This update further puts a knife into the back of full active Kingdoms. Food Income is cut in half, which means that each Day a player with at least a level 35 Brie (not hard to obtain) still earns ~2,100 food/day with nothing else to spend it on if they have maxed followers. That means 8 players can fully buy out the Food Deal VII every day (less actually because of food earned from daily play/chests). With the cut in Ore it’s now harder to ensure that the Ore Deal can be maintained as people start to question what to use their smaller Ore allowance on. The increased time and continued hurdles to do all levels of PVP cuts into total Honor earned and leaves the Honor Deal at inefficient levels (Honor Deals I-IV are worse value than just buying keys in the shop). Given that chests are even harder to acquire now that it takes significantly more time per match, Marks are at a premium and keys are less valuable.
Essentially if you are in a kingdom of more than 10 active players, you are getting harmed because the Food Deal has basically turned into the only real value. Would it be too much to ask to update the Food Deal to at least be double?