The idea behind Typo's post is that some are inherently far gone to the point of no reformation. I wouldn't argue that GATO of the GW2/3-era or any of the other key League/AEGIS were any different, but I would argue that:
1) NPO started hitting allies and lost the ability to differentiate.
2) They started creating and making up threats.
Wiping out immediate threats is valid and practical, conjuring them up and doing so is ridiculous - even moreso when you're the uncontested superpower and everyone is basically cowering [see; Q]. I don't think anyone would, or could, argue that the ex-Hegemony aren't a security threat. I think TOP/IRON demonstrated this rather perfectly with their pre-emptive. Given a proper excuse and a slim hope of success, they will find a reason to attack. That ends the debate in my head for whether they're reformed.
A comment made in response to my previous entry regarding the definition of "reformation", which i think has an interesting relevance to the current Red Safari expedition being done by a large number of the New Hegemony.
We have here an example of a refusal to recognize Pacifica as anything other than an enemy, as someone to be kicked and trod down upon by the New Masters of the Cyberverse for their own amusement, or something. So it seems all this talk of "waiting for NPO to reform" has ultimately been nothing but a blatant sham on their parts.
The crass hypocrisy shown by alliances such as Mushroom Kingdom, which themselves trumpeted long and hard about how "justice was important, the NPO immoral and rabble rabble". And others who voiced the same message, but now are openly sitting back and watching this ransacking of an entire economic sphere continue.
If we have to lay waste to the entire red sphere for them to get it, then so be it.
Going so far as to intentionally harm the health of the game, just for the sake of turning the screws to a single alliance you don't like?
Thats appalling, and pathetically childish. I am aware that this is bordering on rambling, but frankly speaking, it's rather pathetic that those that professed morality as the justification for them being better suited to rule the Cyberverse, are themselves now resorting to justifications such as "at least were not as bad as the NPO" for these kinds of stunts.
You're actively trying to kill the Red Sphere just because you want an enemy to fight against that badly? Are you just that bored? Go to war with each other already, or something, rather than systematically trying to harm the health of the game.
If this were just about raiding, no one would be !@#$%*ing, but we all know what this is, and that it's being sold as something different is the utter height of hypocrisy on your parts.
And before anyone asks, am I mad?
No. Im already taking advantage of an excellent recruiting opportunity for the NSO, so thanks for that.