I think it would help out a lot if you could make it easier to cope with the upkeep and the farms, it’s kind of annoying having your food at 0 all the time, especially when you have a big army to feed, I would just hope to see a little more balance between the upkeep with farms, Thanks
Currently, I only know one way, the expensive way, to have no upkeep. You will need a gold champion plate (does not matter as long as its a golden Champion armor. It will give you 52% reduced upkeep. Now, you will need a 50% reduced upkeep boost 24/7.
I can recommend building 1 food hyperfarm as an ALT. 17 manors and 18 farms. It will solve all of your food problems forever and when your leader is level 60 you can capture it for the 30% Prison Buff. The gold will help with your T4 research aswell. Just a thought