sbethune81 I just wanted to say I've really enjoyed this game. I'm currently flying around ticking off the side quests before I head into Azriad, which I know isn't then end, but I want to get as clean a slate as I can before I move into the final chapters.
However just like a few others before me I'm getting those odd game crashes when i try to access the key/special items. It only happens then, generally for some reason the bridle sets it off most and then the guidebook from Syn's home-town does it too. The weird thing is, is that with the bridle at the every least I can duplicate it. Not sure if that is helpful to you, but if you try accessing the bridle just after you step onto the world map from the Nayrim trading camp but before you get to the border with the shifting sands it'll crash, but if you take a step and use it on the border it works fine. The guidebook seems to crash if I use it inside the building where I found it, but out in the ruined town it comes up fine. Anyway it's mostly been random and infrequent and luckily I'm a save hound, so I never lose too much.
Anyway I just wanted to say this has been a very enjoyable 18 hours so far, and I imagine at least a few more before I'm done, the only downside I can say is the music, but I just turn that off and play some of my own so even that isn't a huge problem, and music has always been very individualistic.
So whilst I know this game has taken you years to complete, please don't stop making them, I look forward to the next offering