Firstly, I have to say that it's a very long time since WoM kept me up untul 4.30 am. And secondly what a commendable job has been done, to bring the game almost up to speed. Many things have been fixed and tweaked, and more than being playable, it's fun! And not a single crash, touch wood.. Some great work on the AI, I have to say - both strategic and tactical. At last, the AI has cottoned on to actually casting spells, yayy!! And cities are no longer defended by just one peasant and his dog. The game that I'm playing now is a real challenge.
Still two glaring errors: Goodie huts that have no goodies inside them, that just sit there sparkling. And the biggest one of all - Initiative
If only the FE Initiative system could be ported to WoM, it would improve the gameplay no end. As we all know, it is simple to just wait for the enemy to walk into a fist (or a battleaxe), so the AI is at a crippling disadvantage.
It's not a game-breaker, and I'm sure that something could be done to correct this. I just have to say that the balance in 1.40 is sooo much better than previous versions. At one point, I actually felt that I was playing a deluxe version of MoM, which is high praise indeed.
Keep going, keep shining it and it still could be a classic!