I am a bit concerned that this will make construction much less important.
Yes granted, construction is necessary to lock the continent, but once those 2 VPs are generated and you hit the cap construction is effectively pointless.
You're not generating anymore VPs so there is nothing to encourage the enemy to attack you, I think what will end up happening is one or 2 hives will generate the construction VPs needed with little or no contest and then they get ignored.
Before if I wanted to build a base I could and it would add to my factions effort, now if I'm not the first to do it, my effort means nothing
Any comment on this? /u/wrel