I have read a lot of negative feedback on the new feeding system or more in general the whole idea of having some sort of maintenance costs.
I am one of the players who is really thankfully for such a system and I don’t want that those voices get smashed down by the heap of complaints.
Some kind of system that you have to take care of your thralls is really badly needed. Note that there is no decay system for thralls. Even abandoned bases keep whole armies of fighters to poison server performance. Some clans have really ridiculous amounts of archer thralls. There is simply no balance to the resources that a clan has if you can keep piling up hundreds of thralls.
More than that, having to feed your thralls is part of the fun. Originally we had a whole city life system promised and I very much hope that this will come to life step by step. Thrall feeding is the first step. Those who are whining about having to put minimum effort into their 50 thralls wellbeing should be glad that you don’t have to provide housing yet.
Finally, asking for self sustaining thralls is like asking to remove costs for fighters in a strategy game. There is simply no challenge in getting everything without paying for it. Personally I can understand that everyone wants he game to be easy for their personal needs, but instead try thinking about a greater concept of game balance.
Thus being said, keep up with the balancing changes. We really need some adjustments to reduce the huge spam of buildings, thralls and placeables.