More easy to make a complete game with an engine tested from warcraft 3 and the gameplay not changed from 1998(and more money for sure)
the delay for sc2 is beacuse they had to work at wow for one year also.
Elemental is incomplete and basic im with you in this,but the example with blizzard dosent make sense.Blizzard make a sequel with the same gameplay of the predecessor,and same engine of warcraft3,more simple,less risk.
dragon age different genre but for an rpg is important the single player campaign,it is all the game there.eelemental,like other 4x game,are sandbox games.
You dont use the same model but assets,i hope and i think they'll add more.
I thik is more than a map editor,moddability is not just map editor,and the same we can say for the tools.
you make confusion with mod and with create sovereign maybe in game.Mod is one thing,custom sovereign or race another.
said that i hope that became better and they'll add varierty to the game without mod.
Mod was holy graal for civilization series and other games also.