Wed, 26th Mar '03, 3:44am
Ok, can anyone recommend some good modules to download. I have been to the BioWare site and I am overwhelmed. A couple of friends and I are going to get together to plan a LAN game, but none of us are too keen on repeating the original campaign. And since I am the one with the uber-connection, I was voted to download.
Any help would be appreaciated.
[ March 26, 2003, 19:10: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
Wed, 26th Mar '03, 5:38am
I quite enjoyed the Shadowlords series. There are five mods in all, each building on the previous, and intended for new characters. Unlike so many of the modules out there, this is not pointless hack & slash - a lot of thought went into this one. Also, if you enjoy this series, you can check out the Dreamcatcher series from the same author, which also build on the Shadowlords mods. I have downloaded them but not yet played them, so I cannot say for sure how good they are.
Wed, 26th Mar '03, 12:21pm
I haven't played any modules in a party so can't say. But in case you haven't seen it, the official unoffical site does rate modules as well as arranging them by theme. That might help you find what you're looking for:
I recommend you only use the rated modules as these are finished verison. It is annoying to play for ages and then find the mod has no ending. Also make sure you try running them well before your online session as some mods require extras such as tilesets to run. These will need to be downloaded in advance.
Here are some eggs to suck :)
Wed, 26th Mar '03, 6:41pm
I've been playing a bunch of mods from the, "Top Rated" list. Its still hit or miss at that, however I can add some comments based on mods I've experienced so far.
Don't worry about that, "Hall of Fame" tag that's on some of them, it doesn't mean anything, in fact I felt that their "Mod of the year" series (the Lone Wolf series) were among the *worst* player-made mods I've seen so far.
In any case for low levels or starting levels, I recommend:
3rd Edition Adventure Series - The Sunless Citadel
3rd Edition Adventure Series - The Forge of Fury
(both really good 3rd Ed conversions by the same guy)
Four Demons Part One - Very cool campaign style mod, good story, challenging, some wierd puzzles, and its long. Some frustrating things as well (I think the builder was obsessed with poison), but overall it was fun.
The Shadowlord series - as JohnnyRTFM mentioned, pretty good. I'm in the middle of the third mod in with a friend in multiplayer - good fun, but I disagree with Johnny in the one respect that it *is* so far a bit on the hack n' slash side, and light on the story (the part we're in now, we actually started at the mouth of a dungeon...). Still some nice touches, class specific items and interactions (druids and rangers can talk to animals for example), puzzles, etc.
For high levels, I've only tried out "Root of all evil part II: The Kurst Murders" which was great fun, and "Tomb of horrors" which was ok (not bad, not good), but it has some very nicely done beholders that I hadn't seen in a mod before, and some cool level designs (it shares little in common with the old TSR Module of the same name.)
I highly *don't* recommend two of the more popular ones: "Tragedy in Tragidor" and "The Graveron Seduction." Tragedy was a monotonous bore, and the Graveron Seduction despite lots of praise, I found to be just sophmoric and aimless.
Thu, 27th Mar '03, 3:15am
Thanks for your replies folks. I will check them out. I was really amazed at the amount of mods out there. Now I just need to figure out how to implement them (the hak paks that is).
And like I said in my other question, sorry about posting this in the wrong NWN forum. I think I was a little tired. The weather change plays havoc with my sinus' and stuff.