I dont know if some of you remember the old Bullfrog game Populous:The beginning
You started with a shaman that could terraform the environment, summon spells like earthquake, metoers, tornados, volcanos
I personally would love to see SOME of these elements in a new AOM game. Maybe not with a shaman/hero/half-god, but the terraforming would be really cool and would bring a huge dimension to the strategy the game.
Imagine having to gather gods favor in order to make land bridges to cross a section of the map.
Overall the game was so ahead of its time and had amazing features. I highly recommend looking into it and “stealing” some of the creative ideas when making a new AOM2.