Interesting.. "Part 1" does feel episodic but... The article I read said "a whole lot more Eternity with more companions, a level cap increase, more dialog, etc. It will be more than the first game." If there's actually more content in The White March: Part 1 then the base game then this must be a hell of long story arc they're building. If I'm getting 70 hours out of it .. like I did base game playthrough, then that doesn't feel so episodic.
I honestly don't care if it was changed.. infact the changed poem is a pretty funny shot fired but the fact you come in here and say it wasn't vetted, come on now, you know damn well these were looked over.