I guess there's already a lot of threads like this one.
I tried to search for some in the searchbar, but it gave nothing. And, I don't have the patience to look through all the pages.
So, it's the first time I'm playing BG2. I've played a lot BG1 back in the days, but I was such a fool that I never thought that playing with higher level guys will be great. Now, I did BGEE & BG2EE, and I'm beginning Throne of Bhaal. I've got a goody-do-good party who constitues of :
Cheesy Half-Elf Fighter / Mage good with bows and... halberds? (yeah, I know he's such an hipster)
Now, I'm to the point where I need to chose if I take Saverok in or not.
My four spellcasters are really fun and strong to play with when backed with two strong killers. Crazy-guy-with-chipmunk and old-white-suprematist-chevalier are really perfect in those roles.
Minsc is full plate dual-wielding the mighty Crom Faeyr (25 strength, guys, 25) and the best long sword or bastard sword for what's to chop. Keldorn is, of course, wielding Carsomyr, and I find his inquisitor skills so useful (spellcasters have no need of memorizing dispel magic or illusions). For Minsc, I found him fun, but I've read that he have no interesting RP in ToB. Plus, when I SMASHED REAL BAD BLOODY Irenicus, Minsc got beserk and killed Jaheira (in full plate with shield) with his 25 in a few blows. I'm starting to think that maybe I should have let him in his cage in Irenicus Dungeon.
So, I know Saverok have the best skills for any NPC, but he can't match 25, !25! of strength (sorry guys in all my humble games of AD&D, I've never seen a human with a 25). He starts at an lower level, but sure he will level faster than the specialists fighters. But he looks like really more fun in RP than Minsc or Keldorn. And I've read that you can change his alignement to goody-good.
I'm sure a lot of you guys faced this dilemma, and if you're eager to share your experience and advices (I've never played ToB, and didn't do Watcher's Keep, so I don't know what I will face, and which AWESOME weapons I'll find), I thank you very much.