Alignment is NOT a fundamental pillar of D&D...at least not in 5th Edition. The current edition has moved away from this to promote personal character motivations/actions over taking action based on alignment. Alignment was largely arbitrary anyway.
The Warlock's Find Familiar only produces new types if they take Pact of the Chain at a higher level. This should be explained at character creation. It should be clear when certain abilities and subclasses come online for players not familiar with how the pnp class works.
I do like the idea of a schedule, or a list of priorities Larian is working on, but with Covid still being a major obstacle, I'm just glad we have early access at all.
What are you talking about? Alignment has been with D&D since 1st Edition. And yes, it is included in 5e inside the player's handbook. It's included in the description of every monster description in the 5e monster manual. It is de-emphasised but still included on the 5e CHARCTER SHEET!!
How can you have protection from Good or Evil spells without ALIGNMENT. Some weapons or actions are dependent on ALIGNMENT. You don't know what you are talking about!!
NO, alignment is not arbitrary.
Dude. Be respectful, I get it, you are right, in part, but chill.
Protection from evil and good in 5e is based on creature types not alignement. Still I would like to see the alignement system in place as well.
Even if it did get less emphasis, that doesn't mean it's non existent. Just like the background it gives your character flavour (which bg3 currently lacks from the background) and complexity.
I always treated it more openly instead of a I have to do this cause thats my alignement. Even serial killers help old ladies cross the road from time to time.
Oh and the public roadmap is a great idea.