A seperate thread aimed mainly at F2P players who this downgrade seems to be aimed at.
I for one think that we are the wrong target group for this downgrade, and for us it was totally unnecessary, and uncalled for. When I play the events that Stillfront put out monthly, I find that the MB has just about enough tools, equipment, and troops that I need. If I want to make a run at an event for a specific purpose then I have to save over a number of events for that purpose, but as soon as I go after my goal then I'm back to a normal level. I never accumulate the numbers that stillfront are taking about, even though I could probably save Sam tools, I reach a level and stop, as I see no incentive to accumulate something that either may become obsolete, or traded out as worthless by stillfront.
This exercise while not neccesarily meant by Stillfront to have this impact on the F2P part of the game, is, and seems to be a kneejerk reaction, with not enough thought to what they were actually doing. Long term this could be a game break for stillfront, who probably see massive leavings over the next couple of month's, and hope that their P2P player base will cope with it. I don't think it will, and will lead to even more complaints and critism by the P2P fraternity, where this probably originated anyway. As we all know without the fodder/F2P base the game will become a desert for the P2P players. With no easy targets, no farming, targets, bigger holes on the maps, more Op's etc. then that will affect the whole game. For Stillfront, the P2P players won't need to spend as much, they can agree shareouts of prizes, and in what events they choose, there will be even more spaces around their castles, (and we know what that will lead to). Targets will be even more achievable, and cheaper, and being P2P they will still be able to accumulate massive amounts, as Stillfront have targetted the wrong group.
P2P will become bored, and reach targets quicker and easier. Probably more wars of equal strength will break out, and players will complain of this to Stillfront, as there won't be any winners or losers, except of course (Stillfront, accounts). Overall not a very good move by Stillfront, it just remains to be seen how quickly they see their mistake.