Let’s say the future DLCs follow the same formula as LotW and DotD, which focuses on a specific region and gives us couple of new civs with their own campaigns, plus a campaign for a pre-existing civ. Where would the pre-existing civ’s campaigns fit into each one? Here are my ideas:
Chinese - A Chinese semi-split DLC (obviously) which a lot of people think we’ll be getting.
Japanese - Either a Pacifc focussed DLC which would lend way to a couple more South East Asian civs, or a generic “Forgotten Asian Empires” DLC which would give us one or two more civs from the China/India/Central Asia region that were forgotten about in previous DLC
Koreans - See Japanese
Magyars - A difficult one because aside from the Balkans I feel the rest of Europe is pretty much covered (and I think the playerbase are getting bored of more European civs). Where else in Europe would be suitable? I think they’d really be scraping the barrel for the likes of the Swiss, Venetians or Dutch. The only alternative is, given their roots, a DLC that focuses on steppe civs, but again, have we not already had enough steppe civs in AoE II?
Mayans - A DLC focused on the precolonial Americas (obviously)
Persians - The popular suggestion is in a Caucasus/West Asia focused DLC (Armenians/Georgians), which I would heartily approve of.
Romans - For the Romans, perhaps instead of a regional DLC, it could be a time period DLC, giving us a couple more civs from the late antiquity era, such as Nubians and Vandals
Slavs - The final split of the Slavs (which would, again, mostly be Balkan civs), plus a rename.
Turks - A few options. They too could fit in a Caucasus or Balkan themed DLC. Or, if there is another African DLC, a Suleiman the Magnificent campaign could be shoehorned in there as he extended the Ottoman Empire as far as the Horn of Africa
Vikings - See Magyars (mins the steppe civ part)
What about you, what are your thoughts?