current balance issues are most likely caused by OP doctrines. They are so OP that you can't balance them. Remove OP doctrines such as ASM leap, Improved webway, DA shield, DA nade, Trukk bomba. Just removing these OP doctrines from the game will make better game.
Add decent maps. MOBAish 1v1 maps are problems. Two 1v1 maps are so small. Paths are narrow. They are the reason why people blame that dow3 is moba. Add decent classic RTS maps.
Add another annihilation mod. It seems that people don't really get into Power core mod. I would say it was nice try, but it didn't work.
Remove escalation phase. This is so awkward system. Obsession for bigger army made this system. just make 250/50 upgrade give more resource or find another way for bigger army.
People are lazy. They want something familiar with them. MOBAish map, power core mod, escalation phase are not what people want from RTS, especially DoW series.
- Remove regional lock. We need more players. It is like 50 online users in asia server. They paid the game as same as others, they don't deserve that. The game is really dead for them.