TEST Alliance: Stronger Than Ever

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I don't think a news articled that might as well be titled, "We won't failcascade," is particularly strong propaganda. Damage control was not needed.
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I'm sorry I'm trying to figure out if this I love HBC day, or just some random effort to make test look like a shining beacon of hope? :|
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hey didn't you just get told to fuck off forever away from TEST for leaking leadership forum posts
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Please add a disclaimer? It may seem pointless to you, but it is to us
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Merisee did okay in admitting what he did, Barrien however lacks the balls to admit when he fucks up. Why is this article here?
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Have you ever considered that writers on this site have the mental capacity to disagree with eachother? And being from different parts of New Eden have a different angle to offer?
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"TEST Alliance: Stronger Than Ever"does that need a goddamned disclaimer?
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you could have saved time by just printing FUCK YOU WE'RE DOING FINE
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Because TMC would prefer it if Barrien had at least some shred of credibility when they need him to write the next antiTEST hit piece.
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So where's the part where you mention how most of the goons ended up going home from Delve out of boredom because TEST stopped forming up fleets to lose to them and instead hid in their stations?
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How sweet, sexism afairs, drama is normal... damn I might also download all 3500 episodes of Dallas. DurrHurrDurr will play Bobby Ewing and magically ressurect in episode 1485. Still DEATH TO RENTERS
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Funny these "power block" alliances set everything blue in every direction for region after region and then get bored and fight like elementary school aged sisters. Why doesnt their massive coalition try to conquer all the rest of the regions to show ccp that nullsec actually needs fixing and accomplish something rather than getting fatter and fatter off tech with nothing to do?
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Ever since LI3 went and they lost their pos fueling backbone TEST have been in trouble.
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Because the thing that needs fixing is how to conquer nullsec in the first place?
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Did they go to defend the motherland, terrified of the handful of TESTies that have deployed up north to harass ratters in their new free carriers?
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Obvious issues with the author aside, the article doesn't even try to substantiate the "stronger than ever" claim.At what times was TEST particularly strong? And why is it even stronger now than it was back then?
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wow test propaganda is lacking
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Nope, sure didn't. Still in TEST.
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Should have been done as a slideshow video with 'sploding ships footage spliced in and K-Pop music. I give it a 28, no beat, can't dance to it...
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Maybe, who knows, but at least there's actually someone to fight up there instead of Delve where every TESTie runs and hides!
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Among the other things I'd like to say which I'm still debating on, this guy knows whats up. God forbid writers have different views on something!
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You assume there's some sort of guiding editorial hand besides "Hey, could somebody write an article on this?"There's not.
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The most surprising part of this article is that sexism isn't acceptable in TEST.
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The end has begun.Viva la revolucion!
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Lu Kra asked why his and some other people's FC roles got purged, Beffah explained it to him (he hadn't actually lead a fleet in a few months), he replied with" I love girls in high military ranks. Have fun with the blow job scene:https://www.youtube.com/watch?... "It's more a matter of him talking back to Beffah (who "ranks" much higher than he did within TEST) in a completely inappropriate manner after she had called him out on creating a gratuitious snowflake thread in a serious business leadership forum (instead of going through the proper channels) than a matter of sexism in general.
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Conflict would be proof that nullsec is okay, not that it needs fixing. If there's no good incentive to fight, then the coalitions are right to sit back and blue each other; if you're going to whine about it, direct it at the developers who made this the optimal style of play.
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"lack of direction"Yes, that will happen on occasion when you puss out of fighting the second largest coalition in EvE, all because you have no competent FC's and need PL to hold your hand in every engagement.
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We love you TEST. :)) And dont forget, when INIT, Raiden & your renters will leave you to follow PL taking lead of N3, GOON will still be there to help you. BFF :)
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hey man you wanna go invade the CFC, go right ahead. no one is stopping you!oh what's that, you don't? ok well then go die in a niggerfire you diaper demolished tryhard scrub who cannot deal with the fact that other people will not do what you want them to do
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?...all of eve by the end of 2013
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Every time I harvest pubbie tears in Fountain, the only thing I can think of is "You wanted this. You asked for it." Apparently they didn't consider the repercussions. I hope your renters can make rent this month!
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"At what times was TEST particularly strong?" Why, I would say that is now, when we can deploy the biggest subcap fleet in the game. Not to mention slowcats etc.
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I'm sorry, did Mr BlackLegion dude hit a nerve?Just because his alliance is less than terrible at eve like yourselves doesn't mean all the little testies need to get upset about the truth of his words.
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Start the great purge of the CFC from the game and let the north turn into chaos. From the begining just state you're there to kick CFC out, take some moons and leave other moons open, not to to take space. And anyone who helps can get dibs on space, then fight it out after cfc is kicked out. Watch as everyone comes to shit on goons and friends.
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Firing DHD is more fun than hiring him. GET OWNED AGAIN NERD
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Just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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Hopefully test will failcascade and dreddit will join goonswarm federation. Then we have one baddie who we can all focus on. That or kill PL.
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However, the tinfoil will always remain. And who can blame them, this being a site named after an alliance leader?
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I can and will blame them for being woefully ignorant.
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Yet they have a subforum devoted to it http://i.imgur.com/6bVRqBI.png
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Clearly you fully understand TEST culture and it's labeling of subforums... Oh, wait.Nice to see that the "we will be completely impartial" call when this site was launched went so well for so long, it will be missed.
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Notice that I do not write for the site, I talk to people everyday, and if you can't take a troll about a hilarious idea, then you probably don't belong in test.
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By "help" you mean "camp every active gate in Delve," right?

There has been quite a lot of talk about TEST recently, both on this site and elsewhere. Everyone seems to have this idea that it is all crashing down on our heads, that we’ll be fail cascaded within the year. I am here to tell you that, despite what appears to be an amazing amount of drama (hint: this is normal for us at peacetime), TEST internally is not only NOT failing, it is stronger than ever. I could be wrong here, of course, as the old TEST Kugu thread had an appropriate name: “TEST Alliance Status: Perpetual Fail Cascade.”

DurrHurrDurr Fired as Diplomat

I will start with a recent event that many pointed to as a certain sign of Montolio’s instability as a leader and the general decline of TEST as a whole: the firing of our beloved DurrHurrDurr from his spot as an alliance diplomat. We had a field day with it and many threads (including one I myself posted) were made filled with cries of “Free DurrHurrDurr!” What people unfamiliar with TEST might not know is that DHD getting fired is somewhat commonplace in TEST, this being the sixth or seventh time that it has happened to him. The simple fact of the matter is that TEST sov changes have always required the Montolio Seal of Approval and DHD simply didn’t get it. He even posted as much in several places, admitting that he was wrong and did probably deserve to be fired. If the alliance failed everytime DHD was fired, we’d be on our seventh iteration (I’m going with ".dot.TEST Alliance Please Ignore.dot.<..TEST..>" as a name).

Fleet Participation

We’ve been putting numbers in fleets and even managed to field 500+ people in our worst TZ when one of our tower owners messed up his tower timing pretty much as badly as you can. While he did get shit on a bit for it—and rightly so—TEST still managed to pull together and save his shit in the wee hours of the US morning. We’ve been having fights literally on our doorstep thanks to the reset of GoonSwarm. Generally the feeling is that between BL, -DD-, and GSF fights, we’re having a ton of fun.

Corps Leaving

Recently the news broke that two of TEST’s corps, Elite Aeronautic Developer Syndicate [EADS] and Lost Souls Continuum [LC.SO], would be leaving TEST. EADS was leaving because of a major issue with the CEO (it turns out that being sexist towards other alliance leadership isn’t cool) and LS.CO for generally not fitting in with TEST culture.

I have heard rumors these corps leaving us is a sign of “things to come.” I am admittedly not the most in-the-know person on this matter, so I contacted one of TEST’s Foreign Affairs diplomats, Guillane Itaril, and obtained permission to repost one of his forum posts on the subject:

EADS had a Lu Kra (communication) problem and the active directors and members who do PvP will reform and start anew. The EADS image is ruined like most leadership has heard about EADS is mostly about shitposting or carebears losing stuff etc. You dont see the good PvP activity some of their members.

Most of EADS membership are totally innocent and they will not get any blame for it. Nor will they get hellpurged, the carebears have ample time to evacuate. It is highly likely that the active PvP guys will stay in TEST DAWWW and will be back in TEST soon. Hopefully their new corp image will not be tarnished by their past.

LS.CO failed to be active or integrated, the active guys who are worth staying in TEST will merge into other (german) corps.

NOTHING OF VALUE WILL BE LOST, EVERYTHING WORTH KEEPING WILL BE KEPT

It should be noted that after getting EADS kicked out of TEST, Lu Kra grabbed everything in EADS that wasn't nailed down and then bailed on them.

Not All Sunshine and Candy

That isn’t to say there aren’t problems, of course. There always are. When you are trying to run and maintain a coalition of this size, sometimes some members get mad at others, sometimes there are communication problems, and sometimes shit happens. The biggest gripe that I think the alliance has at the moment is a perceived lack of direction as a whole and the recent SotC didn’t do much to relieve this. This is an issue that the TEST leadership is very aware of. Although I am not quite sure how they are going to resolve it as yet, it isn’t like TEST hasn’t had these spells before. Something has always come up to snag our attention, despite our massive ADHD.

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Barrien is one of the editors of themittani.com. When not editing, he plays PlanetSide 2 in the 666th Devil Dogs on Connery, and Firefall in the Alpha Imperium army.