I think there’s an issue with the phrase they used ‘Warts and All’ because it suggests a spiteful approach rather than a productive one. Given the game’s current success and future potential, It would be a massive waste to intentionally leave in exploits and broken content simply because that’s the way it was. Leaving in unique quirks like mages sheeping eachother: GREAT, leaving in bugs like charging warriors getting stuck in trees or fears making you fall through the world: BAD.
I’m not suggesting rebalancing classes or anything like that… just polish up the world. Give us more of those graphic updates. Clean up pathing etc. Make the game feel responsive and find a different approach to spell batching. It’s probably taboo to say but the Nostalrius team and their successors tackled a lot of this and I personally think it was the right approach.