Hi, friends, I've been thinking about ideas for my next BG run, and one of the things I'm thinking about is trying to carry both Neera and Rasaad through the whole trilogy, since I've never experienced Beamdog's new content in BG2:EE.
I play minimal reload, and I'm worried enough about carrying Rasaad through BG1, in hopes of a "warriors are linear, wizards (monks) are quadratic" sort of payoff in BG2, without also having to worry about wild mage surges causing reloads.
So, I'm thinking of Keepering Neera into a sorceress. I think her story will still make pretty good sense with her as a sorceress, especially if I imagine that all sorcerers are considered "wild mages" by the wizardly establishment. After all, sorcerers are the traditional class that is considered "undisciplined, chaotic, drawing on intuition and innate ability for their magic instead of careful study and learning, without regard for the safety of others", and to me, the wild mage class seems to be a variation on the theme.
For precedent and example, any "mage" who is either male or practicing away from the auspices of the White Tower in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" world, is considered to be a "wild mage," or "wildling". The Red Ajah in Jordan's world is at least somewhat similar to the Red Wizards of Thay in the Forgotten Realms world.
My question here is, when I recruit Neera, and use Keeper to set her to level zero, change her class, and then relevel her as a sorceress, will her wild surge variable be erased, or will I wind up with a sorceress who has wild surges?
If the answer is that her wild surge variable will still be there, I would like to know what I need to do in Keeper to erase it.
Also, feel free to use this thread to discuss any thoughts about sorcerers vis a vis wild mages, as I am also interested in game philosophy along these lines.