Just wondering about a couple of things. I come from a very rich and deep 4X experience (I still play Alpha Centauri), but LH struck me so hard with its unit customization, items and magic that I find myself less and less interested in expanding and more and more into just exploring & conquering.
This might come out as a question, suggestion, mod request, however you want to look at it; just wondering if there are more people who feel the same.
After playing 16 hours / day for a while (heh...) and testing all the popular mods, I've settled on Patchwork + Black Market Bazaar so far. Loving the new economy.
What I'd like to suggest as a prefect game for me would be:
1. Limiting a number of settlers available to train/obtain, considering map size if possible
2. Preventing people from capturing every other city on the map by imposing certain penalties
This would not only satisfy my need to spend more time on adventuring, but would also make me want to micromanage that little number of settlements I have, trying to squeeze everything out of them this way or another. In my view, this would not only stop those avalanches that usually happen, when you just have X stronger armies rolling over everything, but would actually improve strategy.