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Finally playing this, almost 4 years after I bought it

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights 2' started by Harbourboy, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Cool. I just crafted my first item - enhancing Storm +1 into a +3 weapon to use in my character's off-hand.
     
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    Cool. It's been a while, but I did quite a bit of crafting in NWN2, and found that you can really make your characters more powerful. Instead of wearing a headband of intellect +2 or +4 that you can find laying around, craft a +8. Find a sword with a really awesome effect on it, but it's only a +2? Upgrade it to +5 and then make it holy (+2d6 to evil). Now you have an unstoppable uber sword.

    Crafting is definitely worth the time investment, in my opinion.
     
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    Is anyone playing multiplayer online? I logged into an ALFA server for the first time in about 5 years. It hasn't equalled the "Golden Age" , but it's still fun. I've also tried Baldur's Gate: Chronicles of the Sword Coast. It's a nice world, but so far not as much RP aas I would like.
     
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    Why can't I talk to the big spider Kistrel in the caves under Ember? Shandra keeps telling me to leave it alone because I can't understand it.
     
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    You can't talk because you don't understand it. :)
    You need to be druid (or ranger maybe) or you need Elenee in your party to talk to it.
     
  6. Harbourboy

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    Oh, OK. So this insect collection is useless to me then?

    I wish I had a cleric in this party. I'm sick of getting diseased, poisoned, energy drained, level drained etc.
     
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    I see a few people do play this yet. I am interested in NWN2 but only the OC is out for the Mac thus far. I figure I'll what until MotB and/or SoZ are out as well before I play the OC because I'd rather go through those and/or the whole thing than just do the OC.

    At this point neither expansion pac is out for Macs so I wait despite the OC being perfectly available.

    There is the possibility of attempting to mess with MotB w. a Mac OC so both run but it is unsupported and I just assume to wait and actually spend my money on the OC & expansions when they are Mac available. Many of the NWN expansions are available for the Mac so it isn't impossible that MotB and possibly SoZ will be one day too.
     
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    "ranger, druid"...or a follower of Lolth IIRC. Cassavir can cast a few curse/effect removal spells. Elanee's restoration spells also work on a few things. You can also try using Healing Kits.

    You can come back to Kistrel with Elanne. He won't leave.

    Blindness is the worst.
     
  9. Harbourboy

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    I've found most of the battles to be pretty easy so far, but I got cleaned up by those kids in the crypt in Blacklake. Are there any really epic battles in this game?

    The most memorable bits of Icewind Dale II are the big, cleverly designed battles (like the Guardian, the Shaengarne Bridge etc). I haven't really had to use any specific battle tactics so far other than: send in Khelgar and have Qara toss a fireball.
     
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    Not in the OC. Well the final fight is big, but not in a good way. It drags on forever, it's very frustrating, it was very glitchy... but SOZ has some good old-fashioned epic fights, including a marvelous finale. Seriously, I can't praise the SOZ final fight enough. It's the most fun I've had with a finale in a LONG time.
     
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    But the best games (like Icewind Dale II) have big level-appropriate fights all the way through.

    Sounds like I had better hurry on with this and finish it before I get bored.
     
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    Most of NWN2 fights are EASY. I plaed on the hardest level and found the game to easy for my liking. If you know what you are doing you can make a very over powered character.

    As for a cleric, you do get one later on in the game. My recommendation for NWN2 is being a cleric with a few levels of fighter.
     
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    I am playing a Rogue / Fighter / Duellist. Neeshka is cool, but I canĂ½ justify a full-time rogue and I hate traps and locks (even though I know there are unlikely to be any game-changing traps and locks in the game - because this game isn't that sophisticated).
     
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    What's with all the "ore" I keep finding in caves and tunnels. I get 50xp every time I find the ore but what is the point of it? Does it have any purpose? If it all it is is just getting 50xp for walking past some rocks, that sounds a bit lame.
     
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    You will take over a keep later on; the ore will become useful then.
     
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    Righto. I'm in the tunnels under the Crossroads at the moment. I'm still yet to encounter a difficult fight. The two trickiest so far have been the big demon thing in Tavorick's estate, and the the time I tried to take on the Bryce Crypt kids with only Shandra in my party. Disappointed with that and also disappointing that the NPCs in my party are a bit dull. Nothing to rival Minsc or Deekin. Just Neeshka and Khelgar having a bit of a snipe. Qara is ridiculously powerful now that she is level 14.
     
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    When i first learned about nwn2 dnd3.5 prestige classes i just about came in my pants. Its essentially adding 20-100(w/ mods) classes to the games..or so i think. for a dnd engine power gamer this is a wet dream come true.

    There isn't anything more fun than playing a spell sword sorc that can insta kill mobs of enemies with wail then beat down the survivors with dual wielded weapons.
     
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