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  • Re: Viconia's Romancing Loop (Throne Of Bhaal)

    UPDATED/FIXED: I just wanted to update that the problem is gone. Her dialogue doesn't loop anymore.

    I was correct in my guess, the dialogue she gives after Saradush's destruction has completely resolved the issue and even moved on with her other dialogues as well. I guess when Viccy's or any other romance NPC dialogue is triggered by an event... the romance moves on. But not sure why the dialogue kept looping but I'm glad it's not a problem anymore.
    Gusinda
  • Re: Unfinished Business?

    I actually like that the mod isn't in the game now that I've played it once.

    to me it feels like unfinished business is not even close to the quality of the vanilla quests and even the EE quests as well. The writing in the quests feel so off compared to the vanilla quests that I'd compare to fan fiction even. I understand how some would like it because it provides more and the cut content. But the execution wasn't good IMO.

    Quality > Quantity

    ThacoBell
  • Re: Musings about Classes & Playstyles [Newbie Perspective]

    Like yourself I'm playing baldur's gate 2 for the first time after completing BG1. And guess what? I'm a paladin (basic) just like you are at the moment. And I'm currently loving it in BG2 and I'll tell you why.

    Paladins in Baldur's Gate with the leveling from 1 to 9 iirc doesn't offer you much really. But in BG2 that changes greatly, eventually you will be given cleric spells that you can cast and will help you better as a frontline fighter. And that's what your paladin should be (a frontline warrior or tank) with a two handed sword is great. Not to mention if you are using 2 handed swords, you'll have a chance to wield Carsomyr. And Carsomyr is a weapon of destruction which could be upgraded to a 6+ weapon in ToB which is crazy. (And only paladins can wield Carsomyr.)

    Also the paladin stronghold quests are well done and very rewarding, and I very well enjoyed it. I think you should give it a shot in BG2, because paladins are a ton better than in BG1 by far.
    JuliusBorisovtbone1
  • Re: Your first time through chapter 4

    Well I almost reached to the end of chapter 4 for the first time and boy oh boy.... was it interesting. My overall feeling for the entire chapter is kinda long but I'll shorten it to the best of my abilities.

    Chapter 4 was just a roller coaster of emotions for me really. I mean starting with finding Imoen in Brynnlaw, the attempt to get to spellhold was interesting because it was like "really another quest to go to spellhold" I mean after helping the shadow thieves... I kinda wanted Imoen back.
    But the quests were well done in fact. I enjoyed it... it's like desperately doing whatever you must to get to Imoen but I didn't rush it... because simply I like to read over the dialogue a lot ;)

    Then spellhold. I took the way in as a deviant and it was jokes seeing Tiax back... it's funny because I didn't like him in bg1, but I giggled when I saw him again (same with feldorn and Xzar) But Irenicus' damn he was slick in his plans... I mean I was spoiled a bit by the story and throughout chapter 4 I understood why everyone liked him as a villain. He's honestly the best character in the game. I enjoyed the cutscenes with him. But yoshimo..... damn bro I'm still hurt over that. at first when it was revealed yoshimo as Irenicus' puppet I was pissed, but then as you fight him for the final time and told you about the geas and he accepted his fate. I saw him as a complete badass... Yoshimo's character development was prefect in chapter 3 to chapter 4. (The little hints in the banters, the random outbursts in dialogue) Also Saemon Havarian, honestly Saemon is too funny for you to be mad at him. First he snakes you by going on Bodhi's side and he snakes you again by giving you a silver blade which leads to an ambush and snakes you again by selling you out to the githyanki. And then says to you "good luck in your travels" as the ship is breakign about and then ditches you while he swims away. When I saw that I couldn't stop laughing, like damn this guy is the prefect pirate... his sleezy dialogue, him being a smart mouthed idiot and just being plain witty.

    Now I'm at the Sahuagin City. I currently like this bonus addition to chapter 4 to help these guys out. But so far chapter 4 in baldur's gate 2 has to be the best written chapter in both games so far.


    I really enjoyed reading this. :)
    So good to read a players first time impressions of the game.
    Let us know how you get on with the rest of the chapter.

    It reminds you just how damn good BG/BG2 is.
    And of course why oh why can't somebody/anybody make something comparable.
    I'm glad you enjoyed it. Before I started playing BG2 my expectations were really high. But currently it's even surpassed my expectations of the game. The game is OUTSTANDING, easily my favourite game of all time.

    But as for chapter 4 I finished it currently and I'm at the underdark.
    I took Prince villynaty's side to fight the king for the Sahuagin people. King whatever-his-name-is was too crazy and too blind to be king. But prince villynaty was a massive jerkwad lmao, glad to see he doesn't backstab you and rewards you nicely for helping him out. I only wish I had the wave blade from villynaty :(


    Now I await to see what the underdark brings to me :)
    UnderstandMouseMagic
  • Re: Your first time through chapter 4

    Well I almost reached to the end of chapter 4 for the first time and boy oh boy.... was it interesting. My overall feeling for the entire chapter is kinda long but I'll shorten it to the best of my abilities.

    Chapter 4 was just a roller coaster of emotions for me really. I mean starting with finding Imoen in Brynnlaw, the attempt to get to spellhold was interesting because it was like "really another quest to go to spellhold" I mean after helping the shadow thieves... I kinda wanted Imoen back.
    But the quests were well done in fact. I enjoyed it... it's like desperately doing whatever you must to get to Imoen but I didn't rush it... because simply I like to read over the dialogue a lot ;)

    Then spellhold. I took the way in as a deviant and it was jokes seeing Tiax back... it's funny because I didn't like him in bg1, but I giggled when I saw him again (same with feldorn and Xzar) But Irenicus' damn he was slick in his plans... I mean I was spoiled a bit by the story and throughout chapter 4 I understood why everyone liked him as a villain. He's honestly the best character in the game. I enjoyed the cutscenes with him. But yoshimo..... damn bro I'm still hurt over that. at first when it was revealed yoshimo as Irenicus' puppet I was pissed, but then as you fight him for the final time and told you about the geas and he accepted his fate. I saw him as a complete badass... Yoshimo's character development was prefect in chapter 3 to chapter 4. (The little hints in the banters, the random outbursts in dialogue) Also Saemon Havarian, honestly Saemon is too funny for you to be mad at him. First he snakes you by going on Bodhi's side and he snakes you again by giving you a silver blade which leads to an ambush and snakes you again by selling you out to the githyanki. And then says to you "good luck in your travels" as the ship is breakign about and then ditches you while he swims away. When I saw that I couldn't stop laughing, like damn this guy is the prefect pirate... his sleezy dialogue, him being a smart mouthed idiot and just being plain witty.

    Now I'm at the Sahuagin City. I currently like this bonus addition to chapter 4 to help these guys out. But so far chapter 4 in baldur's gate 2 has to be the best written chapter in both games so far.


    JoenSoThacoBell