I am an old D&D player and the only games i have ever played are Baldurs Gate 1 & 2 back at the time, great experience! One friend gave me Baldurs Gate 1 EE and told me to play it again after so many years, mentioning we had missed so many things and parts of the adventure back then... (Also have to mention i love the fact this game is so popular until now and people are passionate about it and have played it so many times!)
So, a quick background update. I have only played each game once and i dont remember a lot after all this time. Also i have never played any expansions for either game. Should i play all and what is the right order?
My two favorite classes on D&D are rogue and wizard.
On Baldurs Gate 1 i played with a solo rogue main character, and that was fun!
On Baldurs Gate 2 i played with a solo wizard main character, and that was also fun!
1) So, first question: Since i have never tried dual class or multi class characters, would you suggest a straight up wizard character or a rogue/wizard combo? And if the second, which one and how to create my main character?
I tried reading many posts and some people mention swashbuckler as an option. Any other ideas? And when should i dual class to wizard? What about stats etc?
2) Second question: First time i played the game i used the canon party. Loved Imoen, Minsc, Jaheira, but i remember i never really liked Khalid. I read there is a way to split the couples and i am not opposed to do that myself without killing someone on purpose. Still want to play a good/neutral party.
Whatever my main charecter is, should i keep Imoen as a thief till the end, right?
I used Minsc up front in close battle, but is he really better as an archer? What is the best way to play him?
The same about Khalid, what is he better at? When should i leave him somehere?
And who the best tough guy for up front battle? Ajantis? Yeslick?
Who is the best healer? I used Jaheira back then.
Also how good are Kivan and Coran? What are they better at?
I know thats a lot... Hope i made myself somewhat clear.
I like the game for the quests, the people, the conversations, the exploring etc... but i tend to be hold back by details, always thinking what would be best... So i want some help to decide and get started to get lost in that world again!
My thought is to have a main character that i would like to play (wizard, or wizard/rogue combo), 2 people that are good in battle up close (Minsc? and who else?), Jaheira, Imoen as an archer (right?), and Dynaheir as a second caster.
But nothing is set in stone! Just Imoen for sure. All the rest are up for grabs...
Lastly, i just remember i read over and over again that people do things only with their main character or with Imoen, to level up before getting any more party members. I always got them straight away. Should i do it for a bit in the beginning and if so until when?
Thank you all in advance!