There’s one thing about AOEIV I’d really like to see: make it e-sport worthy.
Seriously, that’s the best way to make the RTS genre popular again. We need teams, we need pro-players bringing new insights and daring strategies into the game and we need big flashy competitions. Strategy games too can be exciting to watch!
That’s the best way to immortalize multiplayer games. I’d like, at least, to see competitive features added to online multiplayer, like rank, ladders, tiers and such. I’d love to see the game being streamed 24/7 by known streamers. MOBA basically monopolized the “strategy” genre, but MOBA are still strongly skill-based. A pure strategy-based game that is good enough to create a e-sport friendly environment would be my dream come true.