So, has been a long time since I landed on BG, and I never tried the Beam expansion.
I used to be a very experienced player (full modded) used to cheese all the contest to min/max, like reward exp from quests stacked before dual classing and all the kind of stuff that you can think about in a modded game.
Now, I would like to take the things a bit easier and dont meta basically at all. I noticed that is now possible to create a full party without going into multiplayer mode (kinda nice if u ask me, playing with NPC after so many years it's kinda boring for me).
A couple of questions:
a) I'm gonna run the whole BG1 for new exp cap + Tome. Can u import also the other created chars into BG2 for better exp or not? Guess not, but u are never sure
b) my party for BG2 (yeah, only 1 mage
Main: Kensai 9 / thief: so much nostalgia, 19/19/19/16/10/10 with tomes, guess I could have maxed int for mindflayers but honestly who cares. Scimitars since I love them and then will see. A strong option that I'm considering is to not level up a single thief level before 10 to not waste any pips till I regain fighter levels (ok this is cheesy, but let me do things in style)
Berserker 7/ cleric: not required, but still lovely char if u ask me. Not gonna dual at 9 to not bumb the party too much (I will NOT cheese exp for dual classes in anyway, like I said, so I will run with gimpsed chars for a bit)
Fighter/illusionist: for the LUL, 2 dual classes chars seems already op enough in an unmodded hard game, and who needs necromancery anyway?
Archer: it's problably the most damaging class mid BG2, I never really play it since it's not that needed and single dimensional, but for once I want to run with one of those.
How does this looks like? I will consider adding a 5th char (thief) to not metagame too much while gaining those 10 levels of exp with my main. Or, if this slow my exp too much, I can level up to Thief 3 with my main to have some thief skills and just stay at 4 man party, even if in this case I'm gonna waste some pips on him I guess.
No matter what last slot will be for quest NPC. I dont like bg1 that much but I will most likely complete the whole bg2 run.
Any suggestion on this particular party composition? Wasting one of the +1AP off hands seems disturbing, but I guess some merchant will gain a lot by reselling one of those ;P