Breaking: TEST Leaves the HBC

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OH SEVEN NERDS
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Sort dragon issuing ultimatums and threats to the primary coalition member on behalf of the HBC is like the president of France issuing ultimatum to the US on behalf of NATO, and if the US doesn't comply, he'll order an invasion of the East Coast.Because interim TEST leadership named him the coalition leader doesn't mean that the power and respect is there. and trying to order around TEST like BOB/IT orders it's pets works out about as well as one would expect.Edit: apologies to Shadoo, i misunderstood the circumstances around which Sort was put in his Position. Beffah, Fras, and Ingen were the ones that made the call. It goes to show the situation when 2 of the 3 are "free from the shackles of alliance leadership".
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TESTAGRAM STATUS?
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Rented out and occupied, sorry.
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A great turn for TEST, i fully approve
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Red.
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BoodaBooda is the hero that TEST deserves
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Here is an image of esteemed leader Sort Dragon at fanfest:http://i.imgur.com/WoqrPAU.jpg
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Test alliance rebel alliance
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Its all a goonraeli false flag operation culminating in the kicking of BORT and ENLI
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TEST runs back to CFC's waiting open arms in 3... 2... 1...
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Why the fuck would Test want to do that, if the ultimate goal was content and less blues?Sort Dragon certainly can't take Test's space from them
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It's the Pentagoon now. Deal with it.
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I thought it was the Thetagram
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If the HBC had gone to war with the CFC would all of this drama and leadership problems have come crashing down on them or would have kept everyone together with a clear enemy to focus on?
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Unlikely, We're fairly ecstatic right now without some sort of crazy overlord telling us what to do.
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I didn't know Theta still played. Last time I checked, it was all about Minecraft. :sun:
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Yeah it would have been interesting to see, kind of a shame we will never know now.
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So I suppose we can't even pretend the HBC and N3 are going to war anymore. Ah well.
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FORTRESS DELVECANNOT FALL
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RED TALWAR STANDING BY
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Been a year or two since I was in TEST but BoodaBooda best Booda.
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TL;DR this nigga sort just can't catch a break
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I'm literally more excited to play eve tonight than I have been since I first joined TEST 6 months ago.
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news at 11 former BoB guy is shitty leader more updates to follow
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HBC-PL-Test = Utter garbage
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Baki Just said TEST is trying to blue goons again....
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This, Sort Dragon might be leader in word, but he is by far not the leader in spirit. Now he has to fight a war against N3 with a coalition that has no real reason to care, or to even remain part of the HBC.Good to see TEST slimming down too, it's been fairly clear they needed to mow the lawn and trim the hedges for a while now.
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N3 never asked for this.
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Coulda fooled me. I thought everyone migrated over to a Minecraft server.
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A few months ago, people predicted that HBC would war with CFC and win it all... Funny how all we had to do to win was wait and let them auto-destruct themselves...
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inb4 unclaimed. join S2N Citizens
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"May you live in interesting times."
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Sorry to inform you, but you're incorrect. We didn't auto-destruct. We chose not to BoB ourselves.
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Good for TEST. I want to go back to Delve and purge those HBC pleabians, take their NEO and R64s for the glory of GSF
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Delve never sleeps, Delve waits. Delve never rests, Delve remebers. Delve has burned. Delve will burn again.Delve is War.
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jesus that's bad.
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True, always struck me as Sort's 'probably not going to happen' pet project. Seems Test wasn't interested either. After all the leadership shuffling, restructuring's exactly what I'd do in their place.
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well with delve being r64 rich everyone will want that space now...
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Except France isn't in NATO?
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Why are so many TEST guys jumping out of Delve to low sec.... Back and forth back and forth...
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France is as much a part of NATO as Sort was part of the HBC, and the president of France speaks as much for NATO as sort does for TEST.
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My god is that real? is he so drunk he thought a dildo was a bong?
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And War... War never changes.
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The thing I don't understand is : TEST resets the HBC ... Minus every relevant member (PL isn't in it, and the other alliances are mostly renters/pets). Feels like they're still in it but just want to shit on Sort Dragon to me.
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now goons need to reset cfc and then it could be test and goons roaming the starts
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inb4 unclaimed. changes their name back to Red Overlord....
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Keep telling yourself that while you mine ice in Highsec you know-nothing pubbie....
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Dear Sort,We heard you want Delve.Come and get it you faggot cunt.Love,TEST
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"Hey guys this bong tastes kinda funny."
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Molon Labe!
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Nobody ever cared about his war except him. Who's surprised that it probably isn't going to happen?
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That would be NOS squad, moving their shit back to Delve from Aridia
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Apparently he was carrying it around fanfest; hitting people with it.
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This war would not have happened before PL would have confirm his support of it. PL would have kept the coalition together.
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The HBC has self destructed, there is no denying it.Of course all the alliances that were part of it still exist. But so does the corporation/people whenever we say an alliance collapsed. The important thing to note is that those individual alliances pose no threat alone to the CFC.
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You say that like it's a bad thing. Sort Dragon is a Riverini-grade faggot.
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Actually, I was never consulted nor did I participate in anyway at that time in "naming a HBC leader" -- mainly because HBC to me was always a community, which by definition does not have a leader to begin with.AFAIK this was done as part of the TEST restructuring process, and we wished all parties good luck on their chosen path and parted ways. That's not meant as criticism, just observation really that moving from a community herd model to a "single dear leader" model wasn't ever going to be easy and had to be very carefully executed.
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the hesitation to pounce after asakai was the end of the hbc
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kick baki already shit
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Here Be Dunkings
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Shit is less than 12 hours old and how are you so sure?
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I think a war with goons would have kept the HBC together. We only have time to bicker if we aren't shooting people.
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I won't loose my space pixels over some insult to Sort's GF from a guy who doesn't even know what she looks like.
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Hi i'm a goon but I'm happy for you TEST. It's a shame you didn't also reset raiden., but we can't have too much of a good thing I guess.
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This pretty much sums it up imo.
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Best move ever from TEST.Dont let that faggot Sort Dragon think he can rule you guys.Come back to the north and lets show those fags how shit they realy are.Would be hilarious to wipe the south then N3 right after it.
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I hope no one actually belives that was me.
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I'd just like to say that, as a rank and file TEST pilot, I am excited at the prospect of fights without "deployment."
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"...with the exception of Raiden, Tribe and Init..." what is it with test and their desire to cling to shitty alliances?
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Because boat welping his titan spelled the downfall of the CFC...
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Yeah it's a pretty good example, and I say that as a French. An European version may be something like UK telling Greece to leave the € zone (reminder : UK is part of the European Union, but NOT on the € zone)
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I don't get why folks think TEST isn't shitty itself. Also, we'd never leave our tribbles behind. <3
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I always live in interesting times
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They rejoined NATO under Sarkozy, there was a historic meeting on a bridge and the extreme left rioted in Strasbourg, obviously not noted by some!!!
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Luckily he wasn't capable of the English language, so no worries.You should get an avatar though, so people can't do that.
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<3 bring moar <3
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Tis true-the sight of it hanging out the front of his jeans scarred my brain....
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Syndicate before summer!
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The jelly is strong with these unnamed verbal assailants..... gf.
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Sorry brosef, was fun while it lasted. We're moving for other greener(More idiotic) pastures.
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Boodabooda has balls
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Kinda hard to start a huge war unless you're a huge entity, or the huge entities have the balls to let events snowball. Unless you run a 30k member coalition, you can't *force* a huge war to start.
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So remind me again; who is still in the HBC after sort bullied Li3 Thorn and test out?
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No it was me guys, this is the real Malcanis
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Not true, i seem to recall him saying that he was a botter/rmt'er
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Was that english?
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Poor France ... Never expected to get so much attention of Eve players ..
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Thatsthejoke.jpg
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Its an innacurate example. France did not founded NATO. And its not PL that gave TEST an ultimatum, but Sort Dragon (even if he is a former PL). That would be more like GERMANY threatening US lol***And HELLO RAIDEN-INIT lolll We will come for you soon ^^
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Sort was approached by Fras / Ingen / Beff to take a leadership position. He was handed the keys with no grind to the top like many others in military. While he has an impressive track record, he lacks the respect of his members and has the leadership skills of a wet noodle. Looks like DD is going to get some sov again.
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Nah, that war is called on account of derpitude. The secret backstory is that N3 and HBC cooked up the war, silly causus belli and all, as a way to give HBC (and Test) a purpose to exist as a coalition, in light of increasing hints that Test's leadership musical chairs game was headed toward Test bailing on the HBC. Didn't work out as planned. But now that Test's relationship with HBC is no longer salvageable, there's no point to fighting N3.
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Surely such valiant warriors, cut from the cloth of the remaining alliances of such prestige as SQUEE(dot) will defeat the S2N menace.No seriouslyI'm seriousStop laughing
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i also rape dogs.
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HOW DID YOU KNOW?OK I suppose it was obvious
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YESSS, FREEDOM!
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It's ok Malc, you can admit it was you. Everyone breaks out the sniffin' paint once in a while.
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Yea germany - a nation, that waged war against the entire world two times already - is totally not threatening.
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would the real malcanis please stand up and smack this foo?
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There were two leaders in our modern memory, one was Hitler, the other was Dr. Martin Luther King. One said "Get behind me", the other said "Stand beside me." History has already proven that although both brought about change of a kind, only one brought about ~lasting~ change. I laugh when a so called leader tries to use the methods of the former, instead of learning the lesson from the latter.
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now seriously...if all the french would get into EVE, they would kick our asses. And would be the first time they be good at smth. :)
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Hopefully PL don't let his shitty corp back in when he gets the HBC horrifically kerbstomped and crawls back to them.
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and almost fu.ed everybody :)
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I'm Malcanis and so's my wife!
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Zastrow accidentally hit me in the balls with it at one point D:
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Really, I dont know Sort personally nor did I have contact with him in the game in any way yet. Still, the things he wrote himself speak their own language about his personality. The way he writes his statements for the HBC and the way he wants himself to be looked at by the HBC Alliances give away this: He is a self centered person who demands a form of respect he does not yet deserve as he came to the coalition from the outside and has not yet proven himself as a leader. What he did so far even worked against him.The way I would see someone like that leading my coalition? I dont want to fight "his" war nor go to war for "him". I am not some kind of bootlick. I deserve respect even if I am a grunt. He talks to everyone like they are his underlings. Who wants to serve someone like that? Clearly not Test. And Im sure no one else ...
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test alliance please fortify delveSort, give us the best you've got. I bet you and your bunch of CD shitlords dont' even now how to sbu a system, let alone take delve.p.s. your gf is so fat even katie corb thinks she's fat
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and be the forever bffs forever that we are meant to be <3(if you think that test and gsf hate each other, lel)
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Eh, ultimatum sounds better.
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get a fucking coalition then
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we need the income from the 200 or so courier bots in highsec
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and tbh, good for them. Maybe they'll even let solar members join them.
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Poitot by (the end of) May!
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Tribe is our little 2 year old, annoying as fuck but if someone tried to take it from you you'd kill them. Raiden is to us what FA is to the GSF, and Init is going to be reset later this month.
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the GSF is a cia front
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some entro fgts (nosrsly today I logged into HM- in delve and there was an entro guy crying about how all the world is neutral to him now)
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we're deployed to nol
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i think u.s. should fear germany more than france
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Seriously Booda, you're gonna give the poor guy Restless Leg Syndrome.
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You could always make a disqus name real quick to prevent people from hijacking your good name.
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edit that so it says TLDR:
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tell that to Archduke Franz Ferdinand
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Just like BOB! Delve strikes again!
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those huge entities (the entangled alliances of WW I), unfortunately, had the balls in RL. In internet spaceships I'd cheerfully be the franz ferdinand. Sadly none of the huge entities in eve could risk pixels.
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YOU go get a coalition.
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-A- Go back south with your PL friends and take Querious from them then Delve.
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It's just the way we roll man.
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Technically it goes to whoever made the video, but hell, I was the man to connect the dots and post the thread.Gimme that damn credit.
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FYI, blue status with INIT and Raiden is temporary, purely to give them time to remove assets from our space, and vice versa. AFAIK there is no intention on having these as permanent blues.
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This makes me ashamed to be part of an alliance that's in HBC. This child has no right to lead a dog down the street, much less a coalition of thousands of players.
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Completely agreed.
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he does sat there staying blue u share the same interests/goals
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i think progod did ask for it u ass
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lol it happened at FF in a bar and she was there so course he knows what she looks like
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is that shadoos dick...............?
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I read a post from progod (somewhere) that he wasn't sure he was even insulting the right person. There was some fat bitch standing behind Sort and he assumed it was his gf. Mates who were at FF say she was sitting in the back corner of the bar, completely unaware of the drama about to unfold.But honestly, who brings their gf to FF anyway? Girls (who don't play) don't want to be surrounded by neckbeards and space politics.. or maybe I'm wrong??
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Ultimately, reading between the lines, I think that's what Sort had in mind. Test's morale was falling (due to multiple leadership changes), and those outside the coalition were viewing the HBC (inc. Test) as weak. So organize a war to keep people busy, band everyone together and Test would (hopefully) stop tearing itself apart.Too bad, so sad.
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Consulting TEST members about new HBC leader would have been a good idea...
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There was a newbro training fleet going on when all this transpired. That's no coincidence. It is right out of the NWO playbook: a reverse double false.
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Although I applaud their balls, this doesn't really break the big blue doughnut, it just adds a few gray sprinkles. The only way to actually break it to take some big red bites out of it, because war is what creates content, not cordial neighbors who are no longer on the best of terms. I now have a hard time imagining Sort invading N3 to avenge his lady love. It's very unlikely that the lesser alliances will be able to take N3 on, and if he insists on forcing them (lest his girlfriend curbstomp them), what remains of the HBC will likely fall apart. The only way for any !!FUN!! to happen now is for N3 to take the advantage and start gobbling up the HBC remnants, and I have no idea how likely that is to happen. In short, for now at least, the doughnut remains.
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Because of course N3 gobbling up the HBC remians would totally make it so there wasnt a "big blue dougnut" wouldn't it? Test leaving the HBC has done more to break up the "blue doughnut" then anything you suggested there.That's ignoring the fact that blue blocs have been in nullsec since forever, the idea there was a time of lots of little groups dominating nullsec is total myth.You're one of those bads who isn't anyone in nullsec so thinks the big established blocs should hand you a slice of the action based on no effort of your own.
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That's what NORK was for, JR.
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Do you know where will be this new staging system for whole HBC in Cache? They want to drop station there - and i want it in my collection.
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CFC Deploying to Delve?Do you want to Kill Test , Raiden, or HBC leftovers?

TEST has had a lot of things going on internally over the last few weeks, many of which have been written about on this site. From Montolio resigning to two successors resigning in short order, things seemed fairly shaky. Boodabooda has been CEO for no longer than a week and has already hashed out plans for the future of TEST beginning with this SOTA (State of the Alliance).

TEST Leaves the HBC

The biggest announcement during the SOTA, but not the first, was that TEST has left the HBC. TEST is now redeploying back to Delve, as well as cutting off all ties to current HBC members (with the exception of Raiden, Tribe and Init). Although from an outsider this seems strange, unexpected, and spontaneous - it is far from it.

TEST's leadership has been unhappy for some time with the way the HBC had been going, in particular with Sort Dragon, CEO of the former PL corporation Resilience.. Sort Dragon took up the reigns of leading the HBC and started restructuring right away. While TEST was certainly happy to no longer be running the coalition,  it had no intentions of leaving the HBC. However, in the last few days an ultimatum was given to Boodabooda.

As Booda spoke during the SOTA: "I was personally told to get TEST in line with the other [alliances] in the coalition, doing things like moderating the forums and community, removing people that may not be liked." The TEST leadership group, known as Short Bus, were absolutely against such a measure. Further, if TEST opted not to participate in the recently announced war against N3, Booda was informed that the current TEST leadership would be replaced (somehow) and that Sort Dragon's new alliance, Here Be Dragons, would take TEST's corporations and space.

With this ultimatum, TEST leadership sat down and made plans to leave the HBC. TEST currently plans to refocus fully on internal alliance organization and structure, resetting all of the HBC with the exception of three alliances, pending communications.

TEST Slimming Down, Reorganizing

Six corporations were announced in the SOTA that were asked to leave, with no plans to replace them or expand the size of TEST. Quite the opposite, TEST plans on downsizing as well as purging inactivities in Dreddit.

Boodabooda also announced that Jinli Mei and Dovinian were to be placed in control of Dreddit. Further plans for reorganizing Short Bus and various areas of TEST were briefly mentioned, citing the upcoming Odyssey expansion and its changes to industry and moon minerals.

Sort's Final Word

Sort Dragon sent out two jabber broadcasts before the reset on TEST jabber hit, and had the following to say:

Thank you Test was fun.

You always hold a spot in my heart. 

And Booda.

Well fucking played. Never been dunked like that before.

Thank you and goodnight!

#### SENT BY Sort Dragon to All online test/dawww @ 2013-05-04 23:13:06 EVE Time ####

Oh and any corps wanting to join me instead of the crazies message me in game

I do not have services anymore :(

Sort Dragon in game!

#### SENT BY Sort Dragon to All online test/dawww @ 2013-05-04 23:13:52 EVE Time ####

Player since 2006, where my experienced flipped from high sec nobody to Capital FC in TEST. I primarily play EVE in the area of capitals, but have experience in logistics and trade. I occasionally write good things and even have a twitter: jinli_mei