I am returning to this game after many years. Got it for christmas around the time it came out, didn't get really far (although it FELT like it). picked it up again maybe 6, 7 years ago. got farther, still didn't get TOO far. This time, I have purchased the BG:EE, and I am IN. Enjoying it more than I probably ever have before, and I feel like I have a better understanding of the mechanics (while still not the BEST).
I've been thinking about my party plans. Doing a "good" playthrough with an elven archer, chaotic good. I'm fine sticking with Jaheira, Khalid, and Imoen. I passed on Dorn due to being evil and Rasaad due to reading that he wasn't really the best. I mostly planned to sticking with original version characters and had expected to get Minsc/Dynaheir. But now I've picked up Neera...and I just like the little critter. Also, I've levelled her up to 3, which feels amazing to do for a mage. I remember my first time playing, rolling a pitiful necro thinking Larloch's Minor Drain was going to get me through it all. Anyway, I still kind of want Minsc due to being strong and a weirdo, but I don't feel like I want to ditch Neera for Dynaheir. I know I can get to keep Minsc without Dynaheir (sometimes accidents happen), but story-wise, that just feels terrible. Also nearing the point of needing to decide about dual classing Imoen, which could play into this. I know that there are more advantages to dual-classing her into a mage than NOT doing so, but I really don't want to go through such a huge portion of the game without a thief, and given what I've said already about party, I wasn't planning to pick up another. So basically, looking for thoughts on who I should round out my party with and dual classing Imoen. I'm open to suggestions of characters not mentioned here, and I'd like to know more about Dynaheir's personality. I know there are probably endless topics similar to this one, but I wanted to organize my details into one post. Appreciate any advice given. Thanks!