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Do NPCs advance in level when you leave them behind?

If I leave a current NPC behind for a while so that I can temporarily take on a new NPC, will the old NPC be the same level as they were when I left them, or will they advance to parity with my party when I rejoin with them? I know that NPCs will start at roughly the same level as the party when they first join you, but I don't know about this.

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  • scriverscriver Posts: 768Member
    No, they will stay the same level as when you left them.
  • secretmantrasecretmantra Posts: 259Member
    You could always CLUA them to be comparable with the rest of your party. I think it's only fair. That way you're not penalized for experimenting with different party line-ups.
    TJ_Hooker
  • TJ_HookerTJ_Hooker Posts: 2,290Member
    edited March 2013

    You could always CLUA them to be comparable with the rest of your party. I think it's only fair. That way you're not penalized for experimenting with different party line-ups.

    In the past, what I have sometimes done is to note the current xp of character I'm swapping out when recruiting a new NPC, and then to CLUA the new NPC to that amount of xp.
    Post edited by TJ_Hooker on
  • Dantos4Dantos4 Posts: 41Member
    edited March 2013
    I'm not 100% sure about BG:EE, but in vanilla BG, the character rejoining you would scale to your level depending on a certain threshold.

    So for example I remember leaving Kagain in Nashkel, levelling up a few times, then returning and she was roughly my level. However she had the "standard" gear she comes with, NOT the stuff I left her with.

    Makes me come to the conclusion that it performs a check on lvl/exp then generates a level appropriate character from the "pre-sets" it would have used had they never joined you in the first place.

    EDIT: Grammatical error
    Post edited by Dantos4 on
  • scriverscriver Posts: 768Member
    Dantos4 said:

    I'm not 100% sure about BG:EE, but in vanilla BG, the character rejoining you would scale to your level depending on a certain threshold.

    So for example I remember leaving Kagain in Nashkel, levelling up a few times, then returning and she was roughly my level. However she had the "standard" gear she comes with, NOT the stuff I left her with.

    Makes me come to the conclusion that it performs a check on lvl/exp then generates a level appropriate character from the "pre-sets" it would have used had they never joined you in the first place.

    EDIT: Grammatical error

    You must've bugged out somehow, this is as far as I know not supposed to happen and I've never experienced it myself.

    Also Kagain is a he ;)
    TJ_HookeratcDave
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