History Trivia / BaldursGate

19th May '16 3:45:04 PM Nevermore2002
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was got flooded.]]
19th May '16 3:43:56 PM Nevermore2002
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''. WordOfGod from Beamdog explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]
19th May '16 3:23:48 PM Nevermore2002
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art for the areas were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to be an HD version, but the original art for the areas art, background areas, 3D sprites were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''.Edition''. WordOfGod explained [[FacePalm that their sole tape backup was stored at one the developer's garage and was flooded.]]
24th Dec '15 1:41:13 PM MinisterOfSinister
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Alorgoth, the ArcVillain of Rasaad's personal quests and Rasaad's ArchEnemy, is technically native to the tabletop version of ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms''; as such, ''Enhanced Edition'' creators [=BeamDog=] needed their permission to use him. They were given it on the condition that [[PlotArmor at no point was he allowed to die]]. The [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge nature of Rasaad's personal storyline]] meshed poorly with this, and not only was Alorgoth [[KarmaHoudini allowed to get off scot-free with no repurcussions for his actions]] and [[NeverFoundTheBody get away from situations]] [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat which should be impossible to escape from]], but actually [[TheBadGuyWins press the advantage and have Rasaad killed]]. What makes this situation even worse is that Alorgoth is an AscendedExtra and a scrub by lore standards, while other ''Forgotten Realms'' personalities who were much more important and heroic than him were allowed to be killed, including [[IdealHero Drizzt do'Urden]]! You could well say that Rasaad's storyline was ScrewedByTheLawyers.
27th Sep '15 12:03:22 PM Nevermore2002
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* UserOperationProhibitFlag: In the original release of the first game, an unskipable ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' trailer will play. This only happened on the first launch of the game.

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* UserOperationProhibitFlag: In the original release of the first game, an unskipable ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' trailer will play. This only happened on play when you launch the game for the first launch of the game.time.
27th Sep '15 11:57:34 AM Nevermore2002
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* UserOperationProhibitFlag: In the original release of the first game, an unskipable ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' trailer will play. This only happened on the first launch of the game.
7th Aug '15 3:53:15 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* LetsPlay: [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/BG2/index.html Shugojin]] made a particularly hilarious LetsPlay. Of course, hilarity is expected when the protagonist is a cross between a {{CloudcuckooLander}} and SociopathicHero and the party consists of Minsc, Jan Jansen, and Haer'Dalis as regular members. More hilarity comes from the endless mocking , {{Squick}} and sanity erosion of a trainwreck of a romance mod.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to he an HD version, but the original art for the areas were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''.
** In addition to recruitable [=NPC=] romances that didn't get implemented, in [=BG2=] Solaufein was meant to be a recruitable [=NPC=] that was dropped at the last minute. Some indications are that Garren Windspear's child (a male, Tarr, if your PC was female; a daughter, Iltha, if your PC was male) was possibly [[http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/19051/bg2-malchor-harpell meant to be another romance option]] and also recruitable. The [=NPC=] Durlyle (if PC is female) or Delainy (if PC is male) was meant to have a bigger romance role than the brief flirtation that was actually implemented in ''Tales of the Sword Coast''.

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* AscendedFanon: Almost. Beamdog tried to contact the authors of the ''[=BG1=] NPC Mod'' (a mod which greatly expanded the characterizations of the companions from the first game) for permission to include it in the Enhanced Edition, but were unable to. Many fans accept it as canon anyway.
* LetsPlay: [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/BG2/index.html Shugojin]] made a particularly hilarious LetsPlay. Of course, hilarity is expected when the protagonist is a cross between a {{CloudcuckooLander}} and SociopathicHero and the party consists of Minsc, Jan Jansen, and Haer'Dalis as regular members. More hilarity comes from the endless mocking , mocking, {{Squick}} and sanity erosion of a trainwreck of a romance mod.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The ''[[UpdatedReRelease Enhanced Edition]]'' was supposed to he be an HD version, but the original art for the areas were lost, hence the ''Enhanced Edition''.
** In addition to recruitable [=NPC=] NPC romances that didn't get implemented, in [=BG2=] Solaufein was meant to be a recruitable [=NPC=] character that was dropped at the last minute. Some indications are that Garren Windspear's child (a male, Tarr, if your PC was female; a daughter, Iltha, if your PC was male) was possibly [[http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/19051/bg2-malchor-harpell meant to be another romance option]] and also recruitable. The [=NPC=] Durlyle (if PC is female) or Delainy (if PC is male) was meant to have a bigger romance role than the brief flirtation that was actually implemented in ''Tales of the Sword Coast''.
20th Apr '15 2:57:09 PM Skyknight
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** Khalid was originally planned to be a [[MagicKnight Fighter/Mage]]. There's at least one GameMod out there that reverts him to this (and bumps his INT to 17 in the process).
1st Apr '15 8:38:07 PM SpectralTime
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** There are also plot threads that were suddenly dropped with no resolution, such as the mysterious vial the kobolds carried in the Nashkel mines.
31st Mar '15 8:15:04 PM Moontear
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** In addition to recruitable [=NPC=] romances that didn't get implemented, in [=BG2=] Solaufein was meant to be a recruitable [=NPC=] that was dropped at the last minute. Some indications are that Garren Windspear's child (a male, Tarr, if your PC was female; a daughter, Iltha, if your PC was male) was possibly [[http://forum.baldursgate.com/discussion/19051/bg2-malchor-harpell meant to be another romance option]] and also recruitable. The [=NPC=] Durlyle (if PC is female) or Delainy (if PC is male) was meant to have a bigger romance role than the brief flirtation that was actually implemented in ''Tales of the Sword Coast''.
** There are also plot threads that were suddenly dropped with no resolution, such as the mysterious vial the kobolds carried in the Nashkel mines.
** There were also quests for certain characters (such as Minsc, Haer'Dalis, and Valygar) that were not implemented due to time constraints.
***The modding community and their good relationship with the developers of the games has prevented much of this content from being lost. The ''Unfinished Business'' mods added in a lot of the cut content or recreated the lost quests based on developer input; a Solaufein mod was made so he could be recruited (and romanced); romance mods were made or are being planned for the recruitable characters that never got theirs (Valygar and Haer'Dalis).
** The biggest one of all was that ''Throne of Bhaal'' was originally planned to be a full game, not an expansion pack. Unfortunately, it never got beyond the planning stage.
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