From: Berkshire, UK
A lot of people seem reluctant to pay for a new game so I think Vic would need to justify the pricing point with some good improvements - there is a big sense in the forums that the game needs a large overhaul rather than just incremental patches.
For what it is worth, I love playing this game and do not feel another £20 is unreasonable given how much pleasure I get from the game - I for one will purchase ATP the day it is released. Also, big improvements take time and I do not think it is unreasonable that these should generate revenue (Matrix games is a commercial operation after all). It is a matter of determining what should have been done in the original release and what is genuinely new content.
Taking a step back - I think many people are looking to customise their game experience - some want more detailed supply, different graphics - overall I think the next version needs above all to recognise that and incorporate that optionality into the game, rather than require fiddling about in the file structure.
Finally - completely agree re the formations and auto reinforce as below - would massively improve the game experience (actually I'd buy it for that alone)
Webizen's 6, 8, 9 and 10
Shadehawk's ability to duplicate formations (I'm big on this, wrote a lot about it under "Templates" heading or something like that)
Lazy Boy's create and transfer suggestion.
I've got two lists:
Probably difficult and most players don't care anyway:
1. The ability to create units from a pre-defined template. Either through the production screen, or through the card system, doesn't matter.
2. The ability to reinforce your units to a predefined template with one click (either a bunch of them, or one at a time). This would work wonders for those HUGE East Front scenarios...if I have a infantry units that I always want to have at least 30 Rifle, 3 MG and 3 Mortar, 5 horses, I want to be able to reinforce depleted infantry units to that standard with one click.
Should be easy:
1. The ability to rename units from the OOB screen. I'm a total OCD freak when it comes to organization and unit naming, etc. I'd love to be able to get all my freakish naming ducks in a row from the OOB screen, instead of wandering around the map.