And what are your expectations for BP Ascension in bg2ee? Is it good/stable enough?
That's the big question right now.
BP Ascension minus SCS is a no go, I've been told. I can confirm that, to an extent. That's largely irrelevant though: I wouldn't consider playing without SCS.
BP Ascension with SCS and some minor patches seems promising- more promising than I anticipated.
So far, I've only tried Illasera and the Irenicus battle. Some comments on the Irenicus battle.
Bodhi, the fallen solars, and the demons all look great. The battle is smooth and stable. I'm loving the animations and vigorous screen shakes. I expected to hate EE -and especially Ascension EE- but I've been pleasantly surprised.
There is an issue, however: Irenicus's script. I have concerns. In my old install (v15), he'd go Time Stop->Improved Alacrity->Debuff->HLA spells. In my EE v30 setup, he tends to run around and spam mid level stuff. I'm not a fan. He's been totally ineffective even when I've deliberately skipped buffs, such a Protection from Energy. V15 Ascension Irenicus was better. I suspect that something is wrong here. I'd like to know whether it is local or general.
Now that I think of it, it is possible that he's skipping Time Stop in order to prevent Balthazar from hammering Bodhi or the Fallen Solars. That wouldn't explain why he isn't dropping Comets on Arcadia in the absence of fire resistance, however. Perhaps I should try the battle without Balthazar, and with HLAs as innate.
I should note that Classic V30 Ascension Irenicus may have had the same problem. In Aphril's run, I assumed he was buff stumped, but it may have been something else. Unfortunately, I deleted Aphril's install since the final battle turned out to be unplayable, on account of crashes.
So, the word, at present, is that I can't give EE v30 BP Ascension a thumbs up: yet. But then again, I'm not in a position to give Classic V30 a thumbs up either: I need to do more testing. EE is a lot more promising than I anticipated, though. I still really like my Classic v15 setup. V15/v10/ATweaks (SCS Demons) should hit the sweet spot. If I were content with the scripts, I'd give EE v30 a chance, nonetheless.