Maybe the Guild is going beyond those nebulous terms of agreement and beginning to cause a serious power shift that could truly threaten the planet. Either that or the writers just said, "Aww, screw it. We have a neat idea for a story; let's go with it."
Oddly enough, I keep tricking myself into thinking this is "Venture Bros." last season. But then I remember, "No, it's 'Futurama' that is concluding." I don't know why I keep thinking that.