If anything this just under powers bankers and gives no reason for attackers to think twice before hitting a target again.
Due to the recent change where the racial attack stat was now taken into account during defense as well, this puts any would be banker in a huge disadvantage as casting was the only viable offensive option, and the only offensive actions that will be viable now will be with 50% attack racial bonus. We return to the age of bankers being mandatory, and doing nothing but aid in once infra has been stacked.
Personally I like the fact a banker could cast someone into surrender and obtain their planets though this kind of offensive action, rather than having to send fleets. I don’t think the issue was with the system, rather the morale costs for spells need to change depending on the variables like it does with standard attacking.
Well, that’s my two cents. I don’t know if it matters much but I am not happy with this decision. If you can’t pop kill TIF while he funds his buddies and sits at the top of a mountain of cash without the whole game changing because of it what can you do?