don't expect changes of core mechanics like snowballing effect. What we should expect from NFP are: 1. new civilizations, or minor features like new buildings, CS, wonders, etc. 2. revamping things like Work Ethic or Industrial Zone adjacencies which may change a little bit a game, but is based on existing mechanics 3. Modes will be altering game experience but not deepen it. This is what you should expect from "cherry on top". It ads cherries but not change the taste of cake It is all said by devs, so why do we expect anything else?