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What do you skip?

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  • WatchForWolvesWatchForWolves Member Posts: 116


    Seems obvious to me that everybody would turn Minsc down if they were truly RPing.

    "A classic damsel in distress! How could anyone refuse?"

  • SimulacreSimulacre Member Posts: 79


    Seems obvious to me that everybody would turn Minsc down if they were truly RPing.

    "A classic damsel in distress! How could anyone refuse?"

    Just ask a feminist. :wink:

  • fluke13fluke13 Member Posts: 311
    Nah, you can totally roleplay and recruit Minsc. You found the girdle of change gender before you even met him and only the best assassins using magical means can track you down and overcome your gender change disguise. Minsc is superpowerful and unlike others, who you wouldn't want to drag into danger, you don't feel guilty putting Minsc in danger, as he often returns the favour.

  • SimulacreSimulacre Member Posts: 79
    edited October 3
    And here we go again for a roleplaying debate !

    I'd argue that the gender disguise is useless if your companions give you away. Should you keep Imoen, Khalid and Jaheira in your party - and you should from a roleplay perspective - then it's not going to fool assassins.

    Try to envision the scene :

    * Hey Dan, who's that sweet little girl protected by the exact same persons that were protecting the target three days ago ? *

    * I dunno Mike, but it's not like they would just get rid of the lad. Would they ?

    * I guess not.. Besides, that chick with the annoying accent is still there. Isn't she supposed to be a friend of the target or something ?

    * Indeed, and the other two are close friends of the dead geezer. They wouldn't be here if the target had left. So it must be him under some sort of spell. *

    * Are you sure ? *

    * Who cares ? Worst case scenario we kill an innocent, BIG DEAL... we're assassins ! *

    * Oh, right... Sorry Dan, I'm so silly sometimes. Let's get the poisoned arrows then. *

    See what I mean ?!

    You're also meant to head straight to the Friendly Arm Inn and get Khalid and Jaheira asap after the ambush. Because of that, you'll be seen by somebody BEFORE you can change your gender.

    Remember that racket near the stairs of the Inn ? Yeah, that one time when you had to kill a battered wizard in front of just everyone ? Or do you remember what happened right after when you entered the Inn and had to search through the whole place to find Khalid and Jaheira with a blood-tainted jacket and a dire smell ? Well, guess who's going to come forward with intel for a few coins ?

    You'll need the people you can trust - and there aren't many, just three at this point - and there's no way you can consider surviving on your own unless playing a crazy person. Getting to the Friendly Arm Inn makes this tool impracticable because by the time you get it your physical appearance doesn't matter anymore. Plenty of ways to recognize you.

    You could argue that soloing the game would resolve the problem. But is soloing the game a valid roleplay experience ? Not too sure about that. I guess that's another debate.

  • DordledumDordledum Member Posts: 102
    When playing a good character I always accept Minsc quest because the other 2 answers are really harsh. But I hardly ever take em along for the entire ride. No reason to. Just make sure Dynaheir is safe and dump them both in Nashkel.

  • LadyRhianLadyRhian Member, Moderator Posts: 11,221
    I always take Minsc (and Dynaheir), Imoen, Jaheira and Khalid. I even take Xzar and Montaron early on- because I need meatshields, but I let them go If/when they survive the assassin on the steps of the FAI. If they die, I loot their bodies before moving on- it's not like they are going to be needing or using that stuff, anyway...

    But I do like Minsc. Yeah, he's not the sharpest tool in the drawer, but he has a good heart, which is what I like about him. I find him a more interesting character than Ajantis, the other "good Fighter class" Minsc and I end up being fighting Bros (even though I play female characters).

    I do like Rasaad, though. He's pretty Adorkable.

  • Yulaw9460Yulaw9460 Member Posts: 607
    Huh. Funny you should mention it, 'cause in my latest run through the game I skipped SoD entirely.

  • redlineredline Member Posts: 264
    Yulaw9460 said:

    Huh. Funny you should mention it, 'cause in my latest run through the game I skipped SoD entirely.

    I'll likely do that next time. It's relatively short and, while fun, the lack of mod support means it's going to be pretty much identical for me each time.

  • UnderstandMouseMagicUnderstandMouseMagic Member Posts: 2,032
    Yulaw9460 said:

    Huh. Funny you should mention it, 'cause in my latest run through the game I skipped SoD entirely.

    I don't think that counts.
    It's an entirely seperate game.

  • ChroniclerChronicler Member Posts: 419

    Yulaw9460 said:

    Huh. Funny you should mention it, 'cause in my latest run through the game I skipped SoD entirely.

    I don't think that counts.
    It's an entirely seperate game.
    I "skip" bg2 and ToB in most playthroughs in the sense that I restart before I get to them.

  • Yulaw9460Yulaw9460 Member Posts: 607

    I don't think that counts.
    It's an entirely seperate game.

    Funny. In my mind, the import function from BGEE to SoD always seemed to contradict that statement, but I guess I was wrong then. Silly me.

  • DordledumDordledum Member Posts: 102
    edited October 12
    To get back to roleplaying CHARNAME:

    If I really do roleplay her as best as possible (as I try on my current run), I do end up ignoring/skipping most sidequests. This is ok and doable until Cloakwood Mine (for me at least), the encounter there before entering the mine is simply too tough!

    I'm now off to gain some exp by doing some sidequests after all, but it slightly irks me to do so.

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