I'm not entirely up to date on the 2.5 version of BG2EE, except that it seems to be taking a good bit of time. I was wondering if anyone could answer if there's going to be any additions to the game to tie SoD into it. The fact that it's not well acknowledged that SoD was even a thing in BG2 is something that really bothers me about the latest chapter of the Bhaalspawn saga, making it feel more like a fan-fiction addition than a proper expansion.
Some things I was wondering about:
1) Viconia and Neera romances. Both Viconia and Neera have fairly important experiences that take place between BG1 and BG2, such as Neera's boyfriend and Viconia's attempt at farming. SoD, however, fills the gap right up until BG2, making those events difficult to fit into the timeline anymore. Viconia's can pretty easily be shoved to before BG1, but Neera's isn't so easy to headcanon around. Will either of these be addressed, even as a single throwaway line?
2) The Soultaker Dagger. Near the end of SoD, the Soultaker Dagger makes an appearance. In BG2, it is never mentioned. I would really like a chance to reclaim that dagger, if only to give it to Corwin for safe keeping. It's a particularly vexing loose end that nags at me. "I can kill a near divine mage, a practically divine cleric, and a literal king of demons, but I can't find one blasted dagger."
3) The Shining Lady. I know SoD has a couple different routes the Shining Lady can take, but some of them leave her a free agent able to return. I would be quite interested if she were to make a cameo in BG2, even as a recruitable allie in ToB, like Sarevok. Oh, can you imagine the banters between those two?
4) Corwin. It would be nice to get some closure with the Archer Queen, because of how things are left at the end of SoD. I know she doesn't always survive every game, but this is BG2, right? The game that coined the "Weren't you dead?" "I think so. Your point?" bit? You can still allow at least a final conversation between the two.
Also, while I know previous patches allowed the player to import certain SoD items into BG2, I'm curious if any more are to be added, like the Shield of Egon's. SoD had a lot of great items that served as small gamechangers by modifying how certain classes/kits worked. It'd be nice to use them in BG2.
Now, I know I'm much too late for these to be counted as suggestions. I'm just curious if there's anything that's going to be added to BG2EE beyond bug fixes and UI adjustments. You guys have snuck in cool things before, like Baeloth, Wilson, and the new kits. I'm just hoping this time we'll get something meaty as well.