The idea came up questioning, what happens in spread mana maps when someone is gaining territory, and getting most of the sacred stones. What do other players do if they're losing ground, and can not build lodestones? Build limited resources to be able to fight back?
In TA for example, players can extract metal from debris and build solars/wind generators anywhere they want. What can people do for additional resources besides using sacred stones? This is where the idea came up.