How do you keep track of resources? Or is it that you HAVE to use what you earn from a round or you lose it? Some help on how resources work?
I guess you could say use or lose it but that really isn't how I think about them. Say between you base allocation (4 crystal and 2 gas, not sure its been a while since I played) and planets you have 8 crystal and
8 gas, You don't really have this many resources, what you have is your maximum potenial. Now say in this situation you have 10 workers. This means you can get 8 Crystal and 2 gas or 2 crystal and 8 gas or something in between.
You track it by placing the workers on the resource areas. This is why its important to build additional workers.
You can also over mine to get more out of a mine though you still need the workers. After that you get a partial depletion marker, do it again the mine becomes worthless.