I agree with the idea of making the best aoe2 remake there is. The only problem is that the nations of aoe2 are to much the same. One of the things that was really cool about aoe3 or aoe online even, is that the nations where really different. It will be harder to balance though, but as long as tournaments are about playing at least 3 different civs etc. That will turn out to be ok.
Besides that we need fast gameplay. Not that 50 minute fight etc., even though it is cool to watch long fights once in a while.
And another thing is that i don’t think the majority of aoe players really liked the card-mechanic of aoe3. I think it is even better to only have age up advisors and a very big amount of meaningful upgrades.
Why only have 1 cav/infantry speed upgrade? Why only have 1 archer range upgrade for archers? Why not have at least 200 upgrades and 10 age up advisors to choose from?