Maybe a couple of you remember me from the BG1 subforum? I'll keep it short so it doesn't take too much of your time, but all the help you can give is greatly appreciated.
I have never played through Baldur's Gate 2 before, and I'm doing a "blind" playthrough, meaning I am avoiding spoilers, guides etc. I finally finished BG1EE this way, and I had a really great time. Baldur's Gate is indeed one of the very best if not the best RPG game ever made.
To avoid unnecessary frustration (and to avoid spoilers), I'd appreciate it if you could help me with these questions, as follows:
1) I do not yet own Siege of Dragonsphere. Should I do it now and play SoD first, instead? Some people seem to think it creates 'continuity problems' as the events of SoD can't possibly be mentioned in BG2EE seeing as SoD was released much later.
2) I already checked how to transfer my last savegame (and how to import), but what I could not find is: do other characters - for instance, Imoen - carry over as well (the way I levelled her thievery skills, her equipment etc)? If an NPC died in BG1EE - for instance, Edwin -, is he also dead in BG2EE?
3) Should I make "arrangements" in my BG1EE save before transfering the file over to BG2EE so I don't miss out on *something* etc?
This is it. Thank you again for your continued support.