I wish the armour sets were a little more clustered, I’ve cleared ~7 zones now and I’m still wearing the default raven clan set - fortunately it seems to be one of the most versatile sets in the game so it’s not a big issue.
I’ve also started experimenting with other weapons, someone upthread (@Scrax maybe?) suggested a dagger offhand and while I initially scoffed at the idea since I was enjoying the gratuitous 2h axe violence to the max at the time, I’ve now tried the dagger and hammer combo and found it to be really enjoyable - dagger in particular is monstrous, it seems to have a hidden ability to make the enemies go prone if you land enough hits, and it also works on (some) bosses. It’s dual wield ability is absolutely insane too, you can either go full dps mode while stamina lasts or just get a quick hit and retreat - amazing offhand weapon for sure. For hammer I tried the blacksmith’s hammer and while it was good I’ve decided to go full hipster mode in the end and now I’m using the flail, which pairs pretty well with the dagger, and is flashy to boot. Doing this also made me appreciate the dual swap ability which I never used up to this point. (Un)fortunately the combat is easy enough even on highest difficulty that itallows for experimentation and going for flashy kills instead of building your character as a munchkin. I’m not going to lie, I like it.
The game itself continues to impress with good writing, absolutely stunning (visually :)) vistas, especially at night - earlier I was riding past a bandit camp (some old ruins), it was foggy, and I decided to explore for the fun of it, even though I was on my way to do urgent viking business - and it ended up being a really great experience, with plenty of super fun combat. The whole encounter was memorable in a way that I still to this day remember the bridge over the river with two towers in Skyrim after you make your way out of Whiterun.
For now this game is a strong GOTY contender for me, and I genuinely look forward to see how the story will unfold.