Hello all! So if you've seen my other threads (I feel like I'm making a lot, so I apologize if you feel that way too lol) I've played Baldur's gate more times than I can count, trying various combinations of races/classes/etc. Yet this is my first run with BG 2, and while I had planned to do that here... I'm not feeling it. I know I'm still early on, but so far it's the characters that have been interesting, while the story has been very 'meh' for me so far. I'm trying to figure out some party combinations that make sense, either duo's to try or full combinations people suggest. I don't much care for how EFFECTIVE the team is, just the story elements.
At the moment, I'm going to TRY for three runs, but I'm not sure I'm going to have the patience for it. I'm only on chapter 2 of my Neutral Good Archer's run. I feel partly obligated to bring along Imoen, Minsc, and Jaheira for one run, see how they interact with each other on a 'good' run. But if only do one run, am I hurting myself by sticking to so many returning characters? I've read good things for Aerie, Keldorn, Mazzy, and Nalia as well. Not sure how to best trim this down.
An evil run seems pretty much built for you: Viconia, Edwin, Korgan, Dorn, and Hexxat. I'm not sure it's the best for banter though.
That leaves Neutral.... which I feel would be the good left overs, with Neera and Jan? I had planned a neutral bard/rogue of some kind to romance Neera on a neutral path, but right now it's looking pretty weak.
I'm still missing Anomen, Cernd, Haer'dalis, Valygar, Sarevok, Wilson, Rasaad.... but I don't see myself doing enough runs for it all, and trying to fit them all in is driving me crazy. I'm spending time over thinking it rather than playing the bloody game and getting a run done.
Basically I'm over thinking things, and could use a slap to the face, or some practical advice to stop over thinking things lol. Thank you for your time!