Imagine waking up in the morning and opening WD to find out that all of your food had been stolen as you were all cuddled up with woobie last night. Revenge must be had you exclaim; however, as you reveiw your ledger, you slowly begin to realize they have used every piece of food they had stolen.
So you turn to the attack menu searching for fresh meat. Page, after page, after page, after page, after page, after page you scroll, until atlast, there it is. You see 180k food, awaiting your pillage.
You check the base, to find nobody is online, so you go to your stable to awaken your beast. You awaken Turdburgular (yes, that’s his name, because he steals poopie) from his slumber and ask him if he is hungry on this brisk morning. He grumbles that he is not in the mood for your shenanigans, yet you ensure him that there is food to be had. “They will just dump it as we attack them,” he exclaims. But you reassure him that nobody is home, “This will be a walk in the park,” you mutter with agrin. He agrees, and roars to life, ready for the battle ahead.
You select attack and begin your quest for food. A defender joins, and then another. Turdburgular moans, as he knows this will no longer be the stroll he had been promised. As you soar into the turn of the kill island, you watch as it rains attack and health boosts from the heavens, each tower glowing with anticipation. Suddenly, fire bellows from the belly of Turdburglar as he slings his fury at every tower in sight. The battlefield glows with fire and flames, as shrapnel clouds the skies. Turdburgular is giving them everything he has, he has destroyed each tower, yet he has only one shot left. He is hurt, he is bleeding, he is blinking red. He fires his last shot at the drogon pearched high above, but is caught, by the return fire. They both fall in from the skies, knowing they have given their all to take/protect the 180k food, that awaits the victor.
Now I must awaken another beast to fulful this mission for the 180k, but now it must be shared with at least one other dragon. So you summon the finisher. You awaken the old faithful. The one dragon who you can always count on to finish up the leftovers, Ember. And in typical form, he makes a clean sweep of what remains without breaking a sweat. You and your beasts have done it. You have conquered the highly defended, yet owner not online base.
You anxiously wait for your reward to flash upon the screen, but you are sadly disappointed. You and your battled dragons have gotten the big goose egg. Nothing. Zero. Zilch. Nadda. You stare in dismay. This is not possible. I checked. It was there. They were not online. I destroyed 100%. It must be a glitch. But then you sadly realize it isn’t a glitch, as it happens again, and again, and again, and again.
This is why we hate feeding. Stop showing us there is food to be had, if there truly isn’t. Once we’ve locked it in, and have begun the attack, that should be the guaranteed reward. Just my two cents.