I know it’s late, but you owe me a beer.
As for the rest of this thread… yall know my stance. Marmite failed to stand up to Dirt Nap Squad to defend Fly Fearless, claiming it was due to a blue status between them. I have no proof against that, but nobody has a use of a merc service that will tolerate it’s blues attacking it.
If you want to hire a merc who will defend you regardless of your enemy - Hire VMG. They have rarely if ever failed to undock and fight alongside, or even on my behalf, in any of my wars. As true mercs, they are out in space. Not on the forums, not making hundreds of “Alleged” alpha accounts (Dom and Tora claim them to be Omega… if so, neat. Small actual relevance other than Tora has a lot of f’n money. XD).
I’ve challenged Marmite Collective to come have a fight with me.
VMG has challenged Marmite Collective to brawl it out and settle scores.
Short Bus Mercenaries was challenged by Marmite, and responded with a fleet.
Marmite returned home and docked up before hostilities could escalate.
This is the level of services you’d be purchasing from them as mercenaries. If they cannot hit your targets when they are defended by other mercenaries, or well armed industrial groups, I still insist that they aren’t truely mercenaries. Hire CODE - they’ll get the job done without a wardec, and with a higher success rate than Marmite.