I think you're really over-focusing on a single example instead of the main point at hand, but anyway, skill books would be very little effort to implement relative to some other features, and would provide a way for players who didn't like the "learn by doing" aspect of Bannerlord's new skills system to pay to level up a skill without directly practicing it. One prime example would be Engineering; the player rarely gets opportunities to exercise the skill until later in the game. So it's not just "we want it because it was in Warband"- though that is definitely a factor. It's also because it fills a useful role.
There are quite a few people on the forums I've seen who have asked for a similar feature like skill trainers from Skyrim. So obviously even people new to the series, who don't know it was in Warband, feel the need for something like that in the game.
Duh_ has said in the past that they would want to improve levelling before introducing a factor like skill books that could confound feedback and that's fine by me.
We've covered this, dude: https://forums.taleworlds.com/index...most-in-bannerlord.445379/page-5#post-9733287
Well thank you. I'm not dismissive of their value and keep saying I appreciate it. I'm just worried that TW is going to keep coming up with random new features and leave behind the ones we were supposed to have.
Have you realised that "really significant option" is actually a similar type of feature to skill books (allowing the player to alter their skills how they want), which you say is unimportant? But yeah I forgot. I will put it under 2.
Again, part of the point of this post since it was made is asking TW to prioritise what the community is asking for, specifically what people who bought the game expecting it to be a proper sequel to Warband or expecting the advertised crime system wanted.
It's not ""arbitrary"" at all, the reasons are clearly given at the top of each category. I'm being very fair to TW. I actively defend them when people say they haven't accomplished anything. But I am also realistic about what they have achieved.
Also I really appreciate the announcement of the Warband features which are returning, and even appreciate the stuff they have announced which is in category 4, and have said as much repeatedly, but I just don't want them to keep bringing random features in while stuff people are actually asking for gets ignored and may possibly never make it in.