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Vallmyr

Just finished ToB for the first time @_@ I might be crying just a little. Finally did it. BG>SoD>SoA>ToB all with one character, my Half-Elf Blade Bard, Cu Sidhe. Romanced Aerie and it was adorable. Also redeemed Sarevok and made him CG! Had some troubles with the Melissan fight so *may* have lowered the difficulty a little but at that point I just wanted to see the end of the story! The BG series is fantastic. First played it in 2013 with BG:EE and beat BG1 a dozen times. I beat SoA once but never ToB. But now, now I have finally completed the whole experience!

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  • Just finished ToB for the first time @_@ I might be crying just a little. Finally did it. BG>SoD>SoA>ToB all with one character, my Half-Elf Blade Bard, Cu Sidhe. Romanced Aerie and it was adorable. Also redeemed Sarevok and made him CG! Had some troubles with the Melissan fight so *may* have lowered the difficulty a little but at that point I just wanted to see the end of the story!

    The BG series is fantastic. First played it in 2013 with BG:EE and beat BG1 a dozen times. I beat SoA once but never ToB. But now, now I have finally completed the whole experience!
    March 24
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Isn't it just a great feeling of accomplishment?
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      It felt like all my gaming career had lead up to finally playing through all of Baldur's Gate.

      The only thing I regret is I never did Durlag's Tower. I did every other quest I could find but didn't do that due to wanting to go to SoD >_<

      My next playthrough I'll make sure to do it.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Durlag's Tower is, in my personal opinion, one of the best dungeons in Computer RPGs.
    • typo_tilly
      typo_tilly
      The last 2 floors are my favourite! :D
  • Does Aerie get new battle quotes in ToB? She's saying new lines I don't remember her saying before. She sounds more assertive.
    March 23
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Yeah, she gets a major confidence boost by ToB.
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      A well needed one!
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      I enjoyed how her voice quotes changed with her character growth! Was great!
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    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Art by: http://thisdingo.tumblr.com/
  • >_<
    So my party right now is
    Charname Blade
    Viconia
    Jaheira
    Aerie
    Yoshimo
    Valygar

    I want to bring Mazzy with me but idk who to replace. I'm thinking Viconia but I've never seen her interactions in the Underdark. Anyone have any suggestions?
    March 4
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Ended up taking Mazzy in trade for Viconia. I forgot they fought if they were in the same party so really she's the only logical choice unless I want party infighting which while fun and I might do on future runs for this run I'd rather that not happen.

      Plus now I can see Valygar and Mazzy's interactions.
    • RelSundan
      RelSundan
      Replace valygar. Viconia is a decent Cleric.
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      You know, Valygar sounds a lot like Valley Girl to me...
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-LArv-sEQU
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      I guess I'll do the whole planar sphere thing and then go pick Viconia back up. I was mistaken, it's Mazzy and Hexxat that fight, not Mazzy and Viconia. Derp.
    • deltago
      deltago
      I would actually replace Jaheira. You dont need 3 clerics.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Hm. Not a bad idea actually. I was just taking her since I like Druid spells.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      I am currently enjoying my party a lot. I've finished most, if not all the side quests in chapter 2. I never completed ToB on my first run because I was underleveled, only being about level 14 on my blackguard. I was also terrible at the game since I was new to D&D in general at the time. Now though I'm breezing through fights that gave me troubles before >_>
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      So I don't plan to bring Keldorn and I have Carsomyr. . . I took 2h proficiency on my Blade so when he gets UAI I'll use the Holy Avenger! XD

      His profs are
      Scimitars*
      Shortswords*
      Daggers*
      2h Swords*
      Dual Wield***
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Have you considered the *other* paladin sword? You could even dual wield with it.
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      You have to be LG or at least Good to get it I think.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Any lawful good character can obtain it.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Oh? Other Paladin sword? I don't believe I'm familiar. I'm much more well versed in Bg1 than I am BG2. 331 hours currently in BG:EE vs 151 hours in BG2:EE
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Its a one hander that can be found in Watcher's Keep. I only found out about it on my last playthrough.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Currently in the Underdark, if I recall all the Drow equipment turns to dust on the surface. Is there a way to bypass this? The Drow Chain on my Blade is SUPER FUN. Good AC, doesn't lower pickpocketing too much, and increased casting speed, also it looks super cool.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Also, I've noticed my pickpocket on my Blade has stayed at 70%, I guess that's from the reduced pickpocket score of the Blade?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      There used to be an exploit where you could keep the drow equipment, I don't know if EE fixed it or not.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Holy crap, so I finished Watcher's keep which was great but you level up FAST in the epic levels. Like REALLY fast. Between Watcher's Keep and the elven city I'm gaining so many levels in so little time XD
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Pretty sure there is caffeine in the air in watchers keep.
  • AERIE IS SO GOSH DARN CUTE
    February 28
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  • I'm playing SoD for the first time and for the first time I actually like Minsc as a character. I was never a fan of him prior. Also Glint is precious and deserves all the love.
    February 3
    • wubble
      wubble
      "I'm playing SoD for the first time and for the first time I actually like Minsc as a character. I was never a fan of him prior."

      You're dangerously close to having a decapitated horse's head left under your duvet...
    • Artemius_I
      Artemius_I
      Replace Minsc with Edwin and Glint with M'Khiin and this was my SoD experience in a nutshell.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      I haven't met M'khiin yet but I imagine I'll end up having a party of shorties during SoD lol
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      My party now consists of
      Cu Sidhe, Half-Elf Blade Bard (Charname)
      Corwin, Human Archer
      Glint, Gnome Thief/Cleric
      Viconia, Drow Cleric
      and M'khiin, Goblin Shaman.

      I had to remove Dynhier and Minsc, unfortunately but on my next run I'm def going to use them all the way through SoD. I actually like the two of them a lot in this but I also want to use the new characters.
    • CrevsDaak
      CrevsDaak
      Same happened to me, I never liked Minsc nor Dynaheir either but I ended up with them, and they rock o.0
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      When I get back to camp I might exchange Corwin out and pick up the two of them since my party is 5 now.
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      I've played through 1 full and two half way throughs and Ive used all NPCs now except Minsc and Dyna, heh.. Reading your comments above, I think the next run should indeed include them.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      There are so many bard specific items and quests! I love this <3
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Imagine if you could roll a dwarven bard. So much exclusive gear.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      EEkeepering and playing a Dwarf Skald could be fun. Dwarf Skalds are canon by PnP so . . .
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      EEkeeper is your best friend.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      It is! I usually only play things that are canon by PnP though. I feel like if BG is to be a representation of 2e AD&D in a video game then I think if it's allowed canonly in PnP it should be allowed in the game lol
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Oh.
      This Dungeons and Dragons game actually has Dragons in it. I was not expecting this turn of events.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      ha
    • Skatan
      Skatan
      Hehe, yeah that was a pretty nasty surprise for me to the first time XD Can be quite difficult.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Good thing it has a crippling weakness to -REDACTED-
      Wow, that was weird.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      So I learned of its weakness through trial and error. Were there any hints I missed that referenced this weakness or are you expected to just trial and error it?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      No hints, it is a reference to something though. More of an easter egg than an intended strategy.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Oh, what is the reference?
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      I cannot remember. It was a reference to something I had never played/watched. :(
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      SoD has mimics, too! I love the monsters in this expansion.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Have you cleared the temple yet? There is a fun surprise there.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Indeed! That boss certainly took me quite a few tries lol. Having Corwin charmed caused quite a few of the wipes. Also, so far SoD might be my favorite entry into the BG series. I like it a lot so far.
    • JuliusBorisov
      JuliusBorisov
      Vallmyr*1 mln = world is a good place
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Glint is a large (or rather, small, heh) reason that I love SoD so much. Gnomes are my favorite and he's the gnomiest gnome lol
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Glint is the first gay romance I've ever taken part in. Not even with Dorian in DA:I did I actually pursue a romance and I adore Dorian.

      He's so gosh darn cute. Especially his talk before entering a certain plane of existence.
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Glint is awesome, but falls into the same romance trap as every single other BG romance.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      :(
      Finished Siege of Dragonspear. I miss Glint already. . . . time to go on to BG2 though. Maybe this time I'll actually finish ToB.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Also I think SoD is 10/10. I like it much more than BG1 and probably about the same as SoA. I haven't played ToB so can't comment on that.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Starting BG2 without my cloak that gives +1 caster level, my bard hat, the flute that gives bonus spells, or any of my wonderful bardic instruments is painful @_@.
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    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Current commissioned portrait for Cu Sidhe, my Kitsune Bard (Half-Elf Stats) that I'm using in Siege of Dragonspear.

      Art by: http://thisdingo.tumblr.com/
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  • I'm convinced Glint Gardnersonson is the male version of my gnome bard, Piro Faeren. This is too perfect.
    http://imgur.com/a/3dNds
    February 11
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    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Piro, my gnome bard, being a cutie :P
  • This is the only forum I frequent often and I'm glad I do, you all are great to talk to!
    January 28
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      Of course. This is the best and most humble forum in the entire Internet :)
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      Not to mention this forum features one of the most handsome guys on the Internet!
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      Aw, thanks Shandyr!
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      Aw, who are we kidding? We're all extremely handsome and talented here!
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      You may all be as handsome as you like but there's only one of us who's truly *drumm roll* pulchritudinous!
    • wubble
      wubble
      Yep, me.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      You didn't even know what that word meant before looking it up...
    • Anduin
      Anduin
      Does this word mean something about rotting?!? You know I hate rot!
    • wubble
      wubble
      actually I didn't even look it up so I still have no idea what it means :)
    • wubble
      wubble
      Now I have, never seen that before.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Jeez XD
      Just now went back and checked this. You all are great.
    • Shandyr
      Shandyr
      But I am greater than wubble, right? Right?
    • wubble
      wubble
      Yes, but don't tell anyone I said that ;)
    • ThacoBell
      ThacoBell
      According to Google translate, it translates as...itself -_-
    • wubble
      wubble
      *cough* I mean @shandyr you are a foul smelling son of a zhent!
    • mlnevese
      mlnevese
      I can banish everyone here so I'm the greatest of all. Also I'm the most humble of all but that's obvious, of course :)
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      It's a whole forum of beautiful people... and one delusional Shandyr.
    • Vallmyr
      Vallmyr
      Wait if Shandyr is Shandyr, does that make me the Delusional Shandyr?
    • Nimran
      Nimran
      Yes.