So I'm done or enough for edge cases to be found. Merge requests won't work, since it actually is a brand new project. The recommendation action for a Laravel 4.2 to Laravel 5.1 upgrade was a new project and move in the needed dependencies.
I would recommend this course of action for getting my new branch to track as master here.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:TrackerNetwork/DestinyStatus.git
git checkout -b legacy
git push origin legacy
git branch -D master
git remote add peaches email@example.com:iBotPeaches/DestinyStatus.git
git fetch peaches -v
git checkout peaches/feature/laravel51
git checkout -b master
git push origin master -f
Basically what this does.
Alternatively to the above. Rename this repo to [Deprecated] in favour of a new one, which would have a clean bug tracker and the Laravel 5.1 install, in which I could push the fresh repo to.
The recap of changes
A production styled demo has been installed here - http://destiny.ibotpeaches.com/ (It is running in production so ads are shown, etc).
Tweet/gitter/hangouts me if you wanna talk live about it since its obviously a huge change.
Finished XUR/ArmsDay modules which appear under the "Events" tab if one is active.
Added WrathOfTheMachine to checklist / index page.
Rewrite to Laravel 5.1 - See #42
This has been merged into dev and pushed live.