Today I noticed something and thought might be worth sharing. Maybe you already know this, but this might help new players.
When you are about to capture an outpost, look out for the glowing outposts. They have 10 resources instead of 8, which is what maximum of outposts have. It might be a good idea to capture glowing outposts with 10 resources even if they are little bit further, than capturing an outpost near you with 8 resources.
Normal Outpost - Avoid this (Below)
Shining Outpost - This should be your first preference (Below)
Picture of both type of Outposts (Below)