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)!!