I didn't liked what nickthehun wrote because it was like making a sequel. We like simplicity: war or peace, one veteran level, etc. What I would like to see is much better AI (like English that actually expand on the Earth map), option to load pre-made maps and maybe more interesting random events. I would also make barbarians way stronger, so they could take civilization down. Or at least give a list of optional twists to the game. Yeah, twists would be way cool. I've always dreamed of playing as barbarians or colonizing Alpha Centauri while playing on Earth. Future Techs would be cool.