One thing is certain: I will never give money to TW again. Even if they release the addon of the century. At 50 Euros, we must have a complete "real game". It's bull****. They need to stop making fun of people. They released this EA just because they needed to raise funds. But that is not our problem. Our problem is to have a functional and fun game. However, it is neither one nor the other. This game is a joke.yup, being saying that for the past 8-10 years here in these same forums...
Warband lacked a lot but was ultimately fun, although boring overall. That was fixed by modders to the edge of their engine limits over the years. Bannerlord theoretically should be a better modding platform with a, at bare minium, base game quality on par with the best mods for Warband, but rn it's actually less than Warband in most aspects, the only thing we have more is grind and boring chores. Their perk system has been needing a total revamp since it came out, they need more unique memorable NPCs, including companions (which are currently 100% RNG generated with most skill rolls being Culture + gender locked). We lack diplomatic choices, there's absolutely no intrigue system. Crafting's poorly designed since EA release (apparently changed for the first time just now with 1.8 - yet still probably not good). The list goes on and on.
From major detractions, we lost the ability to hold villages as isolated fiefs, reducing the noble ranks to only mere 2 levels besides the kings, and the possible noble hoster to the number of castles and towns you own. Bad move. Instead of widening the depth by turning village lords into their bound castles / towns, and castles bound to their closest towns (which would open the possibility of having Dukes, Barons and Thanes) we were reduced to all direct vassalage and villages being ruled by the owner of their bound fortification. idk, feels bad, wrong, feels less... Warband one of the best moments was swearing allegiance and receiving a mere village to take care of, having to build a manor so you could spend time there watching over it while paying reduced wages for your party, building it up to improve income while indirectly buffing your bound castle owner's wealth in the process... Good times...
And continuing to defend Bannerlord and TW is dishonest.
Saying that you "have to buy Warband", but Warband is as wonky as Bannerlord, except that at the time, we forgave because the game was new.
No, TW was supposed to release a real game, they are releasing a wobbly game yet again. It's too easy and unforgivable. You have to stop lying. This game is a scam.