Hey all! I've had this idea kicking around for quite a long time now, but I never thought I was up to making a fully fleshed NPC mod. However, with all the resources and great guides on how to accomplish this, I think it might actually be quite doable.
I've played BG2 more times than I can count. And while I enjoy nearly all the companions you can travel with, I've grown pretty bored of a lot of them. That's why I think NPC mods are so great. My problem, however picky I know it is, is that NPC mods are usually glaringly different from all the other companions in the game. And it's not always the writing, but simple things like the portraits or the NPC being unvoiced. I know being different is sometimes the point of NPC mods, but imo when I play a game I don't want a mod to feel super obvious.
That's why I was curious if anyone had any interest in the creation of an NPC that fits as seamlessly as possible into the game, and doesn't stand out or distract too much from the overarching story. Fully, professionally
voiced (including the first line of every personal dialogue shared with the NPC as per BG2's vanilla companions), an unaltered original commissioned portrait in a similar style to the vanilla portraits, a character that adds to the story but who's dialogue isn't so obviously different from the vanilla game's, etc. Things like this would be the intent behind the mod.
Like I said, I think all the NPC mods that already exist are incredibly impressive and entertaining. I just thought it would be interesting to attempt a project with this specific goal in mind, if people find it intriguing. As far as I know there hasn't been an NPC mod created like this before, unless I've missed something super obvious.
Tell me what you all think, and anything that you would like to see from an NPC like this if this becomes something I intend to take on.