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Postby Kalah » Oct 16 2007, 18:14

Hey, at least I followed up with something on-topic :tongue:

Another thought about the game, though, now that I play as a female: it seems the only (?) NPC romance is with that stuck-up bastard Anomen? Seems a little unfair, there are several possible romances if the portagonist is male, while they haven't made that much of an effort with the female ones... I know, most BG players are probably boys anyway, but still.
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Postby Angelspit » Oct 16 2007, 18:34

Ethric wrote:It's not all that fun to be godlike in a narrow scenario/storyarch. Maybe it has to do with the more power you have the more you could theoretically do, and the less sense it makes to keep up the one story you are forced onto?

Ah, good post, I agree completely. Bring me a short sword and a leather any day, that's what heroism is all about.

Kalah wrote:Seems a little unfair, there are several possible romances if the portagonist is male, while they haven't made that much of an effort with the female ones...

Yeah, blame Bioware for not letting you role-play your coming out... :D

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Postby Kalah » Oct 16 2007, 18:42

Hey, I know - how 'bout some hot lesbo action? Gotta find me one of them mods that allow for all kinds of romance crisscrossing :D
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Oct 16 2007, 19:33

That's what Mass Effect is for. :D
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Postby Infiltrator » Oct 16 2007, 20:33

Omega_Destroyer wrote:That's what Mass Effect is for. :D


Are they still making that console only?

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Oct 16 2007, 20:50

I'm sure it will be released for the PC someday. Most of BioWare's products have been.
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Postby Infiltrator » Oct 16 2007, 23:41

Jade Empire was eventually released on the PC and it had pretty bad reviews, probably because consoles bog down the gameplay/interface.

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Postby asandir » Oct 17 2007, 3:03

Kalah wrote:Hey, I know - how 'bout some hot lesbo action? Gotta find me one of them mods that allow for all kinds of romance crisscrossing :D


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Postby Kalah » Oct 20 2007, 19:26

Gaidal Cain wrote:the staff of wizardry you should have picked up in Athkatla (the one that grants invisibility on equip.


Which staff is that, exactly? What's its name? I'm using a staff as primary weapon for the first time, and the best one I've seemed to find is the Staff of Rynn 1D6+4
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Oct 20 2007, 19:55

Staff of the Magi. Can be found in the Bridge district, if you know how and can defeat a lich, a vampire, a beholder and a high-level mage.
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Postby asandir » Oct 20 2007, 23:55

STAF11 - Staff of the Magi

This type of staff is thoroughly linked of the image of the spellcasting
profession, rare though it is. It is among the most powerful tools that a
wizard can possess, the culmination of complex enchantment and endless study.
This particular example is good in melee, grants Invisibility, and offers
protection from Charms and Evil. It can also cast a Spell Trap, launch a
Fireball-Lighting Bolt combination, and Dispel Magic. The quintessential mage
item.

STATISTICS
Armor Class: +2 bonus
Saving Throws: +2 bonus
Equipped Abilities:
Invisibility
Immunity to Charm
Protection From Evil

Fireball-Lightning
Damage: combined lightning and fireball damage
Range: 150 feet
Use: Three times a day

Abilities: Trap Spell
Duration: 8 hours or until 30 spell levels have been trapped
Use: Once a day

Combat Ability (each hit): Dispel Magic
THAC0: +1 bonus (strikes as a +5 weapon)
Damage: 1D6 +1
Damage type: crushing
Weight: 4
Speed Factor: 4
Proficiency Type: Quarterstaff
Type: 2-handed
Requires: 5 Strength
Usable By
Mages


very nice, my mage always uses a sling though
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Postby Elvin » Oct 22 2007, 5:42

Ah yes I had found it the last time I went through shadows of Amn. Required a rogue stone to pass through a door you could not earlier. Naturally I would always forget that :D
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Postby asandir » Oct 22 2007, 6:59

I always try and do just about everything in the game, just to make it last that little longer
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Postby Elvin » Oct 22 2007, 10:40

Yeah it's more fun this way. Except in cases where you have to find every last 0.001% of a map as in symphony of the night or get every single pokemon, that's too boring for me. In baldur's gate I had taken every single mission and seen all areas but some things are bound to escape me :)
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Oct 22 2007, 15:37

Yeah. I like how I can play a game several times and discover new things. Of course, I could speed up the process by playing an evil character once in awhile.
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Postby darknessfood » Oct 22 2007, 17:08

Elvin wrote:Yeah it's more fun this way. Except in cases where you have to find every last 0.001% of a map as in symphony of the night or get every single pokemon, that's too boring for me. In baldur's gate I had taken every single mission and seen all areas but some things are bound to escape me :)


I had that game several times on 199.9%. Never found the last 0.01 % :(

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Postby Kalah » Oct 23 2007, 0:00

Just finished Watcher's Keep... It was hard, I can tell you, as I'm still in Shadows of Amn, not Throne of Bhaal. Haven't quite finished off Irenicus yet.

I took the easy way out and sealed the Demogorgon in with the help of Helm. I tried fighting the bastard, but he's just insane. I only had two +4 weapons, and those mariliths he keeps summoning are also hard. With no time stop working I didn't really get the time to summon in any planetar assistance either. Long story short, he totally kicked my bee-hind. So I gave up. Maybe I'll try again some other time...
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Oct 23 2007, 0:22

Real heroes finish off the Demogorgon.

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Postby Elvin » Oct 23 2007, 0:38

Only time I finished watcher's keep I was soloing with a wizard and surprisingly it wasn't that hard. Of course with no party he had gathered some crazy experience, I forget the level.
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Postby Kalah » Oct 23 2007, 1:52

Yeah, I'll retry it with the same character later.

Just killed Irenicus :)
I tried using Spell Trap on him, but it didn't seem to take. I tried hitting him over and over, but he seemed to carry on and on, killing off my summoned creatures, casting maze and horrid wilting... and then, just as a change of pace... he died. Eh? Turns out, that Globe of Blades spell I cast earlier had been cutting him up, since my character was standing right next to him.
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