I've tried to pass question about multiplayer / co-op / pvp on Twitch streams / Twitter / Forum while crowdfunding was a thing (not counting slacker baker), but every time my question was ignored.
For me it's clearly that Obsidian don't want to do this, and that's a pity!
Baldur's Gate 1-2, Icewind Dale 1-2, Neverwinter Nights 1-2 - they had Co-op / MP
Those are cult games for me, nostalgia and, maybe, the reason why I play PoE.
I recall Storm of Zehir with pvp arena, clunky, but you could try out builds and duel with your buddies, and that was awesome.
We will have ships, design etc., but nobody will see them except you or your Twitch / YouTube viewers (I have doubts)
Then why there is no option to fight with somebody via exported characters from the game using your ship? That would be so cool.
PoE II: Deadfire intend to be such a masterpiece, but why cutting a good bunch of possible fun / replayability (trying out new builds / making better character)?
I don't get it - is it narrow vision or just no time to implement?
Please vote, it means a lot to me to understand if I'm not the only one with such thoughts.
Maybe this poll will have some influence on Deadfire devs (I have serious doubts)