Grunt 1 is the CEO of Dark Necesstity (note the spelling). and they regularly do NPSI fleets. Which means he is, blatantly, open to cooperative overtures before you’re in their targeting reticles. Heck, their corp info even lists a publicly-accessible channel for asking to get into the NPSI fleets.
That’s basically a big sign with 10m tall flaming letters reading ‘OPEN A DAMNED DIALOG WITH US’. Makes one wonder if you’re capable of putting in even minimum effort to avoid dying, or if you just blythely stumble about in ways that’d get neutrals shot in 6RCQ-V.
Once you’re being shot at, it’s always too late to talk standings. As a member of a null bloc, you should know that. Syndicate is nullsec. Treat it like nullsec. Go to Venal, the locals will shoot you. Go to Stain, or Curse, locals will shoot you. What in blue blazes makes you think Syndicate is any different?
Well, as a member of WE FORM BL0B, your whole alliance lives in pirate space.
Did you think Clown Ring was some peaceful oasis? Some part of space where the empires have said ‘hey, we should totally let these guys have unfettered control because we’re nice like that’? Of course not. It, like the rest of nullsec, is pirate space.
Get the picture?
I mean, you didn’t hesitate even a moment before podding dadoxa, did you?
Of course not. And you shouldn’t have. Still, both his pod and his Phoenix Navy were killed, by you, without any formal Declaration of War filed with CONCORD’s DED between his alliance and yours, or even between his alliance and Sev3rance.
So, congrats… pirate.
Ok, so, just so you know… you’re an independent capsuleer. That means the DED only wants two things from you;
- Your money
- Your head.
The DED doesn’t care about your opinions any more than they do those of anyone else on these forums. Heck, the DED doesn’t give a fedo fart about the opinions of eggers who have been honored by their head of state, like Mitara Newelle or the folks in PIE.
They don’t care. You pay them what they demand, when they demand it, you do the work they offer, and you go away. And when you step out of line, they shoot you.
This is one of the negative aspects of joining a bloc like B2 in the middle of a protracted, low-level war: they don’t really have time to educate you.