I am with you! Super stoked. Full of patience.
DQ1 is one of my favourite games of all time. I have put hundreds of hours into it. I have almost all of the gold skulls (except 3) in New Game+ solo mode. I watched all of the designer diary videos with commentary (really great! please do this for DQ2!). I love Lar’s blog posts on game design - especially “Optimize for Focus and Thinking” - https://www.fortressofdoors.com/optimizing-tower-defense-for-focus-and-thinking-defenders-quest/
(That was the post that put into words why I hate mazing in TD games. Yes, yes, you can make an infinite maze out of moving parts. Whatever. How about instead of wasting my time, let’s assume I already did that boring, tedious part. Now skip to the good part where I get to think, and focus, and play a good game DQ does that.)
I am in no rush for DQ2. I am very happy to support Lars, as a well spoken, productive, community builder and general positive influence on the gaming scene. When it comes out, I will play it. When there is news, I enjoy it. In the meantime I wish the whole team the best of luck. Sometimes making stuff is a lot of effort.