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Have you ever been tired of the same old things that have been happening in your life? Has your life been too preoccupied with routine that it's not fun anymore? Have you tried escaping into your mind?

I've recently tried to play as a Ranger in the NeverWinter Nights original campaign, and although the character was supposed to be a love seeking half-elf neutral and chaotic in nature, I still veer towards the good. Maybe I still need to internalize the character more, or for that matter understand what I should be in the game rather than how to play the game to finish the campaign again.

Although I had finished the game using a paladin, I've been discovering a lot of new things with the Ranger. I also needed to get used to slaughtering hordes of creatures using a longbow and lots and lots of normal ammunition. The challenge is different compared to playing the game using a Paladin in terms of combat length and combat action. A more precise approach is needed as a Ranger while hacking and slashing is better for the Paladin.

I'm also thinking of writing a character history piece, once I start playing online as my Ranger character. The character's name is Mildur Alow (just a pregenerated name from the game) and I'm thinking that he's out to find his love across the forgotten realms. Sounds too Lord of the Rings for you? I actually like Lord of the Rings. :)

Chill...

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  1. Aha! A fellow NWN addict. Too bad my copy is a pirated piece, i'm not worthy to register for an online game. Lolz!

    Enjoy your new character.

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