With the new resource system giving everyone constant resources even if cut off from the warp gate and only owning one hex on a continent it seems like there is very little reason to bother with territory control anymore. Apart from maybe trying to get your faction a tec plant there really doesn't seem to be any strategic objectives left. On the tactical level, not much point destroying an enemy tank zerg, they will just spawn another one. Even ifyour empire is getting warp gated, who cares? You lose nothing. Is there a reason why (presumably) only part of the new resource system got put in rather than the whole system in one go? Because they have wiped out quite aspect of the game for the foreseeable future.