Relocation of Strife - Dark Star Imperium vs The United Empire
In May 2018, Space Engineers organization Dark Star Imperium expand to Dual Universe: formed through the fusion of Primarch's Trinary Star Union and Firestorm's Avalon Galactic Federation, DSI bring with them many of their allies - quickly rising to community first page thanks to the enrolment of their Space Engineers members - but also their enemies: newcomer Tharis soon threatens Primarch and Firestorm with "cyber attacks" in continuation of an old strife between DSI and United Earth Empire, led by a ex-TSU officer turned hostile.
In June and July 2018, DSI are hit with a "coup d'état" attempt from treacherous member Melkor, who is caught in the act of writing bogus chatlogs designed to weaken DSI members's trust in Primarch; the swiftness with which Melkor's ploy is revealed evocates old rumours of repeated spyware usage by Primarch against his UEE enemies; in answer, Primarch states that it was UEE who used spies and ddos against him, compromising his professional and private life.
In October 2018, UEE get into Dual Universe, although on a much smaller scale than DSI; UEE leader Thernax - possibly Tharis - declares his hostility against Primarch and his followers after leading two sabotage attempts within DSI and the Opean Federation.
In Novermber 2018, Thernax attracts attention from news outlets Ark Central and Dual Insider, and tries to pit them against each other by cross-sharing conflicting informations as both productions already share a known rivalry.
In December 2018, Thernax - now Zelevas - pursues open conflict between UEE - now The United Empire - and DSI; several organizations, including PEK and New Genesis, side with DSI.
In January 2019, a copious amount of video-verified "evidence" is generously shared by Zelevas and Melkor on several Discord servers, including Ark Central; these documents refer to Primarch's usage of spyware, his habits of insulting, threatening and sending shocking pictures to adversaries, and his open admittance of using alt accounts in DSI in order to reach first page; more leaks about Primarch's real life soon follow through obvious strawmen accounts.
IRL involvement within Dual Universe is a severe breach of EULA: Novaquark's community managers start an investigation.
In February 2019, Dual Insider publish their January update where they openly side with Primarch, debunking Zelevas's allegations but also accusing Ark Central and Terran Union of participating in another of DSI's adversaries's "doxxing" attempts; AC's clumsy involvement is sadly confirmed but DI also hitherto admit that Zelevas's documents are genuine. Ark Central wisely choose not to debate the matter in their own January episode.
The following days show more attempts from anti-Primarch voices to produce dubious claims, but Novaquark's lengthy investigation - also fueled by other, cleaner sources than Zelevas - nears its end; at this point, community managers get in touch with incriminated parties in order to give them one last chance to make amends and clean up their act; none of them seem to catch the drift, however, and on February 28th, heavy disciplinary measures are issued: the "DSI / TSU / UEE Investigation" concludes with the permanent ban of Primarch, Zelevas and Melkor, as well as the reset of DSI with Firestorm as their newly-appointed leader.
Dual Insider's producer Lime (aka MM The Boss) also ends up on the chopping block, but his participation in the DSI/ TUE conflict is only an aggravating addition to his previous, accumulated misdemeanours.
The perpetrators issue eloquent protests, vivid denegations of any "last chance" offerings, various expressions of rage and for some, open threats towards Novaquark, but the vast majority of the active community welcomes and commends the "Metaverse Company" on their decision.
Dark Star Imperium are now free to grow back on neater terms.