Hallo! I've posted around on these forums before.. but it was a while ago and I have no idea what my account was then, so nevermind that!
On to my question then... I've played through to the end of ToB a couple of times, but never as a spellcaster (and by that I mean a mage or sorcerer) - I'm really just wondering how exactly they play, as I hear so much about how so absurdly
powerful they are in the latter echelons of the game. Please keep in mind I usually play solo characters, or at least if not, then very very small parties (one to three characters in the party maximum).
What makes the mages inherently so powerful as the game progresses?
Does a high level mage or sorcerer play very differently from one another?
How would a typical fight go against trash monsters? I mean when you're just 'exploring' the map - I'm guessing you'd run out of mass area-of-effect spells sooner rather than later.. do you end up having to rest an awful lot?
How about the more difficult fights? I know there is such a huge variety of encounters in the game, I'm really just looking for a 'feel' of the class.
Are all of the mage schools 'more or less' equally effective as the game goes on?
Is the class fun to play? Again obviously fun is very subjective, to me it seems having a toolbox of spells sounds pretty fun, trying to think of a way around any given situation. But does it play as 'fun' as it sounds?
I feel I could ask a lot more questions, but I don't want to ramble on - I think it's clear I'm just trying to get a picture!
Thank you very much for reading!