When I started playing this game the Orcas were the 1st place MV empire. They were a strong empire with a lot of good players along with having the current 1st place MV player, Syrrus K.
It would have been easy for me to jump on the bandwagon and simply join the Orca's but I felt that it was better to join the underdog and help them earn that 1st place medal, and if I couldn't do that then I really didn't deserve the medal in the first place.
So I joined the 2nd place empire, the Diplomats, who had previously been number 1 but had been in a state of slow decline. Of course with a player like Magnumaniac, it was hard to consider the Diplomats too big of an underdog, but no single player no matter how great can do it by themselves. So I joined the Diplomats and then convinced Vulcan to come over from the Colonial Fleet who then convinced Purge to come over from the Overmind and together with folks like Mag, Ed, FC, DethAdder and many others too numerous to mention brought the Diplomats back to the number 1 spot.
But then like everything else, the Diplomats faded and died. For awhile the High Command Hegemony was the most active empire but they died as well. The Tyranny of Evil essentially arose out of the ashes of the HCH and for awhile went back and forth with Kzinti until eventually the ToE faded and died as well.
So now there's pretty much no one left but the Kzinti Empire. Don't get me wrong, the Kzinti are a strong empire with many strong players. However where's the fun in beating up on what are in effect the dead carcases of people that stopped playing the game a long time ago.
However, unlike many others, Adepta Sororitas is still here and still trying and certainly there could be no bigger underdog versus the Kzinti Empire. And so I have three characters, one of which is a former #1 that I would be willing to put into service of Adepta Sororitas.
The only condition is that you must be willing to accept help from someone that plays evil, not because of any intrinsic desire to be evil, but simply because of the scoring advantages.