the elephant in the room...
I remember vaguly blair saying something about a common credit (money) not existing, but its soo vague that I dont even know if I believe it. so here it comes
the big elephant in the room:
will there be a standardized resource (i.e. credit, money, moola, gold, pinata donkeys etc.)
to me: I dislike it both in terms of gameplay and reality, first of all it doesnt fit the context of ANY of the civilizations (vasari wouldn't care, advent just want their drugs and the TEC has long since siezed people's money for the military cause and spended it away)
additionally it drags from gameplay because it destablizes an effective market and would ruin an economy-based person from winning by wallet-fights.