Ok, I'm starting new campaing. I had old one Ammanda's EET playthrough, where I did progress into BG2, but did not play much from there. I stopped playing mostly because of modding reasons.
Or to be more precise, I prepare to start, first I will take some advices and opinions from all of you (be free to chat with me), than I will start. I'm speaking of few days at most.
This time I want something special, and to go till the end (I never played content Sandrah mod brings at end of game). And first time in this game, I will use my own real name (with just one letter change as I like it :P ). This time, I do not want to be someone else, I want to be into game real as I can. More on this later.
Now I have new install with many mods, of course, with much newer versions than my last playthrough. So I expect better expirience.
I will immediately state that I won't be able to play much and progress fast, because I spend most of time for modding specific encounter (later encounters), but I will give my best. I will try to enjoy every moment I can be in game.
But modding is also reason I think I need to put at least some time into play, because I have to know game also.. I have to also play against my own encounters and test them.
I'm not creating this thread only for reason to ask question, seek help if needed, and to state I beat game. It is much more involved into it. I want to share my feelings, emotions, my reasons for choices and acts in game. I don't have to lie myself - I get very emotional about this game. It was always like that, from 20 years ago when I played first time in school (but I was not full time player, I always stopped for years, than play one vanilla game and stop again. Only after I found BWS and Install Tool (EET) I really started to learn to play how it should be). It was always emotional for me, although I suppressed it. Now, with EET and all content I seen, it grow to point I realised.. I want to live for a moment into this game. It is my right to escape real life for a moment and be in world I imagine.
Looking how others are playing, while I spend days and nights in scripts, make me feel little jealous
. So, it is fair that I also get at least a few moments into game (I promise I will not disrupt or stop modding).
In this playthrough, I probably won't give much chance (but will at least try them and help them resolve few quests) to mod added NPCs, I will mostly use NPCs I really like, some from vanilla game, some from mods indeed, but notable ones, as Sandrah, Irenicus, Caelar Argent. Also my "old" party for which I really developed some love,, as Minsc, Aerie..
Caelar and Irenicus always impressed me, hands down. It is time we all stand together for moment (and yes, we will face party I work on, "Last Seal guardians", it will be sad moment for me because... but it will be EPIC fight).
I have feeling I'm starting first time. It would never be possible if there is not EET. Few days ago, reading one other forum, I come across one thread, something like "what was your most emotional moments in game". When I asked myself that question, that stunned me and I start to thinking.. it was not just one, there is number of such moments and all are unique and beautiful, or impressive.
The way Caelar Argent approach you first time.. to see Caelar picture wearing sword standing in hell with demons around.. well that is example of impressive.. but what is emotional really? First time when I come to point when we need to go upstairs to Tree of Life, and my friends stated they are with me till the end. After that, although it is game, I asked myself "can I even have such friends?". To stand with Sandrah in top of Elminster house (Roxanne made it cool feeling + boosted with some unique music) and speak with her.. To read what happened with my party after you finish ToB. To fight alongside Drizzt (always impressed me, and I would never imagine in distant past that it will be available). I was also very excited when I read on internet for first time, that SoD will appear. And there is more, but I do not need to write to infinity.. I have to reach these moments in game. And who knows which I will expirience also, which I'm not aware at this moment. I want also to have looooooong chats with Irenicus in ToB.
And now, after 20 years, it is available in best possible way, thanks to EET and Roxanne. Lets say 15 years ago.. would I imagine it would be possible? Before I finish this introductory part, where I try to demonstrate my real feeling for game content (I try my best, buy keyboard is not enough
), I want to state I'm proud to be part of this community, and proud to have chance to give my contribution. And I'm lucky person for one more reason - as I said, I still did not explore full game (I mean, full modded game). When you play and expirience something new, for first time, that is unique moment in time. And chance now stands in front of me. Slowly because of modding, but I'm going this time maximally into game, until end.