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The silly things we do

Whenever I have Xzar in my party, he always likes to taste the toxic fluid that the kobolds use to taint the iron in the Nashkell mine. I mean, he is kinda crazy after all. The toxin permanently decreases constitution by 1 and gives an acute toxic reaction. In my latest playthrough Xzar had only 1hp left when he took a sip of the potion. Luckily, the poison effect ticks slowly, so by ordering him to take an antidote immediately afterwards, he managed to survive :)

What silly things do you do in your playthroughs?

StummvonBordwehrIseweinOrlonKronsteenJuliusBorisovThacoBellkansasbarbarian

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  • DreadKhanDreadKhan Member Posts: 3,799
    I used to have lots, but the ones that stand out is that I usually take the comic choice if possible, even if it might be a bit worse of a choice, just because I love to laugh. Poor Maple Aspen Willow!

    I hope BG3 has a Silver Sword that you attract a Wild Mage with. There are illithids apparently, so githyanki = silver swords and githyanki fight actively vs the feared and hated illithid....

    OrlonKronsteensarevok57Loldrup
  • OlvynChuruOlvynChuru Member Posts: 2,171
    If my fighter's weapons have all broken, I'd rather have them go unarmed than make them wield a weapon they're not proficient in.

    kansasbarbarianThacoBellLoldrupAndreaColombo
  • kansasbarbariankansasbarbarian Member Posts: 187
    edited June 15
    Dwarven charname always gets an axe or hammer. Halforc barbarian always gets flail. My fighter/thief always get longswoRd and daggers. All other npcs are ranged support.

    OrlonKronsteenLoldrup
  • shabadooshabadoo Member Posts: 136
    edited June 15
    I don't like selling gemstones, I give them all to Imoen for safekeeping. I mean, she's completely trustworthy. Right? Her pack does get full quickly, though.

  • IseweinIsewein Member Posts: 113
    @Maurvir IIRC that's the same manor the Finch mod NPC turns into a library ... great minds think alike. :D

    BelgarathMTH
  • ArviaArvia Member Posts: 608
    ThacoBell wrote: »
    Whenever I drop a party member, they get to keep EVERYTHING I had them equipped with.

    @ThacoBell , I don't leave them with things that I bought or acquired after they joined and that I need. For example, when I dropped Branwen, I kept Aishideena for Yeslick. You would really have left it with her and let him fight with a simple hammer?

    DreadKhanBelgarathMTHkansasbarbarian
  • DreadKhanDreadKhan Member Posts: 3,799
    While I rarely leave them with anything decent, I sometimes do make sure they have working gear, including a weapon, usually when I'm very rich. Then again, I've called up the whole cast in ToB just to pocket their gear when I was powergaming... Ah, dignity!

    kansasbarbarian
  • mlnevesemlnevese Member, Moderator Posts: 9,308
    edited June 15
    I collect every magic item in game that has a name... even if Ii have no intention of ever using it.

    ArviaRaduzielOrlonKronsteenAndreaColombo
  • ArviaArvia Member Posts: 608
    DreadKhan wrote: »
    While I rarely leave them with anything decent, I sometimes do make sure they have working gear, including a weapon, usually when I'm very rich. Then again, I've called up the whole cast in ToB just to pocket their gear when I was powergaming... Ah, dignity!

    I guess many people do that, that's why in BG2 there are so many items on NPCs that only they can use.

  • PsicoVicPsicoVic Member Posts: 199
    edited June 16
    PsicoVic wrote: »
    I charm every guy and gal in the free world (of Faerun) and talk to them. Even reload if they make a save vs spell. When you do it with Dynaheir you cannot recruit her anymore so it was kind of a bummer. Also xvarts do not make good polite conversation. The characters added by beamdog do not have much in the charm dialog, unlike the classic content.

    Also, like in any rpg ever made, I try to talk to every dog and cat in the map, and they always reply with a mew or a woof. Like in almost every rpg ever made, but I am still trying. With Melicamp it worked.

    Divinity: Original Sin has a "speak with animals" skill you can take, which unlocks dialogues with almost every animal in the game, and they often reveal useful and important information about quests and enemies.
    Oh, yess! that is why I said almost. You gotta love that game. In the second you can also speak with the spirits of the dead.
    You cannot say you´ve lived until a rat with british accent tells you how to escape jail, you find some buried treasure for a paranoid squirrel or an ox foretold your future.
    You even have ox ghosts to talk to, which is so extreme that it is a miracle that Netflix did not make a CG-filled movie with those. I suppose Detective Pikachu was too much for this year.

    No space hamsters but you have sir Lora. There is even a mod that made it shout a battlecry "go for the eyes"
    giphy.gif



    Also silly practical thing #2: When I go back from Candlekeep in the last chapters I take all the companions still recruitable (Usually in those chapters Khalid is still in a cave with a rabid bear somewhere in the cloud mountains, and Montaron is taking care of the wolves in Friendly arms inn road. Taking care as in being food for them) and put them all in elfsong tavern so I can recruit them to see banters, unfinished quests, weird fashion parades and whatever fancies me.
    It is cool that now mods do that for you. It is a little disappointing that you cannot do it with Neera, Dorn and Rasaad.

    Post edited by PsicoVic on
    LoldrupBelgarathMTHArvia
  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 9,035
    Arvia wrote: »
    DreadKhan wrote: »
    While I rarely leave them with anything decent, I sometimes do make sure they have working gear, including a weapon, usually when I'm very rich. Then again, I've called up the whole cast in ToB just to pocket their gear when I was powergaming... Ah, dignity!

    I guess many people do that, that's why in BG2 there are so many items on NPCs that only they can use.

    Yup! I've done just that with Yeslick. In my current run, I also let Khalid keep Varscona. I don't use overlapping weapon proficiencies, so no one else in my parties would make use of the weapons anyway. I also let them keep any potions in their quickslots. The only things I take back is unequipped items in their inventory.

    BelgarathMTHArviaIseweingorgonzola
  • ArviaArvia Member Posts: 608
    edited June 16
    @ThacoBell , much respect to you, I think that sounds rather extreme (or nuts 😉). Although, if nobody needs that weapon anyway, it's another matter.
    But does that mean that you change the weapon proficiencies with the Keeper or do you give them weapons where they have only one pip or nothing at all? Or do you consider everyone's proficiencies before you let them join?

  • PsicoVicPsicoVic Member Posts: 199
    edited June 16
    Ok. I do not think it is silly, but someone told me it´s nuts, so, here I go:
    Just bear with me for a moment: I´ve got three Bg installs of the game. One, the classic ones. Two, the EET install in english with bg1EE and BG2EE modded to infinity and beyond, and three the bgt install in spanish, because I copypasted the spanish dialog.tlk in the italian folder (Don´t ask), also modded as hell.

    And no, that is not the silly thing. I think it is pretty normal. Also practical: For strange reasons there are mods only EE compatible, and other ones that, even they say it is translated, only work if you use the italian dialog.tlk even if you want the portuguese or spanish translation (Again, Don´t ask). Also old bg games are dubbed in spanish, the EE ones are not ( "¡A sus ojos, bubú, a sus ojos!"). So I´ve got the game in spanglish or mixed languages because of the mixed mod´s language.
    Sometimes Xan and Ajantis talk like Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Minsk speaks like the godfather,and the game is a big reguetón song (thank god with no chauvinist BS) but it is BG in the end.

    Obviously if you´ve read my posts, english is not my native language, but I manage. Anyway, I´ve got three installs, all right?

    So, finally let´s go with Silly thing#4 : When I play BG games I started all games at once. Load savegames and pause. Then I start playing the usual way in one of them and then I go back to the paused ones to read the timed banters, then pause again and go play the other instance of the game. That way I get to see the banters of all the mods in record time.

    LoldrupgorgonzolakansasbarbarianAndreaColombo
  • ThacoBellThacoBell Member Posts: 9,035
    @Arvia I recruit people mainly based on their personality. But once they are in the party, its not uncommon for me to give them pips in new weapon tyoes as they level up. So half and half I suppose?

    Arviakansasbarbarian
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