Whilst i welcome this expansion and also hope it drastically improves the game, I really hope that the sales of it are well below what 2K and Fireaxis hope for. My reason for this is that I would like 2K to see that the amount of casual gamers that I believe this game was tailored for have moved onto other things - because thats what casual gamers do, and those hardcore fans of old have moved onto something else due their poor experience with the game wasnt what they expected (I am in this camp - hello Paradox games you star you!). I know, I know - people do like this game.....thats why you are in this forum right? but i think its fair to say that CiV was recieved by alot of fans of the series with vastly negitive feelings. Bugs, non immersive, lack of features etc. I personally (notice the personally bit) believe this game was a huge let down and I never thought i could be saying this, but such a let down it was, that i will not part with my money until I hear that this game (or any future iterations of it) are vastly.....and i mean like competley different..... improved. My hope that it sells poorly because it will show that for quick sales, the casual market is the way to go - BUT if you want a long lasting brand and continuous sales from a ready made database it is most certainly not (At least in a game like CIV - for other games it will work.....COD Im looking at you). Hopefully this will ensure future Civ games are produced with the flair and vision I have experenced with past Civ games, and that can only be a good thing. Will it sell well though? and if it doesnt, would it mean the end of the franchise??