If you've ever played Company Of Heroes, then you would definately know that you will gain no resources, if the territories are not connected eventually to headquarters. That's the key strategic point of that game. So why not NS2? Natural Selection 2 is even more territory-based game than COH. Therefore it would be really nice, if aliens get nothing/no resources at all from the harvester, which is not on the cyst, or whose cyst isn't connected. This will give marines more reason to cleverly cut the cyst chain, and super strategic gameplay even more than the best RTS game of all time, Company of Heroes.
p.s. please let cysts cost tres again! cyst by energy is just a joke. why again let them abuse and spam cysts?