EDIT - Kiya, The thread did ask for bugs "encountered". Though some have been fixed now, they caused me enough grief in my game for me to remember them -
I know about your grief, Ben - yours were one of the very posts I read in the English forum after release - and I felt very sorry, but had no opportunity at that time to compare the EV and GV.
As for the Kiya bug => I never had it myself. I did have a severe game stopper, cause she didn't appear in 1.0 and we Germans all had to wait for the patch, there was no workaround. Same for invincible Samuel, due to a resistance bug.
"Encountered" => I took it differently as you might have read - existing ones <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />, that's why I shot up the tree <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" />
I gather from your other posts that you have a very cautious old school approach to RPGS.
True, because I come from the adventure game side, and linearity is normal there, even nowadays. I agree, standards have moved - I wish, I had programming knowledge to see why one approach works and another doesn't. I see limits as a sort of boundary I accept and try to creep into the story writer's brain to find out, how a quest "should" be solved. Guess, this is adventure approach, hm? I accept fully, you wish freedom - and I still have my approach, because I consider RPG as a sort of adventure game (as this genre is nearly dead)
Forgiving...? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" /> I have to like a game and want to complete it, then this word is correct. If I don't particularly like a game, I simply uninstall it.
"Larians dropped the ball" => I'm not sure, if I understand this phrase correctly (gave up?). I see BD as a game, where they tried to go new ways, away from Div (skill system, linearity, 2 chars) and I looked at it freely, without expectations (as I do with every game). The patch fiasko 1.40-1.42 and 1.43 concerning the BF was an error. And I see their effort to fix this sincerely - more than I can say from other companies, whose games I loved to buy, that's all. I respect sincerity.
Oh yeah, add to the list the duplicating protection gems bug => fixed <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />