It won't. Not enough budget. Sorry!
Yes Cosmetics, eye candy in a game is really important and i do hope that will change in future expansions and DLC's. that's why i think that us who are into this game need to support it as much as possible by getting as many people to try AOTS
Look at Planetary Annihilation when it came out, Alpha Build was not even playable then came Beta build its was so bad! i even deleted the game, when the game came out i installed it again and tried it.do you guys think it was fun? well it was not it sucked so much, so many bugs, error, so many bad things.
It took Planetary Annihilation Dev's around 2 years to get the game optimized and working fine and not even, 2 years after they released the game they had to throw out Planetary Annihilation Titans and charge for it! everyone start bitching out that because PAT was supposed to be PA, the First one and right now everyone is happy with the game, after 2 years, how much was their budget? Kickstarter it was 44,162 backers pledged $2,229,344 that's 2 times the budget of Ashes and they did so bad with PA like really bad.
So you guys are talking about Cosmetics? yes lets get some Modding out there and and they will make crazy awesome things to a game.
What i think we need is a great Map editor and an awesome support for the Modding Community. and what the Dev's need to do i really optimize the game engine as much as possible including the MP part of the game.
Stardock really knows what they are doing and i do trust them because i see their games history So far and they have done a great job in nearly all the games, so people bitch about that the game have only 14 units per side, for me its fine as long as they are fun to play and so far... yes they are fun, they need so much more work,yes everyone knows that.
But come on! we are playing an Alpha build of the game, its not even beta! and you guys are bitching all the time at everything ( we need more units!, the game looks boring, Structures looks boring, unit Movement is bad, Meta units and grouping suck, UI is slow. ) let the Dev's do they job first let them finish the game V1 and after that start talking. ASHES wont be out for at least 6-8 month from now, and that a lot of time for them to fix so many things from Cosmetic to units movement to MP.
Why i am here? its because i do support the Dev's i want to help as much as i can, doing maps, ideas mock ups, just let them see what we like or what we think and not by comparing to other games
I love the idea of Upgrading units and not having more units, anyway everyone will do with the best units and forget the other units, just tell me How many different Units Does PRO players in FA play with? how many different units? AOTS after Release will add more units, but the are Different (Sea Units, and maybe some new Air Units )
I have been working in 2 different Mokcups to show everyone, 1 for Research tree and the other for the UI, i am trying to show you guys at least 1 before years end, i do that for fun and not in anyway to tell the Dev's i want my way or i will not buy it or support it.\
Well anyway My Impression of Ashes currently is great so far in ALPHA Build, Beta will change a lot and is gonna be so much better and cooler.