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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Liara View Post
    Evil parties are definitely where it's at.
    So much more fun.
    Also - Edwina.
    heh i've completed BG1 over 20+ times in my life and never used any of the characters.

    Multiplayer -> Create 6 Characters -> save game -> move save from “MPSAVE” to “SAVE” -> Load SP save and wallah you have 6 custom party members Always loved doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toccs View Post
    heh i've completed BG1 over 20+ times in my life and never used any of the characters.

    Multiplayer -> Create 6 Characters -> save game -> move save from “MPSAVE” to “SAVE” -> Load SP save and wallah you have 6 custom party members Always loved doing that.
    Aww, but the other characters are half the fun! I played BG2 a lot online and I always missed having them around.
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  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaelsino View Post
    I never really bothered with it; Keldorn and Viccy were a recipe for disaster, so I took on the paladin/inquisitor/cavalier/whatever role myself, and ended up having Edwin/Mazzy/Imoen (thanks for nothing Yoshimo)/Korgan/Viconia, then kicked out Mazzy for Sarevok in ToB.

    The party banter was always more amusing with mostly evil characters.
    I hear ya. I tried many party set-ups over time, but I can't stand Anomen and Naliya, I literally want to feed them to Kangaxx minutes after inviting them. Jan and Mazzy also grate on my nerves. Aerie..well, I keep her around because she is so innocent, but her romance dialogue is shudder-inducing (not bashing the writers here, just saying I could never say that to girls IRL :P). Haer'Dalis was also kind of obnoxious, but I could deal with him.

    Edwin, Viconia (oh god how I love thee, my blue-skinned vixen), Korgan, Jaheira, Sarevok, Myself was the party set-up I most commonly gravitated to. As much as I wanted to diversify, I always ended up replacing others with the above 5 :P

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    I've never played the game but I want to. What is the multiplayer like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klasis View Post
    I've never played the game but I want to. What is the multiplayer like?
    I was going to answer this question, then realized it's been so long I barely remember. I really enjoyed it, but you have to play with the right people.
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  6. #46
    Oh yea more things are a foot in the RPG world, although I'm not sure what to think about it. Black Isle is apparently back.

    http://www.blackisle.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by Klasis View Post
    I've never played the game but I want to. What is the multiplayer like?
    Multiplayer was great but you really could only play with two players. More and it became a nightmare due to the way traveling between maps worked. As far as I know they also are improving the multiplayer aspect quite a bit in BG:EE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaelsino View Post
    I never really bothered with it; Keldorn and Viccy were a recipe for disaster, so I took on the paladin/inquisitor/cavalier/whatever role myself, and ended up having Edwin/Mazzy/Imoen (thanks for nothing Yoshimo)/Korgan/Viconia, then kicked out Mazzy for Sarevok in ToB.

    The party banter was always more amusing with mostly evil characters.
    I always ended up with Aeire, Jaheira, Minsc, Imoen, and usually had that last slot be a revolving door for side quests until it was time to pick up Sarevok in ToB.

    I don't understand how you could play a BG game without Minsc.
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    Korgan Minsc Viconia Aerie (or edwin) and alternating thieves between playthroughs Imoen/Yoshimo, Jan, Nalia (with lots of potions of thieving since she is human and dual classed as a mage and cant level as a thief anymore, likewise with Imoen)



    Or multiplayer and make a second character a paladin instead of Korgan so I dont give up Carsomyr and not have to worry about any Keldorn/viconia issues.
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  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by Cairhiin View Post
    Oh yea more things are a foot in the RPG world, although I'm not sure what to think about it. Black Isle is apparently back.

    http://www.blackisle.com/
    Black Isle is back but all the people who made Black Isle good are in Obsidian.

    Pretty redundant bit of news unless they get at least some of them to return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xavas View Post
    Black Isle is back but all the people who made Black Isle good are in Obsidian.

    Pretty redundant bit of news unless they get at least some of them to return.
    Yea that was exactly my thought. Why raise Black Isle while all the original developers are gone. I guess we can but wait and see.

  11. #51
    You never know, Black Isle might do a "Let's get the band back together!" type thing. Though I can't really see them pushing out a new IP in the next 3 years that isn't of an indie~ level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaSHARK View Post
    I don't understand how you could play a BG game without Minsc.
    He would kill Edwin. I can't play a BG game without Edwin.

    "Edwin do this, Edwin do that; somebody get this jerk a banana..."

    I cheated it in BG1 though; I grabbed Dynaheir, stripped her off, then sent her to meet ogre-mage Droth alone. Minsc and Edwin got along a lot better with her permanently gone.

  13. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by Sissyfoo View Post
    A bit off topic, but Judge Dredd sounds like it is going to be balls out awesome. The other movie you mentioned ... well, some of the developments I have read make me want to punch whoever is responsible in the dick until they vomit.
    I just can't imagine the new actor shouting "I AM THE LAW" having the same effect

    OT: I will definitely be picking this up, this will be the 4th time I’ve bought Baldur's Gate over the years haha.

  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by Cairhiin View Post
    You are going to pass on the best RPG ever made cause of the graphics? You don't much sound like a fan of RPGs then.
    Never said I am one, just like good games and graphics is a huge part of it. No matter how much I love Final Fantasy 7, I won't be able to play it anymore because it looks like crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vice80 View Post
    Never said I am one, just like good games and graphics is a huge part of it. No matter how much I love Final Fantasy 7, I won't be able to play it anymore because it looks like crap.
    Sounds like your eyes have been fed too much candy :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toccs View Post
    I just can't imagine the new actor shouting "I AM THE LAW" having the same effect

    OT: I will definitely be picking this up, this will be the 4th time I’ve bought Baldur's Gate over the years haha.
    I fell that the new Judge Dredd film looks...poor I cannot imagine any actor being able to play Dredd really, as he is meant to be the faceless,, impartial epitome of law. Huge, overbearing, scary as hell, but far in every way. Karl Urban, whilst an awesome actor, just doesn't have *it* if you know what I mean? Looks very unrelated to Judge Dredd as well. I am of course going to watch it, but I think it looks a bit "meh" overall. I will be the happiest person alive if it is awesome, as I absolutely adore Judge Dredd (Judgment Day epic being my fav, Dredd vs Zombie armageddon? No contest...:P), but not holding out too much for this. Best way I guess...


    On topic. Baldurs Gate enhanced has made me VERY Happy. COmes out a week before Pandaland too, so I have a week to clear it again Toss in a vacation at the beginning of the month for me, and September is looking to be a frankly bloody awesome month :P

    My only pity is that we have Dynaheir back in it, bloody bint, making my Minsc upset and thus poor Boo cry :P

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-23 at 10:45 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Vice80 View Post
    Never said I am one, just like good games and graphics is a huge part of it. No matter how much I love Final Fantasy 7, I won't be able to play it anymore because it looks like crap.
    I find that you can't compare the Baldurs Gate games though to that. The FF7 backgrounds are CGI generated (and quite old now), but from what I can recall, the Baldurs Gate series used painted artwork put into a computerised image, meaning the detail at times was absolutely beautiful. I can still look at screenshots of it now in High Res and go "Oooooooh" (sprites aside, they are blocky and crap ofc :P)

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-23 at 10:47 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaSHARK View Post
    I don't understand how you could play a BG game without Minsc.
    Me neither, I always found him the weakest of the Melee classes (being a ranger and all, or maybe I wasn't playing him right...but his THAC0 always seemed higher than the others) but he was just...so...much...FUN!

    Still has memories for me to this day, and I can look at my wife and say "GO FOR THE EYES BOO!" and to others, and they know EXACTLY what I am on about One of gamings most memorable characters I think

  17. #57
    played it back then
    didnt liked it much (mainly because i didnt understandt a lot of thinks).
    but why dont they enhance the grafic?

  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Bsod View Post
    played it back then
    didnt liked it much (mainly because i didnt understandt a lot of thinks).
    but why dont they enhance the grafic?
    Change the graphics you change the "feel" of the game, Baldur's Gate is perfect as is in my opionion.

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    Let's get back on topic please. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsod View Post
    played it back then
    didnt liked it much (mainly because i didnt understandt a lot of thinks).
    but why dont they enhance the grafic?
    Because of this:

    1. The source art assets for Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate: Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal are lost.

    All the original area art, paperdolls, monsters and character models are lost with the exception of a few 3D models of monsters from Throne of Bhaal. There is nothing anyone can do about it. Therefore, it is not possible for the devs to deliver Baldur's Gate HD, and/or re-render any art at higher resolutions. Significant modifications to sprites, like displaying cloaks and hats, adding new/more armor styles, or removing the mirroring effect from BG2 animations, are also off-limits.

    As per Trent Oster, the devs are currently limited to the existing animations. There will be no new animations in BG:EE, so it is no use to ask for them. Recreating character models from scratch and rendering them at high resolution is out of question, because it would take more time and resources than are currently available to the devs. Also, recreating character models alone is not an option, as they would look glaringly better than all monsters that weren't re-rendered; if something got redone, then everything else should get the same treatment for the sake of visual consistency, thus making this an even more demanding (and unfeasible) task.

    In light of the above, it doesn't make much sense to request new monsters, as they won't have distinctive animations to go (and I personally believe Baldur's Gate already has enough monsters that share the same animation or a recolored version of the same animation).

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