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[Spoilers!] The long avaited Major update 15.11.2013 All you wanted to know about Hexxat

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  • GallowglassGallowglass Member Posts: 3,356
    @OYME: I see your point. However, just as a technicality, Viconia is a fine Cleric but not quite that exceptional - with the Tomes, you can build your own character into an even more powerful Cleric than her. (But yes, Edwin's special amulet makes him unmatchable as a pure Mage.)

  • QuartzQuartz Member Posts: 3,853
    Awong124 said:

    Quartz said:

    Well we could call Minsc "bland" because he's "just a ranger" but we know better than that, don't we?

    No. No I don't. I seriously fail to see what is so captivating about Minsc. Dumb benevolent brute who has an affinity for furry animals? He's a cliché.
    Not to mention a bully who tries to kill you if you don't help him, like you owe him something.
    True, he's particularly unlikeable in BG1; he seems very Chaotic Neutral honestly. In BGII, he at least gives you the vibe that he has your back.

  • rdarkenrdarken Member Posts: 660
    I liked Minsc on my first playthroughs ("LOL MINATURE SPACE HAMSTER? THAT'S HILARIOUS! HE HAS HEAD TRAUMA! LOL!!!"), but now I just find him pretty annoying. I don't find him to be that useful; he's certainly not much of a Ranger, but he lacks Fighter perks. And his berserk causes him to just bash everyone. He's not BAD, not by any means, but I don't think he's all that great, either, and I don't like his personality.

    QuartzzupskyTJ_Hooker
  • doggydoggy Member Posts: 313
    Hoping for a neutral thief to go along with all parties. I want to bring a good thief without having to make charname one. And a 4th new romance (and hopefully 4 new adventures) makes me have to roll 4 new charnames for the playthroughs. Also looking forwards to the bangers.

  • ZanathKariashiZanathKariashi Member Posts: 2,867
    Technically you can make a MUCH better BG then Dorn. Other then his 19 str he has literally nothing going for him, and you can match that with a strength manual (or even rolling for 18/00 is only a 1 damage, 100 wieght difference)...and even if you don't count that, he isn't eligible for the +3 str bonus an evil PC can get later which is exclusive to the player's character.

    Jarrakul
  • blackchimesblackchimes Member Posts: 323
    shawne said:

    Similarly, giving her a kit - especially Assassin or Shadowdancer - is problematic because she'd have fewer skill points, which undermines the whole reason she exists in the first place.

    Fewer skill points are no problem in BG2, where your starting level for a Thief is something like 10. Even for an Assassin, that means 40 + 9x15 = 175 skill points, and you'll be getting more every level.

    Meanwhile as a pure Thief you will eventually reach a level at which you'll have more points than you know what to do with, and it will feel "wasted".

    QuartzAristillius
  • JuliusBorisovJuliusBorisov Member, Administrator, Moderator, Developer Posts: 21,998
    Well, we play not only BG2 but also BG1 (and EE), don't we? And characters in BG1 don't have kits. But still they are attractive enough, name Ajantis, Shar-Teel, Imoen, Safana, Branwen... The fact they are unkitted don't stop us from using them. Moreover, do they suffer so much from not having any kits?

    I see absolutely no problem in Hexxat not having a kit. Her personality can interest me, her dialogs and quests can interest me, her special items can interest me. These things combined with the fact I have never used her before make it quite intriguing to me. Her kit or no kit at all is not so important.

    Moreover, if an NPC is not the class YOU want, your main character can make up for it. Want a swashy, a bounty hunter, a shadowdancer and Hexxat is a pure thief? No problem. Just become a swashy, a bounty hunter, a shadowdancer yourself and cover those areas Hexxat is not specialized in.

    Giving the only pure thief NPC (not dual-class or multiclass) in BG2 a kit means you can find it too narrow and not suitable for your party while not giving her a kit means much more parties will find a place for her.

    That's the great pro of creating your own hero - he will have exatly those traits you want him to have. And in the same time that's the good side of NPCs - they always stay themselves and gradually you begin to feel something towards them - eighter love or hate.

    Mortianna
  • blackchimesblackchimes Member Posts: 323
    bengoshi said:

    Well, we play not only BG2 but also BG1 (and EE), don't we?

    Yes, but this is about a BG2-only NPC.

  • shawneshawne Member Posts: 3,239

    Fewer skill points are no problem in BG2, where your starting level for a Thief is something like 10. Even for an Assassin, that means 40 + 9x15 = 175 skill points, and you'll be getting more every level.

    True, but even assuming you can get Hexxat early on, you can't determine the distribution of those existing skill points - it's the Alora problem all over again, where by the time you get to her she's put most of her focus in Pick Pocket rather than Find Traps or Pick Locks.

  • JarrakulJarrakul Member Posts: 2,029
    @blackchimes, to be perfectly frank, I think you're missing Bengoshi's point. It's not "BG1 NPCs don't have kits, so why should Hexxat?" it's "BG1 NPCs don't need kits (or even that many lines) to be interesting, so clearly it's perfectly possible to be interesting without a kit."

    @shawne, you're partially right. If Beamdog screws up Hexxat's skill distribution, that could be problematic. On the other hand, the existing BG2 thieves all have fairly sensible starting skill distributions (except possibly Nalia, who doesn't have enough points anyway). One would assume Beamdog knows by now what the minimal necessary thief skills are (find traps and open locks) and will have her put a bunch of points into them. Remaining stuff will probably go into stealth unless she's a swashbuckler, and if she's a swashbuckler I don't really care that much where the rest of it goes. So I don't think there's all that much to worry about, really.

    JuliusBorisov
  • 11302101130210 Member Posts: 381
    She looks evilly delicious. >:)

  • GoldenEggGoldenEgg Member Posts: 23
    I would assume she will be "evil" but changing to neutral / good somewhere down the line.

    A super sexy bad girl, who fell in with the wrong crowd and now must do the bidding of the truly evil big boss man. Deep down, under all of the revealing outfits and emotional issues is a heart of gold, waiting to be redeemed by EEforum member x right ???
    A year plus of Viconia worship on here, not that i'm entirely against that of course, surely has to count for something come EE2 :).

  • sarevok57sarevok57 Member Posts: 5,811
    i wouldnt mind if she's and evil thief, imoen with the ring of lock picks and danger sense gets over 100 points in open locks and find traps, so i use her as a thief for my good parties all the time, plus i think having mage perks are better than the thief ones ( except i like use any item, not much of a fan of trap setting and backstabbing which is what thieves are really made for)

  • SindyanSindyan Member Posts: 143
    I think it would be great to have her as neutral and depending on choices in her personal quest/game if she stays neutral or go good/evil

  • true_shinkentrue_shinken Member Posts: 84
    Wow, with the new NPCs, I just realized I won't be bringing Imoen along for the first time. Or I might just drop Rasaad.

  • CorvinoCorvino Member Posts: 2,269
    @true_shinken Rasaad is going to turn into a bit of an unkillable combat monster, as do all monks at level 13 or so. With a little bit of gear he'll be a very solid party investment.

    Southpaw
  • true_shinkentrue_shinken Member Posts: 84
    Corvino said:

    @true_shinken Rasaad is going to turn into a bit of an unkillable combat monster, as do all monks at level 13 or so. With a little bit of gear he'll be a very solid party investment.

    Yeah, I know, it's kind of ironic to drop him when he actually becomes powerful. I don't know which I care about most, a combat monster on my side or having Imoen simply because it makes sense.

  • ShinShin Member Posts: 2,345
  • AndrewFoleyAndrewFoley Member Posts: 744

    oh no our secrets

    Shut UUUUUP...

    Southpawelminstertypo_tillyStarflower2525
  • CorvinoCorvino Member Posts: 2,269

    oh no our secrets

    At least tell us how far off the mark we are!

    Mortianna
  • MortiannaMortianna Member Posts: 1,356
    As was done with Dorn, Neera, and Rasaad, I really hope Hexxat's portrait and a snippet of her back-story will be shared with us before BG2:EE is released. We have meta-gaming to do, after all! ^.^

  • PhillipDaiglePhillipDaigle Member Posts: 654
    Corvino said:

    oh no our secrets

    At least tell us how far off the mark we are!

    the less said, the better.

    SamuelVarg
  • AndrewFoleyAndrewFoley Member Posts: 744


    the less said, the better.

    I'm kind of mad they even know she's a thief...




    ...OR DO THEY?

    dundunDUNNNNNN

    SamuelVargGreedySadist
  • MadhaxMadhax Member Posts: 1,416
    Calling it now: Level 6 thief -> Mage. All points in Pickpocket.

    GrandeCbooinyoureyes
  • Awong124Awong124 Member Posts: 2,643
    Maybe it will turn out to not even be a she. Maybe it's just a very attractive man.

    SamuelVarg
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