Where does this current sprawl of drama begin? It stretches months back and is mostly lost in the haze of memory. Some hard feelings developed within TEST over the months after the invasion of Delve, and now have spread between people on the director level. From issues as innocuous as jabber ping rights to moon distribution, drama was set in motion. Montolio stepped down and leadership was reworked at the height of the internal conflict. Shortly after, NORK announced their intention to leave TEST, and several other individuals began joining NORK on their way out the door. One of these was Madlof Chev.
Dysphonia Fera began heavily trolling the TEST forums, which annoyed some people, and shouldn't have happened as he was neutral at this point, but TEST leadership hadn't found all of his alts yet. He was banned from the forums, as he should have lost access by this point anyway. Madlof Chev, a friend of Dysphonia, still had an alt in Dreddit after joining NORK. He gave Dysphonia the API for the alt, allowing him to re-apply for forums access. Dysphonia gained access once more, with the alt's name, and continued his posting. This led to both individuals (Dysphonia Fera and Madlof Chev) getting black listed, as sharing APIs to get around bans or read onlies has always been a blacklistable offense in TEST.
Meanwhile, the bulk of NORK was in the Caldari Militia, attempting to shoot off-grid boosted Atrons. NORK had been cleared to merge into SNIGG and assured its members everything would be fine despite all the trouble that had happened. On 4/8/2013, NORK began merging into the SNIGG. Madlof went to Victor (a TEST diplo) to get the black list removed.
[22:01:43] Madlof Chev > hi~[22:01:47] Viktor Villiance > helo[22:01:49] Madlof Chev > i have a blacklist entry[22:02:03] Viktor Villiance > neato[22:02:08] Madlof Chev > and seeing as i'm blue again[22:02:15] Madlof Chev > it'd be cool if it could get removed
[22:28:47] Viktor Villiance > so, sounds like you made your bed and now you have to lie in it for a while[22:29:22] Madlof Chev > v0v it's not the end of the world for me[22:29:33] Viktor Villiance > sucks, but suddenly joining the new Am0k. isn't going to make up for previous wrongs without at least some indication that time has passed and mistakes were learnt from
Until order can be restored to the relationship between the hbc and PL.
Ie shadoo gets online.
Pandemic Legion is now reset by Honeybadger Coalition.
Stay safe guys until your diplos can sort it.
Diplos do your thing
#### SENT BY Sort Dragon to All online hbc @ 2013-04-09 00:08:27 EVE Time ####
Fyi friends those of you going around killing Mistakes Were Made ships
That's my personal alliance I use to help get ships to test free. It has no link to pl other then a few members in there helping me.
Commissar them you commissar me. Just fyi.
#### SENT BY Sort Dragon to All online hbc @ 2013-04-09 00:49:24 EVE Time ####
AGAIN STOP SHOOTING o7m8! THAT MEANS YOU ENLIGHTENED INDUSTRIES DUDE WHO IS SHOOTING THEM!
#### SENT BY Fras Siabi to All online test/dawww
At this point, diplomats were frantically trying to sort everything out, while members of Goonswarm were reading/listening to the drama unfold. Incidentally, these pings were given to me by a member of Goonswarm (as I had not yet applied to get TEST auth back). Eventually the situation was smoothed out and people stopped shooting blues.
However, as of the writing of this article, TEST and PL remain neutral to each other. Despite that, members of PL and TEST are laughing about it all on the comms they share while those further up the totem pole try to sort everything out. By all indications, this is nothing more than a hiccup as the coalition transitions.