Originally Posted by Max
I used to play the original NWN online way back when, got back into it briefly in college my freshman year. I also beta tested the D&D: Eberron MMO (I think it was called Stormreach or something.)
I actually finished BG2 again last year; it runs just fine on my netbook, and made for great mobile gaming. Same with Planescape: Torment, which I finished immediately afterwards. Never played either online though.
You should be somewhat used to the general game setup Chris, as it's similar to fantasy MMOs except on a console. Also, remember the Codex Bioware:
1.)Always do everything before advancing any plot.
-You never know when you will pass a Point of No Return, or have a location locked to you.
-You never know when you will talk to the wrong NPC or choose the wrong dialogue, or stumble upon a monster for which you are unprepared.
-Always maintain a save at least one plot point back in case you miss something powerful or important.
3.) Max your Charm score immediately without fail.
-When applicable, do the same for any lockpicking skills. Trapfinding/disabling is extremely useful too.
The old school D&D based games often gave you additional dialogue options based on your character's Intelligence (insight), Charisma (charm), and even Strength (intimidation) scores. I don't know if Dragon Age does that.