The following Jabber Ping precedes the soon to be explained diplomatic misunderstanding:
#### SENT BY – Montolio to honeybadger @ Sep 20 2012 15:56:34 EVE Time ####[12:03:54]
The Jagged Alliance and TEST have come to an unresolved dispute regarding space, they have until Saturday to evacuate from HBC space – barring exceptional diplomatic action.
I suggest all HBC alliances set them +2.5 for now.
To the grunts in The Jagged Alliance, I apologize for the inconvenience, I have tried to resolve the issue to the extent of my patience.
#### SENT BY – Montolio to honeybadger @ Sep 20 2012 16:03:54 EVE Time ####
We do machete trek through EVE Online’s social networks so you don’t have to.
The following explanation was posted on the closed TEST forums:
I’ve been really patient with them but they have some sort of attachment to sov. I offered them some space, plans changed and we offered them space with less stations but with more neo, this wasn’t acceptable for them.
I have tried to get through their head that sov doesn’t really matter but they were not getting it. They were trying to get a second constellation when they haven’t even gotten the sov transferred for the first. We could have done better by being more motivated as this stuff has gone on for three weeks but that’s the way of the game.
We’ll see how things pan out with TJA, we have been told from credible sources (a rarity in TEST) than TEST might take a second look at their blues list and perform a little shake up. We’ll keep an eye on it.
We approached Montolio for an official comment:
The Jagged Alliance pilots were in general good to interact with and entirely competent. The leadership did not seem to understand the concept of space communism, which is the policy of shared ratting space across the coalition. It was always my intention to give them a specific constellation. Unfortunately due to issues with english/foreign languages it was miscommunicated that they might be getting a different area.