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Legacy_pkmn

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Conversational skills and multiplayer
« on: March 02, 2013, 07:06:37 pm »


               When playing the official campaign co-op with a friend, will all players have the opportunity  to use their conversation skills (bluff, diplomacy, intimidate, etc)? 

IIRC, in Baldur's Gate, NPCs generally only spoke to the host/protagonist... I'm hoping it's different in NWN since my friend and I want to play co-op.
               
               

               
            

Legacy_HipMaestro

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013, 11:42:28 pm »


               Well, the bad news is that the OC only uses Appraise & Persuade checks (perhaps Intimidate?... can't recall exactly) of the non-combat skills.

There are also a few ability checks scattered about and I think Lore is checked occasionally.  I recall a gender check for one quest in Ch 1 and an alignment consequence in Ch 3.  But that's about it for the OC.  SoU has several more skill checks, though.

If you have a bard of level 6 or higher in your party, have him/her sing before entering the range of the potential negotiator (bard song will raise the opposed skills of any neutrals).  If you have Tony K's AI installed you may be able to get Sharwyn to sing on request in the OC.

Each party member will be able to hire their own henchie, have those one-on-one dialogs and individually bargain prices at the shops, but the quest-related convos will be triggered only by the party leader.  (In our LAN coops, we usually we let the highest INT member do all the Appraise checks, especially if they happen to be a wizard. '<img'> )
               
               

               


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Legacy_MagicalMaster

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 11:42:35 pm »


               Just the speaker.  However, you can usually have a person of your choice talk to the NPC.  In general, it's recommended you pick one person to do all of the talking to make sure no scripts get messed up, but you can give it a shot with multiple people.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 11:43:33 pm »


               

HipMaestro wrote...

Well, the bad news is that the OC only uses Appraise & Persuade checks (perhaps Intimidate?... can't recall exactly) of the non-combat skills.


Just Appraise and Persuade.  Intimidate and Bluff don't come into play until SoU and beyond.