Hi first let me say thanks to Beamdog crew for this awesome game. I'm totally immersed and can't wait for my hour or so a night i get to play it.
I find that the hardest thing about this game so far is managing my party and reputation and was looking for some tips from veterans.
I'm playing a good party and am in the bandit camp about to go to cloakwood and pick up Coran and Yeslick.
My current party:
PC - Elven Archer
Imoen (dual classed to mage)
I want Coran to pick up theiving skills until Imoen gets skills back. will drop Neera since i want to keep edwin.
I want Yeslick for Cleric skills. Don't know who to drop here prob. Minsc although i love his damage 47 some times on crits!
1- I have Imoen at 60 lockpick and 100 detect traps. is that enough for her to be the only thief the rest of the way or do i need to keep Coran as well?
2- If i need Coran I want to keep Ajantis and Minsc but need an extra spot for Yeslick and am wondering if either will end up killing Edwin eventually. Since i want to keep Edwin that would make the choice easy.
3- Reputation has been tough for me to manage so far. I went down from 11 to 6 or so in the early game for some reason but now am up at 18. I don't want Edwin to leave. What are some tips for lowering your reputation or preventing it from going over 18? Is the only way to kill an innocent and get a (i think) 10 point loss?
4- Will any of these party members leave permanently if i kick them out?
thanks in advance for your help