From: California, USA
-Unique/special technologies restricted to a certain race are superficially restrictive. If they are able to be researched and developed then anyone should be able to do it. Think about it. Yes, even some sort of strange biological, crystal, psychic, etcetera, technology.
-I support true full energy shield type cloaking. It might be a very advanced technology. There could be three levels: 1. the current Stealth. 2. Energy Cloak. 3. Phased Energy Cloak.
They are advanced and powerful. The defense to them are three types of scanners: 1. Stealth Scanner. 2. Cloak Scanner. 3. Phased Cloak Scanner.
Each cloak and scanner can have higher levels required to defeat each other.
-An unlimited energy generator is a good thing. It can be a very advanced technology.
-Race specific victory conditions are superficially specific. True victory is when you reign supreme with no real threats(at least forseen for awhile). This can be achieved with alliances using some diplomacy, also good economics and research, but it requires complete military superiority and often war.
Superficial, artificial limitations are annoying and seem to limit the epic civilization feeling to civilization/empire game.
< Message edited by Wade1000 -- 11/30/2010 5:27:47 PM >
Wish list:population centers beyond planetary(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Culture):Ships,Ring Orbitals,Sphere Orbitals,Ringworlds,Sphereworlds;ability to create & destroy planets,population centers,stars;AI competently using all advances & features.