One thing that AoC2 needed the most is just a little bit of depth, juuuust a tiny little bit so it does not mess up with what the game's specialty: simple, basic, and easy.
I think technology is great for AoC2 since it can go REALLY far into future, it will also make the game a bit more realistic... just a bit
I also think AoC2 should have separate mechanics on army and navy... and as always... just make the game a liiiiitle bit more realistic....
3) (EVERYONE's WET DREAM):
And of course its MULTIPLAYER(online)!!! So multiplayer should work this way:
-The server creator can change any setting he/she wanted.
-The time goes by turns, like in AoC2 single player where you can make the turns go by automatically(space bar wont do anything except for closing battle reports)
sorry for grammar