Despite the fact that I’ve written other articles on Baldur’s Gate 2, I’ve never yet written a full review of the game itself nor the update with the Enhanced Edition. I think it’s about time I put my thoughts down on the overall experience with this game not just with the Enhanced Edition but even the older version that I had.
So I hopped on the PTR today a few times to give the new Firebird revamp a spin along with checking out the new changes for ones Followers. Initially, I thought that the Tal Rasha 5 piece + Firebird 3 piece would be good but I did encounter issues as I upped the difficulty level.
Since I’m nearly done with another round of Baldur’s Gate 2 with a good aligned party using an elven female kensai/mage/thief as my main character (yes, she was modded via EEKeeper), I started toying around once more with how I could improve upon the existing NPCs and make them interesting through EEKeeper. So this blog introduces utilizing the Enhanced Edition updates along with EEKeeper where I only use a single PC (the main) and employ 5 other NPCs for an evil aligned party.
Blizzard just dropped the next PTR 2.7 update announcement and I’m actually pretty excited for once. It’s a pretty huge overhaul to the Follower system and it’s something that I had been calling for a while now. Here are my initial impressions of the upcoming patch.
COVID-19 evened out the playing field when it came to Blizzcon in the sense that most people are stuck at home or even trapped in snow (as in Texas). But the good part is that this situation has allowed Blizzard to open up Blizzcon 2021 as a free event that can be viewed through YouTube channels.
Today was another Imitation Game day which meant huge resource potential. During stage 6, I ended up losing a Grenadier which angered me. However, I’ve felt that the Tank Grenadier Medic combo had been slowly running its course. So I finally made the switch in swapping Grenadiers for Bombardiers and the result was a clean stage 7.
Haven’t done a recent blog for Flashback and decided to write a small one just to put more thoughts down. Main thing is that I’ve been leveling a witch/Necromancer using SRS but I’m starting to feel less enthusiastic. Although the experience has been fine, my desire to play her slowly has been diminishing. In turn, my eye is aimed at another build: Champion Ground Slam.
Made more progress last night on pushing a 2nd conqueror. Next up is my least favorite of the 4: Hunter. But I did upgrade some gear with a few lucky drops and my biggest purchase of the league: a 6 link chest.
Early yesterday, I managed to finish the story mode and begin mapping. My initial goal was to take out the first Conqueror and then figure out my mapping strategy along with doing some Heists in an effort to gear up. While I have yet to really hit any deaths, I am starting to see small problems with my current Guardian Dominating Blow build.
So far I’ve been quite engaged in the current Flashback league. I managed to end up in Act 10 and did a few Heists just to continue the questing and leveling process for my followers. The leveling process has been fun compared to the normal Heist league and already I made my first Exalt today.