In the future, I’d really love to see the ability for two teams to face off against each other while controlling a single mother ship per team. This would be similar to how controls worked in Ender’s Game, where you have a team leader controlling production, researching, etc. This leader then assigns groups of ships to his teammates.
Maybe one guy gets all the resourcing units, and some escort craft to use. Another guy gets squads of fighters. Another guy is wrangling capital ships. Put this on a huge map, and maybe have objectives to take before the other team. Capture the flag style or similar.
Just a pie in the sky idea I had way back during the original HW1 days.