Spoilers for those who haven't beaten the game yet.
After playing this game for over 500 hours, I finally beat it after going through tactician mode with 3 friends. It was a journey - I love the game through and through. The reason I have so many hours is because I just love trying new builds, new paths with new characters, I have a problem when it comes to starting over. The game is easily one of my top favorites, and I recommend it to anyone I come across.
However, I didn't experience the satisfying ending that I thought I would.
Background: I played a player-made human character. No special background, and the build I went with was a Sword + Shield cleric. I knew I wasn't going to be killing anything, as 2 other party members were built to just deal damage. This campaign took over a 3 months to finish, as we only meet online once per week to play. Throughout my journey, I had to endure that I simply was not important. It was what I signed up for - I couldn't really do anything effective with my build aside from heal, eventually my other party members just killed everything before I could really act. I built the best that I could, I stacked CON, taunted, and healed. I was the paladin, and even in the final fights, I couldn't do much, and was outshined by everyone. I dealt with it - I was just excited to see how the game ended.
After the final boss, the post-story scenario was read out by the narrator. The Red Prince ascended, and Fane went his own way. The other party member was a player made elf, and I was pleasantly surprised to see they got an honorable nod in the post story with the Elven Tribe, even if it was very brief. I awaited my sense of recognition with a big smile on my face...and it never came.
Not even a picture was shown.
All that time I spent enduring being non-essential with my party only to be completely ignored by the events the world went through and people that I interacted with...it hurt. I really felt like they could've cleared the game without me, that I was just along for the ride.
So for Larian - my suggestion is that you please consider making ALL characters be relevant in the post-story wrap up. I don't know if the other non essential player races get the shaft like humans did, but it really made me feel like nothing I did mattered, like my time meant literally nothing at the end of the day.
Even if it's just a one line nod mixed in with everything, with the default human picture showing...it would've been enough for me. It really would have.
Thank you for reading this small complaint/suggestion. The rest of the game is lovely, I just wish after all that it had ended better. Sorry to bring negative feelings, I just felt crushed. I wish you all luck with BG3.