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Do you remember your very first party?

Discussion in 'BG2: Shadows of Amn (Classic)' started by hannibal555, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. guywiththehair Gems: 1/31
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    <random name non-kit Fighter, specializing in Halberds for some reason>
    Jaheira
    Minsc
    Jan
    Imoen
    Nalia

    Probably haven't used Nalia as a long-term party member since :S
     
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    My first time playing through I used the following:

    Stalker kit Ranger using Longswords and Katanas
    Minsc using two handed swords and maces
    Anomen using maces and hammers
    Jaheira using staves and slings
    Edwin using staves and slings
    Jan Jansen using crossbows and short swords

    I had a blast. I am considering doing another run through, though I need to decide on what class to choose. I am thinking maybe a cleric. Currently I am recovering from a major surgery so the next couple months are freed up and I am replaying a lot of my favorite DnD games. I can't really do much except watch tv go on the computer and focus on recovery I figure why not adventure in the forgotten realms.
     
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    I'd already played BG for a while when BG2 came out, I was super excited to get it, than of course it didn't work on the computer (needed a new graphics card). When I finally got to play it...

    Elvish Fighter/Mage dual wielding long swords and short swords
    Minsc
    Jaheira
    Yoshimo
    Nalia
    Cernd>Keldorn>Valygar

    After BG dual wielding was just the coolest thing ever. I remember I missed out on a lot of stuff though, like the romance (Jaheria got turned to stone at one point), Yoshimo's post-spellhold geas quest thing, etc.
     
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    First party was:
    Archer
    Minsc
    Jaheira
    Yoshimo > Imoen
    Anomen
    Nalia
    Pretty solid party all in all though could have done with a better thief. I had no idea how to import my Dwarven fighter/cleric from BG1 but he was pretty rubbish anyway.
     
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    How on earth can you guys remember your very first BG 2 party? :nuts:

    I have absolutely no idea, but I'm sure I had a blast :p.
     
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    Human Barbarian
    Imoen -> Nalia
    Minsc
    Jaheira
    Aerie
    Jan

    Yea, pretty vanilla.
     
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    Lord Huffdaddy - fighter/mage/cleric
    Minsc
    viconia
    anomen
    mazzy
    imoen/yoshimo

    really fail multi class just putting it out there
     
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    I cant remember whether my first playthrough used a Paladin or a mage/sorcerer. Probably a Paladin
    The rest of the characters were:
    Jaheira
    Minsc
    Aerie

    And the last two places would have been taken up by two of:
    Nalia, Yoshimo or Valygar.

    I remember rescuing Imoen for the first time, finding out that she had not gained any levels since she was kidnapped, and leaving her to her fate.
     
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    Yea, since I had developed Nalia for a good amount of time now, she had all the good spells memorized and much more XP and thus better spells.
    The powergamer in me left Imoen to her fate as well ;).
    Nowadays I couldn't do this anymore.
    But nowadays I can plan ahead, too ^^.
     
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    I was 15 at the time...

    Me as Neutral Good Sorcerer with BG1 Edwin portrait- "No need to memorize spells? ME WANTS"
    Keldorn - Dispel Magic at 2x level + Holy Avenger = sorry mages

    Imoen/Yoshimo/Imoen
    Minsc
    Jaheira
    Aerie

    The latter 4 mainly because we stumbled into them first and I lacked any imagination whatsoever.

    And then I romanced Aerie. "you get to sleep with her?!? CAN I HAZ PLZ"

    I fondly remember finishing this game and thinking to myself "this is the best game I've ever played, period." I've yet to prove that wrong.
     
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    This was a long time ago but I had

    Nalia
    Imoen
    Rune
    Aerie
    Mazzy
    Anomen

    Oddly I never had a mage heavy group again (my character was a conjurer). Boy was I surprised when I got back to the copper coronet after returning from Brynlaw...I definitely had a WHAT JUST HAPPENED look on my face.
     
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    My first playthrough isn't finished yet. I started playing Shadows of Amn last year, after having been engaged (almost literally :p) with Tutu for some years now. I always enjoy creating characters and parties, resulting (with an easy copy-paste maneuvre) in several installs each with it's own character going on at the same time.

    My first character was Kheltick, a Blade. My second character caught up with him and is in chapter 6 now, while Kheltick is only in the Sahuagin city. His friends (the modern word would be companions, party members sounds too unemotional) are Keldorn (used to be Minsc as a tank in the beginning), Jaheira, Imoen (replaced by Nalia for a while), Aerie (completed the romance alas, she's a very quiet fiancee right now). And Yoshimo, but anyone who took him along knows how that turns out. :rolleyes:

    ---------- Added 0 hours, 15 minutes and 9 seconds later... ----------

    I dropped Nalia for Imoen, as I had used to the NPC-kitpack at the start of BG2 (I modded straight away on my first playthrough) to make Nalia an Adventurer-Mage and Imoen a Thief-Conjuror (the last was an option if you dualed her in vanilla BG1, like I did in my very first ever Baldur's Gate game).

    Imoen thus being a specialist, will be a better choice in the long run than Nalia as the lack in xp will be made up in relative terms (600.000 xp less won't matter much by the time level-cap is reached) - I'm not sure if I'm expressing understandably what I was thinking here. Anyhow, I dropped Imoen, but my third character, Amniralda the Totemic, will let find Imoen her own way home once she's freed, as I'm curious for the Nalia banters in the later game - she one of my most liked characters.
     
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    Huh? What happens when you go back to the Copper Coronet after Brynnlaw?
     
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    Well I left Yoshimo and when I came back he spontaneously...well you know and that was a surprise as you can see him from the door. When it happened I was really confused until the next game when I brought him with me to Brynlaw then it all made sense.
     
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    oh I get it!
     
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    Having just started the game and only on level 2, I can say the game
    is a little more interesting then BGI.

    My first party was a fighter/thief (Raptor), and I
    booted Imoen early, grabbed Minsc and Jaheira.

    But since I have that dreaded restart disease like someone else mentioned,
    I have started a two person run, importing Raptor and teaming him with a female ranger. Love those bow and arrows.
    Just about to finish the first level with Raptor and Wyvern.

    Of course when reading this forumn I came accross a thread about soloing with a Sorcerer, so we started a run with Lord Dragonwing last night.

    I may never get all the way thru the game, as I have great fun is creating a character and providing them with equiptment.
    But having fun is what its all about.
     
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    Merlanni fighter mage
    Jahiera
    Nalia
    Minsc
    Anomen
    Yoshimo/Imoen.

    Got 3/4 into the game. second run wich is my only finished run was:
    Hamlet paladin
    Jaheira
    Aerie
    Anomen
    Imoen/Nalia
    Viconia (romance)
     
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    I had a

    Kensai(12)/Theif
    Minsc
    Jaheira
    Keldorn
    Edwin
    Viconia
    Imoen

    had to stop in between and replace keldorn with Mazzy, (he fought with Vicky...)

    then i added sarevok instead of Mazzy in Tob
     
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    My first party, or my first party I let live? My first party I blew up with unlisted spells using shadowkeeper. Along with every other person in the game. My first party I let survive was Mage - Minsk - Yoshimoto - Edwin - Anoeman - Korgan
     
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