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Best and Worst mods...

Discussion in 'BG2: Throne of Bhaal (Classic)' started by Mystra's Chosen, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Mystra's Chosen Gems: 22/31
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    This would be a poll but that would take a really long time and I don't know enough of the mods' names.

    Just put you fav and/or least favorite mods down. Can be for SoA or SoA+ToB.

    Best: Sola, Item Upgrade, Dungeon-Be-Gone
    Worst: TDD, TDD, TDD.

    I havn't tried very many mods because I have Dial-Up and downloading stuff is a *****j.
     
  2. fade Gems: 13/31
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    Dungeon-Be-Gone and the Banter pack are my favorites.

    Least favorite, I will agree with you. TDD is absolutely horrid.
     
  3. Dalveen

    Dalveen Rimmer gone Bald Veteran

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    WeiDu's ease of use is good and so is the banter and Dungeons-be-gone, havnt tryed TDD cos its to big for me to be bothered downloading it, but from ur replies i think ill skip ever downloading it
     
  4. Abomination Gems: 26/31
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    I love kelsey (not literally) I think alot of work has gone into his character and he adds to the BG experience rather than changing it to suit him.

    Worst is probably the imoen romance or Chole (lesbians are good, but not overpowerd, chosen by two gods, insane DEX Kensai lesbians) mod.

    I was hoping for someone to make an NPC that was a bhallspawn. I see no reason why there can't be many bhallspawns for you to encounter because in sharadush there sure are a few...
     
  5. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I'm currently in the middle of a 3-person MP game using Tactics mod on Insane. Wow! If you're looking for a challenge, this is the mod you want.

    Also like Ease of Use, Banter Pack, Alternate NPC classes (select different classes for existing NPC'S).

    Edit: Forgot about Item Upgrade – another good one.

    [ December 11, 2003, 23:27: Message edited by: Splunge ]
     
  6. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    Best Mods

    • Flirt Packs
    • Kelsey
    • Banter Packs
    • Dungeon Be Gone
    • No Bottoms (basically, Gem Bags, Scroll cases etc, have no bottoms. A subtle, but welcome addition)
    • Weimers Item Upgrade

      Worst Mods
    • TDD - far too bug filled
    • Solaufien (sp?) - Ditto
    Not really tried that many more mods, so can't say any further.

    I Have listed just about all the mods I have tried though.
     
  7. Faragon Gems: 25/31
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    Question about the dungeon be gone mod: Does it remove ALL storyparts? (it says something like that on their site.)
     
  8. Strifestrike Gems: 7/31
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    Tactics, Sola, Imoen Romance (the banters are actually interesting).

    Worst: TDD!
     
  9. Bombur

    Bombur I'm always last and I don't like it

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    Best: Flirt Pack, Ease-of-Use, Tactics

    Worst: Immoen romance (yuck!), and simultaneous romance (buggy, plus the storylines aren't rewritten to account for multiple relationships). Frankly, with all its bugs, I still do TDD once in a while, and I prefer it to these other two.
     
  10. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    @Faragon

    Basically, as you ger freed from your cage, a 'guide' called Jasper St Baird gates in. If you talk to him, he will gate you and your NPC's to the tunnel which leads to the surface.

    He then gives you pretty much all this equipment you would have collected had you have run through the dungeon yourself.

    It's a very funny mod, and cuts out one of the most annoying parts of BG2.

    Highly Recommended.
     
  11. Deathmaster Gems: 7/31
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    i don't know why people get all weird about the Imoen romance, it actually says in the game that they are not related in anyway.

    Heres a dialogue between Viconia and Imoen.

    Viconia: I am curious over something, Imoen. Your sibling save you from imprisonment and restored your soul. Yet for all this you have never showed proper gratitude. Why is that?

    Imoen: Proper gratitude? I’d hate to think what your idea of proper gratitude would be, Viconia.

    Viconia: You owe (CHARNAME) your entire being. You should, at the very least, act as (HIS or HER) personal slave. Cater to (HIS or HER) every whim.

    Imoen: (CHARNAME) is my (BROTHER or SISTER), you know! I owe (HIM or HER) my life, but let’s not take it that far!

    Viconia: Your common parent is a god. That hardly counts towards any sort of common genetic bond, and even less of a reason to shirk what you owe (CHARNAME).

    There is absolutely nothing incest about the PC and Imoen romancing. Its a very good mod, and well worth downloading if you have finished with the other romances in the game. Also other good mods are banterpack and npc flirt.
     
  12. Abomination Gems: 26/31
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    It's not a matter of biology! It's a matter of principle! She's still your sister! Not to mention some of the choices in the mod are... distateful at best and the whole 'rape' issue that was 'thrust' into it degrades the Baldur's Gate series.
     
  13. Mystra's Chosen Gems: 22/31
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    What did people think of Shadows Over Soubar, Epic Endevours, Unfinished Business, that mod with Yoshimo and some of the other bigger mods?
     
  14. Strifestrike Gems: 7/31
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    You dont have to rape her. And you never consider her a sister in the game (unless you want to.). She was a child hood friend, ive hooked up with many child hood friends before after meeting them after high school. Anyway this mod is interesting, and is far more like a real world "romance" than any other I played. Its nothing like the piece of crap Aerie romance, in which someone who has never gotten layed obviously wrote the romance, or perhaps they just wanted to turn her into a spineless, wimpy, uninteresting banter. Anyway, having it with Aerie is rape in the game too, since shes pretty much a teenager, or an elf just entering puberty or whatever, after all shes barely over a 100.

    SOS isnt a bad mod per se, but is very easy. Those other big mods I havent played.
     
  15. Kyrie Gems: 2/31
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    Seems that the Imoen thing is pretty controversial. I've been trying to decide lately whether to download it or not...

    Okay, so if I, personally, don't think there is anything 'wrong' with the whole 'sister' thing... is it worth downloading?

    EDIT: And what is this TDD that sucks so much?
     
  16. fade Gems: 13/31
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    The TDD sucks because it is so buggy and pretty much fills up the game with over-powered completely uninteresting and just plain dumb weapons. It adds absolutely no interesting quest, banter, or story that fits within the BG2 storyline. Did I mention the bugs?
     
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    -Unfinished business is nice, but still got some bugs. Can't say if it's that bad. You'll have try it.
    -Valen mod is way too overpowered, but nice idea. Not worth trying.
    -Virtue mod has a really good idea, but is still a little buggy. Causes a few commoners turn hostile even when you don't do anything. If you're playing evil, you could try it, but if you're playing paladin, you are a fallen paladin right after you get out of Irenicus' dungeon.

    -Weimer item upgrade is really nice. Definitely worth downloading. Has some really useful items, but not too overpowered.

    -I have these banter/flirt packs and stuff, but I really haven't seen them do that much. Can't say nothing about them.
     
  18. Taza

    Taza Weird Modmaker Veteran

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    Good mods:
    Dungeon-be-Gone
    Item Upgrade
    Hell Trials

    BAD mods:
    TDD
    TDD
    TDD
    TDD
    TDD
    TDD
    TDD
    TDD
     
  19. Chris Williams Gems: 9/31
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    I installed Cal-culator and it was very shabby indeed. What I was expecting was something like this:

    "<CHARNAMEE> you have killed:
    - 18 goblins
    - 1 otyugh
    - 3 lightning mephits
    - 2 radiant mephits
    ..."

    Instead what you get is this:

    "How many elves have I killed?"
    "You have killed elves"

    Note, that isn't a typo - the mod maker forgot to check for 0 (or a zero-length string, or whatever).

    Epic Endeavours? That's the squad-based combat game, isn't it? I didn't think too much of that either. Reusing existing areas in mods simply doesn't work.
     
  20. Faragon Gems: 25/31
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    @Morsmordre: Yeah, I gathered as much. But what I'm worried about is the following: The site implies something like cutting out all storyline cutscenes. Does it do that? (Aside from cutting out chateau Irenicus) I actually like the cutscenes.
     
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