Hellooooo, and hi! I've just arrived in Nashkel on my first run of BG:ee ever, and I've got some questions... one being whether or not I'll miss out on much story if I play an 'evil' party? I'm hoping that I don't get turned away by potential quest-givers--unless the quest-in-question is to rescue a baby from a burning house or something similarly saintly--simply because my reputation is super low.
Speaking of, right now it's either -6 or -9 and the only bad thing that has come of it is being ambushed by like 5 Flaming Fist Enforcers and one Flaming Fist Wizard upon entering the Burning Wizard (lol I know) in Beregost. I had to console>ctrl+y them and then make up a story about Tiax's greatness preventing our party from certain death. What's the lowest I should aim for if I don't want to lose my evil members but keep cool questlines from being inaccessible?
My party consists of Xzar, Kagain, Tiax, Kivan, and Rasaad (listed in order of personal affect). Jaheira and Imoen ditched me... Neera died by a skeleton's dart, Montaron by a hobgoblin, Khalid by an ogre. Will I have issues assembling a party or continuing into the next game even though I'm not really paying attention as to whether or not they'll appear in said sequel? I'm reading bits out of a strategy guide by Haeravon to determine who to recruit, but I don't really have a solid group that I want to play with. I just wanna keep Xzar alive, hopefully see him exceed 4 hitpoints. I'm playing a fighter-mage as charname.
Sorry if this is all long-winded but I'm just excited to be playing this and hope I come out at the end of the second game with a wonderful story and fun experience in my memory. Also, since I just bought BG2:ee since it was on sale, would starting a new run on that using Tutu or whatever yield a more enjoyable play through this series?
THANKS for reading all of this junk. Smiles, everyone, smiles! This is like some great fantasy.