OK...signing off till nest update.
I seriously don't have anything more terribly useful to contribute until I see the next iteration.
Immersion, immersion, immersion is the key.
There is plenty of good feedback for you (Larian) to look at.
Make the world feel alive, tone down the drama, and balance the mood with sound effects, humor, interesting NPCs,
an Inn, a few more side quests, and acknowledge your fans who take the time to post.
See you soon!