Balin is a saint and has massive testicles
First of all, confirmed.
Second of all, Terror, although this situation involves a few different aspects of PDM's policy — not the least of which being our longstanding commitment to not meddling with other servers that we don't play on — you want to hone in on ethics.
Can we at least distinguish sportsmanship in a text-based browser game from issues of real-world morality and human welfare? I don't take you for a guy who only values absolutes, so please consider the situation from our perspective.
The overwhelming majority of PDM had never heard of TSO before today. Team is almost never mentioned on our forums, as we play on the Alliance server. Our introduction to the Team server's plight came today, along with a volley of indiscriminate suicide attacks.
PP waged a misinformed jihad with demands that were themselves steeped in poor sportsmanship. He asked us for two of our members (only one of whom plays in TSO) to self-delete on another server, under threat of continued abuse of innocents in our tag. The 'reward' for capitulating to his demands would be that, in his words, we could two-step the suiciders after they grabbed other clans.
My code of sportsmanship does not include allowing my allies in this game to be hit for unrelated reasons from another game that I don't play or care about. In the same way that I don't care in the slightest about abuses and injustices on, say, Mars 2025, I really can't sympathize with PP's cause here either.
Was it ethical for PP to suicide on PDM without trying to achieve his goals diplomatically? I have to wonder what a simple PM or forum post might have achieved in terms of winning favor. As it stands, the net result is that a significant number of uninvolved players actively want to join the gangbang against whatever it is PP stands for.
And PP, do you really think I'm going to give you a members list for TSO after you suicided on my alliance on such thin grounds? That is just comical.
PDM's official position is that we will kill every country that suicides on us, and we will happily help other alliances kill any other anti-TSO suiciders. You squandered your opportunity to find supporters on this server. Go talk to the admins about your problems.