Alucard91 Dec 5, 2013 @ 4:01am
New Character Rolls...
Hey guys, quick question, am i the only one obsessed with trying to get the highest ability roll on a new character? yes its handy they now show you what the roll score is, saves adding up but its also a curse because naturally you want a stronger roll at the start!

case in point, i know i can roll a 97 total on a paladin (thats the highest ive experienced) which pretty much nearly maxxed out the abilities.

ive just been starting a new character playing as a cavalier, well ive heard the perks are good, and was busy rolling mid 70's which is minimum for a paladin class. clicking re-roll > 74-78-82-75-73-72-78 and it goes on, click click click, then mid flow 88-76-74-96-74

wellllll thats sucks! you get drawn into that much but get bored seeing the same number you get 'tunnel click' omg its diabolical, so now im going to spend the next half hour maybe trying to pay attention as to what roll i get :(
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Fluke Dec 5, 2013 @ 5:23am 
You need to change your clicking habbit :)How i use to avoid rolling past a wanted number was this.

Click roll, move cursor off button ,just a bit,then move back and reclick. this give a fluid clicking process and a bit more reaction time.

when u get tunnel vision after say 20 clicks,just stop for a few seconds.

The other way is to cheat all 18 then remove points to suit your tatse.ya can google it.Its just a small ini change that gives u the ability to press shift +8.

Alucard91 Dec 5, 2013 @ 5:27am 
i got a 93 after 2 minutes, not too bad :) just a pain in the backside!
Fluke Dec 5, 2013 @ 5:31am 
93 is very nice :)
Alucard91 Dec 5, 2013 @ 5:41am 
it was had a strength of 18/97 too, high roll and good strength score is rare lol

ive just gone to dual class a wizard slayer to a mage, and it wouldnt let me have a choice if i wanted to specialize :( bit dissapointed in that
Gaz_[RBC] Dec 5, 2013 @ 8:37am 
Haha, "tunnel click" is a great name for it

In the original BG it never used to show your total points, but that never stopped people rolling till their eyes bled.
Alucard91 Dec 5, 2013 @ 8:59am 
oh i know, i used to keep clicking till my fighter based guys got 18/00 and my spellcasters/healers had max dex and int/wis.

its the problem as you grow up, i used to play for fun and adventure

now i play to beat the living ♥♥♥♥ out of every enemy in the games but unfurtunately its a path you cant turn back from :/ once you realise the rolls are there and how much they help the first playthrough you cant help but aim for them!

that said when you play through 6-7 times and have every attribute to 25.. welllll we move one to SOA lol!
DrZann Dec 5, 2013 @ 9:25am 
It's fun to take the old AD&D manuals from their hermetically sealed and warded stasis chambers and roll up a character every now and again. But today and in the future I prefer point buy.
ÄmJii Dec 5, 2013 @ 11:29am 
I've rolled characters so many times I've gotten sick of it by now :P

Thank god for autoroller app
http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/10937/utility-bg-2-ee-autoroller-v4
Crazed Possum Dec 5, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
first pair of gauntlets of ogre strength make rolling for an 18/00 strength a mute point.
Alucard91 Dec 5, 2013 @ 1:46pm 
it does, but its nice to have those nice criticals early :)
quatra14 Dec 5, 2013 @ 9:16pm 
i never get close to finishing it as cant find a group there any guilds for BG?
ÄmJii Dec 6, 2013 @ 2:34am 
Originally posted by Crazed Possum:
first pair of gauntlets of ogre strength make rolling for an 18/00 strength a mute point.

STR tome makes rolling any 18/xx moot point.
robomagon Dec 6, 2013 @ 5:05am 
Originally posted by ÄmJii:
I've rolled characters so many times I've gotten sick of it by now :P

Thank god for autoroller app
http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/10937/utility-bg-2-ee-autoroller-v4
Or you could just edit your stats to whatever you want...
Spectrum Legacy Dec 6, 2013 @ 5:10pm 
Rolling stats and character creation is half the fun in RPG, at least for me. Back in the day of Eye of the Beholder and up to Infinity games, I ended up rolling stats every day after I got home from school for like 1 hour straight and got desired ones by the friday, ready to be played during weekend! Such a good memories those... Also quick counting improved over the time, so did my math grades...

Anyway, total roll score is convenient feature, but tunel vision is still present. Rolled 92 on Human berserker earlier this week, feels OP already and would be borderline broken if exceptional strenght attribute was higher, but its only 18/08...so I can play it with no remorse. Gauntles and the tome later will negate it anyway and won't use the 18 wisdom until way into BG2, when dualing to cleric for future solo potential.

PS: In classic BG1 anything that was 94+ on paladin was considered exceptional roll.
Last edited by Spectrum Legacy; Dec 6, 2013 @ 6:03pm
Alucard91 Dec 7, 2013 @ 7:17am 
exactly, rolling a decent score is way more fun and yes getting the strength scroll quickly negates it, but ive never found the damn scroll, so on this playthrough, ill find it using the internets, just cant decide between a two handed character or single.. i love the flame blade but its really difficult to get hold of early levels. and so is the two handed +3 so it doesnt matter really i suppose lol
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