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  1. Fanboy coming back atcha! My roommate who won't eat vegetables says that I do not and will never know shit about Baldur's Gate, that I am a weapons-grade plutonium scrub emitting harmful beta-male radiation, that I should go back to Animal Crossing with all the other eunuchs, and that my girlfriend is a lying whore who's probably getting railed by that black guy from two doors over. Anyone want to release some quick fixes to help me out?
  2. It's not about eliminating save scumming. If that were true, they'd remove the RNG altogether and have you automatically succeed if your Pick Pocket is high enough. It's about encouraging an investment. There’s already incentive to raise your intelligence beyond the RNG mechanic of spell scribing. Lore bonus, maximum spell level, number of spells known per level. Successful pickpocketing, with low skill, is nothing but an exercise of rolling the dice over and over until you succeed. There's no strategy. There's no challenge. Only at high levels does it become reliable…which is also when you start passing Beamdog’s skill barriers. If I dump a load of points in Pick Pockets, only to find that any thief can steal anything given enough attempts, I’m gonna feel pretty cheated and wish I’d spent those points on more essential skills like locks and traps. Bigger rewards for bigger investments is a good incentive, and makes the skill more worthwhile. You say you want a “best of both worlds” situation, but is the pure RNG pickpocketing really the best of the original games? Or is it just what you’re used to? The caricature is of temnix, not everyone who dislikes the EEs. If you prefer old style pickpocketing, that’s fine. I maintain that what we have now is better, but personal preference doesn’t have to be objective. It’s a change that you have no choice but to play along with. That’s a valid reason to want a mod. However, when you start demanding rollbacks for things that can be ignored or even disabled in the options menu, or claiming that these relatively minor changes are somehow ruining the experience for new players, or accusing everyone who likes (or isn’t bothered by) The New Stuff of being a fanboy, then yeah, I’d say you’re pretty irrational, neckbeard or no neckbeard.
  3. This is an improvement. In the original games, there was no reason to invest in Pick Pockets because you could just reload until you succeeded. If you really want to change it back so that this becomes an option again, that's fine, but at that point you might as well just give yourself 250 in Pick Pockets. Save some time. Also: The point isn't "just go play the originals." The point is, does it really matter? This thread is temnix asking "Heh, why don't you losers go mod out this Beamdog garbage, if you care about the community so much?" Everyone has their own answers. My answer is that Beamdog's changes aren't a big deal, and can largely be ignored if you don't like them.
  4. Fanboy back for some more tips! My roommate who only showers on Tuesdays says the Enhanced Editions added some kind of "Story Mode" that makes all your characters invincible? He's pretty mad about it! I promised him I wouldn't ever use it, but he says it's polluting the purity of the game just by being there. Does anyone know how to disable or remove the button? I keep having to tape a piece of paper over the screen so I don't look at it by accident. Very annoying!
  5. Fanboy here again! I've just reached Chapter 4, and I've come across this +2 scimitar that I found on some dead guy. My roommate who doesn't pay rent is a long-time expert in these games (shout out to all you veterans!) and he tells me this sword wasn't in the originals and only exists to handhold casual scrubs? Is this true?? Will the scimitar make the game super easy? I already have a bunch of +2 weapons by now, and nobody in my party uses scimitars anyway...not sure how to proceed. Can I just not pick it up? Is that a thing you can do in these games??
  6. Fanboy here! A fresh, bright-eyed newbie to the beloved Baldur's Gate series, and let me tell you, while I would never choose to simply disable sprite outlines in the options menu, I'd definitely be prepared to seek out and install a mod that turns them off for me! That sounds much easier and more convenient for my purposes, as a brand new player who wants to make the Enhanced Edition more faithful to the original games, which I have also never played.
  7. Seems like the issue came up pretty unambiguously around page 7 of that topic you posted. Roxanne is definitely aware of the original project, which is why they made it very clear that this Seatower mod, on their website, has nothing to do with that other one, and that they "refuse to take on anything from that failed mod."
  8. Mm. This would take a fair bit of rewriting. The fact that the "temple" of Talos is a poky little cabin in the woods comes up a lot in the dialogue, and it's a big part of the misfit identity of Dave's church. Unfortunately I didn't know the place was in use by another mod at the time, and I also don't know of any other unused houses in forest areas that would fit the bill.
  9. Oh, absolutely. I've taken great pains to portray Sandrah as accurately as Roxanne did everyone else's characters. I think the results speak for themselves.
  10. Version 3.1 prevents Vynd, Dave, Flara and Moidre from leaving due to reputation in BG:EE, as intended from the very beginning. Also took the liberty of writing some crossmod banters for Roxanne's Sandrah Saga mod. Hope she doesn't mind! Project Page Download Readme
  11. My latest post here should answer your question.
  12. Hi there! I'm glad you enjoyed Flara so much. While I'm not opposed to bringing the whole gang over to BG2, Vynd is going to be the first priority. He's what I've been promising, and I've already got a decent bit of work done on him. Perhaps Flara will come after that, or maybe one of the others; I think they all have stories still to tell. We've yet to meet Littlun's tribe, Moidre's got her quest in the Underdark, and who knows how Dave will feel about the Talos temple in Amn? Keep an eye out!
  13. Damn it. I knew there had to be some kind of catch to that. Passback lines it is, then.
  14. Gibberlings Three Remember Vynd, the lovable drow assassin NPC for Baldur's Gate 1? He made some friends. We don't know how it happened either, but they're ready to set aside at least a few of their differences and join your party. Glam's NPC Pack adds five colourful new characters to Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, Tutu, BGT, and EET. Use them standalone with your favourites from the original BG cast, or recruit them all at once; the choice is yours! Visit the project page, download page, and forums today! Changes: Un-identified mod-added magical items Cleaned up item descriptions Fixed the flame visual effect during a Flara cutscene Jeff now opens the temple shop correctly in Tutu Fixed a Tutu error when Dave is told to wait at an inn Fixed an issue causing Moidre to disappear when removed from party Tweaked Dave/Thalantyr interjection for compatibility Fixed an interjection that caused the mystery potion merchant not to give both potions
  15. Hey, thanks for the advice. I always felt like the coding for that interjection was kind of ramshackle; good to know there's a more elegant way of doing it.
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