My post from the Paradox forums:
Still no news on the promised randomization patch or on AI-controlled kingdoms, so that co-op LAN could be possible. The AI is still terrible. And the game plays more like an RTS than a sim, and not a very good RTS at that. The original Majesty was an exceptional sim.
If these things get fixed, I'll buy the XP on release date. Otherwise, I'll snatch it up in a year when it's selling for $5.
Majesty 2 sounded like such a good game. But it's just not up to the quality of some other Paradox titles. For being mainly a single-player strategy game publisher, you'd think Paradox would at least put some pressure on the developers to get some AI even up to the level of EU3's release AI.