Kaz wrote:Well to be fair, doing any one of the major chapter 2 quests in BG2 gave you enough money to move on to chapter 3.
You don't have
to do a single secondary, companion, or side quest to get out of Act 1 either. Just the main quests alone will net you between 55 to 65 gold. All of the secondaries and side quests together net about 30. With runes of fortune, assuming you get the recipe and mats asap you can make almost 200g in act 1.
I remember easily having to do most of the major chapter 2 quests to move on if you did much shopping, or simply sucked and had to pay for a lot of rezes. In fact, my first BG2 game ended in chapter 2, because I shopped, and sucked, and finished everything available without the required funds. And the way out then iirc was to wander and pray for random encounters.