Dragon defence gear should be increased - bases need to be harder. I’m fine with dragon buffs if towers get increased as well. Farms needs to be somewhere close to where they were pre nerf. When a team wars you and every single backup is an expert neptus from the 1 or 2 people that have it - kind of takes the fun out of it - regardless of level or # of defenders. If you plan to release the new tier of towers next fortification then it would be wise to have defender gear with substantial effects to help buff the base up in a more substantial way (I would argue perches as well) so that when new dragons are released, teams stand some chance of defending the wallet warriors until the new towers come out.
Glad your guys are listening but you need to carefully think this out, look at the data, and make logical concise decisions. I realize most players aren’t in d1/2 but those players are the heart and soul of the game and I’m assuming spend the most. They are the ones who got you here. You can’t have people spend money then take away base strength after the fact.