There should be a option for no, but still wanting dlc. I don’t think the mod itself should be upgraded to a dlc, but i think you can take ideas from it if they are planning some european dlc, although I personally believe they should focus on other areas of the world first (Africa, indonesia, maybe more south american civs) before europe. Considering Italy was the third scrapped civ, maybe I’ll be proven wrong.
An interesting mod for sure, a lot of work went into that. It can be used as inspiration for new DLC but shouldn’t just be added as is. For one it adds several new mechanics, buildings and units.
Also it adds an Habsburg Austria a Holy Roman Empire, Prussia AND german natives? That’s a lot, and the Habsburg Austrian and the HRE are basically the same. The HRE even ended in the Napoleonic era, I don’t know why it is in this mod tbh.
Also Switzerland? Maybe Im missing something about their importance but they seem like an odd choice.
The US is allready a revolution, but I guess it could work? Not sure here.
Hard choice because I’d like new DLCs but not necessarily NE. NE adds too much new stuff and some of them are a little out of place (e.g. Age-up with woods?).
However the Swedes seem to very much be inspired by NE, and I’d say borrowing some unit designs would be nice. To be more specific:
Unique units for new civs like Poles, Austrians, Danes, etc.
European and Middle-Eastern maps with new natives.
One or two new shared units for all European civs.
Some new shared mechanisms for American/Asian civs.
Moreover, they added some unique arsenal-like upgrades for Aztecs, which is nice because Aztecs is the only civ that does not have access to any military upgrade from buildings (besides some big buttons).
Edit: so I’d like “downgrading” the mod to fit the game better rather than"upgrading" it.