^ He is fighter/cleric, shame he is so pissy.
Got out of the Underdark. What the hell were those beholders?! I innocently walked in a cave full of the things. Had to use every cheese tactic I knew, only to later find out there was a special shield which would easily counter them. :|
Did the fire dragon quest and the adamantite golem was harder than the dragon itself. Took Korgan (only one who had a crushing weapon capable of hurting it) + transformed PC (almost died, lol special powers) to kill it. Doing stuff in Trademeet, De'Arnise and Watcher's Keep and whatever I missed in Athkatla are next on the list, then I might be ready to face Irenicus & friends and finish Shadows of Amn.
Despite my criticisms (which I still stand by), I'm liking the game better now that I found an enjoyable party composition: Archer PC (aka machine gun), Korgan (huge hp pool, usually dual wields axes), Viconia (awesome all around, turned immortal once decked out in good equips), Imoen (mage and thief needs). Very low on the micro managing scale and no one keeps whining.
BTW, I told myself I wouldn't play BG again since I've done it so many times, but you made me buy the new EE and start a game =(
For beholders, you can summon elementals and have them fight them instead. Much safer than you going there.
Air Elementals and Shadow Stalkers are both great.