View Full Version : Question leading to debate (I hope)
Mon, 28th Aug '00, 8:58pm
I've seen the posts about starting BG2 with a character imported from BG1(with TOTSC you ca get 161,000 XP) and debates about starting a new character in BG2. My question will focus on stats, in which monster stats obviously make the game easier overall. Here's the question: If I give all the tomes in BG1 to my main character, his stats will be as follows :STR 19, DEX 19, CON 19, INT 20, WIS 7, CHR 14. A Gnome Fighter/Illusionist - gotta love racial bonuses - with every spell BG1 has except Necromancy. Why in the world would I not use him to conquer BG2???
Mon, 28th Aug '00, 10:07pm
Well I know I'll be using my cool imported mage in BGII, at least the first time through. Next time I'll try a Sorcerer. Should prove interesting. If they implemented it right, they'll be able to cast spells wearing armor. With an x% chance that the spell will fail, but still...
Tue, 29th Aug '00, 12:39am
I'll definately want to give the sorcerer a try, as well as try out every other kind of char, with every kind of kit -Ack!
I don't want to "conquer" the game, so I'm not too hell-bent on using my fighter-mage with juiced-up stats (why only use all the tomes from ONE game?). The game seems to offer lots and lots of varying role-playing possibilities, which can't be experienced with just a couple of juiced-up chars.
As for stats I do think personality stats (wis, int and charisma) are important, so I get more story/dialogue options.
So your Gnome will kick ass, but beyond that he won't do the game for you, not in its true entirity.
The Fat Egg
Tue, 29th Aug '00, 1:10am
From another debate I would just like to say I have role-played, in other words used a thief or bard, or any crappy class. I won't import my characters as they will be too powerful, and in turn the game may become to easy. I think that right off I'll play a sorcerer, because it will be a new class. Later I may import just for fun, or I will try one of the long-standing classes, such as fighter, or thief, etc., and probably I'll leave multi\dual-classes for last.
Tue, 29th Aug '00, 4:02am
I agree! I'll be starting off using the new character classes/kits in BG2 just to see what they can do. I might pull my party from the original in later to see how they compare but I really think giving a new set of completely different characters a shot will be worth it to see what they can and cannot handle. The Sorcerer is definately worth a look.
Tue, 29th Aug '00, 12:45pm
I will create a new character,
with the best stats as possible!
I'll roll those dice on and on till i have at least enough to create a half-orc barbarian with 19 strenght/constitution, 18 dexterity, 18 wisdom, and charisma as high as it can get, intelligence I won't need!
It would be boaring to use your old character again with all those extra thing (because of the tomes), because there won't be any tomes in BG2.
And I just love the new kits and all!
Tue, 29th Aug '00, 3:23pm
I'm in agreement with those who'll be using new characters with BGII. If you're particularly attached to your BG character, I can see the role-playing value of continuing his/her adventuring life.
However, BGII has so many interesting new kits and classes, I can't see keeping my boring old fighter just because she kicks ass. Having too strong a main character at the beginning could be pretty dull.
One other thing, I read on the BGII fax that you will start the game be breaking out of a jail that will contain a variety of nifty magical items you can score on your way out. BUT, if you import your BG character, many of those items will be ones your character possessed at the end of BG. Where's the fun in that? The magic items in BG were pretty damn dull, if you ask me. The ones in IWD have a lot more variation and character, and I'm assuming the ones in BGII will be even better.
For me, I'm still trying to decide between archer, shapeshifter, kensai, and skald. No chance I'll be using a BG character.