I am a person who tolerates a lot, bad graphics, ridiculous bugs, I don't mind spending more than a year playing this game with the characters without eyes in their thumbnail images, or that now there are several cities that appear with the blue floor. What I cannot tolerate is that this game, over time, has shown zero progress in mechanics such as the lack of diplomacy, the lack of personality of the AI, the lack of roleplay mechanics, the total lack of texts. And this game could have all that, it shows that it can have it and suggests that there is or was that intention, he wants to cover many things and fails in all of them.Why did I think you didn't? Gotta re-read... I guess I just inferred that lol, but since you have then unless there were significant changes since then you ought not have had issues enough to be livid about. Well... I say that, but it's not like you can't be mad that something that bothered you in the past remains in the game despite the beta phase or something new bothering you, so I guess I just made a mental conclusion without sufficient evidence to back it up.
Some time ago I played Crusader Knights 2, and if you've played it you'll understand me, the amount of both conquest and roleplay mechanics are enormous, there isn't any of that here and I could have a large part of them. You don't have the AI trying to destroy you, much less when you're powerful, which happens here in bannerlord. You can be aggressive or passive at will as long as you do the right things and you can do fun things with mechanics that were put into the game for that.
I have played a lot of Kenshi, a brutal game against the player and also not as brutal as bannerlord, because if you are good at the game and know how to use your knowledge well, you can create a good group of characters or just a character that is a demigod. It is an open world quite empty of mechanics and likewise it fulfills more than bannerlord.
Now in bannerlord I am playing with 26 characters and I am experiencing the same difficulty as my games where I made a family army of 1500 soldiers. With nephews and sisters-in-law who treat me like friends, because there are no mechanics to recognize these family ties. With brothers and wives who, upon entering a kingdom as a mercenary, began to treat me as if only I were the mercenary and they were in the kingdom before. In other words, apart from an absence of gameplay mechanics, there is an absence of mechanics and texts in roleplay, or worse, that ruin the roleplay. And I adore roleplay, I married Svana and she died giving birth to our 3rd child, I had preserved her combat sword, which was also a civil weapon and I put it as a civil weapon for our eldest daughter so that she would have a memory of her mother (that's how insanely immersive I am and I love that about me)
What annoys me is seeing the wasted potential of this game and now I'm in belligerent drunk mode, I don't want to suggest or bargain, just complain like a spoiled child.