Maxor127 wrote:Those games are always hard until you level up and get a good group of 6 characters. If you haven't already, go to the Inn or whatever it is where two companions are waiting for you. Then try to find Minsc. Branwen is probably the best cleric so grab her too. Then depending on whether you're good or evil, you'll need to decide which characters you want to travel with you. You'll definitely want the cleric and a mage and a thief to disarm traps and open locks. And if you're not evil, you should definitely bring along Minsc. And he'll give you a quest to rescue one of the best mages in the game. And you could always just cheat and spawn books to increase your attributes so you have max (24 or 25?) stats. Your constitution will be so high that you'll have natural regeneration. With a couple warriors, a thief, a cleric, and a magic user, you should be able to handle most enemies. My main party consisted of my paladin, Minsc, probably Imoen, Branwen, Dynaheir, and I can't remember who the sixth character was. If you're playing evil, you'll want to choose evil characters.
I did make it to the Inn. As a matter of fact, pick up the (evil) mage and the one traveling with him (just to have companions until I made it to the Inn)... but there was a guy outside the Inn who tries to kill me. He must have killed my companions (or me) about ten to twelve times, before I managed to beat him with no casualties. Picked up the two in the Inn and traveled on. Almost immediately met death in a Hobgoblin ambush. Took several times, beat the hobgoblins - and pressed on. Got to the city and dine the mining thing - and met a guy who had some bounty hunter after him. Bounty hunter showed up and said to hand him over; I refused (being the good guy that I am) - and the bounty hunter killed me in mere moments. Finally just avoided that all together (and by this time I am level 5 or 6?), and went down the path where two Ogres pretty much killed me in mere moments. Left, went around them (which is difficult because they're right there just as you enter that map on the road), leveled up some (to level 7?) - went back for the ogres, and met death.
I have never died so many times in an RPG - in my life.
And the kicker is I often forget to hit save, after exploring an entire map area, then die - and now have to go WAY back because I forgot to save; and rediscover the whole map area again, and hope I don't die.