Likewise. Despite having grown to loathe terms like Early Access these days, after seeing just the trailer I felt a compulsion to buy it the moment it can be purchased. I haven’t felt that way about any new game or content in several years. I usually avoid buying games brand new for (justified) fear of disappointment, and wait for enough reviews to accumulate to give me a better idea if a product is good or bad.
Ever since I finished exploring the Exiled Lands I have hoped we’d one day get a new, complete world to explore that was built from scratch using the skills they’ve learned and honed since; now we have it, and it looks awesome. It’s pretty clear the developers put a lot of love into making the island unique, not just from the Exiled Lands but to give each area and dungeon in it its own personality.
And having watched the base game receive many nice improvements and patches since I first started playing, I’m confident remaining issues in the core game and anything Siptah launches with will be ironed out over time.
Dev team, I hope you feel very proud of your work! Gaming may be a huge thing now, but making a game feel bigger than the sum of its parts is another matter entirely.
And as for the staff here in the forum dealing with the influx of unreasonable complaints and blatantly rude posts (in before angry quoting: I’m not saying all criticisms or concerns are invalid, just that some of these people aren’t being at all constructive), just remember that there were thousands of people watching and typing !siptah into your live stream; they vastly outnumber the nay-Sayers here.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll crawl back into my hole in the Bug Reports forum – see you there!.. Just hopefully not on launch day.