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Legacy_Mudeye

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« on: October 13, 2010, 07:12:37 pm »


               So..who is your favorite NPC in SoU?
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2010, 07:13:09 pm »


               Mine is definitely Deekin.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 10:36:08 pm »


               Deekin all the way... although opinions varies. One thing for sure, everyone hates Xanos.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2010, 10:51:59 pm »


               Yeah, Deekin for the win!

Now, about Xanos -- he is a jerk, but I do crack up at some of his lines. Some day I'll play a character with his voiceset, I think.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 04:49:36 am »


               Deekin.'<img'>
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 03:25:38 pm »


               I actually like Dorna. Maybe I just have a thing for dwarf women. lol Deekin has grown on me over the years though. I am not sure what they were thinking when they created Xanos. I tried taking him along once but I found him good for much of nothing, not even good company. So I ditched him pretty quick.



Although without a strong fighter character to team up with it can be hard on the weaker (weaker as in being able to take a beating) classes, but each henchman is very unique and not typical making them, and SOU, much more interesting, atleast in my opinion.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 05:46:17 pm »


               MY favorite NPC was that old hermit in High Forest who teleports
you around, recharges your magic items, and has a decent merchant
store for this chapter in your life.  His usefulness makes him one of my favorites.

I also quite liked Ashtara in Undrentide.  He at first comes across as
a big scaly meany when he enslaves you, but he's really probably the 
nicest Asabi you will ever meet.
 
 
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 04:38:24 am »


               Deekin is my favorite game character ever. EVER.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 08:39:18 am »


               Rumgut.

I like an ogre who is proactive when it comes to love.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2010, 07:46:12 am »


               Deekin
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 10:05:26 pm »


               I like Deekin for characterization, but I always take Dorna for her sheer usefulness - since I don't play rogues, I've always got to take the rogue for my npc - the way they find and disarm traps automatically and open stuff for you is just too good to pass up.



I think npc bards are pretty useless in combat - whenever I take Deekin anywhere, he just gets himself killed during the first round or two and then I'm on my own. Dorna is tough and dependable in combat. Her sneak attacks have saved mine and my animal summon's butts more times than I can count.



So my final vote goes to Dorna.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 10:38:13 pm »


               Just out of my curiosity, do you play with the regular AI, BelgarathMTH?

'cause Deekin could be a real tough cookie as a well managed and trained bard.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2010, 12:31:05 am »


               

jmlzemaggo wrote...

Just out of my curiosity, do you play with the regular AI, BelgarathMTH?
'cause Deekin could be a real tough cookie as a well managed and trained bard.


Sorry this reply took so long - I didn't see the new post. I just figured out how to click on my forum portrait to go straight to a list of every topic I've posted in.

I've been playing this go-round with Tony_K's AI installed. My main problem with Deekin is that he doesn't do traps and locks. I do see how with Tony_K's ability to tell him to buff himself pre-combat and order him to sing Bardsong on command, he could be useful.

I just don't want to give up Dorna's traps-and-locks knowhow plus her toughness in combat, though.

I really wish I could directly manage levelups like in NWN2. Then I could cross-train Deekin to have some thieving ability. Plus, I could have all the companions take useful feats instead of the irrelevant, useless, lame-brained stuff they take by default and that you can't do anything about.

And I really, really wish I could take direct control of them and manage their action queues the way we can in NWN2 and Baldur's Gate!
               
               

               


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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2010, 06:11:20 am »


               I forgot a bit about SoU but can't you ask him to level up in RDD?
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2010, 07:30:55 am »


               Unless Tony_K's AI allows you to redefine the character entirely, I doubt Deekin can level as RDD in SoU. The class was introduced in HotU.



Deekin is still my favorite, though. I'll admit, Dorna is handy, but I played SoU as a wizard who started with a level of rogue to survive some soloing, so the henchies are mostly along for fun, and it's hard to beat Deekin on that count. '<img'>