ...
by Thrain
Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate III
Topic: Settings & Story in BGIII
Replies: 72
Views: 29781

i have posted on here before. i'm sure.

obviously the story in the original baldur's gate games is finished. i would like to play as baldur and see his rise to fame and fortune.
by Thrain
Sun Jul 03, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Favorite quotes from characters, anyone?
Replies: 150
Views: 21072

bondari reloads. an absolute classic scene from the game
by Thrain
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Help choosing new PC
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

as you move further into ToB, dual classes (espcially ones which dual at level 9) do get outshone by the multiclasses. as a multiclass, you get more HLAs, more weapon pips and you can go toe to toe with any character.
by Thrain
Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: Forest of Mir - Master Wraith fight (SPOILERS)
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

a level 34 (i think) cleric can chunkify kangaxx in his demi-lich form.

highly satisfying.
by Thrain
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Favorite quotes from characters, anyone?
Replies: 150
Views: 21072

i think it's a banter pack dialogue but if you equip minsc with lilarcor and have jaheira in the party, lilacor's request to see jaheira's sword is priceless. the evil characters do have the best banter. edwin always makes me laugh, as does korgan. jan winding up anomen is hilarious as is viconia be...