This game has an AMAZING early game (lvl1-20) and a good midgame, though there would be 2, maybe 3 kingdoms left by then (20-30) but at endgame, (30-40) one kingdom wins and its not fun anymore. This update doesnt kill the early game as a whale cant hit EVERY base that attacks someone (early game has a ton of players) Midgame it only affects players who didnt migrate, (WHO TF DOESNT MIGRATE WHEN THEIR KINGDOM HITS 0 CITIES) At late game though, 1 kingdom is left and its either farmville with Guerrilla warfare from the smaller kingdoms, or open cities with some guy grabbing it and getting kicked out, Here, With the update, you cannot fight back AT ALL, or you will be destroyed, and because of the much smaller population by then, EVERYONE who attacks gets destroyed, unlike with early game.
What lilith is trying to do, is to get players to restart on a new server and BUY JACQUES AGAIN, and play, until the server dies, then restart, WITH ANOTHER JACQUES PURCHASE, they want you to spend money and restart a few months later. The reasons why whales go unchecked is to speed up the killing of the server, and make money, so they profit from restarters. I think their plan is flawed because most players quit the game instead of restarting.