Instinct hasn't been #1 since PC launch. It's gotten so bad that they only care about rare drop rankings which is hilarious cuz I remember them being toxic to people who weren't #1 on alliance rankings. Instinct is barely holding on to rank 3 these days. It's probably why they're lying about the discord thing so they can poach people and then dump them when they've used up all their alliance points. It's rather pathetic if you ask me. All that effort and they still can't take number one lol.
I remember Trash advertising that instinct was trying to turn over a new leaf but their leadership is still the same toxic people. I've seen them spamming people who die in UQ with symbol arts and trash talking them. I've seen their own guild leader afking in runs like the pathetic leech that he is. I'm actually surprised that alliance is still active but then again it's probably all the trash in pso2 that no one wants in their alliance