The "Veterans" on this forum are a joke, Masturbatory banners of how dissatisfied they are, whiny posts all over the place. The forums are toxic as hell, meanwhile they think they speak for the rest of the playerbase because of how much time they've spent on the forum.
Honestly you need to look no further than to look at Blood Gryphon and Tercio_Viejo's banners to see this self important attitude.
I speak for myself. If you think I'm a "veteran", you haven't been on the forum long enough to have a global vision of everything that happens and happened here. Evidently you are just equal to me regardless of the online spent time difference between the two of us or the type of badge we have.
I've only been on the forum for a few years, but I could mention hundreds of names of people more veteran than me who have given honest feedback, before and during my time here. If you go into MP mode you will see a wasteland and it is nothing more than the product of inaction and bad decisions made by Taleworlds not because brilliant people and true veterans and competitive players didn't tell them what was best for Bannerlord from the full knowledge of every nook and cranny of mechanics, dynamics, gameplay, play, mode or any other part of the M&B saga.
Same in this thread and others with the same theme that have been repeated since the game was released over two years ago... the damage/protection formula or the way armour and weapons work in Bannerlord in SP is far from functional, carry over from previous releases and fun. The game seems to be structured by Taleworlds towards the more accessible experience of a new casual audience; that's fine and I respect that. But on the other hand, where is the fun playable experience for the established fan base of previous games? this is the dilemma of many.
That's what we've been trying to do here... pure honest feedback trying to do our bit and also showing dissatisfaction (that new badge of mine symbolises that, but it's nothing more than a marketing campaign - you don't get respect from a badge on your signature, but that you'll see that in time).
Is true that some feedback Taleworlds took from community, but a lot of this feedback has been ignored and that's an irrefutable fact, but as a newcomer you may be totally unaware of that. It is true that there are tons of threads to start with and certainly the first step to being a veteran on this forum is to do your research and use the search button.
Then when you have all the pieces of this puzzle called Bannerlord development or as I "affectionately" call it, the Bannerlord experience™ you can use either of these two patches at will as so many other users have done at will
... or not because it be late then.