Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal is out!!!

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  1. Corey Hancock

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    Just picked up my copy of Throne of Bhaal from Electronics Botique. So far it is pretty cool. Well, off to finish the saga, or atleast continue....
    Corey
     
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    Thank the maker.
    I'll stop by EB or Best Buy tomorrow.
    Bring on Mr. Blue dragon and Mr. Purple dragon.
     
  3. John Thomas

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    Hrmm. I dropped by Wal-Mart (late, only place with software open) and they didn't have it yet. Do they not receive software releases the same time specialty shops do?
    Purple dragon? Eh? [​IMG]
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    Before I went to EB, I went all around town looking for the game, cheaper. And no one else had it. According to interplay, it started shipping yesterday. I don't know how EB got it so fast, but I have not seen it elsewhere. Probably won't be avaiable at all stores till Monday or Tuesday.
    Corey
     
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    Hopefully Amazon will ship mine soon. I was glancing through the guidebook and it definitely looks interesting. I guess I will have to wait a little longer.
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    Got my copy at EB yesterday afternoon; drove right home, installed it, and didn't get out of my seat until 2 am!! Damn the accursed souls at Interplay for dragging me back in!!! [​IMG]
    Viva Viconia!
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    Ah, well, I couldn't hold out so I visited EB and picked it up. So far, so good. I didn't quite follow the explanation that was given about not being able to revert back to SoA when playing ToB, unless they were just stating that the saved games in ToB won't be able to be loaded into SoA? Anyhow, I loaded my last save in SoA into the "updated" SoA _and_ ToB, and it works fine.
    So, when do we start a spoiler thread? [​IMG]
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    I mean that in the sense that I cannot believe they added it to the game! Come on guys! Get off the game for 5 minutes, log in and add what you've done so far. I havent gotten into TOB due to that tower!
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    Mine arrives today. I will give my report after I load it up tonight. I am looking forward to trying it.
    Okay, I dragged myself away from Saradush for a few minutes [​IMG] The game looks good so far. I see the romance plot continues (judging from the dialog initiated by Jaheira). Also, Jaheira doesn't like Saravok does she? Saravok doesn't seem to like my party of good characters, it will be interesting to see if I can hold onto him or whether I will have to reinstate Minsc from the pocket plane. Oh well, back to the battle [​IMG] Glorfindel hears the call of battle [​IMG]
    Kenneth
     
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    Kenneth: [​IMG] I havne't had the romance come into it yet; my main squeeze, (Ariel? - the Elven Cleric/Mage) hasn't piped up yet. I'm probably going to start over again due to multiple meddlings with the above-mentioned magic item. Sheesh. They weren't kidding when they said 'high powered'.
    You actually Spoiler:gave Saervok part of your soul? I'm too conservative to do anything of the sort..
    Plus, I've got to do a major overhaul on my system; I've been balancing a Win98/2K dualboot for some time and running out of space. I've got to wipe the 98 off and just go with 2k; you'd think 60gb of space would've lasted longer than it did.... [​IMG]
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    I couldn't figure a way out of the pocket plane without
    Spoiler:coughing up a piece of my soul to Saravok
    Besides he is definitely a kick butt fighter, much stronger than Minsc. I was concerned with his alignment but so far he just whines about me being too goody goody. I am not sure if the romance plots will advance in the extension or not, but I had run the plot with Jaheira through to its conclusion and it appears to be in effect still. Back to the fray.
    For reference my party consists of:
    Glorfindel (Me, the once and future Bhaalspawn)
    Sarevok (my new lacky)
    Keldorn (Bioware's Sir Galahad)
    Jaheira (my main squeeze)
    Nalia (my thief since I took too long to get Imoen back)
    Aerie
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    I'm going to try to pick it up at the local walmart tonight, so far I can't locate the game at stores besides EB.
    Anyone want to post any cool weapons/armor/items they have found.
     
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    I haven't started Throne of Baal yet but since shagging that Drow scrubber in Chapter 5, Aerie hasn't been speaking to me. [​IMG]
     
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    Back in chapter 2 I remember fulfilling her (aeries) desires and then all of asudden she was like I have to go see the world and she left the group.
    I had her for a awhile, now I'm stuck with Viconia.
    I wonder if I can get her back.
     
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    I'm going to start over again, after the final encounter with Irenicus. Various magic Spoiler:Wishes and Deck O Many Things has messed this incarnation of the game up. [​IMG] I really want to find some other way out of that place without doing as you did. The little imp couldn't make anything from what I had anyhow.
    My party so far:
    Tolthar Lightbringer (me, the Bhaalspawn and Paladin)
    Minsc (Boo is too young to die)
    Valgyar (Talks back a bit too much; Stalker)
    Aerie (My #1 mama; Elven Mage/Cleric)
    Nalia (Awesome mage, weak thief)
    Imoen (keeping around because she's a decent thief (read: Disarm traps!) and she's also Bhaalspawn)
    I probably need to dump Valgyar as he's not that effective. (Even though he has that Celestial Fury Katana..wow)
    Luke, I had posted a few of the items in my spoiler, if you don't want to wait and find 'em, highlight it. I didn't get down with any of the girls yet..I figured it'd end bad and they wouldn't respect me in the morning. [​IMG]
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    To be honest, I wasn't even trying with Aerie, she just kept complaining non-stop about her stupid wings. The course of the conversation went that way. Eventually she wanted to "experience" some fun. So I played along.
    Darned either way I suppose.
    I too play a Paladin (Inquisitor)along with
    Korgan
    Minsc
    Imoen
    Nalia
    Viconia
    I lost Yoshimo in chap. 3, as he was my "good thief". I'm in Chap. 5 the drow city and slowly moving forward, I'm debating on finishing this game and then installing Throne of Baul or installing now and not worry about upsetting anything.
    I read your spoiler; Do you mean you need these things so you're going to go back and play to find them or what?
    I wish they would put a timer at the end of the game so you can see how much time you put into it. It would be cool to see your stats, how long this area took or how many times you had to reload in order to beat FirkRaag. I swear it took about a week to beat him, early on in the game anyway and not using cheap tactics.
    I very good game. Well worth the 39.95
     
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    Ok.... So I just got back from Target, Best Buy and Walmart, all of which didn't have the game.
    With the amount of gas I've spent going to these stores, I should have broken down and gotten it at Electronics Boutique and payed the higher price..
    Oh well, it's not like I'm done with the BG2 anyway.
     

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