I play BG2 with not too many but considerable number of mods. Anyway, I still can’t decide who should I put in thief slot after Yoshimo is gone. Currently I am in chapter 2 but this thought occupies my mind.
It is of the most importance to mention that I play evil party and that limits the freedom to pick any of the available candidates.
My thoughts are:
Hexxat: I couldn’t find any positive review of her everybody agrees about the dull and shallow writing so I’m not interested in her if there is any better option. Actually, at the moment I have her in my party and I have to say that I’m not impressed to say at least. I’m about to remove her to make room for Edwin most likely as he is about to become available.
Imoen: I played with her before, few years ago, so I don’t remember how good of the option she is. Especially for an evil party. Anyway, I read somewhere that she is very silent and doesn’t have anything interesting to say. However, I have many NPC related mods such as Imoen friendship and I wonder if she is interesting enough option for my party?
Jan: I never ever had him in my party and since its release I played BG2 4 or 5 times so I actually could take him but again, he is chaotic neutral and many neutral characters are good in essence, how about him? Will he fit into evil party? (Viconia, Dorn, Korgan)
Another question, can I add some NPC mods to my current install or it will ruin my game? I have installed most of NPC-related mods but only few of additional NPCs.
Also, I am enjoying a lot the Viconia Friendship mod (and there may be some other mods I have too). There is plenty of banters with her involvement and conversations with her are interesting and complex. In my party, she is the most interesting character.
(Viconia, Dorn, Korgan, Yoshimo, Hexxat - I am about to exchange Hexxat for Edwin)
I also have to acknowledge Yoshimo with his friendship mod but I know that he won’t stick around for long.
Could you recommend me an evil party – especially a thief (including or excluding mods) based on their content and how they get along with each other (the NPCs)? The question is not about the NPC’s stats of course but about the complexity of the relationships.