A wonderful question Mr Intruder!Why not make alliances now? We can always disagree later.
No argument there. We are not ignoring the diplomatic angle, just putting on hold.
We will have a very big diplomatic division.
Omg I had almost forgotten about this. it was an utter shit show.continued...
A few years back when TEST was small, about 200 members, we were part of a reddit alliance called... fuck me its slipping my mind.
The idea was that reddit born orgs can all be friends and do shit together.
All the guys involved were very nice, but holy shit... the hours and hours of meetings talking about who runs what, and how resources will be shared, and how mining will be organized, and how the military will be controlled, and who gets to take a shit in what toilet...
Running an alliance or coalition is A LOT OF WORK!
I have a lot of respect for the Eve guys who commit themselves to keeping coalitions running smoothly. Their work goes unrecognized because you do not see the amount of effort it takes behind the scenes to keep all parties satisfied.