As mentioned in the latest Beamblog entry, Beamdog are in the process of testing the Steam achievement system. I've thought it would be a good thing to discuss this system as it's now, so that we could give them our feedback.
BGEE has currently only 5 achievements:
Loremaster - Have a Lore skill of 100 or more.
Untouchable - Have an Armor Class of -15 or lower.
BG2EE has a lot more:
The Book of Kaza
Track down the Book of Kaza for Korgan.
Help Keldorn settle matters with his family.
Help Jan's loved ones.
Find a way to break Jaheira's curse.
Help Mazzy Fentan's sister.
Help Nalia prove the corruption within the Roenall family.
Acquire the Planar Sphere.
I'll Keep This
Acquire de Arnise Keep.
Peace At Last
Friends Like These
Rescue Haer'Dalis from a grim fate.
The Nether Scroll
Help Edwin track down the Nether Scroll.
A Battle for the Ages
Defeat Kangaxx the demilich.
Free the mage, Vithal, in the Underdark.
No Child Left Behind
Find and return Garren Windspear's missing child.
Reunite Cernd with his estranged family.
I Dub Thee
See Anomen join the Order of the Most Radiant Heart.
To the Limit
Don't Mind Us
Acquire the thieves' guild.
Acquire a chamber in your temple.
Black Dragon Slayer
Shadow Dragon Slayer
Red Dragon Slayer
Time to Slay
Silver Dragon Slayer
Green Dragon Saviour
Reach level 30 with a cleric, druid or shaman.
Reach level 30 with a fighter, ranger, paladin, monk or barbarian.
Reach level 30 with a thief or bard.
Reach level 30 with a mage or sorcerer.
In Balduran's Image
Don the sword, shield, helm, and plate of Balduran.
Purchase the Robe of Vecna.
The Play's the Thing
Obtain the deed to the theater.
Speak to the Spirit of the Grove.
Cabin In the Woods
Acquire your own cabin.
Acquire a chamber within the paladin order.
A Sister's Sacrifice
Construct Crom Faeyr.
The Holy Sword
Recover Carsomyr, the Holy Avenger.
Fury of the Heavens
Acquire the Celestial Fury blade.
Light in Darkness
Find the source of evil in the temple ruins outside the Umar Hills.
Fang and Claw
Put a stop to the strange animal attacks at Trademeet.
A Daring Escape
Worst Day Ever
Have Disease, Fatigue, and Poison active at the same time.
Best Day Ever
Have Bless, Chant, and Luck active at the same time.
Become a Fallen Paladin or a Fallen Ranger.
Raised enough gold to hire assistance.
Across the Sea
To Hell and Back
Return to the Surface
Inmates Running the Asylum
Kill 1000 creatures.
Acquire Despised Reputation.
Complete the game solo.
Become a Grandmaster.
Have a Lore skill of 100 or more.
Have an Armor Class of -15 or lower.
Lord of Murder
Complete the game on Legacy of Bhaal difficulty.
Friend of Volo
Complete the game on Story Mode difficulty.
Acquire Heroic Reputation.
Reach 150 hit points.
Sacrifices Must Be Made
Finish the game with a full party of dead allies.
Leave No Friend Behind
Finish the game without any party members dying.
Friend of Darkness
Disarm the traps in the lower level of the wizard's dungeon.
The Fifth Challenge
The Fourth Challenge
The Third Challenge
The Great Detective
Solve the Skinner Murders.
Return Wellyn's missing bear.
Trade Must Flow
Break the trade monopoly in Trademeet.
Close the Eye
Destroy the Cult of the Unseeing Eye.
Heart of the Abyss
Discover the secrets of the Planar Sphere.
Put Hendak in charge of the Copper Coronet.
The Second Challenge
The First Challenge
Felling the Giant
Took a Chance
The Seven Statues
Heavy Is the Head
Sieze the Throne
Increase an attribute score to 25.
I think that the BG games didn't need
any achievements, but since they're already worked on, there's no harm in getting them.
My view is that there're too many achievements. 93 is too much. I see a lot of quest achievements and personally think that the majority of them are not needed. Maybe only the achievements about the main quest should stay, and about rare (more hidden) quests, like the Twisted Rune.
I like achievements that don't include any quests: Finish the game without any party members dying, Complete the game solo, Complete the game on Legacy of Bhaal difficulty.
The achievement I would like to be added a lot
is Finish the game without the main character dying. BG has a rich history of no-reload runs and this achievement will really be of a help to us, no-reloaders.
Also, it's unclear how the "Flying Solo" achievement could be transferred to BGEE, since Imoen joins the party automatically.
I don't have a steam version of the game, but if I did, after the achievemens are added, I would be trying to get all of them, which would mean new and new runs through the game (and this is a good thing).
P.S. The visuals of the achievements are superb. The icons look nice.