I don’t know whether or not the current pop-up system for traveling merchants and their “Let me trade you X for Y in Z days!” quests is meant to stay, but I’d love to see them spruced up just a little;
-Show a face for the merchant, as you do with the Goblin campaign. They might be given random faces/names in the future, but until then getting to look at Farmer Jeb would be nice. If we ever get any kind of facial expressions/animations, this’ll be a good place to put that as well!
-Show icons for desired and offered items. This is also a feature that’d be nice for the Goblin demands. I’ll often struggle to read the fine print to see what a merchant is offering or requesting.
-Add merchant/traveler deals with unknown/less tangible benefits. Not all the time, obviously, but it’d be a good way to spice things up and give a risk/reward element. For example, unlocking crafting recipes or acquiring unique items.