Originally Posted by jhns
I thought I read you have to start at zero in the reviews. That is nice. I didn't carry a character over yet. I play on the computer and built a new one a little bit ago so I didn't have my old saves. After I finish this playthrough I plan on going through 1 then 2 again. That is good to know since what I read made it seem like just your choices carried over.
Mainly just choices. However, I'm not sure yet if the money/resources really matter. In the first one you were at max money like 1/2 way through. So those may not be an issue. XP isn't that big of a bonus if you level like in the first one (lvl 5 is around 3,000 XP or something).
So just play through and enjoy it. Do all the side quests if you can, and you should end around 50-54. I'm 52 right now, halfway through the main story with most of the sidequests done, and I glitched a couple levels on Therum for the hell of it.
You can change classes in the 2nd one, and carry over your choices.