I have been thinking lately, and imo, the game lacks a real reason to grind the hell out of it... now, while we do need some ressources to build up armies and stuff, its not that hard needed at all, once the eco is up, there is literally no reason, why i should grind the map, besides doing quests and stuff... leading me to
Have u thougtht of looting weapons and armor yet? This would be a huge jump, since the grind makes ppl stay online for some longer, making it more likely to meet someone for PvP, making ppl stay online for even longer, and so on, and so on...
These gears shouldnt effect the Unit-stats too much, but should still be handy to have it. Just give em 3 or 4 different rarities, and variable stats increase (leaning on the stats, that can get improved while leveling).
This would be golden...