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couple newbie questions

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by SlickRCBD, May 10, 2009.

  1. SlickRCBD Gems: 29/31
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    Finally, after having to move back in with my mother to take care of her for almost a month, I'm back home and can finally try to play Neverwinter Nights again.

    I have a couple of dumb questions that SHOULD have been answered in the manual, but I can't locate any info in the .PDF that was on the first CD.

    Number one, is there a way to modify my avatar after creating a character the way I could in the Infinity Engine games? Such as if I go "Shoot, I really don't like the way that hairstyle looks" or "that hair/skin color doesn't look quite right in different light for the effect I was going for".

    Second, a standard tactic back in both the P&P days AND in most D&D CRPGs such as the Gold Box games, Dark Sun, and the Infinity Engine games was to have my characters take pot shots at enemies spotted at a distance with missile weapons, then as they get close switch to melee weapons. However, when I try to do this in NWN, the character promptly charges forward and incurs an attack of opportunity. How do I make the character put away the bow/x-bow/sling and let the charging enemy come to them and let ME take the attack of opportunity as they get in range?
    Even if I forgo the free shot with missile weapons, the character just stands there and doesn't attack until I click on an enemy. If I click on an enemy before they get into range, they charge and I'm subjected to a free attack.

    P.S. if either of these answers ARE in the manual, could somebody point out where in it I should look again? I feel dumb because I couldn't find it.
  2. Scythesong Immortal Gems: 19/31
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    Perhaps this will help. I've had that problem too but there's no way to legally change how your character looks once the game starts.

    I doubt you can get an attack of opportunity easily against enemies that target you in NWN. Note how they switch to a walk when they get near you. This prevents them from triggering an attack of opportunity.
    But you can also use the same trick. Tap the W, A, S and D keys to move your character only slightly. With practice you can use these keys to edge around your enemies without provoking an attack of opportunity, and with more practice you can even force them to try and move towards you. In some cases you can force them to run for just a bit... free attack of opportunity.
    You can use this trick when switching weapons. When your character switches to melee and tries to chase after your target tap on the movement keys to keep him where he is.
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