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Legacy_Naeryna

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Playing HOU - tips and tricks helpful
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:56:36 am »


               

This is not the first time I played HOU. I reached ch2 some time ago with my level16 paladin from OC. But, besides that and multuple never finished playthrough through ch1, I didn't played much.


 


 


I'm currently playing with level 15 druid (female) and would love to hear tips and tricks. I'm in level 1 central area. My companions are Sharwyn and Deekin. I already meet Dealan and saved him, but I din't hire him. My weapons are scimitar, sling, sheald, and I could not decide whether or not to give Sharwin a armor. She is fighter/bard. She is equiped with bow and +3 greatsword. Should she be pure bard? What about deekin?


 


I'm not new to NWN series, but this game is bit hard and new.



               
               

               
            

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 11:05:31 am »


               

Is it worth to keep Sharwyn as my ch1 henchmen? She has nice spot. Do I need to build up some skills? Are bows (slings, etc) useful in this campaign as they are in SOZ/NWN2?


 


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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 01:46:56 pm »


               

It's been ages since I played that expansion, so I can't really tell you any tricks, but if you have to decide whether you keep Sharwin or Deekin, keep Deekin! '<img'>



               
               

               
            

Legacy_Naeryna

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 05:53:48 pm »


               

Oh, I'm keeping Deekin. My question was about other companions, such as Tomi, Linu and the other henchmen that you can recruit. And I ask about other henchmen, especially the ones in ch2.



               
               

               
            

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 05:55:34 pm »


               

Without getting too much into Spoilers, Deekin is the only henchmen you can have for all three chapters.  You'll also meet two more in Chapter 2 that you can bring into Chapter 3 and will meet a final one in Chapter 3.


 


A main trick is that you can use the Relic of the Reaper in Chapter 2 to set up a bind point at the merchant in Drearing's Deep (best prices from a mechant in the campaign) and another at the Isle of the Maker or Shaori's Fell.  This will allow you to complete every area without triggering the final part of Chapter 2 (which will happen once you approach certain parts of the main city after completing 3 out of the 5 areas).


 


Also, some items (special ammunition to be specific) often exceed the vendor purchasing cap in a stack but splitting allows you to get more gold.


 


Finally, saving some of the best items to vendor for Chapter 3 helps since the merchant buy cap goes up from 10k to 50k.


 


Bows aren't very good except as an AA, ranged weapons just kind of suck by default in NWN.



               
               

               
            

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 05:44:22 pm »


               

I decided to start this game again. Do you have suggestions for class? I love casters, so I choose druid to play with, but is this viable choice? Is good idea to play HOU with bard/fighter/rogue AND take Sharwyn AND Deekin with me?



               
               

               
            

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2014, 06:39:26 pm »


               

The campaign is easy enough that anything will be viable.  Except maybe a wizard with 11 intelligence.  You can play as anything you want and take any companions you want.