Replaying Baldur's Gate

Baldur’s Gate is the ultimate long marathon to lvl 2…3…4…5. Finally getting somewhere…but only half way AKA back in my day I hiked 20 miles to school bare naked in the snow CRPG.

It’s incredible.

Thanks, grabbed it and SCS and am super happy with my BG1:EE play-through. :-)

Assuming I start a new character and a playthrough == in light of Baldur’s gate 3 (which HAS to have some kinda way to port your super powered character over – no doubt on a beach dead or something)… what class would you all play?

As an aside those of you that are watching this thread should realize there IS some new content in between Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 that was added by the company that did the enhanced versions.

So assuming you guys were just crazy but willing --Baldur’s gate 1… what class would you start with to do a complete play though – even into the new BG3?

And why — !

There’s no way they’re going to let you import a Throne of Baal character into BG3. For both lore and mechanical reasons it’d make no sense.

Grandmaster quarterstaff backstabs or bust

I completely disagree Vin. I think they’ll be a way to take your final character in BG2 and go into BG3. yeah shell be dead on a beach and have no powers and be level 1.

But they’ll be continuity, because there has to be – its BG3.

Kristi, do you know what happens at the end of BG2?

For BG2 my favourite pick is swashbuckler. Trap detection, levels fast, UAI, capable melee combatant and he can set traps to cheese some tougher fights if necessary.

Darn. This thread has got me in the mood to try this again. I finished BG1 once when it released. Played BG2 till the fish people then lost interest.

Will give a fighter/mage a go. It strikes me that Gorion would have a human heir, so I will go dual class once my fighter hits level 7. The character will start as a Berserker as that seems to fit their lineage. It didn’t occur to me to dual Imoen to a mage when I played before, so I will do so once she makes level 6 thief. Minsc and Dynaheir and Kivan will be in the party too and maybe a sixth.

I choose longswords and warhammer as that seems a good mix for melee because pesky golems.

I’m far from a min maxer and this feels right to me. As the bard said, “The play’s the thing.”

Here for your viewing pleasure is Bill Nighy the Berserker in training.

I’m in. Once you pierce through the veil of ugly, the core gameplay of the original Baldur’s Gate really holds up. Looking forward to guiding my fragile level 1 chaotic good cleric Marcus Agrippa to godlike levels.

For reasons that will be clear when you get to the end of Throne of Baal that’s simply not possible. They may well let you import a save and have some side characters show up or some impacts from past decisions or something, but character import just isn’t going to work here.

My first impression was you are right … then I thought back at the end of Throne… I had to use a lotta memory cells… and I wasn’t sure.

My current recollection is we could still have a character after throne --albeit level 25 or some god crazy level. I plan on seeing it done and then seeing.

(ps I love arguing with you!)

  1. And a god. Literally. I just don’t see how they’d do it.

Wasn’t one of the options at the end to not become a god?

(Spoilering a twenty year old game…)

Yeah, but they’re not going to make the ability to character import dependent on an end-of-game decision, I wouldn’t think.

Well, the precedent from BG 1 to 2 is that they just decided on a canon for the events of the first game, but that was mostly w.r.t. secondary characters (and items, I guess). I think the bigger issue is going from god-like 2e level 25 (or whatever) characters to whatever they’re doing this time. Is it even AD&D?

Guys? I think they’d do it. My thought is if you had a remainder save game from BG2 and Throne… you may have a save game ready for BG3.

And Vin I know you hated the armor mechanic in Larien’s previous game. Guess well have to see if they do a ……thing to let you, but my recollection of Throne of Baal – and I hate to admit to being a nerdie von nerdie – was that there was still room to wiggle.

Anyone do the Black Pits?

I finished The Black Pits in BG1 without much difficultly but Black Pits II in BG2 is much more difficult as it scales very quickly to epic end-game character difficulty and you can’t pre-buff for the fights like BP1.

There’s this halfling mage with a trio of elemental princes that is a total asshole to kill and this is only the second tier.

It’s BG:EE 1 & 2 plus Siege of Dragonspear that ruined PC gaming for me. Playing them on the iPad (occasionally rotating them with FTL and Minecraft) there never seems to be a reason to get my arse off the couch and back at the computer desk.

If they’re actually using D&D rules that shouldn’t be an issue. If they’re not using D&D rules I’m not interested in the game. So it’ll work out one way or the other.