Baldur’s Gate

Monday, 19 August 2002

i fi­nally con­quered Baldur’s Gate. Its a damn long game. damn good too. i only have one beef with it: the ex­pe­ri­ence cap. wtf is up with that? the game has a built in mech­a­nism to limit my character’s growth!? 89,000 ex­pe­ri­ence is the limit, and lev­el­ing up to (pre­pare for con­densed nerdi­ness) an 8th level en­chanter takes 90,000. I reached the cap about 2/​3rds of the way through the game and then had to con­tinue col­lect­ing 2000 – 12000 ex­pe­ri­ence kills for naught, sit­ting just 1k away from more hit points and more spells. I prob­a­bly could have lev­eled up twice e be­fore the end if the damn cap hadn’t been there. for those of you who ac­tu­ally know who he is (i only have the vaguest idea), i killed Drizzt the Drow with a pack of wolves and a gang of skele­tons. just sur­round him with said sum­moned crit­ters and pelt him with Arrows of Piercing. Do the same thing with Sarevok at the end and its a piece of cake. not that you care.