Ok, so I understand that I'm not the only one who has mentioned this, however, I am going to share some actual comparisons for you so that you can get a better picture of the ramifications of this decision.
Last week, to fully repair my entire platoon of 8 level 10 reapers, two t-bolts, two level 6 Abrams 1 sniper and one rocket buggy and 8 level 5 m270 from fully dead was 4570 in oil. This morning however, in order to repair 8 dead reapers, 2 dead tbolts, 2 dead Abrams and 1 dead m270 was a little over 5800 in oil. I've spent a decent amount of money in this game (far more than I ever spent inthe 6 years of playing original WC), and at this rate I don't think I will be spending any more.
This change has taken the fun out of the game as well as slowed gameplay to an absolute crawl.
When oil barely trickles in, even with upgraded pumps, people like me who can only hold 15k in oil can barely get 5 attacks in before we are completely done for another 6 hours while we wait for our stores to fill back up.
Here's a few ideas for you:
1. In the daily crates replace the redeployment tokens with a barrel of oil - say 2k.
2. Put oil mines on the map
3. Give us the same production bonus for oil that we have for metal.
4. Give us an oil bonus in the bronze, silver and gold crates we get from winning pvp battles or in strongholds (especially since you took away our artillery fobs which were incredible useful for those.... they actually helped us reduce our oil costs when hitting them)
While I appreciate the fact that Kixeye's main objective is to make money, you also need to look at the product you are selling. I mean for two old bvtalk live arbiters to go from not spending a dime on a game for 6 years to dropping several hundred in less than 6 months says something good about this game... however, whales won't fight whales.... so you have to keep some fish around too... and this increase in oil sure isn't the way to do it.