The criteria for how wars are handled needs to be changed. I propose the following:
Wars are triggered under 3 conditions
A. One family declares on another family ( current state)
B. One family takes X percent of another families planets in a predetermined period of time.
C. 2 families pass the same planets back and forth X times over X period of time
During wars the 2 families involved cannot be attacked by other families, nor can they attack other families. Prevents vulturing
Wars are ended under 3 conditions.
A. Fam A takes X percent of family B planets and holds them for Y amount of time.
B. X period of time has elapsed.
C. Families agree to end hostilities( what happens now)
After a war 2 things happen
A. Families automatically have a 72 hour nap in place, this can be cancelled like normal
B. Both families are in a X time frame of cool down where they cannot enter another war.