A capture-the-flag block
Wouldn't it be nice to have a block that you can place on a captured ship/base that makes you owner of the entire grid after an amount of time.
Maybe in that time period drones spawn to destroy that capture-block, the amount and strength of the drones depending on the size of the grid.
Maybe boobytraps will detonate when you didn't disable them before the timer hits 0.
This way a new dimension is added to capturing ships/bases and grindiness of grinding everything down is no more.
Then the choice becomes yours, will you grind it of fight them :)
Thoughts and thumbs-up are welcome!