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Should I use Expert Mode on first playthrough?

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Just like when I first played BG1 with zero clue and no hints and died 100 times to the first Ogre, and then equipped an uber looking magic belt which turned me into a woman ....

 

YES I THINK I WILL!

 

Hard difficulty + Expert Mode and I know nothing about this game, I WANT IT BRUTAL!

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No! The question is - should I play on path of the damned or hard the first time?

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I guess that expert mode really only makes a difference IF you enable it on the first playthrough. If you play through it normally and enable it on the second playthrough, you already know a lot of stuff expert mode disables in the first place.

Ultimately, everyones own choice of course :)

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I guess that expert mode really only makes a difference IF you enable it on the first playthrough. If you play through it normally and enable it on the second playthrough, you already know a lot of stuff expert mode disables in the first place.

Ultimately, everyones own choice of course :)

 

Thats completely true, I didnt think of it that way.

 

Expert mode for first playthrough it is is. Im not mad enough for path of the damned, Hard should be challenging enough. 

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I guess that expert mode really only makes a difference IF you enable it on the first playthrough. If you play through it normally and enable it on the second playthrough, you already know a lot of stuff expert mode disables in the first place.

Ultimately, everyones own choice of course :)

 

That's a good point. I just don't want to miss out of some key mechanic and be lost.

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Just like when I first played BG1 with zero clue and no hints and died 100 times to the first Ogre, and then equipped an uber looking magic belt which turned me into a woman ....

 

YES I THINK I WILL!

 

Hard difficulty + Expert Mode and I know nothing about this game, I WANT IT BRUTAL!

 

I will never play it without expert mode. I will remove every possible help that can show me what I could do just if I made different character.

 

This is how it is in BG and that game is still mystery for me after so many years!  I can play it now and probably see some dialogue option I never saw before or find a loot I didn't know existed before I was never offered this path before because of how I choose to play and roleplay my char.

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Just as a warning ( I don't want to spoil the other things in expert mode), one of the options turned on in expert mode is

 

"

Combat Options[5]  
  • Perma Death, characters whose health reduced to 0 will permanently die, instead of becoming Maimed."

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^^ That just means more reloads. Thats great.

I agree. Unless you play ironman, you just reload the encounter (if you saved beforehand :D) and try to do it better

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Oh I didn't even think of that ha. Yeah I suppose you're right, for some reason I had it in my mind you could only use the one save, but that's Trial of Iron.

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You say expert mode is like BG 2 which is a bit true but at least in BG 2 I could use a rod of resurrection on dead companions. Here they'll be dead (sandlot voice) F O R E V E R.

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