Yep that's the sound of 1 billion ISK flushed down the toilet. As 00Sage00 kindly pointed out, when I completed Empire Control V, which coincided with the release of Dominion, I decided to toy with the alliance interface.
Now in all honesty and in the spirit of full disclosure, I did and do intend to create an alliance. That is the specific reason for my training all those Corp Management skills. I wasn't however ready to create an alliance yet. I was trying to discover what I needed ready and what I needed to know ahead of time.
Now, nearly every other interface in the game has a confirmation window. Buy orders, sell orders, contracts, cancelling a contract creation, quiting the game. Everything that involves ISK, standings, or your online status has a built-in confirmation process. Why in all of New Eden, there no confirmation window for the two processes that potentially have the greatest and most expensive ramifications on the game? I mean the only thongs more expensive than an alliance are capital ships. But you still have a confirmation window when you want to buy 1 round of ammo or 1 unit of tritanium.
I have put on a petition to have the action reversed. I suspect CCP won't honor that request, but for the sake of all the gods, at least let me rename it and give it ticker I would have givenore thought to if I had known.
Lesson here? Don't toy around with the alliance interface. Too many catastrophic accidents have occurred already, and many more are likely to come.
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