Currently, I have multiple parties going through as much of Chapter 2 as possible. No, I have not fully completed BG2, and I know I should probably just stick to 'whatever' and finish it, but I can't help scratching the itch to try out different things.
I currently have a four person party, that has almost finished all of Chapter 2 (side npc and misc quests) with charname sorceror, Keldorn, Aerie, and Yoshimo (later will be Jan or Imoen). I also have a 6 person party: me Berzerker->Cleric, Keldorn, Jan, Maz, Jaheira, Haer'Dalis
Although I'm enjoying the banter with the 6 person party, the pathing issues and the way they get stuck in odd spots in battle etc gets just too frustrating at times. I know it's probably also blasphemous to say, but I'm no longer a fan of Jan that much from an RP perspective (one of his exchanges with Keldorn pissed me off too much.)
All that being said, I will probably still mess around with the two parties above, but I'd like to also play a T/? character and one other main NPC. I know there are ton of possibilities and, I know any class can solo, but a few considerations:
- I don't mind taking the occasional potion, but overall I don't enjoy the micromanagement of finding the right potion in my potion bag, and stocking up on them etc.
- Same thing as above with scrolls and wands. I never find myself desiring to rely on them.
- I think I'll enjoy more hit and run tactics in this run (both backstabs and traps), since I'm not playing the other two parties at all like this (I do use traps with Yoshimo and Jan, just not as a primary tactic.)
I'm leaning towards me as M/T with Jaheira or Keldorn or F/T with possibly Aerie ? (I know she annoys a lot of people, but i don't mind her personality.) (I like skulltrap as well so prefer that to I/T ) I'm leaning towards F/T since it'll be easier to clean up the trash mobs and I'm assuming backstabs will be much better. I'll just have to keep Aerie out of trouble if I take her with me.
Thoughts? What two party combos have you most enjoyed playing? Thanks