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Updating the infoboxes and image/icon screenshots to reflect the EE version of the games.

  • When I first started playing this game back in early  2000, I found it very odd that there was no way to find out info on an NPC and a Monsters hit point level, drop items, etc. So I made up a spreadsheet and began to systematically document every encounter with all of the NPC's and Monsters I came across to record their hit point amount and drop items. When I discoverd this site a few months ago, I was delighted at all of the wonderful info available. However, I noticed that many articles were missing even rudementary info such as hit point value. So I began to update. But there were some NPC's and Monsters that had one amount listed and I came up with a different amount. So I started to change these amounts in the infobox. Then it occured to me that maybe some of the NPC's and Monsters in the EE version had their hit points changed/altered for whatever reason.

    Example: NPC X  has a listed hp of 32. I battle it out and come up with 42. I'd like to see the info updated to the EE version. Wouldn't it be better to have just one amount listed instead of listing it like -- HP = 32 (BG) 42 (EE). I think this looks clutterd. I haven't figured out how to use the Infinity Engine yet so I just have to duke it out with the enemy several times to get their hit point amount.

    Something else I'd like to see updated is the image and icon photos. I submit that all articles should have their images and icons updated to the EE version with the old school photos placed in the Gallery section within the article write-up.

    Reasoning: I'd like to bet that most folks playing today are on the EE version and not the old school version. I just got plain tired of changing out disc's all the time and I stopped playing for many years until the debut of the EE versions. Plus the EE artwork and icons are much sharper and have better detail, why regulate them to the Gallery?

    Now I'm not advocating ignoring the games history data wise, and I still believe that the pertinent info is neccesary, especially for weapons. But eventually most of the old school games will disappear as the discs become unsable (scratched/unreadable, lost). It's kinda like the difference between a old school rotary phone and a cell phone. Yes some folks cling to the old school, but eventually they will fade away and the old school will be a faint memory.

    Thoughts?

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    • Hi Artimis, I saw the Skeleton Warrior pic you posted, all is good, but maybe without circles would be better? Same applies to NPCs, just my suggestion.

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    • I support your suggestion, and keep it in mind in future edits.

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    • Ya, I was kinda heming and hawing over the circle. I was trying to follow past pics found in the screenshot archive. He was a toughfy because my character is an elf and that blasted infravision turns everybody red in dark places. So I had to go invisable to get him to come out into a better lit area to capture the screenshot. Next time it won't pause. I have made some new pics that didn't have the circle while updating the whole Isle of Balduran quest (sorry I like that title better than Lycanthrope Island).

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    • Artimis Grimshaw wrote:
      Ya, I was kinda heming and hawing over the circle. I was trying to follow past pics found in the screenshot archive. He was a toughfy because my character is an elf and that blasted infravision turns everybody red in dark places. So I had to go invisable to get him to come out into a better lit area to capture the screenshot. Next time it won't pause. I have made some new pics that didn't have the circle while updating the whole Isle of Balduran quest (sorry I like that title better than Lycanthrope Island).

      Were you playing solo? If not, turn Group Infravision off in options then let somebody else do the job.

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