Well seeing as i have spent some time trying to fight my corner but it seems when a senior GM says that’s how it is meant to be (or probably more likely, I cannot be bothered fixing it so that’s how it’s meant to be), well lets put it this way theres no argument. Hail CCP!
The niche (not glitch apprently) is at the begining or anytime during the 24hr cooldown period at the end of a war, the agressed corporation can join an alliance without the war following them, unlike what was stated:
“a defending corporation may join an alliance, in which case the war will be moved to the alliance level as it is when the corporation finishes the alliance joining approximately 24h after their application to the alliance has been accepted. As the war will be copied in the active state, the war will usually be in a state where fights can occur and Alliance leaders have to ensure informing their alliance members if a corporation with an active war is accepted to join the alliance, so surprises once the corporation completes the joining process can be avoided. If the defending corporation has any allies in their war, these allies will drop as soon as the corporation finishes joining the alliance.”
Written on the official eve support page:
So long and short of it, if you have a war running for citadel bashes and that final timer falls within the 24hr cooldown period beware you may not be able to finish it. Or like me you track down and follow a ‘legal’ war target until your at the point of getting the kill to then realise you have just wasted 2-3 hours of your time. You may not be able to due to a Niche.
But remember this is not a GLITCH! It’s a Niche…
Well blow me down sideways i kinda thought they were two words of the same meaning but hell what do I know I ain’t a senior GM.