Hi , another voice, same feeling;
It is not challenging and start to really break the immersion for me.....
To make it short I'm playing my very first playthrought in PoTD with 5 ingame NPC (+rogue DW) and since Act 2 difficulty level has dropped a lot
Best encounters are so far shades/phantoms which can teleport to your weakest party members. Casters with charm spells are quite difficult but overall the AI is not aggresive enough, ennemies should attack you at sight. Another issue is that NPC / AI pathfinding is horrible, ennemies are sometimes sitting idle for no reason ....
Also, I am already swimming in gold. We can pick too many items without weight penalities and sell them to millionaire shopkeepers.
(reading the forum, I think I will avoid bounties and Caed Nua until the very end to slow down a bit the leveling).
Don't get me wrong I really enjoy the game but by fixing Hard/PoTD difficulties it could be so much better.