This change is so unbelievably stupid that I'm actually impressed!
Quokka already gives a perfect example of how you can just f*ck someone over so they can never change their capital.
And also throwing out a tactical skill just doesn't make any sense.
It would indeed not surprise me if Marduk is right that this is only happening because of some bugs travian is too lazy to fix.
It seems that those who decided to implement these changes have never played travian. A true travian player would never have thought of such bull.
I brought, as an example in the previous post, that one "innovation" is just one of the negative things about this new change, many strategies could no longer be used:
1) If settle close to an enemy capital village (let's say to 15c 150%), to zero it --> settle it and then --> make it my capital. Even if I succeed in zeroing the enemy and settling the 15c, if the enemy start to massively send fakes to the old capital I could never change it!
2) Another example: An enemy off operation zeroed my capital 15c (for example at day 30), I settle again the 15c village (to be able to redo it capital) because without capital my account is almost dead, but the enemy starts to send fakes to the old capital and oops! I will never be able to have a capital back!
I could continue with the examples but I will stop here! it's BS.