Hi, this is my first post here, although I am reading this forum for a long time.
I have been playing BG1, BG2, PST and IWD2 for about 20 years, but always missed out IWD1. About 2 months back I bought it on GOG and what should I say... it is awesome. I have one comeplete playthrough with a party of six on core rules with 18 rolls in the three main stats and max hp roll.
I started a new run this evening after being hit multiple times by restartitis. To have a challenge I gave me some restrictions: Max 5 rerolls at character creation and only redistributing 2 points. Game mode is insane without higher dmg and no exp bonus and random hp rolls.
My evil team consist of a Black Guard, Kensai, Priest of Talos, Bounty Hunter, Druid and a Sorc.
The stats are OK I do not have a main stat below 10 and I had a good luck with HP rolls.
Now I am in the Vail of Shadows in the room before Kresselack. Actually the playthrough was doing a lot of fun and I like my team. But I feel it might get a little bit too challenging... Usually I try to avoid resting too often, but this time it is necessary... Probably it is a bit harder because I do not have a strong range weapon user but this is the way I want it. Also the ACs are pretty bad due to no min/maxing Dexterty.
Now my main question is - do you think it will help to enable higher exp with insane mode, or will it make the play through too easy later on?
I am afraid of restartitis hitting me again and want to find the perfect balance in difficulty ;-).
Thanks for your help/suggestions!