Well that's disappointing. I was very excited for the Kypiq as per their write up. Seems like such a waste to have nothing special about the Kypiq in a low fantasy setting. Most of the tribes have something slightly fantastical about them such as the Tarzan-like Janoan, or the slightly psychic Waerd. I understand that it's a development process but the Kypiq, to me, seems to be diverging from the concept quite a lot.
Maybe I have it wrong, but I think they seem to have gone through big changes. At first impression they seemed a nimble lightweight tribe who lived in treetop settlements (which I think many of us imagined like a traditional elven or ewok type of "village" with walkways etc) that climbed trees and scurried about enough to earn them a global nickname as "Squirrels." In fact initially people wondered if they could leap from branch to branch, or possibly develop a "flying squirrel" wing suit of sorts.
Now they seem to just be short people who live on mushroom tops that sprout randomly along the main trunk of the ironwood trees, with "bridges" built in between them. I'm glad they still have the forest cant, and I'm still looking forward to playing as a Kipiq, They have definitely lost some of their "shine" though. Disappointing that their fantastical aspect is just being short vegetarians, I'm already one of those IRL.
Though things are still in development, maybe Caspian will change his mind again and return to some of the original concepts.