I've played a couple RPGs in the past like Divine Divinity and Diablo II, and have just downloaded Baldur's Gate from GOG. So far the mechanics of it seem somewhat different from what I've played in the past, and my main problem is I don't seem to level up and keep dying.
For example, I have a party of four including my character, Imoen, and the two evil guys you encounter right out of Candlekeep. And they all keep getting killed almost immediately by the ogre on the way to Friendly Arm Inn, or the assassin at the inn. I feel I can't even get off a shot since they kill me in one shot.
I have autopause turned on with ranged weapons, but even then I keep missing and they slash right through my party......
Am I doing something wrong or is it supposed to be this difficult (/impossible?!)?
I'd appreciate any tips you can give to a complete newbie. Thanks!!!