I just finished BG with a level 7 figher. From what I see, BG2's starting level is 7, and I can import my character. If I play the expansion for BG, will I gain too much xp, and ruin the begining of BG2 because I'll be too high level?
Guys, not OP.
But should I play Baldur's Gate original or get the ENHANCED EDITION, and play that one?
Firstly, ruin the beginning my ass. Too high level, aren't you Sawyer by any chance?
Secondly, it depends highly on the party composition. Since you are (I assume pure) fighter, a couple of levels won't make or break it, it's AD&D afterall.
Original plays just fine, and supports all the mods if you are into that. At the same time, EE isn't BETRAYAL by any means, just a lazy cashgrab. If you prefer the new UI or companions, sure, go for it.
I'm playing through BG2 EE right now after having finished BGEE.
The Sword Coast isn't an expansion that adds a new campaign. it just adds content to the base game. You've likely already did some of its content.
Your other characters don't get transferred and neither do your items so even if you're a higher level it doesn't matter.
You should play through BG1 expansion before finishing main BG1 storyline.
Get EE, there is no reason not to. It has some great interface improvements and better item diversity.
there's a quick loot button, that shows you all the items that are on the ground near you, so you don't have to look at each pile
If anyone is gonna play BG for the first time through EE, make sure not to use the new characters in BG2EE.
Not really, you get so much experience anyways.
Granted I played with Baldur's Gate Trilogy and Stratagems on my current playthrough, but I had something like 240k experience by the time I wacked Sarevok. Granted I did EVERYTHING in BG1, but that is 80k over the cap.
Stratagems make the game significantly harder so didn't bother me much.
Also remember you get such a crapton of experience in BG2 compared to 1 that 80k or 160k really doesn't make a big difference when you get 8-20k a quest and with ToB the cap is at 8 million.
With vanilla install doing everything in chapter 2 can make the game a bit of a cakewalk, but still depends a lot of party composition ect.
On a different note, gonna run with my PC Blade, Jaheira, Minsc, Imoen and Viconia. Was gonna leave the last spot open for rotating members to do all the NPC quests, but unsure who I'd bring for the last spot.
In ToB it will no doubt be my naughty brother, but up to that point I'm not sure. Keldorn would be the obvious choice, but he hates Viconia with a passion so was thinking Valygar or Mazzy. Never really used either of them before.
Oh a BG thread ?
I've recently tried the Sarelith pedo mod, I must say it's probably the best written romance mod once you get past the horrible voice acting and WTF impact.
I think it's what Aerie would be if she wasn't mentally retarded.
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Modded original. Enhanced is nice and all, but you end up with less content than if you had just modded the original. Its new characters are fanfic tier too.
You'll be fine.
Basically, in EE2 the writing for the new characters takes a drastic drop.
Its highly recommended to use original cast instead. The only decent one in EE2 is probably Rasaad, but he was much better in EE1.
It starts getting ankward when part of the banter consists of
>Why are people looking at you weird while you're holding my hand ?
Plus she does have a childish character soooo...
Think I'll just stick with the Baldurs Gate Trilogy explanation between 1 and 2.
Duke Belt teleports you someplace outside Athkatla and while resting on your way to the city you get ambushed by Mae'Vars shadow thieves.
A lot of the content mods probably aren't compatible with EE. But then again most of the content mods are filled with overpowered equipment, total shit kits or abysmal fanfiction characters/writing.
I don't get the hate for the new content.
Some of the new characters are kind of lame but others are fine. It's not much of an issue in BG1 anyway since most character didn't say a word after they joined you.
>If I play the expansion for BG, will I gain too much xp, and ruin the begining of BG2 because I'll be too high level?
Kind of iirc.
Long time I imported a character from tales of the sword coast.
Only in the beginning before it evens out.
If you're really worried about it just edit your experience back to your level 7 exp after you've done tales.
This wasn't even a version or an EE discussion.
Its only a a single level difference at most.
The biggest thing that screws over balance in BG2 is if you decide to do every quest in Chapter 2 or just go straight to Chapter 3.
Been a long time since I played BG2, but last time It was without mods like Stratagems and I did everything and was around level 13-14 when I went to Spellhold compared to 9-10ish if you get enough cash and go straight there.
Kinda makes a huge difference when you're a Inquisitor and got all the best gear possible.
With Stratagems its not such much of a problem with the difficulty curve. Enemies scale better and the AI makes most fight a challenge if you don't do it right.
Underdark's not so bad. It can be a casual filter for people who rush the main story on their first playthrough.
I remember struggling with that pit lord with +1 weapons for eons.