Many mechanisms in Empires are in Empires because they make sense. Probably if we were to do a Civil War III, we would not add Decadence and trade would take a back seat.
What specifically, you dislike in the new game and what do you fear will always be in the new games done with the new engine?
Unfortunately almost everything from the new engine: (. I don’t like the complete new overhaul from the building to the new recruiting system or the battle system.
This why, I asking if from now on, every new game will have the new engine.
I must say I was hoping that the new engine only improve the old engine, with performance improvement, multiplayer and some other stuffs.
Even if I don’t like the new engine I will check your upcoming games. : )