Not talking about graphics/audio and other cosmetic stuff here, this should be adjustable of course
In several discussions out there I’ve seen petitions to make certain possible gameplay features (auto-farms, gates, formations and that kind of stuff) optional, ie. enabling/disabling them from the game. While it might seem like a nice idea at the first glance - I urge you not to implement any system of that kind, especially as we’ll have remastered/classic format split. Why?
In AoE, we already have large difference between groups of RM/DM players. There also come personal map tastes, as some people like or dislike certain maps, and there may be different game modes like Nomad/Regicide etc. kind of stuff which further divides the players. While it’s nice to have so many options, with a limited playerbase I’m afraid it’ll turn into a total mess, with everyone playing their favourite “version” of the game. Not even talking about the mods.
To sum up - please, make the game in two clear, unified formats for remastered/classic version and stick to them, and even if some people will be upset about a few gameplay details it’ll be healthier for the community.