Server 3 had fights. People got honor, people got rep, people get items from boss fights. But also that server abandons places and attacks new ones. No alliance there controls above their maximum.
Two new alliances got territories tonight that had never had them before. So for them probably this system is better. They had been bidding and trying to fight in wars also for a long time to no avail. Now they finally control something. Which can help them get stronger and create more competition.
Also there are 7 uncontrolled places on the field for that server. For alliances that aren't at cap or new alliances coming up. High alliances can also abandon and attack other alliances places for rep, instead of deciding to not do anything.
Let's look at our current servers:
Server 1: Nephilium 8(over limit), HumanAlliance 2, USMC 2, 2 Uncontrolled
Server 2: Wolves 10(over limit), FluffyBunnys 4
Server 3: Spartans 3, MassEffect 1, Hightower 1, LongShanks 1, The_Crows 1, Uncontrolled 7
Server 4: fluffybunnys 8(over limit), Wolves 2, HellfireClub 1, FirstBlood 1, BlackTalons 2
Only one server has alliances all under or at their limit with no one being over. This makes it to where they can abandon and attack other places and keep battles going for rep and honor. While also getting items and silver from boss battles.
This could be why dethmatic for your server the alliance wars appear dead.