Patch 5.4 is really not the greatest patch released, for me at least. The new Siege of Orgrimmar raid is more tedious than something I look forward to and LFR has been in the pits. I find the Timeless Isle to be draining rather than an exciting spot to hang out. Most of the time, I’m waiting for a queue to pop while running around chasing rares. The few quests offered on the Timeless Isle are nothing more than grinds and depend on your timing. In short, I’m already bored of this patch.
After the latest play through of Baldur’s Gate 2 and from writing my previous article on classes and party combinations, one thing I’ve come to realize is that you’re still somewhat limited on a few possibilities. Of course, the game introduces limits to provide a sense of balance but the balance introduced in Baldur’s Gate 2 feels a little arbitrary at times and restrictive. As a result, I wanted to discuss freeing up some of the restrictions that attempt to play within the realm of the game without completely overpowering one class or another with regards to dual class and multi-class possibilities.
I finished Shadows of Amn once again yesterday and began Throne of Bhaal but have made little progress thus far. The play through on my party consisted of a human kensai/mage, human undead hunter, half-elf ranger/cleric, Jaehira (half-elf fighter/druid), human wizard slayer/thief and elf fighter/mage. Mostly, I just powered my way through and did most of the Watchers Keep to gain a few levels (mostly for my kensai/mage and wizard slayer/thief to get their best abilities) then slaughtered the end. My only regrets in playing this round were that I started the stronghold quests too late in the game and not doing any of the NPC quests. Most of that was probably because I kept Jaehira in my party the entire time and did not have a rotational spot available. With that in mind, I decided to re-think my party strategy and look at other party combinations by re-examining certain classes a little more in depth then seeing what is needed at the end.