I kind of hope they bring back god powers or some other type of powers because that was by far one of the best new additions to the Virtual Villagers franchise in my opinion!
The god powers were an interesting addition, but I hope they don't make them compulsory as they took a lot of the fun out of the game for me. With previous games you had to think how best to get around a puzzle. With god powers it was more like, "You want to fill the lake and fish in it? ZAP! There you go!"
But if they do bring them back, I want devotion points that are accumulated in the same way as tech points. That way you're not forced to wait to use the powers - Miracle A takes 1000 devotion points - and you don't have to make a humongous tribe either. Everyone's happy