I know you will wait some days but i will post my thought for the effects right now.
When i enter the game often my store is full and i will built some upgrades to use my stuff. I won't be forced to stay at the game along the whole day, everytime in mind i could lose something important.
Till now i just thought my income is to big no need to upgrade my gardens, forestries and stone fields more than level 6. In my new towns such buildings was less than this because i could transfer needed ressources. I don't like waitingtimes of between 30min and 8h because its a boring timeframe. More than 8hours is ok so you can do something in reallife like school, work, sleeping or something else. Now it seems most of the buildingstimes exactly within this boring timeframe. Other side i really like the option to finish an upgrade less than 5min without waiting but it seems you reduce the chances to get such small possibilities because of the changes of medium level of huts and res-buildings.
Some needed res of an upgarde is and was bad balanced. Sometimes you need more food, sometimes you need much more stone, and mosttime you need large amounts of wood. Mosttime your store is empty with a ressource and other store is nearly full.
Lets talk about friends help, with timeframes now just less number of friends can help.
Lets talk about whole progress. First town will need longer to grow. You will need more time to raise your income and huts to reduce waiting, also you need larger amouts for chieftrainhut. Maybe huts lose some effect because it makes no reals difference to wait 17min, 36 sec instead of 18 min or to wait 1 hour or 80 secounds more. Sure with 10 huts if will be 20% but you need some days to built them and you also have countereffect of all other buildings because of your population. In my mind along whole playtime i had nearly same times sometimes a few percent less mosttime some percent more. Now huts seems to be less important and i will spend more time to upgrade my res-buildings.
All next towns could grow faster because you can transfer needes amouts of res from another town and invest them in your res-buildings or culture-buildings. Just chieftrain hut will brake out your progress a bit. But if you are not online every 3-4 hours you could lose something of your progress and thats a really bad point.
Lets talk about pushing, now its possbile to push an account with ressources. I know you will make it impossible to transfer res in final stage but also with trading and bad exchange you can cheat and milk some of you secondary accounts to push your main.
So i don't see the really good points in balance with your last change.
7 years ago.