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by Rav
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Journal not always updated *minor spoilers*
Replies: 2
Views: 1543

This is normal, though some popular mods do take care of this issue.
by Rav
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: -2 on attack roll *minor spoilers*
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Different armor types have different attack roll penalties or bonusses for the person attacking them. So when fighting someone in Chain mail, if you have a bludgeoning weapon you get a +2 to hit. If fighting someone in Leather, I believe you get a +2 to hit if you use a piercing weapon. You can see ...
by Rav
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Who doesn't like a good reputation!?
Replies: 4
Views: 2305

Yeah, the reputation system isn't perfect. It tries to be two things at the same time: 1) Reputation. So far so good. You solve big quests successfully, and the people of the land will hear about it, giving you discounts etc. 2) A number indicating how evil or good you are. This works not quite so w...
by Rav
Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: What's your favourite...
Replies: 44
Views: 7804

Suldanesselar, because it feels vibrant even when there is a war going on. Lots to do, great battles, and there is a sense of urgency. Tenser's Transformation. On a fighter/mage. Pure carnage. Blackrazor. It comes late, but it oozes flavour... and death. For good parties it would have to be the mace...
by Rav
Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Mass Effect Series
Topic: Your Mass Effect 2 ending *MAJOR SPOILERS*
Replies: 27
Views: 8110

This thread explains at least three times how you can make everyone survive. Exactly. You need the right people for each job. You asked a biologist to be a tech expert, an incredibly angry loner biotic to be a team leader, and grunt was taken because you did not choose one of your best biotics to m...
by Rav
Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Oh my god
Replies: 33
Views: 7608

So that was more time wasted. You know what else annoys me? That to cast lvl 9 spells you have to have Edwin. I don't want Edwin. Anyway, at least I've given up on the rolling... that was an addiction. They have not implemented that rule from the 2e PnP rules. Any mage can cast 9th level spells whe...
by Rav
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Experienced players advice required.
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Considering you want a relatively easy enough run through, I'd argue against blades and fighter/mages, who require a lot of fiddling with spells. Inquisitors are very simple. There are few binds that a double strength dispel magic cannot get you out of.
by Rav
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Is Irenicus supposed to talk?
Replies: 9
Views: 788

It should be in your sound options. I think it is called "environmental audio"
by Rav
Wed May 13, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: moan, whinge, whine, complain...
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

neutral characters will start to whinge when your reputation reaches 19. They will not leave your party, but if you kick them out, they will not want to rejoin later. Evil characters start complaining earlier (13, I think), but will also actually pack up and leave after a certain time once the rep g...
by Rav
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Intelligence in BG and BG2?
Replies: 10
Views: 10067

OK, thx guys (and girls?? ) Just one more thing... What the heck is a speed factor in weapon descriptions, and is it better for it to be a higher or lower number??? As soon as combat starts, your character won't immediatly attack. First, a 10 sided die will be rolled (virtually, of course ) your we...
by Rav
Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
Topic: THAC0 'Soft Cap'
Replies: 14
Views: 8198

Good to keep in mind. Thanks!
by Rav
Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Problem raising dead in Tutu
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Sure there should. If a party member is killed, you should find their garments and objects in a neat pile on the ground. Always happens. Note that I said "in the temple" . I thought the raise dead spell could only be purchased in temples in BG1/Tutu. Apparently, we are talking about scrolls here. T...
by Rav
Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Code of Ethics
Replies: 34
Views: 2608

"Lawful" does not mean obeying laws. Stupid, I know, but in D&D it always leans more to abiding by a certain personal code, whereas "chaotic" characters would be more inclined to decide one way on Tuesday and the other way on Wednesday. In PnP D&D, it is specifically stated that a paladin should tak...
by Rav
Sun Dec 28, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: Problem raising dead in Tutu
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

There shouldn't even be a bundle of clothes... so I am wondering: did you remove the party member in question from your party while in the temple? Because you shouldn't. The only way to make a raise dead work is by selecting the greyed out (dead) character, who is still in your party, and then purch...
by Rav
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: Jahiera Won't SHUT UP
Replies: 12
Views: 1978

I think it might be a glitchy Jaheira Romance. If you kick her out of the party and then take her back in, the romance will have ended and the problem is solved. Obviously, at cost of the romance.
by Rav
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: A little advice. (maybe spoilers)
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

At the very last, Level 13. Level 9 is a very popular option also. I am guessing you are about 11 now? I would not recommend Dual classing this late in your first run through. A single class fighter is actually rather powerful, and dual classing at this level means you probably wouldn't regain your ...
by Rav
Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: A little advice. (maybe spoilers)
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

You have a pretty wellrounded party, so I'd say: no worries, move on.
by Rav
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: A little advice. (maybe spoilers)
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

And the side quest will becomee unavailable temporarily, but eventually they will become available once more. My opinion: find out what the storyline is all about and rescue Imoen!
by Rav
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate
Topic: windowed mode
Replies: 5
Views: 9528

Play with baldur's gate tutu. The BG2 engine can handle 1680x1050 IIRC (or at least 1024 x 768)
by Rav
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Topic: A little advice. (maybe spoilers)
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

If you drop him right outside the keep though, he might not reappear after finishing that quest. Hence, it is best to send him back to his home. You will want to replay BG2, so you could wait for your second runthrough to pick up Jan and use him all the way through. I must admit though, he is hilari...