Come play arabel instead.
You said that there is currently a hak running in the module at the moment?
i was wondering then if that is what was causing me to crash more than i have ever done previously. also it occurs in a screen freezes and NWN is utterly unresponsive, mouse doesn't even move, rather than a connection lost sort of way.
any one else finding this occurs?
Just as an aside, I was having this exact same problem recently but updating my drivers completely cured it.
Also, bring on the haks!
There is no reason to not simply have him simply ask for a potion that could protect him in battle, and then politely send a tell to the mage going "I would like blur potions". The alternative is for him to just start rattling off spells one after the other, using cute little names that just suck the mystery right out of magic faster than my brother telling me that Kevin Spacey was Keyser SÃ¶ze sucked the mystery out of the Usual Suspects.
I think you make a valid point and your alternative is great, but they sell potions of Blur, Bull's Strength, Clarity, etc in shops.
It's not unfeasible that the 10 int barbarian has bought loads of them from shops, so knows the names of the potions he likes.
So, yea, what can ya do?
[off topic] Loved that movie! [/off topic]
I don't care what spells a wizard casts in a quest. I'm far more interested in hanging out with characters I enjoy being around. You could have all the wands in the world, the best spell selection and know the -exact- moment to cast them, but if that's all you bring to the party, I'll choose the wizzy with nothing but divination spells but is fun to be around.
Looking for some tips to building and organizing a player faction or group. From your experiences what is the best and worst things to do as far as building up. What is the best ways to motivate people to follow faction goals?
Become someone's lackey, minion, ally first.
Let people see how awesome you are, then gather them up into your faction. Find people who have something in common with your character, or who owe you something, ect. ic and keep them around you. That way, they have a vested ic interest in what you're doing.
Not many people will leap to follow someone they've never heard of. Sure, you can lure them in with promises of gold or whatever, but if they -themselves- don't have a reason beyond that to stick by you, they'll most likely jump ship first time something better comes along.
Figure out what motivates the characters around yours - whether fears, goals, background, whatever - and incorporate that into your recruitment strategy.
Also, make sure you let them know ic and ooc how valuable they are. One that I remember is Bluebeard. He was constantly talking about how the dwarves of the Iron Anvil were the lifeblood of the clan, or-something-or-another.
Even evil characters can do this by showering them with rewards when they do well, and lots of scary ass, awesome rp when they fail.
In short, make it more about the people in your faction and your combined goals than about your character.
But, eh, I've never started a faction so this is all theory.