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Let's Play: Baldur's Gate Trilogy - Ch26 (Mae'Var)


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#181
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This update begins on the previous page.

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Tale's not particularly pleased about the business and manages to get a magic missile in his face, but the mage teleports away anyway. I wonder what would have happened if we got a poisoned arrow there or something - would he die off-screen?

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Alright. Now it's time for what we're really here for. THE GREAT TOUR OF IKE CASCADION VENDAR!

Deraldin: This guy's really good!

Really? You think so?

Deraldin: Yeah, he's got the hook, line and sinker deal all set to go, and all you gotta do is cough up the cash. He's centuries ahead of his time, this fellow.

Well, it must be true, because we signed up, too.

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Before we go, we stop by the Ulgoth's Beard inn, one of the 2 new stores in the expansion. We can't quite afford the Invisibility Ring (mainly because Tale tried wild magic in the Ice Island and it made half our gold disappear), but the Cloak of Displacement is useful, as are some high level spell scrolls we can't cast yet.

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Ominous.

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And in front of Durlag's Tower is the other salesman. We invest in many potions of healing, antidotes, and potions of perception; Sorophyx will be the only thing stopping the Tower from blowing everyone into nasty little chunky bits.

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The tower shows it means business even from the exterior; two battle horrors. If you remember, they wiped out Deraldin (and Oner? I think?) at the Cloakwood Mines. Sorophyx can't hit them. Again.

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But this time, we're bigger, stronger, and...

Deraldin: EAT FIRE, BIT-

No swearing.

Deraldin: EAT FIRE, BREECHES!

Indeed.

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Even while spamming the wand of heavens, they are alive for long enough to do serious damage. Eventually, Tale manages to paralyze one of them with a wand, and that gives us enough time to beat them down.

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And we are here. Roughly at level 6, still without level 4/5 spells. Who will live? And who will die? Because somebody will die. Next time, a blow-by-blow look through Durlag's Tower.

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Huzzah! Another update and another not a death for me! And the wand of heavens comes in handy for killing the bastards that killed me last time. EAT FIRE AND LIGHTNING! AHAHAHAHAHA!

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"(mainly because Tale tried wild magic in the Ice Island and it made half our gold disappear)"

Tale is like some kind of unlucky charm to this group. ;)

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"(mainly because Tale tried wild magic in the Ice Island and it made half our gold disappear)"

Tale is like some kind of unlucky charm to this group. ;)

Good thing I'm not the wild mage. Half the group would be disintegrated by now and one turned into stone. Or a dragon. Maybe a stone dragon.

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I keep hoping I'll color spray the group from behind. I remember doing that during one of my BG2 plays. Good times.

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Some nice backstabs there by Sorophyx.

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yeah, especially that triple damage for 1 :down:

the part where I'm responsible for the whole party's safety is a bit overwhelming. I don't know if I can do it :p

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yeah, especially that triple damage for 1 :down:

the part where I'm responsible for the whole party's safety is a bit overwhelming. I don't know if I can do it :p



Just don't die. IF you bite it I say everyone leaves the tower ASAP! I'd say your character could be important for survival in the tower.

Edited by greylord, 13 January 2012 - 01:48 PM.


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well it's your fault, guys. why didn't anybody become a thief/something? now I have to do everything myself :lol:

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God this game has aged badly.

Why are people still wasting time playing such a.... :lol:

Bored?

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God this game has aged badly.

Why are people still wasting time playing such a.... :lol:

Bored?


Volourn hijack your profile?

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I agree that BG1 isn't the best example of a Infinity game, never appealed to me. BG2 is the best of the lot, with IWD close behind. personally I like IWD best

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God this game has aged badly.

Why are people still wasting time playing such a.... :ermm:

Bored?


And Captain Buzzkill comes to ruin the day once more to give his scathing review nobody asked for, which essentially ridicules the OP and adds absolutely nothing worthwhile to the thread other than putting people on the defensive. Have you ever been positive about something? Between you and Volourn every thread on this forum eventually turns into some kind of negativity spiral of hopeless bashing and elitism over video games. It'd be better for the community if you'd both, assuming you are not the same person, just left, but since you're not going to due to your obvious need for virtual attention I'm going to do the only thing that comes close and make delicious use of the board's ignore function. Also, games you don't like > games you like. Toodletoo. :lol:

Please continue Tigranes, I do so enjoy the Obsidianites blundering about.

Edited by TrueNeutral, 14 January 2012 - 06:41 AM.


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What's this, I thought I was the one who ruined this forum for everybody! :lol:

More seriously, though, am enjoying this a lot, I've always personally found that the thought of playing bg1 is actually a lot more appealing than actually playing it, so this kind of gets me the best of both worlds. Thinking of digging my old bg1 saves up and giving 2 a spin, soonish.

Keep up the good work, Tigranes. :ermm:

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Captain Buzzkill - strapline "he clears the officers' mess"

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What cracks me up hthose two are the most negative people on here, yet ostensibly they are also worse than the handful of clinically bipolar chaps around.

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Captain Buzzkill - strapline "he clears the officers' mess"

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What cracks me up hthose two are the most negative people on here, yet ostensibly they are also worse than the handful of clinically bipolar chaps around.

Clinically bipolar? You mean the guys who hate a game before release but love it afterwards?

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To clarify, I don't mind people having a negative view of a game at all, I'm not that fond of BG1 myself and opinions just work that way, this is the gaming portion of the board after all. I just can't stand it when people try to derail threads into pissing contests about whose taste is better with no better arguements than "it sucks", and I swear if I see one more thread becoming a rating battle over subjective issues like which Bioware title is the best ("FACT. R00fles!") it'll trigger my dark side and I might kill someone in a mall and have Counterstrike discovered on my laptop. I'm sure none of you want that on your conscience.

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I couldn't care less about CS or Valve :lol:

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I'm more concerned on how it even found it's way to my computer because I don't have Half Life or Counterstrike. :lol:

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Captain Buzzkill - strapline "he clears the officers' mess"

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What cracks me up hthose two are the most negative people on here, yet ostensibly they are also worse than the handful of clinically bipolar chaps around.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

That was a joke.




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