I once said that if LarianStudios is as dedicated to polish as my instincts tell me - the game will only be finished in the year 2023.
What are you surprised that this patch did not had Act 2 within it? Don't be! ^_^
The only thing I hope is that realworld ideologies won't infest the game.
That is my only worry.
Faerun must stay Faerun.
I have zero faith on real world issues won't infest the game.
For other things, I would like to see real changes to impact the gameplay like
-removing that "everyone has vertical advantage on range attacks"
-introducing real tactical choices based on character archetypes rather than heavily emphasised environmental attributes
-introducing meaningful items and crafting as well (playing this game sometimes feels like wondering in a junkyard, it is full of items but most of them are useless junk)
-implementing monster stats and abilities as they are written in 5e (remember we have super jumpy minotaurs and poison spitting phase spiders?)
-less Larian homebrew rules and more actual 5e rules (my 8 intellect battle master fighter casts goddamn spells out of bloody scrolls)
-being able to form a custom single play party which's absence is a huge blow on my expectations about this game
-a less buggy game (I know it is EA but how do we bloody test things if every third step is buggy af)
-more customization options for char creation (remember the default male elf?)
-less DOS2 reminders (I mean c'mon it is so obvious that even tadpole powers are like copy of that special godly powers from DOS2)
-UI changes to make it practical ( remember that party chaining? and also directly taken from DOS2)
But no, these kind of things are not even being mentioned. What do we have, instead? Mintara now is short haired and has a man's face! Oh what a big accomplishment. It is so big some people literally say they would marry path-5 and I am being educated by the moderator for calling those some people fanboys!
Patch-5 is total disappointment after so long being silent. Even, its announcement was a disappointment. What was that live action frp session bs about? If I wanted to play a tabletop game I'd have played one with my friends. We just watched some Larian employees play a frp/cosplay game live for almost 3 hours and after that Swen introduced the patch-5 changes in a 6-7 mins long PRERECORDED video! Do you remember at some point he said "I am not gonna go through the list of everything, there is just too much" in a PRERECORDED video? I laughed so hard! The man had 3 hours, 3 goddamn hours to introduce the new patch!
Do you know what it means? It means patch-5 has only 6-7 mins worth of content to be introduced.
It is not an opinion. It is how it feels for me and I strongly believe it is the fact because I have been playing the bloody patch for days, most proly even more than Larian testers.