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Things I love about IWD that are different from BG
I bought IWD literally like 2 days before IWDEE was announced. Whoops. Oh well. I preordered IWDEE anyway, b/c I'm excited to see it upgraded and I enjoy supporting the work of these fine folks.
Anyway, there are a couple of stark differences that I prefer over BG:
1. Treasure Chest Randomization - It makes the game a lot fresher for multiple play throughs (no I do not save/reload before opening a chest to get something else)
2. That I can't metagame identify a lot of magic items before they are actually identified, because they may just look like any other magic sword or something b/f identified. This is huge b/c with the amount of time I've played BG1&2, I just know what the lion's share of items are without identifying them ("oh, that's the cursed ring...."). In IWD I need to have a bard or get things identified some other way before safely using them.
I really hope they don't change these things, as they help tremendously in keeping some mystery.