This is a bit off topic but..
n the old days of travian it was possible to turn active players into farms (at least for a while) through croplocking.
I really miss those old days, and i really wish that they would make it possible to properly crop lock people again on TK. Before this change it was actually worth attacking non capital villages as you could turn them more or less useless in one attack. Now the same attack will have the village up and running again within a few days even without gold. It's just not worth the time and risk for the off player to hit support villages most of the time.
Through a combination of changes TK has become so much in favour of the defender that it is actually very difficult to make significant damage to an enemy, especially short distance.
The introduction of cities with 200% loyalty, the unremovable WD bonus, attack overview screen, removal of hard croplocks and worst of all the limitation of attacks/s based on attack distance is quite the boost for the defenders...
Sadly i dont think it is likely we will ever see a change in those, but one can always hope.