Also, unrelated, you probably don't want to be helping players in your faction score points unless they're losing badly. You're competing with your faction just as much as the other faction.
True. Just in every game I've played two players end up going to war over a space and end up getting pissed.
The "acquire" then "place" combo lets this go on forever. I was hoping for some tie-breaker that lets things get moving again.
Why didn't they just phrase it "you must have the most pieces in the area?" Oh well.