Better save file transferring from previous game (I sided with the mages that has to have some significance right)
More races (By this I mean full on races like the Dwarves and elves etc.)
Lions. If the games set in Orlais I want more lion themed stuff. I sent my last play through with the Fadeshear sword, the Lion of Orlais shield and the Golden Princes Raiment (without the ridiculous helmet) so I'm into the whole Orlais idea. AND SHIT HAS TO BE GOLD cause every character in DAII that was Orlesian seemed as though they would have gold plated crap.
Varric (He was the only companions I never went without)
The speech thing since in the first game nearly everything to certain characters was flirting.
The shininess, I only noticed it recently but if you pan the camera right you can see the light shining of the lion of orlais