Okay.When did Eclipse and HoD goto war, there tight as man?I only dealt with him briefly as a diplomat while I was with Castor just before the formation of TGO.
I went out of my way to secure a nap with HOD. I didn't have to do this mind you, a lot of our allies were asking us to go to war with HOD but I personally had no problem with them. At that stage HOD's average was around 2000 points so I didn't think it would be worth our while.
So the NAP was established and not too long afterwards one of our smaller players took a HOD city. Next thing I know I get a threatening message from calatan and he had given the go ahead to take aggressive actions before even contacting me. Thats not how I operate with alliances I hold pacts or NAPs with and I wasn't about to accept it from calatan.
Also thats a complete load of BS about only accepting refugees who were fleeing HOD's enemies, HOD took in a few refugee's from Castor and when approached about it calatan chose to ignore the messages, again bad diplomacy.
It's common knowledge that the HOD forums were a Propaganda machine, where alliance members were spoon fed a steady diet of lies to make HOD appear to be the victims in a huge hate conspiracy. While it was true tha some alliances took offence to HOD's MRA status and high rank it certainly wasn't true of all of their enemies. One of the reasons HOD had so many enemies was due to the fact that they took refugees and despite being repeatedly asked not to would continuously try to poach players from other alliances, I know thats why ECLIPSE went to war with HOD